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Newsprint is low-cost, low-quality, non-archival paper. It is generally made by a mechanical milling process, without the chemical process that is usually used to remove lignin from the pulp. The lignin causes the paper to rapidly become brittle and yellow when exposed to air and/or sunlight.[1] A blank sheet of paper Paper is a commodity of thin material produced by the amalgamation of fibers, typically vegetable fibers composed of cellulose, which are subsequently held together by hydrogen bonding. ... Lignin (sometimes lignen) is a chemical compound (complex, highly cross-linked aromatic polymer) that is most commonly derived from wood and is an integral part of the cell walls of plants, especially in tracheids, xylem fibres and sclereids. ...


Newsprint is used in the printing of newspapers, flyers, and other printed material intended for mass distribution. It usually has an off-white cast and distinctive feel.


Newsprint rolls

Modern printing facilities most efficiently print newspapers in multiples of eight pages on a newsprint roll in two sections of four pages each. The two sections are then cut in half.


A newspaper roll's width is called its web and is defined by how many front pages it can print. A roll prints four front pages with four back pages behind it (two front and back on each of the two sections).


Faced with dwindling revenue from competition with broadcast, cable and internet outlets, newspapers in the 21st century — particularly broadsheets — have begun a process of downsizing the width of their newsprint rolls to a standard size across the business. Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ...


The new broadsheet standard in the United States is the 48-inch web (which means the each page in its section is 12 inches wide). Newspapers such as USA Today have already converted to the new standard which is also considered easier to handle. USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


Interest in the standard increased when the Wall Street Journal said it would abandon its iconic 60-inch web (15 inch wide frontpage) format in favor of the new standard by January 2007[citation needed]. The New York Times is now considering abandoning its 54-inch web (13 1/2 inch frontpage). The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ...


Newspapers around the world, including The Times, The Guardian and The Independent in the United Kingdom, are also downsizing their broadsheets.[citation needed] The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... The Independent is a British compact newspaper published by Tony OReillys Independent News & Media. ...


Production trends

Newsprint output in 2005

FAO reports that Canada was the top producer of newsprint in 2005 followed by the USA, Japan and China. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 351 pixelsFull resolution (1425 × 625 pixel, file size: 60 KB, MIME type: image/png)This bubble map shows the global distribution of newsprint output in 2005 as a percentage of the top producer (Canada - 7,769,000 tonnes). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 351 pixelsFull resolution (1425 × 625 pixel, file size: 60 KB, MIME type: image/png)This bubble map shows the global distribution of newsprint output in 2005 as a percentage of the top producer (Canada - 7,769,000 tonnes). ... Possible meanings: Faro Airport (Portugal) Federation of Astrobiology Organizations Financial Aid Office Food and Agriculture Organization This page expands a three-character combination which might be any or all of: an abbreviation, an acronym, an initialism, a word in English, or a word in another language. ...


References

  1. ^ http://science.howstuffworks.com/question463.htm

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Newsprint - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (316 words)
Newsprint is used in the printing of newspapers, flyers, and other printed material intended for mass distribution.
Modern printing facilities most efficiently print newspapers in multiples of eight pages on a newsprint roll in two sections of four pages each.
Faced with dwindling revenue from competition with broadcast, cable and internet outlets, newspapers in the 21st century — particularly broadsheets — have begun a process of downsizing the the width of their newsprint rolls to a standard size across the business.
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