By: E&P Staff
Responding to increased demand for color advertising and the need for a higher production level, local weekly La Manche Libre, St. Lo, France, ordered a four-tower shaftless doublewide Uniliner press from Goss International.
The press will be installed at the end of the year for production beginning in 2007.
Designed for medium-sized newspapers needing greater flexibility, the Uniliner is capable of speeds up to 75,000 copies per hour (37,500 copies in collect mode). The press for La Manche Libre will be configured as four four-high towers with a 2:3:3 folder with straight/collect push-button changeover and quarterfold capability.
Capable of producing 128 pages in full color, the press will double the paper’s current capacity. Besides La Manche Libre, it also will print Courrier de la Mayenne, Journal du Pays de Vitre, Le Haut Anjou, L’informateur and several free papers such as NOTA.
To ensure higher quality output, faster job turnaround and reduced makeready waste, the press was specified with Level 3 press controls with job-data storage, self-learning motorized ink keys with remote control and presetting, automatic independent circumferential and lateral register controls on every couple, three-roller dampening, web-tension controls and web-break detectors, remote diagnostic access to the entire press, and dust-extraction system.