Samhwa Printing of Seoul, South Korea has chosen to install a new 16-page Goss M-600 web press to introduce new efficiencies to its high-end print operation and to achieve the highest level of web offset print quality. Samhwa cited advanced automation and press controls as key reasons for the decision. Installation will begin in August.
Low waste levels delivered through Goss Autoplate plate changing and Omnicon press controls will give Samhwa a new competitive edge, comments Mr Son, Ran-soo, manager at Samhwa Printing. “Print quality standards continue to improve and the Korean market is now demanding the best quality with no additional cost implications. By investing in the most advanced system available we can guarantee this consistency without it requiring more time on press and more print waste. The M-600 press is the best on the market and will ensure that we can achieve highest quality with the shortest makereadies, and maintain that quality throughout the print run.”
As the world’s best-selling 16-page press, the Goss M-600 press has been incrementally enhanced and modified to ensure its continued position as the reference point for high-quality, low-waste print production. The latest generation M-600 press features enhanced Autoplate technology, optional DigiRail inking, advanced workflow, presetting and “smart” inker technology all designed to minimize makeready time and waste.
Serving a range of clients, from publishers and media companies to governmental agencies with products including top-quality consumer magazines, art catalogues, calendars and textbooks, Samhwa is skilled at selecting the right technology for purpose. Already operating five web presses and eleven sheetfed presses, its sixth web press will provide increased production capacity and cost savings, equipping Samhwa’s salesforce with the ability to sell broader services to both existing and new clients, according to Mr Son.
Founded in1954 and employing around 300 people, Samhwa Printing represents a prime example of how steady investment can continually reinvigorate a business, says Tim Mercy, vice president of commercial web sales for Goss International in Asia. “It is through its judicious selection of the right capabilities at the right time that Samhwa has been able to grow in step with the market, all the time building on its high quality reputation and maintaining the complete satisfaction of its customers. This latest investment is a game-changer for the company, providing them with a new level of control over waste and press uptime, and a real edge that will keep clients more than content well into the future.”