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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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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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  • 2017-08-10 13:22
    Berlin, 10. August 2017 – Die Internationale Organisation für Normung (ISO) hat PDF 2.0 als aktuellste Version der PDF-Spezifikation veröffentlicht. Der Standard mit der Nummer ISO 32000-2 beinhaltet zahlreiche neue Funktionen sowie Detailverbesserungen und Klarstellungen. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-10 12:43
    Rheine, Deutschland, 9. August 2017 – Die Printing Industries of America zeichnet vierzehn Technologien mit dem „2017 InterTech Technology Award“ aus. Diese Auszeichnung wird jährlich an einzigartige und innovative Technologien vergeben, welche die Performance der grafischen Kommunikationsindustrie vorantreiben. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-10 10:19
    Baden, Switzerland, August 10, 2017 – ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced the release of version 6 of its press management system, MPS Production, and the sale of the first system to Schibsted Media Group’s Bergens Tidende in Bergen, Norway. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-10 09:19
    August 10, 2017 – California’s Bay Area News Group, owned by Digital First Media, has chosen to upgrade their controls and electronics on the Colorliner press equipment installed in their production facility in Concord, California, to increase production flexibility and improve operational efficiency. Bay Area News Group – printing The Mercury News, East Bay Times, 29 community newspaper titles, and many more – saw the need to make their software and hardware controls components current, due to the need to print multiple daily and weekly newspaper titles. They have chosen manroland web systems as their high performing business partner for this. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-09 10:30
    09.08.2017 – After a good start to the year in which Koenig & Bauer celebrates its 200th anniversary, the group is able to report favourable business performance in the second quarter of 2017. “The successful trade shows Print China in Beijing, interpack in Düsseldorf and MetPack in Essen contributed to a substantial year-on-year increase in order intake in packaging solutions for cardboard, metal decorating, marking and coding and glass and hollow container printing. Despite this growth and the expansion of service business, the order intake of €601.9m was slightly down on the previous year’s figure of €618.8m, which had been spurred by major security press orders,” explained CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann. With group revenue dropping slightly to €538.9m compared with the previous year due to more deliveries in H2, the order backlog remained high at €620.5m. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-09 09:29
    München, 08.08.2017 (PresseBox) – Zum 1. August dieses Jahres hat die Fogra ihr neu errichtetes Gebäude bezogen. Dieser bedeutende Meilenstein, auf den das renommierte Institut der Druckindustrie als Bauherr lange hingearbeitet hat, wurde gleich zum Anlass für eine aktualisierte Namensgebung genommen. Der Verein heißt nunmehr „Fogra Forschungsinstitut für Medientechnologien e.V.“ Read more ...
  • 2017-08-04 10:05
    04.08.2017 – „Was die Jungs können, können die Mädels schon lange“, nach diesem Motto wollten elf Schülerinnen im Alter zwischen zwölf und 14 Jahren technische Berufe wie Mechatronikerin, Gießerei-, Industrie-, Konstruktions- und Zerspanungsmechanikerin bei Koenig & Bauer in Würzburg kennenlernen. Die Teilnehmerinnen konnten erste praktische Erfahrungen sammeln und erhielten einen Einblick in den Hightech-Druckmaschinenbau. Reinhard Munz, Leiter der Werkberufsschule bei Koenig & Bauer in Würzburg, sagte: „Technische Berufe haben sehr gute Zukunftsperspektiven – auch für Frauen und Mädchen. Mit unserer aktiven Teilnahme am ‚Mädchen für Technik Camp‘ machen wir den Schülerinnen Mut, diese Laufbahnen einzuschlagen. Wir freuen uns über das große Interesse, allerdings sind die Projektplätze begrenzt.“ Read more ...
  • 2017-08-03 12:40
    Montréal, Aug. 3, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported a net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, of $74 million, or $0.82 per share, compared to a net loss of $42 million, or $0.47 per share, in the same period in 2016. Sales were $858 million in the quarter, down $33 million, or 4%, from the second quarter of 2016. Excluding special items, the company reported a net loss of $3 million, or $0.03 per share, compared to net income, excluding special items, of $2 million, or $0.02 per share, in the second quarter of 2016. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-02 13:25
    Chicago, IL 1st August 2017 – The Desert Sun and Gannett Publishing Services (GPS) have selected Harland Simon to replace the KBA reel controls at their print production facility in Palms Springs, CA. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-01 10:21
    August 1, 2017 – manroland web systems more and more becomes the provider for overall solutions for all classical web offset users and the newly developed market segments of digital and packaging printing. Especially the service offerings are constantly developed and renewed. 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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  • 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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