LAST month, PMP New Zealand commissioned its Goss Sunday 4000 press at the company’s Enterprise Park in South Auckland.
This 48 page A4 press delivers production speeds up to 90,000 copies per hour. It replaced an A4 format, 24-page press, which PMP removed early in the New Year. PMP maintenance manager Frank Blaak headed up the installation project with his engineering team and the support of contractors.
Simon Ellis, managing director at PMP New Zealand, says the press came from PMP Australia and its performance has already impressed. He says, “The increased pagination capabilities is already allowing more efficient production and improved delivery times with the larger section sizes (pages) being completed in one press pass. Printers have completed an extensive training programme, being involved with the installation the whole way.
“The printed quality off the press is excellent, with gapless double circumference cylinders, it is designed for high quality, high-pagination commercial, publication and book printing. Extensive automation delivers maximum efficiency, and this press is renowned for combining high output, premium print quality and the versatility to excel at any run length.
“Virtually every step in the printing process can be controlled and monitored by a single operator with the Goss Web Centre controls and workflow system. With a long list of fully automated functions extending from roll loading and webbing up to auto plate changing, colour and register control, web catching and folder changeovers.”
PMP, the country’s largest print company says the Goss 4000 press complements the company’s four other heatset web offset presses in its Auckland and Christchurch plants.