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Goss reveals Today, Tomorrow and the Future at Drupa 2004

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February 9th, 2004 – Goss International today announced that it will have a major presence at Drupa in May this year and will present future concepts to drive print. With a theme of ‘Today …Tomorrow … The Future’, the Goss show presence in Hall 17 promises products, services and developments that demonstrate expertise in innovation and execution. Under its show banner, Goss International continues its theme of ‘Innovation for Business’. The 1,025m² (11,000 sq. ft.) booth will demonstrate the company’s philosophy of innovation to provide immediate and lasting benefits for customers, in terms of added value, productivity, efficiency and profitability. Providing solutions for short- and long-term publishing requirements, the Goss International exhibit features the latest press technology both for new installations and enhancements, as well as innovation to lead the way and challenge conventional wisdom. Goss … Today …Tomorrow … The Future Today – For customers who are looking for performance upgrades and extended life in their existing press systems, ‘Today’ references the Goss Lifetime Support Services portfolio of current technology features and programs. Available in the shortest timeframe, Goss Lifetime Support products and services offer immediate quality, efficiency and productivity improvements for state-of-the-art press capabilities. They include global initiatives in Parts, Service, Training and Enhancements. World Newspaper Press Systems Goss … Today Lifetime Support at Drupa includes: • The GATF InterTech Technology Award-winning Goss Digital Inking System. Proven both on new presses and as press upgrades in improving print quality, reducing ink usage, raising production efficiency and reducing press set-up and waste. The Goss booth will feature a standalone display of the latest generation Goss DigiRail Digital Inker. Building on its worldwide success, Goss Digital Inking is now available on most of the Goss press range from the Universal through to the Goss Colorliner. • The new Goss Automated Press Control System Console, featuring linked on-board unit and folder control panels for simple set-up and full press diagnostics – available on new presses and for retrofitting to existing presses as a console or with additional press management information system (PICS) software. • The full range of Goss ENHANCE products, from folder upgrades to automatic cylinder lubrication and unit inching, which furnish existing presses with greater runnability, operability, improved maintenance and effectiveness. Tomorrow – Where a new press investment is preferred, the Goss booth at Drupa presents single, double and triple wide press options to meet any printing scenario. Providing the opportunity to get up close to the technology, the Goss Drupa booth will feature a range of press four-high footprints where customers can view the product developments that characterize global expertise in innovation and execution. Apart from supplying innovative and high productivity new presses, Goss International is a world leader in four-high tower additions – on Goss presses as well as on presses from other suppliers. With well over 50 such projects completed worldwide, Goss has a proven track record in this type of major press expansion. Press towers on show at Drupa will represent Goss’ worldwide innovation, design and manufacturing capabilities – bringing together the best of the company’s collective know-how to meet customer needs in any global market. Goss will have presentations and information on all newspaper press systems including the Goss Colorliner, Goss Global Newsliner, Goss Uniliner, Goss Universal and Goss Community product ranges. The Future – Addressing and embracing the future, the highlight of Goss International’s booth at Drupa will be the Goss Technology Theater. Based on tried and tested Goss technologies treated to a totally new approach, ‘Goss … The Future’ references new technology messages to be presented at Drupa and beyond. Originating from a Goss R&D focus on flexibility, print quality and productivity, the Technology Theater at Drupa goes far beyond conventional press design. The various presentations will showcase individual Goss technologies and also a future printing system that tackles the needs for running a successful newspaper publishing and printing operation, solving the format quandary and allowing truly flexible production. The Goss Technology Theater at Drupa will schedule shows each day which include specific technology updates on subjects such as ‘Goss Digital Inking’ plus many other topics. “Our Drupa Technology Theater will enhance Goss International’s reputation as a truly innovative web press technology leader,” comments David Stamp, Goss International Worldwide Marketing Director. “True to our belief in ‘Innovation for Business’, as a company we have dedicated ourselves to finding ways to help our customers stay profitable, competitive and confident in their web press supplier. The Goss booth concept for Drupa epitomizes this purpose through the presentation of our solutions for every timescale, but the technology theater above all, indicates our long-term pledge to remain an innovation leader. “Through the blending of our new creative thinking with our employees’ years of experience in high performance web press design and manufacture, our Drupa exhibition presence is designed to satisfy both current and future markets. Our Drupa concept underlines the whole theme of Goss’ continued commitment to customers for today, tomorrow and the future.”