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Ukrpolygraphmedia orders Ukraine's first Goss Uniliner press

Press release from the issuing company

February 5th, 2007 – Ukrpolygraphmedia, based in Kiev, Ukraine, has invested in a new shaftless Goss Uniliner press comprising of both heatset and coldset towers for the production of magazines and newspapers. With a cut-off of 600 mm and a speed of up to 75,000 copies per hour, this will be the first Goss double-width press to be installed in the country. Gregory Shverk, print plant manager of Ukrpolygraphmedia comments, “The Goss Uniliner press is the first of its kind in our market, and we are very pleased to be pioneers in this respect. As an existing user of the Goss Community press we have come to see the Goss brand as a symbol of quality both in terms of products and excellent customer service and support.” The Uniliner press will be installed during the autumn of 2007. One four-high tower will have three form rollers and a heatset drying package and a 2:3:3 folder with quarterfold capabilities. A four-high coldset tower with two form rollers will have a 2:3:3 folder with quarterfold and double parallel capability. Gregory Shverk continues, “The 2:3:3 jaw folder is a very versatile piece of equipment, which suits a wide variety of product formats. The addition of the quarterfold attachment will enable us to enhance our product offering with the ability to produce 3 x 6 inch school and paperback books.” The press will be fully equipped with the award-winning Goss DigiRail digital inking system which consistently delivers the precise quantity of ink, allowing presetting systems to be fully utilized to deliver high quality, extremely low start-up waste and reduced operator intervention. The press will also be fitted with Goss OPCS level 3 press controls for advanced presetting. Level 3 controls allow for the presetting of many press parameters including ink keys, web tension, circumferential and lateral adjustments, infeed gain (coldset) and tension (heatset), cut-off compensation, RTF gain, lap adjustment and folding cylinder diameter adjustment. Gregory Shverk explains, “We hope that this level of control will significantly reduce the time it takes to complete jobs, maximizing both our productivity and our profitability.” Peter Selby, sales director at Goss International comments, “This is a landmark sale for Goss International in this region in the double-width market. The Uniliner press is designed for high-speed, high quality printing and will certainly put Ukrpolygraphmedia in a good position for securing its future as a leading printer in the region. The unique solution that has been provided will enable them to remain competitive and will play a key role in the publisher’s future success.”