Posts Tagged ‘printing press’

How to put out a paper with no power

Monday, May 11, 2015

When the press is running, it’s humming

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

If you’re a subscriber to one of The Charleston newspapers, you probably know by now that we’ve had some printing problems resulting in significant delivery delays.

Believe me, a lot of people here are very concerned and are trying to solve the problems.

Describing what is happening isn’t hard: Long rolls of paper run through a big blue printing press that is 100 feet long and 30 feet high. The paper has been snapping repeatedly partway through the press run, resulting in long delays to reconfigure and get going again.

Then it snaps again.

Describing why it’s happening is more complicated: In addition to care and expertise from the experienced press crew at Charleston Newspapers, the company has had outside experts examine the press and the paper in the search for a solution.

If you’ve been puzzling over the problem, it’s helpful to visualize the press as the paper runs through it. I took video today while it was running pretty smoothly.

This is press room manager Matt Hindman inspecting the press:

Here’s an image of a page from the Daily Mail:

Here’s the press running slowly:

Here it is going faster:

And here’s another angle: