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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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  • 2016-06-23 11:09
    23.06.2016 – Read about Mail Newspapers UK’s success story of gaining full control over their image enhancement and image processing. Mail Newspapers is one of the leading national newspapers, magazine and online publishers in the United Kingdom and part of the DMGT Group. Mail Newspapers is responsible for the publication of the “Daily Mail”, United Kingdom’s second biggest newspaper. The company has more than 2,000 employees and is specialized in the printing of newspapers with water based inks. Besides that, Mail Newspaper is the largest flexographic newspapers printer in the world. Read more ...
  • 2016-06-22 09:50
    June 21, 2016 – The Brazilian printing sector would appear to have been waiting for this: the Commercial Former from manroland web systems. The unit transforms double web newspaper printing systems like the Geoman and the Colorman temporarily into single web printing presses – with all the benefits of a web width variability. Read more ...
  • 2016-06-21 10:51
    Sussex, Wisconsin, USA, 21 June, 2016 – QuadTech today announced that Aamoda Publications Pvt. Limited (APPL), one of South India’s largest newspaper publishing houses, has made a landmark purchase, with the QuadTech® Register Guidance System with MultiCam™ and QuadTech Ribbon Control System with MultiCam™ each being installed on 28 web offset printing presses. Read more ...
  • 2016-06-17 11:01
    June 16, 2016 – From the 31st of May until the 10th of June 2016 manroland web systems welcomed customers, media representatives and numerous visitors from around the world at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf. As the leading partner and overall solutions provider for web offset and industrial digital printing, manroland web systems showed a wide range of solutions, systems and innovations, all aimed at making the customer more successful. manroland web systems convinced their customers and is able to boast satisfactory results. Read more ...
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  • 2016-06-16 11:17
    Kiel, June 15, 2016 – On June 6-7, 2016, over 160 guests from all over the world attended ppi’s Open Days at the Atlantic Hotel in Kiel to discuss the latest trends and innovations in the publishing industry. Norbert Ohl, CEO of ppi Media for many years, officially opened the event and symbolically handed over the reins to his successors Hauke Berndt, Markus Feldenkirchen and Jan Kasten, who will take over as managing directors on July 1, 2016. Next year, ppi’s Open Days will take place on May 29-30, 2017 in Hamburg. Read more ...
  • 2016-06-15 10:52
    14.06.2016 – Bruno Müller looks back at the company's successful participation at drupa. The CEO of Muller Martini was particularly delighted by all the positive customer feedback with regard to the booth's concept: "The way we explained our core topic of Finishing 4.0 in a clear and impressive manner surprised many visitors." Read more ...
  • 2016-06-14 13:03
    14.06.2016 – Mit dem In-Log-VarioMailer von Merten Maschinenbau kann das personalisierte Feinzoning erfolgreich in der Praxis umgesetzt werden und das bei einer Geschwindigkeit von bis zu 25.000 Exemplaren in der Stunde. Read more ...
  • 2016-06-14 09:39
    13.06.2016 – Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO and president of Koenig & Bauer (KBA) and Drupa president 2016, announced a decidedly positive closing verdict on this year’s industry’s leading trade show which closed its doors on 10 June after eleven days and some 260,000 visitors. “Print in all its diversity made a strong comeback at Drupa 2016 following structural shifts over the past eight years. You could feel it in the halls that most companies had done their homework and adapted to new market realities. We were very positively surprised by the quantity, quality and internationality of the visitors. Many came very well prepared with clear requirements which made consulting easier. The atmosphere and willingness to invest on the busy KBA stand were exceptional. Many visitors praised us for the open and practical presentations of our products and services. This is particularly nice to hear,” Bolza-Schünemann concluded. Read more ...

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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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