Sun Chemical will increase prices across a broad portfolio of its packaging and commercial sheetfed inks, coatings, and adhesives in North America, effective July 1, 2021. The global raw material environment continues to demonstrate significant inflationary pressures. Raw material shortages are an ongoing concern, and the competition to secure these scarce resources has accelerated the cost increases within a majority of Sun Chemical’s raw material categories. In addition to raw material cost pressures, international and domestic logistics costs have soared as the economic recovery drives demand for these services. “The dynamics within the ink market are unprecedented,” said Chris Parrilli, President of North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “The lingering effects of the Texas weather event and the international logistics challenges coupled with the ongoing impacts of the COVID pandemic are all significantly impacting our operations. Sun Chemical’s primary objective is to keep our customers supplied with the products and services they need to meet their business objectives."
Royle Printing is pleased to announce the purchase of a late model Goss Sunday 2000 48-Page Press. This investment complements Royle’s existing press capacity and will help the company grow its position in the catalog and magazine markets. The press was originally purchased and installed in 2015 and became operational in mid-2016.
The 8-unit Goss S2000 48-page press provides a broad range of print formats and page configurations for high-volume catalog and magazine projects. The press has a combination and double form folder capable of producing a 48-page signature or a variety of different page configurations (i.e., 4, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, and 48). The installation will commence in the coming month, with the start-up and commissioning taking place in September ’21.
“Timing is everything. To find and purchase a press in this condition with so few hours, and yet so many capabilities is a great opportunity,” states Chris Carpenter, President and Owner of Royle Printing. “With our growing presence in the catalog and magazine space, we’ve been considering various investments in equipment and technology. This purchase will certainly help us better serve our growing list of clients.”