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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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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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  • 2015-09-29 12:00
    Oosterhout, 29 September 2015 – Sanoma, one of Europe’s leading media and educational concerns has plans to modernise one of its printing plants in Finland. The business provides information and entertainment for millions of consumers in numerous European countries. In fact, in both Finland and the Netherlands, Sanoma is the leading media concern, with a wide presence across a diversity of platforms. Sanomala is the printing plant based in Finland in the city Vantaa. The age of the current manroland Colorman press would suggest that the machine is in need of a retrofit with respect to its operating and control systems. The plant aims to modernise the press so that future costs can be minimised whilst optimum levels of support can be maintained. Additional benefits involve improvements to the quality of the product which will be accompanied by optimisation of production costs. It comes as no surprise therefore that Sanomala has opted to collaborate with QIPC – EAE. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-29 11:37
    Kinna, 24 September, 2015 –Senner Medien GmbH & Co. KG, located in Nürtingen in southern part of Germany placed an order with DCOS at WPE 2013 for a compete retrofit of the drive system and PECOM control system on its GEOMAN press. Following a viability study of the press, confirming the press being in good mechanical condition, Senner Medien came to the decision to prolong the life time of its manroland press by a complete electrical retrofit. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-29 11:29
    Woodridge, 2015, September 24th - Tensor International completes installation of its new T460 heatset press at Todo Para Impresiones in Mexico City. The T460 replaces the T500 which was originally introduced in 2006. The T460 new design offers the latest in automation and quality control features. The tower comes standard with unit shaftless drive, eleven roller Ink train (including three ink form rollers), remote ink control including ink presetting and closed loop register. Other auxiliaries included with the press is a gas dryer, plow folder and ribbon deck for producing a 12 page tabloid or a 6 page broadsheet. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-29 10:52
    29.09.2015 – manroland web systems has successfully expanded its competencies at the digital printing sector. By using their standing know-how, the company developed finishing modules for digital printing like the pin folder FoldLine or FormerLine. The systems are designed for the production of book blocks as well as commercial products but also for newspaper printing. Additionally, manroland web systems offers workflow and networking software packages that enable the integration of these solutions to any web-based digital printing system. Today, many customers all around the world benefit from this. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-28 12:43
    Eysins, Switzerland, 28th September 2015 – Kodak is excited to showcase its suite of products at WAN-IFRA’s World Publishing Expo 2015, at Hamburg Messe, Germany on Oct 5th—7th (Hall 4, Booth 540). The company is driving efficiency and customization in the newspaper industry with environmentally sound offset and digital print solutions. At Kodak’s booth visitors will discover how newspaper and semi-commercial newspaper printers are using Kodak solutions to increase their productivity, drive down costs and adopt a sustainable approach to print. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-28 11:06
    Hamburg, September 25, 2015 – This year ppi Media is feeling quite at home during the World Publishing Expo. From October 5 – 7, this annual event for the media and publishing world is taking place in Hamburg, Germany, ppi Media's home port. The Software-Developer is looking forward to three interesting and informative days at the Hamburg Messe. ppi Media will be welcoming visitors and demonstrating products at Booth 1.410 and as a special event is inviting visitors to participate in the Content-X Experience at the editorial offices of impulse magazine, Germany's leading magazine for entrepreneurs. Interested parties can register for this event through ppi Media. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-23 11:12
    September 22, 2015 – American Industrial Partners (“AIP”), a middle-market private equity firm focused on acquiring and improving North American-headquartered industrial businesses, has completed the acquisition of Goss International and its subsidiaries (“Goss” or the “Company”) from Shanghai Electric Corporation. The transaction closed on September 18, 2015. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-23 11:05
    23.09.2015 – Tight production plans need a flexible management of spare parts and expendables with short response times. Therefore, the online service platform manroland Store is a real competitive advantage for customers. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-22 12:16
    22.09.2015 – Earlier this year, Agfa Graphics introduced the new Advantage N-TR VHS (Trolley Load, Very High Speed) platesetter for the high-volume newspaper market. At the World Publishing Expo 2015 in Hamburg, it now launches two new options for its Advantage N-TR and Advantage N-DL families to expand plate load capacity. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-21 11:47
    21.09.2015 – Following an intensive selection process Beijing Daily Group, a traditional publishing house in the heart of Beijing with a large printing centre on the edge of the Chinese capital, decided to continue its partnership with Koenig & Bauer (KBA). A KBA Comet installed there in 2010 will be extended by two printing towers and two folders in the first half of 2016. The delivery package also includes adjusting the production capabilities of the existing Comet and a new mailroom system for the entire plant. This recent investment boosts the media group’s production flexibility and efficiency with in-house and third-party products while at the same time lightening the workload of an older press from another manufacturer. Read more ...

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