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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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  • 2015-10-13 13:34
    Eysins, Switzerland, 2015 October 6th – Kodak is excited to announce that Sogemedia, a media company based in the north of France, will be using the Kodak Prosper 6000C Press to create more relevant content based on a reader’s location. With the new press, Sogemedia can easily and quickly print regional newspapers in order to provide localized content to its readers, in addition to offering regionalized advertising opportunities to local businesses. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-13 11:21
    08.10.2015 – Muller Martini looks back on successful World Publishing Expo in Hamburg. Not only were numerous visitors welcomed at the trade booth on all three days, the delivery of a comprehensive mailroom was also toasted with Germany's Oppermann Druck + Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. And Muller Martini also concluded a purchase agreement on the installation of two Primera saddle stitchers in the mailrooms in London and Manchester with England's Guardian newspaper group. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-12 15:07
    Oosterhout, 8 October 2015 – Where Q.I. Press Controls and EAE closed million deals last year in Amsterdam, the organisations gather success again this year in Hamburg. From 05 to October 07, the Hamburg Messe was the stage for the World Publishing Expo: the exhibition where de main suppliers of the printing industry present themselves. This year too, QIPC – EAE shared a stand where a white décor, white suits and new orders prevailed. The Board consisting of Menno Jansen (QIPC), Erik van Holten (QIPC – EAE) and Werner Ringel (EAE), looks back on three eventful days with satisfaction. Menno Jansen: “We are certainly satisfied with the results and we can confidently prepare ourselves for Drupa.” Read more ...
  • 2015-10-07 21:51
    October 7th, 2015 – Goss is introducing its Contiweb hallmark of tension excellence to a new market by launching a range of six unwinder/splicers and rewinders developed specifically to address digital web printing requirements. Available immediately, both the unwinder and the rewinder series are designed and engineered to be entirely modular, providing customers with an easy path to full automation at either end of the press line. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-06 21:47
    Bangkok, Thailand / (October 6th , 2015) – New-ProImage Asia is pleased to announce the successful installation of its NewsWay Production Workflow at the largest newspaper in Thailand, Thairath Daily in Bangkok. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-06 21:31
    Baden, Switzerland, October 6, 2015 – ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced a new footprint-compatible solution for replacing obsolete control systems based on the KT94 and KT98 families, which have been used on a large number of printing presses. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-06 20:50
    Shortly before doors opened at this year’s World Publishing Expo (WPE) Swiss firm Tamedia and KBA-Digital & Web Solutions concluded a comprehensive four-year service framework agreement for the KBA web presses in operation at Tamedia’s sites in Zürich, Bern and Lausanne. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-05 19:19
    IDCµ, the first ink density control from manroland web systems for newspaper printing, has taken up operation at Druckzentrum Oberfranken in Bamberg, Germany. From day one, it has been using micro marks to precisely and reliably measure true ink density values. The managing director appreciates the resulting print quality and the savings in resources. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-05 19:14
    The Nation Media Group, Kenya`s biggest newspaper printer, opts for the 2014 installed COLORMAN e:line in 4-1 configuration from manroland web systems. The successful cooperation will now be completed with an extensive service contract with a total runtime of ten years. The contract contains several services – from a constant periodic maintenance via spare part delivery up to regular process optimizations at the press on site by manroland web systems as well as the comprehensive maintenance software MAINSYS. The service contract and MAINSYS help to make the press future proof and constantly secure best quality and cost-effectiveness. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-05 19:07
    PECOM-X has arrived: The new umbrella brand from manroland web systems combines all networking and automation functions for printing companies. PECOM-X introduces many new functions that increase the economic efficiency in the pressroom and consolidate offset and digital printing. Read more ...

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