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Goss Community press comes highly recommended to new Goss customer Forssan Kirjapaino

Press release from the issuing company

September 26th, 2005 – Forssan Kirjapaino Oy, Finland, has ordered a Goss Community press to deliver high print quality and increase newspaper capacity at the company’s full-service print plant in Forssa. Mr. Seppo Aaltonen, Managing Director of Forssan Kirjapaino explains, “We did a lot of research before deciding which press to buy. We went to a number of other printers in the market to get their opinion of the Goss Community press. We have never worked with Goss before but other press users were so pleased with the Community that it made a strong impression. We took their recommendation and decided to buy the press.” The company, which produces 14,000 copies of local newspaper, Forssan Lehti, six times a week and more than 180 magazines as well as catalogs, brochures, books and a variety of promotional products was looking for a versatile press to increase newspaper capacity. “The Goss Community press is ideal for us because it offers high-quality print at a good price while enabling us to print more color pages and two further newspaper sections without inserting. The flexibility of the press fits well with the philosophy of our business. We aim to provide our customers with comprehensive print solutions, allowing them to choose from sheet-fed or web offset presses. The new Goss Community press will help us to cater for our customers’ specific needs at the best possible price.” The 20-unit, 560mm cut off, Goss Community press ordered has one folder with balloon former, six reelstands and motorized ink keys as well as spraybar dampening. Juhani Leinonen, a Goss International representative, adds, “It is a pleasure to work with a printing company like Forssan Kirjapaino that is so well respected in the market. The organization will really benefit from its new Goss Community press, which like Forssan Kirjapaino itself, is very versatile and delivers a high-quality product at a great price for its customers.” Mr. Leinonen concludes, “The Community press is a popular press in Finland and beyond because it is flexible enough to suit the needs of many small- to medium-sized businesses, as well as having a well-earned reputation for reliable productivity day after day.” Forssan Kirjapaino, which employs over 230 people, has 85 years’ printing experience since its establishment in 1920 to print Forssan Lehti. Always a pioneer in embracing new ideas, the company first printed spot color in 1937 for the Christmas edition of Forssan Lehti by passing the web through the press twice. It was also the first company in Finland to introduce photocomposition for its magazine production in 1972. Today, the company operates a range of sheet-fed and heatset web offset presses, as well as a wide array of the latest adhesive binding, saddle stitching and packing equipment. It has a turnover of €28.0 million (around $33.6m), more than 15% of which comes from export sales mostly to Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic countries.