By: E&P Staff
Britain’s Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday are to be printed in New York according to a four-year contract between Newsworld Corp. Ltd. and publisher Associated Newspapers.
Beginning in September, the papers will be produced seven days a week by a preferred supplier of Newsworld, using the distribute-then-print service it launched last year.
Initial distribution will be of the papers’ home editions, but a New York edition with local content and advertising eventually will be produced. Half of the expected 96 pages will be in full color. John Bird, managing director of Harmsworth Printing Ltd., the printing division of Associated Newspapers, said the Mail’s U.S. editions are aimed at the United Kingdom’s expatriate community.
“With our service, we can provide the quality, look and feel of the original brand product, coupled with significant time savings which allow the papers to be on sale on the same day,” Newsworld Chairman John Ashfield said in a statement.
Newsworld’s unidentified New York-area printer will run the Mail on a full duplex Screen Truepress Jet520 two-engine line, with copies finished in-line by a Hunkeler newspaper finishing system. The Jet520 uses Epson’s multi-tone Piezo drop-on-demand inkjet print heads and water-based dye inks for accuracy, quality and reliability on standard and uncoated papers.
During last month’s Drupa trade show in Duesseldorf, Germany, Newsworld demonstrated the system by printing copies of USA Today each day on Screen’s stand.