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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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  • 2017-01-02 13:25
    Members for the second term of the World Printers Forum Board 2017–2019 have been elected during December 2016. The new Board members are introduced below. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-02 12:53
    Oosterhout, 23 December 2016 – This year marks the start of a new partnership between Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) and Alpha Enterprises, its representative in Egypt. QIPC, the Dutch specialist in measurement and control systems for the printing industry, has been focusing more intensely on the Egyptian market recently, and in Alpha Enterprises has found a partner who is as much at home in the Egyptian market as in the Dutch one. The collaboration has already helped pull in several new orders. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-02 12:33
    30.12.2016 – The 2016 Christmas Special was packed with uplifting festive stories, quizzes, a short story, a free Oor Wullie and The Broons keepsake, and a free in10 magazine as well as the title’s usual columnists including Kenny Dalglish, Lorraine Kelly and Alan Brazil. Read more ...
  • 2017-01-02 12:16
    (UPM, Helsinki, 30 December 2016 at 16:00 EET) – UPM-Kymmene Inc. and Northern SC Paper Corp., a subsidiary of the New York Times Company, announced today the sale of Madison Paper Industries' mill site located in Madison, Maine to a joint venture of New Mill Capital Holdings of NY, Perry Videx of Hainesport, NJ and Infinity Asset Solutions of Toronto. Read more ...
  • 2016-12-23 12:30
    22.12.2016 – As one of the pioneers of German engineering, and at the same time a globally successful printing press manufacturer, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) can be counted among the top addresses in this flagship industry. Modern, networked production processes which place a particular focus on product and delivery quality, energy efficiency, labour safety and environment protection underpin this claim. They are verified by external auditors and confirmed by way of the relevant certificates. Read more ...
  • Increased Capacity by New Technique
    2016-12-23 12:05
    20.12.2016 – Every week up to 250 000 daily newspapers are distributed from HerencoPress AB’s printing plant in Jönköping. In order to streamline and improve the pallet loading process, Herenco have decided to upgrade palletizing through installing a new SCP – Schur Compact Palletizer. With functions such as bundle centering and identification of bundle orientation, it will allow the optimization of the palletizer process in the future and it will keep possible disturbances to a minimum. The PC-controlled route handling allows simple and optimal production planning with follow-up evaluation through current production reports. Read more ...
  • 2016-12-22 14:52
    20.12.2016 – The QIPC – EAE Americas success story in the newspaper retrofit business continues unbroken. The company has just been chosen by The Kansas City Star in Kansas City, Missouri, to modernise the hardware and software of its EAE press systems as part of a major investment. The Star – which currently belongs to The McClatchy Company, the leading newspaper and Internet publisher – owns 4 KBA Commander web presses, which went into operation in 2006. The presses are arranged in two identical lines and comprise a total of 36 towers and 40 reelstands, as well as 2 single and 2 double folders. They have been equipped from the onset with EAE control consoles and press control systems. Read more ...
  • 2016-12-22 13:59
    22.12.2016 – Over the course of the past few years, KBA Digital & Web has adjusted successfully to the drastically shrinking market for new newspaper presses and in the meantime places an additional focus on growing market segments such as service or digital, functional and packaging printing. Even so, the role of the world's leading supplier of newspaper press lines for the upper and highest performance classes remains undisputed, and the modern portfolio presented by the manufacturer of the first ever rotary newspaper press is evidence that KBA has no intention of surrendering this position. The last 12 months have seen orders received from Mittelrhein Verlag in Koblenz for a further Commander CT 6/2, from Mitteldeutsche Zeitung in Halle and Druck- und Pressehaus Naumann in Gelnhausen for two Commander CL presses, and from CPI on the island of La Réunion for a waterless KBA Cortina. Read more ...
  • 2016-12-22 13:47
    Rochester, N.Y., 21. Dezember 2016 – „Wir rechneten mit der Bekanntgabe einer Vereinbarung über den Verkauf des Prosper Geschäfts bis zum Jahresende 2016 und setzen die Gespräche mit potenziellen Käufern fort. Wir erwarten nun, dass die Verhandlungen bis in das Jahr 2017 hinein fortgeführt werden“, sagt Philip Cullimore, President und verantwortlich für die Geschäftsbereiche Enterprise Inkjet und Micro 3D Printing & Packaging. Einzelheiten des Verkaufsprozesses werden vertraulich behandelt. Read more ...
  • 2016-12-20 12:37
    December 19, 2016 – Depending on applications ranging from board to foil printing, an optimized arrangement of presses with offset, flexo and gravure printing units in hybrid configuration is available. The established Pecom-X drive, operation and workflow management system is the basis for combining various components from manroland web systems to form a one-system solution. The first press of the new generation has been sold with Offset and Gravure printing units for the flexible packaging industry. Read more ...

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