While its low height is a key feature, the world’s first single-width press with fully automated plate changing stood tall in its debut at the China Print Show last month.
One of the main attractions on the Goss booth, a four-color print module from the new Magnum Compact press received considerable attention from printers, publishers and print commentators. Goss International showcased unique automation, operability and cost advantages for newspaper, book and semi-commercial production through daily demonstrations to large crowds.
The new Goss Magnum Compact press meets today’s growing demands for shorter runs, faster changeovers, lower production costs and high print quality, according to Goss marketing director Eric Bell. Autoplate fully automatic plate changing is standard, enabling extremely fast plate changes (30 seconds) at the press of a button.
“Additional automation and ease-of-use features can bring a new level of cost competitiveness to multi-product business models and allow the press to excel at traditional offset run lengths as well as ultra-short runs,” Bell explains. “Compact four-color print modules that are just over two meters tall improve print quality and allow for installation into smaller buildings.”