Newspaper & Technology

Goss International merges legal entities in France

Uniting their two operations in France as a single corporate entity on January 1, 2012, Goss International took another step to enhance service to customers through its manufacturing and support centers in Europe. The organizational move will not impact capabilities or the size of the workforce at the major European facilities that Goss International maintains in Nantes and Montataire, France as well as Preston, England and Boxmeer, The Netherlands.

“We continue to provide printers and publishers with a unique combination of local responsiveness and a worldwide manufacturing platform, including major press and auxiliary manufacturing operations in Europe,” commented Jochen Meissner, Goss International president and CEO, adding, “Merging legal entities in France is a natural step that will increase transparency for our customers.” Following the merger of the current Goss International Montataire, SA and Goss Systèmes Graphiques Nantes, SAS legal entities, Goss International resources at the two facilities in France will operate as Goss International France.

Goss M-600, Sunday 5000, and Sunday 4000 commercial web presses as well as Colorliner, Uniliner and Universal newspaper press models are manufactured at the Goss International facility in Montataire. The Nantes facility maintains responsibility for engineering and service for the above mentioned newspaper press models. Among projects currently in process at the Goss Montataire facility are a Colorliner CPS eight-tower newspaper press that will be delivered to Scotland in 2012, a Sunday 5000 96-page web press that will be installed in Germany, and Sunday 4000 short-grain presses for printers in Germany and France.

Pune to host WAN-IFRA India 2012 Conference

To be held during September 26-27, the conference will address the challenges
and opportunities of newsroom, printing and cross-media advertising environments

For the first time, the city of Pune, which was recently rated as the second best city in India to live in will play the perfect host to this year’s WAN-IFRA India Conference, to be held at Pune Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre. WAN-IFRA India 2012, the twentieth annual conference of WAN-IFRA South Asia, will have three parallel tracks, including Newsroom Summit, Printing Summit and Cross-media Advertising Summit, to discuss the business and technology challenges and provide a direction into the future of the news publishing industry in the region. The conference will draw much significance in the backdrop of the digital media revolution facing the South Asian news publishing industry in one hand and the challenge of managing the growth of print media business on the other hand.

The conference will be preceded by two pre conference workshops on the topics, including: 'Online video production' and 'PDF workflow'. More than 400 delegates are expected to attend the event. Further details of the event and the conference topics will be available soon.

Pressline continues strengthening installation base in book printing segment

After being highly acclaimed by the newspaper segment, Pressline continues strengthening installation base in book printing segment. The success story started with book printing web offset supplied to International Print O Pack Pvt Ltd (IPP) at Noida and now a lot printers have recognized the Pressline products for book printing segment. Recently, a 4HI tower for 4/4 colour printing with a Quarter Page has been supplied to Lakshmi Offset, Shivakasi which is a highly sensitive printing market.

The other book printers who have been supplied Pressline machines are Bhagat Printers, Chennai and SDR Printers, Noida. Next two machines are being supplied to Ahmedabad’s reputed book printers. Apart from the domestic market, Pressline has also shipped a machine to South Sudan to a Charitable Institution which wants to print newspaper as well as books. The configuration meant for them is for one 4HI tower and two mono units with the Quarter Page folder of the PRIMA model.

Book printer’s choice for Pressline (specially PRIMA model) is basically on account of the fact that machine has double roll stand with semi-automatic splicing facility which helps to change the roll at the speed of 4 - 5 K resulting in saving of time and precious paper.

PM releases postage stamp in the memory of the founder of Jagran

The prime minister, Dr Manmohan Singh releasing a postal stamp in the memory of late Purnchandra Gupta in New Delhi on January 02, 2012. Sachin Pilot, the minister of state for Communications and Information Technology, and Mahendra Mohan Gupta, chairman-managing director and managing editor of Dainik Jagran are also seen.

Discovering folding possibilities

-with another ingenious little invention ‘mini-plow’

Discover the folding possibilities with the Media Markt.Over 50 years ago, a bent Allen key revolutionized people’s attitude towards buying furniture. In 1963, a mouse sped up the development of computers. And they still pop up today, these ingenious little ideas that make possible what before seemed unimaginable. In newspaper production, the mini-plow certainly belongs among them. “With the idea and the approach, the mini-plow has everything an invention needs to be successful. It is easy to operate, inexpensive to implement in production, requires little space, is universal in application, and offers many possibilities,” says Andreas Ullmann from Presse-Druck Augsburg, Germany.

Uniquely high number of product design possibilities! From a technical standpoint, the patented mini-plow folds the edge of the paper web a maximum width of 80 millimeters. From a marketing point of view, this sounds very different. For Media Markt, the consumer electronics store chain, “The striking special form of advertising was ideal for the giant re-opening of the company’s store in Augsburg-Göggingen following renovations.” Words of praise that Ulrich Hartmann, managing director of that store, especially directs at his media partner, the Augsburger Allgemeine. Due to the longstanding cooperation, Media Markt has time and again achieved maximum attention with new possibilities (most recently even in 3D) regarding quality and creativity in ads and supplements.

At Presse-Druck, the mini-plow supplements the other special forms of advertising perfectly. In the last two years, the company has developed many creative promotional products such as nano booklets and nano-fold posters, and now the mini-plow fold opens up completely new design possibilities.

Undemanding: mini-plow, maximum service! It is not difficult to expand the product range of an existing manroland press with the inexpensive mini-plow. The solely mechanical fold construction does not need a software link and can be fitted wherever there is a Bay Window possibility. Besides that, the mini-plow features intuitive operation, is sturdy, and designed to work with COLORMAN press speeds. Service for the mini-plow is of the usual high standard. To expand the production possibilities of existing presslines, manroland offers an upgrade that on request includes project planning, installation, commissioning and production monitoring.

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