Goss Booked Orders for 11 New Web Presses at drupa
The company currently operates standard four-pages-across commercial web presses. “We have a lot of confidence in Goss International as both an innovator in wide-web technology and as a partner with very solid support resources,” Guimaraes adds.
Hong Bo in China ordered a pair of Goss M-600 presses – the first Goss presses for the entrepreneurial company.
NEEF + STUMME premium printing in Germany, which currently operates four M-600 systems ordered another one. Andreas Bauer, president and managing partner cited makeready features and print quality as differentiating factors in the decision.
“The technical specifications for the leading 16-page models proved to be nearly identical, but our study confirmed that Goss Autoplate, advanced presetting and workflow features continue to give the latest M-600 model a clear edge in job-change speed and efficiency,” according to Bauer.
Packaging: where the action was
“A lot of the action and attention at this drupa was focused on packaging,” claims Meissner. “New press technology introduced by multiple suppliers indicates that requirements are changing rapidly in this sector, and high interest in our Sunday Vpak presses supports our vision of an expanded role for new web offset solutions.”
Sunday Vpak 500 and Vpak 3000 units were featured at drupa. Goss operators demonstrated fast sleeve change capabilities and other features that allow the new Goss web offset models to deliver print quality, cost, time-to-market and environmental advantages over flexo and sheetfed alternatives.
Sunday Vpak 3000 units are available in web widths of up to 1905 mm (75 inches), while Sunday Vpak 500 presses print on webs up to 1051 mm (41 inches) wide. Several film and board samples printed in the Goss International R&D lab were also presented. The first Sunday Vpak press will be installed at Precision Press in Minnesota in the fall.