Beijing based newspaper publisher Guangming Daily has ordered a new Goss Universal press to increase color capacity and to pursue more sub-contract printing in the Chinese market. The new single-width, double-circumference (2x2) press will be mainly used to print the 150,000 copies a day of the Guangming Daily and 250,000 copies a day of the tabloid Xin Jin Bao.
Mr. Zhao Ping the deputy general secretary and factory director at Guangming Daily, comments, “We have established ourselves as an influential newspaper in China in the fields of science, technology, education and culture with a high reputation among academic institutions and state agencies. It is therefore imperative that we meet the demands of our readers by employing technology of the highest print quality to match our impactive journalism. We look forward to a new level of technology and productivity with the installation of the Goss Universal press in the first half of 2012.”
The new Goss press will include three four-high printing towers, three reelstands and two 2:3:3: jaw folders. The system will also include closed-loop color registration controls, an ink leveling system, blanket washers, two counter stackers and an in-line stitcher. Rated at a maximum of 80,000 cph, the press will generate higher productivity and more color pages for the national daily central government newspaper.
Launched in 1949 by the China Democratic League, and based in China’s capital Beijing, the Chinese language Guangming Daily considers itself a newspaper for intellectuals. The paper is also printed in the cities of Shenyang, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Chengdu and Kunming. With correspondents resident in many countries worldwide it has a large global circulation. As well as printing Guangming Daily, the publishing group also publishes three additional newspapers, four periodicals and a website.