Colonial Press Swings Deal to Install Goss Sunday
CHICAGO—At GRAPH EXPO 14, Miami-based Colonial Press International sealed the deal for a new 2x8 Goss Sunday 3000 press that will triple its existing press output and boost competitive capacity across a broader range of products.
The 75" 2x8 format of the new four-unit Sunday 3000 press is unique in the market and was the key feature behind Colonial’s decision. Twice as wide as any of the company’s existing presses, the press has a cutoff of 22.25" and will be installed with both a pinless PFF3.2 folder and a JF80G jaw folder. This will enable Colonial to produce standard 8.5x11", as well as double-parallel and tabloid products. The speed, format and configuration of the new Sunday 3000 press means that it will triple Colonial’s existing press capacity and allow the company to offer customers new production efficiencies, in terms of cycle times and print turnaround.
According to Jorge Gomez, CEO of Colonial Press, the decision to buy the new press is part of the company’s core strategy to continually improve product cycle times and deliver greater flexibility.
“We work predominantly for large corporations that have to coordinate diverse print requirements across many territories, so anything we can do to give them more time and greater flexibility provides us with a competitive advantage,” explained Gomez. “This new press will not only give us three times more print output but, due to the format flexibility of the configuration, it will extend that advantage across a broader range of the products we produce for them.”