Newspaper group Trinity Mirror has announced plans to close its printing plant in Cardiff with the loss of 33 jobs.
The plant, which prints all of TM’s South Wales titles along with those of some independent publishers, is expected to close shortly before Christmas.
The publisher is blaming declining print volumes and the relocation of some of its titles to other print centres.
A formal consultation has begun with the 33 staff affected which is due to conclude on 23 December.
The move comes almost a year after TM announced the closure of its Newcastle print plant with the loss of 49 jobs.
It will leave the company with five remaining print centres, at Birmingham, Watford, Teesside, Oldham and Cardonald.
A Trinity Mirror spokesperson said: “We have begun consultation with our staff on the proposed closure of the Trinity Mirror Printing Cardiff site.
“This is a result of declining print volumes and the relocation of a number of titles within our print network. We have now entered into consultation with the 33 staff affected.”
It also prints some independently-owned titles under contract, including the Pembrokeshire Herald.
Its editor Thomas Sinclair said: “This is sad day for the newspaper industry in Wales. Over the last few years we have developed a strong relationship with the staff at the Cardiff print centre and we feel for those members of staff who will lose their jobs so close to Christmas.
“It is now expected that most of the Welsh newspaper titles will be printed in either Birmingham or Watford. This means earlier deadlines, and less flexibility for the press in Wales.
“There will certainly be logistical challenges for us to produce newspapers so far away from west Wales and get them to the shops on time.
“We are confident however, that despite these challenges we will still be able to deliver four strong titles every Friday.”