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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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  • 2015-02-12 11:04
    Barcelona, Spain, 05 February 2015 – HP announced new High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology for HP Inkjet Web Presses, providing print service providers breakthrough print quality, versatility, reliability and productivity. Read more ...
  • Martin Seematter, Leiter Mengis Druck
    2015-02-11 11:27
    Interview mit Martin Seematter, dem Leiter der Mengis Druck AG, in Visp, im Schweizer Kanton Wallis, Dienstag, 10. Februar 2015. Verlag und Druckerei “Mengis Druck AG” aus Visp im Schweizer Kanton Wallis geben den Walliser Boten heraus. Das Unternehmen plant nun, die alternde Zeitungsdruckmaschine, eine Wifag OF7, die schon seit 32 Jahren ihren Dienst tut, durch eine Inkjet-Digitaldruckmaschine zu ersetzen. Hauptsächlich wirtschaftliche Gründe haben zu dieser Entscheidung geführt, wie Martin Seematter, Leiter Mengis Druck, in einem Gespräch mit WAN-IFRA erläutert. Read more ...
  • Drupa organised by Messe Düsseldorf
    2015-02-11 09:21
    On 10 February 2015 Messe Düsseldorf announced that its Drupa print fair will change from a 4 year cycle to a 3 year cycle. The precise dates haven’t yet been finalised, but it is clear that Drupa will take place in the traditional Drupa month of May in 2019, 2022 and 2025 in Düsseldorf. Read more ...
  • 2015-02-09 12:12
    Siegburg, 9. Februar 2015 – Das Verhältnis zwischen US-Dollar und Euro belastet zunehmend die Rohstoffbeschaffung der Druckfarbenindustrie. Die weltweiten Hauptlieferanten, etwa in China und Indien, fakturieren in US-Dollar, während der Euro weiter an Wert verliert. „Dies ist eine besorgniserregende Entwicklung, die großen Kostendruck erzeugt“, sagt Siegwerk-CEO Herbert Forker. Read more ...
  • Print Week India, 6 Feb 2015
    2015-02-07 18:29
    On 6 February 2015 the Indian trade magazine “Print Week” writes about the status and the potentials of digital inkjet printing for newspaper production in India. Read more ...
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    2015-02-04 14:00
    John Luciew reports on 30 January 2015: Advance Central Services Pennsylvania (printing the Patriot-News) is investing in new equipment, adding as many as 20 jobs, and taking on more customers. Read more ...
  • 2015-02-03 13:09
    03.02.2015 - The INGEDE Symposium 2015 will take place on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 from 9:00 to 17:00 at "Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft" in Munich, room "Europasaal". Read more ...
  • 2015-02-02 20:46
    “Walliser Bote” (Messenger of Wallis) is the oldest newspaper of the Swiss Canton Wallis. It was founded in 1840 and is published today on six days a week with a circulation close to 22,000 copies. If current plans come true the newspaper will be the first European daily to switch completely from offset to digital inkjet printing. Read more ...
  • 2015-02-02 16:31
    Darmstadt, 2. Februar 2015 - Die Verlagsgruppe Rhein Main GmbH & Co. KG hat mit den Gesellschaftern der Echo Medien GmbH einen Kaufvertrag über den Erwerb der Echo Mediengruppe einschließlich der Logistiksparte Südhessische Logistik-Service GmbH & Co. KG abgeschlossen. Die Verlagsgruppe Rhein Main wird Alleingesellschafterin der Echo Medien und der Logistiksparte SLS. Der Vollzug steht unter dem Vorbehalt der Erteilung einer kartellrechtlichen Genehmigung. Ziel ist es, den Erfolg der Sanierung langfristig abzusichern. Indem die wirtschaftliche Leistungsfähigkeit deutlich gestärkt wird, wird die Meinungsvielfalt sowie die journalistische Handlungsfähigkeit in der Region Südhessen nachhaltig gewährleistet. Das Produktportfolio, zu dem die sechs Echo Tageszeitungen wie z.B. das Darmstädter Echo und die wöchentlich erscheinende Anzeigenzeitung SüWo zählen, soll fortgeführt werden. Read more ...
  • 2015-02-02 13:00
    30.01.2015 - Mengis Druck AG, based in Visp in the Swiss canton of Valais, is setting a milestone in the graphic arts industry by installing the world’s first digital newspaper printing press. The Walliser Bote, Mengis' flagship publication, will be printed digitally from July and finished in the mailroom using an AlphaLiner from Muller Martini. 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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