Northwest Offset Printing completed its first run on its “new” pressline on June 1 as scheduled. The eight-tower Goss Magnum Press was supplied, delivered and installed by imPRESSions Worldwide.

Last year, NWOP built a 75,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to house the 22” cut-off Magnum press and will assume the printing of The Spokesman-Review in the near future. The move to the single-wide with a heat set option will broaden the ability to provide expanded commercial printing, said a press release from imPRESSions. The new plant will provide prepress, printing, packaging, direct mail and transportation services.

The five-month installation project began in January and has remained on track. The press has the ability to run a three-section newspaper on one folder, plus quarter folded heatset jobs on the other folder. Automation includes upgraded AVT remote ink and Baldwin Vision auto register.