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Kobe Shimbun, Japan, orders new double-width Goss Newsliner 90 press

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

May 22nd, 2006 – Kobe Shimbun Co. Ltd has placed an order with Goss International for a new double-width Goss Newsliner 90 press to expand its business and increase the color in its daily newspapers. The new press will be installed at its existing facility in Kobe city and will be on-edition by the middle of October. Sachiya Ishii, executive director at Kobe Shimbun comments, “We are very familiar with Goss technology and have been operating both a Goss Metroliner press and Goss Newsliner towers at our Seishin Production Center facility since 1989 and 2000. The ease of operation, easy maintenance and our familiarity with the press were our main considerations when making the decision to upgrade. In addition, the speed of the new Newsliner press, which runs at 90,000 cph without any loss of quality, was also a major benefit. Combining high performance with maximum flexibility will enable us to provide our customers with the best possible quality product.” The new Newsliner press at Kobe Shimbun will join six other Goss presses in operation at the Seishin facility. The system will consist of two four-high towers, two two-high towers, one folder and four reelstands and will be capable of printing 32 pages with 16 pages in full color. Sachiya Ishii adds, “Our existing press currently runs at 75,000 cph, but this new press will run 20 percent faster. We will also have the added benefit of Goss DigiRail digital inking which will enable us to take full advantage of our preset data in order to minimize waste at the site.” Kobe Shimbun was established in 1898 and is headquartered in Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture, West of Osaka. The company prints morning and evening editions of its leading title, Kobe Shimbun, with a total circulation of approximately 820,000 copies, a subsidiary daily sport newspaper of approximately 150,000 copies, and other titles. Seiji Kato, representative director at Goss International concludes, “The Newsliner 90 press has been developed for maximum overall throughput with no compromise on print quality or durability. Every part of the press has been designed for high-speed production enabling publishers, like Kobe Shimbun, to make a speedy return on new press investments.”




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