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C&C orders three Goss M-600 presses for existing Beijing operation and new Shanghai facility

Press release from the issuing company

September 10th, 2005 - One of China's leading printers, C&C Joint Printing Co. Ltd, has made a significant investment by ordering three new shaftless Goss M-600 commercial web press lines to increase its printing capacity. One press will be installed at its existing Beijing printing plant, and the other two will be installed at a brand new facility in Shanghai in 2006. The new press to be installed in Beijing will have a cut-off of 598mm to complement its two existing M-600 presses which have 578mm cut-offs. This will enable the Beijing operation to offer a broader range of products for new and existing customers and an expanded capacity in a geographical region of strong business growth. C&C's new printing plant is scheduled for opening in Shanghai in the summer of 2006. The investment in two Goss M-600 presses, of 578mm and 598mm cut-off, will be central to the company's business development program at this location. Charles Lo, CEO of C&C said, “We chose the Goss M-600 presses to enhance the service we offer at our Beijing base, and equip our new Shanghai facility with the renowned quality, productivity and durability we have come to expect of the M-600. “With M-600 presses already in operation at our Shenzhen and Beijing operations, it is important to retain consistency across the board as the demands of both our domestic and international clients increase. Now we can ensure that our new plant in Shanghai also delivers the same high-quality standards we have built our reputation upon.” All three new shaftless Goss M-600 presses will comprise four-units and one folder each. They will also be equipped with Goss Omnicon press controls, OmniMakeready software, OmniPresetting technology and Goss Ecocool dryers. These additional features enhance production workflow and mark a first for Goss M-600 customers in China. The Goss Ecocool Remoistening System is a recent development, which has enjoyed proven success since its launch in 2004. It improves the print quality by addressing common paper drying issues, without the need for additional bulky units. The convenience of the Ecocool system is its integration within a single dryer and chill-roller unit, for efficient web drying in a simple operation. Tim Mercy, Vice President of Commercial Sales, Asia Pacific, comments, “The investment in the M-600 presses equipped with leading Goss workflow features will assert C&C's position as one of the most advanced commercial printers in China. Press output is optimized without compromising quality, enabling printers to capitalize on their investment for greater profitability.” C&C is headquartered in Hong Kong with additional printing facilities in Beijing, Shenzhen and (from 2006) in Shanghai, as well as offices in the United States to meet the needs of its American publishing clients. The company has won numerous awards for the quality of its print throughout its 25-year history, and has been a long-standing customer of commercial press systems now offered by Goss, with both M-600 and Sunday 2000 presses installed at its various operations.