Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The newspaper printernet gets to Tasmania.

The internet is anywhere, anytime TV+telephone. The printernet is anywhere, anytime Print. The efficiencies come from eliminating transportation costs.
The Australian prints in Tasmania for first time
"News Limited’s national newspaper The Australian has been printed in Tasmania for the first time in its 45-year history.

The first locally-produced edition rolled off the presses yesterday at the company's new $32 million printing facility in Hobart's Technopark, which comprises a KBA Comet press.

The state has been subsisting on editions air-freighted from Melbourne since the newspaper's inception in 1964, with newsagents now able to offer home delivery due to an increased four hours' lead time on shipments of the newspaper. The savings made in removing air-freight from the supply chain will also lead to a reduction in cover prices from $1.90 to $1.50, according to a report in The Australian."

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