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Creel Printing orders new Goss Sunday 2000 press and Pacesetter 1100 saddlestitcher

Press release from the issuing company

September 11th, 2005 - Las Vegas-based Creel Printing, specialist in web offset catalog and publication printing, will install its second Goss Sunday 2000 16-page press to increase its high-quality, rapid turnaround capacity. The order includes a Goss Pacesetter 1100 saddlestitcher with servo-drive technology for a fully integrated printing and finishing solution, to meet the growing demands of its nationwide customer base. The new eight-unit Goss Sunday 2000 press will have a 22.25-inch (565mm) cut-off and 38-inch (965mm) web width. It complements an existing Sunday 2000 press of the same configuration. The new Goss Pacesetter 1100 saddlestitcher will include 20 hoppers and will be equipped for selective binding. Alan Creel, owner of Creel Printing remarks, “We have been very impressed with the quality and optimized output of our existing Goss Sunday 2000 Press, and there was really no question about installing a second press to further increase our capacity.” Creel continues, “Since our first Sunday press was installed in 2003, we have found it enables us to perform at the highest level, both in terms of productivity and quality, with tight registration and closed-loop color control. Ultimately this is what our customers are looking for.” The decision to purchase the Goss Pacesetter 1100 saddlestitcher was driven by a need to match the speed and output of the Sunday 2000 press with an equally efficient finishing system capable of providing advanced product personalization. The Goss Pacesetter 1100 saddlestitcher has been designed to meet the key criteria of the most demanding high-volume finishing jobs. Utilizing Goss' extensive experience in servo-drive technology, the Pacesetter 1100 delivers faster makereadies, with streamlined operation for maximum output of up to 20,000 books per hour. Creel said the opportunity to purchase integrated press and postpress components from a single vendor provides a distinct advantage. “We opted for the Pacesetter 1100 saddlesticher for a combination of speed, efficiency and the additional benefit of selective binding,” he explains. “Goss Omniflex controls will enable us to customize catologs and brochures individually, an attractive proposition for our commercial customers. It's the perfect high-productivity binder to keep up with our high-speed Sunday presses.” Creel Printing has facilities in Las Vegas and Costa Mesa, California. Its 24/7 operations span from CTP pre-press and proofing through to digital and sheetfed printing, cold- and heatset web printing, and a full range of in-house finishing and mailing equipment.