The Iraqi Ministry of Communications which provides postal service to the general public announced the setting up a postal printing press equipped with latest technology.
The Director General of Post in the Ministry, Idris Najafi, said, “Iraqi Post in cooperation with the private sector, has developed the Iraqi Postal Press on par with international press standards, and equipped with specialized devices from major German printing press manufacturers.”
He added that, “the aim of establishing this modern unit is to cover the needs of the postal department within the framework of developing its services, to meet the market needs of publications, and to serve the public and private sectors in Iraq, such as the telecommunications company and others.”
The printing press will be equipped with modern digital machines specialized in printing invoices and bank statements, and possibly printing postage stamps of the highest quality, and aims to become one of the most important service institutions to cover the needs of advanced postal services.
“The new printing press will provide diverse solutions in the field of modern printing for many companies, to achieve integration between institutions and the Iraqi Post.” Najafi further elaborated on the press’s latest European security systems. “All its door locks are combined with biometrics which will require thumbprints or iris patterns as unique identifiers. In addition to this the press also comes with advanced surveillance systems consisting of more than 100 surveillance cameras which can be remotely monitored round the clock, with a large data recording feature having specialized cutters to make data accessible only to security specialists.”
Besides the main section for sorting and montage, the printing press will have separate sections for design, offset printing, assembly and binding, digital printing, security printing, packaging, data entry and processing, advertising printing on paintings, fabrics and glass; gifts and shields, besides an IT department.