Komori shares customer successes as a gold sponsor

Komori shares customer successes as a gold sponsor

Komori America is the Gold Sponsor of the Inkjet Summit 2018, which will be held from 9-11 April at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The Inkjet Summit is an invitation-only event designed for senior managers and business executives who want to understand how current and future inkjet production printing technology, software and solutions will impact their business and investment decisions.

Komori will be part of the Case Study Presentation sessions at the Summit where solution providers and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome and the future of inkjet. Joining Jacki Hudmon, Komori’s senior vice president of marketing and new business development, to share their stories of success with Komori’s Impremia IS29, will be Rick LaReau, chairman and chief executive officer of Worth Higgins & Associates, Virginia’s largest commercial printer, and Chris Feryn, president at Premier Press, a woman-owned creative production company serving the Pacific Northwest.

Both companies have installed Komori’s Impremia IS29, a first-of-its-kind 23 x 29-inch UV inkjet sheetfed printing system, for its unique ability to fill the gap between mainstream offset and digital by offering high quality, variable data printing with greater substrate options. LaReau and Feryn will share with attendees the different ways the IS29 is making it possible for their companies to produce unique premium marketing materials with the flexibility of short-run, targeted marketing. 

Komori will also be presenting its complete Inkjet line-up from the B2 UV IS29 to the continuous feed Truepress Jet520 HD and the soon-to-be-released B1 Nanographic Sheetfed Press—the NS40. All three products meet the core tenets of Komori’s brand, as well as the demands of the marketplace: quality, reliability and freedom of substrate. 

Additionally, Premier Press’ Feryn will be a panelist in the ‘General Session: The Business Justification Process to Acquire Inkjet’, which will be held on 11 April. Feryn will discuss the reasons Premier Press, an early adopter of digital printing technologies, chose to acquire a Komori Impremia IS29 to increase its business capabilities.  

For more information on the Inkjet Summit, visit http://www.ijsummit.com.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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