By: E&P Staff
Tomorrow, The Denver Post begins printing 120,000 copies of 13 weekly newspapers in addition to its own editions and those of The Wall Street Journal, the Boulder Daily Camera and, most recently, USA Today and Fort Collins Coloradoan.
The Post reported the “multi-year deal” with Colorado Community Newspapers Saturday. The weekly group’s president and publisher, Asa Cole, said his company’s equipment was old and less efficient than the Post’s, which can produce his papers faster and more economically.
Pages for the weeklies will be sent electronically to Denver for platemaking and printing. Copies will be trucked back to Castle Rock for distribution, according to the Post.
Bernie Szachara, senior vice president of operations and information technology for the Post’s Denver Newspaper Agency, said the printing contract with Colorado Community Newspapers was unrelated to the recent the closure of Denver’s Rocky Mountain News, which the DNA printed in a joint operating agreement.
“We’ll print the community newspapers during the day,” Szachara said, calling the arrangement “a good fit for the available press time.”