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Goss International completes web-width reduction

Press release from the issuing company

El Nuevo D'a of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, chose Goss International for a web-width reduction project completed in early 2009. Four Goss presses, including two Colorliner systems, were converted. The publisher produces the daily newspapers El Nuevo Dia (220,000/day) and Primera Hora (140,000/day).

Jose Espinal, production vice-president at El Nuevo Dia, comments, "The rising cost of newsprint has meant that we have had to explore the opportunities to reduce our consumption while still providing an appealing newspaper to our readers. The reduction in web-width will allow us to reduce our costs while maintaining a tabloid product that satisfies our customers and market needs."

Espinal says web-width reduction is only one component in a wider effort to improve the competitiveness and appeal of his company's newspaper products. "One of the biggest threats is lower advertising and circulation revenues," he explains. "To overcome these threats we have reduced our operational costs and become more efficient, but without sacrificing our customer service excellence. We improved the value to our customers by increasing the full color capacity by 50 percent with additional units, and by upgrading the Headliner presses with new press consoles and DigiRail digital inking."

Ernesto Oliveira, head of newspaper sales for Goss International in Latin America, says, "A growing number of publishers in this region are choosing to reduce web-widths. We are focused on working with them to complete the projects in a timely, cost-effective and non-disruptive manner so they can keep pace with the changing requirements of the market and maintain a competitive edge."

Oliveira contends that the success of the project at El Nuevo D'a supports selecting Goss International for enhancements to Goss presses. "We can provide a level of experience and expertise that third-party suppliers cannot match and we have access to original parts and documentation," he concludes.