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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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  • 2017-10-19 13:46
    19.10.2017 – By investing in the Muller Martini solution, the media company in the Lusatia region has revolutionized the insert process for its daily newspaper (run size of 80,000) and its two weekly advertisement papers (with run sizes of 226,000 and 250,000 respectively). The three titles, which are currently being produced in a total of 172 million copies per year, contain three times as many inserted products as in 2013. The FlexLiner is ideally suited to such print runs and insert volumes, and is seamlessly integrated into the whole production chain thanks to the Connex.Mailroom control system. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-18 14:00
    Berlin, Germany, October 10, 2017 – As newspaper publishers look for new ways to streamline their operations and rein in costs, Kodak introduces the latest addition to its highly automated thermal CTP portfolio for newspapers at IFRA World Publishing Expo. The new Kodak Achieve News Platesetter delivers the stability and reliability of Kodak’s thermal CTP technology at an affordable cost, enabling publishers to print exceptional quality and consistent, vibrant color images to attract both readers and advertisers. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-17 10:53
    16.10.2017 – Here is a chance to join a worldwide conversation without borders and share your passion for print through social media that spans all time zones and all types of print, beginning at 6PM ET on October 17th (*11PM GMT, 9AM AEST) and finishing 24 hours later on October 18th at 6PM ET. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-17 10:31
    October 17, 2017 – MainPad is the new mobile service and maintenance tablet from manroland web systems. The product has arisen from the Maintellisense strategy. The MainPad delivers a reduction of downtime in case of damage and an increase in comfort when it comes to maintenance and repair of the system. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-16 13:50
    10.10.2017 – Senner Medien GmbH & Co. KG of Nürtingen in south-west Germany was established 186 years ago and is meanwhile in the sixth generation as a family owned firm with its own publishing company for journalistic activities in print and online media (120 staff) as well as newspaper printing and distribution operations. Computer-to-plate, on the other hand, is still relatively young there. Senner only changed over from computer-to-film to direct digital imaging of violet newspaper offset printing plates in 2007. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-16 12:48
    13.10.2017 – “Efficient processing of inserts” – with this subject, Muller Martini struck a chord with the newspaper producers at the IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin. The stand was well-attended on all three days of the fair, and the numerous customers took the opportunity to discuss the current market challenges and new mailroom projects with the Muller Martini experts. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-12 14:03
    10.10.2017 – “We operate a strict multi-supplier strategy when it comes to plates, and the Libra VP Plate from Kodak has meanwhile replaced another manufacturer’s violet offset plate in the wake of various experiences,” explains Christian Kasdorf, Operations Manager at Druckzentrum Penzberg GmbH & Co. KG. The printing center is situated in Penzberg, a small town about 30 miles south of Munich (Germany); it belongs to the Münchner Merkur / tz media group and is housed in a new building that was only opened in February 2013 on a greenfield site. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-12 11:02
    October 12, 2017 – The new newspaper printing range e:line from manroland web systems has established itself successfully in a difficult market because it offers immense benefits for the operator. Already in 2017, two large-scale printing houses have decided for these innovations in newspaper production. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-11 15:17
    11.10.2017 – Right on time for the 50th anniversary of its founding, Druck- und Pressehaus Naumann in Gelnhausen celebrated the official inauguration of an ultra-modern Commander CL from Koenig & Bauer together with more than 300 guests of honour. The installation of this new newspaper press has practically doubled print capacity. Managing director Jochen Grossmann: “With Koenig & Bauer, we have a very dependable partner at our side. All the work over the past months was completed professionally, punctually and to our fullest satisfaction.” This was the largest single investment in the history of the company, which not only publishes newspapers such as the Gelnhäuser Neue Zeitung (GNZ), Mittelhessen-Boten and Neuer Markt, but also handles jobs for numerous external customers. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-11 14:11
    10.10.2017 – Oppermann Druck und Verlag GmbH & Co. KG is replacing the two SLS3000 lines that have been in operation at its mailroom in the town of Rodenberg in northern Germany since 2006 by a new ProLiner inserting system, enabling it to process some 1.25 billion inserts a year more cost-effectively. Read more ...

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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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  • Newspaper Colour Profile Download
    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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