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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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  • 2018-07-24 10:39
    July 11, 2018 – The ravages of time take their toll, even on the electronics of a 12-year-old Colorman press at HT Media in New Delhi, one of the largest newspaper printers in India. A necessary investment in contemporary technology is the basic precondition required to ensure at least 7-10 more years of secure production, at a fraction of the costs of a new acquisition. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-23 15:17
    After the evaluation of the results of the International Color Quality Club 2018–2020 (ICQC) competition for newspapers and magazines, eligible new members are joining the WAN-IFRA Star Club of elite printers. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-23 12:59
    Chicago, IL, 17th July 2018 – Harland Simon has been contracted to complete an upgrade of two of the eight press drives on a Goss Colorliner press for Advance Local in Harrisburg, PA. This upgrade follows a project in 2017 where Harland Simon has already replaced one of the drives and will help Advance Local to maintain a reliable platform to fulfil their demanding print schedule. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-23 11:22
    Montréal, July 6, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) is pleased to announce that the United States Department of Commerce is formally revoking the countervailing duty order on supercalendered (SC) paper from Canada, retroactive to August 3, 2015. Collection of cash deposits on imports of SC paper from Canada will cease, and all cash deposits that have been collected from importers of record since August 3, 2015, will be returned with interest. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-06 20:45
    London, 6 July 2018 – News UK today announced a major subscription milestone with The Times and The Sunday Times reaching 500,000 subscribers at the end of June 2018. Digital subscribers have overtaken print subscribers for the first time, with digital-only subscriptions up 20 per cent year on year to 255,000, in the most successful year since the digital subscription model was launched in 2010. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-06 11:22
    5 July 2018 – Printers throughout France now have the opportunity to purchase industry-leading Vulcan, Rollin and Printec offset blankets, as well as a range of press chemicals, direct from Trelleborg’s printing solutions operation following the creation of an e-shop option for the French market. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-06 10:55
    (UPM, Helsinki, 6 July 2018, 10:00 EET) – UPM has today published the EMAS (EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) statements of its pulp and paper mills. The statements are more extensive than ever. Over the years, the company has reported on environmental impacts at its pulp and paper mills in Europe, China and Uruguay. Now the reports also provide a thorough analysis of the company's societal impact at a local level. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-05 14:01
    Lahr and River Falls, WI, 21st June 2018 – In June, Brueder Neumeister GmbH delivered its 2,000th VCP vision punch/bender, the machine is now being installed at the Irish News. This number is a landmark in a success story that began in the early 1980’s and made the family-owned company a world market leader. The technical principle is still used in today’s high-tech NELA machinery. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-05 13:33
    (UPM, Helsinki, 5 July 2018 at 10:00 EET) – UPM has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS), a chemical industry initiative that promotes and improves sustainability practises within its supply chains. By joining the initiative the member companies share a wide coverage of supplier data, such as audit reports and sustainability assessments performed by independent experts. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-28 14:27
    Mortsel, Belgium, June 28, 2018 – Agfa Graphics announces the release of InkTune and PressTune software to reduce the production costs. These intelligent tools are part of Agfa Graphics’ ECO³ offering and give print houses complete control over all printing elements, from ink use to compliance with ISO, G7 and client-specific standards, while reducing production costs. Real-time data insights into print quality drive these capabilities, independent of printing technology and press manufacturer. Read more ...

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  • 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.
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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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    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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