Konica Minolta and Komori Debut World's First 23"x29" Digital Inkjet Press at PRINT 13

Konica Minolta and Komori Debut World's First 23"x29" Digital Inkjet Press at 
PRINT 13 
Combining Konica Minolta's UV Inkjet Technology With Komori's
Precision Manufacturing Technology 
RAMSEY, NJ  -- (Marketwired) -- 09/04/13 --   PRINT 13, September
8-12, McCormick Place South, Konica Minolta Booth #518 -- Konica
Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) and Komori
Corporation, Inc. (Komori) today announce the KM-1/IS29 Inkjet Press
will be showcased as a technology preview at Konica Minolta Booth
#518 during PRINT 13 from September 8-12 at McCormick Place South in
Chicago. Co-developed by both industry leaders, the KM-1/IS29
combines Konica Minolta's superior UV inkjet technology with Komori's
expertise in precision manufacturing to provide high-speed output,
superior color quality, and reliable digital throughput. 
The KM-1/IS29 is a digital, UV color inkjet press that processes
cut-sheet pages up to 29" size. Fast outputs of 3,300 sheets per hour
simplex, and 1,650 sheets per hour duplex, make the KM-1/IS29 ideal
for fast-paced commercial printing environments where larger size
cut-sheet pages are necessary and quality is important. The larger
sheet size improves throughput and efficiency. The maximum page size
of 23"x29" enables six-up letter page layouts, a wide variety of gang
runs and easy integration with existing production workflows, making
it the ideal solution for short run, variable data (VDP) and fast
turnaround jobs. 
Imaging on the KM-1/IS29 is supported with "inkjet head," "ink," and
"process" technologies owned by Konica Minolta, a leading company in
inkjet head and digital printing, including color management with
toner-based printers. The latest inkjet head technology enables
superior image quality at 1200x1200 dpi, and the newly developed
exclusive UV ink allows printing on coated or non-coated paper
including standard offset paper without any pre-coating. In addition,
Konica Minolta's tried and tested process technology provides high
quality, stable printing.  
To support this new digital offering, Komori designed a new sheet
transport system, a new cylinder configuration as well as a new sheet
reversal mechanism to enable high speed two-sided printing. The
KM-1/IS29 can instantly switch from single to double sided printing
with no operator intervention.  
"As the first of its kind in the marketplace, the KM-1/IS29 is
ground-breaking technology for production print environments," says
Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business
Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Customers can count on Konica Minolta for
industry-leading solutions that deliver superior performance and
efficiency." 
"We are very excited to introduce the KM-1/IS29 to the US market at
Print 2013," says Kosh Miyao, president and chief operating officer,
Komori America Corporation. "The machine is truly a fusion of offset
and digital technology that will be a game-changer in the printing
marketplace."  
Commercial availability is targeted to begin at the end of 2014.
Starting country/region will be determined at a later date.  
About Konica Minolta 
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in
advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The
company focuses on complete business solutions including production
print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs),
managed print services, vertical application solutions and related
services and supplies. Konica Minolta has been recognized as a
leading supplier by the Allegra Network, International Center for
Entrepreneurial Development (ICED), The UPS Store, Inc., and National
Association of Quick Printers (NAQP). Konica Minolta's innovative
bizhub PRESS C8000 is the first digital press to receive the G7
Digital Press Certification from IDEAlliance® and the company
currently has the most G7 Certified experts in the industry. For more
information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow
Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. 
About Komori America Corporation  
Tokyo-based Komori Corporation, a premier manufacturer of printing
solutions, provides excellent technology especially suited for
today's highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering a high
level in print quality coupled with impressively fast make-ready and
open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve the
higher productivity and efficiency levels essential for increased
margins and business growth. Komori America Corporation headquarters
are in Rolling Meadows, IL with sales and service organizations
throughout North America.  
Contacts: 
Naeran Rubio 
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. 
201-934-4759 
nrubio@kmbs.konicaminolta.us 
Susan Baines 
Komori America Corporation 
847-545-4063 
sbaines@komori.us 
Konica Minolta bizhub® and bizhub PRESS® registered trademarks of
Konica Minolta, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document
are the property of their respective owners. 
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Contacts: 
Naeran Rubio
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
201-934-4759
nrubio@kmbs.konicaminolta.us 
Susan Baines
Komori America Corporation
847-545-4063
sbaines@komori.us
 
 
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