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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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  • 2015-12-11 11:35
    December 10, 2015 – At the “Freedom Center“, one of North America’s biggest newspaper printing facilities, manroland web systems has realized a retrofit for the Omaha World Herald. The Geoman presslines got new electronic components. Therefore the leading daily newspaper opted for a „puzzle“ strategy. Read more ...
  • 2015-12-03 14:04
    Oosterhout, 3rd December 2015 – Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing is one of the largest newspaper publishers in the Indian state of Kerala. One of its fourteen printing plants, in Calicut, has three Japanese TKS printing presses. Recently, the organisation decided to expand its production facilities with a fourth new TKS. Through effective communication with the customer, the printing press manufacturer and various agencies, Q.I. Press Controls was able to present Mathrubhumi and TKS with a convincing argument for the mRC-3D colour register. The result: Mathrubhumi asked TKS to have the new printing press fitted with the Q.I. Press Controls’ system. Seeing as this was the first time Q.I. Press Controls has worked together with Mathrubhumi and TKS, the organisation is hopeful of a successful partnership. Read more ...
  • 2015-12-02 13:52
    December 2, 2015 – The global market leader for webfed offset presses, manroland web systems GmbH, takes a successful turn in 2015. Sales revenues are expected at about 240 Mio. EUR in total. Order intake for new machines will amount to approximately 140 Mio. EUR and, therefore, represents a significant increase compared to 2014. As a result, the worldwide market share will exceed 40%. Managing Director, Jörn Gossé: “The company’s earnings before tax (EBT) will be positive as well, expected at a median single-digit-million EUR amount. Due to the raised order intake level further improved profits are expected for 2016. Our growth is based on market share gains still in a stagnating market environment. Furthermore, we improved our position in the market for digital printing systems achieving joyful growth rates with our digital finishing lines.” Read more ...
  • 2015-12-01 11:02
    November 23rd, 2015 – While print circulation numbers used to define a media brand, now they are simply one measurement among many. For this reason, the International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations, founded in Stockholm in 1963 and now with members in over 36 countries, has announced a rebranding strategy. It will become the International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Certification to reflect its holistic approach to media measurement following the mass digitalisation and diversification of the media industry worldwide. Read more ...
  • 2015-12-01 10:30
    Siegburg / Utrecht, Niederlande, 30. November 2015 – Der Siegburger Druckfarbenhersteller Siegwerk eröffnet zum 1. Januar 2016 erstmals eine Vertriebsniederlassung in den Niederlanden. Das neue Büro wird sich in Utrecht befinden und eng mit der bereits bestehenden belgischen Niederlassung zusammenarbeiten. Read more ...
  • 2015-12-01 10:17
    Boston, November 30, 2015 (Press Release) – China’s graphic paper markets have seen a downward shift in demand growth since 2009, but recent changes could further hinder the graphic paper industry. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-27 11:20
    Oosterhout, 26 November 2015 – EAE welcomes Rotografix as a new agent! Rotografix will represent EAE in the entire graphical market of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Due to the collaboration between Q.I. Press Controls and EAE, the agency decided it was about time to add EAE in their portfolio. Menno Jansen, Director Q.I. Press Controls, believes that having just one agent for both Q.I. Press Controls and EAE makes sure that the efficiency and effectiveness of the combination QIPC – EAE will be well known in the Balkans. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-26 15:34
    26.11.2015 – InPEQ Forum 2015, the tenth meeting of the Balkan printers and their European partners, took place from October 22-23, 2015. It was hosted by the printing association “Transilvania”, Romania. 150 managers and experts from the printing industry of nine European countries joined the event. The attendees established many useful contacts and led interesting discussions Read more ...
  • 2015-11-26 14:56
    26.11.2015 – The ideal combination of the Tempo 220 and the FlexLiner were crucial for Krupp Druck’s investment decision. From next February, the company, which is based in the German town of Sinzig, will stitch its weekly newspapers in A4-plus tabloid format using the high-performance Tempo 220 saddle stitcher and insert up to twelve inserts inline with a FlexLiner. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-25 14:27
    Chicago, IL 25th Nov 2015 – Harland Simon is delighted to announce the completion of an upgrade to replace the proprietary Interbus Loop Encoders on a manroland press at The Des Moines Register, IA, one of Gannett’s largest newspapers. This project was carried out without disruption to production and, as part of a multi-phase upgrade, has already seen the replacement of the press control system on three manroland Geoman presses. This included the upper level management system, control consoles, on-unit hardware, reelstand controls and parts of the Baumuller drive system. Read more ...

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