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Samoan Paper Prints In Suva

A Samoan publishing company has become the latest in the region to turn to the Fiji Sun to print its newspaper. The weekly Samoa Post is now being printed at
27 Jun 2015 10:29
Samoan Paper Prints In Suva
Fiji Sun printers Joana Ratunimatari (left), and Sela Bolatagici at the Walu Bay production centre in Suva yesterday with a copy of the Samoa Post. Photo: Jona Konataci.

A Samoan publishing company has become the latest in the region to turn to the Fiji Sun to print its newspaper.

The weekly Samoa Post is now being printed at the Fiji Sun Production Centre in Walu Bay. It is then flown to Samoa by Fiji Airways and on sale in Apia that day.

The Samoa Post follows the Vanuatu Times which was being printed in Suva by the Fiji Sun.

Pages for these newspapers are transmitted electronically from Port Vila and Apia to the Fiji Sun Pre Press team at Walu Bay.

They are output on to printing plates through the Fiji Sun’s latest computer-to-plate technology.

The newspapers are then printed by the Fiji Sun press crew on the Fiji Sun press. This includes the country’s first two four-high colour printing towers.

Papers are then bundled and taken to either Nadi or Nausori airports early in the morning for swift delivery by air.

Fiji Sun Publisher/CEO Peter Lomas said yesterday: “Previously papers like this would have been printed in New Zealand, if they could not be printed in their own countries.

“Now with our investment in advanced technology and staff training we’re a much better choice. Add in the increased regional frequencies of Fiji Airways and it’s a win-win-win.

“A regional centre for printing. Good for the Fiji Sun, good for Fiji Airways and good for Fiji.”

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