Goss International sees things differently at Graph Expo 2012


Highlighting their innovative approach for commercial, newspaper and packaging printing, Goss International will recharge its drupa theme at Graph Expo 2012 (booth #845), to be held in Chicago during October 7-10. Reiterating an invitation to ‘See Things Differently’, the company 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. 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 portfolio of web offset systems and complementary technologies, the Goss 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. 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 the show, Goss Lifetime Support team will also present parts, service and enhancement programmes 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.

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