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'Wash. Times' Adds 25% to Baltimore 'Sun' Printing

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'Wash. Times' Adds 25% to Baltimore 'Sun' Printing

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As reported here and elsewhere Wednesday, The Sun of Baltimore will begin printing The Washington Times early next month. The value of the 10-year contract was not disclosed.

In a memo informing employees of the change, Times Associate Publisher and General Manager Richard H. Amberg also wrote that commercial printing work now handled by the Times will be transferred to another, soon-to-be-named printer in October.

For the Times, the move from its two-around singlewide Goss Urbanite press to the Sun's newer doublewide Goss Colorliners means faster printing of more sections, more pages and more color, with more zoning possible.

For the Sun, which has delivered copies of the Times in the Baltimore area for several years, the new business will help compensate for the recent advertising losses. Sun reporter Lorraine Mirabella noted Thursday that word of the contract came two days after big Sun advertiser Boscov's department store filed for bankruptcy and announced store closings in three area malls.

The Times becomes the biggest of the Sun Park plant's 50-plus commercial customers, the New York Post and Daily News among them. …

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