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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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  • Nuevo informe de WAN-IFRA sobre la estandarización de la impresión y lanzamiento
    2015-07-15 11:03
    La estandarización de la impresión basada en normas internacionales como la ISO 12647-3 ha aportado grandes resultados a escala mundial en el terreno de la impresión de periódicos. Junto con el desarrollo de la “impresión a todo color” basada en colores de proceso (CMYK), en sustitución del antiguo concepto de los colores simples en la producción de periódicos, en 1998 se introdujo la primera norma ISO sobre impresión de periódicos, una norma que fue mejorándose en los años posteriores. Read more ...
  • WAN-IFRA-Report „Druckstandardisierung“
    2015-07-15 10:55
    Heute veröffentlichte WAN-IFRA eine Pressemitteilung mit dem Titel „Neuer WAN-IFRA-Report zur Druckstandardisierung und neues ICC-Profil veröffentlicht“ in den Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch und Spanisch. Read more ...
  • ISO 12647-3:2013, Quality standard for newspaper production
    2015-07-15 09:39
    Today WAN-IFRA published a press release with the title “New WAN-IFRA Report on Print Standardization and new Generic Newspaper ICC Profile released” in English, Spanish and German language. Read more ...
  • Dario De Cian, General Manager at CSQ
    2015-07-10 16:10
    We are often asked about examples of newspapers being digitally printed around the world. One region to keep an eye on is northern Italy where the printing plant of Centro Stampa Quotidiani (CSQ) in the small city of Erbusco recently added two new foreign customers which want to have their daily titles printed and available for tourists and business people in the region. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-10 09:55
    Princeton, NJ (9th of July, 2015) – Kansas based newspaper ‘Great Bend Tribune’ recently chose ProImage’s cloud-based ECO ink optimization service for their daily print operation. A free trial – offered by ProImage to all interested newspaper printers – was the trigger for Great Bend Tribune’s Press Manager, James Audus to test if the software can help create a better looking paper for their customers. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-08 13:37
    08.07.2015 – „Progress, Innovation and Future“ – this guideline of WEISS-Druck seems to be the main reason for the trust in the groundbreaking technologies from manroland web systems since 1994. As well in the newspaper sector as in commercial printing, WEISS-Druck has evolved into one of the most modern printing companies in Germany – and still expands. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-08 10:49
    Würzburg, 07.07.2015 – Today German printing company Mundschenk Druck- und Vertriebsgesellschaft is faring as well as many other users in the print industry. From a mechanical point of view, the press in question meets the market’s demands in almost all respects, but its control system has been discontinued. Spare parts are becoming increasingly difficult to find and the press’ operational safety is at risk. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-06 15:25
    Ahrensburg, 15 June 2015 – EAE has enjoyed a long business relationship going back to the eighties with E. Holterdorf, a publisher in North-West Germany. This newspaper and media company, which resides in the small town of Oelde and prints the regional daily called Die Glocke, chose EAE Engineering Automation Electronics GmbH of Ahrensburg to carry out a comprehensive retrofit on its newspaper press. The press in question is a KBA Colora with two four-high towers, three reelstands and one folder which was commissioned in 1996. Since its installation the newspaper press has been equipped EAE control consoles and technology. In addition, since 2009, production planning and pre-settings on the newspaper web press have been managed by an EAE PRINT system. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-06 14:02
    Ringsted, 6 July 2015 – The Danish service provider GKS was founded in 1990 by Klaus Olsen and today it is the largest prepress service provider in Scandinavia and the UK with a high degree of equipment specialisation within offset and flexo prepress, processing, CtP and iCtP. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-06 13:16
    2 July 2015 – Coloured specks on the recycled paper: Just because the curing radiation can now be generated by energy-saving LEDs, instead of high-power mercury bulbs, some try to market UV printing processes to be environmentally friendly. However, the shiny appearances are deceptive: Prints with radiation-cured inks can considerably impair paper recycling because they can hardly be deinked.* 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.
  • WAN-IFRA Bar Code for paper reels
    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.

  • The best practice guide ‘Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics’ is a global reference for suppliers, transporters, converters and printers to improve their efficiency — whether sheetfed or web offset, gravure, flexo or digital. The book’s cover price is 250 € / $280, but a FREE e-book download is available.

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  • Newspaper Colour Profile Download
    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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