Goss to Champion a Competitive Advantage for Offset #Ipex

“The Sunday 5000 press is not only a technological triumph in its own right,” says Jacques Navarre. “The fact that we are able to take visions developed with our customers and complete the research and development, engineering, build and installation within a two-year period bears testament to the agile business we are creating for the future. Agility is one of the foundations of our business going forward, as we integrate the expertise and activities of SEC into our worldwide network.”

Goss Folia press

The Goss Folia press is highlighted on the stand to illustrate another rapid transition from concept to reality. Launched at drupa 2008, the press has undergone continued development and considerable market evaluation. As a result, Goss International asserts a groundbreaking achievement in developing not only the fastest perfecting ‘sheetfed’ press available but also one that provides a lower carbon footprint by running at 30,000 iph without a dryer.

Leading-edge automation

Elsewhere on the stand, Goss International exhibits a range of springboard technologies designed to enable customers to rapidly improve ecological credentials, production capabilities and financial viability. These include the latest Ecochill drying technology, which improves web control and eliminates condensate.

Goss packaging solutions

Goss International will also introduce the technology with which it will offer an alternative solution to the web packaging market. The Goss Vpak press uses sleeved and gapless technology to change impression-cylinder diameter and hence repeat length. The press units have been designed to deliver the flexibility of the flexographic process with equivalent speeds and quality of gravure, creating a new opportunity for packaging printers.

Akiyama MEGA Jprint perfecting

As a wholly-owned company of Shanghai Electric Corporation, Akiyama – a leader in sheetfed perfecting – will run its MEGA Jprint press live at IPEX. The presentation will highlight new features on the press including the ability to automatically change all plates simultaneously in three minutes. The MEGA Jprint was developed to improve the productivity and flexibility of sheetfed perfecting. Its B1 cylinders have a unique ‘impression-to-impression’ configuration which means that each side of a sheet is printed by separate units, positioned one above the other, with their own plate, blanket and impression cylinders. This enables the entire sheet to be printed on both sides without the need to leave gripper margins on the tail edge of the sheet. The system also optimizes sheet handling and registration with a subsequent press speed of 15,000 iph for four-over-four jobs.

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