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illustration by Jennifer hope
illustration by Jennifer hope
Sam Range—The Tech
Robert D. Allen, Sales Manager at Mass Web Printing Co., displays a freshly-printed and folded black ink plate. Each plate contains the pattern for one color of ink for four pages of The Tech.
Sam Range—The Tech
A machine adds inserts to the inside of complete, folded papers.
Sarang Kulkarni—The Tech
Dark hallways like this one shed new light on the phrase “light at the end of the tunnel.” This particular hallway located in the basement of Building 10 is noteworthy for this effect because of the relatively low height of its ceiling, small effective width from the presence of storage cages, and bright lights at its far end.
The Infinite Corridor is occasionally closed for floor waxing at night; a way to get across campus at such times without leaving the warmth of MIT’s indoors is to go down one floor and use the basement.
Melissa Renée Schumacher—The Tech
Workers at the Auburn, MA MassWeb facility oversee the printing of The Tech. See more of how The Tech is made on page 11.
Sam Range—The Tech
Papers are printed on continuous rolls of newsprint, which are later cut and folded in order.
Sam Range—The Tech
In order to print full color pages, the paper must pass through four separate presses, with cyan, magenta, yellow, and black layers aligning to produce images.
Connor Kirschbaum—The Tech
Andrew Swayze—The Tech
Nicholas D. Sisler ‘11 (MIT No. 2) plays in the MIT vs. Bruins Alumni game Saturday. The Bruins alumni won 11-9, and the proceeds of the game benefitted the Boston Bruins Foundation and the MIT Men’s Ice Hockey Team.
Sam Range—The Tech
Workers at Mass Web adjust levers on each color press so ink is fed onto rollers such that each page receives sufficient but not excessive amounts of ink across the span of the printing plate.