World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Newspaper Production

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  • There is a very simple but powerful reason why something should be done about reducing newsprint waste – economics. Money saved on newsprint is money earned.

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  • Pictures are an important element in reporting the news.
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  • Heatset-dryer installed in a newspaper press
    Dryer technology is a key feature to print on glossy or light-weight-coated paper (LWC).
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  • Conventional separation in comparison to Ink-saving separation
    InkSaving tools allow to reduce the amount of expensive colour ink by replacing the 3c gray equivalent with black ink only. Benefits are cost savings between 10% to 20%, but also better printability, reduced colour variations, better drying and less smearing and in total a stable production process.

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Newspaper Production

WAN-IFRA's Newspaper Production Competence Centre provides in-depth know-how about all production-related activities and processes, from prepress to printing to postpress, also including consumables.

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  • 2015-01-28 10:53
    Wake Forest, N.C., January 27, 2015 — Meeting the needs of newspaper readers and advertisers in a major media market the size of Minneapolis-St. Paul is a massive undertaking. For the better part of 2014, the award-winning Star Tribune, based in Minneapolis and Minnesota’s largest daily newspaper, also printed the St. Paul Pioneer Press, its rival and the state’s oldest daily, under a five-year agreement announced in 2013. Read more ...
  • 2011-08-31 11:36
    News photos are benefiting directly from the huge advances that are being made in digital image processing technology. Digital cameras and automatic image processing (AIP) programs are improving their remarkable speed, quality and consistency because of the widespread investment in industrial research in imaging and computer science, fuelled by a vibrant cross-exchange of information and technology. Read more ...
  • 2011-01-26 16:49
    In summer 2009, WAN-IFRA, in cooperation with the Media Faculty of the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur (HTWK) in Leipzig, Germany, launched the “Sustainability in Newspaper Production” research project. Ronald Weidel is responsible in Leipzig for carrying out the project. Here is an excerpt of the interview that will be featured in the May-June 2010 edition of WAN-IFRA Magazine, in which he explains the content and objectives of the project. Read more ...
  • 2011-01-07 11:41
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  • 2011-01-07 11:20
    WAN-IFRA offers a number of opportunities throughout the year for production personnel to visit some of the most innovativing printing operations and related supplier companies around the world. Read more ...
  • 2010-11-23 16:28
    Standard ISO 2846-2 newsinks printed on standard ISO 12647-3 newsprint are exceptional because they don’t dry but are absorbed into the newspaper fibre structure. There are no chemical polymer driers in the ink and no gas flame or UV driers in coldset printing. Fortunately for the readers, only a minimum amount of the relatively low viscosity newsink stays on the newsprint surface to transfer to adjacent pages or rub off on the readers’ hands. Andy Williams, the author of this article, is Research Manager (Colour and Imaging) within the Competence Centre Newspaper Production of WAN-IFRA. Read more ...
  • Special Report on Automatic Image Processing
    2010-11-23 15:49
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  • Colour test element for reproduction
    2010-11-23 14:40
    Greybalance is pervasive at all stages of colour reproduction. It is necessary to control and ensure that no additional colour bias is added by the processing chain. Read more ...

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  • WAN-IFRA Bar Code for paper reels
    The Materials Management Database project was launched as a spinoff of the Newsprint and Newsink Guide. Today it is used by printers, pressroom foremen and technical management as an information source for facts and advice for dealing with the materials used in producing newspapers. Among other informaton you find the specification of the WAN-IFRA Bar Code for paper reels in this online database. Most of the entries in the database originate from the members of the Material Management Committee; some come from outside sources (as marked), after review and approval by the committee. This database is continually being updated and expanded. New entries will be marked with a label in red type.
  • World Printers Forum, the Print Community within WAN-IFRA
    The World Printers Forum (WPF) is an organisation of newspaper printers and suppliers within WAN-IFRA. It promotes the power of print and the sustainability of print production.


WAN-IFRA's Newspaper Production Competence Centre provides in-depth know-how about all production-related activities and processes, from prepress to printing to postpress, also including consumables.

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