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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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  • 2017-03-13 12:44
    10.03.2017 – Waterless coldset offset printing offers many advantages in terms of print quality, start-up and production waste, economy and ecology. This is confirmed day in, day out by the 20 operating companies who use the KBA Cortina, with a total of 90 productive printing towers. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-13 12:05
    Montréal, March 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced the indefinite idling of its paper mill located in Thorold, Ontario. The facility, which employed over 100 workers, has an annual production capacity of approximately 197,000 metric tons of newsprint on one machine using 100 percent recycled furnish. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-10 13:06
    Baden, Switzerland, March 10, 2017 – ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced a further order for its modular retrofit solutions for Wifag presses. Druckzentrum Südwest GmbH, located in Villingen-Schwenningen in the Black Forest region of Southwestern Germany, prints newspapers like the well-known Schwarzwälder Bote and has selected ABB to replace the obsolete controls and drives on its Wifag OF370 press. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-09 12:46
    Sussex, Wisconsin, USA, 9 March, 2017 – QuadTech today announces the appointment of Richmatt Graphics (M) Sdn Bhd as its newest agent for sales and service of QuadTech register control, color control and Digital Ink systems for the commercial and newspaper industries in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-07 14:41
    Princeton, NJ (6th of March 2017) – OnColor Eco SaaS continues to be a popular choice among newspapers - with the Albert Lea Tribune, Albert Lea, MN, being the latest to purchase the well-liked ink saving solution from ProImage. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-07 10:45
    27.02.2017 – A petition to the Daily Telegraph, for our right to reply to a recent article regarding the BBC’s initiative to remove paper scripts in favour of digital as part of their green measures, was published on Saturday 25th February, 2017! With thanks to all of our members and stakeholders for signing this petition. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-06 11:53
    March 3, 2017 – Each having more than 20 years of experience in the printing industry in Australia and Germany, the new management team for manroland Australasia is perfectly prepared for taking the leading roles. Wickham and Schwoepfinger replace Steve Dunwell and Graham Wickham in their positions, who have recently retired. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-03 13:09
    03.03.2017 – This weekend the Sunday Post launches a four-part magazine series, showcasing what the beautiful and vibrant country of Scotland has to offer. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-02 12:23
    Rheine, 1. März 2017 – Im März feiert die ColorLogic GmbH mit Sitz in Rheine ihr 15-jähriges Firmenjubiläum. Die Entwickler der Produkte ColorAnt, einer innovativen Lösung zur Analyse und Optimierung von Messdaten, dem umfassenden Profilierungswerkzeug CoPrA und dem smarten Farbserver ZePrA, sind außerdem als Technologie-Anbieter in der Druckindustrie weltweit etabliert. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-26 19:48
    Toronto, February 23, 2017 – As the media landscape continues to change, today Vividata, the amalgamated organization of NADbank and Print Measurement Bureau (PMB), announced that The Globe and Mail’s readership holds steady as the #1 read news and business brand with growth in print readership of Report on Business magazine. Read more ...

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