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Nevada publisher will install integrated Goss postpress system

Press release from the issuing company

November 30th, 2004 – Tahoe-Carson Area Newspapers will add a new Goss NP632 inserting system in early 2005 to meet increasing insert volume and complexity requirements. The affiliate of Swift Newspapers, Inc. is located in Carson City, Nevada and publishes seven newspaper titles. The new Goss NP632 inserter system will include 22 hopppers and be equipped for single- or dual-delivery. Goss will supply an NP200 press gripper, NP404 online inserting system and its Omnizone supervisory controls. "We chose Goss because of the exceptional technology, the reliability and the fact that we wanted a complete package from one vendor," explains Girish Pandit, regional director of production operations for Tahoe-Carson Area Newspapers. "We wanted to avoid the added difficulty and uncertainty of integrating products from multiple vendors." The Goss NP632 system will address evolving inserting requirements for the seven titles. In addition to increasing advertising supplement volumes and demands for targeted zoning, the publisher regularly inserts several common sections into multiple papers. "We have relatively complex inserting requirements, compounded by the very short, precise production windows necessary to produce all seven titles," Pandit explains. "The productivity of the NP632 will be essential, and the Omnizone controls will help us with scheduling and planning inserts across all of our publications." Pandit says the new Goss system will provide the versatility, flexibility and expandability to meet future needs. The paper is interested in developing zip-code specific zoning capabilities and zoning advertising and editorial content for Spanish-speaking readers. Tahoe-Carson Area Newspapers publisher John DiMambro explains, “Our region of newspapers will benefit greatly from the addition of the new inserting system. We have outgrown our present equipment with strong preprint volume growth. Our regional newspapers have also increased frequency of publication days, and we acquired yet another daily newspaper late last year. To maintain that growth pattern, we need inserting components that are compatible to our new press. Our current inserting equipment is the brown shoes to our black tux press, and that will not do." Tahoe-Carson Area Newspapers produces the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Lahontan Valley News, Nevada Appeal, Tahoe World, Sierra Sun, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and The Record-Courier. The Goss inserting system at Tahoe-Carson Area Newspapers will be the fourth new NP632 system in the Western United States. The San Francisco Chronicle, The Stockton Record and The Modesto Bee in California have installed systems recently.

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