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  • The World Printers Forum Board consists of twelve members, half of them representing publishing and printing companies, the other half representing materials and equipment suppliers. New Board members have been elected in December 2016. The first meeting of the new Board was on 21 February 2017 at dmg in London on invitation of Rick Stunt, Group Paper Director, dmg-media, London, UK.
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World Printers Forum

The World Printers Forum (WPF) is an organisation of newspaper printers and suppliers within WAN-IFRA. Its objective is to encourage innovation and productivity as well as product development that can be instrumental for publishers to exploit future oriented news media products. It promotes the power of print and the sustainability of print production.

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  • 2017-12-11 11:10
    St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 8 December, 2017 – Baldwin Technology Company Inc. – a world leader in providing process automation solutions, consumables and services for the print, packaging, textile and corrugated industries – has acquired QuadTech, Inc., from its parent company, Quad/Graphics. With this acquisition, Baldwin adds all of QuadTech’s highly regarded technology and strategic locations across the Americas, Europe, China, Japan and India. Read more ...
  • 2017-12-06 14:03
    07.12.2017 – Readers aged 18–34 are spending nearly twice as much time with newspapers’ print editions than with their websites and apps, according to a new study from the universities of Oxford, London, and Munich. Read more ...
  • 2017-12-01 10:47
    01.12.2017 – Fairfax Media Limited, ein innovatives und digital fortschrittliches Medienunternehmen mit 13 Verwaltungs- und Produktionsstandorten in Australien und Neuseeland wendet sich mit der Umstellung auf die prozessfreie Kodak Sonora News-Platte, die digitale Kodak Libra VP-Platte und Kodak-Plattenbelichter höherer Nachhaltigkeit bei der Druckformherstellung zu. Read more ...
  • 2017-11-30 14:43
    Chicago (November 29, 2017) – The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) Board of Directors has announced its increased support of Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper. Read more ...
  • 2017-11-29 14:13
    Wake Forest, N.C., November 28, 2017 – Printing industry veteran and recognized customer service advocate, Keith Markham, has joined printing industry leader, Southern Lithoplate (SLP) as its Senior Technical Sales Specialist, according to Gary Blakeley, Southern Lithoplate’s Director of Global Service and Technical Support. Read more ...
  • 2017-11-27 12:58
    Münster (27. November 2017) – Aktuell lesen viele Menschen mehr denn je. Aber anders, als vor zehn Jahren. Die neusten Snaps und Whatsapp-Nachrichten vom Smartphone, das E-Book während der Zugfahrt, die digitale Tageszeitung auf dem Tablet. Als Auflockerung gibt es Emoticons, eingebettete Videos und Fotos, Audiodateien zum Selberaufnehmen – kann da das klassische Printprodukt überhaupt noch mithalten? Und welche zukünftige Rolle wird das Design in diesem Zusammenhang spielen? Darüber haben sich am Freitag mehr als 250 Experten aus Designagenturen und Verlagen, Schriftgestalter und Studierende am Fachbereich Design der FH Münster auf dem Leonardo-Campus ausgetauscht – im Kongress „FURE – the Future of Reading“. Read more ...
  • 2017-11-27 11:20
    Wien, 21.11.2017 – „Die europäische Recycling-Rate von Papier lag 2016 bei 72 Prozent – in Österreich sogar bei 79 Prozent. Diese Zahlen verdeutlichen, wie verantwortungsvoll mit der Rohstoffquelle Papier umgegangen wird. Printmedien punkten also nicht nur mit ihren Inhalten und ihrer einzigartigen Haptik, sondern auch beim absoluten Zukunftsthema Nachhaltigkeit“, erklärte Print Power Austria-Präsident und VÖZ-Geschäftsführer Gerald Grünberger anlässlich der Präsentation der Studienergebnisse des Toluna-Instituts. Read more ...
  • 2017-11-23 12:05
    November 23, 2017 – The printing producer and comprehensive service partner manroland web systems, has caused a great stir over the past few months with its ever increasing service provision for third party presses. Now, the latest milestone in this new field of business: with its’ relocation of a Goss press for People’s Daily, Chinas most influential daily newspaper, the company has once again proved that it is the high performing business partner for the printing industry, and that position will not change in the future. Read more ...
  • 2017-11-22 20:55
    22.11.2017 - Am schulfreien Buß- und Bettag bot der Druckmaschinenhersteller Koenig & Bauer in Kooperation mit der awo lifebalance bereits zum neunten Mal eine Betreuung für die 6- bis 14-jährigen Kinder seiner Mitarbeiter in Würzburg an. Koenig & Bauer unterstützt mit diesem Angebot seine Beschäftigten bei der Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf. Zahlreiche Mitarbeiter und Auszubildende standen den Kids beim Werken, bei Spielen, vielen Bewegungs- und Kreativangeboten zur Seite. Read more ...
  • 2017-11-21 13:06
    Reston, VA, United States and Frankfurt, Germany, 20.11.2017 (PresseBox) – The new study reports that currently 71% of the total publishing printing revenues in the study are concentrated in five top markets: China, U.S., Japan, U.K. and France. However, the largest share and fastest pace of future growth will be primarily among emerging nations in the Asia-Pacific region. India’s large market will be the most opportune global bright spot, projected to grow significantly at 8.1% annually, adding $1.2 billion in domestic revenue between 2016 and 2021, and supplant the U.K. as the fourth largest publishing printing market. Read more ...

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    The International Color Quality Club is the only worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers and magazines. Its goal is to improve the quality of reproduction and printing in production, while also increasing competitiveness as well as training and motivating all personnel.
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    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.

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  • Using a longitudinal analysis of readership data of 51 US newspapers, the findings of this study, say that assumptions that “print will one day die” and “digital will rule” were woefully off the mark.

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    Agencies and ad suppliers can supply all newspapers worldwide with a single CMYK data set, separated in accordance with a standard ICC colour profile. The introduction of a standard newspaper profile makes newspaper houses more customer-friendly.
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