26"/29"Offset Printing Press
LS-629(with In-line Coater)
- Automation for the World's Shortest Setup
The Lithrone S26/S29 features extensive automation
for the world's shortest makeready thanks to the
incorporation of Komori's most advanced technologies.
These range from the new Full-APC (the first fully
automatic platechanging system specifically designed
for a half-size press), that eliminates the need for a tail
bend on the plate and is capable of changing four
plates in just two minutes 30 seconds, to completely
automatic washup of the blanket and impression
cylinders and inking rollers.
Unique Komori expertise
and technologies ensure seamless interlocked operation
of these automatic systems to achieve the shortest
makeready available anywhere.
- The Ultimate Short-Run Machine
Short-run capability and quick turnaround performance
remain the persistent needs of the printing industry.
Moreover, the wider use of on-demand presses and
increased price competition have made the
requirements for sheetfed offset presses very rigorous.
In addition to exceptionally short makeready,
the Lithrone S26/S29 offers a high-speed (12,000sph)
initial printing function, a maximum printing speed of
16,000sph with ultra-stable print quality, and a highspeed
These functions work together to reduce the time
from the end of one 200-page job to the start of the
next job by 50 percent — to a mere six minutes.
This unprecedented job changeover time is a powerful
instrument for handling short-run work profitably.
In fact, the Lithrone S26/S29 has the unheard-of capacity
to finish 10 jobs of 200 pages each in just one hour. (Figures show Komori measurements under specific conditions. No warranty is implied.)
- Extending the Lithrone Tradition with Evolved Print Quality
The major advantages of the Lithrone S26/S29 include high
print quality, high reproducibility, superior inking and
distribution, and color brilliance along with high productivity.
The printing units are at the core of this quality.
They incorporate an optimized roller configuration
derived from a computer analysis to specify the ideal
model for maintaining the optimum balance of ink
and water, ensuring sufficient ink retention, and
attaining high print quality.
In addition, the Lithrone S26/S29 printing units are
equipped with the Komorimatic dampening system, which
provides a consistent supply of dampening solution directly
to the plate and also enables high-quality non-alcohol
printing with the minimum necessary amount of water.
The printing units also exhibit very high rigidity due to
micron-order machine accuracy. The essence of the
Komori pursuit of high print quality.
- Advanced Operation Console for Digital Control
Equipped with dual large-screen touch-panels, the new
operation console allows nearly all press adjustments to
be made easily by remote control.
The operation console can be configured with the
CIP4/JDF-compatible K-Station (optional) and the KHS-AI (Advanced Interface)(optional). This centralized
control offers a realtime view of press operating
conditions with external data.
The improved operating environment not only facilitates
management streamlining but also reduces the
Combining these capabilities with the optional
PDC-SII Print Density Control-Spectrophotometer and
K-ColorProfiler II enables numeric control for color
matching printed items and smooth implementation of
advanced color management, a major step toward
printing standardization. The Komori command center
ready to evolve with future digital technologies.
||Number of colors
||Max. sheet size
|Max. printing area
||2,4 - 8
||2,4 - 8
- Maximum printing speed may vary according to printing conditions.
- Performance and numbers may differ from specifications herein.
Specifications may also be modified for product improvements.