Steve bends the plates to the proper angle for fitment on the press cylinders.
Steve bends the plates to the proper angle for fitment on the press cylinders.
Each plate has a certain color it "accepts" to make the image.
Each plate has a certain color it "accepts" to make the image.
Setting ink density while warming up the press.
Setting ink density while warming up the press.
Pre print paperwork.
Pre print paperwork.
Cranking her up to full speed!
Cranking her up to full speed!
Comparing color to the proof copies.
Comparing color to the proof copies.
The cutter at the top of the folding block
The cutter at the top of the folding block
Setting the ink density for how dark the black ink will be.
Setting the ink density for how dark the black ink will be.
A view of the folding block
A view of the folding block
The paper takes it's first fold at the folding blocks making it's way through the nips which gives the paper it's textured edges.
The paper takes it's first fold at the folding blocks making it's way through the nips which gives the paper it's textured edges.
Slowing down the press for a roll change.
Slowing down the press for a roll change.
The jokester AL!
The jokester AL!
The print counter
The print counter
Inside the press units "gear side"
Inside the press units "gear side"
Plate cylinder and water form
Plate cylinder and water form
Two rubber blankets press the ink onto the paper as it passes between.
Two rubber blankets press the ink onto the paper as it passes between.
Stacking and straightening the newspapers to be sent to the mailroom. This is what they call "jogging"
Stacking and straightening the newspapers to be sent to the mailroom. This is what they call "jogging"
Adjusting color placement on the gear side of the press.
Adjusting color placement on the gear side of the press.
Looking for offset color, ink density, folds, etc.
Looking for offset color, ink density, folds, etc.
Each roll is about 7 miles of paper, that's a lot of paper!
Each roll is about 7 miles of paper, that's a lot of paper!
Black and white press units.
Black and white press units.
Senior/lead pressman, Steve Brooks.
Senior/lead pressman, Steve Brooks.
Lead pressman, Troy Neuheisel
Lead pressman, Troy Neuheisel
 Pressman, Mitchell Travis
Pressman, Mitchell Travis
Former pressman, Al Mondello
Former pressman, Al Mondello

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