[Tagging] Printing company for newspapers

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Fri Dec 14 15:44:10 UTC 2018

On 2018-12-14 15:23, Paul Allen wrote:

> Even so, the primary distinction between a jobbing printer and a newspaper/book printer is not 
> the equipment used or the size of the operation but the type of output.  That said, jobbing printers 
> tend to be smaller than newspaper/book printers and the older/smaller jobbing printers tend to use letterpress rather than offset litho.

A better distinction would be that newspaper presses are web-fed (the
paper comes on huge rolls) not sheet-fed. They also have fully automated
collation and other post-press processing. 

Not sure about book printers... Most likely they use sheet-fed presses
for smaller runs, and web-fed for best sellers.
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