US printer Impress Communications has purchased a Highcon Euclid III for its Chatsworth, California facility, the first installation of this version of the laser cutting and creasing machine in the West.
Impress Communications designs and produces a variety of materials, from high-end product brochures to complex packaging and point-of-purchase displays. The company runs three specialized Komori sheet-fed printing presses, an 8-color Lithrone S40P with double coater and Komori’s proprietary H-UV system, and a 6-color Lithrone SX29 and 4-color Lithrone S40P, both also equipped with H-UV. The Highcon Euclid III complements Komori’s advanced printing systems with its ability to remove bottlenecks in the post-press process. Additionally, it delivers increased design flexibility by offering a wide range of applications that include unique packaging constructions, intricate cutouts, etching, unique scoring capabilities and 3D modeling.
The Highcon Euclid III was sold through Komori America. It and Highcon, a global provider of digital cutting and creasing systems, entered a strategic selling agreement in late 2016, with Komori America selling and supporting the entire Highcon product line
Paul Marino, president at Impress Communications, said: ‘We are extremely excited about the Highcon’s capabilities, and even more excited for the true innovations that will be realized once our customers can bring their full creativity to bear on the near limitless possibilities.
‘Having the ability to precisely cut out intricate patterns, which would otherwise be impossible to achieve with traditional steel rule cutting dies, makes it possible for us to envision every job from a new perspective given the immense impact laser die-cutting brings to a design.’
Ron Kukla, Highcon sales director for the Americas, added: ‘The versatility of the Highcon Euclid III adds further value to innovation inherent in the Komori presses. We are confident its broad design flexibility will support Impress Communications in providing customers eye-catching products that stand out in a crowded marketplace.’
Jacki Hudmon, senior vice president of new business development at Komori America, reiterated: ‘We are looking forward to seeing the unique applications they will be able to produce when combining the advanced technology of our Komori presses with the versatility of the Highcon.’