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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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  • 2018-04-05 11:57
    Woodridge, Illinois, USA, March 27, 2018 – The sale of two 4-high towers completes the final phase of replacing a Solna D300 pressline at La Societe Cherbourgeoise d’Editions in Cherbourg France. Tensor began to replace the old Solna press with the first phase in 2009 a second phase in 2013 and now the final phase. The final configuration consisting of eight T400 towers and one H50 folder. The press is highly automated with shaftless drive, spray dampening, remote ink control including ink pre-setting and closed loop register control. Read more ...
  • 2018-03-22 22:39
    Würzburg, 22 March 2018 – Driven by strong revenue and earnings in the fourth quarter, Koenig & Bauer fully achieved or ex-ceeded its guidance for 2017. The printing press manufacturer’s consolidated figures show that with the increase in revenue, earnings and order intake achieved last year it is well on track towards achiev-ing its medium-term targets by 2021. Read more ...
  • 2018-03-19 18:20
    Members of the US printing, publishing and paper-producing industries, which employ more than 600,000 workers, are announcing the formation of Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP), a coalition to fight proposed countervailing duties (CVD) and anti-dumping duties (AD) on imports of Canadian uncoated groundwood papers including newsprint and other papers. Read more ...
  • 2018-03-19 14:54
    Dusseldorf, 19/03/2018 – Celebrating extraordinary growth in European markets in 2017, CRON-Europe today announces the appointment of Stefan Werner as its new Sales Director, EMEAR. Read more ...
  • 2018-03-19 13:57
    Würzburg, 14.03.2018 – Koenig & Bauer has been named among the winners of this year’s iF Design Award and can thus point proudly to a world-renowned seal of design excellence. At the grand award ceremony on 9 March 2018, the RotaJet web press picked up the coveted trophy in the discipline “Product design”. Read more ...
  • 2018-03-15 12:26
    Rochester, New York, 13. März 2018 – Drucker, Branchenanalysten, Medienvertreter und Influencer nahmen vom 28. Februar bis zum 1. März 2018 an der „Taking Print Further“-Veranstaltung in der Kodak Firmenzentrale teil. Bei dem zweitägigen Branchenforum standen neueste Kodak Technologieinnovationen im Blickpunkt, die beim Einsatz prozessfreier Platten, im Digitaldruck und im funktionalen Drucken neue Möglichkeiten eröffnen. Gleichzeitig gab es im Rahmen der Veranstaltung intensive Diskussionen zu den Trends, die Einfluss darauf haben, in welche Richtung sich das Drucken künftig entwickelt. Read more ...
  • 2018-03-13 11:32
    13.03.2018 – The technotrans Group is able to look back on an extremely successful financial year: the group increased its operating result (EBIT) for 2017 by 79.2 percent to EUR 17.4 million, thus exceeding its own forecast. This represents a margin of 8.5 percent, compared with 6.4 percent for the previous year. Revenue including the acquisitions of 2016 climbed by 35.1 percent to EUR 205.1 million. Organic growth amounted to 12 percent. technotrans is targeting further growth for the current financial year. It aims to increase revenue to EUR 300 million by 2020. Read more ...
  • 2018-03-12 14:07
    07.03.2018 – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Ferag are together refurbishing the mailrooms at the production site in Atlanta. This has involved the relocation of two MSD lines from Austin (Texas) to Atlanta (Georgia), some 1000 miles away. The beneficial outcome for the company: increased efficiency, quality, functionality and production reliability. Read more ...
  • 2018-03-12 12:35
    21.02.2018 – Ferag technology handles reliable bundling at Gramedia Printing in the Indonesian capital Jakarta to ensure on-time deliveries of Kompas, the country’s largest daily newspaper. Yet greater production reliability has resulted from the company switching to the PRA-Plus line control system. Read more ...
  • 2018-03-12 11:39
    08.02.2018 – Allgäuer Zeitungsverlag GmbH in Kempten (Germany) is the kind of company that operates with a very long term view. Any investment here is considered not only in light of its full working lifecycle, but also with an eye to what comes thereafter. It was against this backdrop that a new mailroom was commissioned in the autumn of 2017, combining used Ferag components dating from 1998 and 2011 with the latest technology from Hinwil. One aim of this complex project has been to “synchronize” the anticipated working lives of the press and finishing lines. Read more ...

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