Komori America Corp. reached an agreement with INX International to become the sole United States dealer of the NW140 inkjet UV narrow web press. As a result, K-North Services, an established Komori deal, is to distribute the NW140 in Canada.
Built in collaboration between Spartanics and INX, the NW140 – with a 140-mm wide printing format – is described as a unique press based on its ability to produce UV-LED cured single-pass output up to 80 feet per minute on a range of label stocks. The press is powered by the JetINX print-head drive and ink recirculation system. The sheets are then converted by a Spartanics X140 laser die-cutting station.
“This agreement is the culmination of an extensive review of the NW140 by Komori America Corporation,” stated Angelo Possemato, National Accounts Director for INX International. “This decision is an excellent opportunity for all three companies and we believe Komori’s sales and marketing network capabilities will greatly expand the NW140’s presence in the marketplace.”
Both Komori and Spartanics are located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago and about five miles from INX International’s corporate offices in Schaumburg.
The NW140 press was designed by INX International’s division in Huntsville, Alabama. It employs 12 print heads with six ink channels, a water-cooled UV LED curing system, and an air-cooled UV LED pinning system. The LED curing lamps are used for the white layer base and varnish to hold the inkjet drops in position before a full cure is added by another LED lamp. The press supports media on 3-inch cores up to two feet in diameter and will use KomoriKare K-Supply UV ink.