YM GROUP has installed a Goss Sunday 5000 64-page short grain web offset press.
The press is installed at the group’s Chantry site that mainly produces magazines, newspaper supplements, catalogues and brochures for the publication and retail markets, and has been running since early this year.
“The Goss Sunday 5000 adds 64-page short grain capability to our existing facilities for printing high quality commercial and periodical products, and has increased the capacity at YM Chantry by around 40 per cent,” said YM Chantry managing director Peter Greaves.
“Short grain is more cost-effective for printing as it delivers higher output, especially for sub A4 formats where paper savings are made against the standard long grain formats; this is a key benefit to many of our customers. The Sunday 5000 produces high print quality, which is of utmost importance to our customers. We are very satisfied with Goss’s support on this project. The Goss and YM project teams worked together to deliver a successful installation.”
Goss UK sales director John Chambers said the installation "reaffirmed YM Group's their confidence in Goss as a long-term partner". He added: "The high automation of the Sunday press enables frequent job changes and run-length flexibility and has already increased capacity at the Chantry site. We are very pleased to partner with YM Chantry on this project.”
YM Group owns most of the short grain presses in the UK. Having previously installed a Goss Sunday 4000 in 2014 and another early last year in TLG Leeds, YM Group acquired its latest Goss press following the closure of Polestar Sheffield, adding to its portfolio of 14 web offset presses across the group’s four sites. The Sunday 5000 was relocated and reconfigured to meet York Mailing’s requirements and is in full operation since February 2017.
The 120,000cph rated 64pp short grain press, complete with the SG-3 jaw folder and twin delivery, has been complemented with a Balloon former section and ribbon stitching heads under each former, allowing 24pp sections to be produced at upwards of 240,000 cph. The state of the art press has also been equipped with the latest ‘Closed Loop’ web monitoring and quality management technology.