The Sondrestrom Printing Plant
The Sondrestrom Printing Plant where located in Blg. 429 close to Tower and Base Obs.
In the same building, there were also the “Public Distribution Office” (PDO), the NAFMO and RAPCON.
The size of the printing Plant where about 25 m2. It was equipped with one MultiLith Platemaker, one Multilith 2650 1-color offset printing machine and one IBM Typewriter.
The Sondrestrom Chief-Printer (me) in 1984
The platemaker - for the printing plates
The old printing machine 1984
The workload was about 30.000 printed sheets a month and my work hours were 50 hours a week.
The monthly Newspaper ”The Sondrestrom Sun”
The weekly Bulletin from Base Command
The weekly Bulletin from Site manager / Danish Arctic Contractors
The weekly TV-guide from the local TV AFRTS
The weekly Menu from the Mess
The Sunday Preach from the church
Flight Schedule from SAS
Flight Schedule from U. S. Air Force
Various documents to the Base Command, the Danish Liaison Office (DLO) and The Danish Arctic Contractors (DAC).
- The typical print jobs were:
All printed jobs to The Air Force where delivered personally to a Master Sergeant at Headquarter who signed and distributed the printed matter to the “customers”. All other jobs where picked up by the costumers themselves at the printing plant.
In this job I learned to drink coffee and read books.
View from my window in the printing plant. Direction south east, Black Ridge
The Printing Plant Storage room. Paper and printing inks.
Once every two weeks I ”shopped” in Base Supply