Komori Impremia IS29 earns PIA 2017 InterTech Technology Award

Komori Impremia IS29.
Komori Impremia IS29 Sheetfed Press.

Komori America Corporation has announced that its Impremia IS29, a 29-inch inkjet sheetfed UV printing system, has received the Printing Industries of America (PIA) 2017 InterTech Technology Award. The Impremia IS29 Press delivers on Komori’s three core competencies – product reliability, high quality and substrate freedom. This year is the fourth time Komori has been honoured with an InterTech Technology Award. Previous accolades were for its proprietary H-UV Curing System, the Komori Lithrone S40 Press, and the Komori Fully Automatic Plate Changing System (APC).

The Impremia IS29 is an inkjet printing system designed to successfully meet customer demands for complex variable print requirements where size is a factor. The system has the capability to economically produce variable short-run, high-quality colour printing not feasible on a traditional press, while making it possible to get to market quickly with reduced set-up costs and colour output “that rivals offset.” Equipped with UV technology, the IS29 can handle a 23” x 29” sheet, which is ideal for a six-up print formats. In addition, it doesn’t require pre-coated paper, and enables printing on a wide range of stocks, including ordinary offset paper. By taking advantage of its UV inkjet characteristics, the IS29 is ideal for not only commercial print applications, but also for package printing.

“We’re honoured to receive the prestigious InterTech Technology Award for this first-of-its-kind technology,” said Meishi Tsuya, President and COO of Komori America. “The Impremia IS29 is part of Komori’s line of inkjet output products, underscoring Komori’s continued commitment to offer the industry solutions that expand the potential of print, and improve margins with the ability to produce diverse print communications.”

Komcan Incorporated, headquartered in Georgetown, Ontario, is the Komori press dealer for Canada and also offers consumables, performance press audits and 24-hour parts and service.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.