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Fun Facts about the Santa Barbara News-Press Press Run:

  • There are approximately 44,000 feet of newsprint on one roll of paper.
  • A roll of newsprint weighs approximately 2,000 lbs.
  • The News-Press uses about 10 rolls of newsprint for a Monday edition and 40 rolls of newsprint for a Sunday edition
  • More than 50% of the newsprint used to publish the News-Press is recycled newsprint.
  • Approximately 1,200 aluminum press plates are used to produce the paper each week.
  • The News-Press recycles:
    • Aluminum press plates
    • Cardboard cores
    • Waste paper
    • Left over newsprint
    • Film
  • Our printing press is a Goss Metrocolor/Headliner offset press. Installed in 1993, it is capable of printing a maximum of 64 pages with 24 pages of process color and 16 spot color pages.
  • The printing press is 39 feet high. It is capable of producing 70,000 copies of the paper per hour.
  • A Sunday paper requires three separate press runs totaling approximately 5 1/2 hours long.
  • An average press run requires five pressmen to operate the press equipment