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How the paper is printed

This short video was shot by Julie Burwood and edited by Mike Kucera.

For many years now, the Southside Sentinel has been printed off-site because it is no longer economically feasible for small papers to purchase and operate modern, high-speed presses and hire personnel to operate them only one day a week.

The Sentinel is currently printed each Wednesday afternoon at the Daily Press in Newport News.

The production begins after the Daily Press receives, via phone lines, an electronic PDF (portable document format) file containing pages that have been created at the Sentinel office in Urbanna. 

This short video provides a glimpse of the printing, cutting and folding processes for the Southside Sentinel and Rappahannock Record newspapers. To see more of the facility, visit our Week in Photos.

Learn more about the Southside Sentinel by clicking on these links to stories published in 1996 during the Sentinel’s centennial celebration:

posted 04.09.2009