Komori is planning to start field testing its Impremia NS40 nanographic press in Japan in Spring 2019, having previously shown this press at Drupa 2016.
Komori supplies the chassis that Landa uses for its nanographic presses, and in turn Komori licenses the core nanographic printing system from Landa to create its own nanographic presses. The nanographic process uses inkjet to jet water-based inks to a heated belt, where the water is evaporated, before the remaining ink is applied to the substrate.
The Impremia NS40 is a 40ins B1 press that takes sheets up to 750 x 1050 mm. It can print up to 6,500 sph. Currently it prints in CMYK though Komori has said that it plans to offer Orange, Green and Blue options in the future, as well as inline coating. It’s maximum resolution is 1200 x 1200 dpi. Komori has spent the last two years developing this press itself, including its own unique control technologies.
Komori has said that this will be followed by further field tests in other countries, with the press expected to be commercially available in from the end of 2019.
Meanwhile, Landa started its beta testing last summer, installing an S10 carton press at Graphica Bezalel in Israel.