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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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  • Research & Material Testing centre offers variety of testing services on Newsprint and ink testing services, which includes printability properties of paper and ink. Ink testing includes properties like Ink requirement, Optimum ink film thickness range, Color deviation at different IFT, Transparency, Also offers technical training and workshops on various topics tailored for newspaper production and print industry. Its a unique training centre for for all your production related training to boost the skills of your employees and consult your process and improve the standards.
    To know the complete list of services from the Research & Material Testing Centre, download the attachment below.

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    17.02.2016 – Flint Group, ein globaler Lösungsanbieter der Verpackungs- und Druckmedienbranche, hat ein verbindliches Angebot zur Übernahme des Web-Offset-Geschäfts von Siegwerk abgegeben. Das Angebot umfasst die Übertragung des gesamten technischen Knowhows sowie des kompletten Produktportfolios der Siegwerk-Geschäftsbereiche Heatset & Newsink. Read more ...
  • 2016-02-17 15:03
    09.02.2016 – Elettra entwickelt und produziert seit mehr als 20 Jahren Gummituchwaschanlagen für Akzidenz- und Zeitungsrotationsdruckmaschinen. Anlagen von Elettra sind in einer Vielzahl von Druckmaschinen weltweit integriert. Auf dem deutschen Markt werden die Lösungen von Elettra in namhaften Druckereien eingesetzt, zum Anwenderkreis zählen unter anderem Mohn Media, Jungfer Druck, Weiss Druck und Stark Druck. Read more ...
  • 2016-02-17 13:46
    Hamburg, February 16, 2016 – The success story of the Kenyan media company The Standard Group Ltd. during the last two years is unparalleled. Within a very short period, it refurbished its entire organization and newspaper production. Obscure, manual processes have given way to automated, transparent processes, productivity has increased manifold, and complicated workflows have been replaced by a fully integrated workflow from start to finish. The Kenyan media company has switched completely to ppi Media’s Publishing Suite and has since scored one success after another. Read more ...
  • 2016-02-15 14:44
    February 5, 2016 – manroland web systems from Augsburg, Germany, recorded a significant increase in profit and market share in the financial year of 2015. With a profit margin of around 3%, the printing press manufacturer’s result increases to 6.2 million euros. The market share in new press business for web offset systems grew to 45% and the solutions in digital postpress from manroland web systems have established themselves further on the market. Profitability is expected to grow even further in 2016. Read more ...
  • 2016-02-15 13:57
    Madrid, le Jeudi 28 Janvier 2016 – Nice Matin, situé sur la Côte d'Azur a sélectionné 3TControl pour l’intégration d’un système d’automation sur ses presses d’impression. Le centre d’impression utilise 3 presses manroland Geoman . Read more ...
  • 2016-02-11 14:07
    Princeton, NJ (10th of February, 2016) – In December 2015, McClatchy Company contracted New Jersey based ProImage to centralize their nation wide production using NewsWay automated workflow solution. 13 McClatchy owned properties and the workflow for commercial and contract printers will receive centralized edition planning, RIPPing, Imposition, Preflighting, Ink Presetting, Ink Optimization and output management. A total of 35 CTP output devices will be managed from the McClatchy main hub in Fort Worth, TX. Read more ...
  • 2016-02-10 10:18
    10.02.2016 – DC Thomson is delighted to launch Twirlywoos magazine, the magazine behind the hit CBeebies show that follows Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick seeking adventure wherever they go. Read more ...
  • 2016-02-09 10:32
    09.02.2016 – Newspaper supplements enjoy continued popularity in many countries. Thanks to its efficiency in the mailroom, the Muller Martini FlexLiner inserting system plays a major part in meeting the booming demand for inserts. Read more ...
  • 2016-02-08 11:51
    Oosterhout, January 2016 – The Norwegian-based printing group Polaris Trykk is set to intensify its collaboration with Engineering Automation Electronics (EAE) and Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). The concern will not only be installing QIPC's mRC-3D and several system updates from EAE in its plant in Harstad, Polaris Trykk's existing system architecture is also being upgraded so that a new folder can be added to the current configuration. In addition, Polaris Trykk has also signed a five-year service contract with EAE. Read more ...
  • 2016-02-05 09:32
    February 4, 2016 – Imprimerie de l’Avesnois/Digitaprint printshop located in northern France, has inaugurated a digital workflow that is the forst of its kind to Europe. Multiple weekly newspapers have been in digital print production as of January 2016. manroland web systems’ FoldLine is responsible for inline finishing. The investment is pursuing a major goal: a gradual transition to personalized newspaper printing. Read more ...

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