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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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  • 2018-06-08 10:19
    17.05.2018 – For years, Druck- und Pressehaus Naumann (Gelnhausen/Germany) has been using a single Ferag RollStream line to shift impressive volumes with reliable insertion even for the smallest unit quantities. For a second postpress processing project, the company based in the state of Hesse needed to deliver record-breaking performance even before commissioning. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-08 10:08
    St. Louis, MO, June 7, 2018 – Baldwin Technology Company is celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer by hosting a series of activities and events designed to honor and inspire both its workforce and its customers. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-07 11:30
    April 23, 2018 – ppi Media provides a new service to the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag and is undertaking production control tasks for the publishing house. The publisher with the highest circulation in Schleswig-Holstein will benefit from a new cost-efficient hotline that ideally complements ppi Media’s support service and guarantees expert knowledge in production control that is available outside core working hours. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-06 14:30
    Wake Forest, N.C., May 31, 2018 – Through close collaboration between two newspaper prepress industry leaders, Southern Lithoplate and CRON-ECRM have introduced two new platesetting devices that redefine and refine CtP technology for today and tomorrow. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-04 16:32
    Rochester, New York, May 29, 2018 – Kodak announced today it will increase the price of Kodak offset printing plates globally. Plate prices will increase up to 9%. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-23 13:31
    Waldbrunn, 22 May 2018 – Companies that need to secure goods for transport at multiple facilities around the world want to be able to do this under stable conditions with consistently high quality. That's why Mosca offers its customers a service network that is truly unique in the industry. The company provides everything from maintenance, repairs, installations and relocations, to training and Technical Expert Meetings focusing on the optimization potential of strapping machines. As of 2018, the same standards and norms apply to all 14 subsidiaries, ensuring consistent service quality around the globe. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-23 10:05
    Mortsel, Belgium, May 23, 2018 – Today, Agfa Graphics announced a global price increase program for its printing plates. Depending on the different contracts, markets and regions, substantial price increases of up to 10%, will be implemented immediately. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-22 14:15
    18.05.2018 – The technotrans Group will in future operate as a European stock corporation with the abbreviation SE (Societas Europaea). The Annual General Meeting today, Friday, passed the resolution to change the legal form by a large majority. The record number of shareholders attending also accepted the dividend proposal of EUR 0.88 cents per no par value share. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-16 14:10
    12.02.2018 – In January 2018, the ISSN international Centre launched its new Portal and its new Extranet at https://portal.issn.org. Librarians, editors, publishers, content providers, database managers, scholars, students can access free ISSN core data on the web and via content negotiation and make the most of the completeness of this comprehensive database to identify print and online serials and continuing resources published worldwide. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-16 10:08
    Pittsburgh, PA, 15.05.2018 – Printing Industries of America President & CEO Michael Makin released today the following statement regarding introduction of the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade (PRINT) Act of 2018 by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME): 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.
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    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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    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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