(l to r) Graham Trevett, Goss International; David Pilcher, Sr. and James Pilcher, Freeport Press; Mike Shaw, Goss International.
With its first Goss Pacesetter 2200 saddlestitcher exceeding expectations, Freeport Press signed an order for a second one at the Graph Expo trade show in early October.
“The Pacesetter delivers high quality books at high speeds, is extremely reliable and easy to operate, and can be changed over very quickly from job to job,” explains David Pilcher, Sr., president and CEO of the publication printing specialist. “Those capabilities give us the highest possible net productivity, even in a short-run publication environment.”
The new 22,000-books-per-hour Goss saddlestitcher with eight hopper positions will be installed in the spring at the company’s facility in Freeport, Ohio. Goss International will equip the new finishing system with eight horizontal servo-driven hoppers as well as its FS22 flying stitcher, HT22 three-knife trimmer and BS60 counter stacker.
“Innovative business practices, an emphasis on employee development and continuous investment in state-of-the-art technology have made us a nationally recognized leader in high-quality, short-run niche publications and catalogues,” according to Pilcher. “The Goss Pacesetter technology is a good example of how putting great tools in the hands of great people can allow you to do great things for your customers.”
In continuous operation since 1880, Freeport Press is a privately owned company providing commercial heatset printing and finishing services to magazine, digest and catalog publishers. The company has earned G7 Master Printer status, manages press runs from 5,000 to more than 200,000 copies and provides digital solutions as well. Freeport press also offers a wide range of complementary mailing and distribution services including list management, co-mailing, drop shipping, an on-line ad portal, issue mapping software and a digital magazine solution.