Teaching activities: Sarawak Press

In March 2010 we went on an excursion with our design students to the Sarawak Press in Kuching. It was the printer for one of the biggest newspapers, the Sarawak Tribune, and also printed brochures, flyers, posters and other material for its clients. It was a great visit because staff really took time to explain all the machines to the students, and let us roam around the premises to look at the equipment and find out what it feels like to work with printing machines. Kuching printer Christine Horn photo 7

Students at the excursion

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Students were free to look around at all the equipment

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Various printing machines were crammed into the city premises of the Sarawak Press

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The paraphernalia of the printer

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No aircon, just an old fan on the wall!

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Operator working at a printing machine

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A rubber glove spattered with magenta and yellow paint

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One of the printing machines, a Heidelberg Speedmaster

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Equipment for servicing the printing machines

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The trip helped students understand the printing process, colour separation and cmyk printing processes.

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