Pictures I took at our very cool visit to the place that the Los Angeles Times newspaper is produced. 🙂
The paper she’s holding
This is an old printing press from the late 1800s.
The history of this press. Click on the picture to bring up a bigger version.
It was powered by water coming down this clear tube and turning the wheel.
This is the back where paper goes in.
This is where the new newspaper comes out.
Paper coming off the ink-covered plate.
Some ads in a paper printed in 1881.
And this is going in to the facility that makes the LA Times newspapers.
The rolls of paper they use are HUGE.
These “robots” carry the paper rolls around the place.
Stacks and stacks of paper!
Yeah, that one roll is over 2000 pounds.
This is the room where they make the plates. Plates are what they now use instead of setting metal letters into a frame like they did in olden times. Once the news info comes in to this plant, the plates for the day are created there.
Famous front pages.
San Francisco earthquake (1906), and sinking of the Lusitania (1915)
Hindenburg explosion (1937), and New York Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire (1911)
Armistice Day of WW I (1911), and D-Day of WW II (1945)
Man first walks on the Moon (1961)
Now, the ink!
And these are the huge machines that take the paper, the ink, and the plates, and create our newspaper!
Just look at the papers wrapped around and coming off these machines!
It’s not just the LA Times that’s printed here. These are some other papers printed at this location.
LatExtra, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Personal Journal
Newspaper not yet printed on
And inside the trash chute…
And lastly, the big room where the newspapers are packaged and set, ready to be delivered.
This man is packaging the papers into bundles…
…using this machine.
The yellow spool is plastic cording that goes around each small stack of papers.
And here are the newspapers, all ready for delivery to your house! 😀
If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.