Operations Exclusives
16 results total, viewing 1 - 16
Help us recognize the heart and soul of our industry, the leaders who help us produce quality products each day while keeping an eye on our bottom lines! Nominate a colleague today so we can salute them and share their ideas to the global news publishing industry, in our 2022 class of "Operations All-Stars!" Don't wait because we'll be featuring "All-Stars" each month! more
The Rent-a-Pressman (RAP) program dispatches pressmen to newspapers, large commercial printers and other operations who need them in a pinch. It’s a growing offering for imPRESSions, headquartered in Burlington, Washington. Among the presses the imPRESSions team has run are Baker Perkins, Hantscho, Goss Community, Goss Urbanite, Goss Sunday, DGM 440 and Heidelberg Mercury. more
With print diminishing, are newspaper companies looking to press retrofits and upgrades these days rather than buying a new press? E&P put that question to QIPC-EAE and DCOS Automation, both of whom do press component upgrades in the U.S., among other services and solutions. more
Printing equipment manufacturer Heidelberg is bolstering its push for apprentices in the U.S. The call for new talent comes as many U.S. companies struggle to find workers, and the country saw record employee quit rates in recent months.   more
Today, the cost of every resource seems to be increasing in the newspaper industry. Now, more than ever, it is essential for the industry to come together to form unique solutions. One of those increasing costs comes from the United States Postal Service. However, even with their constant rate increases, postal delivery can be a bargain! more
At one time or other, everyone in the newspaper printing industry experiences sleepless nights worrying about running low on paper, plates, ink or one of the many consumables necessary for daily operation. Here's some advice on the transportation woes and labor shortages that compound supply-chain issues for pressrooms. more
It appears the United States Postal Service (USPS) is jumping on the bandwagon, adding one more financial and operational burden to newspapers nationwide. Effective Aug. 29, the Postal Regulatory Commission approved raising rates for newspapers to 9%. The National Newspaper Association (NNA) and News Media Alliance pushed back on these increases. more
There’s no shortage of leadership and can-do spirit in newspaper production departments and printing plants around the country. That’s what the industry revealed to the International Newspaper Group (ING) and Editor & Publisher (E&P), co-sponsors of the 2021 Operations All-Stars Awards, which this year received four times the number of nominations compared to the previous year. more
Our relationships with external printing customers should be a partnership, with both sides benefiting. We must provide customers with quality reproduction, reliability and fair pricing. At the same time, our customers must understand that our expenses continue to rise, and as a result, we need to occasionally adjust pricing to remain competitive. more
Moving print operations can be one of the most challenging decisions any property has to make. It affects employees, readers and advertisers throughout our communities. It requires a tremendous amount of consideration and preparation and many agonizing hours reviewing financial options. more
Throughout my many years in the newspaper industry, I’ve strived to be a forward thinker. Spending time on what was or could have been doesn’t get us too far both in our industry and life in general. Over the last few years particularly, we’ve all been challenged to maintain an optimistic outlook for newspapers. more
Throughout the pandemic, many of our main offices and print facilities that were normally open to the public shut down. Signs appeared on front doors telling walk-in customers we were temporally closed to the general public and customers were either directed to call or conduct business online. During these trying times, many of our employees fielded phone calls from home, and we did our best to conduct business as seamless as possible. more
From pre-press to post-press, vendors continue to partner with newspapers, allowing us to improve quality and efficiencies. As our industry experiences sharp declines in revenue and circulation, these changes affect our bottom line, and our suppliers have fought right along with us. more
Once pages and files are released to platemaking, there are several areas throughout the process that must work together to produce the final product and get it into the hands of readers. Typically, when the printing is complete, the focus quickly turns to one of the most critical areas of any production department—the mailroom. more
The Post and Courier newspaper in Charleston, S.C. has announced the purchase of a 2008 Goss Magnum Single Width Press, originally housed in Skelleftca, Sweden. According to a press release, the press is currently being dismantled, crated and transported via container ship to the U.S. with an expected arrival time of March 2021. more
As the printing and publishing industry adjusts to change, we continue to seek new and more financially responsible ways to maintain sustainability—or in some unique cases find profitability. … more