The new gapless 80-page Goss Sunday press at AIW Printing is up and running making the Melbourne commercial web printer the fourth-largest heatset in Australia and New Zealand.
Chief executive Peter Clark says the company is “extremely pleased” with the smooth installation process and excited about new opportunities the press will provide: “We’re 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, and we look forward to passing on the print quality, productivity, environmental and efficiency advantages of this high-pagination system to our customers.”
Crews at AIW put ink on paper with the new press on August 6, and Clark says teamwork between Goss and AIW was the key ingredient in the on-time start-up.
Waste reduction is enhanced by an Ecocool dryer – with its advanced afterburner – and features throughout the system including the gapless technology, and these support AIW’s focus on reducing environmental impact.
AIW claims to have been 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. The company has also pioneered the use of 100 per cent recycled papers for catalogue and magazine production.
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. Founded in 2000, the company specialises in newspapers, magazine and catalogue production and has secured work with many of the largest print buyers in Australia.
It won a gold medal for innovation at the National Print Awards organised by the Printing Industries Association of Australia.