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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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  • Research & Material Testing centre offers variety of testing services on Newsprint and ink testing services, which includes printability properties of paper and ink. Ink testing includes properties like Ink requirement, Optimum ink film thickness range, Color deviation at different IFT, Transparency, Also offers technical training and workshops on various topics tailored for newspaper production and print industry. Its a unique training centre for for all your production related training to boost the skills of your employees and consult your process and improve the standards.
    To know the complete list of services from the Research & Material Testing Centre, download the attachment below.

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    06.11.2018 – technotrans SE seamlessly maintained its positive business performance in the first nine months of the current financial year. The company increased revenue by 4.7 percent to now EUR 162.7 million, with the growth markets serving as the main drivers of this development. Operating profit at EBIT level climbed six percent to EUR 13.6 million, and the corresponding margin edged up to 8.4 percent. With business developing according to plan, the Board of Management confirmed the earnings and revenue targets for the full year. Read more ...
  • 2018-11-06 20:29
    Die Freiburger Druck GmbH & Co KG darf sich wieder als „Zeitungsdrucker des Jahres“ bezeichnen. Damit zählt das Unternehmen, von dem unter anderem die Badische Zeitung gedruckt wird, zur Spitze der Branche. Read more ...
  • 2018-11-06 11:35
    November 6, 2018 – After the overwhelming success by the first Colorman e:line newspaper printing system, commissioned in 2014 under the name “Gipfelstürmer” (Summiteer), Weiss Druck now order the second identical machine of this type. The highly modern newspaper printing machine series e:line of manroland web systems successfully prevailed on a difficult market, for it provides immense benefits for users and is the answer for the modern, efficient and profitable newspaper printing – as proven by Weiss Druck. Read more ...
  • 2018-11-02 11:58
    Baden, Switzerland, November 01, 2018 – “Druckzentrum Neckar-Alb” has awarded ABB with an order for an extensive controls and drives retrofit for modernization of its Wifag OF470 newspaper presses. Read more ...
  • 2018-11-01 14:15
    Montréal, Nov. 1, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, of $117 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, compared to $24 million, or $0.26 per share, in the same period in 2017. Sales were $974 million in the quarter, an increase of $89 million from the year-ago period. Excluding special items, the company reported net income of $96 million, or $1.03 per share, compared to $31 million, or $0.34 per share, in the third quarter of 2017. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-31 13:54
    Regensburg, 31.10.2018 – The cost pressure on print service providers is increasing. Prices for paper and raw materials continue to rise, while end customers do not accept higher prices. To achieve a sustainable profitability it all comes down to only one single measure: increase the degree of automation throughout print production – from prepress and print data preparation to printing and finishing. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-31 12:55
    October 31, 2018 – manroland Goss web systems, the company recently established by the merger of manroland web systems and Goss International, proudly looks back at a successful World Publishing Expo 2018 (WPE) in Berlin: “We are pleased to announce a successful show, with many interesting and promising customer discussions. Our participation in WPE 2018 was a great success,” Alexander Wassermann, CEO of manroland Goss declared. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-29 12:51
    Oosterhout, 29th October 2018 – Kalptaru Offset, Natraj Print House, Saraswati Press, Hexagon Print & Pack and Sanat Printers are five new Indian partners with whom Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) will collaborate. The Dutch specialist in measuring and control equipment for the printing industry supplies Indian printers with various mRC-3D systems for colour register control. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-25 11:59
    Würzburg, 19.10.2018 – This year’s meeting was already the 14th time that users of the Cortina waterless newspaper press had come together to discuss technical innovations and the latest developments on the market. Under the overall aegis of Koenig & Bauer, the Cortina users gathered at the headquarters of ink manufacturer hubergroup in Munich. Read more ...
  • 2018-10-18 13:38
    16.10.2018 – With the motto: „Novel approaches and Ferag technology for more efficient mailroom processes“, the Swiss company Ferag welcomed its guests on a 132 sqm booth at the IFRA World Publishing Expo 2018, which took place from 9 to 11 October 2018 in Berlin. Customers and visitors from all over the world were introduced to topics such as " personalized inserting", new applications for the TapeFix module or the newly developed single-sheet-feeder. In addition, options for tailor-made retrofit packages and software updates were also discussed. Read more ...

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