Back in 1967, in Amsterdam NY, a $200,000 Goss Urbanite offset press that measured 68 feet in length weighing 32 tons printed its first edition. It required about six weeks of highly skilled labor to erect the press before it was ready to print the first edition. Five 10,000 pound press units were moved into line in the new plant’s press room and the technical task of putting those, plus the folder, paper roll holders and conveyer belts together was completed. The modified Urbanite version of the press was the first to be installed in the nation, and could print 40,000 copies of a 20-page newspaper in an hour. Fifty years later, that press was still printing until all work was outsourced. This film was made as a tribute for all those years.

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