Goss International is showing a four-high tower of its new Colorliner CPS compact press at drupa, featuring the latest in automatic plate-changing technology, ergonomic benefits and high productivity for fast, efficient newspaper and semi-commercial production. The unique new double- or triple-width press platform delivers the print quality, efficiency, operability and long-term production versatility to suit a continually changing publishing landscape.
Designed from the outset for coldset, heatset or mixed production, with fast changeover between these print applications, the Colorliner CPS is a true workhorse for high-volume production. With a maximum straight running speed of 90,000 copies per hour it delivers key quality and operational benefits from its compact four-high tower configuration, employing the latest automation technology.
The Goss Colorliner CPS joins the Colorliner FPS, providing customers with two versions of compact press platform. The CPS press incorporates many of the FPS design features, but in a smaller footprint, enabling it to be installed on existing press bridge structures.
This package is fitted within a 4.5 meter frame height and benefits from a 2.7 meter first to last impression distance, minimizing fan-out and producing excellent print quality. The low height, non-splitting design maintains excellent ergonomics for operation and maintenance through a patented and unique cylinder configuration.
Shaftless drives, with one-motor per printing level, and cylinders with bearer-to-bearer design, as typically seen on commercial presses, provide proven print quality. Users can select press configurations offering double- and triple-wide output, depending on their publishing requirements.
Providing one of the most cost-effective printing systems available for a high-output press, the Colorliner CPS press benefits from a specialized air ducting arrangement that produces a natural flow of air circulation for optimum heat dissipation. This results in extremely low heat generation, removing the need for the additional cooling systems employed by other manufacturers. Substantial reductions in power and energy costs, as well as low waste between jobs and the use of proven, reliable technologies, contribute to lowering the overall cost of ownership of the press.
A host of modern features create a highly automated production environment including the Goss Autoplate fully automatic plate-changing technology and automatic blanket washing. Pioneered on the Goss ‘Sunday' press units, Autoplate enables re-plating operations to be completed within minutes for fast edition or job changes, and caters for variable page widths. Combined with the optional Goss DigiRail digital inking system, a number of additional automated features include ink and damp train wash-up, start-up and run-down sequences, automatic pre-inking and roller adjustment (optional feature).
Cut-off options range from 45cm to 60cm, and a choice of web widths up to 1,905mm (on the triple-width format) enables a variety of print formats to be produced for newspaper and semi-commercial work.
The press comes with split-arm, reel tension pasters, closed-loop in-feeds and an efficient automatic web lead system. A versatile 2:5:5 jaw folder with twin or triple formers enables products to be produced with up to 96 broadsheet pages.
To optimize the control and automation of the press, a Goss OPCS system provides fingertip control of all elements of print production, using large displays and intuitive screen dialogs and a press function keyboard. Ink presets, store and recall job adjustments, self-learning procedures, job scheduling and maintenance dialogs are all controlled from a single interface.
Theo Buchmeyer, managing director of Goss International - France, comments "The Colorliner CPS is compact but extremely powerful - a ‘pocket sized' press that packs a big punch. Its unique design provides a shorter ‘first-to-last' impression than most rivals, faster running speeds, and provides a level of automation that is hard to beat on speed of job changeovers.
"This, combined with its unique self-cooling capability make it a mighty contender for the title of heavyweight press at the drupa show. We are delighted to be showing one of the towers being built for DC Thomson in Scotland. It will provide a good visualization of how much we can pack into a very efficient design."