Goss to Present ‘World First’ Press Technology Demonstrations at drupaFebruary 29, 2012
• 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 will highlight its expanded portfolio of advanced Goss Contiweb and Vits splicers, pasters, dryers, folders, sheeters, and inline converting solutions.
The Packaging Zone
• The Sunday Vpak 3000 and Sunday Vpak 500 presses will take center stage at drupa with a “world first” showing of printing units currently running in the Goss International facility in Durham (NH), USA. Based on the groundbreaking Sunday gapless press concept, the Vpak presses make web offset an increasingly attractive alternative for folding carton, flexible packaging, pre-print and label printing. The two models feature quick-change blankets and printing cylinder sleeves, which make ‘infinitely’ variable repeat lengths easy and affordable.
The Sunday Vpak presses provide the productivity and print quality advantages of web offset, along with high-tech inking and exacting control over presetting, register, color and tension. The Sunday Vpak 3000 is available in web widths of up to 75˝ and exploits the signature print stability of the gapless Sunday technology to address the growing trend towards wider web packaging printing for greater economy and flexibility of production. The Vpak 500 model is available in web widths of up to 41˝.
The two Sunday Vpak printing units will be demonstrated in a dedicated Packaging Theater at drupa, with a full presentation covering the technology, market applications and production advantages they deliver.
The Newspaper Zone
• The Colorliner CPS (Compact Printing System) press joins the Goss FPS (Flexible Printing System) press in the Goss family of “true compact” newspaper press solutions. Derived from the latest-generation Colorliner press model, it incorporates FPS technology features modified into a more conventional “non-split” four-high tower arrangement. The Colorliner CPS press is a true workhorse for higher-volume production and product versatility, while delivering the key quality and practical benefits of low profile (4.5 m high) towers and speeds up to 90,000 copies per hour.
The new tower on display at drupa 2012 will feature ergonomic, Goss Autoplate fully automatic plate-changing technology, as installed on hundreds of Goss press units worldwide. Additional design high points, such as uniquely low heat generation within its units, offer publishers further operational advantages through reduced energy consumption and lower costs.
• drupa will mark the first global presentation of a new Goss Magnum HPS single-width, one-around high-speed press, capable of up to 70,000 copies per hour. Designed for heatset, coldset or combined production, the press offers extended capabilities for producing a mix of magazine and newspaper work with the flexibility of a single-width format and productivity levels associated with double-width production.
“We have a history of introducing groundbreaking Goss technologies at drupa and we will continue that tradition with products such as the variable-repeat Sunday Vpak presses. But beyond the introduction of specific technologies, our presence at drupa will convey our long-term perspective and our focus on actively exploring new concepts with our customers,” concludes Meissner. “Even in these highly competitive industry conditions, Goss has continued to invest in its core markets and extend the advantages of its core technologies to new applications. Printers know they are collaborating with a strong, visionary supplier who can work with them to replace outdated equipment with advanced web offset solutions that will help them see things differently.”