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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 Page229
Description THE OFFSET REVOLUTION publication. News Publishing Center was the state's first cold type-web offset printing concern, established by a company headed by Robert Chandler of Bend, Oregon and John McClellan of Longview, Washington. Glen Cushman, also of Bend, was its general manager. The plant was purchased on May 18, 1963 by Claybaugh, Innes and J. M. (Jim) Cornwell of the Murray Eagle and its companion Green Sheet Newspapers. Jack Warner, former publisher of the Spanish Fork Press, was operating Composition Service Center, a cold typography plant, as an adjunct to the printing facility. There was similarity in the straight matter type used by the American Fork and Brigham City papers. It looked like typewriter production. And it should've, since it emerged from a modified typewriter that was one of the fastest early machines capable of justifying type. Appropriately, the manufacturing Friden Company called it the Justowriter. It was a combination of two pieces of equipment which, standing side-by-side, looked alike. They performed different functions, however. One punched tape and could maintain the speed of a fast typist. The tape was then fed into a reader on the second machine, which set the type by a strike-on method precisely like a typewriter at 100 words-per-minute speed. And it was accurately justified along the right margin. The Justowriter appeared in dozens of Utah plants as the offset revolt gained momentum. Other typesetters were in use. The Varityper and the Morisawa were purchased by some who converted to offset. They did so as cautiously as those who'd invested in the Justowriter. To some, one or the other of these machines was a forward step. To others, they were branded "not as practical as letterpress had been." Nevertheless, more and more Utah papers gradually made the conversion, many of their owners grumbling about costs even as they did so. At the same time, they took pride in the improved reproduction. Special effects, such as reverses and 229
Format application/pdf
Identifier 237-UPA_Page229.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416240
Reference URL