Arkansas Democrat-Gazette to add Goss Uniliner tower addition
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
January 22nd, 2007 – The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has invested in a new shaftless Goss Uniliner tower addition for its existing Goss Headliner press in Lowell, Arkansas, where the Northwest Edition of the state-wide paper is printed. The new tower will help the publisher to meet the increasing demands for more color pages. Installation will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2007. The Uniliner tower has a range of features to ensure higher quality output, faster job turnaround and reduced makeready waste. The tower features the GATF (Graphic Arts Technical Foundation) InterTech award winning Goss DigiRail digital inking system, which provides high print quality, lower waste and consistency of production. Jeff Jeffus, vice president and general manager of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Northwest Edition, states, “Readers will benefit from the new Uniliner tower through better registration of color on the page and better color replication in multiple sections. The tower will provide an additional eight color pages or up to sixteen black and white pages to the Northwest Edition - something advertisers have been requesting for a while.” Sam Pernice, regional sales manager for Goss International comments, “The Goss Uniliner continues to solidify its position in the global market as both a stand alone press system or tower addition, available in both 4x1 and 4x2 formats. We are pleased that the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has chosen to stay with a brand that has served them well for so many years.” The existing Headliner press has been in operation in Lowell for 10 years and produces 360,000 copies of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette – Arkansas’ largest daily newspaper - per week. Including other titles, such as Northwest Arkansas Times, Benton County Daily Record and the Rogers edition of the Benton County Daily Record, the facility prints approximately 1,076,000 newspapers weekly. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette began publishing a Northwest Arkansas business-interest section, Business Matters, in February 1996. The Northwest Arkansas Edition of the paper began in July 1998.