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Worth Higgins & Associates Hosts Open House to Launch Komori Impremia IS29

Press release from the issuing company

Over 300 Guests the First to See IS29 in a Live Production Environment 

Rolling Meadows, IL - Komori America Corporation announced today that Worth Higgins & Associates, Virginia’s largest commercial sheetfed printer, hosted an open house on September 15th at its Richmond facility to launch its newly installed Komori Impremia IS29 inkjet sheetfed UV printing system. Welcoming over 300 guests to the event, visitors enjoyed an evening of food, music and fun in addition to seeing the IS29 print live jobs. “We are very appreciative that our partner, Worth Higgins & Associates, hosted such a well-planned evening to showcase the broad capabilities of the IS29,” said Kosh Miyao, president and COO of Komori America Corporation.  

Worth Higgins & Associates is a beta site for the new press and its open house marks the first time the IS29 has been demonstrated in a live production environment in North America. “It was extremely gratifying to see the enthusiasm for the high quality print the IS29 delivers,” said Jacki Hudmon, senior vice-president of new business development at Komori America. “Even more exciting was hearing from Worth Higgins & Associates’ customers, who had already had jobs printed on the IS29, rave about the results. It validates our product development process and the demand for the unique capabilities this press delivers.”

Worth Higgins & Associates chose to be the beta site for the IS29 to expand its ability to economically produce the variable short-run high quality color printing not feasible on a traditional press. The company serves a diverse customer base that ranges from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. The IS29 allows Worth Higgins & Associates to meet the varying demands of these customers with its ability to accommodate short run applications where size is a factor, like customized posters, variable data book printing and pocket folders on heavy stock. Additionally, as an advanced digital printing system, it successfully handles other complex variable print requirements while making it possible to get to market fast with reduced set-up costs and color output that rivals offset. 

“We jumped at the chance to be the beta site for this press because we see the IS29 as the future of technology in our industry,” said Rick LaReau, CEO of Worth Higgins & Associates. “We were most excited about this open house because it allowed us to show our customers first-hand our new print capabilities as well as showcase the benefits of our partnership with Komori.  We are looking forward to where this technology can take our business and, even more so, where it can take our customers’ businesses.”


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