(September 28, 2007 Rolling Meadows, IL) -- Komori America announced sales in excess of $60 million at the recently completed Graph Expo 07 held in Chicago September 9-12, 2007. "We were quite pleased with the results," said Stephan Carter, President and COO of Komori America. "Our new LSX29 generated much interest and drew large crowds throughout the exhibition."
Komori ran 90 minute demonstrations on the LSX29 each day of Graph Expo, highlighting the efficiency and fast job cycle of the newest press in the Komori LS product line. "Not many manufacturers would run a press for such an extended period in a tradeshow environment," says Jacki Hudmon, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales Administration for Komori America. "It really impressed attendees at how quickly we could change over jobs. Plus, it pushed our demonstrators to beat their record each day. By the last day of the show we had completed 21 jobs in 90 minutes. It really wowed everyone."
Komori also featured their "green team" on their Spica 429P convertible perfector press, running the Fujifilm Brillia processless plates; Toyo HyPlus 100 eco-friendly inks and Sappi's new Lustro Environmental Offset (LOE) 30% PCW papers. "It was our way to demonstrate that Komori is taking a leadership position in promoting environmental initiatives in the printing industry," said Hudmon. "Becoming environmentally responsible is becoming an increasingly more important issue for printers and print buyers, and Komori presses are designed with a host of features to reduce the environmental footprint of the press while maintaining high print quality."
"We took orders for products across our entire product line from System 38S web presses through our entry level Spica 429P. It proves that commercial printers are still seeking technology that improves efficiency and productivity," said Carter. "Our success at Graph Expo positions us for an outstanding year."
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