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Kanagawa Shimbun, Japan, orders new Goss Newsliner 90 press for increased color and productivity

Press release from the issuing company

August 2nd, 2006 – Kanagawa Shimbun Co., Ltd. has ordered a new Newsliner 90 press from Goss International to increase its color capability and productivity. Publishing leading title, Kanagawa Shimbun, with a circulation of 220,000 copies every morning, this will be the seventh Goss press to be installed at its Ayase printing facility located in a suburb of Yokohama city, which is run by its affiliated company, Kanashin Offset. According to Kanashin Offset, the Newsliner 90 press is the perfect solution for strengthening its color printing and improving productivity at the facility. Masayuki Motoda, managing director and plant manager of Kanashin Offset, comments, “We have been operating Goss presses for many years and fully understand the structure, performance and operability that they afford. The speed of this new press, as well as the DigiRail digital inking system, are also major benefits to us and will allow us to keep up with the demand from our customers for higher quality and faster turnarounds.” The new press will consist of three four-high Newsliner towers, one folder and three RTP reelstands. It will be capable of printing 24 pages with 16 pages in full color at speeds up to 90,000 cph. The press will also be equipped with the latest Goss DigiRail digital inking system for faster makereadies, reduced waste, easier operability and better print quality. Kanashin Offset was established in 1890 and is headquartered in Yokohama city, southwest of metropolitan Tokyo. As well as printing Kanagawa Shimbun it also prints several other contract newspapers. The company has been a long-term Goss press user since the first installation of a single-width Urbanite II press in 1984. Currently, two Urbanite II presses, three Metroliner presses and a shaftless Newsliner press installed in March 2004 are in operation. Hajime Sajiki, director of Goss International’s Sayama facility concludes, “Kanagawa Shimbun has been one of our most important customers since investing in the Urbanite II, and we are committed to helping them improve their newspaper production including both daily operation and maintenance tasks. I believe the Newsliner 90 with its enhanced features providing flexible production will contribute to their higher productivity and enhanced quality printing.”

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