Our Company

OurCompanyVan Press is located in Burnaby, British Columbia in a modern 31,500 sq ft building built in 2005. We have 70 employees and currently operate 24 hours, 6 days per week. The building is centrally located 15 km from downtown Vancouver, Richmond City Center, and Surrey City Center. Access to major highways 91 and 99 are 5 minutes from the plant, and access to Hwy. 1 is 15 minutes. The building has 5 loading bays; one at grade and 4 equipped with dock levelers and has an 8-foot wide canopy over the loading area.

 

ProductionEquipment

Press Line: 8 Goss Magnum and 3 DGM 4hi towers in line with 2 folders. In line stitching is available for tabloid formats up to 72 pages. This press will print 40 broadsheet pages/80 tabloid pages in full color with the option of 8 pages printed with Ultra-Violet cured ink technology and can be split to print 2 jobs simultaneously. The Magnum presses were installed in 2006.

Inserting: 1 – 22 pocket alphaliner (22 inserts into 1 jacket). 1 – 10 pocket alphaliner.

Prepress

Platesetters:
1 – Creo Trendsetter News with enhanced laser head
1 – Kodak Trendsetter
Processor:
2 – Glunz & Jensen horizontal oven/processor combo
Peripherals:
Gravity Stack44
NELA Slip Sheet Remover ZPA-ED

 

OurHistory

Van Press was purchased by Black Press and moved into their current modern facility in Burnaby, BC in 2005.

Black Press is home to some of the oldest, most established newspapers in B.C. and Alberta.

From rural voices in Chilliwack and Quesnel, to urban voices in Greater Vancouver, Victoria and Red Deer, market by market these are the leading newspapers in their respective communities.

In the United States, Black Press operates Sound Publishing with 38 titles in Washington’s Puget Sound region; in Hawaii with Oahu Publications; and in Akron with The Beacon Journal and Ohio.com.

In print and online, our urban, suburban and rural newspapers provide clients a superior blend of localized news coverage and unmatched integrated marketing solutions. We invest in relevant journalism that affects the communities we serve and we strive to meet the marketing needs of our clients with a strategic blend of print, online and mobile marketing solutions.

Founded in 1975, Black Press now publishes more than 170 titles in British Columbia, Alberta and Washington state, as well as the Honolulu (Hawaii) Star-Advertiser, Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal and San Francisco (Calif.) Examiner daily newspapers.

The company is administered and majority owned by David H. Black of Victoria, B.C.

For more detailed information on our company visit  www.blackpress.ca