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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL

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Title Page226
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Hoe had made it possible when he conceived a way to put type on a revolving cylinder in 1846. His press was capable of as many as 20,000 reproductions per hour - an astounding speed for its day. And Bullock's improvement doubled, then trebled, that output. The needed new development was offset presses that would work in the same manner. Suburban Chicago-based Goss was one of the earliest to build a web offset press. The company had a long history of manufacturing letterpresses ranging in size from those used by major dailies to others utilized by larger weeklies. The Suburban, its first offset, was a well-built machine that weathered the test of time. Many put into service in the early 1960s are still producing excellent work. Vanguard, Thatcher and News King presses were all pioneers in the market. Not far behind was the second Goss innovation, called the Community. The other key ingredient in the offset revolt was "cold" type. Ottmar Mergenthaler's Linotype and later machines that emulated it, produced type from molten lead. There had been no other way to set type with any appreciable speed for some three-quarters of a century. Then came photographically-produced type. At first it was very simplistic and slow. But adding to it the speed and versatility of the computer soon changed it from a novelty to a time and labor-saving device that would play a major part in altering newspaper production. Some plants, still paying off the debt on huge, expensive letterpress presses, used such methods as flexographic plates in an attempt to take advantage of cold type while retaining the relief printing process. Among them were Salt Lake City's two major dailies, the Tribune and the Deseret News. They were only moderately successful and the publishers were never satisfied with the product. Others - particularly smaller community newspapers -had long since depreciated their older, less expensive, presses and could economically justify adopting both cold type and web offset. And, it must be remembered, while offset offered far greater speed of printing production than most less-than-daily 226
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Identifier 234-UPA_Page226.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416237
Reference URL