Investing More In Your Newspaper
Looking forward to an even bigger, brighter, better future are (from left) Fiji Sun Publisher/CEO, Peter Lomas, chief engineer Mesake Mekemeke and head of Production operations Mitiani Vela.
That’s because the Fiji Sun this week signed an agreement for a more than $1 million further upgrade of its printing press at its Walu Bay Production Centre in Suva.
It is the second major investment in press upgrades in three years by the Fiji Sun’s owners, the C.J. Patel Group.
“We continue to grow,” said Mr Lomas. “We now publish the biggest and widest read newspapers produced in the Pacific Islands.”
The latest upgrade will enable the Fiji Sun to print more colour pages, catering for both advertising and news coverage.
It will also enable the Fiji Sun team to better sectionalise the newspaper to help both advertisers and readers.
Mr Lomas explained: “We’re adding three more four-high colour towers to the press. Four high towers can print eight pages each all in colour.
“That means we will have a press line of five four-high towers giving us the capacity to print 40-page sections with colour on every page.”
The upgrade will be done by Tauranga, New Zealand, based international newspaper press specialists Webco.