Goss Provides ‘World First’ Press Technology Demonstrations
The two Sunday Vpak printing units are being demonstrated in the dedicated Packaging Theater at drupa, with a full presentation covering the technology, market applications and production advantages they deliver.
The Commercial Zone
A “world-first” expo appearance of a 96-page Sunday 5000 gapless blanket printing unit is the highlight feature of the commercial zone. Now with multiple proven installations, the Sunday 5000 introduced the 2,860 mm (112″) web width to market, delivering new economies of scale to traditional web offset production models and making web offset commercially viable in the gravure sector as well. With features including full Autoplate and DigiRail digital inking, the Sunday 5000 is the most productive large format offset press ever developed. It capitalizes on its fast job changeovers, smart energy usage, and wide-web flexibility to cost-effectively deliver full tabloid and magazine down to slim-jim and digest formats.
Blanket changes and fully automated 96-page plate changes are being demonstrated on the Sunday 5000 unit at drupa. The unit is bound for Stark Druck in Germany after the show as part of a new installation that will make the company the world’s first site to run two 96-page web offset presses.
With nearly 2,500 units installed worldwide—thanks to continuous technology updates that have maintained its position as the world’s leading16-page press—a new-generation 16pp M-600 printing unit on display on the Goss International booth highlights latest features for enhanced efficiency. This latest M-600 technology continues to keep pace in 2012 with a number of productivity-enhancing features designed to reduce waste levels to absolute minimum for frequent version changes and the shortest print runs.
Supporting Goss International’s web offset portfolio, the latest generation Goss Web Center workflow system delivers advanced features to automate processes and maximize efficiency and press utilization. Following the recent acquisition of Vits Print, Goss International is highlighting its expanded portfolio of advanced Goss Contiweb and Vits splicers, pasters, dryers, folders, sheeters, and inline converting solutions.