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Aug 15, 2011 12:00 AM
Komori America Corp. has launched its latest press, the 16,500-sph Lithrone G40. It combines many of the state-of-the-art technologies from the Lithrone SX40 with the award-winning features of the Lithrone S40 to deliver a best-in-class machine that meets the demands of today’s fast-paced printing marketplace. With Komori’s revolutionary KHS-AI technology at its core, the Lithrone G40 is the backbone of Komori’s innovative “Offset-on-Demand” concept.
Lithrone G40 features include:
“We are very excited that we can now take the KHS-AI-equipped Lithrone G40 and marry it with our newly introduced H-UV system,” says Doug Schardt, product manager for Komori. “The entire system is very efficient. With KHS-AI, you can make your first pull at 20 sheets, dramatically reducing makeready waste, then print the job on the H-UV equipped Lithrone G40, and literally produce a high quality, bindery-ready job in minutes. It is the perfect storm of productivity.”
During the demonstration at Komori America’s headquarters, a 16-page signature was printed on the Lithrone G40 using H-UV, and then immediately sent to bindery for cutting, folding and stitching on a Horizon Stitchliner 5500. The Stitchliner 5500 is an innovative saddlestitching system which incorporates flat sheet collating, scoring, folding, stitching and three-knife trimming in-line. “We produced 500 completely finished 16-page, high quality brochures in just under 25 minutes,” says Schardt.