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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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  • Join the World Printers Forum to influence and support the future development of newspaper production technology, organisation and business. Membership is free.
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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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  • 2015-05-28 11:22
    28.05.2015 - The printing plant belonging to media group Aschendorff in Münster, Germany, has been in operation for over 250 years. An important new chapter is set to begin there in spring 2016 with the production start-up of a Commander CL ordered recently from Koenig & Bauer (KBA). Read more ...
  • 2015-05-28 10:20
    Baden, Switzerland, May 26, 2015 – ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced a further success for its retrofit solution for Wifag reelstands. Druckzentrum Südwest GmbH in Villingen-Schwenningen in Southwestern Germany, which prints newspapers like the well-known Schwarzwälder Bote, has selected ABB to replace the obsolete WCON controls and drives on six of its reelstands. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-28 09:38
    Wake Forest, N.C., 27 May 2015 – Southern Lithoplate (SLP) has positioned itself as a true solutions provider to printing operations that are in a growth mode and seeking easy access to capital funding. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-22 11:26
    Würzburg, 21.05.2015 - At the Koenig & Bauer (KBA) AGM on 21 May Baldwin Knauf (75) and Reinhart Siewert (77) resigned their seats on the supervisory board at their own request, one year before the five-year term of office expires. Prior to this the AGM discharged the duties of both shareholder representatives for the previous business year. The former longstanding KBA CFO and CEO Reinhart Siewert has been deputy chairman for the past twelve years. Successful entrepreneur Baldwin Knauf, a managing partner for many years and currently deputy chairman of the shareholders’ committee at Knauf Gips KG in Iphofen, has been a member of the KBA supervisory board since June 2006. Supervisory board chairman Dr Martin Hoyos thanked these longstanding board members for their unflagging commitment to the success of the company. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-22 11:09
    Würzburg, 21.05.2015 - The agenda of the KBA 90th annual general meeting focused on the current status of the restructuring programme Fit@All, the shareholders’ decision regarding the proposed change to the group’s legal and management structure and personnel changes on the shareholder’s side to the supervisory board. This was in addition to the company’s figures for 2014 and the first quarter of 2015. The AGM at the Vogel Convention Center (VCC) in Würzburg was chaired by supervisory board chairman Dr Martin Hoyos. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-21 13:02
    Oosterhout, 21 May 2015 – Gidion Ambaum is the new Sales Executive for Q.I. Press Controls and EAE. He started working at Q.I. Press Controls' head office last month and from now on will take on responsibility for sales activities in Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-21 12:36
    20.05.2015 - manroland India has made a breakthrough by clinching an order for a Cromoman 4-1 newspaper press. The prestigious order comes from Namasthe Telangana – a registered Telugu language newspaper in India. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-20 10:54
    May 19th, 2015 – Grupo El Comercio, Peru has invested in a third Community press from Goss International to further improve distribution and increase circulation figures for the various newspapers owned by the group. El Comercio, Peru 21, Trome, Depor, Gestión, Ojo, Correo and El Bocón. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-19 13:21
    Viby J, Denmark, 19.05.2015 - Based on a growing demand from media companies currently ‘navigating without a compass’, a new group of industry experts has formed the Business Intelligence and Consulting company, visiolab. Read more ...
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    2015-05-19 09:14
    On 19 May 2015, Kasturi Balaji from the Indian publisher of “The Hindu” in Chennai (former Madras) and Chairman of the World Printers Forum, talked about the aim of the organisation. Read more ...

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    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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    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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