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Las Vegas newspaper will update packaging operations with Goss control technology

Press release from the issuing company

April 21st, 2007 – The Las Vegas Review-Journal has selected control technology from Goss International to update and fully integrate a packaging operation that processes an average of 12 million preprinted inserts weekly. The newspaper will add Goss Omnizone supervisory controls and equip four existing Goss NP630 inserters with latest-generation Goss Omnicon controls and downstream control technology. The Review-Journal added the four NP630 inserters and new supervisory controls in 2000. Packaging manager Mike Riordon says the new technology will further integrate the packaging process - including inserting, stacking, ink-jetting and cart loading – and is necessary to advance to what he calls “the next level” of insert zoning. “Our current systems have run exceptionally well for seven years, but we are quickly approaching the limitations of what the software can do,” Riordon explains. “Upgrading to the latest Omnizone, Omnicon and downstream control technologies will improve efficiency and give our insert advertisers more options and more flexibility.” The PC-based Goss Omnicon inserter controls are designed to support advanced microzoning and selective inserting capabilities. Omnizone supervisory controls include modules to manage advertising orders, production planning, inventory and automatic downloading of production data to the inserting and packaging components. “There was very little question about sticking with Goss technology,” according to Riordon. “Their inserters and software are exceptional for high-volume productivity and zoning, their support has been outstanding, and it makes good sense to maintain an integrated single-vendor system.” The Las Vegas Review-Journal uses Goss Newsliner presses to print 180,000 copies daily and 220,000 copies on Sundays. The paper averages 75 preprinted supplements per week, with an average of 45 on Sundays.