The Gustavian Weekly’s campus news stands have sat empty for the past few weeks after a closure of Adams Publishing-owned Cannon Valley Printing in Northfield, Minnesota.
Between spring break, Easter break and printing issues, the Weekly hasn’t been maintaining the weekly release we’ve always aimed for.
Things like our printing partner over in Northfield, Minnesota shutting down unexpectedly puts a damper on our production. These kinds of unforeseen hiccups are unfortunately not few and far between one another, but each one presents a unique hurdle to jump.
The week of spring break, I received word that Cannon Valley Printing in Northfield, Minnesota would no longer be producing the local newspapers that have trusted in the printer’s work for over a decade including, of course, The Gustavian Weekly.
Finding reliable and quality printers in the age of digital and online print is getting more and more difficult. A respectably-sized printing operation like Cannon Valley Printing shutting down just goes to show the changes that will likely follow their doors shutting.
Due to the loss of Northfield’s only printing center the Weekly’s April 12, 2019 issue was forced to be cancelled, followed by two further weeks without publication due to spring and Easter breaks. The weekly’s absence spanned a month, with the last issue published on March 22, 2019.
The Weekly’s printer problems have since been resolved, with the rest of our 2019 publications now coming “hot off the press,” from Princeton, Minnesota. Thanks for being patient and enjoy the remainder of this year’s Gustavian Weekly.