Newsprint Pavilion: New Days at Newsday

Newsday, Inc. selected Goss International (Booth 845) for a highly specialized, multi-press reconfiguration project targeted to improve print quality and double color capacity and press speeds. The systems went into production in June at its facility in Melville, NY. The publisher operates multiple press lines to print its daily Newsday, which reaches nearly 1.4 million readers weekly on Long Island and in New York, as well as other products.

Working closely with Newsday, Goss combined components from existing Metro presses at the site to create three enhanced press systems with the capacity to print 96 tabloid pages, including 64 full-color pages, at up to 60,000 impressions per hour. The project included relocation of units and folders, modification of drive lines, repositioning of motors, and installation of customized stacking frames and platforming. Goss also added motorized registration capabilities to the presses and converted the web width of one press to 48".

The size, complexity, and tight time frame of the reconfiguration plan led Newsday to select Goss. “We needed a partner with far-ranging expertise in engineering, project management, manufacturing, installation, and start-up, and the ability to coordinate all those elements,” says Edward Bushey, VP of Operations and Distribution.

Goss and Newsday teamed up to conceptualize and engineer the press reconfiguration. Goss was responsible for project management, installation, and commissioning, with a technical team and press operators from Newsday assisting.

Specialized structural components were produced at the Goss machining and manufacturing facility in Kennedale, TX. “We appreciate this opportunity to work with a publisher that is taking such a creative, proactive approach to extend the competitive life of existing presses,” said Wesley Clements, VP of Sales for Goss Newspaper Products in North America. “This project goes far beyond a standard press expansion, and it gives us a chance to showcase how comprehensive, professional, and competitive our resources are.”