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Boyd Brothers expanding into web offset with new Goss press

Press release from the issuing company

September 10th, 2007 – Boyd Brothers, Inc. will add its first web press, a Goss Sunday 2000 system, in early 2008. The full-service commercial printer is constructing a new facility adjacent to its 53,000-square-foot site in Panama City, Florida to house the four-unit press as well as new prepress and finishing systems dedicated to web production.
“We don’t believe in taking half steps,” comments Jim Boyd, Jr., president. “Web offset represents a natural opportunity to better serve new and existing customers, so we are developing a specialized facility and equipping it with the most advanced and productive web press technology available.”
The new Goss Sunday 2000 system at Boyd Brothers will feature a 2x6 24-page format, closed-loop controls and a PCF-1 pinless combination folder with double-parallel and delta fold capabilities. Goss International will supply a Goss Contiweb CS splicer and an Ecocool dryer with integrated chill rolls.
Boyd calls the first web press a major step for the company. He says the reputation of Sunday technology and Goss International support weighed heavily in the investment decision. “We went with proven performance advantages and a supplier we are confident will stand behind us throughout the life of the press,” he explained.
Boyd Brothers operates six sheetfed presses, including two eight-color perfecting presses with roll-to-sheet capabilities. Jim Boyd says the company looked at web presses from several suppliers and in various configurations before selecting the Sunday 2000 system. “We didn’t see another system that could match the combination of print quality, throughput, paper savings and overall efficiency of the gapless and pinless Sunday press,” he explains. He believes the wider, 24-page format will differentiate the company from the majority of commercial web printers operating 16-page presses.
“We have maximized our potential with our sheetfed operations,” confirms Boyd. “We are looking forward to attracting new business and providing more complete services for current sheetfed customers that now take their web jobs to other printers.”
Boyd Brothers was founded in 1931 and is a third-generation family owned business. The company has more than 100 employees and provides publication and general commercial printing services for clients throughout the southeastern United States.