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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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  • 2016-09-21 09:23
    September 21, 2016 – On September 21, 2016 the best practice guide ‘Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics’ has been launched publicly at the World Printers Forum Conference held in conjunction with the WAN-IFRA India Conference in Kolkata, India. Read more ...
  • 2016-09-20 10:46
    September 20, 2016 – Absolutely punctual and reliable processes paired with expertise for disassembly and reassembly: Relocating a printing press is challenging. manroland web systems successfully relocated a Uniset newspaper press within the city of Warsaw to the printing plant of the ZPR Media media company within a very short space of time. Read more ...
  • 2016-09-16 11:42
    (UPM, Augsburg, 12 September 2016 at 14:45 EET) – UPM Paper ENA will simplify its organisational structure. The new model consists of two strategic business units (SBUs) with revised customer focus, product ownership and asset allocation. Read more ...
  • 2016-09-15 14:53
    Hinwil/Zürich, 15. September 2016 – Die Hinwiler Valecom AG realisierte auf heute, Donnerstag, für ifolor, den Schweizer Marktführer für personalisierte Fotoprodukte, die weltweit grösste MemoStick® Kampagne dieser Art. Der ifolor-Haftnotizzettel klebt heute auf der Frontseite von über 30 Tageszeitungen und deren Regionalausgaben in der ganzen Schweiz und im Fürstentum Liechtenstein – darunter auch auf allen Ausgaben der Pendlerzeitung 20 Minuten. Leserinnen und Leser von über zwei Millionen Zeitungsexemplaren erhalten einen 20 Prozent Gutschein auf alle Fotoprodukte von ifolor. Die auch logistisch höchst komplexe Leistung vollbrachte die Valecom im engen Zusammenspiel mit ifolor, den Zeitungsverlagen sowie mit elf Druckzentren aller grossen Medien- und Verlagshäuser der Schweiz. Read more ...
  • 2016-09-15 14:28
    September 15, 2016 – Hawaii’s only metro newspaper, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, has recently selected a suite of retrofits for their Regioman presses, which were initially installed in 2003. This includes a full selection of electronic hardware retrofits and software upgrades to the printing units, one folder and numerous related systems. Read more ...
  • 2016-09-08 14:33
    08.09.2016 – KBA-Digital & Web Solutions has been awarded the contract for its expert web offset service department at KBA North America to upgrade the control system on a KBA Comet web offset press at the Times News in Lehighton, PA this summer. This unique web service retrofit/rebuild upgrade program, which is only offered by KBA, offers preventative change-over installation on existing web offset presses and replaces it with new enhanced technology for more efficient throughput. Read more ...
  • 2016-09-08 13:29
    Regensburg/Vienna, 08.09.2016 – With its innovative software solutions, the German company demonstrates at the international newspaper fair in Vienna how valuable time can be saved, while at the same time a higher print quality can be attained via a high level of automation in the prepress. The focus here is on the innovative 4D colour management technology, automated image optimisation, uniform solutions for a print workflow and cross media publishing software. Read more ...
  • 2016-09-08 10:25
    (UPM, Helsinki, 8 September 2016 at 09.00 EET) – UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI) for 2016-2017. Read more ...
  • 2016-09-06 14:01
    06.09.2016 – Im Zuge der strategischen Ausrichtung als Full-Care Service Provider bietet KBA-Digital & Web Solutions mit KBA-Safe eine weitere Dienstleistung an, die bei älter werdenden Rotationsanlagen im Markt an Bedeutung gewinnt. Das neue Serviceprodukt umfasst die Wiederholungsprüfung ortsfester elektrischer Anlagen. Read more ...
  • 2016-09-06 12:05
    Oosterhout, 6 September 2016 – The printing plant of the China-based Chengde Daily will once again be equipping its new press with automation solutions from Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). The Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment for the printing industry is to install the mRC-3D system for colour register on its Beiren 40A printing press. Read more ...

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    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
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