Tech breakthrough to underpin Globe & Mail
The (Toronto) Globe and Mail will move forward on its plan to become a full-color newspaper and change its format following Transcontinental Inc.'s decision to beef up its printing capabilities with triplewide presses from Koenig & Bauer AG.

U-T, at last, bids paste-up adieu

After 140 years, The San Diego Union-Tribune will finally shake off the shackles of manual pagination when the paper goes live on a 250-seat Atex Prestige content management system in November. The daily is the last major metro in the United States to put its pages together by hand.

Shreveport getting its press
Eighteen months after outlining plans for an upgraded Berliner press, The Times in Shreveport, La., last month received the green light to install the machine.

The San Diego Union-Tribune will scrap its paste-up equipment in November.
Photo: The San Diego Union-Tribune

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Toronto Globe and Mail:
Each of the Commander CT presses is equipped with at least one folder
and one heatset dryer.
Photo: KBA

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WAPO looking for savings
The Washington Post is among the latest papers to deploy ink-savings software, in its case capping off a two-year project to study the technology.

CNHI expands CTP
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. will deploy computer-to-plate systems at 21 of its newspapers across 16 locations, using equipment from Konica Minolta Graphic Imaging and ECRM Imaging Systems.

More papers consolidate
The pace of plant consolidation accelerated during the summer as publishers looked for ways to cut costs.

S.F. Chronicle pumps up weather

In concert with its move to a new press foundation, the San Francisco Chronicle on July 12 launched Almanac, a two-page weather spread that appears in the paper each Sunday.

New CMS from Maine pub
A software company backed by Maine newspaper publisher Sun Media Group rolled out a content management app tailored to small- and medium-sized papers looking for ways to attract additional online revenues.

One-on-one with Pradeep Shah, Manugraph

News & Tech Editor-in-Chief Chuck Moozakis spoke with Pradeep Shah, managing director of Manugraph, to get his take on the newspaper market, the firm's plans to roll out its first doublewide press and its continued commitment to existing customers.
Facebook: Friend or not?
I get alarmed when I notice my daughter’s Facebook relationship status change to “It’s Complicated.” She’s 12.

Web site profile: Knox.com
E.W. Scripps Co. is in the midst of introducing out a new look for all its newspaper Web sites in a project to produce a more unified front for its digital operations.

Ink optimization: myths vs. realities
Software packages based on very aggressive gray component replacement algorithms have recently gained significant attention in the newspaper industry.

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