Are the newspapers still using mimeograph machines, Steve?
No its actually a state of the art printing facility which I believe the printers alone cost around 50 million and stand almost 3 stories tall. Built 2 or 3 years ago, just about the time Honolulu Advertiser went belly up, maybe the facility was the nail on the coffin so to speak.
Believe this or not, my wife and I worked for a local newspaper back in the early 90s. Our oldest had many health problems and we shared a paper route to bring in extra $ to cover some of the costs. The Gwinnett Daily News was a great paper and they bought a computer operated Press from some German company that was 2+ - 3 stories tall (so I believe you). The paper came in rolls that would crush you if they fell or rolled onto you. They were probably 6 ft in diameter. I forgot the number of pages that thing could crank out per hour. Sadly they went under in 1992 or 93. I still have their last edition. They had a much better editorial staff than the AJC at the time. I really was saddened when they shut down.
Same here I mean German presses - Hiedelbergs <- not sure about spelling?
They went all digital with full 3 color capabilities - News and layout was all Macs, accounting was all PC's. Was a real nice thing to see the paper in color, before it was all B/W, well except for the (inserts) which came from the advertisers.
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