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Magnum Compact enters final testing in Staten Island
The Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance announced that it’s begun commissioning tests and shadow production ahead of going into live production in late May on its Goss Magnum Compact press.
The publisher in March 2014 became the first to purchase the new 2-by-1 press model.
The new press complements the Advance’s existing double-width pressline and offers backup to the production of the daily Staten Island Advance while adding capacity for other contract newspaper, insert and commercial work.
The publisher cited job-change speed (the press includes an Autoplate feature), print quality and cost-effective operation in its decision for the press.
“The ability to go from job to job in two minutes or less with extremely low waste and operator effort makes this press cost competitive with digital printing at around 1,000 copies,” Director of Production John Giustiniani told News & Tech last year.
Frederick News-Post employees mark 50 years with paper
Edwin Waters and Ronald L. Martin celebrated 50 years with The Frederick (Md.) News-Post in June. Waters started at the paper as a pressman in 1965, a position he held until he was drafted. After two years he returned to hold positions in the plateroom and composing department as a typesetter. Because he traveled frequently, Waters began writing stories and taking photos. That, coupled with an internship at the news desk, eventually earned him a job as a reporter, the position he still holds.
Martin began at the paper as a part-timer in the circulation business office, addressing