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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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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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  • 2015-09-04 10:19
    Chicago, IL 1st September 2015 – Harland Simon is delighted to announce that they have been selected by The News Journal to replace the press control systems on its two Goss Headliner Offset (HO) with MetroColor Tower (MCT) presses with off-the-shelf locally available components. The contract includes replacement of the upper level management system, control consoles and proprietary on-unit controls. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-04 10:15
    Chicago, IL 25th Aug. 2015 – Harland Simon is pleased to announce that La Prensa, Panama, has contracted with them to replace the aging and obsolete press control system on its Goss Universal Press. Increased demand on their press and lack of component availability for the existing Rockwell Automation control systems, have led to La Prensa’s decision to replace their control system. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-04 09:59
    31.08.2015 – Seit 24. August bildet die Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) zwei Asylbewerber pakistanischer Herkunft im Werk Radebeul bei Dresden zu Mechatronikern aus. Dreieinhalb Jahre wird ihre Berufsausbildung dauern. Nach den negativen Schlagzeilen aus einigen sächsischen Städten will der Druckmaschinenhersteller, der rund 85 Prozent seiner Produkte ins Ausland exportiert und dessen Techniker in anderen Ländern stets willkommen sind, einen konkreten Beitrag zur Verbesserung der Situation von Flüchtlingen leisten und aktiv zu ihrer Integration beitragen. Ralf Sammeck, Mitglied der Konzernleitung von KBA und Geschäftsführer von KBA-Sheetfed Solutions: „Es ist für unser international tätiges Unternehmen in der derzeitigen Situation Pflicht, ein Zeichen für eine bessere Willkommenskultur zu setzen.“ KBA ist damit das erste Unternehmen innerhalb des Unternehmensverbandes der Metall- und Elektroindustrie Sachsen (Sachsenmetall) und eines der wenigen in Deutschland, das Asylbewerbern eine Ausbildungsmöglichkeit anbietet. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-04 09:47
    02.09.2015 – The manroland web systems GmbH in Augsburg again bets on in-house apprenticeships. On September 1, 2015, 14 young and motivated rookies at five different training jobs started into the training year 2015/2016. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-02 13:04
    02.09.2015 – Given the drastic contraction of the world market for new web press installations over the past years, there is no great meaning behind the market share figures which some manufacturers currently feature prominently in their marketing statements, especially where they relate to a limited period of just a few months or even a single year. In times of extreme reluctance to invest, one or two press orders are often already sufficient to secure a misleadingly larger share of the cake. Such snapshots generally say little about a manufacturer's longer-term technological standing on the market. A much more revealing indicator is the number of new presses delivered over a span of several years. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-01 14:37
    Oosterhout, 1st September 2015 – Update: Q.I. Press Controls received an expansion order from Baghdad, Iraq. The Iraqi Media Network (IMN) ordered four mRC+ colour register camera’s with ink mist shields. The colour register system will be installed on IMN’s KBA Comet printing press on two additional towers. This is the second order placed by the group and is an expansion of the already present Q.I. Press Controls’ system. IMN is a news and entertainment group funded by the government of USA that transmits the value of transparency. The printing division of the group publishes the Al-Sabah (‘morning’) newspaper and several magazines. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-01 12:34
    (UPM, Helsinki, 1 September 2015) – UPM’s journey at the stock market started one hundred years ago. UPM's predecessor companies Aktiebolaget Walkiakoski and Kymmene Ab were listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange in August-September 1915. The listing is a significant example of Finnish industrialisation and economic growth as the First World War created a boom for the Finnish industry. Forest industry companies wanted to grow quickly and get additional funding for investments. Many significant Finnish forest industry companies such as Kymi, United Paper Mills, Kaukas, Kajaani, Schauman, Rosenlew, Raf. Haarla and Rauma-Repola have been merged into the UPM Group along the years. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-01 09:06
    01.09.2015 – Germans make up the United States’ biggest ethnic group: around 50 million people indicated German ancestry in the country’s last census – 6 million more than in the last study. The increase has not resulted, however, from increased immigration. Long established German-Americans have simply made themselves more aware of family history. A ranking of ethnic groups in America shows the importance of Germans in the population’s ethnic makeup: Read more ...
  • 2015-08-27 12:19
    Oosterhout, 26 August 2015 – Centro Stampa Quotidiani, based in Erbusco, Italy, has once again opted to buy a Q.I. Press Controls system. Previously, the organisation placed orders for IRS and IDS on two of its printing lines. This time, IDS-3D is being installed on its presses. The results obtained with previous systems and the company's positive experience working with Q.I. Press Controls were decisive in clinching the third order. Read more ...
  • 2015-08-27 10:49
    Kinna, August 27, 2015 – 2.1 million Norwegians get their daily news via Amedia's newspaper and online magazines. This represents over 40% of the country's inhabitants, and gives a clear signal of the Group's position as the leading publisher of local media in Norway. They tap in to this range of readers with a network of 66 newspaper titles published from Honningsvåg in the north to Tvedestrand in the south, between these towns is a breathtaking 1400 km. 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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    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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