A nine-year-old press will replace one installed three decades ago at New England Newspapers in Pittsfield, Massachusets.
The four-tower automated Goss SSC for the company’s flagship Berkshire Eagle is capable of printing a 32-page tabloid in four-colour, with the potential to install a three-wide assembly to produce a 24-page broadsheet.
ImPressions Worldwide will remove the existing 30-year-old Goss Urbanite and install, commission and provide training on the automated 2012 SSC press. Iw says that producing daily newspapers, it could have semicommercial capacity, allowing the company to expand.
“This short cut-off, high quality press is a perfect solution that will lead to success,” says Tom Loesch, president of the supplying company. “As a privately owned local newspaper, the Berkshire Eagle is committed to keeping ink on paper with this major investment.”
Founded in the 1890s, the Berkshire Eagle was the winner of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.