What is newsprint?

  • (noun): Cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers.
    Synonyms: newspaper


Newsprint is a low-cost, non-archival paper most commonly used to print newspapers, and other publications and advertising material. It was invented in 1844 by Charles Fenerty. It usually has an off-white cast and distinctive feel. It is designed for use in printing presses that employ a long web of paper (web offset, letterpress and flexographic) rather than individual sheets of paper. Newsprint mainly consists of wood pulp.

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Some articles on newsprint:

Office Of The Registrar Of Newspapers For India
... The following fall under the non-statutory functions Formulation of Newsprint Allocation Policy - Guidelines and issue of Eligibility Certificate to the ...
Great Lakes Paper
... North American newsprint demand has been in decline for several (annual declines of 5.6% in 2005, 6.1% in 2006, 10.3% in 2007, 11.2% in 2008 and 25.3% in 2009) ... Forecasts indicate that these declines in newsprint demand could continue for several years ... survival of the Company included increases in global newsprint capacity, particularly in China and Europe, which resulted in lower prices, volumes or both for the Canadian industry's exported products ...
Catalyst Paper - History
... century, when the Powell River Company opened a newsprint mill at Powell River in 1912 ... their Kraft pulp mill in Port Alberni in 1947 and later added two newsprint machines ... in the early 1950s, opening its Crofton pulp mill in 1957 and adding newsprint production in 1964, and soon was one of the province's largest integrated forest products companies ...
Newsprint - Sustainability
... There are upper limits on the percentage of the world’s newsprint that can be manufactured from recycled fiber ... Thus, unless the quantity of newsprint used each year worldwide declines to reflect the lost fiber, a certain amount of new (virgin) fiber is required each year globally, even if the individual newsprint mill ...
Voith - Company History - Internationalisation
... In 1953, Voith produced Europe's fastest newsprint paper machine for the Feldmühle AG running at speeds of 600 metre/min, and producing up to 200 tons of newsprint each day ... set another record by delivering the widest newsprint machine in the world to Sweden ...