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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2017-07-25 15:57
    July 25, 2017 – Alongside innovations and new products in the new machinery sector, the world’s market leader is also servicing the web offset printing sector with trail blazing solutions and a pioneering strategy for the entire printing sector. This is the future of the industry. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-25 15:54
    July 25, 2017 – "We are Print" – with a strong commitment for web offset printing and the entry to new business fields, manroland web systems strengthens its leading market position steadily. The company’s activities are based on high performing printing systems for commercial, newspaper and digital printing (systems) as well as on service solutions for retrofits (Solutions), original wear- and spare parts, the proven competence of the in-house service technicians regarding revisions, maintenance and commissioning (support) and a comfortable online shopping (Store). Read more ...
  • 2017-07-25 15:22
    ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced a further order for its successful reelstand retrofit concept. This time the order comes from Dallas Morning News, based in Plano, Texas. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-18 09:50
    18.07.2017 - Acabamentos Gráficos in the Portuguese city of Porto is entering the digital future with a Diamant MC 35. The Muller Martini bookline has played a defining role in the career of the company founder. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-18 09:40
    MONTRÉAL, July 17, 2017 - Resolute Forest Products Inc. expects to announce its second quarter financial results on August 3, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. (ET), and to hold a conference call to discuss the results at 9:00 a.m. (ET). Read more ...
  • 2017-07-17 12:00
    15. Juli 2017 – Sowohl die Qualitätssicherungssysteme als auch die Automatisierungslösungen von BST eltromat International sind weltweit für ihre hohe Qualität bekannt. Die Basis hierfür legt das Unternehmen mit seinem umfassenden integrierten Managementsystem, das eine ganzheitliche und kontinuierliche Optimierung aller Prozesse anstrebt. So soll die Marktführerschaft von BST eltromat in allen Produkt- und Service-Bereichen im Sinne seiner Kunden langfristig unterstützt werden, die damit Vorteile gegenüber ihren Wettbewerbern haben. Read more ...
  • From left: Prabhu Natrajan, Manfred Werfel
    2017-07-13 16:13
    The next round of the International Color Quality Club is approaching and will bring some important changes. Reason enough to inquire about our colleagues. World News Publishing Focus spoke with the new project manager of the Color Quality Club, Prabhu Natrajan, and WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO Manfred Werfel. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-13 10:52
    Helsinki, 13 July 2017 - UPM, the world's leading paper manufacturer, has launched a new innovation, UPM Impresse plus C, a pioneering SC paper custom-developed for coldset web offset printing. UPM Impresse plus C offers a smoother, glossier finish and a unique, magazine-quality result that sets new benchmarks in CSWO printing. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-13 10:34
    July 13, 2017 - manroland web systems redefines its service and takes the complete support and service range into consideration. WE ADD VALUE. This means holistic support – from consultation through to the right spare and wear parts in original quality, training, classical repair service and upgrade and automation solutions and on to maintenance and servicing of the printing systems, as well as offers and recommendations for once again improving the uptime and performance. All innovations in this category aim directly at reducing costs and increasing flexibility and productivity – always clearly focused on customer value, and not only for manroland web systems technology and product users. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-04 14:23
    Chicago, IL 4th July 2017 – McClatchy have selected Harland Simon to upgrade their press controls and upper level management information systems at their print production facility in Sacramento, CA. 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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