Komori Corporation plans to begin field-testing of its new Impremia NS40, a 40-inch sheetfed Nanographic Printing System, during the Spring of 2019. First shown at drupa 2016, the Komori Impremia NS40, a sheetfed inkjet press equipped with Landa Nanography technology, has been in development at Komori in Japan for more than two years. The NS40 is designed to combine the versatility of digital with the quality and speed of offset printing at a low cost per page, said the OEM. It has the capability to print on any off-the-shelf substrate – from coated and uncoated paper stocks to synthetic substrates and paperboard (up to 32 point) – without the need for pre-treatment or post-treatment of any type. Operating at an initial throughput of 6,500 straight sheets or 3,250 perfected sheets per hour, the NS40 will be available in multiple configurations – from a 4-7 colour straight press to an 8-colour perfector with inline coating.
Based on the progress of the development of the Impremia NS40, Komori plans to carry out the first field test of the beta press in the Japanese market in the Spring of 2019, as previously mentioned. This will be followed by similar plans to further test the NS40 in other countries as well. “Komori has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring this game-changing technology to the market, so we’re very excited that this product will soon be a reality,” said Scott Robertz, NS40 Product Manager for Komori America Corporation. General availability is planned for late December of 2019.