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Goss sells 500th M-600 Press to Aubin Imprimeur, France

Press release from the issuing company

August 8th, 2005 – Goss International has sold the 500th Goss M-600 press to Aubin Imprimeur, France. It is the printer's second M-600 press in just three years, and will boost print capacity and deliver high color quality and increased automation, to further develop the company's magazine printing arm, which has grown 15% in the last year. Gilles Aubin, Owner and Director of Aubin Imprimeur states, “The only way to maintain profitability in this competitive market is to improve productivity. We specialize in shorter magazine runs and the ability of the Goss M-600 press to deliver fast changeovers and reduced paper waste is really vital for us. We can now boast one of the best performances for paper consumption in the market.” Antoine Chevalier, Director of Commercial Web Product Management with Goss International, remarks, “We have worked in partnership with Aubin Imprimeur to develop the best presetting and low waste solutions, to help make the company one of the most competitive in the market.” Aubin Imprimeur has a fully automated print line from prepress to delivery. A CTP system, automatic press controls, digital pre-setting of inkers, automatic plate changing and automated folder settings are combined with automatic finishing and loading and unloading capability. Aubin adds, “Our commitment to color quality is what makes us stand out from our competitors. We bought the Goss M-600 press because it's the best technology on the market for delivering high color quality.“ Aubin Imprimeur offers its clients personalized color management from its in-house laboratory and has ISO 9001 certification. Antoine Chevalier concludes, “We are delighted that the 500th M-600 press has gone to such a successful and innovative customer and we look forward to working closely with Aubin Imprimeur to help their business continue to grow in the years to come.” Originally book printers, family-run Aubin Imprimeur, saw an opportunity to further develop the business by moving into the magazine publishing industry 15 years ago. The company, who remain key players in the book printing market, now also specialize in 16-page publications. Its magazine business has grown 15% in the last year with similar results predicted for 2005.