Starting Thursday, readers of the Grand Haven Tribune might notice a change.
The newsprint will be whiter, color will be brighter, and the pictures will be clearer.
The Tribune will start using the printing presses at the Ludington Daily News on Thursday, retiring an aging press that has printed copies of your Tribune for nearly 50 years.
Rest assured, said Tribune publisher Kevin Hook, your paper will still be delivered to your doorstep every Monday through Saturday as it always has been. The Tribune’s offices, and staff, will continue to produce quality news and advertising options to its customers from its 101 N. Third St., Grand Haven, office.
The only difference you’ll see is a much-improved printed product, he said.
“We have recognized that current technology has increased customers’ expectations of reproduction qualities and color capabilities,” Hook said. “We’re happy to say that, by teaming up with another small community-based news company, we’re now able to meet that demand.”
The move came in the weeks after the Tribune’s longtime press foreman decided to retire from the printing business.
Hook said that he had been considering options to improve the quality of the print product for quite some time. The departure of a man who valiantly kept the press running for so many years made Hook decide that now was a good time. One other job will be affected by this decision.
“We appreciate the efforts put forth by our press crews over the years,” Hook said. “Nobody could have done a better job. Now we have an opportunity to do even more than we have in the past. That’s a win-win for customers and the newspaper.”