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drupa: Goss Preview

March 06, 2012
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Goss International made announcements to what it will be demonstrating at drupa this May. In light of its June, 2010 purchase by Shanghai Electric, Goss will be exhibiting adjacent to its parent company in Hall 17.

The company will have its first public showing of its Sunday 5000 press, a showing of Asia-orientated Magnum HPS platform, its ColorLiner CPS compact tower press, its latest iteration of its popular M-600 press and its Vpak packaging presses.

"Driven by the challenges that our customers are facing, Goss has adopted a different perspective on adding value. The new products and technology applications that we are showcasing at drupa 2012 offer alternatives designed to help printers expand their opportunities." said Goss International President and CEO Jochen Meissner.

With four machines sold in 2011, the Sunday 5000 will show off its fully automated 96-page plate change capability and DigiRail digital inking. The press unit shown is destined for Stark Druck in Germany, the world's first company to run two 96-page web offset presses.

Also in the commercial zone, Goss will show the latest improvements to its M-600 press, which has 2,500 units sold since its introduction in 1992. While 16-page presses has fallen somewhat out of favor, it still accounts for 35 percent of the market, according to Goss.

Goss will make the world first presentation of the Goss Magnum HPS single-width, one-around high speed press, capable of up to 70,000 copies per hour. It is designed for heatset, coldset, or combined production, capable of producing a mix of magazine and newspaper work.

The Sunday Vpak 500 and 3000 will anchor the company's packaging area. The Vpak 3000 is available in web widths of up to 75 inches while the Vpak 500 is available in web widths of up to 41-inches. Both produce folding carton, flexible packaging, pre-print and labels and both employ quick-change blankets and printing cylinder sleeves, providing it with variable repeat lengths. The company claims Vpak offers 50 to 200 percent higher productivity over sheetfed offset, with savings also in substrate and an increased number of inline finishing options.

Finally, the Colorliner CPS slots into the semi-commercial production role, with production speeds at 4x2 to 6x2 production at up to 90,000 cph. It has many features of Goss' FPS platform, but at a smaller footprint.

Goss' booth in Hall 17 will span 1,820 square metres and operate under the theme of "See Things Differently."

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