Since its establishment in 2001, Oahu Publications Inc. has emerged as Hawaii’s major print media company. OPI’s flagship publication is the daily Honolulu Star-Advertiser, established in 2010 when the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (est. 1882) and The Honolulu Advertiser (est.1856) merged after OPI purchased The Honolulu Advertiser from Gannett Corp. In addition to the Star-Advertiser, OPI owns and publishes a diverse group of publications, including MidWeek, and various specialty publications, as well as luxury and hotel magazines. OPI also offers advertisers a full spectrum of custom printing services, insert, and direct-mail options. No other media source comes close to reaching as many Hawaii consumers. OPI’s versatile product portfolio allows advertisers to reach the masses, zero in on specific zip codes or target specific niche markets.
With the acquisition of the Advertiser in June 2010, OPI also became the owner of the state-of-the-art Roland offset printing press, the most advanced printing and publishing facility in the country. The RegioMAN presses can print as many as 70,000 papers an hour. It produces the highest quality cold-set printing in Hawaii with crisp, clean text and the sharpest color-photo reproduction on newsprint. It is also capable of printing 48 full-color pages. The presses are housed in the 147,000 square-foot production and distribution facilities in Kapolei built by Gannett in 2004.
OPI is owned by David Black of Black Press Ltd., a Canadian-based newspaper company.