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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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  • 2018-02-26 15:37
    February 23, 2018 – GWS Printing Systems and Schreiber + Weinert will also offer their products on manroland web systems’ B2B online market place. The involvement of Schreiber + Weinert represents a first, in that they are suppliers who do not originate from the printing industry. Read more ...
  • 2018-02-23 11:30
    Würzburg, 23.02.2018 – Koenig & Bauer announces a price increase with effect from 1 April 2018 for the entire product portfolio. Read more ...
  • 2018-02-22 13:28
    20.02.2018 – While the run sizes and number of editions of the Goslar daily newspaper have decreased, the insert market in the town in Lower Saxony is booming. The newspaper publishing company, which has been run by the Krause family for four generations, has recorded growth of some 40 percent over the last five to six years in the case of the “Goslarsche Zeitung”, which is published three times weekly, and of two advertisement papers. The compact design of the FlexLiner made it the optimal solution for the small production hall to handle the boom in inserts. Read more ...
  • 2018-02-20 12:02
    Wake Forest, N.C., February 19, 2018 – Southern Lithoplate, Inc., a leading manufacturer of digital printing plates and associated CTP solutions, has announced Jeffrey Bernhardt, has joined the SLP team as Regional Sales Manager. Read more ...
  • 2018-02-16 16:14
    The Board of WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum decided in October 2017 to run a project on the sustainability of newspaper production. Read more ...
  • 2018-02-14 13:15
    February 14, 2018 – In line with the success stories of manroland web systems in the year 2017, there has been yet another breakthrough. The latest one being in Kolkata, India where manroland sold a three tower Cromoman 4-1 press to Bartaman, one of the leading Bengali language newspapers coming out of the eastern part of the country. The press has been sold with a Service Level Agreement and is the second Cromoman 4-1 to be installed in eastern India. Read more ...
  • 2018-02-14 12:33
    Oosterhout, 14 February 2018 – UK-based media group Newsquest is set to upgrade the automation systems in its Oxford print plant. Aiming to make significant savings in waste, at the same time as improving the quality of the end-product, Newsquest has decided to install the latest systems from Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC), the Dutch specialist in measurement and control systems for the web-offset market. Once this retrofit project has been successfully put through its paces in Oxford, it will be rolled out at other Newsquest sites. Read more ...
  • 2018-02-12 11:17
    Stockholm, Sweden, 9 January 2018 – Atex today announced that Go Verlag, located in Kirchheim unter Teck in the Stuttgart region, selected the Atex Digital Media platform to be at the heart of their multi-channel newsrooms. Read more ...
  • 2018-02-07 15:53
    Würzburg, 07-02-2018 – With the purchase of two highly automated Commander CL printing towers, the Main-Post media group is resolutely pursuing its chosen path of gradual modernisation. "Piece by piece, we are upgrading our printing presses so that they represent the latest state of the art. For us, the two new printing towers also indicate our clear commitment to printed newspapers," says David Brandstätter, Managing Director of Main-Post GmbH. Read more ...
  • 2018-02-06 11:18
    Würzburg, 06.02.2018 – The magazine Focus and the employer assessment platform Kununu join forces each year to honour the best 1,000 employers of the year. Printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer, with plants in Ba-varia, Saxony and Baden-Württemberg, landed in 27th place in the latest list and is thus one of the “Top National Employers of 2018”. Read more ...

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