Goss International will emphasise the unique capabilities of its newspaper printing solutions at World Publishing Expo 2014 (13-15 October, Amsterdam) with particular focus on the newest addition to its single-width press range: the Goss Magnum Compact press.
Through a unique level of automation for its class, the press is introducing new opportunities to the most active world markets.
Eric Bell, director of marketing services for Goss International commented, ‘Goss has long maintained leadership of the single-width market, which has given us a solid footing in the most vibrant newspaper printing arenas today. Today’s growth areas are dominated by smaller printers and publishers who are adept at seizing opportunities to expand their portfolio. Goss recognised the potential for these customers of establishing a new minimum for press downtime and makeready waste. Our response has been to extend many of the efficiency and print quality features of its higher-end presses to provide unprecedented press utilisation for smaller printers.’
The Goss Magnum Compact press is the world’s first and only 2×1 web offset press with automatic plate changing, delivering the ability to change the plates in less than one minute and to complete a full job changeover in less than five minutes. With fast make readies, simplified operation and run-length flexibility, it supports multi-product business models, from traditional production volumes to ultra-short run lengths as low as 500 copies.
‘Goss International is sharply focused on the new landscape of today’s newspaper publishing environment. We’re continually re-evaluating our product offerings to ensure we have a portfolio relevant to that vision,’ explained Bell. ‘The Goss Magnum Compact innovation is a prime example where we have succeeded in engineering truly competitive advantages for a market poised to challenge digital’s claims on print.’
In addition to the latest innovations, the stand at WPE will underline projects across Asia and Africa that continue to confirm standard Goss Community and Magnum presses as the models of choice for performance and value in traditional single-width applications. Updates will also be available on the latest double-width and triple-width projects, including America’s first 6×2 Uniliner press now live at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Lifetime Support services underpin Goss’ web offset solutions for newspaper production. Team members will be available to offer advice throughout the show on servicing, enhancements and upgrades designed to keep presses running more efficiently.