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Goss International Emphasizes Web Offset Innovation At IPEX 06

Press release from the issuing company

January 11th, 2006 – IPEX will see Goss International move ever closer to its vision of a fully automated future for web offset. Goss International will showcase a range of its latest press, finishing and workflow solutions, providing customers with technologies that push the boundaries of web offset production and add real value to print. These technologies include the Goss Automatic Transfer system for non-stop production, Goss Autoplate automatic plate changing, the Goss Web Center workflow solution, as well as the innovative Goss Flexible Printing System taking newspaper production to new levels of productivity and flexibility. Additionally, Goss International finishing solutions will further demonstrate the company’s commitment to integrated, high-quality web offset production, from data input through printing to postpress. “Goss is focused on continually improving the value proposition for customers,” points out Eric Bell, European Marketing Manager at Goss International. “At IPEX this is shown through products designed for increasing quality and flexibility, wider webs and faster speeds, achieving higher productivity and improving makereadies and paper waste. Our web offset focus and innovative technologies are keeping our customers and print at the center of the media market place.” Goss Presses From the extensive Goss product portfolio a number of commercial printing units will be exhibited at the Goss stand C70, in Hall 5, throughout IPEX. These include a unit from the versatile and high-quality Goss M-600 press, which has sold nearly 2000 units worldwide, and printing units from both the Goss Sunday 2000 and Sunday 4000 press ranges. The Sunday press range offers a fully automatic plate changing system, extensive makeready and waste reduction features, and gapless capability. Live Autoplate plate change demonstrations will take place on the Goss M-600 printing unit, and Autoplate and blanket change demonstrations will be done on the Goss Sunday 2000 unit. The Sunday 2000 unit will also be equipped with the Goss Automatic Transfer technology. Workflow and Lifetime Support The innovative Goss Web Center workflow solution with advanced automation features, including Omni Makeready, Omni Reporting, Omni Presetting and open CIP4/JDF architecture, will demonstrate how printers can move ever closer to lights-out production. Information will also be available on Goss Lifetime Support services, which include OEM parts, training, enhancements and service support. Finishing Goss will be revealing the latest developments to its finishing range including the Goss Pacesetter high-volume saddlesticher for the production of customized printed products, the Goss Magnapak packaging system for inserting, collating and wrapping newspapers and the Universal Binder adhesive binder. Goss is focused on high net productivity in the finishing sector, in combination with advanced product personalization. Finally, also on display will be an exhibit from the award-winning Goss Ecocool integrated dryer solution and detailed information on the full range of Goss newspaper press systems. Eric Bell concludes, “We are looking forward to meeting our customers at IPEX and having the opportunity to offer them the support and expertise they need to develop their businesses.” Find out more about Goss and IPEX by pre-registering for free entrance tickets via the Goss link on the IPEX website at www.ipex.org/Goss. IPEX is to be held in Birmingham NEC on April 4-11th, 2006. Goss International welcomes its customers to join them in Hall 5, stand C70.