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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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  • 2018-07-31 11:02
    14.06.2018 – Fairfax Media has opened up a wealth of opportunities for its New Zealand printing plants by restructuring production within the Group. First the Wellington plant was converted and expanded, and now Christchurch Print Centre (CPC) on South Island has followed suit. For Ferag, this challenging task was yet another opportunity to demonstrate how numerous technologies from various sources can be optimally combined while giving due consideration for ongoing production. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-31 10:00
    30.07.2018 – Swiss company Ferag continues to launch new as well as enhanced technologies that offer innovative newspaper publishers and printers improved revenue opportunities, cost reductions, or both. At the IFRA World Publishing Expo 2018, set to take place at Messe Berlin from 9 to 11 October 2018, one Ferag focus will be “personalized inserting”. On show will be new applications for the TapeFix module and a newly developed single sheet feeder. Tailor-made retrofit packages for Ferag systems will also be under the spotlight in Hall 21a, Stand E.02. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-24 10:41
    Oosterhout, July 2018 – In 2014, printers Druckhaus Ulm-Oberschwaben (DUO) completed a comprehensive renewal programme, having invested in four Colorman autoprints from manroland. The very next year saw the start of the search for a reliable and innovative solution for colour density control, which DUO has now found in the shape of the IDS-3D system from Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). Read more ...
  • 2018-07-24 10:15
    Oosterhout, July 2018 – The Estonian-based printing concern Printall AS is set to intensify its collaboration with Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC), the Dutch specialist in measurement and control systems for the printing industry. The Koenig & Bauer Compacta heatset printing press in its Tallinn plant is to be equipped with a new automation system supplied by QIPC. “This new system from QIPC will be quicker and more reliable than our current automation system.” Read more ...
  • 2018-07-24 09:39
    July 11, 2018 – The ravages of time take their toll, even on the electronics of a 12-year-old Colorman press at HT Media in New Delhi, one of the largest newspaper printers in India. A necessary investment in contemporary technology is the basic precondition required to ensure at least 7-10 more years of secure production, at a fraction of the costs of a new acquisition. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-23 14:17
    After the evaluation of the results of the International Color Quality Club 2018–2020 (ICQC) competition for newspapers and magazines, eligible new members are joining the WAN-IFRA Star Club of elite printers. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-23 11:59
    Chicago, IL, 17th July 2018 – Harland Simon has been contracted to complete an upgrade of two of the eight press drives on a Goss Colorliner press for Advance Local in Harrisburg, PA. This upgrade follows a project in 2017 where Harland Simon has already replaced one of the drives and will help Advance Local to maintain a reliable platform to fulfil their demanding print schedule. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-23 10:22
    Montréal, July 6, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) is pleased to announce that the United States Department of Commerce is formally revoking the countervailing duty order on supercalendered (SC) paper from Canada, retroactive to August 3, 2015. Collection of cash deposits on imports of SC paper from Canada will cease, and all cash deposits that have been collected from importers of record since August 3, 2015, will be returned with interest. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-06 19:45
    London, 6 July 2018 – News UK today announced a major subscription milestone with The Times and The Sunday Times reaching 500,000 subscribers at the end of June 2018. Digital subscribers have overtaken print subscribers for the first time, with digital-only subscriptions up 20 per cent year on year to 255,000, in the most successful year since the digital subscription model was launched in 2010. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-06 10:22
    5 July 2018 – Printers throughout France now have the opportunity to purchase industry-leading Vulcan, Rollin and Printec offset blankets, as well as a range of press chemicals, direct from Trelleborg’s printing solutions operation following the creation of an e-shop option for the French market. Read more ...

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