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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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  • 2015-08-27 13:19
    Oosterhout, 26 August 2015 – Centro Stampa Quotidiani, based in Erbusco, Italy, has once again opted to buy a Q.I. Press Controls system. Previously, the organisation placed orders for IRS and IDS on two of its printing lines. This time, IDS-3D is being installed on its presses. The results obtained with previous systems and the company's positive experience working with Q.I. Press Controls were decisive in clinching the third order. Read more ...
  • 2015-08-27 11:49
    Kinna, August 27, 2015 – 2.1 million Norwegians get their daily news via Amedia's newspaper and online magazines. This represents over 40% of the country's inhabitants, and gives a clear signal of the Group's position as the leading publisher of local media in Norway. They tap in to this range of readers with a network of 66 newspaper titles published from Honningsvåg in the north to Tvedestrand in the south, between these towns is a breathtaking 1400 km. Read more ...
  • 2015-08-26 14:27
    September 10, 2015 – The best practice guide, “Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics” (OPHAL) is now being released in an Alpha version for industry comment. The review process will ensure the final publication delivers a comprehensive and complete guide to best practices across the entire paper supply and process chain. Read more ...
  • 2015-08-25 13:48
    25.08.2015 – Innovative solutions to facilitate the cost-effective production of high-quality newspapers, magazines and supplements, future-oriented business models built around digital newspaper printing, press upgrades to enable sales-boosting finishing options and new advertising formats for the printed newspaper, and service offers geared to maintaining the value of older press installations are the central topics addressed by KBA-Digital & Web Solutions AG & Co. KG at this year's World Publishing Expo in Hamburg (Hall 4, Stand 330). The recently formed business unit KBA-Digital & Web Solutions is the product house responsible for webfed digital and offset print – and thus also for the newspaper market – within the Koenig & Bauer group (KBA). Read more ...
  • 2015-08-24 09:43
    Baden, Switzerland, August 21, 2015 – ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, is convinced that printed newspapers will remain the cash cow of the news publishing industry for a long time to come and will be focusing at the World Publishing Expo on what it believes are the two most import criteria for success for newspaper production companies: keeping the presses running reliably and increasing efficiency by boosting the degree of automation. Read more ...
  • 2015-08-20 14:04
    20.08.2015 – In diesen Wochen beginnen 77 junge Damen und Herren bei der Koenig & Bauer-Gruppe (KBA) eine umfassende Fachausbildung in Zukunftsberufen. Im Bogenoffsetwerk Radebeul (KBA-Sheetfed Solutions, KBA-Industrial Solutions) erhalten 30 und im Stammwerk Würzburg (KBA-Digital & Web Solutions, KBA-NotaSys, KBA-Industrial Solutions) 28 Nachwuchskräfte eine praxisorientierte Vorbereitung auf das Berufsleben. Bei den Tochtergesellschaften in Bad Oeynhausen (KBA-Kammann), Frankenthal (Albert-Frankenthal), Mödling bei Wien (KBA-Mödling), Stuttgart (KBA-MetalPrint) und Veitshöchheim (KBA-Metronic) starten 19 Auszubildende. Read more ...
  • 2015-08-18 10:49
    Manchester, United Kingdom, August 17, 2015 – The GlobalChannelPartners Summit 2015 in Manchester on December 3, 2015 has been created for manufacturers, distributors, dealers, printers, packagers, associations, consultants, events, exhibitions, the print & packaging media, plus education & research institutions, to meet network and share ideas and business opportunities. Read more ...
  • 2015-08-18 10:42
    Sussex, Wisconsin, USA, 18 August, 2015 – QuadTech will present its range of solutions to help newspaper printers achieve higher quality and productivity on its stand (Hall 5, Stand 305) at WAN-IFRA India 2015, 2-4 September (Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center, Mumbai). Read more ...
  • 2015-08-13 14:34
    13.08.2015 – “Imposer” is the name of the new member of the digital print family from manroland web systems. The software solution handles job-specific and automated imposing – for both digital and offset printing. The product was developed by manroland web systems, based in Germany, and Ultimate Technographics of Canada. Read more ...
  • 2015-08-13 09:36
    August 12th, 2015 – Since completion last year of the installation of the first triple-wide Goss Uniliner press in the USA, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (“PG”) is on its way to achieving key business and performance criteria stated at project outset. Increased advertiser activity as well as readers’ response indicate the success of investment in new production capabilities and wide-scale redesign. Read more ...

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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.

  • The best practice guide ‘Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics’ is a global reference for suppliers, transporters, converters and printers to improve their efficiency — whether sheetfed or web offset, gravure, flexo or digital. The book’s cover price is 250 € / $280, but a FREE e-book download is available.

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    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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