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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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  • Research & Material Testing centre offers variety of testing services on Newsprint and ink testing services, which includes printability properties of paper and ink. Ink testing includes properties like Ink requirement, Optimum ink film thickness range, Color deviation at different IFT, Transparency, Also offers technical training and workshops on various topics tailored for newspaper production and print industry. Its a unique training centre for for all your production related training to boost the skills of your employees and consult your process and improve the standards.
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  • 2019-01-31 13:43
    Montreal, Jan. 31, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, of $36 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, compared to $13 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the same period in 2017. Sales were $932 million in the quarter, an increase of $34 million from the year-ago period. Excluding special items, the company reported net income of $4 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to $14 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017. Read more ...
  • 2019-01-30 14:36
    29.01.2019 – Groupe EBRA publishes several large regional newspapers in the eastern half of France. One of those is L’Alsace, production of which moved from Mulhouse to the Strasbourg printing plant of Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace (DNA) in the summer of 2018, thus realizing major cost economies. Among the measures taken in Strasbourg was a reorganization of the mailroom for more efficient insert processing. Read more ...
  • 2019-01-29 12:03
    Würzburg, 29.01.2019 – Badisches Druckhaus Baden-Baden is one of the first printing companies to benefit from the suc-cessful cooperation between S.E.M. and Koenig & Bauer. Within the framework of implementing the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) regulations, in particular regulation 3, the cooperation be-tween the two companies went smoothly. “The entire process from the initial inquiry to the completion of the inspection went smoothly. I had my permanent contact person and everything went well,” says Paul Haas, managing director of Badisches Druckhaus. Read more ...
  • 2019-01-28 11:20
    Baden, Switzerland, January 25, 2019 – Centre d’Impression Lausanne (CIL), a print center of the Tamedia group in Switzerland, is ensuring the long-term availability of its Wifag evolution 371 press by turning to ABB for a press control retrofit. Read more ...
  • 2019-01-23 13:38
    Rochester, NY, January 22, 2019 – Kodak, a global leader in developing environmentally sustainable printing solutions, today announced the 2018 Kodak Sonora Plate Green Leaf Award winners, which includes 13 printers from around the world. The program, now in its sixth year, celebrates printing industry partners who are leaders in adopting sustainable practices and in offering their customers eco-friendly options for their printing needs. Read more ...
  • 2019-01-08 10:52
    27.12.2018 – One of the most extensive investment projects in the European newspaper industry is currently heading into its final phase. Since 2017, Belgium’s biggest newspaper printing plant, Coldset Printing Partners (CPP), has been renovating the printing section at its Paal-Beringen site. In future, there will be five production lines instead of four. CPP, a customer of Ferag for many years, has invested in equipment such as the tried-and-tested MultiSertDrum, MultiStack and StreamFold components. Read more ...
  • 2019-01-07 14:22
    Montreal, Jan. 1, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced that, on December 31, 2018, it completed the previously disclosed sale of the Catawba, South Carolina, paper and pulp mill to New-Indy Containerboard, LLC ("New-Indy"), pursuant to the terms of the asset purchase agreement dated October 2, 2018. The total purchase price of about $300 million consists of $260 million in cash, before customary closing adjustments, and the assumption of approximately $40 million of balance sheet liabilities, largely net pension benefit obligations. Read more ...
  • 2019-01-06 19:58
    January 2, 2019 – With the management buyout, ppi Media is separating from the Eversfrank Group, which acquired the company from manroland AG in 2012, and will in future focus on its own core business. The software company with over 100 employees at its locations in Kiel, Hamburg and Chicago sells integrated software solutions. The solutions ranging from cross-media editorial systems to entire publishing workflows are distributed in more than 20 countries for customers who belong to the “who-is-who” of the international media industry. Read more ...
  • 2018-12-21 10:05
    December 20, 2018 – Printing solutions provider manroland Goss web systems Group (MGWS) and GWS Printing Systems (GWS) of the Netherlands announce the signing of a Share Purchase Agreement covering MGWS’s acquisition of the Dutch specialist in used web offset equipment. Read more ...
  • 2018-12-18 10:20
    11.12.2018 – The Swiss newspaper market has been in a continual state of flux for several years now. Following Ringier AG’s decision to close its newspaper printing plant in Adligenswil near Lucerne at the end of 2018, the print runs produced there will be transferred to other plants: Blick and Luzerner Zeitung, for example, are already coming out of the Zurich printing centre. That move meant relocating some Ferag machinery as well. Read more ...

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