Printing Services

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​DEMİRÖREN PRINTING CENTER

Carrying on business in the areas of journalism, printing, advertisement, advertising and Internet publishing, Hürriyet has 7  printing facilities in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya, Trabzon and Germany.

The DPC Facilities which undertake printing of Hürriyet Group’s newspapers are located in Turkey in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya and Trabzon. The printing activities in abroad are being carried out in Frankfurt, within the body of Hürriyet’s Germany Branch (Hürriyet Zweigniederlassung GmBH). While all the investment expenditures of Hürriyet Gazetecilik ve Matbaacılık A.Ş. from 1997 to 2013 are approximately 484.2 million USA Dollars, the amount of the investment expenditures made for DPC facilities in the same period is approximately 296.7 million USA Dollars.

At Demirören Printing Center (DPC) Facilities; in addition to the Newspaper Hürriyet and Hürriyet Daily News and the supplements thereof, contracted intra-group and external newspapers and the supplements thereof are printed daily, weekly and monthly.

The most widespread printing facility network in our country belongs to DPC. DPC has significant competitive advantages with its qualified man-power, machine park, and technical infrastructure. Its qualifications such as the ability to put the products on the market in time, to rush the latest news to printing, and to significantly decrease the transportation costs, are the fundamental superiorities of DPC which bring it to its target of becoming the common printing center of Turkey.

DPC Istanbul
This is the largest newspaper printing facility of Turkey with a closed area of approximately 18.000 m² and a storage area of 15.000 m². With its capacity and machine park, DPC Istanbul has been ranked among the first three largest newspaper printing facilities of Europe, at the time when it was established. The DPC Istanbul Facility, where all the mechanical and electrical installation systems are controlled by building automation system, has an installed transformer capacity of 10.000 KVA and an existing generator output of 11.000 KVA. Daily average paper use of the facility in 2019 was 39 tons. Share of DPC Istanbul Facility within the total print is 43.2%. In 2012, with the furnaces added to two Man Colorman printing machines, DPC Istanbul Facility gained the capability of making on-demand dry printing on enamel paper and/or newsprint paper. Thus, both blotch of hands with ink from newspaper was prevented and the quality was increased. Like in all the regions, the page width of newspaper has been reduced from 38 cm to 35 cm in Istanbul as well in 2012, and prints have been continued in this size until 2017. In 2017, the page width of newspaper has been further narrowed by 1.5 cm, and is thus reduced from 35 cm to 33.5 cm, again simultaneously with all the regions. Again in 2017, together with the paper sizes, the mould sizes have also been narrowed at DPC Istanbul Facility. Significant saving has been made with the narrowing of newspaper page width and narrowing of mould width.

In July 2017, 2 down-level GOSS HT 70 printing machines in DPC Istanbul facility were deactivated, and all production was shifted to MAN and GOSS Uniliner machines which are more modern. With these three machines, 6 publications can be printed at the same time in a compatible configuration, and additional and commercial inserts can be placed in the products printed online.

DPC Ankara
This is the facility that is established on the widest area following the DPC Istanbul Facility. Being located on the Esenboğa Airport highway and established on an area of approximately 58.000 m², DPC Ankara Facilities have a closed area of approximately 16.000 m². The facility was constructed in steel construction. In 2018, 5 units have been dismantled from the Goss Universal printing machines at the facility and sent to the Germany printing house. The Facility is currently continuing its production with 115 units and 4 folding. 

With its printing machine which is designed in a way to be capable of printing 4 newspapers at the same time with its 4 folding, the Facility is capable of producing 180 thousand newspapers in an hour. The facility has 3 automatic inserting machines which were installed in 2007. The Facility has an installed transformer capacity of 4.500 KVA and an existing generator output of 4.500 KVA. Daily average paper use of the facility in 2019 was 15 tons. Share of DPC Ankara Facility within the total print is 17%. In 2018, we launched the mould width narrowing project in DPC Ankara Facility with our own means to make saving from mould costs. In August 2018, narrow-size moulds were put into use step by step. With this practice, mould used in Ankara region were downsized by 4.32%.

DPC Izmir
DPC Izmir Facility moved to its new buildings in January 2007. The new DPC Facility is at a distance of 20 km to Izmir city center and 2 km to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. The facility is constructed on an area of approximately 35.000 m². Having a closed area of 16.000 m² in total, the facility has a green area of approximately 12.000 m². The Facility has an installed transformer capacity of 5 MVA. It has 2 transformers with a capacity of 2.500 KVA and 2 generators with a capacity of 2 thousand KVA and 2.500 KVA, respectively. At the time when it was established, it had one of the longest Goss Universal printing machine lines in the world. In 2018, 4 units have been dismantled from the Goss Universal printing machines at the facility and sent to the Germany printing house. The Facility is currently continuing its production with 116 units and 4 folding. With its printing machine which is designed in a way to be capable of printing 4 newspapers at the same time with its 4 folding, the Facility is capable of producing 180 thousand newspapers in an hour. The facility has 3 automatic inserting machines which were installed in 2007.

Daily average paper use of the facility in 2019 was 18 tons. Share of DPC Izmir Facility within the total print is 20.5%. In 2018, we launched the mould width narrowing project with our own means to make saving from mould costs. In October 2018, narrow-size moulds were put into use step by step. With this practice, mould used in Izmir region were downsized by 4.32%.

DPC Antalya
DPC Antalya Facility is constructed on a land of approximately 11.000 m², with a closed area of 4.900 m² in total. The Facility has a transformer capacity of 2.500 KVA and an existing generator output of 2.500 KVA. The Tensor T1400 printing machine which is installed in the Facility, is capable of making 40 pages of newspaper printing, 32 of which are colored, and one of the Goss Community printing machines is capable of making 40 pages of newspaper printing, 28 of which are colored, and the other one is capable of making 32 pages of newspaper printing, 24 of which are colored. DPC Antalya Facility is capable of printing 3 different newspapers at the same time. Using the 3 folding in the machine park, 105 thousand newspapers can be produced in an hour. Daily average paper use of the facility in 2019 was 5 tons. Share of DPC Antalya Facility within the total print is 5.4%. In 2011, DPC Antalya Facility fulfilled the necessary obligations and obtained an “Environmental Permit Certificate” from Antalya Provincial Directorate of Environment and Forestry, which is valid for five years. In 2019, narrow-size moulds were put into use step by step. With this practice, mould used in Antalya region were downsized by 4.32%.

DPC Adana
Having been constructed on a land of approximately 11.000 m², DPC Adana Facility makes production in a closed area of 5.800 m² in total. The Facility has an installed transformer capacity of 2.500 KVA and it has two generators, being 1.600 KVA and 2.000 KVA DPC Adana Facility has 3 Tensor printing machines, having a maximum printing capacity of 35 thousand prints in an hour. From among these machines, the first line can print a newspaper with a total of 40 pages, 28 of which are colored, the second line can print a total of 36 pages, 28 of which are colored, and the third line can print a total of 40 pages, 32 of which are colored. Daily average paper use of the facility in 2019 was 8 tons. Share of DPC Adana Facility within the total print is 9.2%. In 2019, narrow-size moulds were put into use step by step. With this practice, mould used in Adana region were downsized by 4.32%.

DPC Trabzon
Being the first facility constructed during DPC’s organization, DPC Trabzon Facility carries on business on a land of approximately 15.000 m², with a closed area of 3.500 m² in total. The Facility has a transformer capacity of 2.000 KVA and an existing generator output of 1.054 KVA. 1 Goss Community printing machine is capable of printing a newspaper of 40 pages in total, 32 of which are colored. 2 Goss Community printing machines are capable of printing a newspaper of 40 pages in total, 28 of which are colored. The Facility is capable of producing up to 70 thousand newspapers.

As of the end of 2012, installation of 4 CTPs (computer to plate) has been completed. Daily average paper use of the facility in 2019 was 4 tons. Share of DPC Trabzon Facility within the total print is 4.7%.
In 2018, we launched the mould width narrowing project with our own means to make saving from mould costs. In July 2018, narrow-size moulds were put into use step by step. With this practice, mould used in Trabzon region were downsized by 4.30%.