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Xi'an Daily places second Goss Newsliner order

Press release from the issuing company

Just two months after announcing an order for an eight-unit shaftless Goss Newsliner press, central China's Xi'an Daily Printing Center has ordered a second, almost identical double-width press line. Part of a wider pressroom modernization plan, the press is scheduled for installation in July 2010.

Referencing large-scale increased circulations of flagship titles Xi'an Daily and Xi'an Evening News behind a requirement for greater color capacity, the addition of this second press will provide further versatility in producing up to 32 full-color broadsheet pages from either press in collect mode.

Like the initial order, the new 75,000-copies-per-hour Newsliner press consists of two four-high printing towers, one 2:3:3 jaw folder and two load-bearing reelstands. In addition, the folder configuration will include a panorama gatefold capability. By shifting the double-wide web sideways instead of slitting, this system enables full page-wide gatefolds on one or both edges that can be folded in or outwards. The capability is expected to draw advertisers looking for new wide display opportunities in the leading daily newspapers, including additional centerspreads and pull-out sections.

Mr. Hao Xiaoqi, the president of Xi'an Daily explained, "We're very confident in the quality and design of the Goss Newsliner press and we have been very happy with our experience to date with Goss International – hence the decision to invest in another, almost identical configuration to further boost capacity. With the modified folder arrangement of this second press we will not only be able to offer our advertisers additional color pages but also a whole new promotional concept, which is certain to capture the attention of the hundreds of thousands of people who read our titles daily."