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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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  • 2018-10-15 12:57
    Eksjö, September 2018 – To further expand and strengthen its machine platform and offering to its customers Schur has decided to centralize all sales, development, production and after sales activities into one company. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-11 13:41
    October 11, 2018 – In the last years, newspaper printers and manroland Goss began to rethink. A press retrofit is a real alternative to the purchase of a new pressvor a high-quality second-hand press. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-10 13:04
    October 10, 2018 – What will the future of newspaper printing hold? The newly merged company and web offset printing market leader manroland Goss is aiming to show its customized solutions, new business models and groundbreaking strategies for modern newspaper production at World Publishing Expo (WPE) 2018. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-10 10:40
    Würzburg, 01.10.2018 – As a technological pioneer, Koenig & Bauer will once again be presenting new, tailor-made and future-oriented solutions at this year’s IFRA World Publishing Expo (WPE) in Berlin. On a 100m²-large exhibi-tion stand in hall 21a (No. E15), the market leader for medium and high-performance newspaper presses will present its broad product range from 9 to 11 October, as well as new service products for its own and third-party presses (through its subsidiary PHS) in the “Active Corner”. The need for press services has been rising continuously for years due to lower new press investments and the aging machine population. In addition to traditional Koenig & Bauer services such as retrofits, press relocations and upgrades, more and more customers are taking an interest in digital services. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-09 11:59
    Mortsel, Belgium, 08 October 2018 – At the IFRA World Publishing Expo 2018 (9-11 October, Berlin), Agfa Graphics will focus on how its Eco³ prepress solutions can make newspaper printers’ operations more economical, ecological and convenient. Key elements are the recently launched Avatar V-ZH printing plate, Attiro ZH clean-out unit and the latest version of the Arkitex Production workflow software. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-09 11:07
    Baden, Switzerland, October 9, 2018 – Gannett has placed major orders with ABB for press control retrofits and upgrades at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and North Jersey Media in Rockaway, New Jersey. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-09 09:55
    October 9, 2018 – The forward-looking merger between manroland web systems and Goss International enables global market presence, a broad product range, technological excellence, long-term comprehensive customer support, and e-business in the web-fed printing market. Time to have a closer look on the new company and its portfolio. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-05 15:05
    Stockholm, October 8th 2018 – The world’s first stitched broadsheet has now been produced. Installed at the former, the new stitcher from Tolerans makes it possible to stitch full size formats such as Broadsheet and Berliner products inside the press. This innovation creates opportunities for printers to enjoy new revenue streams, cost savings and production efficiency. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-05 07:38
    Kinna, October 4th, 2018 – In an effort to secure their role as a leading newspaper printer in Norway, Agderposten Trykk AS, based in Arendal, has contracted DCOS for a major automation upgrade of their Goss Magnum press, involving partial retrofit of the Goss Omnicon system and adding DCOS Closed-loop inspection system. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-02 12:36
    October 2, 2018 – With a joint reputation as leaders in web offset printing, the recently combined manroland Goss web systems, the merged company of manroland web systems and Goss International, will be exhibiting at World Publishing Expo (WPE) 2018, Hall 21a, Booth E.08 in Berlin from October 9 to 11, 2018. While there, the mission of manroland Goss to serve the market will be communicated to the industry, with the company’s promise to deliver even greater value to stakeholders, equipment owners, and global print markets. Read more ...

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