IHT- Product from USA, Paper from Korea, ..and Printing from Nepal

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.

Guess what is this ? Storage of printing paper (newsprint). Your daily dose of news and views will be printed on these.

And this has to be imported from South Korea.

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.

While waiting for page that to be downloaded from server of IHT, clicking few pics from my mobile.

At around 4 pm, pages were downloaded and they were quick to make plate of this.

Processing of plate.

Here is the front page plate.

Plates are installed in press and soon printing starts………

Witnessing a history.


This is how press looks like from another angle.

printing starts…

The press fold the newspaper itself.

IHT from Nepal.

Live streaming.

Now, ready to read.

Lets go to soaltee then.

At soaltee, main function of launching IHT was over, but here is backdrop where we can click our photos :)

Related Links:
International Herald Tribune expands worldwide distribution to Nepal
International Herald Tribune Worldwide Circulation

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