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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 Paper ENA.
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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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  • 2018-01-22 13:58
    Oosterhout, 22 January 2018 – As from this year, Q.I. Press Controls – Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE) is to be represented in Spain by Mecaprint S.L. Owned by Raúl Barredo Sabando, Mecaprint knows the Spanish and South American markets and QIPC-EAE products like no other. Both parties expect the collaboration to bring about a significant growth on the Spanish market. Read more ...
  • 2018-01-17 14:45
    Oosterhout, 17 January 2018 – Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) continues to thrive on the Indian print market. The Dutch specialist in measurement and control systems for the web offset market recently received five new orders from printing concerns in the Kolkata region of West Bengal: CDC Printers; Sristi Graphic (two separate orders); Darpan Conclave; and NAP Printers. A sixth order was placed by Bhiwandi-based Print Plus. “It is a promising sign that existing clients are satisfied with our products and services.” Read more ...
  • 2018-01-16 11:02
    Oosterhout, 10 January 2018 – Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC), the Dutch specialist in optical measurement and control systems for the printing industry, has found a new partner in the Iran-based printing concern of Arta Taraz Niavaran. Its owner, Babak Soukhakian is to represent QIPC and EAE in the up-and-coming Iranian market. Read more ...
  • 2018-01-09 12:33
    09.01.2018 – The challenges increase, not only for the deinkers among paper mills – it becomes more and more difficult to produce new graphic paper from paper for recycling at economically reasonable conditions. Rising prices for paper for recycling increase the costs, at the same time the availability of graphic paper is going down – people read less newspapers, the newspapers become thinner due to less advertising, and the paper collected for recycling contains more and more packaging. The municipalities sometimes take advantage of new legislation to discourage locally competing selective collectors who deliver especially preferred quality. Concerned about the quantity of their supplies it becomes more and more difficult for the paper mills to keep up their requirements for high quality. A helpful aspect is the increasing importance of ecolabels such as the Blue Angel or the EU Ecolabel for printed products, for which also the removability of printing inks has to be proven. Read more ...
  • 2017-12-22 10:21
    Montreal, Dec. 21, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced the closing of a transaction to acquire the 49 percent equity interest held by The New York Times Company in Donohue Malbaie Inc. for a cash purchase price in the amount of C$20 million. Resolute already owned 51 percent of the shares of Donohue Malbaie. Read more ...
  • 2017-12-19 15:25
    18th December 2017 – People’s Daily, the largest newspaper group in China, has completed a major press relocation of its Goss Universal 75 press to a new, state-of-the-art printing facility in Beijing. Read more ...
  • 2017-12-18 14:52
    Chicago, IL, 18th December 2017 – Harland Simon has recently completed an upgrade of a drive master PLC and three 1395 drives on a Goss Colorliner press in Davenport, IA; helping Lee Enterprise to provide a reliable platform to meet their increasingly demanding print schedule. Read more ...
  • 2017-12-15 12:24
    14.12.2017 – Prakash Web Offset Pvt Ltd is pleased to announce the successful commissioning of our new press Newslight 36 at three locations with one of India's leading media houses. The press are at Noida (Delhi NCR), Bhagalpur (Bihar) and Ganganagar (Rajasthan). All the three presses have a 24 page setup suitable to print at 36,000 copies per hour. Each Press consists of 6 Towers, 6 SG50 Auto Pasters. 36,000 speed Folder, Spray Dampening and Auto Ink Tracking Feature. Please visit the below link to view a video of the press in operation. Read more ...
  • 2017-12-11 12:10
    St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 8 December, 2017 – Baldwin Technology Company Inc. – a world leader in providing process automation solutions, consumables and services for the print, packaging, textile and corrugated industries – has acquired QuadTech, Inc., from its parent company, Quad/Graphics. With this acquisition, Baldwin adds all of QuadTech’s highly regarded technology and strategic locations across the Americas, Europe, China, Japan and India. Read more ...
  • 2017-12-06 15:03
    07.12.2017 – Readers aged 18–34 are spending nearly twice as much time with newspapers’ print editions than with their websites and apps, according to a new study from the universities of Oxford, London, and Munich. Read more ...

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    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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