By: E&P Staff
To increase print capacity at North Jersey Media Group, Goss International last month completed refurbishing an inactive Mitsubishi press at the publisher and commercial printer’s Rockaway Township, N.J., plant. The investment supports NJMG’s contract to print two New York state regional dailies for Gannett: The Journal News, for Westchester County, and the Poughkeepsie Journal.
Goss International reduced the web width to 44 inches, installed digital inking and added an ink presetting system. “We worked with Goss International to specify upgrades that would help us to keep waste levels low and provide first-class print quality,” Manufacturing Vice President Bob Konig said in a statement, adding that Goss held to an aggressive schedule that enabled NJMG to meet “an immovable launch date… without issue.”
For the project begun late last November, “the timeline for replacing the inkers and fountains, along with folder adjustments related to the web-width change, was tight,” said Goss Lifetime Support Senior Product Manager Tom Bernth.
Besides NJMG’s own dailies, The Record and Herald News, and 45-plus community newspapers, the Rockaway facility prints regional editions of Gannett’s USA Today.
NJMG installed two doublewide Mitsubishi offset presses in 1991, configured in much the same manner as the older TKS presses at the since-closed pressroom at its Hackensack headquarters.