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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 Page234
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION emerged. And some elected to install their own offset presses. Ashby's paper came off Murray's Gross Community for some time and then was printed in-house on a two-page sheet-fed Harris LTN for several years. Eventually a 4-unit Fairchild News King web was put into operation. "But that's another story of trial and error and sleepless nights," Ashby smiles. "One wonders what the next step might be in technological changes in our industry." Manti publisher Call described what most converting newspapers learned about the value of their letterpress equipment. "When I bought the Sanpete papers, we were setting grocery ads in 14 point on a Model 14 Linotype, then blowing it up about 200%," he explains. "We set type on Varia-typers, with a kind of ticker-tape that printed out the copy. We set heads on a Morisawa, an incredible relic where you sent through copy one letter at a time. "The next step was into the Compugraphic world," he added. "We bought a Compugraphic 7200, two Juniors and eventually a Compugraphic 4. With the 7200 for heads, the Linotype became surplus. We tried to find a buyer, but couldn't. We tried to give it away unsuccessfully. We couldn't get it out the front door either, so we spent a day with sledge hammers and tools and busted it in pieces. We couldn't even get scrap metal prices for it, so we simply took it to the dump, a piece at a time. We managed to sell the mats for scrap brass, but that was the end of letterpress." Perhaps H. C. (Mac) McConaughy echoed Call's observations best in his column, Ant's Eye View, during the early '70s. Said the Morgan County News publisher, "What in the cotton-pickin' world is happening to all the retired hot-metal print shop material? "Think of the thousands of empty galleys in Utah. Can we sell them to bakeries for making pizza long instead of round? "What about the hundreds of thousands of linotype mats? Shall we open a national drive to put brass into the new pennies? 234
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Identifier 242-UPA_Page234.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416245
Reference URL