Two Northcliffe-owned daily newspapers in the East Midlands are to be printed on Trinity Mirror presses in Birmingham from this month.
Editors of both titles say the move will give them earlier print slots and thus enable them to be in the shops each morning from 6am.
Nottingham Post editor Malcolm Pheby said: “The real advantage of printing the Nottingham Post at Birmingham is being on sale earlier every day.
“All outlets will receive copies substantially earlier, ensuring that we can bring our exclusive local news content to the marketplace at the same time as the nationals and earlier than local radio and most online media.
“This provides an excellent opportunity for our newspaper sales and marketing teams to develop the sale.
“We’re giving Nottingham’s large commuter population, as well as our home-delivered customers, the chance to start the day with the city’s local paper. Now you can enjoy your Post with your toast!”
The Derby Telegraph is currently sharing its print facilities with the Daily Mail meaning its print times can vary.
Editor Steve Hall said that as well as giving the paper greater selling time in the marketplace, the change would also reduce distribution costs.
“The move will also allow us to distribute supplies to newsagents and other retailers via Smiths News, alongside the national titles. This will achieve significant cost-savings for our business,” he said.
It is not known whether any printroom jobs in Derby are affected but the Mail print contract is expected to safeguard the facility for the forseeable future.
Trinity Mirror declined to comment.