• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA RECENTLY VISITED THE OFFICES OF THE ZAMBIA MAIL IN LUSAKA TO START THE NEWSPAPERS' NEW PRINTING PRESSES.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA RECENTLY VISITED THE OFFICES OF THE ZAMBIA MAIL IN LUSAKA TO START THE NEWSPAPERS' NEW PRINTING PRESSES. IMPORTED FROM THE UNITED STATES AT A COST OF GBP65,000 THE NEW WEB OFFSET MACHINE REPRESENTS ONE OF THE MOST UP-TO-DATE PRINTING PROCESSES IN THE WORLD.

    THE PRESS CONSISTS OF SIX UNITES WHICH TOGETHER CAN PRODUCE A 48 PAGE NEWSPAPER AT A RATE OF 20,000 AN HOUR, WHEN THE PRESS IS RUNNING AT TOP SPEED. IT CAN ALSO PRINT COLOUR PICTURES.

    FED FROM SIX GIANT REELS OF NEWSPRINT, THE MACHINE WILL CONSUME UP TO FOUR TONS OF PAPER AN HOUR. THE SIX WEBS OF PAPER ARE DRAWN FROM THE REELS AT HIGH SPEED THROUGH THE PRINTING CYLINDERS OF THE INDIVIDUAL UNITS. EACH CYLINDER CARRIES A PLATE WHICH PRINTS FOUR PAGES AT A TIME ON THE PAPER.

    AT THE END OF THE RUN THE SIX WEBS OF PAPER JOIN AND PASS THROUGH AN AUTOMATIC FOLDER WHICH FOLDS AND CUTS THEM INTO NEWSPAPERS.

    ZAMBIAN OPERATORS ARE BEING TRAINED TO MAINTAIN AND RUN THE MACHINERY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4UCHSY607QLXSWNPXTL0IW3XG
    Media URN:
    VLVA4UCHSY607QLXSWNPXTL0IW3XG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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