November 28th 2012 – Headley Brothers, an independent printer in Kent, UK, has replaced two older web presses with a new Goss M-600 press in order to maintain maximum quality and flexible service for its customers, while improving cost control and waste.  

Complementing existing web presses – including a 24-page Goss Sunday 2000 system – and sheetfed presses with reel-to-sheet capabilities, the four-unit M-600 press, equipped with latest-generation features including Autoplate, automatic ink and folder pre-setting and closed-loop color, has been chosen to ensure minimal makeready times and waste. A GossEcocool drying system with fully integrated chill rolls has also been specified to boost efficiency through increased production speed and to maximize print quality through the elimination of ink picking.  

“The new web press is a considerable and timely investment,” says managing director, Roger Pitt. “In a fast-changing and competitive market, Headley Brothers operates a policy of continuous, intelligent investment in the latest equipment and technologies, to ensure that we can continually provide our customers with the most efficient services. The Goss M-600press model has earned a worldwide reputation for delivering premium print quality, reliability and versatility, and will enable us to maintain the high levels of efficiency and flexibility that we provide to our customers in the production of their magazines.”  

The new M-600 press, which went into production in early November, is specifically designed to deliver high-quality print, vibrancy of color and production efficiencies, according to Pitt. Headley Brothers anticipates the addition of the M-600press will assist the company in serving its client base, which is made up primarily of magazine publishers.  

"Print runs and paginations have reduced over recent years, while increased competition from online media means that printed pieces need to be more beautifully-produced and eye-catching than ever,” concludes Pitt. “Goss technology is well-established and represents the best in class. This press is about us investing in the most flexible solution for handling fluctuating requirements and tight turn-around times, always with consistently high quality.”  

Founded in 1881, with more than 230 employees today, Headley Brothers is a specialist magazine printer with a portfolio of more than 350 regular magazine titles. The company provides comprehensive print and finishing solutions spanning digital print services, sheet- and web-fed printing, stitching and perfect binding as well as a range of value-added services designed to maximize the potential of clients’ titles. These include variable data and image personalization, web-to-print facilities, magazine applications and cross media marketing.

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