A new look for Newspaper Club

New Website Screenshot

Things look a little different at Newspaper Club today! We’re excited to reveal some changes to our website that we hope will make it simpler than ever to print your own newspaper. Here’s what’s new:

A new design

We’ve update our website with a brighter, clearer layout and fresh examples of our newspaper types. And there’s a new paperboy on the block – meet Russell!

Make your newspaper more easily


Get started with ARTHR or upload a PDF from any page. Use our templates and export guides to get your newspaper ready to print.

More inspiration

Kickstart your design process by reading about some of our favourite newspapers on our new Get Inspired page.

Order more quickly


We’ve simplified our upload process and streamlined checkout to get your newspapers ready for the presses faster.

New, improved paper options for traditional orders

You can now order higher grades of paper stock for traditional orders. The new paper types are heavier and brighter, and won’t discolor with age or light. You can read more about them or order a sample to see for yourself.

 

We look forward to hearing your feedback on these changes! These are the first of many, so if there’s anything else you’d like to see, please tell us all about it.

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Planned maintenance on 4 May 8:30-12:00 GMT

Just a brief note from the Engineering Dept.

The Newspaper Club website including ARTHR will be offline from 8:30 GMT on Wednesday 4 May until 12 noon. This is so we can perform some routine maintenance.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. We’ll keep you posted on developments here and on Twitter @newspaperclub.

UPDATE 1: We’re offline! We’ll keep you updated on our status here but so far, so good.

UPDATE 2: We’re back (with a shiny new website)!

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Planned downtime on Thursday 24 March 18:30 GMT

Just a brief note from the Engineering Dept.

The Newspaper Club website including ARTHR will be offline from 6.30 GMT on Thursday 24 March until midnight. This is so we can perform some routine maintenance.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. We’ll keep you posted on developments here and on Twitter @newspaperclub.

UPDATE: We are currently offline… we’ll be back as quickly as we can.

UPDATE: We’re back! Normal service is resumed, as you were everybody.

 

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Easter opening times

It’s almost Easter, and that means Easter eggs and Easter holidays! Newspaper Club will be closed on:

Friday 25 March (Good Friday)
Saturday 26 March
Sunday 27 March
Monday 28 March (Easter Monday)

We’ll be open again on Tuesday 29 March for all your newspaper needs.

Orders from the 21 March onwards may take longer to arrive. Good Friday and Easter Monday are UK public holidays, so no deliveries will go out on those days. We will not be printing on Monday 28 March so if you need newspapers around Easter time, please allow extra time for your order.

If you have any special requirements please contact us at support@newspaperclub.com and we’ll be glad to help.

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Christmas and New Year Holiday Opening Hours

Here’s a note of our holiday opening times. Please plan ahead if you need anything for late December/January, or contact us now if you have any special requirements.

Last print runs
Thursday 10 December 2015 (2pm) – last date for Christmas delivery overseas
Tuesday 15 December 2015 (2pm) – last date for Christmas delivery to UK (except digital minis, last print date on 10 December)
Tuesday 31 December 2015 (2pm) – last print date of 2015

Christmas opening times
Open and printing as usual (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) except:
Thursday 24 December 2015 – no print run
Friday 25 December 2015 – closed
Monday 28 December 2015 – closed

New Year opening times
Friday 1 January 2016 – closed
Monday 4 January 2016 – back to normal schedule

After that everything is back to normal – printing on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.

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Easter Opening Hours

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A quick note for anyone planning to print a newspaper in the coming week:

We will be closed on Good Friday (3 April) and Easter Monday (6 Apriland deliveries will take longer over the holiday weekend. Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays so no deliveries will go out on those days. If you’re planning to print a paper around these times bear this in mind and print ahead to avoid missing any deadlines.

If you have any questions about delivery times, contact us at support@newspaperclub.com and we’ll be happy to help.

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An introduction from David

The Engineering Department

Hello!

I’m David, the new man in charge of our small (but perfectly formed) Technology/Engineering Department at Newspaper Club. I took over as CTO when Tom departed to pastures new (pun absolutely intended) a few months ago and I figured it was about time I said hello. I definitely wasn’t gently prompted to write this by our resident social media expert Sarah… honestly…

We’re now in what could be called Phase 3 of the technical development of Newspaper Club. Tom led the development of some cool toys when we were a startup, those were built upon and developed over the last few years, and I’ve now got the exciting job of directing and developing the tech to support the rapidly growing business that Ben, Russell, and Tom started more than 5 years ago.

A bit about me: I’ve been coding since I was 7 (1989!) and have fond memories of STOS on my first computer, an Atari 520 STFM. It smelt funny, ran hot, but was totally bulletproof and never let me down. I had pre-internet days of dialing into local BBSs and many blazing rows over excessive phonebills with my (ultimately quite understanding) parents. I spent a lot of money buying dodgy pirated games from the Barras and I lived through what I guess most people would think of as the birth of the modern internet. I even spent some time writing for a silly money VC funded gaming company called Barrysworld.

While the internet was sorting itself out in the early 00’s — seriously, it was rubbish — I spent my time working as a live sound engineer in venues and festivals. For a couple of years I co-owned and operated an art, education and event space called Boxxed, a shell of a Victorian warehouse that we converted and is now, ironically enough, a hub for startups in Birmingham. While I was there I was introduced to the pure joy of Ruby on Rails (as well as the horror of JS) and decided it was about time I came back to coding. That was about four years ago and since then I’ve freelanced, co-run an agency, consulted, and have now settled in at Newspaper Club to build some cool tools.

I’ll be making regular posts here talking about our technology stack, our infrastructure, what projects we’re working on, and what makes us tick. We’re a small business and as such there’s very rarely a dull moment — my Trello board has a ‘high priority’ list that only ever seems to get longer, plus we’re pretty intensively working on two super-secret projects that we’ll announce properly in the not too distant future.

So that’s it for now. Next time we’ll talk tech. :-)

Cheers,

David

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We’re on Pinterest!

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You can now find us on Pinterest, where we’ll be collecting typography and design that we love. We’re adding things every day, so follow along for a daily dose of printspiration.

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Lucky number 7…million!

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What we’re holding here is a very special publication. It’s the order that included our 7,000,000th newspaper printed to date! Big, big thanks to all who have printed with us over the years and special thanks (plus a box of treats) to Wash Design who created this classic tabloid for Lakes College. The paper will be distributed to thousands of homes around West Cumbria as part of a campaign to promote apprenticeships at Lakes College.

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