Newsprint (Standard / Speciality / Improved) Distributors / Merchants / Suppliers / Exporters
103 companies from 30 countries
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Buyers from Azerbaijan, Syria and India recently sent inquiries to this member.
Triton International Pvt Ltd (TIPL) is a Govt. recognized trading house engaged in trade and distribution of various grades of paper, paper-board, office supplies and stationery. With relationships... View complete profile
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Buyers from Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Uzbekistan, China and Dominican Republic recently sent inquiries to this member.
We are an international import-export company. Not only does our company trade only the highest quality products but we also provide excellent global services. We can supply all kinds of paper,... View complete profile
Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Founded in: 2009
Buyers from Guatemala, Ethiopia, Nepal, Turkey and China recently sent inquiries to this member.
At KNAM Marketing, we provide the best paper solution from all over the world to our customers. Owing to our client centric approach and transparent business policies, we have been able to garner... View complete profile
We are distributors for paper mills with almost daily deliveries in pan India. The success of SS Brothers is based on a deep understanding of our consumer’s needs. Our endeavour is to accomplish... View complete profile
With the experience of international trade since 2005. RH. International Agencies established in 2010 to deal with paper & petrochemical items. First of all, we would like to take the opportunity to... View complete profile
We are dealing in various grades of Paper such as Newsprint, Writing Printing, Colour Paper, Duplex Board, Kraft paper, Ribbed Kraft, and various other specialty grades. We are authorized agents... View complete profile
Global Gateway Traders is a merchant and broker exclusively focused on marketing and distribution of pulp, paper and packaging products. We have a reputation for highest quality products, combined... View complete profile
Paper is one of the high volume products what we are exporting to various countries. Especially kraft paper 100g - 180g , BF : 14 to 35 . We are distributors of various mills in India and have 20... View complete profile
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Trading Company,Distributor / Merchant / Stockist,Exporter
Founded in: 2016
Buyers from Azerbaijan, Pakistan, United States, Egypt and Uzbekistan recently sent inquiries to this member.
We deal in the local market as a distributor and wholesale dealer. With this, our company is also involved in the export business. Our specialty is to work in the paper market. View complete profile
We are Paper & Board Dealers. Stockist of Ballarpur Industries Ltd. We are also converter for tissue paper roll, C-fold napkins, 2ply / 3ply tissue paper with colour offset (Logo Printing). We are... View complete profile
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Distributor / Merchant / Stockist,Wholesaler / Dealer,Exporter
Founded in: 2010
Buyers from Turkey, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Syria and Pakistan recently sent inquiries to this member.
We export paper products from North America all over the world. We have warehousing facilities and a regular supply of high demand paper products. We sell stock lots as well a prime lots in all... View complete profile
A full service paper roll-stock broker with genuine experience in serving our off-shore customers needs. View complete profile
Uni Trade Partners engaged in importing stocklot / joblots of paper, board & plastic in rolls, sheets and bales. Our Distributions Partners available all across the globe in each continent. We... View complete profile
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Trading Company,Distributor / Merchant / Stockist,Exporter
Founded in: 2000
Buyers from Iran, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and India recently sent inquiries to this member.
We are a paper trading company and we deal in kraft paper, kraft board, duplex board, LWC/HWC board, writing and printing papers, newsprint, and Imported kraft papers, kraft liners and white... View complete profile
We supply various paper and paperboard products from South Korea such as Standard Newsprint, Duplex Board with Grey/White Back, SBS board, Kraft Liner, Fluting paper (Medium Paper), Test liner,... View complete profile
Chandigarh, Haryana and Punjab, India
Founded in: 2009
Buyers from United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Dominican Republic, France and Turkey recently sent inquiries to this member.
Nandyavart Trading is a family run company with experience in paper sales of 30 years and 3 generations. currently supplying from Asian countries to more than 15 countries across the globe. Most of... View complete profile
Trading Company,Distributor / Merchant / Stockist,Indenting Agent / Buying Office / Purchasing
Founded in: 2018
Buyers from China, Belarus, India, Syria and United Kingdom recently sent inquiries to this member.
With almost 25 years of trading experience in the UAE and it's neighboring Gulf countries, ASFR Paper & Board FZE one of the leading suppliers of all types of paper and board grades related to... View complete profile
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Trading Company,Distributor / Merchant / Stockist,Exporter
Founded in: 1995
Buyers from India and Brazil recently sent inquiries to this member.
We do import and export various type of paper and offset material to the printing industries.
We focus on newsprint and digital paper segment. View complete profile
We are paper and board international Brokers selling all kind of paper and board. our company is trading worldwide paper and board and is looking for strong partners. We are in contact with... View complete profile
Mada Trade Co. is dedicated to the international trading of paper that meets the increased demand for paper, totally committed to the achievement and satisfaction of our business partners.
... View complete profile
Oriental Paper is a professional export company for paper / board from China top mills with good quality and very well reputation. Our main items include art paper/board, duplex board grey back,... View complete profile
We introduce our self as exporter & trader for kraft papers & newsprint papers of many reputed mills. We also purchase Indian & imported waste paper. View complete profile
Supplying the Middle East market with greaseproof, newsprint, kraft, PE coated paper. View complete profile
We aim to be one of the main paper & board suppliers in the region through providing our customer their exact needs at competitive prices on time and keeping them well informed for all new products... View complete profile
We are in international business for more than 20 years. We are based 30 km from the port of Antwerp. We are shipping easily all around the world. We are mainly active in Europe, Africa and in the... View complete profile
Trader in paper & board in Algeria. Our sources are from worldwide, especially Europe, Brazil, USA, Canada, and China. View complete profile
NTLC is a trading company supported by a strong logistics infrastructure. We enjoy a good knowledge of the domestic market in Egypt and the north African market as well. View complete profile
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
Exporter,Broker,Indenting Agent / Buying Office / Purchasing
Founded in: 1995
Buyers from Dominican Republic recently sent inquiries to this member.
We are Manufacturers Representatives for the Paper & Paperboard Industry since 1995. We specialize in Thermal Paper / NCR Paper / Self Adhesive Paper. We provide the very best quality at the most... View complete profile
We are also an agent for packaging, corrugated Paper and some spezial Paper. We are involved with both import and export and we doing business between countries and markets, regardless of where the... View complete profile
Our company established in 2013 and our main business is international trading especially all kinds of paper products like: Printing and Writing paper 55gsm 60gsm 70gsm 80gsm 100gsm, Copy paper... View complete profile
Bridge View Paper opened for business in May 2005 and is partnered with Newman & Company, Inc., a leading paperboard mill established in 1919. Bridge View Paper’s North American Headquarters has... View complete profile
Our Canadian group has a new trading division dealing with various grades of papers PRIME from Mills in North America as well Stock lots. View complete profile
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, USA
Trading Company,Distributor / Merchant / Stockist
Buyers from Vietnam, United States, Turkey, Taiwan and India recently sent inquiries to this member.
We are MNT Paper and Plastics. We do buy all kind of roll or bales paper and plastics and sell all the world. We specialize in stocklot, mill over production, side-trim and job lot. We deal... View complete profile
Avasar is a third generation company originating from Paper Mart that has been in paper trading since 1974. It has sales and marketing tie ups with paper and board manufacturers, exporters,... View complete profile
We are manufacturers and exporters of fashion buttons and now we have started trading and exporting newspaper reels, offset printing paper rolls from our sister company. We export paper rolls. 1.... View complete profile
We (Kamleaf Group) are an Established trading group based in Iran which has been entered into long-term contracts with several large suppliers of paper. It is more than 15 years, we help the... View complete profile
We, Saras Paper International, are a professionally managed business house who indulged into the multiple activities such as paper and paper products; Apparel and Novelties. We not only cater to the... View complete profile
We are one of the leading exporters of paper and paper boards and newsprint paper in South India. Our product range starts from 45 to 130 GSM in writing and printing paper and kraft boards from 100... View complete profile
We take this opportunity to introduce ourselves as on of the leading Distributors/Sourcing Agent, Importer for Waste Paper, Pulp, Paper, Paperboard(Stock lots/side runs, over production) and ... View complete profile
Gupta Traders was established in 1984, and has been carrying operations ever since in the paper industry. We are traders of stocklot and joblot paper in India. Send us an enquiry for any other... View complete profile
We are a consultancy company representing several clients who wish to promote their newsprint paper worldwide. View complete profile
We deal in prime grade stock lot paper, imported from countries acorss the Globe. Basis the requirement of the customers, we also convert paper lots in the required size, using advanced machines/... View complete profile
We are dealing with paper items for a long time, and our company is located in Xiamen from where we export USD 200 million value of paper every year. We hope we can establish a long-term trade... View complete profile
Headquartered in the Netherlands and with offices in both North America and China, Cellpap B.V. is active on an international scale. Cellpap acts as a link between producers, printers, publishers,... View complete profile
We are paper distributors based in Haiti. We sell all types of paper and printing supplies in the local market. View complete profile
Joyang is established in 1981. Joyang is formed with a group of professionals and specialists in the film industry. Our manufacturing business is specialized in extrusion coating with accumulated... View complete profile
We introduce ourselves as indentors and importers of newsprint, paper and board from American, European and Scandinavian mills since 30 years based at New Delhi. We get material direct from Sappi,... View complete profile
International Paper broker experience in the field for over 20 years. We connect paper traders with paper mills in prime and stocklot. View complete profile
We are an exporting company mainly involved in export of woodfree offset printing paper, a4 copy paper, duplex paper, offset printing paper, writing paper, newsprint paper, coated paper etc. View complete profile
Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Trading Company,Distributor / Merchant / Stockist,Exporter
Founded in: 2001
Buyers from Turkey, Belarus, China, India and Bangladesh recently sent inquiries to this member.
We offer stock lot, prime environmental friendly products. Our ranges could vary on our suppliers seasonal schedules. But we do carry our inventory in which our customers can reach any time. We... View complete profile
Waste paper, News Print, Pulp buyer and exporter, We have offices in United State and India. Please contact us for your need. View complete profile
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Founded in: 1997
Buyers from Turkmenistan, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Papua New Guinea recently sent inquiries to this member.
We are pleased to introduce ourselves as a direct trading company supplying all brands of quality A4 copy papers. We also offer recycled, FSC Certified and eco-friendly options to help our... View complete profile
Aarihant Overseas is a sistern concern company of Maneklal Mansukhlal Group, established in 1881. Company is diversified into many fields, but paper and board industry is a very important part of... View complete profile
We buy and sell waste corrugated kraft, paperboard, and newsprint and bond paper. We also have metallised laminated plastic BOPP rolls. View complete profile
We are an Exporter of all paper and plastic propucts - primelot / joblot and waste. We are regularly exporting to India,Dominical Republic, Syria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. We specialise in Newsprint. View complete profile
We are an international trading company and we trade in newsprint - linerboard, silicone release, Kraft, LWC paper and other types of paper and paper products. View complete profile
Jasco Trading Inc. established 20 years ago, enjoys the diversification of our product portfolio & industry focus to Pulp & Paper. Our management team and business partners brings 60 years of... View complete profile
Zobil Global Business is a private company actively engaged in foreign trade for the last six years. In the line of course, we have achieved tremendous success. Having said this, we would like to... View complete profile
TCL IS FOCUSED ON THE COPY PAPER, OFFSET PAPER, NEW PRINT PAPER AND OTHER KINF OD PAPER BUSINESS WITH EXCLUSIVE AGENTS AROUND THE WORLD. WE SUPPLY COPY PAPER AND OTHER KINDS OF PAPER IN HUGE AMOUNTS... View complete profile
We are trading company dealing in paper and paperboard trading, especially on an international scale. Our main products are writing papers, offset papers, art papers, newsprints, kraft papers, etc.... View complete profile
Anhui Friand Imp & Exp belongs to Anhui Friand Group since 1996 producing office paper and packing products. View complete profile
The exporter of production of cellulose pulp and paper companies of Russia. Pulp, newsprint paper, offset paper, special paper, card-board, top liner, fluting, test liner etc. View complete profile
We are one of the leading paper and board suppliers based in U.A.E. We are currently handling a total quantity of 5000T/PM of finished paper & board sales and from various countries. View complete profile
Our company is a leading paper exporting company in China. we produce newsprint paper, woodfree offset printing paper, tissue toilet paper, towel paper and so on. We would like to establish long... View complete profile
Mastiff Royal (LLC) is engaged in sourcing of a wide variety of products. We pride ourselves sales and procuring only the highest quality A4 Copier Paper, Manila Board, Newsprint Paper, Woodfree... View complete profile
We are a trading company and trade in paper such as newsprint. We export paper from around the world primarily to Pakistan. View complete profile
We are a trading company mainly import cellulose fiber goods mainly specialised in copy paper and newsprint paper to Morocco. We are looking forward to expand our business by diversifying our... View complete profile
Deals in all kinds of paper, sheet, reel. Also deals in inks, chemical, plates related to offset printing press. View complete profile
Let us introduce ourselves as country's one of the leading suppliers of press materials including Positive Offset P.S Plates, CtP Plates, Press room chemicals, Printing ink, equipment, film etc. We... View complete profile
We can offer the following types of newsprint paper: 1) Grammage - 45 g Caliper - 75 mcm Density - 0.65 g/cm3 Brightness - 61% Opacity - 95 % Moisture - 7-9 % Content of ground... View complete profile
Dear Sirs, We are leading wholesalers of Waste Paper in India. So, if we need all times waste paperrolls. We wants one side printed or white poly paper rolls. View complete profile
We are Traders of Writing & Printing paper, and newsprint paper. We are operating 4 LineoMatic machines and carrying out trade with notebook manufacturers. View complete profile
Yiwu Ba Tao Global is based in Hong Kong & China with core administration in Yiwu city of Zhejiang province in China. A strategic joint venture between entrepreneurs worldwide and Chinese partners... View complete profile
We engage in import & export business in Bangladesh. We wish to export several goods from Bangladesh. View complete profile
FAAM Trade International is working since 1995 in paper and paperboard industry. FAAM is a distributor, trader, and wholesaler of local manufactured paper. FAAM also deal in all kinds of imported... View complete profile
We are suppliers of all types of paper for packaging and printing industry and also Cream Wove, Maplitho and file board in India. We have been supplying since 12 years and our monthly turn over is... View complete profile
We are the Suppliers of Corrugated Boxes, Paper Reels, Printed Boxes, Board Boxes, Variety of Boxes required as per the Customers Requirements etc. View complete profile
We are a trading company dealing with Industrial Paper imports, Sri Lankan tea and spices exports. We are local agent for several buyers of offset paper, Duplex board and test liner. View complete profile
Paper Mills Representative - Paper and Paperboards. Sack Kraft, Corrugated Brown Paper, Duplex Board, FBB, SBS, Printing and Writing Grade Paper. View complete profile
we are leading NEWSPRINT dealers of India, and represent all the leading manufacturers of the country. We can supply all variety of NP as per your requirement, at very competitive rates. View complete profile
We introduce ourselves as an importer & indentor of newsprint paper and other paper grades situated in the capital of India, New Delhi. View complete profile
Dear Sir/Madam, Our Company is engaged principally in the importation and distribution of newsprint, Chemicals, Machinery and Accessories, Engines, Generators and Electrical gear as Distributor/... View complete profile
Distributor and reseller of Apparel Papers including marker paper, plotter paper, perforated Kraft paper, pattern board (card board) paper, tissue paper, heat seal paper, tracing plotter paper,... View complete profile
Brazilian, importer and distributor company established in sao paulo, since 1996. Importation working with paper for printing, writing, photos and photocopies, mainly newsprint for newspapers,... View complete profile
This is General Trading Co, dealing with many items from different countries. Our presence is the Middle East and some Europan countries. One of our divisions is trading in newsprints, copy paper,... View complete profile
We supply and export general products like..waste papers,spanish wine..we are agents for heavy equipment machinery,parts and electrical parts View complete profile
We are one of the well known exporters of all paper products in our region.W specialists in selling stock lots of European mills of high repute.Our stock lots consist of all types of paper and... View complete profile
Elmasry Company for Manufacturing and Trading of Paper is one of the leading paper companies in Egypt. We import different kinds of Wood Free paper from all over the world, such as: A4 paper,... View complete profile
Our company was founded in 1975 as importer and exporter. We actually maintain offices in Cameroon, Nigeria and the United States of America. In 1987, we were awarded Gold Plated Belt by Ned Lloyd... View complete profile
We have the pleasure to introduce to you the above company. The said company has been in business for the past years. The company has being purchasing Papers for sale in Ghana. ALLFIND IMPEX is a... View complete profile
We are doing paper business in Pakistan for the last 13 years. We deal in all kind of paper and board. Core item of our company is one side coated board. View complete profile
Adeshkar Co. Ltd. established 1975 engaged in import of all kinds of paper and board from Scandinavian and far east companies. View complete profile
Polar's parent company, Polar Group has been trading in the paper and board industry since 1971. In addition to the group's export trading activities, we have successful merchanting and wholesale... View complete profile
We are one of the leading paper traders in Nigeria also manufacturing notebooks. Importing paper from various countries. View complete profile
We are one of the largest Import & Export company in India. We are recognized by Govt. Of India as Best performer and rewarded in past years. We export many other item and also many item from china.... View complete profile
Highmark Trading (Pvt.) Limited is an international trading & indenting company working mainly in the field of paper and board. We establish longer and closer working relationships with our clients... View complete profile
Hafiz Impex is a brainchild of Hafiz Paper Mart, a country-wide leader in Pakistan's paper trading industry. Hafiz Impex takes the step forward in establishing paper trading, supply chain, and... View complete profile
We are a reputed firm established in 1993 dealing in newsprint, printing ink and offset plates and chemicals. View complete profile
WHAT IS NEWSPRINT PAPER?
Charles Fenerty, a Canadian poet from Nova Scotia, invented the wood pulp process for papermaking, which was first adapted into the production of newsprint paper in 1844. An off-white and uncoated paper, newsprint is made on using mechanical, chemical, and deinked wood-pulp fibers. The mechanical pulp content in newsprint gives it better opaqueness and print quality, while its chemical pulp content strengthens the paper web and keeps it intact during processing through paper machines and printing presses.
Falling in the grammage range of 40 to 65 GSM, newsprint is inexpensive, durable, and suitable for four-color printing. Not surprisingly, it is a popular paper choice around the world for newspapers, advertising materials, and other mass-produced publications. It is regularly used in a long web of paper in offset, letterpress, and flexographic printing.
Apart from printing purposes, newsprint paper can be used as for filler for boxes, tray liners, wrapper, and packaging purposes.
Newsprint comes in three main grades, standard newsprint, improved newsprint, and specialty newsprint. In addition, many other types of newsprint are available in the market for a range of purposes.
Most newspapers around the world are printed in standard newsprint. Its popularity stems from its sheer affordability. It is inexpensive, but, on the flipside, it is also thin and non-archivable. This type of newsprint will deteriorate over time, but given the transient nature of newspapers, this is probably not an issue for newspaper publishers.
The color supplements and outer pages that often come with regular newspapers and which standout for their better paper quality are usually printed on improved newsprint. It is slightly thicker, brighter, and somewhat smoother in texture than standard newsprint and prints colors very well. Often, it is used for printing the color newspaper sections while the other sections get are printed on standard newsprint.
Advertising pamphlets and other colorful printed materials generally require full-color and four-color printing processes, and this means that the paper they use must be thicker, capable of absorbing color well, and strong enough to withstand being processed through the printers. Specialty newsprint, which is thicker than standard newsprint and improved newsprint, fulfills these requirements.
Other Types of Newsprint
Newsprint comes in varying degrees of thicknesses and varying color ranges. In addition to standard and improved newsprint, newspaper publishers like pastel-colored newsprint and use it for the tabloid sections. The term ‘yellow journalism’ arose from this preference. Very thin newsprint varieties are used to print thick phone books.
Newsprint comes in category 26211 in the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and category 3221221 in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
What's the ideal storage environment?
To prevent newsprint from degrading, it must be stored in an acid-free and stable environment that is shielded from direct UV light and does not have any artificial heat sources. Ideally, the storage area should have a temperature range of 15-20 degrees centigrade and a relative humidity range of 35-50%. If necessary, humidity should be controlled with humidity monitoring equipment.
Packaging newsprint in the correct way is essential for newsprint handling and preservation. To begin with, the newsprint paper is rolled tightly around a central core that may be of paperboard or metal.
The rolled newsprint is then wrapped in several layers of kraft paper sheets, and a layer of asphalt paper or any other waterproof paper is wrapped about the kraft paper covering to protect from moisture. This outer wrapping is also folded over to cover the ends of the roll, which are then packed with corrugated board covers. The roll is finally wrapped in a plastic-coated layer of kraft paper, and the ends are fixed close with a wooden or metal plug.
1. RISK FACTORS
Transporting newsprint rolls is not a simple matter as the paper is vulnerable to temperatures, humidity, and moisture, and to the impacts, compressions, and frictions caused by improper cargo handling.
The paper rolls must always be shielded from exposure to direct heat. When transporting the paper rolls, it is best to check if the temperature is in the 0°C - 25°C range. This is considered the ideal temperature for maintaining the paper rolls in good order.
Since newsprint is made from wood and plant fibers that tend to absorb moisture and swell, the paper rolls stand a high chance of getting distorted and damaged in a humid climate or if they get exposed to weather situations such as rain, snow, or seawater. Damp storage areas and surfaces can cause damage too. Covering the rolls with jute should help.
Ventilation can be a tricky issue when transporting paper rolls in a cargo hold. If warm wind ventilates a cold cargo area, the resulting cargo sweat can damage the rolls. If a cold wind ventilates a warm cargo area, it can dampen the rolls. It may help to have six air exchanges per hour, as long as the air in the hold has a higher dew point than that of the outside air.
Paper rolls may be damaged by impacts during loading and unloading, by being compressed in storage, and by jostling against other rolls or other cargo during transit.
2. TYPES OF DAMAGES DURING SHIPMENT
The most common damage during shipment is the distortion or ovalization of the paper rolls. This comes about from stacking the rolls horizontally on top of one another. The upper rolls exert pressure on the lower ones causing the distortion. To a slight degree it wouldn’t matter, but if the entire roll is distorted, it is no longer usable for printing and will have to be rewound or discarded.
The pneumatic cargo handling equipment sometimes fails in its handling and may inadvertently tug the rollout of its tight coil, resulting in a telescoping of the paper. It is difficult to restore the roll to its original form after this, and the paper cannot be used for printing.
This is common damage in both horizontally and vertically stored paper rolls. It occurs when other objects, uneven storage surfaces, cargo securing materials, cargo handling equipment, and parts of cargo transports press too hard into the rolls.
d. Edge Damage:
Paper roll edges can be damaged while if stood up vertically on an uneven or dirt-laden surface, or if stored horizontally with unsupported roll ends sticking out to bump into other cargo.
e. Tear Damage:
If the paper rolls get ripped, the paper up to the tear depth is rendered unusable. Several hundred paper layers can end up getting wasted.
3. CARGO HANDLING
To prevent mishaps and avoid damage, it is necessary to ensure that the newsprint rolls are adequately packed and padded to protect them from rubbing against other rolls or other objects.
During cargo handling, all due care must be taken to protect the rolls from direct exposure to rain, snow, and other sources of moisture. If moisture seeps it, the packaging may swell and damage the paper.
Precautions are necessary during loading, unloading, and storing. If the rolls are roughly handled, they may tear, and this can make them partially or entirely unusable.
Paper roll distortion or ovalization is another problem that could arise from incorrect cargo handling. Distorted rolls can no longer be used for printing and must be rewound or discarded.
It is imperative therefore that the cargo handling of paper rolls be done only with special cargo handling gear and forklift trucks with paper roll clamps.
4. SECURING THE CARGO
To prevent in-transit damage, the paper rolls must be carefully loaded and correctly secured. If loaded horizontally, they must be secured in a way that will prevent distortion of lower rolls. If stored vertically, the roll ends must have adequate packing to avert damage, and the spaces between the rolls must also be filled to prevent them from knocking against one another.
For newspaper printing, the newspaper publisher buys newsprint rolls from the paper mills, distributors or merchants and transports them to the pressroom to print the run-of-press newspaper sections. The width or web width of the newsprint roll determines the number of front and back newspaper pages that can be printed from one roll. A full newsprint roll is generally enough for printing two four-paged sections on each side. These sections are then cut in half.
What's the difference between digital and traditional newspaper printing?
The difference lies in the printing process used. Digital newspaper printing is carried out using a digital printer. Digital printers have a low output as compared to the offset printing press used in traditional newspaper printing. A digital printer can print only 1-300 newspaper copies while the offset printing press can crank out several thousand copies at once. For larger runs, traditional printing wins hands down, and it is cheaper.
In both processes, different types of papers can be used to suit the page and format requirements of the newspaper that is to be published. The paper weight in grams per square meter (GSM) determines its quality and the paper’s ISO rating denotes its brightness level; the higher the ISO rating, the brighter the paper.
a. Digital Printing (1-300 COPIES)
Digital printing typically uses improved newsprint with a grammage of 55 GSM and a bright paper with a grammage of 90 GSM
The improved newsprint is made from 100% virgin fiber. The paper has an ISO76 level of brightness and is heavier than standard newsprint. It is commonly used to print digitally printed newspapers and other materials.
Neujet silk paper which is used to print digital tabloids comes in the 90 GSM category and has an ISO112 brightness that gives it a smooth, silky feel and a high degree of whiteness.
b. Traditional Printing (300+ COPIES)
Traditional printing generally uses five main types of papers such as the 45 GSM salmon newsprint, the 52 GSM recycled newsprint with an ISO63, the 55 GSM improved newsprint with an ISO76, the 70 GSM improved newsprint with an ISO83, and the 70 GSM wood-free bond paper with an ISO96. Except for the 52 GSM recycled newsprint, all the rest are made from 100% virgin fiber.
The 45 GSM salmon newsprint is pinkish-hued newsprint that is used for printing business newspapers such as The Financial Times. The others are heavier than standard daily newspapers and are generally used to print traditional broadsheets, photo-rich papers, colorful tabloids, and glossy magazines. The 70 GSM wood-free bond paper can withstand light exposure without any discoloring.
How do I recycle old newspaper?
Old newspapers intended for recycling must be stored in a dry environment. Exposure to water or moisture will deteriorate the paper and add extra heft to the newspaper bales.
The old newspapers will also need to be stored away from direct sunlight. Exposure to too much sun can degrade newspapers and turn them yellow. This can make them unsuitable for recycling. For optimum recycling purposes, old newspapers must retain as much of their original quality as possible.
Take every precaution to avoid soiling and contaminating the old newspapers. It is also important to not mix papers of different grades with the newspaper. Such a mixture can affect the required traits of newsprint and not in the manner desired.
Why do newspapers turn yellow over time?
The reason for the yellowing phenomenon lies in the raw material used to make the newspapers. The primary material is wood, which contains cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, and it is lignin, which has the propensity to turn yellow on reacting with sunlight and oxygen. For higher-end papers, lignin is chemically removed from the wood pulp, but for newsprint to remain inexpensive, this process is bypassed. When the wood is pulped to make newsprint, cellulose and lignin are processed along with it. Their molecules become part of the manufactured paper and when the paper is exposed to light and air, these molecules are exposed as well. As mentioned, lignin turns yellow with light exposure, and the paper then takes on a yellowish hue.
Are newspapers toxic?
The types of inks used to print newspapers determine if they are toxic or not. Newspapers were previously printed using petroleum-based inks that contained volatile organic compounds, and this can make them unsafe. In modern times, most newspapers use printing inks made with a soybean oil or water base and these are generally non- toxic.
What kind of inks do newspapers use?
Newspaper printing inks are made using an oil or water base to which various dyes, pigments, additives, and other ingredients are added. In the past, petroleum oil was commonly used as base or vehicle, but, given its toxicity, it is no longer in widespread use. Soybean oil is now a preferred base choice, and organic and inorganic substances are added to it to give the ink color, stability, and faster drying ability. Ink made with soybean oil is biodegradable and can be recycled.
Does newspaper ink contain lead?
No. In the earlier days of printing, the lead was in common use, but that is no longer the case. In the USA, EPA guidelines forbid the use of heavy metals in newspaper printing. The printing inks are mostly made from organic and otherwise safer materials nowadays.
What is the size of a broadsheet newspaper?
A broadsheet, as the name implies, consists of a broad sheet of paper that is folded in half vertically to form four pages. In newspaper parlance, this is called a spread or a full broadsheet. A full broadsheet can have several broadsheets nesting within it, including a half broadsheet. This is typically an unfolded inside page. While the broadsheet is unarguably the largest format in newspapers, with approximate measurements of 29 1⁄2 by 23 1⁄2 inches, these dimensions tend to vary around the world. In the USA, the standard broadsheet dimensions for the front-page half used to be 15 inches width and 22 3⁄4 inches length, but many publishers have now reverted to 12 inches width and 22 3⁄4 inches long to be more cost-effective. Australian and New Zealand broadsheets have A1 sized spreads and South African broadsheets measure 32.3 inches by 22.8 inches.
What is newsprint paper used for in art?
Newsprint is popular with artists as an inexpensive medium for drawing and sketching. It is particularly good for practicing gesture drawings and other line drawings using pencils, charcoal, pastels, pens, sketch pens, and markers. Newsprint has a smooth surface and, as it is readily and cheaply available in paper rolls, drawing pads, and drawing sheets, artists can be as creative as they want without worrying about spoiling or wasting the paper.
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