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Venezuelan publisher taps Goss International

Press release from the issuing company

Diario Panorama of Maracaibo, Venezuela, has chosen Goss International for a web width reduction, Digital Page Pack and controls upgrade on its existing Goss Metroliner and MetroColor presses. The publisher produces 150,000 copies Monday to Saturday of Panorama and Mi Diario newspapers and 170,000 copies on Sundays.

Luis Enrique Ramirez, production manager at Diario Panorama, comments, "The reduction in web width and digital inking system on our Metroliner and MetroColor presses will enable us to reduce our costs at a time when newsprint has seen large price increases. This will enable us to produce a more cost efficient newspaper as well as improve the print quality our readers experience. At the same time our waste will be reduced, providing additional environmental benefits."

Founded in 1914 and currently employing around 560 people, Diario Panorama is one of a growing number of publishers in Latin America to reduce its web width. Ernesto Oliveira, head of sales for Goss International in Latin America confirms, "It's a growing trend among publishers in the area to reduce web width to achieve the economies of scale necessary and remain competitive in today's market place. We have carried out many projects such as these and are focused on completing them in a timely and cost effective manner with a level of experienced service and expertise unmatched by other suppliers."

Mr. Ramirez concludes, "Goss presses are some of the best in the world today and we are very satisfied that the reduction in web width will not only help us remain competitive but will also enable us to extend the productive life of our press."