Worth Higgins & Associates Impremia IS29 Openhouse

Friday , September 16 ,2016

On September 16, Komori America Corporation announced that Worth Higgins & Associates, Virginia’s largest commercial sheetfed printer, hosted an event to launch the Komori Impremia IS29, sheetfed UV inkjet digital printing system. With over 300 guests in attendance, visitors were treated to an evening of food, music and fun in addition to seeing the Impremia IS29 print live jobs. “We are very appreciative that our partner Worth Higgins & Associates hosted this event to show the capabilities of the Impremia IS29,” said Koshi Miyao, President and COO of Komori America Corporation.

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Worth Higgins marks the first time that the Impremia 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 Impremia IS29 delivered,” said Jacki Hudmon, Sr. 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 Impremia IS29, rave about the results.  It validates our product development process.”

Worth Higgins & Associates chose to be the early adopter for the Impremia 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 Impremia IS29 allows Worth Higgins 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.

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“One of our favorite expressions at Worth Higgins is that we are not only good at what we do, we also celebrate others who are good at what they do. Komori is a company that continues to demonstrate this excellence to us, and we jumped at the chance to be the beta site for this exciting product,” said Rick LaReau, CEO for Worth Higgins. “We see the Impremia IS29 as the future of technology. While you are limited on size with traditional digital, you aren’t with the Impremia IS29. And there are so many other competitive advantages beyond the 29-inch sheet size. You don’t need special paper, so we can use any paper on our shelves. From a standpoint of economy, we can be more competitive in the digital market. Fewer sheets needed yields more cost-effective products that we can produce and pass this savings on to our customers.”

The Komori Impremia IS29 runs a 23×29 inch sheet, ideal for six-up print production with full variable print applications that can come right off the machine to finishing and out the door quickly. The Impremia IS29 operates in perfecting or straight mode, it does not require pre-coated paper and runs at speeds of 3,000 sheets per hour in straight mode.
“Our open house was a great event and allowed us to show our customers our new print capabilities and showcase our partnership with Komori. We are looking forward to where this technology can take our business,” said LaReau.

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About Worth Higgins & Associates
Worth Higgins & Associates is Virginia’s largest sheet-fed commercial printer. Since 1970, the company has served the printing and communication needs of businesses and organizations throughout the mid-Atlantic. Today, as an employee-owned company, Worth Higgins & Associates offers conventional, digital, wide-format, letterpress and promotional printing. The Company’s multi-channel solutions offer on-demand, web-to-print systems, custom finishing, fulfillment, warehousing, and mailing options.