Komori Graphic Centre general manager Neil Wrigglesworth was flown in from what Ferrostaal described as a ‘world super site’ in Japan, to address printers from both offset and web backgrounds.
He demonstrated how printers could save $395,000 over five years, with Komori’s KHS-AI system.
“We calculated that the smart sequencing of the KHS-AI can save printers around $370,000 over five years,” he said.
“When you add on the reductions in paper, power, wastage and consumables you are looking at a saving of $395,000.”
The KHS-AI system has been implemented successfully in Europe and allows for quick job changeovers and uses job data to reduce wastage.
Komori’s recently released G40 ‘green’ press was also discussed, which can be used in conjunction with the KHS-AI system and H-UV curing system for low and higher print runs.
Ferrostaal Australia chief executive Markus Haefeli told ProPrint that, by using the developments on display at the event, printers could produce “good copy after 20 sheets”.
“One of the main messages we want to get across is that the two technologies the H-UV and KHS-AI are pushing our abilities in ‘offset on demand’, which are very much targets the digital sector,” he said.
“Printers can do runs as low as 1000 or 2000, which can be taken off the press completely dry, the quality is better than digital and you avoid scuffing, flaking and chipping.”
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