NEWSPAPER PRESSES -- Pressing Issues
While Goss Graphic Systems offers a full range of single- and double-width press systems to meet the varied needs of the global marketplace, its latest entry is the Uniliner press series, notes Gora. "The Uniliner series is a double-width press system with the flexibility of a single-width machine. It's based on our successful Universal series, but with the added benefits of a double-width design with heavy-duty frames and variable web capability," she says.
The Uniliner series is said to integrate proven press components from Goss' existing family of presses. It operates at 70,000 cph and has a compact "H style" tower design. The 50" press features a two-around design, but a 1x4 model is also available. Other features include undershoot ink fountains, shaftless drives, Goss controls, integrated web tension management system and core tension reels, and jaw folders.
According to King Press' Kaughman, the overriding production concern for any printer is minimizing downtime, "since a press can only generate income when it is producing product." The Print King IV answers that challenge by providing fast makereadies and holding tight color-to-color register, he says.
The vertical-web press is offered in one- to four-high configurations to provide quality color printing in a small footprint, the manufacturer asserts. Tower drives are available to make expansion of existing presses faster and less disruptive to production. A heatset unit arrangement is available as an option.
Other press features include running lateral and circumferential register control, optional remote-motorized register, cascade oil bath gear lubrication, motorized continuous ink feeding, drop-away ink fountains, and web break detectors. In addition, the Print King IV has staggered blanket cylinders to hold color-to-color register and narrow blanket gaps to maximize print-image length, Kaughman notes. Factory support is available online via modem.
Units Aimed at Color
Given the continuing push to add more color, Gath—of Web Press Corp.—says a key feature of the company's QuadStack and QuadraColor units is their compatibility with 223⁄4" cutoff presses from other manufacturers. "With those two units, we are capable of adding color to anybody's machines, as well as our own," he asserts.