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  • The World Printers Forum Board consists of 18 members, half of them representing publishing and printing companies, the other half representing materials and equipment suppliers. New Board members have been added early 2018. The recent meeting of the new Board was on 27 March 2018 at UPM in Helsinki, Finland, on kind invitation of Anu Ahola, Senior Vice President, News & Retail, UPM Communication Papers.
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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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  • 2018-06-26 11:47
    June 26, 2018 – manroland web systems has been occupied with analysing and testing the benefits of alternative production methods, for quite some time. Results show that there is no getting around the topic of additive manufacturing processes. The Fused Filament Fabrication process (FFF) for plastic parts has been around since about 1990. In the meantime there are industrially mature approaches, which aim to exploit this process for metal parts also. This means that there is an opportunity to possibly facilitate easier procurement of spare and wear parts, which is a step that would bring massive benefits to customers. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-25 15:15
    Baden, Switzerland, June 26, 2018 – ABB has announced a further order from Druckzentrum Südwest GmbH, located in Villingen-Schwenningen in the Black Forest region of Southwestern Germany, for modular retrofits on its Wifag OF370 press. Druckzentrum Südwest prints newspapers like the well-known Schwarzwälder Bote. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-25 12:24
    Jagati Publications Ltd, an Indian language newspaper publisher headquartered in Hyderabad, has registered all their 22 printing centres and bagged membership for all their printing plants in this edition of International Color Quality Club contest. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-24 11:37
    WAN-IFRA announces today the winners of the International Color Quality Club 2018–2020 contest (ICQC) . 67 publications, newspaper and magazines, produced by 54 publishing and printing companies in 20 countries have achieved membership in the ICQC for two years. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-19 13:40
    Kiel, June 15, 2018 – Once again, international representatives of the publishing industry met at ppi Media’s Open Days to discuss current trends in the publishing industry. This year’s event was characterized by a range of dedicated presentations dealing with the topic of digitization and exploring what established publishing companies can learn from start-ups. This year’s ppi Open Days took place at the Atlantic Hotel in Kiel on June 4-5, 2018. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-19 11:34
    Giesbeek, The Netherlands, June 19th, 2018 – Malayala Manorama have implemented Elpical Claro for powering their automated image toning after significant business growth meant their legacy system couldn’t handle the expanded business operations. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-15 11:24
    Sassenberg, June 15, 2018 – Peter Hirsch is to join the Board of Management of the future technotrans SE. The Supervisory Board passed a resolution to that effect on June 5, 2018. The appointment is with effect from July 1, 2018, but at the earliest from the effective date of the modifying conversion by entry of technotrans SE on the Commercial Register. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-14 11:29
    Berlin, 14. Juni 2018 – Den Daten des Statistischen Bundesamtes zufolge sind die Preise für die in Deutschland hergestellten grafischen Papiere und Pappen seit Oktober 2017 stark gestiegen. Seit Jahresbeginn 2018 verzeichnen sie Zuwächse von über 5 %. Auch die Herstellerpreise für Zeitungsdruckpapier nehmen zu – im April 2018 um 6,3 % gegenüber dem Vorjahresmonat. Gleichzeitig wachsen die Importpreise für Papier: nach jüngsten Zahlen vom März 2018 beim Zeitungsdruckpapier um 10,6 % und bei anderen grafischen Papieren um 6,3 %. Zusammen mit ähnlich groß ausfallenden Preisanpassungen des Papiergroßhandels ergeben sich damit Preissteigerungen in Höhe von 15 %. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-11 12:33
    Arlington, Va., 06.08.2018 – Rep. Kristi Noem, R-SD and Charlie Crist (D-FL) yesterday introduced legislation to suspend tariffs on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper which includes newsprint used by newspapers, book publishers, printers and direct mail companies. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-08 11:51
    June 8, 2018 – manroland web systems once more proves to be the best remaining provider for printing equipment. With selling two Cromoman presses and a Rotoman HiPrint commercial system to Africa, the market leading position of the manufacturer and service partner from Augsburg is emphasized. Read more ...

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  • Since 2005, WAN-IFRA has certified several newspaper printing plants based on ISO 12647-3. Use the certification to improve production workflows, quality level, staff know-how, and market position.
  • 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.

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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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