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Are you having trouble throwing thin newspapers?

Mark Fletcher
July 28th, 2018 · 9 Comments

A colleague has asked me to pose this question, saying that on some weekdays newspapers papers are so thin that throwing with accuracy and safety is a challenge. So…

Are you having trouble throwing thin newspapers?

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Category: newspaper home delivery

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  • 1 Bruce H // Jul 28, 2018 at 7:28 AM

    Wrapping thin papers is more of a challenge some days – older machines were designed for thicker papers. And yes, windy mornings can make accuracy a challenge when throwing.

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  • 2 David // Jul 28, 2018 at 8:45 AM

    I agree Bruce. Wrapping The Age Monday and Tuesday is a big problem. I find throwing them difficult too.

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  • 3 Murray // Jul 29, 2018 at 7:45 AM

    Is throwing papers still a thing ?

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  • 4 Graeme Day // Jul 29, 2018 at 10:20 AM

    It’s a thin-thing and getting thinner.

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  • 5 Bruce H // Jul 29, 2018 at 11:08 AM

    Murray, for Newsagents it is. Not so for retailers.

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  • 6 Amanda // Jul 29, 2018 at 2:14 PM

    Bruce H for distributors it is. Not so much for Newsagents these days.

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  • 7 Graeme Day // Jul 29, 2018 at 2:19 PM

    Amanda, Hi,
    There are not many newsagents at all If you don’t have a secondary contract (distribution) and you are not Grandfathered, then technically you’re not a news “agent” you’re a subagent with a Distributor. If there is no direct account with the publisher, then one is not their customer or agent.

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  • 8 Graeme Day // Jul 29, 2018 at 2:20 PM

    Meant to mention- Bruce is correct.

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  • 9 Kevin // Jul 30, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Thin papers should not be a throwing problem for distributors. With scale it is possible to have dedicated machines adjusted to wrap small papers.

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