Goss to Present ‘World First’ Press Technology Demonstrations at drupaFebruary 29, 2012
Exhibiting under the theme of “See Things Differently,” the company will demonstrate how the latest advances in automation, formats, configurations and supporting technologies can be harnessed to provide customers with the power to produce more impactful, immediate and cost-effective printed products with lower waste and less environmental impact.
Goss International President and CEO Jochen Meissner comments, “Driven by the challenges that our customers are facing, Goss has adopted a different perspective on adding value. The new products and technology applications that we are showcasing at drupa 2012 offer alternatives designed to help printers expand their opportunities. Our technologies, adapted, developed and fine-tuned to specific needs, can improve margins and provide higher value products to publishers, brand managers, readers and consumers.”
Goss International is exhibiting adjacent to its parent company, Shanghai Electric, in Hall 17 to demonstrate the broad and complementary capabilities of the two companies. The 1,820-m2 Goss booth will be organized into zones, including Commercial Offset, Newspapers and Packaging. With a focus on enhancements, service and support, a fourth Lifetime Support zone will also demonstrate the unique Goss commitment to extending the lifespan and competitiveness of existing press and finishing systems.
The Commercial Zone
• A “world first” expo appearance of a 96-page Sunday 5000 gapless blanket web press unit will be the highlight feature of the Commercial Zone. Now with multiple proven installations, the Sunday 5000 introduced the 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 will be 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 16-page M-600 printing unit on display on the Goss International booth will highlight 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.