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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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    Oosterhout, 10 November 2015 – Multimedia companies Jagran Prakashan and Lokmat Media have once again opted for Q.I. Press Controls. Both companies ordered mRC-3D cameras for different printing sites. The orders, which confirms the good relationship that already exists between Q.I. Press Controls and the two companies, signals a positive outcome for all three organisations. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-10 08:25
    Würzburg, 10.11.2015 – In the third quarter of 2015 the Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) achieved the turnaround in earnings announced with continued good order intake. After nine months EBT came to +€2.1m and the group posted a net profit of €2.4m. In the company’s current interim report the management board affirmed its outlook for 2015 again with annual group revenue of over €1bn expected and a planned EBT margin of up to 2%. At the end of September group order intake of €859.6m was up 28.5% and order backlog of €597.3m was up 36.6% year-on-year although the economic climate for the engineering industry has cooled in China and other key threshold countries. The group’s largest segment, sheetfed offset, was able to compensate for the somewhat slower business with China with more orders from other regions, especially the USA and Japan. Compared to 2014 all business divisions posted a double-digit rise in the volume of new orders. In spite of some postponed deliveries KBA was able to increase its quarterly revenue over the summer to €252.8m q-o-q. Nevertheless, at €679.7m revenue for the full nine months was 14.2% down on the prior-year figure and clearly proportionally behind the annual target. The especially high-revenue fourth quarter of 2015 will contribute more strongly to achieving the press manufacturer’s sales and earnings targets with greater earnings contributions and a higher margin product mix. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-09 10:53
    November 06, 2015 – Goss International today announced the appointment of Mohit Uberoi as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mohit joins Goss having previously served as President/Chief Executive Officer at B&W MEGTEC. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-05 10:46
    04.11.2015 – PIG© was born 1.5 years ago and it now has hundreds of regular users in over 30 countries who depend on it to get pulp & paper industry news alerts on their mobile phones and tablets. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-04 11:07
    04.11.2015 – Chinas most influential newspaper now invests again in a commercial press from manroland web systems to further strengthen their market position by investing more in new business fields. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-04 10:39
    06.10.2105 – HKM Beteiligungs Group based in Seefeld in Tirol, Austria, has selected 3TControl as its press automation supplier for all on press automation systems. The group operates print facilities in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. HKM Managing Director Kurt Übelher commented, “we checked the references of several suppliers, and eventually selected 3TControl. Our print business is growing and automation is an important part of our future as we look for more and more quality and efficiency. We were particulary impressed with the simplicity and colour stablilty of the 3TControl installation at Axel Springer’s Spandau plant that has a similar wide variety of print contracts to our business including important commercial work. We look forward to rolling out the 3TControl systems at our various facilities”. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-03 14:20
    Oosterhout, 31 October 2015 – The printing experts at Axel Springer, the leading digital publisher in Europe, have ordered an IDS-3D automation package from Q.I. Press Controls. The Axel Springer printing plant in Berlin-Spandau is the third site within the company to opt for a fully automated solution from the number-one supplier of optical measurement and control systems. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-03 12:49
    Boston, 20 October 2015 (Press Release) – RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, and TAPPI, the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries today announced the merger of RISI’s PPI Magazine with TAPPI’s Paper360° Magazine. This partnership will combine the industry’s two leading magazines covering global developments, trends and manufacturing innovation for the pulp and paper industry. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-03 11:47
    05.11.2015 – Die Planung und Produktion von Druckaufträgen ist eine komplexe Aufgabenstellung, vor allem in Hinsicht auf die Einhaltung von Produktionsterminen und die Minimierung von Kosten. Den meisten Betrieben fehlt bislang eine Lösung, um dieses komplexe Problem optimal in den Griff zu bekommen. Deshalb haben die drei Unternehmen PerfectPattern, Krause Biagosch und Impressed ihre Technologien und ihr Know-how zu einer Gesamtlösung verknüpft: sPrint One, KIM und Switch bilden ein leistungsfähiges und flexibles Gesamtwerk. Diese Lösung plant und kalkuliert sämtliche Druckaufträge binnen Sekunden und bereitet sie zur Druck- und Weiterverarbeitung auf - bis hin zu hochoptimierten Sammelformen. Auf der diesjährigen Druck+Form haben die drei Unternehmen ihre gemeinsame Lösung vorgestellt. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-29 15:19
    29.10.2015 – Process reliability is crucial in the mailroom – the Connex.Mailroom process management system gives newspaper publishers and mailshot producers that assurance in the future, too, thanks to state-of-the-art technology. The successor to Muller Martini’s well-known MPC impresses with its extremely high degree of automation, extensive navigation, cutting-edge technology and maximum performance. Read more ...

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