Set to open in January 2014, the Goss Packaging Technology Center will provide the ability for brand owners and packaging producers to explore ways to increase print quality and reduce costs.

Durham, N.H.-based Goss International plans to furnish the 7,000-square-foot facility with the Goss Sunday Vpak 500 press system configured for printing on film and paper substrates, according to the release.

“The Sunday Vpak platform can provide higher quality, lower costs and faster turn-around times for packaging printing,” Rick Nichols, president of Goss International, said in a news release. “Our investment in the equipment and the resources to staff this center demonstrates our commitment to the packaging sector and our confidence in the advantages that web offset can deliver over traditional gravure and flexographic systems.”

Goss Sunday Vpak 500 and Vpak 3000 web offset press models for folding carton, flexible packaging, pre-print and label applications are available in web widths from 520 mm to 1905 mm (20.5 to 75 inches) and print at speeds of up to 457 meters (1,500) feet per minute, according to the release.

“We look forward to expanding our ability to demonstrate this new-generation web offset option to packaging producers throughout the world through customized print tests,” Peter Walczak, director of product management for Goss packaging presses, said in the release.

Goss plans to host seminars and programs at the Packaging Technology Center, according to the release.

“This will also be an industry resource where suppliers can test inks, chemicals and auxiliary technologies for web offset production in a neutral, controlled environment,” Walczak said in the release.

Partners supplying equipment and consumables to support the new Packaging Technology Center and its first Sunday Vpak press include ESI, Flint, Martin Automatic, Nela, Prime UV, QuadTech, Technotrans and Vataphone.

For information about demonstrations and testing at the new Goss Packaging Technology Center, contact Peter Walczak at