The North West Evening Mail, the daily for Barrow and South Cumbria, rolled off new presses this week.
Furness Newspapers and its parent company, Carlisle-based CN Group, have invested £5.5m in the press and a new building to house it.
Editor Steve Brauner said: “The new press will enable us to produce a better paper for all our customers. Readers are the life blood of the paper and our staff are looking forward to providing them with more colour and better printing quality, as well as a great read every day.” The new press can print 55,000 copies per hour of a 48-page tabloid paper with up to 32 pages in full colour. It has been configured so it can grow to an eventual maximum of 64 pages, all in full colour. It replaces a 30-year-old Goss Community press.