French Daily Adds Goss Uniliner Tower to Metro

By: E&P Staff

Le Courrier Picard, a regional daily in Amiens, France, will add a Goss Uniliner four-high tower to its Goss Metro press to handle longer print runs and rising demand for color advertising.

Le Courrier CEO Marc Delemotte said in a statement that the new equipment “enables us to double the number of color pages, while delivering the high print quality needed to meet today’s requirements. We did all this with minimum investment because of the compatibility of the Uniliner tower with our existing press.”

That compatibility minimizes operator training and press downtime, according to Goss. The new tower’s Goss digital inking will match the Metro’s inker set-up. A common control system for all the equipment is expected to facilitate the transition.

The Uniliner addition follows Le Courrier’s adoption of CTP in prepress and upgrades in post-press. Its color tower will replace a mono unit on the Metro press, which dates from 1977.

The tabloid prints 75,000 to 85,000 copies daily. Originally covering only the Somme region with four local editions, it has expanded with two editions for nearby areas.

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