By: E&P Staff
A Goss customer since 1963, Italian-language newspaper printer JB Offset, Westwood, N.J., has ordered a 21-unit Goss Community SSC press from Goss International for installation in a new, 40,000-square-foot facility early next year.
Operating at up to 35,000 copies per hour, the Community will be configured as three four-high towers and three three-high towers with a 578 mm cut-off. Goss International also will supply two N40 folders. Capable of printing up to a 96-page tabloid, with two separate mastheads, the press will improve overall capacity by 85%.
Goss International Regional Sales Manager Bruce Barna explains: “The new Goss N40 12-web folder was modified for JB Offset to produce the 17-inch La Repubblica tabloid, nestled into the 14-inch-tall America Oggi tabloid, creating up to a 96-page tabloid-size product, with two mastheads in one pass, eliminating costly and time-consuming post-press inserting.”
“We expect to see the color quality of these publications improve and also production times decrease significantly.” JB Offset Managing Director Domenico Delli Carpini said in a statement. “We also do the printing for many local newspapers,” he added, “and we will have the additional capacity to add new commercial printing customers.”