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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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  • 2016-10-26 12:00
    Locarno, Switzerland, 2016-10-13 – Midway Press Ldt., a leading Dallas-based publication printing company automates color control with the latest inline technology on a recently installed Web press. The press is equipped with System Brunner Instrument Flight color control solution with Gray Balance technology in combination with the QuadTech inline Color Control System with SpectralCam. Read more ...
  • 2016-10-25 11:42
    October 25, 2016 – Renowned production companies of the graphics industry have joined together under the name Prime Network in order to develop standards together for efficient workflow during newspaper production. The members use their branch expertise to develop easily applicable and future-proof solutions. manroland web systems has been a member of the network since August 2016. Read more ...
  • 2016-10-21 09:20
    ABP Pvt. Ltd., publishers of Anandabazar Patrika and The Telegraph, India, follows certain guiding principle for identifying and analyzing waste minimization, treatment and its final disposal. We asked Mr. Pratim Dutta, Senior Manager - Sourcing, ABP about their experiences in waste management and treatment. Read more ...
  • 2016-10-18 12:43
    Press running times are increasing; technical support throughout the life cycle of web offset presses is intensifying. For printing press manufacturers this means that they must expand their service range. At manroland web systems, this includes remote control through the TeleSupportCenter (TSC) – mere troubleshooting is however a thing of the past. New ways for securing press availability are in demand. Read more ...
  • 2016-10-14 21:57
    2016-10-13 Locarno, Switzerland - Instrument Flight Color Control Technology from System Brunner adds ability to monitor and control G7 gray balance and tonality on press. The worldwide 1st Press Control System certification validates the ability to control print production to correct G7 gray balance and tonality metrics, achieving optimal visual appearance and color stability in printing. Read more ...
  • 2016-10-14 21:45
    “I have rarely experienced such openness, honesty and collegial spirit at any other event of this kind” – this enthusiastic comment from one participant is indicative of the positive atmosphere at this year's 12th Cortina User Workshop, which was hosted by Nordsee-Zeitung in Bremerhaven on 21st and 22nd September. The users of the waterless offset newspaper press KBA Cortina and the attending representatives of the supplier industry were unanimous in their verdict: “The agenda was extremely varied and provided a wealth of valuable first-hand information. The event should definitely be continued in this proven form.” Read more ...
  • 2016-10-14 21:37
    Princeton, NJ (13th of October 2016) – ProImage – the leading developer of innovative browser-based automated production workflow – is pleased to announce the installation of their NewsWay Press Register Software Solution at Stigler Printing. Since 1983, Stigler Printing has provided newspaper and commercial printing services to Native American Tribes across Indian Country. Read more ...
  • 2016-10-13 12:04
    Suomalainen Lehtipaino Oy, the Finnish-based printing concern, has decided to have a complete Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) automation package installed on its Tensor T4000E with DCOS control. QIPC, the Oosterhout-based specialist in measurement and control systems for the printing industry, is to equip the press with its mRC-3D and IDS-3D systems for the automation of colour register, cut-off register, colour control and damp control at the printing plant in Kajaani, in the centre of Finland. Read more ...
  • 2016-10-12 10:26
    Every printing company has to face this question at some stage: press retrofit or new investment? manroland web systems experts compare this decision with buying a house: Would it make more sense to renovate an old house or build a new one? Basically any press can be put into a condition which will satisfy the current customer expectations. Which upgrades can be made these days through sensible investment and have new investments gone out of fashion? Read more ...
  • 2016-10-11 15:57
    Five years ago its “big sister” was being presented in Vienna: the Colorman e:line newspaper press. It asserted itself with great success in a difficult market. Now the e:line family receives a new addition with the Geoman e:line. The first unit of the new series has already been ordered and it is looking to emulate the global success of the Colorman e:line. Read more ...

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  • International Newspaper Color Quality Club
    The International Newspaper Color Quality Club is the only worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers. Its goal is to improve the quality of reproduction and printing in production, while also increasing competitiveness as well as training and motivating all personnel.
  • WAN-IFRA Bar Code for paper reels
    The Materials Management Database project was launched as a spinoff of the Newsprint and Newsink Guide. Today it is used by printers, pressroom foremen and technical management as an information source for facts and advice for dealing with the materials used in producing newspapers. Among other informaton you find the specification of the WAN-IFRA Bar Code for paper reels in this online database. Most of the entries in the database originate from the members of the Material Management Committee; some come from outside sources (as marked), after review and approval by the committee. This database is continually being updated and expanded. New entries will be marked with a label in red type.

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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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  • Board Meeting 1 March 2016, UPM, Augsburg, Germany
    The World Printers Forum Board consists of 12 members, half of them representing publishing and printing companies, the other half representing materials and equipment suppliers.
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