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Laodong Daily celebrates the installation of the world’s first Goss Universal 75 press

Press release from the issuing company

February 7, 2005 – The Laodong Daily has marked the inauguration of the world’s first new shaftless Goss Universal 75 press with an opening ceremony that took place in October 2004 at its newly constructed printing center in Shanghai, China. The Laodong Daily has been a Goss user since 2000 when it installed its first Goss Community press. With continuing confidence in Goss and a desire to generate greater advertising revenue, the company is breaking new ground with the installation of the latest generation press from the Goss Universal press series. The Goss Universal 75 press offers advanced features to satisfy the demand of Laodong Daily’s need for increased color pages and higher quality standards. Being a technology leader has been a key factor for Laodong Daily’s success. The press is configured as two four-high Goss Universal 75 towers, one rotary folder and three reelstands and is capable of printing 12 pages broadsheet or 24 pages tabloid pages in full color, offering outstanding levels of performance and productivity. The press is now in full production at the new printing center in Shanghai producing one of the most popular newspapers in the area. Rick Kordas, Regional Manager Goss Asia Pacific, said, “Goss and Laodong Daily have been partners for a number of years. As its production requirements have expanded, Goss has been developing a new generation press that now better meets these increased needs. Goss are very proud of our association with the Laodong Daily and providing them with the very first high speed, shaftless Goss Universal 75 press not only in China but also the world.” After the opening ceremony Goss hosted a Universal Users seminar which offered the opportunity for existing Goss Universal users to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Senior consultants from the China Newspapers Association Mr. Xia Tian Jun and Mr. Liu Bing Zheng participated in the event and commented, “The Goss Universal press line has been well accepted in the Chinese market and the first installation of the Universal 75 press at Laodong Daily provides newspapers with not only higher productivity but also greater flexibility and higher levels of automation.” Rick Kordas summarized, “The success of the world’s first Goss Universal 75 installation is a testimony to the teamwork between Laodong Daily, Goss Nantes, Shanghai Goss Graphic Systems and Goss Japan. With a hi-tech, high speed press capable of printing 75,000 cph and a modern facility that includes CTP, new press controls and shaftless press drives, Laodong Daily has demonstrated that they are clearly among the technology leaders in newspaper printing in China.”