Upping the Ante: Houston Press Gets Staples, Better Colors

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If you’ve seen our latest issue on the racks, you’ve probably noticed some format changes. For one thing: The paper’s staying together better, with no loose parts falling to the floor thanks to the staples holding everything together in the middle.

We’ve also switched to newer presses than we had been using. The colors in the photographs should pop out at you better. The pictures should stay in registration (translation: avoid the blur factor) a bit more. And we decided to support all this with a better stock of paper for brightness, contrast and ease of reading.

The changes were made for our readers and advertisers alike. We’re proud of our product, the national award-winning journalism we will continue to provide, and the opportunity to showcase advertising and events that can benefit all of us.

Is this a bigger investment for us? You bet. But as we grow with our Houston market, we believe that improving our publication, not cutting back, is the best ante up we could possibly make. - Publisher Stuart Folb and Editor Margaret Downing

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

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