Delivering Excellence in COMMERCIAL PRINT

Valley Publishing in Bay City, Michigan

The Valley Publishing facility in Bay City, Michigan was built in 2002. It supports combined production of The Saginaw News, The Bay City Times, The Flint Journal and Ann Arbor News.

Prepress Specifications press Specifications Packaging Equipment

Computer to plate systems

  • Two Krause LS Jet platesetters
  • Two Krause BlueFin high-performance plate processors
  • NELA Systems - Register system, vision bending and integrated plate sortation and automation

Production software

  • PPI Media, version
    • Includes planning, assembly, output management, CTP, automation and integration with press, ad order entry and ad management system

Pre-flighting and conversion

  • Asura (by One Vision), version 11.5 (x4)

Broadsheet size

  • Finished size 11.75” x 22.125”
  • Image area: 10.875” x 19.86” 


  • 150-line screen

Manroland REGIOMAN

  • Eight broadsheet pages per web
  • Four color towers (4/4 configuration) for a maximum of 32 pages of process color
  • Two folders with four formers each (straight mode only) and maximum speed of 70,000 copies per hour
  • 47” web width and 21” cutoff

Two GMA SLS 3000 inserters

  • 20 insert heads
  • Eight-station buffer and dual unwinders for each SLS

Front page notes applicator

  • Press or insert line

Additional services


We can zone your printed package and stage on carts or pallets for distribution.

Disruption avoidance

Cummins Onan 1,250 KW/2,000 HP diesel-powered generator, capable and regularly exercised to carry complete plant energy demand.

Contact us today

Contact Aaron Phipps, Plant and Production Manager, to discuss how Advance Central Services Michigan can put Valley Publishing to work delivering excellence to you.

Phone: 616-254-0625