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  • The World Printers Forum Board consists of 18 members, half of them representing publishing and printing companies, the other half representing materials and equipment suppliers. New Board members have been added early 2018. The recent meeting of the new Board was on 27 March 2018 at UPM in Helsinki, Finland, on kind invitation of Anu Ahola, Senior Vice President, News & Retail, UPM Communication Papers.
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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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  • 2018-06-04 16:32
    Rochester, New York, May 29, 2018 – Kodak announced today it will increase the price of Kodak offset printing plates globally. Plate prices will increase up to 9%. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-23 13:31
    Waldbrunn, 22 May 2018 – Companies that need to secure goods for transport at multiple facilities around the world want to be able to do this under stable conditions with consistently high quality. That's why Mosca offers its customers a service network that is truly unique in the industry. The company provides everything from maintenance, repairs, installations and relocations, to training and Technical Expert Meetings focusing on the optimization potential of strapping machines. As of 2018, the same standards and norms apply to all 14 subsidiaries, ensuring consistent service quality around the globe. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-23 10:05
    Mortsel, Belgium, May 23, 2018 – Today, Agfa Graphics announced a global price increase program for its printing plates. Depending on the different contracts, markets and regions, substantial price increases of up to 10%, will be implemented immediately. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-22 14:15
    18.05.2018 – The technotrans Group will in future operate as a European stock corporation with the abbreviation SE (Societas Europaea). The Annual General Meeting today, Friday, passed the resolution to change the legal form by a large majority. The record number of shareholders attending also accepted the dividend proposal of EUR 0.88 cents per no par value share. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-16 14:10
    12.02.2018 – In January 2018, the ISSN international Centre launched its new Portal and its new Extranet at https://portal.issn.org. Librarians, editors, publishers, content providers, database managers, scholars, students can access free ISSN core data on the web and via content negotiation and make the most of the completeness of this comprehensive database to identify print and online serials and continuing resources published worldwide. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-16 10:08
    Pittsburgh, PA, 15.05.2018 – Printing Industries of America President & CEO Michael Makin released today the following statement regarding introduction of the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade (PRINT) Act of 2018 by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME): Read more ...
  • 2018-05-15 14:00
    Rochester, NY, Monday, May 14, 2018 – Kodak announced today it is creating a volunteer printer network that will produce thousands of children’s books and school supplies in 2018 to benefit some of the world’s most disadvantaged populations, using sustainable Kodak printing products, such as Kodak Sonara Process Free Plates. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-09 15:50
    Würzburg, 9 May 2018 – In addition to a presentation by president and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann outlining the company’s performance in 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, details of the growth strategy being pursued and medium-term earnings targets of printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer AG played a key role at the company’s 93rd annual general meeting, which was presided over by supervisory board chairman Dr Martin Hoyos. In the absence of any material deterioration in global economic and political condi-tions for the international business, the management board expects to achieve organic growth of around 4% in group revenue and an EBIT margin of around 7% in 2018. With its targets for the current financial year Koenig & Bauer is on track to achieving its EBIT margin target of 9% and an organic revenue growth rate of around 4% p.a. by 2021. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-09 12:56
    08.05.2018 – technotrans maintains its successful course in the new financial year: in the first quarter of 2018, the company increased its operating profit (EBT) by 4.8 percent to EUR 4.5 million. The corresponding margin improved to 8.4 percent (previous year: 8.2 percent). The company achieved revenue growth of 2.5 percent to EUR 54.1 million. The Board of Management therefore considers technotrans to be well placed to achieve its annual targets. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-07 13:06
    03.05.2018 – Star Media Group, Malaysia's leading media company, is a very forward-looking enterprise. With its latest investment in Ferag technology for the mailroom, Star Media is keeping plenty of options open for the future. Read more ...

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