Sarasota Adds Goss Newsliner Towers to Metroliners

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By: E&P Staff

The Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune ordered two Global Newsliner tower additions for its two Metroliner presses from Goss International. Installation of the towers will be completed by the end of the year.

The paper recently upgraded its Metroliners with digital inkers and new controls. Driving the decision to add towers was a need to meet advertiser demand to place four-color ads in the main section, requiring eight more color pages in each Metroliner, according to Production Director David Harvey.

Four-color has been printed in advance runs.

Press-selection criteria included ease of integration into the existing press, inking system quality and fault tolerance. To be able to recover from power interruptions, Goss was the only supplier to offer a shafted option compatible with its existing equipment.

Citing frequent electrical service outages on the Gulf coast, Harvey said the problem of brief interruptions can be minimized by a shafted-drive press that would coast to a stop when the power was interrupted and be able to immediately restart when power returned.

Goss International Americas Senior Sales Manager Tom Reardon said total press tension control “provides consistent, high-quality printing throughout the run. That and the shafted design will enable the Herald-Tribune to hold registration on re-starts and, with the web intact, keep waste to a minimum.”

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