The Al-Wifaq Printing Company of Iraq has signed an order with Goss International at the drupa trade show in Düsseldorf for two new 16-page M-600 web presses. The investment is part of the company’s drive to modernize and innovate in ensuring the highest commercial print quality in Iraq.
According to representatives of Al-Wifaq Printing Company, the Goss M-600 press will be a huge contribution towards the development of the printing industry in Iraq, in particular, and throughout the Arab countries in general.
“Iraq is currently going through an intensive investment program, but technical capabilities are only one side of the equation,” comments Mr. Muthanna Abdul Samad Al-Samarraie, owner and managing director of Al-Wifaq Printing Company. “We aim to invest in the latest, state-of-the-art technologies that will allow us to reflect the unique spirit and artistic endeavors of our nation. We are investing for the ability to produce publications with the highest quality and aesthetic appeal so that we can give clients the means to express their creative ideas in beautiful, highly impressive print.”
The two Goss M-600 presses ordered by Al-Wifaq Printing Company will initially be used to produce a range of high-quality books and magazines. The presses will incorporate a number of the latest-generation automation features as displayed on the Goss booth at drupa to ensure maximum efficiency and low makeready waste. These include the enhanced Goss Autoplate automatic plate changing functionality.
The presses are scheduled for installation in the first quarter of 2013. Al Wifaq was established in 1988 by the late Abdul Samad Al Samera’i. His sons, Muthana, Abdul Samad, Ahmad and Muhammad continued the efforts of their father and worked on developing the company. Al Wifaq is specialized in printing books, magazines and posters.
According to Mr. Muthanna Al-Samarraie’s, it is his late father’s passion for the printing business and a dedication to the future development and prosperity of his country that inspires Al-Wifaq Printing Company to leave no stone unturned in meeting current and potential needs of its customers: “By investing in the best brand in commercial web printing, we are dedicating our relentless pursuit of modernization and development to help translate the ideas of our customers into a daily reality,” Al-Samarraie says.