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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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  • 2017-03-21 14:01
    Rochester, New York, March 27, 2017 – Kodak announced today that the Kodak Sonora UV Process Free Plate, the latest addition to the company’s process-free technology portfolio, is now available in many regions of the world. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-20 15:27
    Oosterhout, 17 March 2017 – Mediaprint, Austria’s biggest newspaper printing company, has placed large-scale orders with Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) and EAE Engineering Automation Electronics. QIPC and EAE will equip several Mediaprint presses with new automation and control systems aimed at maximising production efficiency, quality and reliability while cutting waste and costs. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-16 15:39
    Regensburg, 08.03.2017 – The German software publisher, OneVision Software, will shortly be launching a new release of its prepress workflow software Asura. With the launch of this new version, Asura Family 17.1, OneVision Software will offer its customers the option of expanding their prepress workflows with a trapping module. Two different trapping options have been developed for newspaper publishers as well as offset and digital printers that enable printing without unsightly white spaces. With PDF trapping, the Asura plugin PlugCOMMERCIAL-PRINTin is used to generate an additional layer to the original file, which allows the customer to validate the trapping result as needed and, if required, to make manual adjustments. With In-RIP Trapping, trapping takes place during halftone printing, which is performed using the Asura plugin PlugRASTER-HDin and is thus incorporated into the prepress workflow. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-16 14:53
    Hamburg, 16. März 2017 – Der Hamburger Luftbefeuchtungsspezialist Draabe zieht im Mai in ein neues Firmengebäude direkt an den Hamburger Flughafen. In dem 8.500 qm großen Neubau werden zunächst rund 130 Mitarbeiter arbeiten. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-15 15:14
    15.03.2017 – Nine months before the official ceremony to mark the 200th anniversary of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) in September 2017, the foundations were laid in January at the company’s Würzburg parent plant for a new digital and flexo-graphic press demo centre. On 14 March KBA Chairman Claus-Bolza-Schünemann and Christoph Müller, CEO of the subsidiaries KBA-Digital & Web Solutions AG & Co. KG and KBA-Flexotecnica S.p.A., who will rent the demo centre from the holding, laid the foundation stone of the new building. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-14 15:14
    Sassenberg, 14. März 2017 – Die technotrans AG hat das Geschäftsjahr 2016 mit großem Erfolg abgeschlossen: Der Konzern erzielte im Berichtszeitraum einen signifikanten Umsatzsprung von 23,6 Prozent auf 151,8 Mio. Euro. Beim Gewinn auf EBIT-Basis in Höhe von 9,7 Mio. Euro (plus 8,7 Prozent) erreichte das Unternehmen das beste Ergebnis seit neun Jahren. Damit erfüllte technotrans trotz der Sondereffekte, die durch die im Jahresverlauf getätigten Übernahmen entstanden waren, sämtliche Zielsetzungen. Die Dividende soll spürbar auf 0,55 Euro angehoben werden. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-14 14:03
    Düsseldorf, 14. März 2017 – Im Rahmen eines Workshops stellte Fujifilm am 14. Februar 2017 in seiner Europazentrale in Düsseldorf die neue Version 5 seines Elara-Workflows vor, die der Zeitungsproduktion bislang nicht gekannte Möglichkeiten bietet. Mehrere Teilnehmer aus diversen Zeitungshäusern in ganz Deutschland folgten der Einladung. Die Besucher zeigten sich sowohl von der Leistungsfähigkeit, der Flexibilität und der Offenheit als auch von der Bedienungsfreundlichkeit, der einfachen Konfigurierbarkeit und der Sicherheit des modularen Workflows beeindruckt. Via Internet-Verbindung wurde während des Workshops zu Demozwecken mehrfach live in die Produktion eines führenden holländischen Zeitungshauses geschaltet, das mit Elara drei Druckstandorte zentral steuert und jährlich etwa fünf Millionen Druckplatten produziert. In den Dialogen zwischen den Workshop-Teilnehmern und den Zeitungsexperten von Fujifilm wurde deutlich, dass die bisher verfügbaren Zeitungsworkflows viele Anforderungen der Verlage und Druckereien kaum in zufriedenstellender Weise abdecken. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-14 12:30
    Oosterhout, 14 March 2017 – La Charente Libre is the latest customer of Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). Based in Angoulême, France, the printing concern will soon be taking advantage of state-of-the-art measurement and control systems supplied by QIPC, the Dutch specialist for the printing industry. Twelve mRC-3D cameras for automatic colour register control are being installed on the company's Goss Community & DGM press. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-14 12:26
    14.07.2017 – The Evening Telegraph, Dundee’s best-selling paper, is celebrating its 140th birthday. Read more ...
  • 2017-03-13 12:44
    10.03.2017 – Waterless coldset offset printing offers many advantages in terms of print quality, start-up and production waste, economy and ecology. This is confirmed day in, day out by the 20 operating companies who use the KBA Cortina, with a total of 90 productive printing towers. 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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