By: E&P Staff
As part of its expansion plan, China’s People’s Daily, headquartered in Beijing, has ordered a two-around Goss Universal press from Goss International. With six four-high towers and a speed of 75,000 copies per hour, the press will provide capacity to handle growth in subsidiary titles.
The Universal will be installed at the end of 2010. A new plant is planned to accommodate more new presses in the future.
The Universal will replace a Metroliner, installed in the early 1980s as the first Goss newspaper press in China. The new press’ selection was based on the older press’ quality and reliability, according to Wang Jinhu, director of the People’s Daily printing center.
Two-around printing and two folders provide for a range of webbing options, with full color throughout a 24-page broadsheet or 48-page tabloid. Two folders allow full capacity to be applied to one product or split to deliver two products simultaneously. Fast makeready and automated job-change features of the press are expected to enable efficient switching from one title to another.
The company’s satellite plants across China produce localized editions of People’s Daily and other titles, many printed on Goss presses, including singlewide Community SSC and Magnum 4 models. Its other titles include People’s Daily Overseas Edition, China Energy Daily, International Financial Daily, Jiangnan Times, Global Times, Securities Times, Health Times and Satire and Humor. The company also prints several monthly magazines.