Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cub scouts tour of the Idaho Press Tribune

On Thursday evening Mike gave Owen's cub scout pack a tour of the Idaho Press Tribune. The cub scouts got the full tour from the front of the building; classifieds, sales, advertising, editorial and sports departments through to pagination where the plates are made and ended in the press room. The boys learned a lot and asked good questions. Mike gave them a great tour.

Mike meeting the cub scouts in the lobby

Mike showing the boys images burned onto a aluminum plate

Mike explaining that each color is printed separately one on top of the next; yellow then red then blue and finally black. 

Mike showing them an example of the red ink printed on top of the yellow.

The boys watching a plate being processed

Mike showing the boys all the rolls of paper. They use about 600 rolls a month.

Showing the boys the ink tanks.

Explaining how each 1 ton roll of paper is loaded onto the press.

The boys watching with the pressmen start running the press.

Mike showing the boys how the registration is not quite lined up yet.

Mike explaining how the paper is folded and cut as it comes off the press.

Mike talking about the inserters, where the ads and other sections are put inside each paper

Answering last minute questions

Mike and the boys.

Owen and Mike by the press.

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