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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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  • Research & Material Testing centre offers variety of testing services on Newsprint and ink testing services, which includes printability properties of paper and ink. Ink testing includes properties like Ink requirement, Optimum ink film thickness range, Color deviation at different IFT, Transparency, Also offers technical training and workshops on various topics tailored for newspaper production and print industry. Its a unique training centre for for all your production related training to boost the skills of your employees and consult your process and improve the standards.
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    Kinna, March 21th, 2019 – Norwegian newspaper Sunnhordland Trykkeri, located in the town of Leirvik on the island of Stord on the Norwegian west coast, has contracted with DCOS for an extensive press addition and upgrade project. Sunnhordland Trykkeri is a privately-owned newspaper and printshop and one of the few in Scandinavia who is independent from the larger groups. The closing of printshops in the surrounding area of Stord has enabled Sunnhordland Trykkeri to attract more contract work. Read more ...
  • 2019-03-22 10:04
    Mortsel, Belgium, March 19, 2019 – On March 19, Agfa welcomed representatives from printing companies across Europe as well as printing industry opinion leaders to an exclusive Value Conference to get inspirational ideas to grow their businesses and improve their profitability. Read more ...
  • 2019-03-21 13:32
    Würzburg, 21 March 2019 – With the progress achieved in the structurally growing and less cyclical packaging printing, the Koenig & Bauer group made further advances in its strategically aligning towards sustainable profitable growth. CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann: “Driven by a record order intake, we have been able to widen our share of the global flexible packaging printing market to 9%. Revenue in marking and coding has risen by around 50% in the last three years. Since the acquisition of flatbed die-cutter business in 2016, revenue in this business field has climbed by more than 50%. The entry into the market for folder gluers and the planned joint venture with inkjet pioneer Durst for folding carton and corrugated printing are further milestones.” Read more ...
  • 2019-03-20 11:06
    20.03.2019 – After obtaining intellectual property rights to the assets of Harland Simon following the company’s insolvency in October 2018, manroland Goss web systems has announced the launch of the new group focused on controls and drive upgrades and remote support programs for all newspaper press brands, Prima Controls Group. Read more ...
  • 2019-03-19 12:40
    19 März 2019 – Seit rund einem Jahr produziert die Merkur Druck Gruppe zu der die Merkur Druck AG, die Merkur Zeitungsdruck AG, die Hertig+Co. AG und die Sprüngli Druck AG gehören, in der Apogee Cloud. Es ist die bislang größte und umfassendste Cloud-Lösung, die Agfa Graphics in der Schweiz umgesetzt hat. Read more ...
  • 2019-03-18 12:57
    Würzburg, 18th March 2019 – DuMont and Koenig & Bauer are set to continue a successful partnership which has already lasted for more than 180 years. Halle-based subsidiary MZ Druckereigesellschaft mbH is purchasing a further Commander CL from Koenig & Bauer. It is a little over two years ago that the company’s last investment, likewise a Commander CL, came on stream. “Our current press offers all the essential prerequisites for success: A high level of automation, reliability, exceptional flexibility and fast makeready. It was clear that we would continue along the chosen road with Koenig & Bauer at our side,” says MZ managing director Bernd Preuße. The new Commander CL will enter production in the fourth quarter of 2019. Since the initial market launch just a few years ago, Koenig & Bauer has now sold 27 presses of this type to users in Germany, France, China and the USA, and it is currently the most frequently ordered newspaper press. Read more ...
  • 2019-03-12 12:20
    12.03.2019 – technotrans SE successfully completed the past financial year by increasing its diversification and focusing systematically on growth markets. The company grew revenue by 5.5 percent to EUR 216.3 million in the period under review, while operating profit (EBIT) of EUR 17.4 million remained unchanged from the previous year. For 2019, the Board of Management expects the growth trajectory to continue and proposes a dividend of EUR 0.88 per share for the past financial year. Read more ...
  • 2019-03-11 13:36
    Kinna, March 8th, 2019 – Located in the northern Indiana town of Milford, USA, The Papers, Incorporated, has been a family owned and operated business founded in 1939 when Arch Baumgartner took over the reins of The Milford Mail. From that humble beginning, The Papers has evolved into a diverse combination of newspaper, magazine publications, and commercial printing now run by Arch’s son Ron Baumgartner who joined the company in 1966. Read more ...
  • 2019-03-06 11:56
    04.03.2019 – No more coloured dots in the recycled paper: Just because the curing radiation is being generated by energy-saving LED, UV printing inks are less environmentally friendly than the marketing suggests. They leave coloured dots in the newly made paper and thus can severely damage the recycling process – because they can hardly be deinked. This is about to change: At the INGEDE Symposium in Munich, Thomas Glaser (Siegwerk) and Peter Hengesbach (Stora Enso) presented exten-sive investigations into a new printing ink. This is equally suita-ble for LED- and low energy UV printing (H-UV, LE-UV, e. a.) as well as for conventional UV printing – and is excellently deinkable. Read more ...
  • 2019-03-04 14:53
    04.03.2019 – Im Geschäftsjahr 2018 konnte mrwp bereits im zweiten Jahr seit Gründung ein deutliches Plus bei Umsatz und Gewinn verzeichnen. Bei einem Umsatz von 40 Mio. Euro steigt das Ergebnis des Fertigungsdienstleisters auf einen hohen 6-stelligen Betrag an. Das stetige Wachstum in den neuen Geschäftsfeldern und der hervorragende Auftragseingang des Schwesterunternehmens manroland Goss web systems führt auch zu Personalaufbau und neuen Ausbildungsstellen. Durch den Zugewinn neuer Kunden aus neuen Geschäftsbereichen ist auch für 2019 mit einer weiteren Steigerung der Ertragskraft zu rechnen. Read more ...

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