Hong Kong printer celebrates start up of Goss M-600
Paramount Printing of Hong Kong, a subsidiary of the Next Media Group, recently celebrated the start up of a new Goss M-600, 16-page web offset press, which augments production from its current fleet of commercial web and sheetfed presses.
Complementing four existing web offset presses, the four-unit M-600 press with a Goss Contiweb zero-speed splicer, Ecocool dryer and JF55 combination folder includes high-performance options aimed at maximizing quality and production efficiency. A JF55 folder with double parallel and delta fold was chosen for fast and accurate production of tabloid and smaller magazine formats, while Goss Autoplate plate enables fast, fully automated plate changing by a single Paramount operator. In addition, Goss Omnicon press controls manage all aspects of press automation, including presetting and up-to-the-minute status on the entire press line performance, from reelstand to folder. The Goss Ecocool dryer for Paramount has been equipped with an anti-sweat system and advanced water package closed loop system designed especially for climates with high humidity. This option prevents water in the air from condensing on the cold chill rolls during standby, which can affect precise temperature control and lead to potential web breaks. Paramount also chose to include the patented Goss web catcher capability to ensure that both the impact of a web break on the printing unit and the resulting press downtime are minimal.