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Old 19.08.2011, 17:04
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Newspapers on Demand - buy and print your daily paper

Hello,

Maybe everyone out there already knows about this especially people in modern cosmopolitan Zurich but here goes.
You can now buy daily newspapers from the internet in retail outlets and have them printed on the spot (allow about 10 minutes for the operation).
I was interested as they have Irish titles which you can’t find very often for sale.

I was in Bern yesterday and I noticed P&B books were advertising "newspapers on demand".
They have a computer terminal which allows you to select English daily newspapers and request a printout. You go to the cash desk, pay about 5 CHF and they print it out for you on the spot.

For anyone who is interested here are a list of outlets:

http://www.pressbooks.ch/Produkte/Newspapers

For those of you living in Swiss romande - you will not fail to notice the lack of outlets here.

Just one practical point the printout is the small format size and is a bit of a pain as they are all loose pages. I do think it is good value and I was pleased to find an Irish paper.

Maybe everybody else reads an online edition on their iphone, but I still like paper.
Shame about the smell of the ink though

Hope this is news to some of you

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Old 19.08.2011, 17:12
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Hello,

Maybe everyone out there already knows about this especially people in modern cosmopolitan Zurich but here goes.
You can now buy daily newspapers from the internet in retail outlets and have them printed on the spot (allow about 10 minutes for the operation).
I was interested as they have Irish titles which you can’t find very often for sale.

I was in Bern yesterday and I noticed P&B books were advertising "newspapers on demand".
They have a computer terminal which allows you to select English daily newspapers and request a printout. You go to the cash desk, pay about 5 CHF and they print it out for you on the spot.

For anyone who is interested here are a list of outlets:

http://www.pressbooks.ch/Produkte/Newspapers

For those of you living in Swiss romande - you will not fail to notice the lack of outlets here.

Just one practical point the printout is the small format size and is a bit of a pain as they are all loose pages. I do think it is good value and I was pleased to find an Irish paper.

Maybe everybody else reads an online edition on their iphone, but I still like paper.
Shame about the smell of the ink though

Hope this is news to some of you

Regards

John
I think you'll find real newspapers are too...
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Old 19.08.2011, 17:35
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Re: Newspapers on Demand - buy and print your daily paper

Hello Transition,



Newspapers have a central fold and are put together loose in a booklet type format. Here we are talking about an a3 printer which prints out an individual double sided printed page so if you have a 50 page newspaper you end up with 25 double sided individual sheets.

Just imagine cutting your daily newspaper down the middle fold and you will obtain a similar result.

Have a go with an old paper and you will see what I mean


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Newspapers have a central fold and are put together loose in a booklet type format. Here we are talking about an a3 printer which prints out an individual double sided printed page so if you have a 50 page newspaper you end up with 25 double sided individual sheets.

Just imagine cutting your daily newspaper down the middle fold and you will obtain a similar result.

Have a go with an old paper and you will see what I mean


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I'd rather not. I'm too busy making paper boats
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This thread was not supposed to be about origami

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Old 21.08.2011, 22:48
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Hello Transition,



Newspapers have a central fold and are put together loose in a booklet type format. Here we are talking about an a3 printer which prints out an individual double sided printed page so if you have a 50 page newspaper you end up with 25 double sided individual sheets.

Just imagine cutting your daily newspaper down the middle fold and you will obtain a similar result.

Have a go with an old paper and you will see what I mean


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John
I won't thanks John C.

I'm in the media business and often pick-up a foreign paper to catch up with a place before I go there, thats why I'm interested but Î do get your point about the user-friendliness of the format.

Interesting thread, anyway, thanks.
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Old 21.08.2011, 23:27
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I get the Times and the Sunday times delivered wirelessly to my iPad. Thats the future my friend
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I get the Times and the Sunday times delivered wirelessly to my iPad. Thats the future my friend
That's one hell of a typo mate. It's spelled "Guardian".
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I get the Times and the Sunday times delivered wirelessly to my iPad. Thats the future my friend
Well, some people are not quite ready yet my friend

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That's one hell of a typo mate. It's spelled "Guardian".
Of course I'd much rather read The Grauniad or the Indy, but what choice to I have? Its been more than 15 months since the iPad launch and the Guardian are still dithering over their App. Compared to the right-wing press who were all very quick off the blocks e.g. Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, The Times, The Sun etc.. all have dedicated apps.

Anyway, it all reduces down to entertainment. The Sunday Times in particular is a good read, if I want real news or indepth analysis I can log onto Reuters, The Economist, Huffington Post etc..
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