Goss Uniliner tower additions help FLORIDA TODAY increase color capacity
Press release from the issuing company
January 28th 2005 – Goss International has received an order from Gannett Co., Inc. for a tower addition press expansion project for its existing Goss Headliner Offset press lines used for FLORIDA TODAY and USA TODAY at Brevard County FL. The new Goss Uniliner tower additions will be installed by the end of 2005 and will allow FLORIDA TODAY to increase color capability.
Peter A. Zanmiller, Production Director, of FLORIDA TODAY states, “Increased color capability is what FLORIDA TODAY readers and advertisers are looking for and was one of the primary reasons for adding the towers. Our current presses had the capacity to run 40 pages with 16 pages of color. With the new towers our presses will now be able to run 56 pages with 40 pages of color.”
Mr. Zanmiller continues, “The Uniliner tower additions ability to produce high quality back-to-back four color work will also have the added benefit of increasing our commercial printing capability.”
The towers will be configured to be selectable and will provide maximum flexibility, allowing color and page capacity to be added to either press.
“We chose the Goss Uniliner towers because they are flexible and compatible with our existing Headliner Offset presses. We can continue to use Goss Digital Inking and Goss MPCS controls, which we are very pleased with, and there is the additional benefit that the towers fit into our present building footprint. This means there is no need for any building modifications.”
Mr Zanmiller concludes, “Additionally the new towers will enable FLORIDA TODAY to combine several advance runs to provide extra press capacity and generate more printing business opportunities.”
FLORIDA TODAY produces 86,624 copies daily and 105,947 copies Sunday. The facility also has a number of commercial customers for whom they print locally and nationally prominent publications for regional distribution.
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