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More Pages and Color from Hilo's Urbanite

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More Pages and Color from Hilo's Urbanite

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Hilo's Hawaii Tribune-Herald expects to extract a big boost in capacity from a relatively modest change to its equipment. By adding a little iron and subtracting a little paper, the Stephens Media Group daily should be able to double its page count and more than double its color printing.

The Tribune-Herald ordered a used Goss Urbanite unit from Al Taber and Associates, Roswell, Ga. The unit will be part of a press line rearrangement and web-reduction project undertaken with web Specialties Inc., Twinfalls, Idaho.

The added unit will be stacked on one of the existing seven 22.75-inch-cutoff units, making it easier to print color on both sides of the web. At the same time, the project will reduce the press' web width and allow for three-page-wide production. Al Taber and Web Specialties technicians expect to complete the project at the nearly 19,000-circulation daily in June.

With the reduction, the Urbanite plate cylinder will hold three 11.5-inch-wide pages. The project also includes a Web Specialties realigner, which will first slit the web into two ribbons, one two pages wide, the other one page wide. It will then realign the two ribbons -- which would otherwise be off-center -- for proper placement over the folder former boards, according to the company. …

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