Disk space

A single issue of a 28 or 32 page newspaper ends up being anywhere from 500 megabytes to 1.5 gigabytes on disk. That includes:

  • InDesign files
  • Photos and graphics, both original and toned versions
  • Ad graphic files
  • Story document files
  • PDF files used by our printer and on our website

Each issue’s files is synced to about six different places, so that means a 1GB issue is actually taking up 6GB during production. (Eventually we reduce that number of places when the paper has been printed and published online.)

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