Tribune Publishing Co. Becomes tronc, Inc. Today

Tribune Publishing Co. today announced that it has officially rebranded as tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) and will begin trading today on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (“Nasdaq”) under the ticker symbol TRNC. tronc, or Tribune Online Content, will work to transform journalism and offer a new model for media companies, where technology and iconic storytelling are pooled, personalized and presented to a global audience in real time.

Micropress sticks with Muller in new finishing buy

Commercial printer Micropress has bought a Primera MC saddle-stitcher, as it continues a 20-year partnership with Muller Martini. The Micropress team was spotted by the Muller Martini stand at this year’s Drupa

The deal for the machine was signed at the beginning of May and it will be installed at the end of July. Around the same time, Micropress also signed for a fully automated Heidelberg B2 Stahlfolder, also expected to be installed in July or August. 

The Primera MC comes with cover feeder, four flat-pile feeders, two vertical-pile feeders and a Perfetto compensating stacker. It replaces an eight-year-old Muller Martini Prima Amrys.

Micropress production director James Cross said it has now been buying from Muller for “nigh on 20 years”.

Cross said: “It’s probably the automation of it really, I’ve had them in the past and they were always very durable. We’re pretty automated so it’s cut down makeready times basically.

“They’ve changed the trimmer over so you don’t get any marking, the blade quality and the feeders are very good, plus the automation really is the reason for our purchase.”

Southwold-based Micropress mainly produces a wide variety of general commercial print items and a number of varied-run niche magazines.

It runs three Heidelberg Speedmasters: an eight-colour XL 105, a five-colour XL 105 and a five-colour XL 75. It also has a B1 and B2 Polar guillotine, an Alegro perfect binder and a Heidelberg stitching line ST 450.