Commercial printer Grafiche Mazzucchelli will be the world's first web company to install the new Sunday 5000 press, which comes with a 2860mm web width, when the pres sis delivered to its plant in Seriate, Italy in late 2008.
Guglielmo Fiori, owner of the Italian printing company says, "We look forward to expanding our collaborative relationship with Goss International and to pursuing this groundbreaking project that will give us a differentiating advantage in the marketplace."
Jacques Navarre, senior vice president of sales for Goss International in Europe, says gapless blanket technology is vital to achieving the 4x12 pagination format of the Sunday 5000 press. Tubular Sunday press blankets eliminate the vibrations associated with blanket gaps, providing the dynamic stability necessary for the wider cylinder configuration.
"Our original gapless and pinless Sunday presses revolutionized web printing, allowing higher quality at higher speeds on wider webs," Navarre explains. "The wider Sunday 5000 press is the latest in a long line of developments that have continuously extended the competitive advantages of this proven Sunday press platform."
Pierluigi Guerini, managing director at Grafiche Mazzucchelli. Says, "We have had excellent success with 48 and 64 page Sunday presses with pinless folders. The wider 96-page format represents the next breakthrough, combining added high-pagination productivity with short-run efficiency."
Close to 2,000 Sunday press printing units have been installed worldwide since the press was launched, by Heidelberg, in 1993.