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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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  • 2016-01-25 11:01
    22.01.2016 – The INGEDE Symposium 2016 will take place on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 from 9:30 to 17:00 at "Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft" in Munich, room "Europasaal". Read more ...
  • 2016-01-21 14:12
    (UPM, Helsinki, 21 January 2016 at 14:00 EET) – UPM has been ranked on the 25th place in the list of 100 most sustainable corporations by Corporate Knights, the Canadian-based media and research company. UPM is the only company in the Paper and Forest Products category. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-20 14:10
    Princeton, NJ (19th of January, 2016) – ProImage announces two new successful implementations of their already widely used SaaS ink optimization software OnColor ECO at two newspaper printers. The Newport Daily News/Newport Life Magazine, RI and the Manteca Bulletin, CA both recently installed the software and state immediate ink savings and print quality improvement. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-20 13:03
    (UPM, Helsinki, 19 January 2016 at 15:00 EET) – UPM has accepted a special invitation to join the United Nations Global Compact LEAD as of 1 January 2016. UPM is the first forest industry company and also the first Finnish company ever to receive such an invitation. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-18 15:07
    Oosterhout, 18 January 2016 – As from today, the products of German-based company Intro International become part of Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). QIPC, developer and supplier of measurement & control systems for web offset printing presses, has acquired the assets and the intellectual property of Intro International as part of a so-called asset deal. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-15 12:32
    Chicago, IL, 15 January 2016 – Following their successful press control and drive upgrades in 2009 and 2012, Harland Simon has once again been selected by The StarPhoenix, this time to replace their obsolete on-unit quality controls. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-11 16:10
    January 11th, 2016 – Goss International has recently appointed Alles International as its agent for South Korea with a view to gaining advantage from the company’s established presence in the market as well as its expertise across a broad range of print disciplines. Alles International will be responsible for the sales, installation, parts and servicing of Goss’ web offset systems and ancillaries for commercial printing, newspaper publishing and packaging print production. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-06 11:30
    Baden, Switzerland, January 6, 2016 – ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced a change in its management. Damian Staedeli has been appointed Head of ABB Printing with effect from January 1 of this year. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-06 10:27
    Hinwil, 23rd of December 2015 – Malaysian company Star Media Group Berhad (formerly known as Star Publications (M) Berhad) (“Star Media Group”) has ordered new mailroom technology from Ferag. The media group is equipping two printing centres with four inserting lines, MultiStack compensating stackers and bundle evacuation technology. Star Media Group is placing its trust in Ferag and the development opportunities that come with Ferag mailroom technology. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-04 15:23
    Carneys Point, New Jersey, 04.01.2016 – Scott Brown, a 30-year veteran of printing press sales, has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Sales for the Western Region of RM Machinery Inc. (RMM), enabling RMM to more effectively serve existing and prospective customers. Read more ...

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