Printing Services

 
 

From 1997 to 2011, the Company has invested USD 282 million in its DPC facilities, which publish Hürriyet Group’s newspapers. Investments made in DPC facilities in 2011 include the following:

At Istanbul DPC, a tower was added to the Goss Uniliner printing machine and as a result the number of colored pages printed increased from 40 to 48. At Izmir DPC, an ultraviolet (UV) drying system was added to two towers.At Ankara DPC, an ultraviolet (UV) drying system was added to two towers. As a result, the printing machine is now capable of making UV heatset printing on eight total pages of coated paper, as four pages each at two foldings.

Although the equipment pool and printing capacity remained unchanged at Antalya DPC in 2011, the equipment has become capable of making heatset printing on eight total pages with the installation of an ultraviolet (UV) system on two towers. Also, upon meeting all necessary requirements, Antalya DPC received the “Environmental License” from the Antalya Provincial Directorate of Environment and Forestry, valid for five years.

At Adana DPC, a UV drying system was installed on two towers in 2011.

At Trabzon DPC, an ultraviolet (UV) drying system was installed on two towers. As a result, both printing machines are now capable of making UV heatset printing on four pages of coated paper each. Also, a transformer with a capacity of 1,000 KVA was replaced with a new transformer with a capacity of 2,000 KVA.

Printing Operations and Printing Centers (DPC)

Doğan Printing Centers (DPC) refers to the newspaper production facilities printing all newspapers under Doğan Medya Group. Operating under Hürriyet, Doğan Printing Centers are located in six cities in Turkey, with one other facility in Germany.Hürriyet is printed at DPC facilities in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya, Trabzon and Frankfurt. In addition to Hürriyet and its supplements, these printing facilities also provide services to other companies regardless of whether they are part of the group.Furthermore, Doğan Printing Centers also print weekly and monthly periodicals and other newspapers and supplements of non-group companies on a contractual basis.As the unparalleled leader in the field in Turkey, Doğan Printing Center facilities also rank among the leading organizations in the worldwide newspaper industry in terms of technology, production techniques, equipment pools and production volumes.

 

 

 DPC Istanbul

With a covered area of 18,000 square meters and a storage area of 15,000 square meters, Istanbul DPC is the largest newspaper printing center in Turkey. In terms of the equipment pool and capacity, DPC Istanbul also ranks among the three largest printing centers in Europe. The installed transformer capacity is 10,000 KVA and the existing generator capacity is 11,000 KVA; in addition, all mechanical and electrical installation systems are controlled by the building automation system. Daily paper consumption at the facility is between 210 and 280 tons. DPC Istanbul accounts for 47% of the total printing output.


 

 DPC Ankara

With the second largest area after the Istanbul facility, DPC Ankara extends over an area of approximately 58,000 square
meters, including 16,000 square meters of covered space, and is located by the Esenboğa Airport Road. The facility
is of steel construction. The Goss Universal printing press of 120 units is designed to print four newspapers at one
and the same time thanks to the four folding system installed. This is one of the longest Universal printing press lines
in the world. The highest speed attained by the existing Goss Universal printing press is 45,000 units per hour;
also, 180,000 newspapers can be printed per hour using the four folding system on the machine. The installed
transformer capacity is 4,500 KVA and the daily paper consumption at the facility is between 70 and 100 tons. DPC
Ankara accounts for 16% of the total printing output.





 


DPC Izmir

DPC Izmir moved into its new premises in January 2007, 20 kilometers from Izmir city center and two kilometers from the Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. The facility extends over an area of approximately 35,000 square meters, with a covered area of about 16,000 square meters and 12,000 square meters of green space. The total installed power capacity of the facility is 5 MVA. There are two 2,500 KVA transformers and two power generators of 2,000 KVA and 2,500 KVA. The facility is equipped with one of the longest Universal printing press lines in the world and the existing Goss Universal printing press of 120 units is designed to print four newspapers simultaneously thanks to the four folding system installed. The daily paper consumption at the facility is between 70 and 110 tons. DPC Izmir accounts for 17% of the total printing output.




 


DPC Adana

As a result of the upgrade and renovation at Hürriyet’s Adana facility, DPC Adana started print production in a total covered
area of 5,800 square meters, established on a tract of about 11,000 square meters. The installed transformer capacity of the
facility is 2,000 KVA and existing generator capacity is 1,600 KVA. The facility is equipped with three Tensor printing presses
with top printing capacity of 35,000 units per hour. The daily paper consumption at the facility is between 40 and 50 tons. DPC
Adana accounts for 10% of the total printing output.





 

DPC Antalya

DPC Antalya consists of a total covered area of 4,900 square meters on a parcel of approximately 11,000 square meters. The transformer capacity of the facility is 2,000 KVA, with an existing generator capacity of 1,600 KVA. The installed Tensot T1400 printing press has the print capacity of 40 pages total, 32 of which are colored pages; one of the two Goss Community printing presses has the print capacity of 40 pages total, 28 of which are colored pages while the press has a capacity of 32 pages, 24 of which are colored. The facility is capable of printing three different newspapers simultaneously. Using a three folding system in the equipment pool, 105,000 newspapers can be printed per hour. The daily paper consumption at the facility is between 25 and 35 tons. DPC Antalya accounts for 6% of the total printing output.







 

 

DPC Trabzon

The first facility to be established as a Doğan Printing Center, DPC Trabzon is situated on a tract of about 24,000 square meters, with 3,500 square meters of covered area. The installed transformer capacity of the facility is 1,000 KVA and existing generator capacity is 1,054 KVA. The Goss Community 1 printing press has the print capacity of 40 pages total, 32 of which are colored pages. The Goss Community 2 printing press has the print capacity of 40 pages total, 28 of which are colored pages. The maximum print capacity per hour is 70,000 newspapers. In 2009, two Agfa Polaris 100 violet CTP (computer to plate) installations were completed and plates are made ready for print using a new system. The daily paper consumption at the facility is between 20 and 25 tons. DPC Trabzon accounts for 4% of the total printing output.