Swedish Publisher-Printer Orders Goss Magnum 4

By: E&P Staff

Swedish newspaper printer and publisher Tryck i Norrbotten ordered a footprint-shaftless Goss Magnum 4 press as part of a larger project that also includes upgrades to paper storage, logistics and post-press equipment.

The new press will be used to print a new newspaper next year at its plant in northeast Sweden. The operation already prints three to five newspapers nightly.

“Because of the national circulation of the newspapers within Sweden and the distances over which they need to be delivered, we have a very small time window in which to print. The Magnum 4 press will enable us to run at faster speeds and therefore increase our production capacity,” Tryck i Norrbotten Managing Director Erik Ranangen said in a statement.

Featuring Goss Omnicon level 3 imposition controls and motorized ink keys, the Magnum 4 will run up to 45,000 impressions per hour and will be equipped with eight four-high towers and a 1:3:3 jaw folder with half and quarterfold capability to deliver up to 64 tabloid pages. It will expand existing capacity from 72 pages, with 48 in color, to 64 full-color pages. Tryck i Norrbotten will be able to produce three sections in one run rather that two.

Citing the press’ speed and print quality (the company won Sweden’s 3M four-color print award in 2006 and came close again last year), Ranangen said “much less waste and greater operational efficiencies” are expected of the new Magnum 4, which fit into the available space.

Five-year-old Tryck i Norbotten publishes three of its own regional dailies and three free papers, and its prints a half-dozen other newspapers, as well as inserts annual and bi-annual titles and telephone directories.

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