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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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  • Join the World Printers Forum to influence and support the future development of newspaper production technology, organisation and business. Membership is free.
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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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  • 2017-08-03 13:40
    Montréal, Aug. 3, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported a net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, of $74 million, or $0.82 per share, compared to a net loss of $42 million, or $0.47 per share, in the same period in 2016. Sales were $858 million in the quarter, down $33 million, or 4%, from the second quarter of 2016. Excluding special items, the company reported a net loss of $3 million, or $0.03 per share, compared to net income, excluding special items, of $2 million, or $0.02 per share, in the second quarter of 2016. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-02 14:25
    Chicago, IL 1st August 2017 – The Desert Sun and Gannett Publishing Services (GPS) have selected Harland Simon to replace the KBA reel controls at their print production facility in Palms Springs, CA. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-01 11:21
    August 1, 2017 – manroland web systems more and more becomes the provider for overall solutions for all classical web offset users and the newly developed market segments of digital and packaging printing. Especially the service offerings are constantly developed and renewed. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-01 09:01
    Chicago, IL, 31st July 2017 – Harland Simon has been selected to supply a second phase controls upgrade to the Goss Uniliner press at Butler Eagle, PA. This upgrade will involve replacing three RotoVision PCs and two drive ControlLogix PLCs to remove obsolete components and future-proof the press. Screens will be replaced with additional Prima PressNet control screens (see picture), which means that all press control functions can be accessed via Harland Simon touch screens. The ControlLogix processors in the press control rack will also be upgraded along with the central maintenance and diagnostic capabilities via RS Logix 500 software (by Allen Bradley) to enable quick fault finding and maximise up-time. This upgrade brings Butler Eagle’s control systems up to the latest standards. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-31 13:33
    (UPM, Helsinki, 31 July 2017 at 14:00 EET) – Following its Biofore approach, UPM Paper ENA has reached the next significant milestone in the company's sustainability journey, as now all its mills produce papers that are awarded with the EU Ecolabel. The UPM Hürth paper mill completed the full range on June 5th, when its products received the EU Ecolabel certificate. The mill achieved the needed reduction in emissions by switching to more sustainable sources of energy. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-26 09:41
    July 2017 – For fifteen years that Q.I. Press Controls - Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE) has been active in India, The Printers House (TPH) has been one of its most highly valued partners. QIPC-EAE, specialist in measurement and control systems for the printing industry, and TPH, an Indian constructor of printing presses, recently celebrated this long-stranding partnership. To mark the occasion, TPH was presented with a commemorative figure by QIPC-EAE. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-25 15:57
    July 25, 2017 – Alongside innovations and new products in the new machinery sector, the world’s market leader is also servicing the web offset printing sector with trail blazing solutions and a pioneering strategy for the entire printing sector. This is the future of the industry. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-25 15:54
    July 25, 2017 – "We are Print" – with a strong commitment for web offset printing and the entry to new business fields, manroland web systems strengthens its leading market position steadily. The company’s activities are based on high performing printing systems for commercial, newspaper and digital printing (systems) as well as on service solutions for retrofits (Solutions), original wear- and spare parts, the proven competence of the in-house service technicians regarding revisions, maintenance and commissioning (support) and a comfortable online shopping (Store). Read more ...
  • 2017-07-25 15:22
    ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced a further order for its successful reelstand retrofit concept. This time the order comes from Dallas Morning News, based in Plano, Texas. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-18 09:50
    18.07.2017 - Acabamentos Gráficos in the Portuguese city of Porto is entering the digital future with a Diamant MC 35. The Muller Martini bookline has played a defining role in the career of the company founder. Read more ...

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  • Since 2005, WAN-IFRA has certified several newspaper printing plants based on ISO 12647-3. Use the certification to improve production workflows, quality level, staff know-how, and market position.
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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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  • Using a longitudinal analysis of readership data of 51 US newspapers, the findings of this study, say that assumptions that “print will one day die” and “digital will rule” were woefully off the mark.

  • The best practice guide ‘Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics’ is a global reference for suppliers, transporters, converters and printers to improve their efficiency — whether sheetfed or web offset, gravure, flexo or digital. The book’s cover price is 250 € / $280, but a FREE e-book download is available.

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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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