According tobespoke.co.uk, with intensive print testing completed throughout October at its headquarters in Durham, New Hampshire, Goss International began shipping its first Sunday Vpak packaging press on schedule to Precision Press in Minnesota this week.
The new variable-repeat web offset press system will be configured for
flexible packaging and label applications, with Sunday Vpak 500 printing units as well as Goss in-line flexo and coating units
and UV and EB curing capabilities. Goss International staged the entire press
system prior to shipment and conducted a wide range of print tests on various
“We were very impressed with what we saw in New Hampshire from both a
print quality and an operability standpoint, and we’re excited about being able
to put this unique new web offset packaging option to work for our customers by
the end of the year,” says Lee Timmerman, president of Precision Press.
Peter Walczak, director of product management for packaging presses at
Goss International says the new Sunday
Vpak presses address the growing demand for higher print quality, lower
costs, shorter runs and faster turn-around times. “With new quick-change sleeve
technology and our proven expertise in high-quality web offset production, we
are presenting the packaging and converting market with a more productive and
cost-effective alternative to sheetfed, flexo and gravure options for many
applications,” he explains.
Goss Sunday Vpak presses can be configured for a wide range of
folding carton, pre-print, flexible packaging and label applications at up to
1,500 feet (457 meters) per minute. The Sunday
Vpak 3000 model features web widths up to 75 inches (1905 mm) with a
repeat range from 27.6 to 55.1 inches (700 to 1400 mm). The Sunday Vpak 500 model is available in
web widths up to 41 inches (1051 mm) with a repeat range from 16 to 32 inches
(406 to 812 mm).