Delivering Excellence in COMMERCIAL PRINT

Production facility in Mechanicsburg, PAIn addition to printing and distributing The Patriot-News, which has served the citizens of central Pennsylvania for over 150 years, Advance Central Services Pennsylvania proudly delivers excellence to media companies that include The Snyder County Times, The Union County Times, the Perry County Times, the Duncannon Recordthe News-Sun, the Juniata Sentinel, LNP and The Herald-Mail.

We have also been privileged to serve retail customers that include Kohl’s and Boscov’s department stores, Sleepy’s mattress stores, Carpet Mart, and many others.

We deliver excellence through…

Our people

Our employees proudly hold themselves to the highest-possible standards of quality and customer satisfaction.

Our processes

We constantly monitor, track and report on our processes for continuous improvement.

Our plant operations

An uncompromising focus on efficiency, reliability and quality ensures our plant operations are second to none.

Our technology

We employ advanced technology throughout our operations to maximize up-time and efficiency.

Our equipment

Our state-of-the-art equipment provides the high-efficiency, high-quality and high-volume output that our customers expect and deserve.

Our customer commitment

We are committed to helping our customers exceed the expectations of their customers.

Advance Central Services Pennsylvania’s quality-award-winning, 177,000-square foot production facility is an excellent outsourcing alternative for your printing and packaging requirements.

Whether you need to print a national, regional or local newspaper, a retail insert or other products, we invite you to consider Advance Central Services Pennsylvania as your print provider.

Our capabilities include:

  • State-of-the-art production
  • Prepress services
  • Computer to plate
  • Soft proofing
  • Digital ink presets and registration
  • Packaging
  • Front page notes application

Recognized excellence

The quality of the production and distribution services provided by Advance Central Services Pennsylvania has been recognized with numerous awards and other recognition, including:

  • Membership for The Patriot-News in the IFRA international Newspaper Color Quality Club. The Patriot-News was chosen from 180 newspapers from 34 countries for this highly prestigious membership.
  • The North American Newspaper Color Quality Award was awarded to The Patriot-News by the Newspaper Association of America for placing in the top three newspapers in color quality.
  • Kohl's department store has honored The Patriot-News with its award for excellence in distribution for 11 consecutive years. Kohl’s presents this annual award in recognition of error-free preprint distribution.
  • The Patriot-News is SNAP Certified for quality


Prepress Specifications press Specifications Packaging Equipment
  • Two Krause LS-250
    • 250 plates per hour
  • Nela VCP plate handling
  • Full PDF, Postscript and application capabilities with
  • ProImage NewsWay Workflow
  • Digital transmission via FTP site
  • Eight-tower Goss Colorliner
  • Goss Metroliner tower
    • Four color all pages
    • Ten reelstands
    • 64 pages of full color
  • Three folders
  • Web width: 43” or 48"
  • Press cut-off: 22”
  • Press speed 75,000 per hour
  • In-line Motter stitcher on one folder
  • Auto register
  • Ferag gripper conveyor
  • Three GMA SLS2000 inserters
    • 28:2 and 14:2
  • Front page notes applicator
  • Cannon cart loaders
  • Pallet wrappers
  • Two Gammerler stackers

Contact us today

Contact Kurt Hower, Director, Operations, to discuss how Advance Central Services Pennsylvania can deliver excellence to you.

Phone: 717-255-8434

Seven-tower Goss Colorliner printing press
Advance Central Services Pennsylvania's eight-tower Goss Colorliner press.
Newspaper production The press in operation.
Pressmen at work Employee performing quality copy check.
Packaged sections for delivery Packaged products.