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Hawaii Hochi Purchases JETLEADER 1500

Press release from the issuing company

Hawaii Hochi, Ltd., a Japanese newspaper publisher located in Honolulu Hawaii has signed a contract for a JETLEADER 1500 to supplement their current printing operations. Hawaii Hochi, Ltd., a subsidiary of one of Japan’s larger newspapers, Shizuoka Shimbun, prints Hawaii’s only Japanese language newspaper. In addition to their newspaper they print a variety of other commercial products. General JETLEADER 1500 specifications include: 

4/4 Process Color Printing Units

  • Print Head: Piezo Electric Drop On Demand
  • Max. Printing Speed: 492 f/min (150 m/min)
  • Max. Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi

Variable Cutoff Folder:

Chopper units for Broadsheet products


TKS workflow system

JETLEADER 1500 startup will be December of this year.

“We have been watching the development and implementation of this fascinating technology for the last few years. Not only will this facilitate our current product portfolio in Honolulu, but allow us to bring in new business, including newspaper titles from the USA mainland.” According to Mr. Keiichi Tagata, President of Hawaii Hochi, Ltd.

Mr. Nobuyuki Nakajima President & CEO of TKS (USA) said “we are excited to be expanding our JETLEADER install base and add a new printing company to our TKS family. The JETLEADER 1500 has proven itself as the industry leader and future choice for printing companies. This will be our second JETLEADER 1500 order this month, which brings our North American install base to a total of 3. The more you look at what ink jet printing can accomplish and the flexibility it has, it makes a lot of sense, especially compared to offset solutions.” 


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