Crews at AIW put ink on paper with the new press on August 6, with AIW CEO Peter Clark reporting that the company is excited by the opportunities the new press will provide.
“We have grown our business by always investing in the latest, automated technology available for prepress, printing and finishing,” Clark said. “We are always looking for efficiencies with production and technology that is the most environmentally sound on the market. The new Sunday press is the latest example.”
Clark said that the Goss ‘Ecocool’ dryer supplied with the new Sunday press and the waste-reduction features throughout the system, especially the paper savings offered by the gapless technology, support AIW’s focus on reducing environmental impact. The advanced afterburner technology of the Ecocool dryer optimises the use of the evaporated waste ink solvents to fuel the drying process, thus substantially reducing emissions as well as fossil fuel consumption.
AIW was also the first heatset web printer to use captured rainwater from its factory roof in the production process, and is boosting this storage capacity from 200,000 to 500,000 litres.
Clark said he was impressed with the “skill and professionalism” of Goss throughout the installation process.
“Our teams have worked very well together, and that teamwork was the key ingredient in the on-time start-up of this large, technologically advanced press system,” he said.
The 80-page Sunday 4000 system is the latest and the largest of several new Goss heatset presses that AIW has installed over the past seven years.
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