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Goss introduces flexible printing system at Nexpo 2004

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June 21st, 2004 – The Goss International booth at NEXPO 2004 (#3313) is presenting a new printing concept for the future. Unveiled last month to astounded audiences at Drupa 2004 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the new Goss flexible printing system impressed customers and received enthusiastic reviews in early trade press reports from the show. The movie presentation at NEXPO in a Technology Theater environment introduces the concept for the first time in the Americas to demonstrate Goss' dedication to innovation for the market place and to gain customer comments in the U.S. Described as a “…radical vision of the newspaper press hall of the future” (PrintWeek magazine, UK, May 10, 2004), the Goss flexible printing system has been conceived to anticipate and meet the changing requirements of a successful newspaper publishing and printing operation. The keys to its unique design are Flexibility, Productivity and Quality. In “…its biggest major technological leap since 2002” (i-grafix, Australia, May 17, 2004), Goss introduces new technology focus areas for industry developments of the future, based on proven Goss technologies. The future concept offers publishers the solution to newspaper cut-off and format quandaries and future unknowns, through a truly flexible production solution with potential applications across the printing industry. An entirely new printing concept, Goss’ flexible printing system showcases the following key features aimed specifically at flexibility, productivity and quality: • Low height towers • 100% color • Optimized press configuration • Cut-off flexibility • Slide-open units • Automated plate changing • ‘Pre-set and Forget’ technology According to David Stamp, Goss International Worldwide Marketing Director, the Goss Technology Theater at Drupa confirmed Goss International as a truly innovative web press technology leader. “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. As the boundaries between newspaper and commercial print become obscured, Goss has identified key future needs for publishers. “Our Goss flexible printing system concept can offer unique format flexibility for the production of a wide range of actual newspaper sizes – all from one press line. Through the blending of our new creative thinking with our employees’ years of experience in high-performance web press design and manufacture, it indicates our long-term pledge to remain an innovation leader.” “Many influences are operating for change in the manufacture of newspaper presses and in the concept, Goss has captured most of them,” commented UK weekly trade journal Printing World (May 13, 2004). “The most talked about development within the newspaper sector during the show [Drupa 2004],” reported online publication Spindrift* (May 24, 2004). “You were left wondering why no-one has thought of this type of construction before – simple but eminently practical and flexible. It puts Goss… ahead of the competition as far as industrialized thinking is concerned.”