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  • The World Printers Forum Board consists of 18 members, half of them representing publishing and printing companies, the other half representing materials and equipment suppliers. New Board members have been added early 2018. The recent meeting of the new Board was on 27 March 2018 at UPM in Helsinki, Finland, on kind invitation of Anu Ahola, Senior Vice President, News & Retail, UPM Communication Papers.
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  • WAN-IFRA publishes summary reports of important conferences. The reports summarise the content of presentations and panel discussions for attendees and those who were not able to attend. They also provide short biographies and photos of moderators and speakers. Please download the reports with the links at the end of the full article, share them with your colleagues and give us your feedback. We invite you to suggest interesting case studies and speakers for future conferences.
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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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  • 2018-09-25 09:36
    (UPM, Helsinki, 24 September 2018 at 09:30 EET) – UPM has been recognised as a Global Compact LEAD company for its strong engagement to the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. The recognition was addressed to only 34 global companies at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York on 24 September 2018. Read more ...
  • 2018-09-13 11:24
    11.09.2018 – As a prelude to the IFRA WPE 2018 in Berlin next month, Muller Martini invited customers to an open house at the Oppermann printing center in the northern German city of Rodenberg (Lower Saxony). Following an interesting presentation on the trends in the regional newspaper market, the 40 visitors saw the live production of several weekly and daily newspapers in the world’s most modern mailroom.​ Read more ...
  • 2018-09-13 10:03
    (UPM, Helsinki, 13 September 2018 at 08.30 EET) – UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2018-2019 for the sixth time. Read more ...
  • 2018-09-10 10:58
    September 11, 2018 – At the expert panel on the subject of “Digitalisation: A lasting impulse for innovation or a threat to jobs?”, manroland Goss web systems presented its new mobile MainPad maintenance tablet. Together with the development partner XITASO, the Augsburg-based world market leader in web offset printing introduced its new product in the framework of a presentation followed by a panel discussion on 3rd September 2018. The importance of this subject was also underlined by the visit of the Bavarian minister for economic affairs, Franz Josef Pschierer, and further guests of honour. Read more ...
  • 2018-09-09 14:51
    On Wednesday, September 5, Agfa Graphics invited the international trade press to an event at Axel Springer's Druckhaus Spandau (Berlin). It was about new solutions for newspaper CTP. Read more ...
  • 2018-09-07 10:22
    Mortsel, Belgium, 06 September 2018 – Eleven years after the worldwide launch of the first chem-free violet newspaper CtP plate, Agfa Graphics launches Avatar V-ZH, which does not require pre-heating. The plate marks the next milestone in terms of economic and ecological platemaking. Read more ...
  • 2018-09-07 09:46
    Agfa, Mortsel, Belgium, 28 August 2018 – Lucky HuaGuang Graphics Co. Ltd. and Agfa Graphics announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance in the graphics prepress business. The strategic alliance aims to allow both companies to grow their respective businesses by optimizing their respective strengths in manufacturing, technology and distribution of graphic prepress products and services. Read more ...
  • 2018-09-07 07:47
    With “Finishing 4.0: Advanced Inserting, Zoning and Workflow Optimization” as its motto, Muller Martini will show you how to use an optimized workflow with intelligent networking and our inserting system solutions to finish rising volumes of inserts economically and efficiently – and how to do so despite ever smaller zones. As a result, you can boost your position on the insert market. Read more ...
  • 2018-09-06 10:21
    Baden, Switzerland, September 6, 2018 – Three different ABB customers have recently ordered upgrades to systems essential for their production. Read more ...
  • 2018-09-04 12:49
    September 4, 2018 – Upgrades and retrofits from manroland Goss web systems increase production efficiency, quality and the availability of the press. The newspaper printer News Corp Australia also knows about it. At their printing site in Yandina, they have now opted for an upgrade with a gluing system from Planatol, a retrofit for the production of additional formats and an e-retrofit of the controls of the existing Uniset and Regioman presses. Read more ...

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