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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 Page233
Description THE OFFSET REVOLUTION composing unit for display and headlines. Called the ProType, it made only a minor dent in the market. The company which would lead the way in type production, Compugraphic, travelled an entirely different route in the development of its machines, which in no way resembled the hot metal versions. "I saw the Compugraphic 2961 in operation at a convention in Cincinnati in 1968," one publisher reminisced. "I was so impressed I signed a contract to buy one. Then I 'chickened out' because I thought there must be a lot of problems to be ironed out in something so revolutionary. A year later, after the very first production models had proved to be totally dependable, we had both a 2961 and the newer 4961 operating in our plant." With the problems of typesetting and presses both solved, it was only a short time before Utah papers followed one another in converting. Soon those still letterpress were the minority, then the rarity. As happened in most letterpress-to-offset conversions, the staff of the Uintah Basin Standard thought all bases were covered, Ashby remembers. Layout and paste-up tables were in place, hand-held waxers and scissors were ready to go. Heads and ad composition remained on the Linotype with the hot-lead output proofed on enamel stock for paste-up. "That theory was sound," Ashby reminisces, "but we found it was very time consuming and the quality was something less than desired. The straight matter typewriter arrangement, which required typing material twice to justify, was quickly replaced with Justowriters. Pictures, though, proved to be our worst experience. The first edition came off the press with half of the photos so dark you could hardly see any detail. To pacify our readers, we re-ran a few of the worst ones. Within weeks, though, our product moved nearer the quality we wanted." The state's less-than-daily papers followed one of two procedures for printing presses. Many began with and still do utilize plants operated by others. Some jointly owned plants 233
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Identifier 241-UPA_Page233.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416244
Reference URL