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Seal of approval for Goss Colorliner press line at Trinity Mirror Teesside

Press release from the issuing company

December 14, 2004 – Trinity Mirror plc, the UK’s largest newspaper publisher, held a press inauguration ceremony on October 29th at its brand new Middlesbrough facility and marks the successful completion of the £14.6 million project that saw the installation of a 16-unit Goss Colorliner 70 press. Mr. Alastair MacColl, Gazette Media Company Managing Director commented at the ceremony, “Our new facility undoubtedly provides one of the most advanced presses anywhere in the world. With its ‘imposition driven’ system offering very high levels of automation throughout the press, we are able to offer the highest quality print in the most cost-effective manner.” The new Goss press at Teesside is configured as a fully integrated newspaper press system and produces Gazette Media’s main newspaper titles the Evening Gazette (Teesside) and the Herald & Post series of free newspapers. With a high degree of color accuracy to enhance the service to advertisers in the area it is also capable of printing up to 128 tabloid pages in full color. Commenting at the time of order in 2002, Ian Swain, Gazette Media Company Assistant Managing Director said, “We are delighted that Goss has been contracted to provide the new press from its British manufacturing facility in Preston. A new ‘state-of-the-art’ press will ensure that we can continue to expand the range of services that we offer, and provide exceptional quality and service to all our customers.” Shane Lancaster, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Preston concludes, “This project has been a great success - on time, on budget and realising all of our own and our customer''s expectations. This will build on our success at Trinity Mirror''s site at Cardiff, and with their Midlands facility now coming on stream we have advanced Trinity Mirror''s printing capacity significantly."

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