Grafiche Mazzucchelli in Italy to Install First Goss Sunday 5000 96-page Web Press
SERIATE, ITALY—October 17, 2007—Extending its gapless blanket Sunday press platform, Goss International will develop the world’s first 96-page web offset press. Commercial printer Grafiche Mazzucchelli will install the new Sunday 5000 press with a 2860-millimeter (112-inch) web width in late 2008.
“We look forward to expanding our collaborative relationship with Goss International and to pursuing this groundbreaking project that will give us a differentiating advantage in the marketplace,” according to Guglielmo Fiori, owner of the Italian printing company.
The Sunday 5000 press agreement with Grafiche Mazzucchelli was completed with assistance from Macchingraf, the agent for Goss commercial presses in Italy.
“We have had excellent success with 48- and 64-page Sunday presses with pinless folders,” explains Pierluigi Guerini, managing director at Grafiche Mazzucchelli. “The wider 96-page format represents the next breakthrough, combining added high-pagination productivity with short-run efficiency.”
Jacques Navarre, senior vice president of sales for Goss International in Europe, says gapless blanket technology is vital to achieving the 4x12 pagination format of the Sunday 5000 press. Tubular Sunday press blankets eliminate the vibrations associated with blanket gaps, providing the dynamic stability necessary for the wider cylinder configuration.
“Our original gapless and pinless Sunday presses revolutionized web printing, allowing higher quality at higher speeds on wider webs,” Navarre explains. “The wider Sunday 5000 press is the latest in a long line of developments that have continuously extended the competitive advantages of this proven Sunday press platform.”
Navarre notes that close to 2,000 Sunday press printing units have been installed worldwide since 1993.
Goss International will supply a Goss Contiweb FD paster and Ecocool dryer with integrated chill rolls with the four-unit Sunday 5000 press at Grafiche Mazzucchelli.
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