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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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  • 2018-07-06 09:55
    (UPM, Helsinki, 6 July 2018, 10:00 EET) – UPM has today published the EMAS (EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) statements of its pulp and paper mills. The statements are more extensive than ever. Over the years, the company has reported on environmental impacts at its pulp and paper mills in Europe, China and Uruguay. Now the reports also provide a thorough analysis of the company's societal impact at a local level. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-05 13:01
    Lahr and River Falls, WI, 21st June 2018 – In June, Brueder Neumeister GmbH delivered its 2,000th VCP vision punch/bender, the machine is now being installed at the Irish News. This number is a landmark in a success story that began in the early 1980’s and made the family-owned company a world market leader. The technical principle is still used in today’s high-tech NELA machinery. Read more ...
  • 2018-07-05 12:33
    (UPM, Helsinki, 5 July 2018 at 10:00 EET) – UPM has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS), a chemical industry initiative that promotes and improves sustainability practises within its supply chains. By joining the initiative the member companies share a wide coverage of supplier data, such as audit reports and sustainability assessments performed by independent experts. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-28 13:27
    Mortsel, Belgium, June 28, 2018 – Agfa Graphics announces the release of InkTune and PressTune software to reduce the production costs. These intelligent tools are part of Agfa Graphics’ ECO³ offering and give print houses complete control over all printing elements, from ink use to compliance with ISO, G7 and client-specific standards, while reducing production costs. Real-time data insights into print quality drive these capabilities, independent of printing technology and press manufacturer. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-26 10:47
    June 26, 2018 – manroland web systems has been occupied with analysing and testing the benefits of alternative production methods, for quite some time. Results show that there is no getting around the topic of additive manufacturing processes. The Fused Filament Fabrication process (FFF) for plastic parts has been around since about 1990. In the meantime there are industrially mature approaches, which aim to exploit this process for metal parts also. This means that there is an opportunity to possibly facilitate easier procurement of spare and wear parts, which is a step that would bring massive benefits to customers. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-25 14:15
    Baden, Switzerland, June 26, 2018 – ABB has announced a further order from Druckzentrum Südwest GmbH, located in Villingen-Schwenningen in the Black Forest region of Southwestern Germany, for modular retrofits on its Wifag OF370 press. Druckzentrum Südwest prints newspapers like the well-known Schwarzwälder Bote. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-25 11:24
    Jagati Publications Ltd, an Indian language newspaper publisher headquartered in Hyderabad, has registered all their 22 printing centres and bagged membership for all their printing plants in this edition of International Color Quality Club contest. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-24 10:37
    WAN-IFRA announces today the winners of the International Color Quality Club 2018–2020 contest (ICQC) . 67 publications, newspaper and magazines, produced by 54 publishing and printing companies in 20 countries have achieved membership in the ICQC for two years. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-19 12:40
    Kiel, June 15, 2018 – Once again, international representatives of the publishing industry met at ppi Media’s Open Days to discuss current trends in the publishing industry. This year’s event was characterized by a range of dedicated presentations dealing with the topic of digitization and exploring what established publishing companies can learn from start-ups. This year’s ppi Open Days took place at the Atlantic Hotel in Kiel on June 4-5, 2018. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-19 10:34
    Giesbeek, The Netherlands, June 19th, 2018 – Malayala Manorama have implemented Elpical Claro for powering their automated image toning after significant business growth meant their legacy system couldn’t handle the expanded business operations. Read more ...

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