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New Goss Magnum two-around press launched at China Print, Beijing

Press release from the issuing company

May 16th, 2005 - As part of its continuing focus on technology leadership in the world newspaper market, Goss International has today announced the global launch of the latest addition to its single-width product range – the Goss Magnum two-around press system. This new two-around Goss Magnum press model is capable of printing speeds of up to 75,000 copies per hour and is designed to meet requirements for increased color, speed and automation in the high productivity single-width press market. The Goss Magnum family now comprises two main product platforms – one-around as well as two-around – plus a wide variety of folders to serve newspaper, coldset and semi-commercial printers. The Goss Magnum two-around press system has been developed from features of the very successful Goss Magnum one-around press, as well as with experience from Goss’ other renowned two-around and double-width press models. Designed for use as a new press or for tower additions to existing press lines, a key differentiator of the Goss Magnum two-around is its 'H' frame design. This makes the press height as low as possible, as well as greatly improving production flexibility and operability. The Magnum two-around utilizes a total box frame construction with oil lubrication of both operating and drive side bearings for extended life. The rigid box frame construction provides precise alignment, web tracking and resistance to vibration including seismic deflection. Dick Schultz, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Goss International states, "This latest design combines maximum flexibility with high output for a wide range of newspaper products. This new press system is compatible with both existing Urbanite and Tribune brand presses; there are over 7,000 of such units installed throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. We expect growing interest in this product in the mid-range two-around or eight-page newspaper press market globally. It offers the ability to print collect, with the additional improved run-ability and accessibility of the 'H' tower design and a great many automation features such as remote inking, register and dampening controls.” The new Goss Magnum two-around press is equipped with a number of features and options including shafted or shaftless drives, undershot open fountain inking and spiral brush or optional spray bar dampening. It is available with 546mm/21.5", 560mm/22" and 578mm/22¾" cut-offs and web widths up to 828mm/33.8" at 75,000 copies per hour (914mm/36" web width at 60,000 copies per hour). It is equipped with a modern control system which can allow presets directly from CTP systems. Targeting optimum press performance, the Goss Magnum two-around press is available with the highly reliable rotary Goss R2:1 folder or the higher specification Goss J 2:3:3 jaw folder for up to 96 pages broadsheet or up to 128 pages tabloid in straight run format. Using the J 2:3:3 jaw folder, the fast make-ready features and variable web-width options of the new press make it ideal for mid-sized printers requiring ultimate flexibility, including the ability for accurate quarter fold products. Goss International President, Richard J Sutis comments, "The new Goss Magnum two-around press is aimed at the urban newspaper, regional newspaper and coldset markets worldwide that require modern press performance and ease of printer operation. This further development of the Magnum press series will continue to create new opportunities for our customers and enable them to remain profitable and competitive in the cost conscious market place, while offering the very best in print quality and color. Dick Sutis concludes, “These high value Goss Magnum machines are targeted for good return on investment with the high flexibility and automation options customers demand to lower operating costs.”