Komori’s Impremia IS29 Opens New Revenue Opportunities for Color Ink
Color Ink, Sussex, Wisc., has purchased a Komori Impremia IS29, a first-of-its-kind 29" inkjet, sheetfed UV printing system.
Color Ink serves a nationwide customer base of name brands in the retail, fashion, beverage and pharmaceutical industries with customized retail merchandising solutions that include structural design and packaging, trade show booths and dimensional displays. While a majority of the company’s revenue comes from in-store visual retail signage, packaging is quickly becoming a substantial contributor to Color Ink’s bottom line due to repeated requests from customers seeking highly variable small-run packaging solutions.
“As soon as we saw an opportunity to enter the packaging market, we recognized the need to increase our capacity in digital print," said Todd Meissner, president of Color Ink. "However, looking at our business holistically, we needed capabilities that offered more than traditional digital print technology offers in terms of sheet size and print quality. Komori’s IS29 was the answer. This press gives us the level of high-quality output our clients expect, while supporting a wide variety of requests for personalized short-run applications at a reasonable cost."
A major benefit the IS29 brings to package production is its ability to run six-up on a 23x29" sheet with a sheet thickness range suitable for producing labels and wraps, corrugated boxes, folding cartons, packaging prototypes and more.
“There are so many benefits inherent in the IS29 from a production standpoint—from its ability to deliver high-speed two-sided printing to the amazing assurance of color repeatability,” said Meissner. “The best part for us is that the IS29 is making it possible to win new business we couldn’t get previously because either weren’t able to handle it, or we couldn’t do it competitively. With the IS29, now we can. To sum it up, we absolutely love this press.”