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  • The World Printers Forum Board consists of twelve members, half of them representing publishing and printing companies, the other half representing materials and equipment suppliers. New Board members have been elected in December 2016. The first meeting of the new Board was on 21 February 2017 at dmg in London on invitation of Rick Stunt, Group Paper Director, dmg-media, London, UK.
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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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  • 2017-06-13 11:01
    13.06.2017 – D. D. Purkayastha is the Managing Director & CEO of ABP in India and spoke during WAN-IFRA's "World News Media Congress 2017" in June in Durban, South Africa. He talked about print circulation in India bucking the global trend with 4.87 percent growth over the past decade. Nevertheless, Indian publishers are preparing for the future when, one day, India will realign itself with the rest of the world. Read more ...
  • 2017-06-08 13:35
    Berlin, 08.06.2017 – Der Vorstand der PDF Assocation hat Dietrich von Seggern, Geschäftsführer der callas software GmbH, zum neuen stellvertretenden Vorsitzenden gewählt. Matt Kuznicki, Chief Technical Officer von Datalogics, hält weiter den Vorstandsvorsitz inne. Damit repräsentieren zwei anerkannte PDF-Experten aus Europa und den USA den internationalen Verband. Read more ...
  • 2017-06-08 10:53
    07.06.2017 – In August 2017, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) in Würzburg will be celebrating its 200th anniversary. The world's first press-building workshop of 1817 has since blossomed into a globally successful manufacturing group with a unique portfolio of solutions for the printing industry. Anniversary festivities are planned from 21st to 23rd September – an ideal occasion to review past achievements and to present the visions which will determine the company's strategy and market position in the third century of its history. Read more ...
  • 2017-06-06 14:29
    06.06.2017 – The recent issue of Paper360 (May/June) features consumer survey results on global attitudes towards paper and print, as well as toward corporate environmental claims promoting digital over paper-based communications. Read more ...
  • 2017-06-01 14:40
    Kinna, June 1th, 2017 – The success for DCOS Print Inspection Systems continues as Finnish Media Group Kaakon Viestintä Oy awarded DCOS the order for a Closed-loop Density, Register and cut-off system for its KBA A510 press. Read more ...
  • 2017-06-01 13:56
    Berlin, 01.06.2017 – Mit erstmals mehr als 200 Teilnehmern waren die diesjährigen PDF Days Europe in Berlin ein großer Erfolg. Die Agenda mit 35 Fachvorträgen, Anwenderpräsentationen und Diskussionen beleuchtete sämtliche Bereiche der PDF-Technologie. Sowohl die zukunftsweisenden Vorträge zu PDF 2.0 sowie Next-Generation PDF als auch die praxisorientierten Präsentationen zu heutigen Einsatzmöglichkeiten der PDF-Standards stießen auf großes Interesse. Read more ...
  • 2017-05-31 12:48
    Oosterhout, 24 May 2017 – The existing ten-year collaboration between Centro Stampa Quotidiani (CSQ) and Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) is about to be intensified. After having previously installed the IDS-3D system for automatic colour and dampening control on four towers of its Wifag OF370GTD printing press, CSQ has now placed an order for the same system on a further five towers. “The new order reflects the huge level of confidence in the system.” Read more ...
  • 2017-05-23 15:00
    Würzburg, 23.05.2017 – In addition to a presentation by president and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann outlining the company’s favourable performance in 2016 and the first quarter of 2017 (see press releases of 22 March 2017 and 9 May 2017), details of the growth strategy being pur-sued by the broadly positioned printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) played a key role at the company’s 92nd annual general meeting, which was presided over by supervisory board chairman Dr Martin Hoyos. Further items on the agenda of the annual general meeting held at the Vogel Convention Center (VCC) in Würzburg included resolu-tions on the discharge of duties with regard to the members of the management and super-visory board, the election of a new member to the supervisory board and the creation of new authorised capital. Read more ...
  • 2017-05-22 13:48
    Regensburg, 19.05.2017 – „Das Thema Print 4.0 trifft den Nerv der Zeit und OneVision scheint sich optimal darauf vorzubereiten. Die Automatisierung wird immer wichtiger bei minimaler bis gar keiner Fehlerentstehung im Bearbeiten der Daten durch Operator bzw. User“, fasst Markus Künne der Westermann Druck GmbH die Open House Veranstaltung, die am 16. Und 17 Mai im Hauptsitz der OneVision Software AG stattfand, zusammen. Der Einladung ins Headquarter des international agierenden Softwareherstellers sind 50 Repräsentanten aus 32 Druckereien, Magazinverlagen, Buchdruckereien und Zeitungsverlagen der gesamten D-A-CH Region gefolgt. Read more ...
  • 2017-05-22 10:36
    Graz and St. Veit/Glan, 17.05.2017 – Styria continues to write – and print – its success story: through till the end of 2018, the internationally active media house is investing a total of 30 million euros in print: in two new printing machines in Graz, a complete renovation of the printing machine in St. Veit and in three new mailroom systems at the two sites, in order to be in a position to steer the cross-mediality of all of its brands and partners successfully into the future. The print portfolio will also be extended, with even more special advertising formats and further features which, going forward, will underline Styria’s reputation as a bold, innovative media business and offer its customers and readers even more: high tech, in print too. The corresponding contracts have now been signed by the two “Styria Print Group” managing directors, Christian Wilms and Alexander Marko, along with representatives of the business partner and supplier, Alexander Wassermann and Markus Bader (Manroland), as well as Jürg Möckli and Enrico Caruso (Ferag). Read more ...

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    The International Color Quality Club is the only worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers and magazines. 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.
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    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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