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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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  • 2017-01-26 16:28
    An excursion in summer 2016 led to Westphalian Münster, a German city of both historical and current economic and political importance. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-25 10:27
    The best-practice guide, “Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics”, has just been published and is available as the global reference for suppliers, transporters, converters and printers to improve their efficiency. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-24 14:32
    24.01.2017 – “Every morning, I fetch the newspaper from the letterbox and lay it on the breakfast table for my wife” – it was with those words that Reiner Haseloff, Prime Minister of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, initiated the official start-up of a new KBA Commander CL newspaper press at Halle-based Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, a member of the DuMont media group. “Long-term studies have shown that people view daily newspapers as the most credible of all media. They are seen as particularly discerning, competent, objective and critical,” he continued. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-23 17:11
    Ein Ausflug im Sommer 2016 führte ins westfälische Münster, eine Stadt sowohl von historischer als auch aktueller wirtschaftlicher und politischer Bedeutung. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-20 10:57
    Oosterhout, 19th January 2017 – EAE Engineering Automation Electronics GmbH of Ahrensburg is delighted to have secured a new retrofit order from Scandinavia: V-TAB, the number one Nordic printing group, will trust in EAE control technology when the newspaper press at its Landvetter plant in southern Sweden, not far from Gothenburg, is modernized over the next few months. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-19 13:08
    Xiamen, China, 18. Januar 2017 – Kodak kündigt die Erhöhung der Preise bestimmter digitaler Kodak Offsetdruckplatten auf dem chinesischen Markt zum 1. März 2017 an. Die Preiserhöhung wird zwischen 4 und 6 % betragen. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-18 11:36
    Hamburg, 16. Januar 2017 – Diese Fragen werden in einem aktuellen 16-seitigen Whitepaper beantwortet, den der Luftbefeuchtungsspezialist Draabe mit Unterstützung der Fogra veröffentlicht hat. Ausgehend von den häufigsten Problemen in der Druck- und Papierverarbeitung, zeigt die Broschüre wie standardisiertes Prozesswasser, optimale Luftfeuchte und Verdunstungskühle die Wirtschaftlichkeit verbessern können. Abgerundet werden die Inhalte durch anschauliche Praxisbeispiele aus dem Digital- und Offsetdruck. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-18 08:04
    17.01.2017 – WAN-IFRA is a proud initiator and member of this unique international cross-industry collaborative project that brings together expertise from across the entire paper supply chain from the mill, through transport, storage, handling and printing. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-17 13:37
    Regensburg/Prague, 17.01.2017 – The German software manufacturer OneVision appoints a new cooperation with Valido Pre-Press s.r.o. – one of the leading suppliers of complete solutions in the prepress and polygraphic industry in the Czech and Slovak Republic. OneVision customers will now be provided, additional to the existing service, with first level support in Czech and benefit from the far-reaching experience from the Czech Pre-Press expert Valido. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-13 09:48
    12.01.2017 – In the upcoming three years PrintHouseService GmbH (PHS) is to check, maintain and if necessary, replace the bearers and cylinder bearings on all 18 Colorman rotary presses at Axel Springer SE’s Ahrensburg, Berlin and Essen sites. Read more ...

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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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Nick Tjaardstra


2016-07-27 09:28


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Manfred Werfel


2017-03-22 15:15