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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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  • 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.
    To know the complete list of services from the Research & Material Testing Centre, download the attachment below.

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  • 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 ...
  • 2018-11-29 13:53
    08.11.2018 – Thanks to the FlexLiner inserting system, Germany’s well-established Fr. Ant. Niedermayr now carries out inserting in-house, which has given it planning and financial flexibility. Read more ...
  • 2018-11-29 11:39
    Würzburg, 20.11.2018 – Nach einer halbjährigen Umbauzeit eröffnet der Druckmaschinenhersteller Koenig & Bauer seine neue Kantine im Würzburger Stammwerk. Seit 19. November 2018 können die rund 1.700 Mitarbeiter am Standort ihre Pausenzeiten in den runderneuerten Räumlichkeiten verbringen. Der Umbau der Kantine ist Teil eines Entwicklungsprojektes, mit dem Koenig & Bauer sein traditionsreiches Werk seit zwei Jahren technisch und optisch modernisiert. Read more ...
  • 2018-11-28 14:35
    28.11.2018 – Zeitungsverlag Rubens GmbH & Co. KG is a newspaper publisher located in the city of Unna on the periphery of the Ruhr area of western Germany, from where it has been supplying the region with information for 173 years. This family-run, mid-sized company also owes its solid position to in-house production capacities. The possibilities available in the mailroom at the Zeitungsdruckerei Rubens GmbH & Co. KG newspaper printing plant were further improved at the start of 2018 using factory-overhauled Ferag equipment. Read more ...
  • 2018-11-26 20:39
    November 26, 2018 – After the successful merger between manroland and Goss, announced in August of this year and as part of the ongoing strategy to establish industry partnerships that deliver value-added solutions for its customers, manroland Goss is happy to announce that a team of highly skilled engineers to support the existing Harland Simon install base has been created. Together, the team has over 100 years of experience of Harland Simon systems. Having secured the intellectual property rights for all Harland Simon products in the print industry via administrators, Trevor Binyon and Tim Dolder at Opus Restructuring & Insolvency, manroland Goss will be able to offer a wide breadth of retrofit upgrades. Read more ...
  • 2018-11-19 14:00
    Montréal, Nov. 16, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced the appointment of Remi Lalonde as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lalonde succeeds Jo-Ann Longworth, who will be retiring after a distinguished career, including the past seven years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Resolute. Read more ...
  • 2018-11-16 12:26
    On 12 and 13 November 2018 the print and media department of IÐAN fræðslusetur in Reykjavik organised a seminar on standardised high quality colour reproduction and printing. Read more ...
  • 2018-11-16 10:41
    15.11.2018 – Styria Media Group AG is Austria's third largest media group and successfully operates across all media channels. Styria has singled out print production as a segment for further growth and there is a major offensive under way here. To better meet the demands of the market, the group is currently investing 30 million euros in new production technology – an investment that also includes three complete Ferag finishing lines at two locations. Read more ...
  • 2018-11-08 13:07
    08.11.2018 – The European Conference of GUA (Graphic Users Association of Kodak Solutions), which has been an annual event since 2005, was held this year in Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Staged in the second week of October, it offered a tightly packed and very varied agenda over a three-day period. Attendees from all over Europe had a chance to get up to date with current industry trends and innovative Kodak technologies, and to obtain first-hand answers to questions. Read more ...
  • 2018-11-07 14:59
    30.10.2018 – Because Ferag technology is so long-lasting, it has backward compatibility designed in as well. This is very helpful for customers such as the Danish media group Jysk Fynske Medier, which recently modernized inserting technology from the late 1980s at its production site in Kolding and automated it with additional modules. Read more ...

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