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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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  • 2015-09-16 09:45
    Mortsel, Belgium, September 15, 2015 – With an increased plate throughput speed of up to 3 m/min, the Attiro VHS easily handles plates from platesetters imaging up to 400 plates per hour, such as Agfa Graphics’ newest Advantage N-TR VHS. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-15 14:24
    15.09.2015 – There are great expectations in reliability, precision and quality that are linked to an investment in a traditional brand like manroland web systems. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-15 13:20
    Oosterhout, 15 September 2015 – QIPC – EAE has sold yet another Performance Package. The Performance Package, which comprises an update of current systems from EAE and extra automation features from Q.I. Press Controls, ensures greater efficiency and product improvements for printing firms. The package also helps bring about even faster return-on-investment times then the products of Q.I. Press Controls and EAE do separately. This time it was the turn of IPM Press Print (formerly known as Sodimco) in Anderlecht, Belgium to buy the QIPC - EAE package. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-15 11:28
    St. Gallen, 15. September 2015 – Der Technische Beirat swiss4color hat zum Ziel, die ISO-Normen für die Druckindustrie in der Praxis zu testen und gegebenenfalls Verbesserungen für technische Problemstellungen und spezifische Anwendungsfälle auszuarbeiten. Die Mitglieder sind etablierte Fachleute aus allen Gebieten der Druckindustrie und setzen die Praxistauglichkeit im Alltag zuoberst. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-15 08:35
    14.09.2015 – Under the motto "Intelligent CTP systems - automated and integrated" Krause will present innovative CTP solutions for future production requirements in Hamburg. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-09 21:42
    Twenty years after Goss Autoplate technology was brought to market, Goss International is honoring a key milestone in the history of offset printing. Introducing reductions in makeready time, labor and expense, the Autoplate innovation has extended the web offset advantage and created opportunities across a wide range of sectors and applications. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-09 21:08
    When Agfa Graphics first launched its chemistry-free plates for the newspaper industry in 2007, the industry got triggered yet hardly convinced. That completely changed with the introduction of the N94-VCF chem-free violet offset plate in 2011. Since then, more than 70% of Agfa Graphics' newspaper customers worldwide made the switch and use Agfa Graphics’ chem-free plate technology for the production of newspapers.​ Read more ...
  • 2015-09-08 14:09
    Who has the most modern and efficient newspaper press of the year 2015? manroland web systems always is actively involved – in the offset project of the new COLORMAN e:line Bamberg as well as in the worldwide first digitally printed daily newspaper, the “Walliser Bote” in Switzerland. manroland web systems has developed future-proof business models together with its customers and will present them at the World Publishing Expo 2015. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-08 14:00
    EAE welcomes Techniweb as a new agent! Techniweb will represent EAE in the entire graphical market of France. 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 all of France. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-04 10:19
    Chicago, IL 1st September 2015 – Harland Simon is delighted to announce that they have been selected by The News Journal to replace the press control systems on its two Goss Headliner Offset (HO) with MetroColor Tower (MCT) presses with off-the-shelf locally available components. The contract includes replacement of the upper level management system, control consoles and proprietary on-unit controls. Read more ...

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