Wrangell Sentinel -

Press switches to offset printing July, 1964; Sentinel in May, 1965


Taken from: Bent Pins to Chains

Since 1930, the Petersburg Press had been printed on a drum cylinder press manufactured in the 1890s by D.B. Cottrell and Sons in Rhode Island. It printed eight full-size pages. The PRESS went to the new photo-offset method of production July 1, 1964, with page size reduced to a tabloid format measuring 11x17 inches. Most weekly newspapers including the Sentinel and the Pilot are printed in the same tabloid format.

The Petersburg Press was the first hot metal Alaska newspaper to convert to offset. Its new equipment consisted of a

Chief 22 offset press and a...

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