Since completion last year of the installation of the first triple-wide Goss Uniliner press in the USA, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PG) is on its way to achieving key business and performance criteria stated at project outset. Increased advertiser activity as well as readers’ response indicate the success of investment in new production capabilities and wide-scale redesign.
The press line comprises four four-high printing towers with a 21-inch (533 mm) cut-off, four reelstands and a double-couple J2:5:5 jaw folder. Reelstands are positioned in the ‘T90’ configuration, that is, at right angles to the press line, providing easy access for press crew.
For maximum productivity the printing units are capable of up to 80,000 full-color copies per hour in straight production (48 broadsheet pages) or 40,000 copies per hour for collect production (96 pages of full color). These output speeds are enhanced by makeready advantages including motorised pre-set ink keys, spray bar dampening, register system, automated folder settings and shaftless press drives. For flexibility, a wide range of equipment specifications increase the production options.
With a history dating back to 1786 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, under a range of titles and ownership, has been reflecting and leading thought in Pennsylvania for well over 200 years. Today, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is Western Pennsylvania’s largest newspaper with a daily printed circulation of around 140,000 rising to more than 270,000 copies on Sunday.
Visit SL Kulkarni Cyril Graphics, distributors of Goss International in Hall 1, Stall I06, PAMEX ’15.