Idaho’s Lewiston Tribune recently embarked on an exhaustive analysis of inline controls systems, selecting manroland Goss web systems for their best-in-class solution. The Lewiston Tribune cited the high level of integration, automation, and component quality as key drivers for their decision. Recognized as one of the premier newspaper and commercial printers in the Pacific Northwest, this investment will further position the Tribune to provide exceptional quality while minimizing waste.
The Lewiston Tribune has been pushing the boundaries of print since 1892. Since the inception, the Alford family has led the newspaper with a strong commitment to honest journalism and utilization of ground-breaking technology. In 2007, the paper purchased a manroland Goss Uniset, one of the most automated and technologically advanced presses of the time, providing a platform to grow their commercial printing business and changing the dynamics of their business forever.
With a continued commitment to providing a high-quality product with the lowest cost per copy, the Tribune decided to invest in inline controls automation on their press. “Waste is our most significant cost contributor” stated Nathan Alford, Publisher at the Tribune. “It was clear to us that the manroland Goss inline controls were market leaders in measurement technology and their solution would allow us to effortlessly reduce waste and improve overall print quality”.
Jay Brown, Production Director recognized that system integration was a key factor to ensuring ease of use and a robust operating platform. “The familiar operating platform was a big advantage of the manroland Goss solution, but we also identified immense value in maintaining common controls hardware throughout the press”. “With 24/7 remote support, manroland Goss had a solution unparalleled by other inline controls suppliers”.
The density, register, and ribbon controls system will be installed and commissioned for production in the fourth quarter of 2020.