With one Goss M-800 press in operation at its facility in Mexico, commercial printer Grupo Ajusco placed an order for a second one at the drupa trade show.
The four-unit M-800 system with a 4x4 32-page cylinder configuration will be installed later this year. Grupo Ajusco has invested in the press to add capacity for a wide range of high-quality heatset commercial, tabloid newspaper, retail insert and book products.
“The overall performance of our first M-800 press, and in particular the high print quality, led us to invest in the second one,” according to Sergio Torres, owner of Grupo Ajusco. The company also operates two Goss M-600 16-page web presses. Torres says having two 16-page presses and two 32-page presses with compatible web widths will provide exceptional versatility and efficiency.
Goss International will equip the new M-800 press at Grupo Ajusco with a Contiweb CS splicer, Ecocool dryer and JF70 collect folder as well as automated Goss Omnicon control technology.
The Goss M-800 press prints at up to 2,200 feet per minute (11 meters per second). The press utilizes conventional flat blankets but incorporates several high-performance features from gapless Goss Sunday presses, including inking and dampening systems, multidrive and an in-line cylinder stack. The Goss JF70 folder delivers up to 35,000 32-page signatures per hour in collect mode or up to 70,000 16-page signatures in straight production.