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Graphoprint Orders Three New Goss Presses To Rebuild Business

Press release from the issuing company

May 4th, 2005 - Goss is supporting longstanding UK customer, Graphoprint, by taking an urgent order for two new Goss M-600 D commercial web presses and a Goss Sunday 4000 press, following a major fire at the customers’ facility in early April. Goss was on hand immediately after news of the fire broke, to help Graphoprint re-open its printing plant for business as soon as possible. Graham Ostler, Managing Director at Graphoprint relates, “I cannot speak highly enough of Goss, their response has been fantastic. In less than a week Goss provided us with a solution and the orders were processed immediately. Their impressive lead-time has been a saviour to our business.” With only one functioning press remaining after the fire, an older M-600 press, the three new five-unit Goss presses will restore Graphoprint’s commercial printing facility and secure the company’s future following the sudden disaster. Having installed a new Goss M-600 D series press last summer, the two recently ordered high-speed M-600 presses will be central to the company’s reconstruction strategy. These two presses will feature the successful Goss Autoplate system. The system allows all printing plates to be changed simultaneously and accurately at the touch of a button minimizing press down time and thus reducing make-ready times. John Chambers, UK Commercial Web General Sales Manager at Goss International said, “The highly productive Goss M-600 D 16-page web press maximizes customer profitability with high-speed delivery and minimal production costs. Delivering up to 70,000 copies an hour, the M-600 D press is the fastest in the series. With quality and reliability two fundamental features, it’s the ideal press to help rebuild the success of Graphoprint’s commercial printing business.” Graphoprint has also ordered a Goss Sunday 4000 press to fulfil the high capacity needs of the most demanding commercial printing jobs. The new 32-page press will replace the printer’s older generation models destroyed in the fire. The Goss Sunday 4000 press offers advanced features including Automatic Transfer for rapid job-changeover to enable Graphoprint to deliver high-quality, full-color brochures and direct mail pieces in multiple versions. Jacques Navarre, Senior Vice President for European sales at Goss International adds, “We are putting everything we can into ensuring these new Graphoprint press installs are completed as soon as possible. The first press is scheduled for July this year, followed by the second in September and the third in November. It will be a tight logistical project and we are adjusting our schedule to accommodate the short delivery time as we recognize how much our customer’s business is relying on these presses.” Navarre concludes, “We are here for our customers 24/7 and 365 days a year – to help them through their good times and the bad times. What more can one say.”