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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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  • 2017-02-16 14:32
    Oosterhout, 16 February 2017 – A welcome addition to the Q.I. Press Controls sales team since last November has been that of Harold Drinhuyzen. As such, the 54-year-old from nearby Breda returns to the company which had previously been his place of work from 2003 to 2009. Harold Drinhuyzen now has responsibility for the international sales of QIPC-EAE in the Mediterranean region, a number of African countries and Russia. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-16 13:32
    Hamburg, 15. Februar 2017 – Die Draabe Industrietechnik GmbH hat einen eigenen YouTube-Kanal gestartet. Leicht verständliche Kurzfilme erklären in wenigen Minuten alle Einsatzmöglichkeiten und Funktionsweisen der aktuellen Luftbefeuchtungstechnik in der Druck- und Verpackungsindustrie. Der Kanal ist unter erreichbar. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-15 12:41
    97.7 % of the population over the age of 15 reads the press in France. The ACPM, an association set up by the main players in the French journalism sector -publishers, ad agencies, distributors and mediators – has published a study providing data on press dissemination and consumption throughout 2016. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-13 15:57
    Watford, UK, 13. Februar 2017 – Kodak lädt Drucker und Branchenführer ein, an der diesjährigen Konferenz der Graphic Users Association (GUA) teilzunehmen, die vom 15. bis zum 18. März 2017 in Krakau, Polen, stattfindet. Die GUA-Konferenz mit Geoff Ramm, Schöpfer und Autor von Celebrity Service und OMG Marketing (Observational Marketing Greats), als Hauptredner wird die heißesten Branchentrends in den Blickpunkt rücken: Digital- und Verpackungsdruck. Ein zusätzlicher Schwerpunkt wird auf die Cloud und deren zahlreiche Möglichkeiten für Unternehmen gelegt. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-10 11:55
    (PresseBox) (Frankfurt, 07.02.2017) – The German printing and paper technology industry looks back on a generally satisfactory year 2016. The turnover of the total industry rose by 8 percent. “As expected, business of our member companies developed good after the strong level of incoming orders during the previous year,” said Dr. Markus Heering, Managing Director of the VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association, at today`s annual press conference of the Association in Frankfurt. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-08 15:17
    Berlin, 7. Februar 2017 – Zum dritten Mal in Folge steigen die Bruttowerbeausgaben für Print. Das zeigt die aktuelle Bilanz zum Bruttowerbemarkt des Marktforschungsun-ternehmens Nielsen. 2016 wurden rund 10,5 Milliarden Euro in Printwerbung investiert – ein Zuwachs von 2,6 Prozent gegenüber dem Vorjahr. Seit 2013 ist der Wert um fast 400 Millionen Euro gestiegen. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-08 14:17
    Sussex, Wisconsin, USA; 7 February 2017 – QuadTech today announced that Indian publishing house Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd, one of the leading media groups in India, has purchased a suite of QuadTech print quality control solutions: the ICON™ Integrated Platform, Register Guidance with MultiCam® and Ribbon Control with MultiCam®. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-07 15:22
    Siegburg, Deutschland, 06. Februar, 2017 – Siegwerk, einer der führenden Anbieter von Druckfarben für Verpackungsanwendungen und Etiketten, hat sein Engagement in Sachen Nachhaltigkeit auf ein neues Level gehoben. Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften ist seit den Anfängen des Familienunternehmens tief in die Unternehmenskultur verankert – ökologische, ökonomische sowie gesellschaftliche Folgen des eigenen Handelns werden hierbei stets im Blick gehalten. Nun hat der Druckfarbenhersteller seinen ersten Nachhaltigkeitsbericht in Anlehnung an den internationalen GRI-Standard veröffentlicht, womit er eine neue Basis zur Bewertung seines nachhaltigen Handelns schafft. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-07 12:45
    Austin, TX, February 6, 2017 – Y-Combinator backed OwnLocal announced today they have acquired Print2Web, a pioneering digital service provider for the newspaper industry. The acquisition fits into OwnLocal’s strategy to make localized digital marketing accessible to all businesses through traditional media outlets, such as newspapers. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-06 13:01
    03.02.2017 – U.S. media company Civitas Media has chosen QIPC – EAE Americas to modernise the press controls at its newspaper print shop in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. In the future, yet another new QIPC – EAE Americas customer will reap the benefits of innovative EAE control technology. Read more ...

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