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Atlantic Press selects second Goss C550 press for performance benefits

Press release from the issuing company

September 10th, 2007 – Insert printing specialist Atlantic Press, Inc. has ordered its second Goss C550 insert press for its Bedford Park, Illinois, facility to meet increased demand for advertising products. The new press will be installed in early 2008 and is expected to increase production capacity at the company by 33 percent.
The four-unit C550 press will feature Goss DigiRail digital inking, with 36 adjustable ink zones across the 50-inch web width. The press will also be the first Goss insert press fully equipped with Goss Contiweb auxiliary components, including automatic reel loading, a Contiweb FD flying paster with integrated infeed, and an Ecocool dryer with integrated chill rolls and afterburner.
“Our first C550 press has met and, in many areas, exceeded expectations, so making plans for expansion was easy: buy a second one,” explains Larry McInerney, vice president of Atlantic Press. “In our opinion, Goss C-series presses and folders continue to set insert industry standards, and the simplified operation, high print quality, speed and around-the-clock reliability of the C550 has given us some clear competitive advantages.”
Atlantic Press will equip the new C550 press with two Goss C700i 2:5:4 jaw folders for high throughput and fast turnaround of multiple edition changes. The new press will also feature motorized register control and have the ability to run in a duplex configuration with the existing C550 press.
McInerney comments, “DigiRail inking, automated controls and Goss Contiweb auxiliaries will make our second C550 press a truly innovative insert printing system.”
Atlantic Press has experienced an overall 15-percent increase in volume in 2006 and expects a further 12-percent rise in 2007. Bob Skubic, co-owner of Atlantic Press, remarks, “The combination of the C550 press with the C700i folder results in a press that can achieve high quantities in a very short period. This is very significant for our customers who want faster turnaround times.”
The decision to specify highly advanced control, auxiliary and automation features, including the award-winning DigiRail system, for the new C550 insert press was made to ensure consistency of quality. “Advertisers always want first-rate print quality and they are increasingly discerning when it comes to color reproduction, so we have invested heavily to ensure we can consistently meet the highest standards,” Skubic adds.
Now employing 160 staff, Atlantic Press was founded in 1926 as newspaper publisher Atlantic Printing & Publishing. In 1936, the company changed its name to Atlantic Press and evolved into a specialist four-color insert printer. As well as the Bedford Park facility, where the new Goss C550 insert press will be installed, the company has a second, 40,000-square-foot site at Oak Lawn, Illinois.