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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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  • 2015-07-08 10:49
    Würzburg, 07.07.2015 – Today German printing company Mundschenk Druck- und Vertriebsgesellschaft is faring as well as many other users in the print industry. From a mechanical point of view, the press in question meets the market’s demands in almost all respects, but its control system has been discontinued. Spare parts are becoming increasingly difficult to find and the press’ operational safety is at risk. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-06 15:25
    Ahrensburg, 15 June 2015 – EAE has enjoyed a long business relationship going back to the eighties with E. Holterdorf, a publisher in North-West Germany. This newspaper and media company, which resides in the small town of Oelde and prints the regional daily called Die Glocke, chose EAE Engineering Automation Electronics GmbH of Ahrensburg to carry out a comprehensive retrofit on its newspaper press. The press in question is a KBA Colora with two four-high towers, three reelstands and one folder which was commissioned in 1996. Since its installation the newspaper press has been equipped EAE control consoles and technology. In addition, since 2009, production planning and pre-settings on the newspaper web press have been managed by an EAE PRINT system. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-06 14:02
    Ringsted, 6 July 2015 – The Danish service provider GKS was founded in 1990 by Klaus Olsen and today it is the largest prepress service provider in Scandinavia and the UK with a high degree of equipment specialisation within offset and flexo prepress, processing, CtP and iCtP. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-06 13:16
    2 July 2015 – Coloured specks on the recycled paper: Just because the curing radiation can now be generated by energy-saving LEDs, instead of high-power mercury bulbs, some try to market UV printing processes to be environmentally friendly. However, the shiny appearances are deceptive: Prints with radiation-cured inks can considerably impair paper recycling because they can hardly be deinked.* Read more ...
  • 2015-07-06 11:28
    (UPM, Helsinki, 6 July 2015, at 09:30 EET) – UPM has published the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) statements for the year 2014. The company has certified all its European pulp and paper mills, the UPM Fray Bentos pulp mill in Uruguay and the UPM Changshu paper mill in China in accordance with the EMAS. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-03 11:02
    (UPM, Augsburg, 3 July 2015 at 11:00 EET) – UPM is presenting its renewed UPM Color range with Salmon, Pink, Yellow and Orange. The renewed UPM Color is an ideal combination of low basis weight, high bulk with an additional yield benefit. The renewed UPM Color enables higher quality printed products with improved haptic properties. This grade is part of standard newsprint papers and is suitable for both Coldset and Heatset Offset printing. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-02 14:39
    15.06.2015 – Print and paper is a highly sustainable form of communication in today’s digital society. Despite this, there are still misconceptions that it is wasteful, detrimental to the environment and responsible for deforestation. More worrying is the misunderstanding that digital communication is more environmentally friendly, which is not always the case. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-02 12:04
    Baden, Switzerland, July 2, 2015 – ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced a new order from SAPESO, Société Anonyme de Presse et d’Editions Sud-Ouest, in Bordeaux, France, for a modular retrofit on their three COLORMAN presses from manroland web systems. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-01 14:30
    Oosterhout, 1st July 2015 – EAE welcomes Print2Finish as the new agency responsible for Central America, Colombia, Panama and the United States of America. Due to the collaboration between Q.I. Press Controls and EAE, the agency decided to add EAE to 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 represented countries. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-30 09:53
    Princeton, NJ (29th June 2015) – ProImage NewsWay announced that Morris Printing Services, LLC (MPS) will use ProImage’s NewsWay workflow solutions in all of their print facilities. MPS is the new printing division of Morris Publishing Group, LLC, a leader in media with high-quality brands that provide community news, information, advertising and entertainment through diverse distribution channels. Read more ...

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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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