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Press problems cause lots of headaches

Dale ShrullPost Independent Managing EditorGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Dale ShrullManaging Editor
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Do not adjust your newspaper it’s really black and white.In this modern world of newspaper publishing, black and white photographs have gone the way of $2 a gallon gasoline. But in these modern days of newspaper publishing, there’s still a big machine that puts ink on paper, and when that big machine breaks down, we have a problem.That’s what happened Monday night. Our printing press in Gypsum had some problems and the result was a black and white Post Independent. We had to go to press around 8 p.m. so we had no late scores on the sports page and we were really scrambling to finish as quickly as possible.The press problems from Monday night also spilled over into Tuesday night. We were forced to go to press at 5 p.m. Obviously, that really hurts us and eliminates any chance of getting late stories in.As you and I look over today’s Post Independent, I hope that it’s in color. It wasn’t completely clear when we went to press if that was going to happen or not.With our early press deadline we missed a couple of big high school sports events, but we made sure that we got them covered. Go to postindependent.com to see stories on Glenwood Springs-Rifle baseball and Coal Ridge-Aspen soccer or see Thursday’s newspaper for results (unless the baseball game was postponed due to weather).On Tuesday, we were really looking forward to publishing photographer’s Kara K. Pearson’s photos from the Glenwood Springs High School prom. A very colorful variety of the big dance that really captured the essence of the annual event.Colorful – you’ll have to take my word for it. But I just can’t let those photos fade away, or in this case, fade to black and white.You can see the color photos on postindependent.com. But I also want to get them published in the newspaper. So, that’s why we plan to publish Kara’s prom photos on Sunday’s Panorama page. Be sure to check that out. We hope that big machine in Gypsum will do its part to help us out.The business side of this situation is that all those advertisements that were suppose to be color were also black and white. When that black and white newspaper welcomes you in the morning, it really makes your realize how color brightens our day.So many things can go wrong in this profession when we’re trying to put out a morning paper every day. A printing press breaking down is just one of them. We hope we’ll get things fixed and back to normal very soon.


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