“This is a major show that continues to provide a constructive, energetic environment for suppliers and printers to collaborate,” according to Graham Trevett, who heads up commercial and packaging press sales for Goss in North America. “PRINT gives us a forum for discussing new developments, challenges and requirements and for demonstrating what differentiates Goss as the customer-support and technology leader.”
The new Goss Magnum Compact press will be introduced to the American market at PRINT 13, with live demonstrations of its cost-effective Autoplate system. “This is the world’s first 2x1 press with Autoplate,” explains Goss vice president of newspaper sales, North America, Wesley Clements. “We have addressed the demands of our customers for an automated, cost-effective press that will support multi-product business models and ultra-short, as well as traditional, run lengths for newspaper, book and semi-commercial production.”
Goss will highlight recent and upcoming projects in the Americas at PRINT 13. These include Sunday web presses, a triple-width newspaper press at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Goss-Ferag finishing solutions and creative aftermarket projects.
Goss also continues to expand its commitment to the packaging sector and will present updates on theSunday Vpak web offset presses at PRINT 13, including the first installation in the United States. “We are very encouraged by the performance of the first Vpak press installation,” according to Trevett. “This technology is invigorating interest within the packaging sector in web offset as an alternative for shorter runs, higher quality, faster turn-around times and lower costs.”
Sunday Vpak press models for flexible packaging, label and folding carton applications feature quick-change sleeve technology and are available in narrow and wide web widths from 20.5 inches (510 mm) to 75 inches (1905 mm).
Goss Sunday press technology celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this year. Large and small printers continue to choose these gapless-blanket press models for commercial, publication, catalog and now packaging printing. Goss has also seen an increase in Sunday press installations for retail inserts, direct mail and non-stop job and edition changes with Goss Automatic Transfer (AT) technology.
Trevett says that, while competitive pressures have fundamentally changed the print industry, Goss has strengthened its focus on technology that is cost effective, easy to use, appropriate for emerging requirements and supported by world-class aftermarket services. “This approach continues to enable our customers to turn out better printed products, faster, and at a lower cost per copy,” he concludes. “We look forward to demonstrating this commitment and these capabilities at PRINT 13.”