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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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  • 2017-08-31 13:23
    31.08.2017 – At the IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin, everything will be about the topic of “efficient processing of inserts” at the Muller Martini booth F.05 in hall 21a from October 10 to 12. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-31 10:31
    Ahrensburg, 8 August 2017 – The Times of India, India’s largest English-language daily newspaper, has charged EAE Engineering Automation Electronics with the modernisation of a newspaper press at its printing centre in Sahibabad, just outside Delhi. This new retrofit project represents EAE’s biggest direct order to date from this country in South Asia. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-30 16:07
    Oosterhout, 30 August 2017 – Over the last year, India-based printing concern D B Corp Ltd. (Dainik Bhaskar), having dailies in 3 languages, has placed no fewer than five different orders with Q.I. Press Controls - Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE). Various printing presses in Aurangabad, Bhopal (two orders), Noida and Shivdaspura have been fitted out with systems from QIPC-EAE, the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment. “We’re delighted with the technical support from QIPC-EAE,” was the resounding verdict. “And we’re already looking forward to intensifying our partnership in the future.” Read more ...
  • 2017-08-29 12:44
    29.08.2017 – In diesem Jahr starten 94 junge Leute eine technische oder kaufmännische Ausbildung an den deutschen und österreichischen Standorten der Koenig & Bauer-Gruppe, vier mehr als im Vorjahr. Im Stammwerk Würzburg werden 36 und im Bogenoffsetwerk Radebeul 32 Nachwuchskräfte in Theorie und Praxis auf das Berufsleben vorbereitet. Bei den Tochtergesellschaften KBA-MetalPrint in Stuttgart, KBA-Metronic in Veitshöchheim, KBA-Kammann in Bad Oeynhausen, Albert-Frankenthal in Frankenthal/Pfalz und KBA-Mödling nahe Wien beginnen 26 Azubis eine Berufsausbildung. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-28 11:45
    Oosterhout, 25 August 2017 – Berlin is host once again to the annual IFRA World Publishing Expo (WPE), which takes place in the German capital from 10 to 12 October this year. The trade fair is the number one show for companies wishing to showcase their written and printed media products and services, both online and offline. Needless to say, Q.I. Press Controls - Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE) will have its own stand at the show. Amongst other things, the Dutch specialist in measurement and control systems for the printing industry will be demonstrating EAE’s Desk 7, with integrated controls for QIPC’s IDS-3D system. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-23 10:16
    22.08.2017 – At this year´s IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin Schur focuses on a topic that has always been and will always be important for modern companies – to become and remain economical. Schur Packaging Systems will present systems and tools that can support printing companies to optimize their production and avoid unnecessary costs. The solutions for this are as varied as the prerequisites and requirements. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-22 11:06
    July 18, 2017 – Since the last WAN IFRA conference Trelleborg has made significant strides in pushing forward the boundaries of offset blanket technology relating to newspaper production and at the forthcoming WAN IFRA 2017 the company says it will be speaking to customers about working even more closely with them in the future. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-16 12:23
    16th August 2017 – Harland Simon is delighted to welcome back former colleague Mark Hainsworth. Mark returns as Business Development Director and will focus on the diversification strategies that Harland Simon is currently pursuing. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-11 11:22
    11. August 2017 – NOZ Medien und die medien holding:nord gmbh (mh:n) investieren eine siebenstellige Summe in die Modernisierung und Erweiterung des Versandbereichs der A. Beig Druckerei und Verlag GmbH & Co. KG in Pinneberg. Mit dieser Investition wird der Standort für die Zukunft gestärkt, denn durch den Erwerb der neuen Ferag-Versandanlage können noch mehr Beilagen pro Minute verarbeitet werden. Außerdem wird die immer anspruchsvoller werdende Produktion dadurch stabiler sowie effizienter durchgeführt und eine kalkulierbare Herstellung sichergestellt. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-11 10:07
    August 11, 2017 – 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 2017 in Berlin. The focus will lie on ABB’s modular press retrofit solutions and its production management systems. Read more ...

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