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Printing Press

Wing Lee Street's last working letterpress saved for posterity

The Original Heidelberg Cylinder Letter Press Machine is moved from the closing Wai Che Printing Company yesterday. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The last letterpress printing shop on Wing Lee Street, where the award-winning Echoes of the Rainbow was filmed, has fallen victim to advances in technology.

Sunday, 16 December, 2012, 4:40am 1 comment

History-makers Part 17: Johannes

In 1450, Johannes Gutenberg made history by inventing the printing press. Although it was later improved upon, his invention was the basis of machines used to print books, magazines and newspapers until the 20th century

6 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Modern mailroom lifts production to new levels

WITH an additional printing press, a state-of-the-art mailroom and ample space to expand in the Morning Post Centre, the South China Morning Post is ready for the 21st century.

Cyril Pereira, the Post's assistant general manager, operations, said the satisfying aspect of the shift of facilities to Tai Po was earlier finishing times than Quarry Bay for production.

24 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Pressing engagement no problem for professional

THE introduction of a new German-built Colorman printing press to the Morning Post Centre was a step-by-step piece-by-piece proposition, according to the plant's chief engineer Helmut Haas.

Speaking from his office adjoining the computer room, Mr Haas has a control-tower view of his pride and joy - three monstrous printing presses.

24 Oct 1995 - 12:00am