Swiss magazine printer AVD Goldach has bought a 16-page Rotoman DirectDrive heatset press, its sixth press from manroland web systems.
The company says the new press – to be installed in 2015 – will enable economic production of magazines of 48-pages or more with runs of 3000 copies, opening opportunities for corporate publishing and presenting alternative to sheetfed.
With production speeds of up to 65,000 cylinder revolutions per hour, a modern folder and extensive folder superstructure, the system also includes a high level of automation from the operating system launched at DRUPA 2012.
AVD Goldach owner and managing director Kai Hebel says the investment sets a clear sign for the future of print: “We really believe in today’s printing industry.
“However, it is a fact that we have to be more flexible to meet publishers’ demands. To be competitive and successful, the modern print product needs to be extraordinarily efficient and flexibly designed.”
Pictured toasting the new project (from left) Frank Kreisel (manroland web), Kai Hebel, Ralf Schreiber (president of the AVD Goldbach print business unit), Patrick Hoelterhoff (vice president), Patrick Weideli (head of finance), and Piet von Gunten (manroland web systems, GOC Consulting)