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Dazhong News Group orders new Goss Universal 75 press

Press release from the issuing company

June 14th, 2006 – The Dazhong News Group based in Shandong province, China, has ordered a shaftless Goss Universal 75 press to increase capacity and quality for the publication of its leading newspaper Dazhong Daily. The new press will be installed alongside its existing Goss Universal 70 press at its Dazhong Daily Printing Center facility. The flagship Dazhong Daily newspaper is the mouthpiece for the Shandong Provincial Party but the Group also has a number of other titles and periodicals including Qilu Evening News, Rural Dazhong Daily, Life Daily, Mid Shandong Morning News, Peninsular City News, Economic Herald, City Sun, The Youth Journalist and Pioneer. Mr. Ma at Dazhong News Group comments, “The Dazhong Daily is a large-scale comprehensive newspaper for the Shandong province and in recent years we have concentrated on developing our strength through the launch of a number of smaller newspapers to cover all areas of interest for our readers. This has enabled us as a Group to become one of the leaders among Provincial Party newspapers nationwide. Our popularity has led to an increase in circulation which is why we have chosen to invest in new press equipment. We have a good history with Goss brand presses – both Community and Universal – and are impressed with the service we receive from Goss so decided to upgrade with the latest in the Universal press range.” The Universal 75 press is a two plate around, eight page press system capable of running at 75,000 copies per hour. With the flexibility and economy of a single-width press but the throughput of a double-width press, the Universal 75 is suitable for a number of applications including newspaper, directory and semi-commercial products. The new press will be configured as four four-high towers, two 2:3:3 folders and six splicers and will have a maximum print capacity of 24 broadsheet pages – eight full color and 16 spot color pages. The order also includes motorized ink keys, circumferential and lateral register controls and Goss level 2 press controls. Once installed, the new press will also be printing the Qilu Evening News which has a circulation of 1.2 million in the Shandong province. Mr. Ma concludes, “Our current Universal press is running very well. The addition of the Universal 75 will enhance our production facility and give us greater capacity to further expand our portfolio of printed products.”

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