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Hürriyet Gazetecilik chooses Goss International for press upgrades

Press release from the issuing company

August 12th, 2008 – Turkey's largest newspaper publisher, Hürriyet Gazetecilik ve Matbaacilik A.?. – part of the Do?an Yayin Holding Group – has placed a major order with Goss International to upgrade two existing Goss HT70 presses at its Do?an Printing Center in Istanbul – the largest printing center in Turkey.

Dogan Printing Center (DPC) currently operates three Goss HT70 presses. The upgrade will involve the transfer of two four-high towers and one two-high tower from press 1 into presses 2 and 3 to enhance the productivity and extend the life of both presses.

A spokesperson for Do?an Yayin Holding explains the reasons behind the reconfiguration. "We are now at a stage with our daily titles where we need to increase color capacity to fulfill the requirement for editorial and advertising content. Our HT70 presses have proved very reliable and produce excellent color quality. The most logical and cost effective solution for us is to use the existing units from press number 1 and reconfigure them to fit into presses 2 and 3."

Dogan Printing Center currently prints ten daily titles seven days a week from its 17,000m² facility in Istanbul, including Hürriyet, Milliyet, Posta, Radikal, Referans and Fanatik, with a combined daily circulation of 2,250,000 copies.

As part of the upgrade to integrate the existing units from press 1 into presses 2 and 3, Goss International will also supply new equipment including four unit-mounted turner bars, shaftless upgrades to the existing lower formers and outfeed and web tension systems to complement those already in operation. Adjustments will also be made to improve color registration from the existing equipment.

When the upgrade is completed both presses will consist of five four-high towers each with six reelstands and the ability to produce up to 48 broadsheet pages with 40 in full color.

Peter Selby, Goss International sales director for Turkey concludes, "This interesting project makes the best use of the current press equipment at DPC Istanbul facility. We have worked at a number of sites in the Group in recent years and have proved that our project management skills and ability to work with the customer to come up with unique solutions that fit its business plans are second to none."