Goss will present unique offset opportunities at Labelexpo Americas from 9-11 September 2014 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Centre, Rosemont, Illinois.
Goss will illustrate how flexible configurations featuring Sunday Vpak press technology can deliver a compelling proposition for high-quality label and flexible packaging applications.
Peter Walczak, Goss International director of product management for packaging presses said, ‘With the rise in SKUs, print runs that are too long for digital, but too short for profitability are putting pressure on printers and converters. Our web offset solution can turn marginal short-run jobs into sustainable, profitable ones, with the advantage of plate and imaging costs that are a fraction of those associated with flexo and gravure. Web offset also ensures far greater flexibility and control, and allows converters to offer their customers later artwork deadlines.’
Other capabilities that reinforce the argument, according to Goss, include: premium print quality, greater colour control and the standardised, repeatable web offset process, as well as the ability to handle a wide variety of substrates, including films as low as nine microns, at high speeds.
The Goss commitment to the packaging and label sector was underlined earlier this year with the launch in April of its Packaging Technology Centre at the Company headquarters in Durham, NH, USA. Featuring a Sunday Vpak 500press with seven web offset units, EB and UV curing, and flexo coating, the Centre provides demonstrations, testing and educational programmes for customers and prospective customers. To date, it has been used in a variety of configurations and sequences printing substrates for in-mold and shrink labels as well as cut-and-stack labels and stand-up pouches.