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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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  • 2018-09-07 06:47
    With “Finishing 4.0: Advanced Inserting, Zoning and Workflow Optimization” as its motto, Muller Martini will show you how to use an optimized workflow with intelligent networking and our inserting system solutions to finish rising volumes of inserts economically and efficiently – and how to do so despite ever smaller zones. As a result, you can boost your position on the insert market. Read more ...
  • 2018-09-06 09:21
    Baden, Switzerland, September 6, 2018 – Three different ABB customers have recently ordered upgrades to systems essential for their production. Read more ...
  • 2018-09-04 11:49
    September 4, 2018 – Upgrades and retrofits from manroland Goss web systems increase production efficiency, quality and the availability of the press. The newspaper printer News Corp Australia also knows about it. At their printing site in Yandina, they have now opted for an upgrade with a gluing system from Planatol, a retrofit for the production of additional formats and an e-retrofit of the controls of the existing Uniset and Regioman presses. Read more ...
  • 2018-09-04 09:39
    Mortsel, Belgium, 04 September 2018 – Agfa Graphics announced today that it intends to acquire the prepress business of the privately-owned Spanish printing plate supplier Ipagsa Industrial S.L. The transaction excludes the printing plate manufacturing activities in Barcelona, Spain.The printing plate volumes to be acquired will be partly integrated in Agfa's global manufacturing network and partly procured from 3rd party suppliers. It is expected that in 2019, this acquisition will contribute up to 30 million Euro to Agfa Graphic’s top line with a double digit EBITDA. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-31 20:10
    Würzburg, 28.08.2018 – ColdsetInnovation Fulda has been printing two newspaper titles for a customer in China since the beginning of the year. The newspapers are produced for the Scandinavian region, the Benelux coun-tries and Germany. “Our Chinese partners are very demanding when it comes to newspaper quality. Our Commander satellite press’ register accuracy, extremely low fan-out and minimal makeready times tipped the scales in our favour,” says Siegfried Wahl, assistant vice-president and technical director at ColdsetInnovation Fulda. And, contrary to the general trend, the circulation of both news-papers (Berlin format) has increased by more than 10 percent this year. Siegfried Wahl: “Without our Commander this deal would not have come about. Our press operates flawlessly. We have been working successfully with Koenig & Bauer for decades and are very satisfied with the services they provide.” Read more ...
  • 2018-08-29 13:30
    22.08.2018 – Czech media group Mafra operates two printing plants. They were originally geared to printing the Republic’s leading newspapers but have long since developed into coldset print service providers offering a broad portfolio. Investment in a Ferag UniDrum in November 2017 tripled stitching capacity at the Prague location. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-28 13:11
    Centro Stampa, Switzerland, 16 August 2018 – Centro Stampa is the leading newspaper printing company in the southern part of Switzerland. Next to daily newspapers, the company also print weekly magazines. In February 2018, they added two Attiro VHS clean-out units to their existing Agfa CtP lines. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-20 13:25
    Baden, Switzerland, August 17, 2018 – ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, will be taking part once more at this year’s IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin. We will be exhibiting on stand E.06 together with ProImage, 3T Control Precision Systems and MakroSolutions. On the one stand you will find solutions across the whole newspaper production process. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-20 12:55
    20 August 2018 – Contiweb, a renowned specialist in state-of-the-art technologies for advanced drying and web-handling products for printing, today announces that it is officially operating as an independent company. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-20 10:26
    August 17, 2018 – manroland web systems and Goss International (“Goss”), both long-time web offset printing manufacturers and service providers, announce that they have completed the transaction to combine their businesses. The new company will operate under the brand name “manroland Goss web systems” and will be the strongest supplier to web printing companies worldwide. Read more ...

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