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Sing Tao Newspapers increases its Community line-up

Press release from the issuing company

28th June 2004 - Following orders during 2003 for its printing facilities in San Francisco and New York, the Sing Tao Newspaper Group has placed an order with Goss International for a 14 unit Goss Community press system to print the Sing Tao Daily Los Angeles edition. The order will also include Goss' new innovative 10 web folder. This installation will enable the company to print its newspaper and magazines at a brand new facility in Los Angeles. Tim Lau, Vice President (S.F. & L.A.) at Sing Tao Newspapers says, "The Goss Community press offers us the flexibility, ease-of-use, reliability, quality and performance levels we require. We have a number of Community presses already in operation throughout the business, all running successfully so this was the obvious choice when deciding to purchase a new press for the Los Angeles region." The circulation of the LA version of Sing Tao Daily is currently 40,000 and the new press will be set to run a 32 page broadsheet with 8 pages in full color. Tim Lau comments, "The advantage of the Goss Community press is that it is modular and so further towers can be added to the original press at a later date to make the whole newspaper full-color. This is a major advantage that Goss International offers us." The 22" cut-off Goss Community press will be configured as two four-highs and three two-high towers. The order also includes 8 splicers, remote ink controls with pre-settability and auto registration that helps to reduce make-ready and start-up times as well as reduce wastage. The press will also be fitted with a quarter folder with crosshead perforator and two nipping rollers. "The new 10 web folder is a true innovation," enthuses Lau. "This feature will enable us to achieve a higher operating speed as well as increased paging capacity. This gives us much more flexibility for the future as we expand our business in the area and take on more contract work." David Stamp, Director of Marketing at Goss International states, "The new capability of the Goss Community folder to accommodate 10 webs is a significant development. This folder has been designed and developed by Goss using our proven folder technology that already exists on high-speed Goss Universal and Goss C700(tm) insert folders. The proven capability within these Universal and C700 folders has made them highly regarded performers in their respective segments. This will be the first installation of a new 10 web folder on a Community press anywhere in the world." Peter Ho, the General Manager of Sing Tao L.A. concludes, "This new press investment along with substantial investment in new buildings demonstrates Sing Tao's commitment to the LA newspaper market. Goss International goes the next step to enable its customers to improve and develop their businesses and we are delighted to be able to continue our strong relationship with them."