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Oct 20, 2010 12:00 AM
Quad/Graphics will install two new Goss Sunday web presses with DigiRail digital inking specifically designed for the production of retail inserts. The company has also tapped Goss Intl. for enhancements for several Sunday presses and folders at facilities in the United States, including installation of Goss Zero-Slip Nip technology.
The presses will be installed in 2011. Goss will equip both 2,500-fpm (12.7 m/s) press systems with Contiweb FD pasters, Ecocool dryers, QPL automated plate changing technology and Omnicon controls.
“This investment in an advanced press platform, including gapless blanket technology and digital inking, demonstrates an ongoing commitment to providing our customers in the freestanding insert sector with the highest levels print quality, speed and efficiency,” according to Tim Sands, vice president of press operations, Quad/Graphics. “We are also taking advantage of Goss Lifetime Support enhancements to guarantee that even presses installed just a few years ago have the most up-to-date capabilities available.”
Goss enhancements ordered along with the new presses will include the Zero-Slip Nip technology for multiple existing folders at Quad/Graphics facilities. Goss International earned the PIA/GATF InterTech Award for the innovative folder development that includes proprietary microcellular nip rollers that automatically accommodate changes in paper thickness and ribbon count. Zero-Slip Nip technology eliminates the need to adjust nip roller settings, reducing job change times and waste and allowing higher productivity.
Quad/Graphics currently operates more than 40 wide-format Goss Sunday presses at web offset production facilities throughout the United States. The company has also installed more than 150 Goss Pacesetter and Universalbinder finishing systems since 1980.