Milestone 2,000th Gapless Sunday Press Unit Will Go to Continental Web
WALTON, KY—June 12, 2007— A new Goss web press at Continental Web will include the 2,000th gapless Sunday press printing unit ever manufactured. Goss International will ship the milestone unit from its Dover, New Hampshire facility in December as part of a new four-unit Sunday 3000/32 press for the direct mail, catalog and publication specialist.
Continental Web has facilities in Itasca, Illinois as well as in Walton. The company operates three additional Sunday presses, six Goss M-1000 presses and several Goss finishing systems.
“We look forward to the new opportunities the wider 2x8 press format will create for our customers,” explains Bill Scarpaci, chief operating officer of the Walton facility. “Gapless blanket technology truly revolutionized web printing, and we are impressed with the steps Goss International continues to take to build on the productivity advantages of the Sunday platform.”
Goss International will supply its own Contiweb FD paster, Ecocool dryer with integrated chill rolls and PFF-3 pinless folder with the new Sunday 3000/32 press at Continental Web. The systems will also be equipped with Goss semi-automatic Quick Plate Loading technology and Goss Web Center workflow controls.
Continental Web installed a Goss Sunday 2000 press with Automatic Transfer technology and extensive in-line finishing capabilities at its Itasca facility in 2006. The company has also ordered a Goss Pacesetter 1100 saddlestitcher, its third since 2006. President and CEO Ken Field, Sr. says investing in innovations such the 2x8 press, Automatic Transfer and Pacesetter saddlestitching technologies is absolutely essential.
“We have to continuously bring more value to our customers by being able to produce a wider range of creative, high-impact products with faster turn-around times and lower costs,” he explains. “The latest Goss technology gives us unique capabilities and the highest possible levels of automation.”
Continental Web was established in 1973. The company has approximately 500 employees and specializes in direct mail, catalog and publication printing, including magazine inserts and onserts.