Komori and Highcon announce strategic partnership

komorihighcon-inKomori America Corporation and Highcon, a global provider of digital cutting and creasing solutions, have entered into a strategic selling agreement. Under its terms, Komori America will sell and support the entire Highcon product line. The partnership is integral to Komori’s overall strategy to create new value and richer communications through “connected print” – the ability to effectively connect various processes to Komori’s diverse functions with the latest technologies.

Jacki Hudmon.
Jacki Hudmon.

Komori characterizes Highcon’s digital finishing solutions as the “perfect complement” to its fleet of offset presses as well as its new Impremia IS29, 29-inch inkjet, sheetfed UV printing system. In addition to removing bottlenecks in the post-press process, the Highcon solutions also deliver increased design flexibility with their ability to produce intricate cutouts, etching, unique scoring and cut-over creasing – ideal for printers who want to offer a wide range of applications, from unique packaging solutions to customization with variable-data cutting, web-to-pack and even 3D modeling. “We’re very excited about this partnership because it underscores Komori’s commitment to helping our customers develop a successful path to becoming a print media enterprise with the ability to cover both analogue and digital workflows – from print to finishing,” said Jacki Hudmon, Senior VP of New Business Development for Komori America. “It will allow our customers greater flexibility for delivering innovative applications and a faster time to market,”

Ron Kukla.
Ron Kukla.

Ron Kukla, Highcon Sales Director for the Americas added, “The partnership with Komori America Corporation will help us reach a wide range of digital and conventional customers. The recognition of our revolutionary technology by Komori, with their 100 years of focus on reliability and quality, is a powerful endorsement. We look forward to the installation of the Highcon Euclid III at the Komori demo center towards the end of the year.”

 

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.