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New Goss Uniliner press system ordered for French government publications

Press release from the issuing company

The official publisher of the French administration, Dila (La Direction de l'Information Légale et Administrative), formerly known as Journal Officiel, has ordered a new Goss double-width Uniliner press to replace an existing single-wide Goss Universal press at its facility in Paris. The press, which will be in production in June 2011, will print both coldset and UV products to accommodate the range of publications required.

The full order by Dila is for two 45-centimeter cut-off Uniliner press lines. The first will include one two-high tower, two reelstands and a 2:5:5 folder and will be dedicated principally to the coldset production of the daily title, Journal Officiel. This has a pagination of anything from 24 up to 600 A4 pages and a circulation of around 9,000 copies, which will be printed in collect mode on the new press. The second press line will be configured to print a single web in full color and will include one four-high tower, a UV dryer, one reelstand and a 2.5.5 jaw folder. The UV equipped tower will be used to print the publications of what was previously La Documentation française, a sister organization of Journal Officiel, as well as publications focused on information of public, civil, legal, financial and commercial significance.

Replacing an existing single-width Goss Universal 2x1 press dating from 1994, the two Uniliner press lines will have a Goss T90 configuration, with reelstands and units at a right angle to the press axis. This provides a compact footprint with advantages for efficient operation, such as easier web-width changes.

According to Goss International sales manager Alain Calvet, Journal Officiel had a range of requirements from its new equipment, primarily the need for greater production versatility in a configuration that ensures long-term cost-effectiveness.

"We have a well-established relationship with the Journal Officiel, which has involved incremental upgrades and enhancements over years, including a complete refurbishment of the existing Universal press. This double Uniliner configuration offers the greater flexibility they need for UV and potential combined UV/coldset products, as well as the prospect of a viable production model for the long-term," comments Calvet.

Dating back to 1848, the Journal officiel is published six days per week providing information relating to the administration of the French Government, such as laws, decrees and circulars. The new press system will be installed at its facility in the heart of Paris, one kilometer from the Eiffel Tower.