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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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  • 2018-05-03 14:03
    Würzburg, 02.05.2018 – Koenig & Bauer Report No. 52 is out now. The latest issue of the group’s 52-page customer magazine with a fresh design is packed with information on the industry’s most important news and innovations. This includes articles about market developments in sheetfed and web offset printing, flexo and digi-tal inkjet technologies, plus info on process and product innovations from all over the world. Follow-ing its big company jubilee in September 2017, the world’s oldest press manufacturer kicked off its 201st year with strong figures. With a further increase in sales and revenue, Koenig & Bauer is on the path to a bright future. This is underpinned by an unprecedented string of successes with a raft of prestigious awards for products, publications and workplace aspects. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-03 13:52
    Montréal, May 3, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, of $10 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to a net loss of $47 million, or $0.52 per share, in the same period in 2017. Sales were $874 million in the quarter, an increase of $2 million from the first quarter of 2017. Excluding special items, the company reported net income of $17 million, or $0.18 per share, compared to a net loss, excluding special items, of $30 million, or $0.33 per share, in the first quarter of 2017. Read more ...
  • 2018-04-26 14:36
    (UPM, Helsinki, 26 April 2018 at 09:15 EET) – UPM Paper Europe and North America (ENA) business area will be renamed UPM Communication Papers as of 26 April 2018. The new name underlines the industry focus and global reach of the business area. It further highlights UPM's long-term commitment to sustaining its global graphic paper business, building on the view that paper will continue to be an important part of the media mix in the publishing industries and business communication. Read more ...
  • 2018-04-25 15:03
    Würzburg, 25.04.2018 – Friedrich Koenig, inventor of the steam-powered cylinder press and pioneer of modern newspaper printing, founded Schnellpressenfabrik Koenig & Bauer together with Andreas Bauer in 1817. 200 years later Koenig’s great-great-great grandson Claus Bolza-Schünemann manages the company in the sixth generation. Claus Bolza-Schünemann was honoured with the Friedrich-Koenig medal for his exceptional achievements in press manufacturing. “I am deeply honoured to receive this award,” said Bolza-Schünemann at the award ceremony. “This award rounds off our 200-year company anniversary perfectly.” Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and his father, Claus Bolza-Schünemann is the third family member to receive the medal awarded by the German Mechanical Engineering Association (VDMA). Read more ...
  • 2018-04-24 11:02
    Würzburg, 23.04.2018 – Koenig & Bauer has won this year’s ADC award. The Art Directors Club awarded the jubilee publica-tion commemorating the company’s 200-year anniversary with the prestigious prize. Koenig & Bauer, a company steeped in tradition and founded in Würzburg, thus continues its winning streak with a raft of awards for products and publications. Read more ...
  • 2018-04-23 14:04
    Baden, Switzerland, April 23, 2018 – ABB has recently completed a control console upgrade at the Strasbourg print site of Dernieres Nouvelles D’Alsace (DNA) In France. The project is particularly interesting as it combines the very latest control console technology with the original ABB press control system that has been running since 1989. Read more ...
  • 2018-04-19 13:45
    Chicago (April 18, 2018) – Two Sides North America has released the first of three engaging new infographics on Why do so many people love print on paper? The new series of infographics highlights the most impactful results from U.S. consumer surveys conducted between 2015 and 2018 by Toluna, a global polling firm, and Two Sides North America. Read more ...
  • 2018-04-18 11:45
    Newspaper and magazine audience measurement in Britain underwent a quiet revolution today with the release of the first full set of data from the Publishers Audience Measurement Company (PAMCo) which replaces the British National Readership Survey (NRS). I’ve been crunching the data and here are my top three findings: Read more ...
  • 2018-04-16 13:49
    Würzburg, 13.04.2018 – WE-Druck in Oldenburg, Germany, has opted for a highly automated newspaper press from Koenig & Bauer for the first time with the investment in a Commander CL. The printshop can now pump out up to 110,000 four-colour newspapers per hour in the customers’ preferred format. “We upgraded our entire postpress equipment three years ago and the investment in a new newspaper press line was the next logical step. We were bowled over not just by the technology, but also by the team from Koenig & Bauer. The Commander CL will be the new heart of our printing house,” says Harold Grönke, managing director of Nordwest-Zeitung Verlagsgesellschaft. Read more ...
  • 2018-04-13 10:45
    14.04.2018 – InkZone Inline retrofits legacy, as well as new sheetfed and web printing presses from various manufacturers with up-to-date inline color measurement technology. Combined with InkZone Loop, Digital Information’s proven automatic color control system, InkZone Inline enables older printing presses to achieve incredible gains in efficiency and print quality. Read more ...

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