Komori Printing Press Wins Award


The GLX40RP is a powerful platform that meets the needs of a new generation of printing. Komori America Corporation has announced that its Lithrone GX40RP, a 104.14cm (41 inch) UV-equipped dedicated double-sided offset printing press, has won a Printing United Alliance 2020 InterTech™ Technology Award.

The award honours the development of game-changing technologies judged to be truly innovative and expected to have a significant impact on graphic communications and related industries. This year is the fifth time Komori has been honoured with an InterTech™ Technology Award. Previous accolades were for the company’s proprietary H-UV Curing System, the Lithrone S40 press, the Komori Fully Automatic Plate Changing System (APC) and the Impremia IS29, a 73.66cm (29 inch) inkjet, sheetfed UV printing system.

The GLX40RP takes advantage of reverse printing technology so no flipping of the sheet is required. The 18,000 sheets-per-hour, multi-colour press delivers high-speed, one-pass two-sided printing with great stability, making it possible to run high-quality print on paper, boards and synthetic substrates ranging from 8 point to 32 point — perfect for blister cards, folding cartons, skin pack sheets, stretch pack, CD sleeves, menus and other specialty products. This press also can be configured for the commercial market with a stock thickness range of light to 20 point. The GLX40RP, along with Komori’s Connected Automation, a suite of production workflow solutions, is the winning combination for streamlined pressroom productivity for both the packaging and commercial marketplace.

‘We are honoured to once again receive a prestigious InterTech™ Technology Award from Printing United Alliance for a press that truly carries on the brilliant performance of our Lithrone G Series,’ said T. Kubotera, president of Komori America. ‘The GLX40RP has a one-of-a-kind press design that drives flexibility and sheer productivity, giving our customers a competitive edge, as well as greater profitability.’