Thursday, September 22, 2005

Start the Presses

The TU is looking to add 66,000 square feet to their facility in Colonie to accommodate new presses, equipment that would make the process more efficient and give them a better looking product. While I find ye olde letter press charming, I can't imagine advertisers are happy with the paper's archaic technology, which limits the use of color ---and often renders the color that is used out of registration. Will pressroom jobs be lost? Maybe not. Presumably, the paper will be able to offset (get it?) a less labor intensive process by bringing in more contract printing.

Also: I had already started writing about the Business Review ignoring this story when this hit their online edition. What a cynical bastard. Shame on me!