September 14, 2015
Komori Corporation and SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd. announce that Komori America Corporation and SCREEN GP Americas, LLC, a division of SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions (SCREEN GP) group, have entered into a strategic selling agreement that effectively joins the two companies’ sales organizations.
Komori America will be the sole distributor in the United States of SCREEN GP’s new Truepress Jet520HD, a state-of-the-art continuous, high-speed, high-definition inkjet press powered by the Equios Digital Front Workflow solution. SCREEN GP Americas brings its extensive knowledge and expertise in the inkjet marketplace to the partnership with Komori America.
Eiji Kajita, Director and Operating Officer of Komori Corporation says, “This is a great opportunity for both Komori and SCREEN GP. By joining our US sales teams we will have double the workforce to take both Komori’s offset and SCREEN GP’s digital products to the marketplace. But more importantly, we know our customers will benefit from the combined expertise of our two teams.”
Katsuhiko Aoki, President of SCREEN GP says, “We have a longstanding relationship with Komori and it just makes good business sense to take the strength of our two product lines and the technical expertise of our sales teams to join together to grow our market share. We are looking forward to the future and we are confident commercial printers will see real value in working with one organization that is focused on their success regardless of the technology platform.”
The Truepress Jet520HD enables superior quality that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of inkjet printing, opening additional markets and applications to on-demand printing at speeds and economies unmatched in cut sheet digital and, for many run lengths, rivaling that of offset. Building on SCREEN GP’s 10 years of experience in the continuous high-speed inkjet market, the Truepress Jet520HD brings together leading technologies in paper transport, drying techniques, print heads and wide-gamut inks. Support for a wide range of stocks, from 18-pound paper to 9-point stock, gives printers the ability to address customer’s varied needs.
Kajita and Aoki agree that by combining the two experienced US sales teams of Komori America and SCREEN GP Americas, they will not only help printers achieve their business goals, but grow market share for the two organizations through increased digital and offset press sales. “We believe this is a win-win for our organizations and our customers.”
A traditional offset printer with a primary focus on folding cartons, Pacer Print and Packaging of Chatsworth, California, shifted 80 percent of its label business in-house with the new inkjet press.
FastCap, LLC, a lean manufacturer of unique household products located in Ferndale, Washington, installed the press in June 2020 and has since increased its productivity by 500 percent.