Advance Orders First Six-Tower Goss Magnum Compact

Executives from Advance Publications confirmed an order for a six-tower Goss Magnum Compact press following live print tests at the Goss manufacturing facility. Pictured from the left are: Peng Yong, Ben Liang, Goss International; Keith Dawn, Staten Island Advance, associate publisher; Wesley Clements, Mark Oggero, Goss International; Mark Grunlund, Advance Central Services, director of manufacturing; Russ Kliese, Goss International; John Giustiniani, Staten Island Advance, director of production; Dan Picco, Goss International; Bob Walters, Staten Island Advance, commercial print manager.

STATEN ISLAND, NY—Advance Publications will install a new Goss Magnum Compact press here this fall—a move that will add versatile, short-run capability in combination with output capacity approaching that of its existing double-width system.

The installation, which is expected to be completed by October, will make Advance Publications the first United States user of the press.

The six full-color Magnum Compact print towers and one folder will accommodate a growing volume of contract newspaper, commercial and insert printing, and also back up a double-width press used to print the daily Staten Island Advance newspaper.

Advance Publications executives were on hand for live print tests at the Goss manufacturing facility—tests that included fully automatic plate changes.

“We looked at many double-width, single-width and digital options to support our vision of a modern, multi-product print operation,” said John Giustiniani, director of production at the Staten Island Advance. “Versatility, job-change speed, print quality and simple, cost-effective operation make the Magnum Compact unique—and the right press to meet our needs.”

Giustiniani added: “We were particularly impressed by its clever configuration, which takes advantage of the low 7’ 2″ height of its towers—a feature that is allowing us to add the capacity we need with only very minor modifications to our existing building.”

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