At drupa 2012 Goss International will be emphasizing its industry-leading technology and visionary approach with a number of world debuts for the packaging, commercial and newspaper markets.
Exhibiting under the theme of ‘See Things Differently’, the company will demonstrate how the latest advances in automation, formats, configurations and supporting technologies can be harnessed to provide customers with the power to produce more impactful, immediate and cost-effective printed products with lower waste and less environmental impact.
Goss International president and CEO Jochen Meissner comments: “Driven by the challenges that our customers are facing, Goss has adopted a different perspective on adding value. The new products and technology applications that we are showcasing at drupa 2012 offer alternatives designed to help printers expand their opportunities. Our technologies, adapted, developed and fine-tuned to specific needs, can improve margins and provide higher value products to publishers, brand managers, readers and consumers.”
Goss International is exhibiting adjacent to its parent company, Shanghai Electric, in Hall 17 to demonstrate the broad and complementary capabilities of the two companies. The 1,820-square-meter Goss booth will be organized into zones including Commercial Offset, Newspapers, and Packaging. With a focus on enhancements, service and support, a fourth Lifetime Support zone will also demonstrate the unique Goss commitment to extending the lifespan and competitiveness of existing press and finishing systems.
The Packaging Zone
• The Sunday Vpak 3000 and Sunday Vpak 500 presses will take center stage at drupa with a ‘world first’ showing of printing units currently running in the Goss International facility in Durham (NH), USA. Based on the groundbreaking Sunday gapless press concept, the Vpak presses make web offset an increasingly attractive alternative for folding carton, flexible packaging, pre-print and label printing. The two models feature quick-change blankets and printing cylinder sleeves, which make ‘infinitely’ variable repeat lengths easy and affordable.
The Sunday Vpak presses provide the productivity and print quality advantages of web offset, along with high-tech inking and exacting control over presetting, register, color and tension. The Sunday Vpak 3000 is available in web widths of up to 1905mm (75 inches) and exploits the signature print stability of the gapless Sunday technology to address the growing trend towards wider web packaging printing for greater economy and flexibility of production. The Vpak 500 model is available in web widths of up to 1041mm (41 inches).
The two Sunday Vpak printing units will be demonstrated in a dedicated Packaging Theater at drupa, with a full presentation covering the technology, market applications and production advantages they deliver.
The Commercial Zone
• A ‘world first’ expo appearance of a 96-page Sunday 5000 gapless blanket printing unit will be the highlight feature of the commercial zone. Now with multiple proven installations, the Sunday 5000 introduced the 2,860mm (112 inch) web width to market, delivering new economies of scale to traditional web offset production models and making web offset commercially viable in the gravure sector as well. With features including full Autoplate and DigiRail digital inking, the Sunday 5000 is the most productive large format offset press ever developed. It capitalizes on its fast job changeovers, smart energy usage, and wide-web flexibility to cost-effectively deliver full tabloid and magazine down to slim-jim and digest formats.