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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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  • 2017-04-18 11:06
    Wake Forest, N.C., April 14, 2017 – Southern Lithoplate, Inc. (SLP), has promoted Ted McGrew, a well-known veteran of the printing industry and one of its most respected print advocates, to Vice President Sales. Steven P. Mattingly, Senior Vice President of the American owned and operated company, made the announcement, Friday, April 14. Read more ...
  • 2017-04-12 10:58
    (UPM, Helsinki, 11 April 2017 at 16:30 EET) – UPM Paper ENA has a strong foothold all over Europe. Local presence and supply reliability of its improved newsprint offering will now be further strengthened by expanding regular production of the UPM Brite family to the UPM Steyrermühl mill in Austria. Read more ...
  • 2017-04-12 09:48
    12.04.2017 – Two further ProLiner newspaper inserting systems are set to replace three 25-year-old Biliners – Funke Druck GmbH is responding to its continuing growth in inserts by modernizing the mailroom at its printing center in the city of Erfurt in the German state of Thuringia. Read more ...
  • 2017-04-10 14:42
    Rochester, N.Y., April 7, 2017 – Today Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) announced Randy Vandagriff, who has played an integral role in the development of UltraStream and Kodak’s digital print business since 2004, will become President of the Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division effective May 1, 2017. Read more ...
  • 2017-04-10 14:29
    Rochester, N.Y., April 7, 2017 – Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) today announced it will retain its Prosper inkjet business. The decision was made following in-depth management review of business operations and multiple discussions with prospective buyers. Read more ...
  • 2017-04-10 13:45
    Siegburg, Deutschland, 07. April 2017 – Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, einer der weltweit führenden Lieferanten von Druckfarben für Verpackungsanwendungen, geht einen Schritt weiter bei seiner globalen Verpflichtung für Produktsicherheit. Die Einführung des neuen Ink Safety Portals und des Trans-parency Labels stehen für die Verpflichtung zur kompromisslosen, proaktiven Transparenz und zur ge-meinsamen Verantwortung entlang der Wertschöpfungskette sowie für die Herstellung und Vermarktung sicherer Druckfarben. Beide Initiativen, das Ink Safety Portal und das Transparency Label, sind auf einer Linie mit Siegwerks oberstem Ziel – der Unterstützung seiner Kunden, damit diese sichere und konforme Produkte drucken können. Read more ...
  • 2017-04-10 12:55
    Oosterhout, 7 April 2017 – A large order to refit and automate colour control on a 21-year-old newspaper press on “the other side of the world” is a special one for Q.I. Press Controls for two reasons. For one thing, it’s the classic scenario of the grand old press installed when print was king – and primarily to print a single flagship title – turned in a post-consolidation industry to produce a variety of publications with greater demands and shorter runs. And secondly, there’s a personal cachet for QIPC director Menno Jansen in delivering a much better system than the one in which – as it happens – he was involved before establishing the Netherlands-based company he now leads with Erik van Holten. Read more ...
  • 2017-04-04 14:04
    Wake Forest, N.C., 31.03.2017 – Southern Lithoplate, Inc. (SLP), one of the leading offset lithographic printing plate manufacturers serving printers in the US and worldwide, announced it has recently completed a significant expansion of production capacity at its North Carolina headquarters campus. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-28 12:49
    Nashua, NH USA, March 27th, 2017 – Presstek, LLC, the leading provider of eco-friendly printing solutions, today announces that Community Impact Printing, Texas’ fastest-growing news organization, has successfully installed a Certified Pre-Owned Presstek 75DI digital offset sheetfed press at their state-of-the-art printing and mailing facility in Pflugerville, Texas. The Presstek 75DI is being used to print high quality advertising inserts, direct mail and detached marketing labels for Community Impact’s portfolio of hyper-local newspapers. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-28 12:40
    Durham, N.H. March 27, 2017 – As part of its ongoing strategy to establish industry partnerships that deliver value-added solutions for its customers, Goss International today announced the acquisition of Graphic Automation Controls, Inc. (GAC) in an asset transaction. Read more ...

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    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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  • 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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