|Spring has sprung, the hot weather is no where to be found, but the 18th season for the summer, daily edition of the Duluth Shipping News was berthed at ProPrint, my lovable printer in Duluth who presented me with 100,000 pages that I have to fill between now and Labor Day. That’s press man Duc Vo making a last check on color and supreme sales person and advisor Jeanne Carson next to him. I thank them both and Pro Print for their help and for a great job. Now bring on summer! Click here to see the Sunday, May 26th edition|
I am forced to work hard, like the rest of the world, for only two weeks a year, those being the two before Memorial Day, the traditional start to the summer season here. That is when I sell advertising for the summer edition of the Duluth Shipping News. No fun but happily, I have faithful supporters who keep me going every year. Then, I have to design the paper on my computer and send it to the printer, this year Pro Print. The picture shows the display end of the press they used to print 100,000 sheets in color; one side filled with notes from those faithful supporters mentioned above and the other side with a couple more supporter notes and a header and footer for me. The picture shows the first one to come off the press; my autograph on it says it is great, get me 99,999 more and deliver them to World Headquarters down by the Lift Bridge! That’s supreme sales person and advisor Jeanne Carson next to the press man Duc Vue. I thank them both and Pro Print for their help and for the great job. This year’s issue is on heavier and whiter paper. I at least am real excited about that. I also created a PDF of my first issue which you can check out here. I deliver about 1,000 copies a day until Labor Day. I only have 99 days to go!