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PUBLISHED: 12:16 13 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:55 03 March 2010

PREPARE to welcome the wonderful new era of full colour in your favourite newspaper!

This is the new press extension which will transform the look of The Evening Star once it is fully operational by September.

PREPARE to welcome the wonderful new era of full colour in your favourite newspaper!

This is the new press extension which will transform the look of The Evening Star once it is fully operational by September.

Work to install the extension – or tower – is two weeks ahead of schedule, and it is due to arrive at the Star's building in Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, in early July.

Civil engineering work, to prepare the building for the arrival of the new equipment, has now been completed.

"It doesn't look that impressive at the moment, but there's been a lot of work done there – it took a lot to prepare for the arrival of the tower," said senior production manager Graham Wells.

The tower will arrive in two sections, on a Sunday and a Monday. It will then take two months to put it together and have it integrated into the existing press.

Managing director of printing Peter Dodds visited the French factory where the press is being manufactured to see progress on the project.

Mr Wells said it would have major impact on the look of the Star.

"The we should be able to run twice as many colour pages which will clearly make a big difference," he said.

The new press will see the Star's colour capacity increased from 16 to 32 pages each day.

All the Star's photographers now work with digital colour cameras, and this will enable their work to be seen in its full glory more often.

It will also give advertisers more scope to show off their products in colour.

The Star is not the only publication to benefit from the new investment – a total of 27 newspaper titles are produced each week at Ipswich, including the West Suffolk Mercury, the Suffolk Advertiser, and the Lowestoft Journal.


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