It's actually rather difficult to find. Proper newsprint paper - around 48gsm I believe - just isn't robust enough for an offset printer. The type of printer for newspapers is called web printing, and it's for doing 10's or 100's of thousands in a print run.
You *may* be able to get some joy out of Digital Press :: www.digitalpress.com.au ::
Alternatively speak with Rural Press - they'll probably print your job in Nowra, and poor quality if CMYK - but a few years back when I was looking into this it was the only option.
Don't quote me on this but you can apparently print onto newsprint with certain large format printers.
Newsprint is really only intended for large runs (10000+) as it is the cheapest medium out there, the GSM varies quite a bit depending on the publication (generally it's between 45-60gsm), for instance editions that are sent out by plane are printed on a lower GSM paper.
Also what do you mean by large format? Newsprint is generally only tabloid or broadsheet (I think most publications in Australia have moved over to tabloid these days).
Having worked extensively for newsprint I can honestly say it's cheap and nasty, and you often get horrible reproductions on older presses. The resolution is usually between 150-220 dpi and you often get issues with offsets and dot gain on older presses.
Anyway if you do decide to go the newprint route the best rule of thumb is keep everything simple, bright (colours always come out duller) and avoid using ultra light fonts and reverse print.
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