Globe, Times press headed on far-ranging trip

Payson West of ImPRESSions Worldwide applies a jackhammer to the base of the press in The Globe offices. -
Payson West of ImPRESSions Worldwide applies a jackhammer to the base of the press in The Globe offices.
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MARYSVILLE From the back room of The Globe offices on State Avenue to Indonesia.
Now largely obsolete in the U.S., the above is the route now being traveled by six units of a web press formerly used to put out both The Marysville Globe and The Arlington Times.
The press dates back to the early 1960s, according to Max Talamantes, head of the three-man crew that spent two days recently removing the units from The Globe offices.
While they were physically linked together, Talamantes said the press actually consisted of six separate units weighing in at approximately 6,000 pounds, or right around three tons, each.
Representing ImPRESSions Worldwide Inc., Talamantes said his company has sold many older presses to Indonesia and China where they are still in heavy use.
Having bought The Globe and The Times along with several other local publications last year, Sound Publishing Inc., has centralized the printing of those papers in a facility in Everett. Presses there have been producing The Globe and The Times since late last year. Sound Commercial Print Manager John Sheppard referred to the old presses as Goss Community Presses, designed specifically for community newspapers.
Sheppard said the Goss press could put about 15,000 impressions, or pages, per hour. The Dauphin Graphics Machines now being used can crank out 40,000 impressions per hour. Even with recent increases in circulation, Sheppard said the newer presses can put out the weekly editions of The Globe and The Times in under an hour.
These have more than the double the speed and way more than double the capacity, Sheppard said.

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