Global debut of Komori J-throne 29 at drupa 2024

Company releases more details of 29-inch sheetfed UV inkjet digital press

Komori J-throne 29 can take in maximum sheets up to size 585×750mm (23×29.5inch) and thicknesses ranging from 0.06mm – 0.6mm (0.0024inch – 0.024inch)

Komori Corporation will make a global debut of its next-generation digital press J-throne 29 at drupa 2024, to be held from May 28 – June 7 at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. The new 29-inch sheetfed UV inkjet digital press – about which Indian Printer and Publisher’s Nessan Cleary has already written in the April issue – is the latest addition to the company’s digital portfolio, which already consists of Impremia IS29s, a 29-inch sheetfed UV inkjet digital printing system and Impremia NS40, a 40-inch sheetfed nanographic printing system.

This newly engineered Komori J-throne 29 is capable of operating at a print speed of 6,000sph (sheets per hour) in single-sided printing mode, marking the fastest speed ever produced by a B2+ size inkjet press. In double-sided printing, it is capable of delivering 3,000sph using the high-precision perfecting mechanism based on Komori’s 100-year journey of expertise in offset press technology.

Komori says the J-throne 29’s imaging technology incorporates Komori’s proprietary image-forming technology. In addition, the new digital press using Komori’s newly developed UV inks with LED curing has additional printing capability on a broad range of substrates, viz. coated and uncoated papers and paperboards without pre-treating, making it an ideal digital press for commercial, packaging, and speciality printing markets. Nessan Cleary indicated in his article that the press is aimed at both commercial and packaging printing markets.

When it comes to considering some specific advanced and versatile features and capacity of Komori J-throne 29, this newly developed 29-inch sheetfed UV inkjet digital press boasts a handful of added advantages over other systems in its class. It is designed to print high-quality graphic prints in a resolution of 1,200 dpi.

Komori J-throne 29 can take in maximum sheets up to size 585×750mm (23×29.5inch) and thicknesses ranging from 0.06mm – 0.6mm (0.0024inch – 0.024inch) in single-sided mode and 0.06mm – 0.45mm (0.0024inch – 0.018inch) in double-sided mode. But only in duplex mode, it can take in sheets up to 0.45mm.

Komori says the J-throne is a timely invention to fulfill the increasing demands for ever-growing digital inkjet printing encompassing innovative print applications. Printing businesses have experienced a significant shift because of the expanding possibilities of digital printing. According to Straight Research reports, the global inkjet printing market size is estimated to reach US$192.40 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 8.40%.

“Amid this excitement around the return of drupa after an eight-year hiatus, it’s yet another equal excitement for Komori to unveil this newly developed J-throne 29 at the world’s number one trade fair for printing,” informs Jitender Rohilla, general manager, sales, Komori India. Komori’s theme at drupa 2024 will be ‘Connected Automation’, signifying the company’s expertise in offset, digital, and post-press categories and the technology to connect them all.

Nessan Cleary had written how Komori already sells a B2 digital press, the Impremia IS29s, which it developed together with Konica Minolta, and is Komori’s version of the KM-1.

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