Goss to Present ‘World First’ Press Technology Demonstrations at drupa

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.

• 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˝.

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