Printing Daily Newspapers at Sea

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By: E&P Staff

NewspaperDirect Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, reports record orders for its print-on-demand newspaper services from the yachting industry. ND Press, the company’s print-on-demand newspaper solution, is now installed on 21 of the world’s 100 largest yachts, according to the company, which counts 84 installations on yachts around the world in recent months.

Yacht owners, captains and management companies request the service so they can print hometown newspapers while at sea. In the charter sector, demand is driven by guests looking for their favorite daily. Crew retention is listed as another factor, with some owners offering the service to employees so they can access their hometown papers.

ND Press allows a newspaper to be printed a soon as it is on NewspaperDirect’s global network – often before it is available on newsstands. Yacht owners, guests and crew have their choice of daily newspaper, output on board from a standard printer.

“Even with today’s most advanced technology at their fingertips, it is the printed newspaper that top business executives and the super-wealthy reach for while at sea or in a foreign port,” NewspaperDirect CEO Alexander Kroogman said in a statement.

More than 690 titles are available via satellite in their original format. Premium titles available to guests include The Times (London), The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), Corriere della Sera (Italy), Le Monde (France), De Telegraaf (The Netherlands), El Pais (Spain), Mainichi Shimbun (Japan) and The Australian.

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