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Goldmann Group orders two new Goss Sunday 3000/32 web presses

Press release from the issuing company

September 18th, 2006 – One of the largest privately owned printers in Europe will install two new Goss Sunday 3000/32 presses at its facility in Tulln, Austria. The Goldmann Group specializes in the production of both commercial and newspaper products with high quality and short production windows. The gapless 2 x 8 presses will be duplexed and equipped with pinless combination and former folders to produce a wide variety of signatures from four to sixty-four pages. “We trust in Goss technology. Since 1980 we have installed a total of 20 Goss, Heidelberg and Harris web offset presses, including Sunday 3000 and Sunday 4000 presses. Our commitment has always been to invest in the latest technology to achieve maximum productivity and benefits for our customers,” comments Inge Feuchtinger, CEO of The Goldmann Group. “For us, the gapless blanket technology is a tremendous advantage for reducing downtime for blanket changes and achieving higher production speeds on wide presses,” she adds. The two four-unit Goss Sunday 3000/32 presses will have a 590 mm cut-off and 1830 mm web width and will be configured to run at 90,000 impressions per hour. Both presses will be equipped with Goss QPL (Quick Plate Loading) technology, which provides semi-automatic plate loading and fully automatic de-plating of the press, for a 40 percent reduction in plate changing time compared with standard semi-automatic plate changing. The new gapless Sunday presses will also be equipped with Goss Contiweb FD flying pasters with 1524 mm (60-inch) roll capacity. One press line will be fitted with a PCF-3 pinless combination folder handling two webs or four ribbons, with double parallel fold capacity. The other press line will be equipped with a PFF-3 pinless former folder handling two webs or eight ribbons. The presses will also include Goss Ecocool dryers, Omnicon controls and the Goss Web Center workflow system with the Omni Makeready feature for low waste and fast job changeovers. Inge Feuchtinger continues, “We chose the 2 x 8 configuration as it is the most effective way to produce high-pagination signatures at high speed, while also having the flexibility to run lower volumes cost-effectively. The two 2 x 8 Sunday 3000/32 presses will replace four existing M1000 B presses and, at the same time, give us an additional 50 percent production capacity. This will enable us to shorten the production cycle, giving our customers the advantage of faster output and the ability to accommodate last-minute changes.” Goldmann’s customers are leading magazine publishers and retail chains in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and Scandinavia. The company offers a complete portfolio of prepress, press and postpress services, applying the latest technologies in all areas. The Goldmann Group has a long history of printing dating back to 1900, when Ferdinand Goldmann I, great grandfather of Inge Feuchtinger, started the printing business as a letterpress printer in Lower Austria. In 1952, Ferdinand Goldmann III began developing the business into new technology areas with the installation of the company’s first offset presses in 1964 followed by web offset in 1968. In 1987 Goldmann expanded his operation through a joint venture in Hungary with Offset Nyomda of Budapest, and in 1989 Goldmann founded a newspaper division. Today the Group includes Goldmann Druck A.G and Goldmann Zeitungsdruck GmbH, Tulln, Austria; Moravia Press AS. Breclav, Czech Republic; Offset R.T. and Apollo Kft. Budapest, Hungary.

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