July 20, 2011 made history in Nepali journalism by printing an international newspaper for the first time in Nepal. In 1851, then Prime Minister Jung Bahadur Rana brought a letter press called Gidde Press. 160 years later, I saw different dimension when I witnessed printing of International Herald Tribune in Nepal Republic Media’s press at Imadol, Kathmandu. The paper was imported from South Korea, printing press was imported from India, not only this, the product (IHT) was also imported from USA. Here are photo feature of how an international paper is being published in Nepal.
We are bit exited when we heard news that IHT is going publish in Nepal by our publisher. I was assigned to make arrangement of live streaming the printing process to official launch function at 5 star hotel Soaltee in Kathmandu. The press was located at outskirts of Lalitpur.
Here we are testing live streaming on projector in our office wall.
Rocketing price of printing paper is concern of publishers these days and its heard that they will soon hike the newsstand price of all broadsheet dailies by cent percent that will be 10 rs. per copy.