Goss and Presstek to collaborate

Launches its Embedded Color Bar Control at drupa

Goss’ new Embedded Color Bar Control technology shown at drupa 2016. Photo IPP

Goss International confirmed its latest collaboration with Presstek LLC in drupa 2016. The companies are teaming up to deliver a powerful combination of Computer-to-Plate (CtP) imaging systems, eco-friendly plates, presses, service and support, specifically targeted for the commercial and newspaper printing markets. 

This latest partnership is yet another demonstration that, under new ownership, Goss is undergoing a major transformation to become even more customer-focussed as well as a financially strong company, committed to long-term partnerships.

“The industry is changing and innovative thinking is needed from both customers and suppliers,” explained Mohit Uberoi, CEO, Goss. “To meet the evolving needs of our customers and remain at the forefront of this industry, we need to think outside of the traditional box and ensure our product portfolio and service offering continues to provide dynamic, pioneering solutions. However, we’re not looking to reinvent the wheel. We want to utilize the strengths and expertise of those companies and we can see a partnership approach would be mutually beneficial, and most importantly, provide our customers with the best solution. This strategy has driven our longstanding collaboration with Contiweb and its partner companies, that together provide market-leading auxiliary systems, as well as the recent agreements between DG press ServiceS, Dovak Industrial Services and now, Presstek.”

Embedded Color Bar Control 

Goss announced the launch of its game-changing Embedded Color Bar Control technology at drupa 2016. Another industry first from Goss, this new innovation enables packaging converters to embed the color bar, used for controlling color, registration and ink on the printed substrate, into the image on a label or packaging design. 

“Traditionally, color bars require a clear space on the substrate,” explained Peter Walczak, director product management, Goss. “This clear section then either requires an additional step in the production process to remove it or it is left on the finished product and can impact the design. This has been a barrier to many converters who would otherwise choose web offset due to all the quality and productivity benefits it offers. However, with our new Embedded Color Bar Control, this problem has been eliminated.”

To make the Embedded Color Bar possible, Goss has developed the smallest color bar available for both color and register control. Between each section of the color bar, an image is printed, filling in the space between each bar and therefore minimizing its impact on the finished product design. 

Goss Contiweb’s new CFA 

Contiweb, a Goss International company showed the latest innovation in its industry-leading range of heatset drying systems at drupa. New Contiweb Fluid Applicator (CFA) technology offers significant cost benefits for web offset printers, enhances print performance and productivity, and contributes to a better finished product. As well as cutting unnecessary expense, the CFA system offers a solution for issues which might result from consumables commonly used in the drying process. Now supplied as an option on new Ecocool and Ecoset models, the CFA system is also available for retrofitting on existing installations of these models and standalone silicone applications.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

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