From its factory in Durham, New Hampshire, Goss International has shipped its 1,000th Sunday 3000 printing unit to Transcontinental's Xochimilco plant in Mexico City. The unit will be part of the first Sunday 3000 web press in that country.
"The Sunday press was a truly revolutionary engineering accomplishment, and it remains the most advanced high-productivity printing platform in the world," said Goss International CEO, Jochen Meissner. "This milestone is a testament to our ongoing R&D efforts and our commitment to innovations that make our customers more competitive."
The first Sunday 3000 systems were installed in 1993. Cylindrical gapless blankets, the signature feature of the presses, eliminated vibration, allowing printers to maintain higher print quality at higher speeds on wider, more productive presses.
"We are continuing to invest in our network of facilities to give our customers the most innovative printing technologies available," explains Transcontinental Mexico Group senior vice president Roberto Sierra. "We are very familiar with the quality, productivity and flexibility of Sunday presses and we look forward to bringing those advantages to our facility in Mexico." Transcontinental uses several Goss presses and print finishing systems, including six Sunday presses.
Goss will supply a Contiweb FD paster, Ecocool dryer and PFF-3 pinless former folder with the new Sunday 3000/32 system at the Transcontinental Xochimilco plant in Mexico City. With a 72-inch (1830 mm) web width, the four-unit press will print 32 magazine pages per impression.