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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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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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  • 2017-10-10 13:18
    10.10.2017 – At the IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin in mid-October, just a few days after the company's 200th anniversary celebrations, Koenig & Bauer made its first major public appearance in its newly launched corporate design and with the new slogan “we’re on it”. The diverse presentations and discussions at the exhibition booth of the group business units responsible for the newspaper market – KBA-Digital & Web Solutions and PrintHouseService (PHS) – drew attention to the generally reduced number of new press projects, and above all to service-related topics. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-10 12:03
    (UPM, Helsinki, 10 October 2017 at 13:30 EET) – UPM Paper ENA is pleased to attend IFRA World Publishing Expo 2017 this week. The annual three-day must-attend event brings together newspaper publishers, printers and news media executives, this year at Messe Berlin in Germany. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-10 10:20
    Baden, Switzerland, October 10, 2017 – ABB Printing, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, based in Baden, Switzerland, 3TControl Precision Systems, the Spanish supplier of density control and print automation systems, and European publisher HKMB, which operates 10 newspaper printing plants across Germany and Poland, have entered into a cooperation making 3TControl the global preferred supplier of press register and ink density control systems to ABB Printing. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-06 10:06
    Kinna, October 5th, 2017 – With three production sites and six presses, Bold Printing is one of the largest printing groups in the Nordic region. With strategic locations around southern Sweden (Stockholm, Malmö and Borås) Bold prints some 40 newspapers titles and around 700 million copies per year. Bold Printing was founded in 1998 and is owned by the Bonnier Group. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-05 10:53
    Baden, Switzerland, October 4, 2017 – ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced a further order for its modular press retrofit solutions, this time from Nordjyske Medier A/S in Aalborg, Denmark. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-04 13:39
    Stockholm, October 4th 2017 – The first Tolerans Flowliner Quarterfold has been in use at Herenco Press in Jönköping, Sweden, since March 2017. It is integrated into a KBA KF 80 folder with an attached KBA quarterfolder. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-04 13:08
    29.09.2017 – We are Print – With a clear commitment for web offset printing and the entry to new business fields, manroland web systems expands its leading market position. This is also proven by numerous major orders for new presses and numerous service contracts within the last months but also by a new strategy of the world market leader. For the newspaper printing sector, manroland offers a number of innovations as well. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-04 12:30
    29.09.2017 – Just a few days after its 200-year anniversary celebrations, which Koenig & Bauer AG took as a worthy occasion on which to relaunch the Koenig & Bauer brand, the business unit KBA-Digital & Web Solutions will be making its first market appearance under the new corporate design at the forthcoming IFRA World Publishing Expo (WPE) in Berlin. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-27 13:52
    Würzburg, 27.09.2017 – The festive week for the 200th anniversary of Koenig & Bauer AG in Würzburg drew to a close with more than 13,000 visitors at the Open Day on 23 September. 650 guests from all over the world attended the official ceremony in the Vogel Convention Center (VCC), with the former Federal President Horst Köhler as main speaker and short presentations by three CEOs of renowned printing companies. Many customers and business partners visited the spruced-up main factory in Würzburg and experienced historical and modern printing presses in action. The week of celebrations had begun with an international press conference at which the company, which has successfully adapted to a changing print market, presented its ambitious goals and strategies for the future, as well as its new market appearance. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-26 10:17
    21.09.2017 – When it was time for The New York Times to expand the palletizing area at their printing plant in New York, it was a natural step to send a request to the Swedish manufacturer Schur Packaging Systems AB. After six Winrob III palletizers from Schur have already been successfully in operation for more than ten years and The New York Times has now decided to invest in two additional Winrob III systems. Read more ...

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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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