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Goss M-600 presses are top choice in Latin American commercial web market

Press release from the issuing company

September 15th, 2005 – At Print 05 Goss International announces exceptional success in Latin America with the Goss M-600 commercial web press. The company has experienced continuous demand for the high quality and high flexibility of this press model in the region since installation of Latin America’s first M-600 press in 1993 at Offset Multicolor S.A. de C.V. in Mexico. "The M-600 family of presses provides a very compelling value proposition for the majority of Latin American web printers," says Phil Burke, Goss International’s Director of Sales for Commercial Web in Latin America. "It gives the printer a scalable technology platform that can be unbeatable in cost-effectiveness and productivity for short-run high quality work, through features such as automatic plate changing and OmniMakeready press presetting. But also for longer run jobs, the higher speed rating up to 70,000 copies per hour of the newer Goss M-600D press enables printers to forge ahead of the competition. It''s a platform that can fit any printer''s market niche." With over 45 installations throughout Latin America, the Goss M-600 press has proved itself a logical fit for the dynamic commercial and publication markets, offering wider product versatility, operator friendliness, quick makeready, and sheet-fed quality printing. According to Phil Burke, the modular flexibility of the Goss M-600 press line, which facilitates a wider range of applications, has been particularly exploited across Latin America. While the majority of installed M-600 presses are configured as four-color, one-web presses, configurations also include eight-unit, two-web duplex systems or even six-unit, one-web machines. The majority of these presses are printing general commercial and publication work, but products currently being produced on M-600 presses in Latin America include short-run, four-color art books, high-volume supermarket inserts, four-color text books, and even a daily four-color sports newspaper on non-coated newsprint. The single largest Goss M-600 press user today in Latin America is Margraf, Ltda. in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Margraf operates five M-600 presses running at speeds up to 50,000 impressions per hour. Margraf promotes an "on-demand" print philosophy offering customers fast turn-around times at competitive pricing. Mr. Vasco, Margraf Managing Director, comments, “The Latin American market is renowned for being extremely competitive, both internationally and domestically. The current drive is for the highest quality printing with sharp and accurate color, whilst minimizing waste. In today’s market, our investment with Goss and its M-600 technology enables us to maintain our competitive advantage.” The advanced features of the latest Goss M-600 press with Omnicon control system include enhanced folder designs, shaftless multidrive drive technology, two new cut-off options and a new management control platform, the Goss Web Center control system. All improvements are designed specifically to optimize press output, by reducing both makeready times and waste, without compromising the renowned reliability of the series established over the past 12 years. Phil Burke concludes, “The M-600 press has built a worldwide reputation for excellent print quality, reliability and flexibility. Since its launch in 1992, over 2200 printing units have been installed worldwide, producing a wide variety of applications. We are confident that with the enhanced M-600 product line Goss International is able to continue to bring higher levels of value to our customers.”