JULY 2017
 Independence Day Closure
Please note that WebPress is closed Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day weekend.  We will, however, be monitoring voicemail during that time period.   To those of our customers in the USA, have a safe holiday!
Customer Highlight:  Pacific Publishing Company
Pacific Publishing Company, located in Seattle, Washington, prints more than 180 titles, split between 10% In-house titles and 90% commercial jobs. Educational printing is a major part of their work with over 100 titles from middle and high schools, community colleges and universities. They also print many local community papers in several languages. PPC covers everything from broadsheets, tabloids, booklets, dailies, weeklies, monthlies as well as one-off special projects,  specializing in short-run work, with many jobs under 2,000 impressions but also doing runs up to 50,000 when needed.
"Our press crews can change all 8 plates on the Quadstack in an average of 5 minutes, and the ease of running the press helped us set our record of 24 titles in 24 hours," states Richard Fazakerley, Operations Manager. "It is not unusual to top 15 million impressions per year on the press line.  Running three shifts per day, our Web Press equipment gets a real workout. We've had WebPress units for over 30 years; now our main press line is a mix of Quadstack and Atlas units. When something unexpected breaks, knowing that we can normally hop in a vehicle and be down at the WebPress facility in an hour to pick up parts is wonderful. The staff at WebPress LLC have always been great to work with, and have often gone the extra mile at crunch time to help keep us up and running."   

Branding & Brandishing Old Glory
As with all good branding, consistency of color is important. The Red, White, and Blue of the USA flag are specific colors that should be used not only when manufacturing the actual flag, but also when when creating one in print.

Officially recognized color codes for the USA flag include the following:
Old Glory Red
Pantone: 193C | RGB: 187,19,72 | CMYK: 8,100,77,1 | Hex: BB133E | SCC*: 80108
RGB: 255,255,255 | CMYK: 0,0,0,0 (Bet you already knew those! J )
Old Glory Blue
Pantone: 282C | RGB: 0,33,71 | CMYK:100,87,37,51 | Hex: D02147 | SCC*: 80075
  *Standard Color Card 10th Edition / Color Association of the United States
These codes will get you pretty close to "official" yet, other websites offer variations of the above combinations.
Stars in the shape of a star?

The very first flag for the newly formed country had the British "Union Jack" where there are now stars. The red and white stripes were sufficient to represent the 13 original states. As more states were added to the union, the original thirteen stripes stayed the same, but white stars on a field of blue came to represent the states. From 1777 through 1890, multiple versions of the flag were used with the stars in a variety of patterns, both horizontal, in circles and even several versions of a "star made of stars" during the 1840's.

Today's flag, with its 50 stars of white on the blue field (called a "canton"), is a complex geometric construction, when correctly depicted. (For instance...very simplified...a star diameter should be 4/5 of the stripe height, which should be 1/13th of the flag height).

Okay on a T-shirt, right?
There are guidelines and also "myths" regarding use and flying of the flag, including display on clothing. It's okay to put Old Glory on the front of a t-shirt to wear on the Fourth of July, isn't it?  After all, we see this all the time.  Take a survey of those in your office, and then look it up... We've included the official "The United States Flag: Federal Law Relating to Display and Associated Questions" in our Worth Reading section.
Also in Worth Reading
Besides the "Flag Code" mentioned above, we've also added two other articles you may find interesting:
  • An article on what small newspaper printers have to say about their future
  • An article about maintaining print quality, covering both conversations printers can have with their advertisers (about higher quality submissions) and steps that can be taken within the pressroom to ensure high quality results.
Suction Cup Plate Lifters
Because we are frequently asked... 
The part number for plate lifters is
Of course, we only have one kind, and we usually know what you are talking about when you request them, but we thought we'd share the knowledge.
 Parting Thought
Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.
  John Wayne  

Rick Guinn:   rickg@webpressllc.com  (Operations Manager)

Scott Roberts:   parts@webpressllc.com  (Parts Manager)

Gail Sampson:   gails@webpressllc.com  (Customer Support)

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