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Pro Line record speed on Goss C700i presses

Press release from the issuing company

January 17th, 2008 - U.S. insert printer Pro Line Printing Incorporated has set a record for productivity on Goss C700i insert presses. In one 12-hour shift, the company produced over two million impressions on two presses.

Both Goss C700i presses are configured with the award-winning Goss DigiRail digital inking system, a highly precise technology which replaces traditional 'open fountain' ink delivery, reducing start-up waste while delivering consistently high print quality. Steven Haire, vice president and general manager of the Pro Line Reno, Nevada Division, comments, "The technology that Goss International has introduced to Pro Line has helped us to be even more efficient, provide better quality to our customers, and has instilled pride in our employees knowing that they are producing top quality products time and again."

Sitting side-by-side, one C700i press at Pro Line averaged 84,775 iph - a total of 1,017,300 impressions over the course of the shift - while the second press produced 1,003,332 impressions, including a version change, averaging a speed of 83,611 iph.

Haire comments on the achievement, "To print over one million impressions on two presses on the same shift takes a high level of teamwork, not just from the press crews but from everyone involved. From accurate plates in prepress to the paper handlers and the packaging crews - it comes down to cooperation, training and determination to reach this level of efficiency."

Pro Line was the first printer in the world to equip a Goss insert press with DigiRail inking technology. Haire says that Pro Line's low makeready waste levels are due largely to the accuracy of the DigiRail presets. "The presets are unbelievable - there is virtually zero fluctuation in the ink densities once they are set," he explains.

Haire confirms, "Production speed is one of the few things that can differentiate printers from the competition. In this market, it is not only quality, service and on-time delivery, but how quickly you can turn a job around that makes you stand out from the crowd."

Pro Line currently operates 19 Goss presses, including 12 C700i presses, and specializes in producing newspaper inserts for major retailers in the U.S.A., including Wal-Mart and Home Depot. Pro Line Printing has three other sites across the U.S.A. in Pineville, North Carolina; Arlington, Texas and Avon, Connecticut.

Tom Reardon, senior sales manager for Goss International, concludes, "Pro Line strives to achieve the very best quality and service for its customers by embracing new technologies and delivering on its promises. Its pioneering spirit has enabled it to maintain and reach its ambitious growth targets by constantly pushing forward for greater efficiencies. Pro Line is now reaping the benefits of their past investments with this latest achievement. We look forward to our continued collaboration into the future and are confident about their continued success."