The tenth Goss Sunday press to be installed by Groupe Maury Imprimeur, S.A., of Manchecourt, France, a Goss Sunday 3000 4 units + 4 units duplex web offset press, is now in production. The press is printing a wide variety of promotional products for major French retailers.
Installation of the press was carried out by Goss International engineers and a host of local contractors, the highly versatile Goss PFF-3 and PCF-3 folders and Rima rotary trimmers enable Maury to print products that differentiate their customers and attract maximum attention.
“The press offers high speeds and, using the PFF-3 and PCF-3 folders, has the capability to fold paper to produce up to 60 different products, making it possible for us to offer a very wide portfolio to our customers,” says Jean-Paul Maury, CEO and owner, Groupe Maury Imprimeur. “We are very familiar with the high performance of Goss Sunday presses, and we also benefit from the compatibility the new machine has with our other presses.”
With a top speed of 90,000 impressions per hour, Maury’s latest Sunday 3000 press has a web width of 1830mm, a new width for the company and the only one of its type in Europe, further contributing to production versatility. Gapless blanket sleeves and quick plate change ensure fast job changeovers, while the Goss pinless folders reduce paper waste. These features combine to maximize up-time and productivity, and improve competitiveness and margins.
“We print runs between 4 and 12 million copies on this press which is a significant improvement over what we were able to do before,” said Maury. “With its speed – it’s the most productive 64/72 page web offset press in France and even in Europe – and with Goss reliability, we aim to print 40 thousand tons of paper each year with this press.”
Maury’s Manchecourt site prints weekly and monthly promotional circulars as well as catalogs and directories for leading French supermarkets, building supplies chains and other national retailers.
“We have a long relationship with Goss and it was our confidence in the quality of its presses that led us to make this investment,” Maury concluded. “With a press of this size, we had concerns about a few things, but the installation went well and it’s been running smoothly since start up.”