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  • New commercial printing facility offers special pricing, highest page and color capacity in industry [NEWS RELEASE]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Stacy RoundsPhone: 540-374-5000 x.5574E-mail: srounds@freelancestar.comWeb: www.printinnovators.comNew commercial printing facility offers special pricing ...
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  • Free Lance-Star taking firsts to new level with plant [News & Tech]January 1, 2010BY CHUCK MOOZAKIS, Editor in ChiefFREDERICKSBURG,Va. When The Free Lance—Star in Fredericksburg opens its new production facility next month, the event will ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2011, 1:35 PM by PRINT INNOVATORS
  • Forum gets Free Lance-Star nod [Dateline / Newspapers & Technology]February 26, 2007The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., picked Forum Architects provide it with architectural and engineering services for a new production plant. The family ...
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The Free Lance–Star Wins First Place in SNPA Print Quality Contest

posted Oct 21, 2014, 6:48 AM by Unknown user

NPA Print Quality Contest

SNPA recognizes excellence in print quality


SNPA recognized excellence in newspaper printing at its News Industry Summit.  First-place awards in the SNPA Print Quality Contest were presented to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock; The Villages Daily Sun, The Villages, Fla.; The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.; and The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H.

Newspapers were judged in four circulation categories:  under 25,000 circulation; 25,001-50,000; 50,001-100,000; and over 100,000.  Judges evaluated entries only for those quality attributes that can be objectively measured: black ink density and uniformity, color ink density and uniformity, color register, page alignment, litho defects and other defects.

2014 Print Quality Contest Winners

In the Under 25,000 circulation category:
1st place:        The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H.
2nd place:       Independent Tribune, Concord, N.C.
3rd place:        The Daily Home, Talladega, Ala.

In the 25,001 - 50,000 circulation category:
1st place:        The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.
2nd place:       The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass.
3rd place:        Savannah Morning News, Savannah, Ga.

In the 50,001 - 100,000 circulation category:
1st place:        The Villages Daily Sun, The Villages, Fla.
                       (view a video from Southern Lithoplate)
2nd place:       The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.
3rd place:        The Wall Street Journal
                        (printed by The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla.)

In the over 100,000 circulation category:
1st place:        Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, Ark.
2nd place:       Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va.
3rd place:        The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas

The annual Print Quality Contest and Evaluation is chaired by Kevin Conner, quality assurance manager of The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Marked newspapers and judges' evaluation forms will be mailed to all participating newspapers next week.

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