Open house held at Budgeteer printing facilityYou may have noticed that the photographs in the Budgeteer have popped off the page recently. That’s because over the last few weeks the Budgeteer has been printed on a new printing press.
By: Budgeteer News staff, Duluth Budgeteer News
You may have noticed that the photographs in the Budgeteer have popped off the page recently. They have been rich in definition and color. That’s because over the last few weeks the Budgeteer has been printed on a new printing press shared with our sibling paper the Duluth News Tribune.
To celebrate the installation of this new state-of-the-art press and press facility we hosted a ribbon cutting and open house on Wednesday, April 17, at 4305 Airpark Blvd. The event took place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Following the ribbon cutting, refreshments were served and staff members were available to answer questions and provide tours of the facility.
The new press and production center is a commitment to the print newspaper in Duluth even as the paper continues to put resources into its online content, newspaper officials say.
“It ensures that the printed product will continue,” said Ken Browall, Duluth News Tribune publisher. “It’s a question we always get from readers. This is a sign we believe in the printed paper and that it will be around for years.”
For readers it will mean a paper with sharper and higher-resolution color pictures, and more of them. They’ll also see a slightly smaller page, a cost-saving move happening industry-wide.
"I'm really excited about the print quality off our new press,” said Greg Culver, creative services manager. “We're achieving magazine-quality on newsprint. The photos and ads are sharper, crisper and have a really nice rich feel to them."
With the new press, the News Tribune can print two products at the same time. A second press — a used one from another Forum newspaper — will be added in about a month, which will boost capacity even further.
“It keeps us competitive,” Browall said. “It’s an opportunity to grow business with commercial printing.”