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New Goss tower additions purchased by New York Times title

Press release from the issuing company

March 23rd, 2005 – The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA, part of the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, has ordered a new Goss four-high Newsliner press tower addition for its existing Goss Headliner Offset press. The new tower addition, which includes the Goss DigiRail inking system, will enhance print quality and capacity at the press site. “We are delighted that The Press Democrat has chosen to invest in Goss tower additions to enhance the capability of their current presses,” says Andy Leszczynski, Director of Double Width Press Sales, Goss International. “Goss tower additions are a very popular choice for printers. The tower add-on offers a cost-effective way for printers to meet the increasing market demands for more color from editors and advertisers, without investing in a whole new press.” The Press Democrat was looking for shaft drive, as opposed to shaftless, towers as well as excellent color quality and a professional build. The state-of-the-art Goss DigiRail digital inking system was also central to the choice of Newsliner tower technology due to its exacting density control, lower startup waste and low levels of maintenance. According to Leszczynski, Goss towers can be adapted to the needs of each particular pressroom. At The Press Democrat, Goss International is also providing a range of other press enhancements including tailored lock-ups, rubber rollers, ultrasonic no contact web break detectors and an angle bar on the existing angle bar section, to work with the existing press. The expertise of the Goss design and installation teams allow opportunities to be maximized within the pressroom, fitting the towers to the specific needs of the facility so that minimum disruption leads to optimum results. Andy concludes, “Tower additions provide a practical, smart solution to the challenges facing newspaper producers today. Goss’ commitment to technology solutions that make their customers more competitive continues to be a top priority. The good customer demand for Goss towers confirms how successful we have been in offering printing solutions to our customers.”