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#WPE14: Express Newspapers (Ceylon) Limited orders Goss Magnum Compact press

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#WPE14: Express Newspapers (Ceylon) Limited orders Goss Magnum Compact press

The order comprises three four-high Magnum Compact towers with one folder for 24-page single-width production with 546mm cut-off. Installation is scheduled to begin in spring 2015.

“The Magnum Compact press will give us benefits on many levels,” said Kumar Nadesan, Managing Director, Express Newspapers. “Apart from providing more page capacity, the new press is highly automated which will make our daily production more streamlined and efficient.”

The Goss Magnum Compact press is the world’s first – and only – 2x1 web offset press with an automatic plate-changer. The Goss Autoplate plate-changing facility will enable Express Newspapers to change a full set of 24 plates in less than five minutes, including ink presets.

In addition, Goss says, the ability to change a single plate in less than one minute will allow Express Newspapers to produce the multiple language editions of the company’s flagship newspaper, Virakesari, with unprecedented speed and efficiency. Full automation with pre-setting, automatic register control, ink filling and automatic reelstands are among the other time and waste-saving features.

Virakesari is a 28-page Tamil-language daily with a circulation of approximately 65,000 copies; the 72-page Sunday Virakesari has a circulation of around 120,000 copies and is distributed to 15 countries, including the UK, France, Germany, India, the Middle East, the USA, New Zealand and Australia. A weekly edition is also published in Doha, Qatar on Thursdays under the title Tamil Times and circulated throughout the Middle East.

In addition to the three editions of Virakesari, Express Newspapers publishes a raft of newspapers and coldset magazines.


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2014-10-13 18:25

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