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Stark Druck chooses gapless Goss presses

Press release from the issuing company

December 13th 2005 – One of the leading commercial web printers in Germany has ordered two double-circumference Goss Sunday presses. Stark Druck GmbH+Co KG will install the gapless 48-page Goss Sunday 4000 short-grain systems at its facility in Pforzheim beginning in June of 2006. Goss completed the sale through its agent in Germany, Heidelberg. The new systems will be the ninth and tenth web presses at Stark Druck and the first supplied by Goss or Heidelberg. “Goss put together the strongest technology solution for highly efficient high-pagination printing,” explains Tino Heer, general manager at Stark Druck. “Their integrated technology extends from the paster to the folder and incorporates workflow and auxiliaries.” The Goss Sunday 4000 presses will be equipped with Goss Autoplate automatic plate changing capability as well as Goss Automatic Transfer technology for on-the-run job changeovers without stopping the press. Goss will also supply its Goss Web Center workflow components and its own Goss Contiweb FD pasters, Goss Ecocool dryers with integrated chill rolls and Goss PFJ-3 pinless folders. “Gapless blanket technology is especially compelling to us,” Tino Heer adds. “We feel this technology is highly proven and will give us considerable print quality and paper saving advantages.” The new presses at Stark Druck will feature a 48-page short-grain configuration with a 1980 mm web width. They will be equipped with sheeters and extensive automation features, including closed loop color, register and ribbon controls. Following the installation of the first press, the second press will be installed in a duplexed configuration. “We have had a successful partnership with Stark Druck, as they are using our Contiweb splicers and dryers on presses supplied by other manufacturers,” explains Bert Schoonderbeek, vice president for Goss International. “We are pleased to extend the relationship to include these two new press systems.”