At Graph Expo 2012 in Chicago, October 7-10, Goss International will recharge its drupa theme in highlighting its innovative approach for commercial, newspaper and packaging printing. Reiterating an invitation to ‘See Things Differently', Goss will emphasize how this corporate philosophy provides new solutions for greater productivity and opportunity across all three print sectors.
Endorsing the company's technology and support resources, North American printers have given Goss International a 100-percent market position for new commercial web presses in the region over the two years since Graph Expo 2010.
"This testifies to our ability to innovate and support the right products for commercial demands in this market, and we feel proud to be presenting new solutions once again in Chicago," comments Graham Trevett, vice president of sales for Goss International. "Large and small printers in North America have responded to the ongoing commitment of Goss to the web offset industry and opted for Goss across a growing array of specialized applications. These include anything from hybrid configurations utilizing digital heads for direct mail production, to flexible packaging printing, as well as more conventional commercial and publication printing. Whether for replacing older, less efficient technology or entering entirely new markets, Goss web solutions have fit the bill."
Recent Goss commercial web success in the Americas has included installations of gapless technology Sunday presses as well as Goss M-600 and M-500 presses, all incorporating latest features aimed at facilitating short runs and low waste. Among these, are the first Sunday presses with DigiRail digital inking as well as the wider Sunday 3000 press (up to 75 inches).
Reflecting the wide Goss portfolio of web offset systems and complementary technologies, the Goss International booth at Graph Expo will also present unique options for newspaper and packaging printing, print finishing and aftermarket support. In addition, the exhibit will reflect the expanded range of Ferag, Akiyama, Purlux, Yawa products and various converting equipment from Shanghai Electric companies.
Since a world-first technology reveal, with live cylinder change demonstrations at drupa 2012 in May, Goss Sunday Vpak presses have increased the focus on web offset as an attractive alternative to flexo, gravure and sheetfed offset for many packaging applications.
Based on the groundbreaking Sunday gapless press concept, Goss Sunday Vpak presses feature quick-change blankets and printing cylinder sleeves that make ‘infinitely' variable repeat lengths easy and affordable.
Sunday Vpak 3000 and Sunday Vpak 500 presses are available in web widths of up to 75 inches (1905mm) and 41 inches (1041mm), respectively. The first Vpak 500 press system will be installed in the United States later this year.
Recent North American orders for Goss finishing systems, including Magnapak and Pacesetter lines, underline that big leaps in productivity and efficiency are possible with new technology. Equipped for address-specific selective inserting and inkjet personalization, the latest installations have been driven by business opportunities available through improving net productivity, efficiency and targeting of copies.
At Graph Expo 2012, the Goss Lifetime Support team will also present parts, service and enhancement programs designed to extend the competitive lifespan of press and finishing systems. Projects such as a unique newspaper press reconfiguration at Newsday in New York, a major multi-press controls upgrade at Star Malaysia and creative commercial web enhancements across the Americas, will be highlighted to illustrate fast-ROI opportunities available and the advantages of choosing a supplier with substantial resources, expertise and project management capabilities.
According to Trevett, Graph Expo is unparalleled in North America in providing a platform where all constituents of the Goss business are represented, for the benefit of customers. "At Graph Expo we have specialists from every function of the business in attendance, so it presents a valuable opportunity to discuss with customers every aspect of their production. It is a genuinely unique occasion for collaborating, discussing challenges and seeing things differently. We look forward to meeting with existing and potential customers from all keys areas of activity at our booth #845."