‘Indianapolis Star’ to Print Richmond ‘Palladium-Item’

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By: E&P Staff

The Palladium-Item in Richmond, Ind., announced Thursday that it will be printed at the Indianapolis Star beginning in mid-January. Both newspapers are owned by Gannett Co. Inc.

The move will eliminate approximately 60 full- and part-time positions in Richmond, according to President and Publisher Juli Metzger.

The Star also will take over printing of Gannett’s USA Today and commercial work formerly handled in Richmond.

Metzger attributed the transfer of printing to the costs of maintaining the Palladium-Item’s aging Goss Urbanite presses, which will be decommissioned.

After being printed in Indianapolis, the Palladium-Item will be loaded on the same truck that now carries copies of the Star to Richmond. Delivery times are not expected to change.

Palladium-Item copies are expected to benefit from the color quality and color positions available on the Star’s newer, larger manroland Geoman press.

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