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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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  • 2016-05-23 13:21
    23.05.2016 – Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) has finalised a Letter of Intent with Officine Meccaniche G. Cerutti S.p.A. (OMGC) in Casale Monferrato, near Alessandria, Italy for the 100 per cent takeover of its Spanish subsidiary Iberica AG S.A. in Barcelona. Iberica with some 60 staff produces medium and large-format flatbed die-cutters for board and corrugated packaging without own manufacturing facilities and until now has mainly been active in Europe and in some overseas markets. The integration into the global KBA sales and service network would greatly improve Iberica’s growth prospects. The planned takeover underscores the press manufacturer’s announced focus on the growing packaging market. KBA’s sheetfed segment is the longstanding market leader in folding carton printing. Its international customer base for sheetfed offset presses and die-cutters is largely identical. Further details regarding the planned takeover will not be disclosed until negotiations are complete as contractually agreed. Read more ...
  • 2016-05-23 12:46
    May 23, 2016 – With the Apogee Suite of workflow management products, Agfa Graphics offers commercial printers a comprehensive solution to control all production output from one user interface. The latest version of this workflow software – Apogee 10 – now brings extra features, significant quality improvements, and performance enhancements. Read more ...
  • 2016-05-20 10:54
    20.05.2016 – A renowned German media house has opted once again in favour of a triple-wide compact web press from Koenig & Bauer with the in-vestment in a further 6/2 Commander CT. Configured with two reel-stands, two 6/2 towers and a folder, the press is expected to come on stream in summer 2017. The company’s print capacities will be ex-tended by the press’ maximum rated output of 45,000 full-colour, 48-page copies per hour. Publishing manager Siegmund Radtke: “Along-side its reliability and print quality, the Commander CT’s ultra-short job and pagination changes were what persuaded us to purchase this press again.” Read more ...
  • 2016-05-19 15:09
    Würzburg, 19.05.2016 – Alongside the company’s figures for 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 (see press releases from 24.03.2016 and 12.05.2016), the agenda of the 91st Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) AGM looked at the positive results achieved through the Fit@All programme completed at the end of 2015 and the press manufacturer’s focus on growth markets. This was in addition to discharging the management and supervisory boards, the creation of authorised capital and election of supervisory board members. The AGM at the Vogel Convention Center (VCC) in Würzburg was chaired by supervisory board chairman Dr Martin Hoyos. Read more ...
  • 2016-05-18 14:05
    Oosterhout, 18 May 2016 – The leading Colombian newspaper, Vanguardia Liberal, is to fit its printing presses with automation equipment supplied by Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). A major national daily, the newspaper has placed an order to install an mRC-3D system for register and cut-off control on its recently acquired Goss Universal 50 press with 12 towers. A personalised design for the system was specially developed for the press and Vanguardia Liberal by QIPC. Read more ...
  • 2016-05-18 13:33
    (UPM Paper ENA, Augsburg, 17 May 2016 at 16:30 EET) – Digital print is being talked about more and more due to its ability to deliver high quality print with accurate personalisation. At this year's drupa, many new products will be presented in this field. However, digital printing is a process with specific demands on the papers used, for example, regarding flexibility. Whether it be books, photo books, covers or mailings, whether it be toner or inkjet printing: UPM's product portfolio has the perfect solution for every requirement. Read more ...
  • 2016-05-17 14:53
    May 17, 2016 – manroland web systems has recently concluded the successful second phase of retrofits and upgrades to the Uniset press at The Pueblo Chieftain. This means a modernization of servers, drives, and unit controls to improve diagnostics, security, and performance what includes a range of hardware retrofits, as well as the addition of a new Automation Diagnostic Server (ADS) and a retrofit of the entire press network to Ethernet. Read more ...
  • 2016-05-17 10:58
    Watford, UK, Friday, May 13, 2016 – KP Services (Jersey) Limited, a collaboration between Kodak and Guiton Group Limited, marked the grand opening of their new inkjet printing facility in Jersey, Channel Islands, with an official opening ceremony attended by customers, partners, suppliers and employees. Read more ...
  • 2016-05-13 12:34
    May 13, 2016 – For the last two decades, the Times of India has been cooperating with mrws as its trusted partner for printing technology and services. Now it is time to expand the capacities of the printing centers in Chennai and Pune to boost the already high levels of productivity and success of the leading English-language broadsheet daily in India. Read more ...
  • 2016-05-13 08:55
    11.05.2016 – The printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) has com-pletely redesigned its Internet website, in cooperation with the queo agency from Dresden, and has adapted it to the changes in user behav-iour. The new website is more clearly structured, has less text and is more dynamic, with automatic links to useful detailed background infor-mation. With its new Internet website, KBA has also responded to the rapid increase in the mobile use of the World Wide Web. The individual pages automatically adjust their representation and navigation to the out-put device being used, whether smartphone, tablet or desktop. The streamlined design without time-consuming frills as well as the editorial revision of the content are geared to a modern company and product presentation. With the objective of stronger bidirectional communication, the options for online contact have become more direct and more pur-poseful. Read more ...

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