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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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  • WAN-IFRA publishes summary reports of important conferences. The reports summarise the content of presentations and panel discussions for attendees and those who were not able to attend. They also provide short biographies and photos of moderators and speakers. Please download the reports with the links at the end of the full article, share them with your colleagues and give us your feedback. We invite you to suggest interesting case studies and speakers for future conferences.
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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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  • 2017-09-26 09:51
    (UPM, Helsinki, 25 September 2017 at 10:30 EET) – UPM Specialty Papers has strengthened its digital presence by launching www.upmspecialtypapers.com. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-25 13:15
    September 20, 2017 – manroland’s service encompasses the entire range of service offerings of the company. That means comprehensive support, be it consultation on optimal spare and wear parts in original quality, training, classic repair service, upgrade and automation solutions or maintenance of the printing systems. All of that is now covered by the new comprehensive service contracts. Numerous African customers have already made the decision to invest. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-22 10:47
    Würzburg, 22.09.2017 – With almost 700 guests from all over the world, Koenig & Bauer celebrated its 200th anniversary in the Vogel Convention Center (VCC) on 21 September. Many of the participants took the opportunity to visit the parent plant in Würzburg. In addition to state-of-the-art production facilities and the new Demo Center for digital and flexo printing presses ‒ soon to be equipped with machines ‒ they experienced historical and current printing presses in production from the broad portfolio of the oldest printing press manufacturer. A circular motion press from the year 1868 printed an engraving of the company's birthplace, the monastery Oberzell, a Super Olof Intaglio III press printed a specimen banknote, the Genius 52UV from KBA-NotaSys printed a security document, the digital web press RotaJET L printed, among other things, a 2.2m long poster of the Würzburg-born basketball star Dirk Nowitzki, who plays in Dallas, USA, since many years. And the world's largest inkjet press, the HP T1100S, produced for HP by Koenig & Bauer, printed a 2.8 m wide topliner for corrugated board. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-19 11:50
    Rochester, NY, Monday, September 18, 2017 – Kodak announced that it will increase the price of all Kodak offset printing plates globally. Plate prices will increase up to 9%. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-18 12:00
    Regensburg / Melville, 18.09.2017 – Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced its partnership with OneVision Software AG, an international provider of innovative and cost-efficient software solutions for the printing, publishing, and media industry. As part of the collaboration, the two print industry mainstays are poised to redefine customer care through an innovative and unique approach to combining both hardware and software offerings. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-14 12:47
    13.09.2017 – Christian Nienhaus, 57, verantwortet als Geschäftsführer übergreifend alle Printangebote von Axel Springer in Deutschland inklusive Print-Vermarktung, -Vertrieb und Druckereien. Zum 1. Oktober 2017 stellt er den Verlagsbereich Print personell auf. Ziel ist es, durch ein fokussiertes Team, klare Verantwortlichkeiten und weniger strukturelle Komplexität Chancen noch besser zu nutzen. Im Vordergrund steht deshalb die markenübergreifende Zusammenarbeit der Kernfunktionen, die für ein schlagkräftiges Zeitungs- und Zeitschriftengeschäft notwendig sind. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-07 13:41
    Tokyo, September 5, 2017 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd. (MHI-PPM), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Hiroshima, has received an order for three sets of "Diamondspirit" newspaper offset presses from The Hokkaido Shimbun Press, a newspaper company headquartered in Sapporo. The new presses are to be installed successively at the main printing facility of the company's subsidiary Doshin Sogo Printing in Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido, between July 2018 and September 2019. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-07 12:41
    Durham, N.H., July 20, 2017 – The New York Times (NYT) has begun the major project of upgrading the controls on their Goss presses. The NYT have five Goss Colorliners and two Colorliner 85 presses in their College Point, NY facility. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-07 11:09
    (UPM, Helsinki, 7 September 2017 at 09.00 EET) – UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2017-2018 for the fifth time. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-06 13:57
    September 6, 2017 – We are Print. With a clear commitment for web offset printing and the entry to new business fields, manroland web systems constantly expands ist leading market position. This is proven by numerous major orders for new presses and numerous service contracts in the last two months but also by the new direction and strategy of the world market leader. Read more ...

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  • International Color Quality Club
    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.
  • WAN-IFRA Bar Code for paper reels
    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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