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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 Paper ENA.
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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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  • 2015-11-25 11:14
    Sussex, Wisconsin, USA, 24 November, 2015 – QuadTech, Inc. has announced a product discount initiative to support its valued customer base and incentivize new prospects to explore the benefits of QuadTech solutions. The company has announced that it will offer substantial discounts through the end of 2015 for select new press controls and upgrades from legacy press controls, along with installation and training. There is also an opportunity for QuadTech customers to realize significant savings on spare parts for current technology, and a limited supply (U.S. only) of parts for end-of-life legacy products. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-23 12:36
    18. November 2015 – Die INGEDE begrüßt die Initiative des BDE (Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser-, und Rohstoffwirtschaft e. V.), ein Qualitätssicherungskonzept für den Stoffstrom Altpapier erstellen zu lassen. Schon im Jahr 1998 haben die in der INGEDE zusammengeschlossenen Papierfabriken mit dem Ziel der Qualitätssicherung eine Methode zur Eingangskontrolle entwickelt, bei der vor allem Feuchtigkeit und Verschmutzung des Altpapiers ermittelt werden, zum Teil mit einfachen visuellen Methoden. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-20 09:31
    Oosterhout, 19. November 2015 – Grafmat usluge has been named as the new agent for Q.I. Press Controls and EAE. Since the past seven years, Grafmat usluge is working hard to expand their portfolio with leading companies in the graphic industry. At the moment they represent a range of companies present in the market in all of Europe and the world. QIPC – EAE choose this agent to actively represent and promote the sales of QIPC – EAE in Croatia and Slovenia. QIPC – EAE has complete confidence in Grafmat usluge. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-19 12:06
    19.11.2015 – ColorLogic hat ein großes Update für das Messdaten-Optimierungstool ColorAnt herausgebracht. Version 3.1 beinhaltet insgesamt über 50 neue Features und Fehlerkorrekturen. Damit ist ColorAnt 3.1 ein großes Update, das erfreulicherweise für ColorAnt 3 Nutzer kostenfrei ist. Das Update ist bei der Impressed GmbH in Hamburg erhältlich. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-19 11:17
    November 18, 2015 – manroland web systems has published a new whitepaper on color measurement technology for commercial- and newspaper printing and offers a free download. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-10 15:42
    Oosterhout, 10 November 2015 – Multimedia companies Jagran Prakashan and Lokmat Media have once again opted for Q.I. Press Controls. Both companies ordered mRC-3D cameras for different printing sites. The orders, which confirms the good relationship that already exists between Q.I. Press Controls and the two companies, signals a positive outcome for all three organisations. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-10 09:25
    Würzburg, 10.11.2015 – In the third quarter of 2015 the Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) achieved the turnaround in earnings announced with continued good order intake. After nine months EBT came to +€2.1m and the group posted a net profit of €2.4m. In the company’s current interim report the management board affirmed its outlook for 2015 again with annual group revenue of over €1bn expected and a planned EBT margin of up to 2%. At the end of September group order intake of €859.6m was up 28.5% and order backlog of €597.3m was up 36.6% year-on-year although the economic climate for the engineering industry has cooled in China and other key threshold countries. The group’s largest segment, sheetfed offset, was able to compensate for the somewhat slower business with China with more orders from other regions, especially the USA and Japan. Compared to 2014 all business divisions posted a double-digit rise in the volume of new orders. In spite of some postponed deliveries KBA was able to increase its quarterly revenue over the summer to €252.8m q-o-q. Nevertheless, at €679.7m revenue for the full nine months was 14.2% down on the prior-year figure and clearly proportionally behind the annual target. The especially high-revenue fourth quarter of 2015 will contribute more strongly to achieving the press manufacturer’s sales and earnings targets with greater earnings contributions and a higher margin product mix. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-09 11:53
    November 06, 2015 – Goss International today announced the appointment of Mohit Uberoi as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mohit joins Goss having previously served as President/Chief Executive Officer at B&W MEGTEC. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-05 11:46
    04.11.2015 – PIG© was born 1.5 years ago and it now has hundreds of regular users in over 30 countries who depend on it to get pulp & paper industry news alerts on their mobile phones and tablets. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-04 12:07
    04.11.2015 – Chinas most influential newspaper now invests again in a commercial press from manroland web systems to further strengthen their market position by investing more in new business fields. 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.

  • 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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