Secrets of producing a newsletter

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 May, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 May, 1996, 12:00am

A group of Junior Police Call (JPC) members recently visited a printing plant in Kowloon Bay to see how their monthly newsletter was produced.

Accompanied by staff of the Police Public Relations Branch (PPRB), the JPCs were ushered into a conference room for a briefing on various printing operations, including typesetting, layout and printing.

The youngsters showed keen interest in the procedure, and asked many questions during the briefing.

They were then taken to the typesetting and layout section where they saw how manuscripts were processed with the use of computers.

'Computerisation is fantastic,' exclaimed Kwun Tong JPC member Fung Wing-hung. 'All the jobs can been done so easily.' Fellow member Li Chi-ho from Tai Po district said he was impressed by the expertise and efficiency of the desk-top publishing operators.

The youngsters next visited the printing room, where they were amazed at the speed of the machinery that turned newsprint into newspapers.

'It is interesting to see the workers running around to check the colour and the printouts,' said Wing-hung.

He said the visit was a revelation.

'We now know what it takes to produce our monthly newsletter. It really is a very complicated and time-consuming process,' he added.