Goss Japan highlights reliable and progressive technology at IGAS 2007
  • New commercial web press models and sales manager for Japan introduced

September 24th, 2007 – At IGAS 2007, Tokyo (September 21 – 27), Goss Systems Japan Corporation (Goss-Japan) is showcasing the full range of Goss commercial and semi-commercial web offset technologies on booth W119 (West Hall 1).

Among the highlights on the company’s booth is the new Magnum C press designed specifically for semi-commercial applications by Shanghai Goss Graphic Systems, an affiliate of Goss-Japan. The press was based on the proven design of the Goss Magnum insert and semi-commercial press technology, but with additional features including a new inking system to maximize heatset commercial print quality.

Goss-Japan is also introducing the new 4x4 M-800 commercial web press to the Japanese market. This press utlizes design elements from existing Goss systems, including Sunday 2000 and M-1000 presses. The 32-page press prints at up to 30,000 impressions per hour in collect production and can deliver up to 70,000 16-page signatures in straight production.

According to Tim Mercy, vice president for commercial press sales in the Asia-Pacific region, this year’s IGAS theme, ‘The Future of the Print Media ¯ Reliability & Progress’, is especially pertinent to Goss press systems.

“Our strong product portfolio for commercial printers of all different sizes and aspirations is built on the principles of ‘reliability and progress’. We have the most advanced and dependable press technology and we deliver the highest level of value according to the specific requirements of each printer.”

Mercy cited the Magnum and M-800 presses as examples of continuously developing and adapting Goss technologies to meet evolving requirements. He also noted that printing industry veteran Tsutomu Utaka has joined Goss-Japan, reinforcing the company’s long-term commitment to the Japanese market.

“In the commercial printing arena, Goss M-600, M-500 and Sunday web press systems are gaining prevalence throughout Asia,” according to Mercy. “Unique Goss technologies including Automatic Transfer non-stop printing, Autoplate automatic plate loading and gapless blankets reinforce ‘progress’ through the productivity and efficiency advantages they provide in today’s competitive environment.”

Goss-Japan supplies print finishing, auxiliary equipment and consumables in Japan, and offers partnership and added value to customers through the Goss Lifetime Support aftermarket programs.

“As the foremost graphic arts trade show for the Japanese market, IGAS draws exhibitors from all over the world,” comments Mercy. “We are very proud of our heritage and experience in this region and our proven ability to bring innovation and value to Japanese printers.”

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