'Silver City Daily Press' Moves Printing to Las Cruces, New Mexico

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The Silver City (N.M.) Daily Press has moved printing from its own pressroom to a printer in Las Cruces that runs the paper on its three Goss singlewide towers.

Beginning last month, 8,900 copies of the afternoon paper (which also counts 300 paid e-editions) have been trucked back from Signature Offset, a commercial printer with whom "we had already been working," said owner and Publisher Christina Ely. When the publisher's new residents and visitors guide was changed from a tabloid to a stitched 8.5x11-inch booklet, Signature took over the job, as well as her "Traditions in New Mexico" Christmas guide.

Ely said outsourcing the printing has led to "reduced stress" and a greater ability to concentrate on publishing. The Daily Press is Signature's first daily, according to Ely, who said the firm handles all the area weeklies. The larger commercial printer also is able to secure better pricing on consumables than the daily could.

The Daily Press still uses its six King Press units to produce its own tv programming tabloid and such local jobs as the university student newspaper and various programs. …