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Goss Sells 11 Webs at drupa

May 29, 2012  By

Describing its drupa results as a reflection of a leadership position in the sector, Goss International signed 11 orders for new web offset presses during the recent two-week German tradeshow.

“We accomplished what we set out to do at drupa, which was to introduce our customers to innovative ideas for commercial print, packaging and newspaper production and to demonstrate that we are the strong technology and market leader,” said Goss International President and CEO Jochen Meissner. “Of course, the proof of this success is in actual new projects. The contracts finalized at the show, the acceleration of projects in the pipeline, and initial discussions about new projects, particularly in packaging, were encouraging endorsements of our technology and our global team.”

The 11 web-offset orders received by Goss came from printers in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East; and ranged from wide-web Sunday presses to single-width newspaper presses.  This included companies like Posigraf, one of the largest printers in Latin America, which invested in a Goss Sunday 3000.


“Stepping up to the wide, 2×8 format will give us far greater productivity and efficiency and it will expand the format and pagination options we can offer to our customers,” said Giem Guimaraes, owner of Posigraf, which currently operates standard four-pages-across commercial web presses.

Goss also noted the acquisition of a pair of M-600 presses by Hong Bo – the first Goss presses for the Chinese company. NEEF + STUMME of Germany, which currently operates four M-600 systems, also ordered another M-600 press.

Just two days after drupa ended, Goss also announced it is nearing the completion of a multiple-press reconfiguration project with Newsday Inc., to improve the publisher’s print quality while doubling colour capacity and press speeds. Work began on site in Melville in January 2012.

The enhanced press systems will go into production beginning in June at Newsday’s facility in Melville, New York. Goss will combine components from existing Goss Metro presses at the site to create three enhanced press systems with the capacity to print 96 tabloid pages, including 64 full-colour pages, at up to 60,000 impressions per hour.

The project includes the relocation of units and folders, modification of drive-lines, repositioning of motors, and installation of customized stacking frames and associated platforms. Goss will also add motorized registration capabilities to the presses and convert the web width of one press to 48 inches.

Newsday operates multiple press lines to print its flagship Newsday daily newspaper, which reaches nearly 1.4 million readers weekly on Long Island and in New York City, as well as other products.


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