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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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  • 2017-02-03 12:12
    Last autumn Hubert Pédurand invited me to visit the French digital newspaper printing plant “Digitaprint” in Avesnes-sur-Helpe. On 11 January 2017 we met in Paris and drove across the countryside to the small town, which is situated more than 200 km north of Paris and quite close to the Belgium border. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-03 11:41
    (PresseBox) (Frankfurt, 02.02.2017) – Krause-Biagosch GmbH is leading as regards Computer-to-Plate-(CTP)-technology for newspaper and commercial printing. André Nobbenhuis has been one of the managing directors of this long-established Bielefeld-based company for a few months now. In this interview, he explains where he sees development potentials for CTP technology, how he tackles diversification issues and why he believes that printing has a future. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-03 10:52
    Druckhaus Nürnberg GmbH & Co. KG prints the newspaper titles of Verlag Nürnberger Presse. Last year the print plant became a member of the WAN-IFRA Star Club after five consequtive succesful participations in the International Newspaper Color Quality Club (INCQC). Read more ...
  • 2017-02-02 15:21
    27.01.2017 – Within the scope of a major reinvestment, the biggest Austrian newspaper and magazine publisher Mediaprint GmbH & Co KG has increased its performance in plate logistics. NELA as a long standing partner convinced with its Just in Time concept. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-02 12:25
    02.02.2017 – The INGEDE Symposium 2017 will take place on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 from 9:30 to 17:15 at "Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft" in Munich, room "Europasaal". Read more ...
  • 2017-01-31 12:57
    31.01.2017 – This brand new, glossy magazine shines a spotlight on the thriving caravan and motorhome scene. Every issue features live-in road tests of all the latest models and reviews of parks throughout Scotland and the North of England by respected industry insiders – plus the latest news and what’s on guides. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-26 17:28
    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 11:27
    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 15:32
    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 18:11
    Ein Ausflug im Sommer 2016 führte ins westfälische Münster, eine Stadt sowohl von historischer als auch aktueller wirtschaftlicher und politischer Bedeutung. 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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  • 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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  • 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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