Precision Press to Install Landmark Press

NORTH MANKATO, MN—Precision Press, part of Taylor Corp. and a packaging and label producer for the food, beverage and consumer markets, will be the first in the world to install the new Goss Sunday Vpak web offset printing system.

The new press will be configured for flexible packaging applications, with Sunday Vpak 500 web offset printing units, as well as a Goss in-line flexo and coating unit. The press will also be equipped for UV and EB curing. The system will go into operation at the company’s 213,000-square-foot facility in late 2012.

Print quality, quick-change sleeve technology and the prospect of lower production costs were key factors in the investment decision, along with Goss support resources in the United States, according to Lee Timmerman, president of Precision Press. Timmerman said the Sunday Vpak 500 press will accommodate a wide variety of film substrates, product formats and high-quality lithographic requirements, supplementing the company’s extensive web offset capabilities.

“We have made a deliberate decision to do something different,” he said. “There is a lot of untapped potential for web offset in the packaging arena, and we’re excited about the new print quality, productivity and efficiency benefits the Goss press technology will bring to our customers.”

Sunday Vpak 500 presses print at up to 1,200 fpm. Goss will equip the system at Precision Press with a closed-loop color, registration and inspection system.

The Sunday Vpak 500 and Sunday Vpak 3000 press models for folding carton, flexible packaging, pre-print and label applications are available in web widths of up to 75˝.

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