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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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  • 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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  • 2017-05-05 11:30
    04.05.2017 – Amedia is Norway’s largest publisher of local media titles – with a daily audience of more than two million readers and users. For its printing activities in Norway Amedia Trykk og Distribusjon, one of Norway's biggest coldset newspaper printers, runs seven printing plants spread across the whole country – from Bodø in the far north to Larvik, 1200 kilometers southward. To synchronize and coordinate the overall production Amedia Trykk og Distribusjon are using MWM's cloud-based Production Planning tool (PPC). It supports in six of those printing plants the planning for around 65 titles. Read more ...
  • 2017-05-04 15:10
    04.05.2017 – Was im vorigen Jahrtausend begann, muss nicht von gestern sein. Den Beweis liefert die Hamburger Impressed GmbH, die seit April 1992 mit Fachkompetenz und Herz einen einmaligen Ruf bei ihren Kunden erworben hat. Read more ...
  • 2017-05-04 14:31
    Montréal, May 4, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported a net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, of $47 million, or $0.52 per share, compared to a net loss of $8 million, or $0.09 per share, in the same period in 2016. Sales were $872 million in the quarter, down $5 million, or 1%, from the first quarter of 2016. Excluding special items, the company reported a net loss of $30 million, or $0.33 per share, compared to a net loss, excluding special items, of $22 million, or $0.25 per share, in the first quarter of 2016. Read more ...
  • 2017-05-03 14:52
    Kochi, 3rd May, 2017 – Mathrubhumi stands tall in solidarity with journalists for press freedom on world free press day. Mathrubhumi, the Malayalam language daily from India has shown its solidarity with journalists on 3rd may, the world free press day. The newspaper with a daily circulation of about 1.5 million copies has black shaded the news columns in its front page. Read more ...
  • W. Kummer (Linotype), J. Warnock (Adobe) and S. Jobs (Apple), 1985 in New York
    2017-04-30 11:51
    Dr. Wolfgang Kummer was MD of Linotype in the years of change from hot metal to photo typesetting and from proprietary systems to “Desktop Publishing”. On 10 May 2017 he will celebrate his 90th birthday. Read more ...
  • 2017-04-28 10:07
    April 27, 2017 – The remaining of a huge number of employees that had already worked and dealt with newspaper and commercial presses for the former organization, has been one great guarantee for continuity and quality at the new market organization. Due to this, there neither was a long start-up period nor a loss of know-how. The market reaction on the foundation of the new manroland organization with its key competence in web offset printing and an improved service offering has been very positive. Read more ...
  • 2017-04-27 11:18
    Chicago, IL, 24th April 2017 – Arizona Republic, AZ, one of Gannett’s production facilities, has contracted with Harland Simon to upgrade the press control system on its Goss Universal 45 Press, due to the increased demand on their press and the lack of component availability for the existing Rockwell Automation control systems. Read more ...
  • 2017-04-26 12:28
    Soweto, 25.04.2017 – Südafrikas Bildungsministerin Angie Motshekga hat das Projekt "News for Kids" der Deutschen Presse-Agentur dpa gewürdigt. Die von der Agentur erarbeitete Kinderzeitung helfe, die Zukunftschancen südafrikanischer Kinder entscheidend zu verbessern. Gute Englischkenntnisse seien für die spätere Karriere der jungen Leute von größter Bedeutung, sagte Motshekga am Dienstag in Soweto im Südwesten von Johannesburg. Read more ...
  • 2017-04-24 14:17
    24.04.2017 – Enhanced features, fresh design and a high level of user friendliness – with a new KBA Webshop for spare parts, consumables and services, Koenig & Bauer (KBA) offers its customers many advantages through the constantly growing Internet sales channel. "Building on the experience of our already successful webshop, we have incorporated many ideas and tips from our customers in the new webshop", says Thomas Potzkai, Head of Service at the KBA-Digital & Web. Read more ...
  • 2017-04-18 14:17
    18.04.2017 – The 50th issue of KBA Report, the customer magazine of press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA), is now out – just a few months before the company celebrates the 200th anniversary of its founding on 9th August 2017. The 52-page magazine is packed with articles covering the most varied market segments and business philosophies of print companies around the world. The topics range from the increasingly popular LED UV technology, via double coating and inline foil application for the finishing of high-quality packaging in sheetfed offset, through to new investments in digital and newspaper printing. Current developments and new business ideas are also presented, for example an award-winning smartphone app which provides a mobile Rapida press console, and a webshop for individually designed bottles and glasses produced on a K1 digital printing machine from KBA-Kammann. 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.
  • International Color Quality Club
    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.
  • WAN-IFRA Bar Code for paper reels
    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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