Hungary’s Lapcom, a member of the UK’s Daily Mail group, has completed a HUF 4 billion editorial office and printing press, Zoltán Kóti, who heads the publisher of regional daily Délmagyarország, said before the inauguration of the new printing press in Szeged (south Hungary).
The newspaper’s new office cost HUF 1.5 billion to build and the printing press cost HUF 2.5 billion. The new press can print a 48-page issue, with colour on every page, in a single run, and it can print 70,000 copies an hour. The old machine could print just 25,000 copies. About two-thirds of the press’s capacity will be used for Lapcom’s own products or orders. Délmagyarország has a daily print run of about 55,000.
Additionally, Lapcom prints the 75,000-copy national daily Magyar Nemzet. Daily Mail and General Trust chairman Lord Rothermere, Hungarian Foreign Minister Kinga Göncz, Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány’s wife Klára Dobrev, and Hungarian ambassador to Hungary Gerg Dorey were present at the inauguration ceremony. (MTI-Eco)