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Pushkinskaya of Moscow invests in Russia’s first 48-page Goss Sunday 4000 presses

Press release from the issuing company

October 27th 2005 – Commercial printer, Pushkinskaya Ploshchad of Moscow, Russia has installed two Goss Sunday 4000 presses. The presses will print high-end glossy weekly and monthly magazines, short- to medium-run commercial flyers and promotional retail inserts for the Russian area. The company also owns two Goss M-600 presses and one Mercury press. These existing presses have enabled the company to create a niche in the high-quality commercial printing market. Growth in print volumes and the launch of more special interest magazine titles has led the printer to invest in high-quality Goss Sunday technology with greater pagination capability, in a market where no other printer can offer the same. Printing 48-pages in one cylinder revolution, the new Sunday presses at Pushkinskaya will be unique in the Russian Federation and will make the printer one of the largest magazine print houses in Russia. Igor Lebedev, Deputy Director General, Production Unit, Pushkinskaya Ploshchad comments, “With the installation of the two new Sunday presses we have increased our production three-fold. The new 48-page presses allow us to expand further into larger production run titles while maintaining both our quality and reliability. This marks a significant leap in our capabilities and we are already reaping the benefits.” Pushkinskaya Ploshchad has, since the installation of the first Goss Sunday press in April 2005, seen a move from well-known international publishers to place their orders in the Russian market where previously they were printed abroad. Lebedev explains, “Publishing houses such as Independent Media, Hachette Filipacchi Shkulev, ITC Publishing, Time-Out Publishing and RDV-MEDIA have started to move their print contracts back to Russia because of the improvement in quality of print on offer and we have been lucky enough to secure some of these contracts.” To secure further high profile print contracts Pushkinskaya has also invested considerably to extend the spectrum of post-press and logistical services it offers. “With this increased capacity Pushkinskaya Ploshchad will cover approximately 20% of the market share by 2006,” states Lebedev. “The start-up of the new high-speed presses allows us to produce high-volume print runs more economically with higher color quality which is what the market is currently demanding. We have already witnessed an increased demand for our services since the first installation which confirms our investment strategy.” The second of the new Sunday presses was installed on 1st September 2005. David Stamp, Global Director of Marketing for Goss International comments, “The Goss Sunday 4000, available with either 32-, 48- or 64-page capacity, is gaining substantial orders on both sides of the Atlantic. Together with its Goss Sunday 2000 and 3000 stable mates, the Sunday 4000 is proving the benefits of Goss International technology and innovation investment every day, worldwide.”