Advance Publications will install a new Goss Magnum Compact press this fall in Staten Island, NY – 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 U.S. 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 backup a double-width press used to print the daily Staten Island Advance newspaper.
“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.
“The ability to go from job to job in two minutes or less with extremely low waste and operator effort makes this press cost competitive with digital printing at around 1,000 copies,” Giustiniani said. “And we will achieve the quality, economy and output of offset as the run lengths go up from there.”
“This investment in the heart of New York City will differentiate us among contract printers and publishers throughout the region,” said Keith Dawn, Staten Island Advance associate publisher. “The unique Goss solution will give us more versatility in producing our current titles and clear cost advantages in pursuing a wide range of newspaper and commercial work.”