Newspaper Printer of the Year: DB Corp (Ahmedabad)
02 Nov 2017
The group’s flagship Hindi daily, Dainik Bhaskar, is India’s largest selling daily newspaper. However, the company takes home the Award on the strength of the quality of its Gujarati daily Divya Bhaskar. The paper was launched in Ahmedabad, Gujarat in 2003. Today, Divya Bhaskar is the largest circulated daily in Gujarat and has the most editions by any newspaper in Gujarat. It is published from Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Bhuj, Bhavnagar (as Saurashtra Sa
Divya Bhaskar is designed in Adobe InDesign and is printed on a KBA Prisma with nine towers and three folders. The plates are fired on Krause CTP. The newspaper is printed on 45gsm Bio-Bio paper in CMYK. The print run of the edition is 3,80,000 copies.
The 7 July 2016 issue features a quality reproduction of photographs of the Rath Yatra festival. The 4 September 2016 issue is printed with Citronella (a natural insect repellent) mixed with ink to highlight the importance of stopping dengue from spreading. To increase the effectiveness of the campaign, the administration of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation was also involved and multiple articles on how to prevent dengue were published. Thus, the newspaper saved lives by imprinting its pages with a mosquito repellent.
The 1 October 2016 issue is printed with fluorescent ink to mark the beginning of the Navratri festival. The fluorescent ink adds luminescence to the images. With this, the newspaper takes printing to the next level by printing images in a festival of colours. The 1 January 2017 issue is printed with the fragrance of mogra flowers, welcoming the readers to the New Year with a fresh scent. It also features pictures of revellers celebrating the New Year.
Dainik Divya Marathi (Aurangabad)
DB Corp (Punjab)
Rajasthan Patrika (Kota)