Goss International will highlight the advantages of its technology for commercial, packaging and newspaper applications as well as showcase its full range of products and support services at Graph Expo 2012 in Chicago, from 7-10 October.  Reiterating an invitation to ‘See Things Differently’, Goss will emphasise how this corporate philosophy provides new solutions for greater productivity and opportunity across all three print sectors.
Endorsing the company’s technology and support resources, North American printers have given Goss International a 100-percent market position for new commercial web presses in the region over the two years since Graph Expo 2010.
This testifies to our ability to innovate and support the right products for commercial demands in this market, and we feel proud to be presenting new solutions once again in Chicago, said Graham Trevett, vice president of sales for Goss International. Large and small printers in North America have responded to the ongoing commitment of Goss to the web offset industry and opted for Goss across a growing array of specialised applications. These include anything from hybrid configurations utilising digital heads for direct mail production, to flexible packaging printing, as well as more conventional commercial and publication printing. Whether replacing older, less efficient technology or entering entirely new markets, Goss web solutions have fit the bill.
Reflecting the wide Goss portfolio of web offset systems and complementary technologies, the Goss International booth at Graph Expo will also present unique options for newspaper and packaging printing, print finishing and aftermarket support. In addition, the exhibit will reflect the expanded range of Ferag, Akiyama, Purlux, Yawa products and various converting equipment from Shanghai Electric companies.
Since a world-first technology reveal, with live cylinder change demonstrations at drupa 2012 in May, Goss Sunday Vpak presses have increased the focus on web offset as an attractive alternative to flexo, gravure and sheetfed offset for many packaging applications.
Based on the groundbreaking Sunday gapless press concept, Goss Sunday Vpak presses feature quick-change blankets and printing cylinder sleeves that make ‘infinitely’ variable repeat lengths easy and affordable.
Sunday Vpak 3000 and Sunday Vpak 500 presses are available in web widths of up to 75 inches (1905mm) and 41 inches (1041mm), respectively. The first Vpak 500 press system will be installed in the United States later this year.
At Graph Expo 2012, the Goss Lifetime Support team will also present parts, service and enhancement programs designed to extend the competitive lifespan of press and finishing systems. Projects such as a unique newspaper press reconfiguration at Newsday in New York, a major multi-press controls upgrade at Star Malaysia and creative commercial web enhancements across the Americas, will be highlighted to illustrate fast-ROI opportunities available and the advantages of choosing a supplier with substantial resources, expertise and project management capabilities.