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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 Communication Papers.
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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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  • 2018-05-15 14:00
    Rochester, NY, Monday, May 14, 2018 – Kodak announced today it is creating a volunteer printer network that will produce thousands of children’s books and school supplies in 2018 to benefit some of the world’s most disadvantaged populations, using sustainable Kodak printing products, such as Kodak Sonara Process Free Plates. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-09 15:50
    Würzburg, 9 May 2018 – In addition to a presentation by president and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann outlining the company’s performance in 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, details of the growth strategy being pursued and medium-term earnings targets of printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer AG played a key role at the company’s 93rd annual general meeting, which was presided over by supervisory board chairman Dr Martin Hoyos. In the absence of any material deterioration in global economic and political condi-tions for the international business, the management board expects to achieve organic growth of around 4% in group revenue and an EBIT margin of around 7% in 2018. With its targets for the current financial year Koenig & Bauer is on track to achieving its EBIT margin target of 9% and an organic revenue growth rate of around 4% p.a. by 2021. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-09 12:56
    08.05.2018 – technotrans maintains its successful course in the new financial year: in the first quarter of 2018, the company increased its operating profit (EBT) by 4.8 percent to EUR 4.5 million. The corresponding margin improved to 8.4 percent (previous year: 8.2 percent). The company achieved revenue growth of 2.5 percent to EUR 54.1 million. The Board of Management therefore considers technotrans to be well placed to achieve its annual targets. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-07 13:06
    03.05.2018 – Star Media Group, Malaysia's leading media company, is a very forward-looking enterprise. With its latest investment in Ferag technology for the mailroom, Star Media is keeping plenty of options open for the future. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-07 12:29
    04.05.2018 – Prakash Web Offset Pvt Ltd is elated to announce the latest order of the 4th line to be installed at their upcoming press location. Three lines of the Newslight 36 press are already operational with the group at different locations. All the presses are consisting of 6 Towers and 6 Auto Reel Changers and also have full automation features such as spray dampening, Auto color register systems. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-04 11:38
    16.04.2018 – Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung and Ferag specialists have together modernized the mailroom at the Heidelberg production site. Existing technology was replaced last year, with production continuing alongside. As a first-time Ferag customer, the company can now look ahead to much-improved flexibility in responding to customer wishes, and efficient processing for many different types of insert. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-04 11:03
    05.04.2018 – Koninklijke BDU group based in Barneveld (the Netherlands) is one of the country’s most successful producers of local newspapers, with acquisitions and contract orders driving strong portfolio growth over the past couple of years. New Ferag technology in the mailroom is processing the growth in volume smoothly and efficiently. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-04 10:43
    22.03.2018 – Media company The Printers (Mysore) Pvt. Ltd. publishes the Prajavani daily newspaper in Bangalore, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, as well as the Deccan Herald, one of the largest English-language daily newspapers on the subcontinent. Following positive experiences accumulated over the past 19 years, the company’s new mailroom technology was again implemented in partnership with Ferag. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-04 09:44
    Princeton, NJ (03 of May 2018) – ProImage an Agfa Company recently installed its ink saving solution “OnColor Eco SaaS” at the Kingsport Times News in Kingsport, Tennessee. The newspaper’s goal was to reduce ink cost and improve color reproduction quality which both could be met and exceeded by ProImage’s OnColor Eco. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-03 14:36
    Würzburg, 3 May 2018 – After fully achieving and even exceeding its guidance last year thanks to strong revenue and earnings performance in the fourth quarter, the Koenig & Bauer group remains on track to meet its targets for 2018, underpinned by a high order backlog and a well filled project pipeline. In addition to good group-wide capacity utilisation, the progress that has been made in the projects for achieving further EBIT gains by 2021 is providing a solid basis. Service revenue climbed from €67.4m in the previous year to €71.8m in the first quarter of 2018. Read more ...

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