Dartmouth Printing Invests in Two-web Sunday 2000 PressOctober 6, 2010
The performance of an existing Sunday 2000 system at Dartmouth Printing—including automation, makeready efficiency, low waste and gapless-blanket print quality—was a key factor in selecting the Goss press, according to Jack Elliott, vice president of operations.
“We are replacing older capacity with another advanced Sunday press ideally suited for our specialized, makeready intensive environment,” Elliott explains. “We know first hand that this platform allows us to provide significant cost, quality and versatility advantages for our customers.”
The new nine-unit, two-web Sunday 2000 web offset press will allow Dartmouth operators to produce a wide variety of signatures with up to 32 pages. The system will be equipped with Goss Contiweb splicers, Ecocool dryers, QPL automated plate loading technology and a PCF-1 pinless folder. Goss Omnicon controls will integrate closed-loop systems as well as advanced presetting, reporting, job storage and remote diagnostics.
Dartmouth Printing routinely produces journals, magazines, and catalogs in run lengths up to 100,000 copies. “With a workflow built around the automation of the Sunday press technology, we complete job changes in well under 15 minutes with very low waste,” according to Elliott. “That is a differentiating advantage for us and for the publishers we serve.”
About Dartmouth Printing:
Dartmouth Printing has operated in New Hampshire since 1793. The company is one of six printing and publishing services companies within The Sheridan Group, which is headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD. www.sheridan.com.
Source: Company press release.