Trip to Hindustan times printing press
A trip to Hindustan Times printing press, Airoli was organised by Bal Bharati Public School, Kharghar for the students of class 12th mass media studies on 13th April 2017.
As soon as we reached the printing press, we had some snacks as we directly visited the press directly after school hours. After that a short description was given about how 4 basic colours cyan, magenta, yellow and black which were used to create different colours for newspaper and how various newspapers were printed according to the templates on aluminium sheets with the base colour.
The press comprises of huge machines which are made in Germany, put to work by the Labour working there. In our visit to the press we got to know that the newspapers are made with help of recycled paper. The workers also told us that before the newspaper is printed a soft copy is prepared and various places for advertisements are allotted as per the payment in the various pages of the newspaper. This work is carried out by the editing team.
We were then shown how the newspapers are printed and they go through different stages of printing through a conveyer belt which was described as a huge snake by the worker guiding us.
The press starts at 12 AM at night. At the last stage we were shown that the packaging and transporting process and the whole process was done overnight from preparing of template to distribution so every house in the morning has a newspaper to be read, this is done 365 days a year.
It was a fun and informational trip, hope that the trips continue to be this way and was a wonderful experience to see the making of newspapers from the inside.
By: RISHIL TRIVEDI 12TH LILY
thanks for the view