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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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  • Research & Material Testing centre offers variety of testing services on Newsprint and ink testing services, which includes printability properties of paper and ink. Ink testing includes properties like Ink requirement, Optimum ink film thickness range, Color deviation at different IFT, Transparency, Also offers technical training and workshops on various topics tailored for newspaper production and print industry. Its a unique training centre for for all your production related training to boost the skills of your employees and consult your process and improve the standards.
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  • 2018-08-20 10:26
    August 17, 2018 – manroland web systems and Goss International (“Goss”), both long-time web offset printing manufacturers and service providers, announce that they have completed the transaction to combine their businesses. The new company will operate under the brand name “manroland Goss web systems” and will be the strongest supplier to web printing companies worldwide. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-16 13:03
    The modern media industry is going through a total reconversion, which is necessary to adapt to current times. Media companies must reinvent themselves and look for ways of adjusting to the new information and communication technologies. This is the case of Avvenire, a general information newspaper of a Catholic persuasion, whose headquarters are in the Italian city of Milan. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-16 09:38
    Kinna, August 16th, 2018 – With the mountains and wilderness in the north, and the major cities and famous East and West coasts in the south, Sweden is Europe’s fifth largest country in area, and stretches over 1500km in longitude. MittMedia Print (MMP) with a total of five printing facilities, is the dominating newspaper producer in the Swedish midlands, encompassing nearly one third of the length of Sweden. MMP is the production division of MittMedia Group, a media producer with almost 30 daily newspapers, free newspapers, online media and apps. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-14 12:45
    Waldbrunn, Germany. 14 August 2018 – The executive team at the family-owned Mosca GmbH is expanding. Alfred Kugler joined Timo Mosca and Simone Mosca as one of the company's members of the management board on July 23, 2018. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-14 10:06
    14.08.2018 – We at Prakash Web Offset Pvt Ltd are elated to announce the installation of our new press at Nagpur with the reputed Hindi Newspaper Navabharat for their press at Nagpur City. The Prakash Speedster press supplied has Five 4Hi Towers and a Folder of speed of 36,000 cph. The press is of 546mm cut off and features spray dampening and Auto Reel Changers. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-09 13:45
    Wake Forest, N.C., 08.08.2018 – Citing the reaction by hundreds of printers to its quality reproduction on press and the strongest latent image among no-process lithoplates in the market, Southern Lithoplate’s latest generation Liberty NXP no-process plate is on course to set a company record for customer adoption. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-09 13:02
    Hamburg (ots), 09.08.2018 – Ein schneller Blick aufs Smartphone ersetzt oft die Lektüre der Tageszeitung, ein schnelles Web-Video die 20 Uhr-Nachrichten. Wohin führt uns die Digitalisierung und welche Auswirkungen hat sie auf den Medienkonsum? Dieser Frage ist Statista mit einer repräsentativen Studie im Auftrag von nextMedia.Hamburg im Vorfeld des scoopcamp 2018 auf den Grund gegangen. Gemeinsam mit der Deutschen Presse-Agentur lädt nextMedia.Hamburg zur jährlichen Innovationskonferenz für Medien in Hamburg ein. Die jüngste Studie ergab gute Nachrichten für die klassischen Medien: Eine knappe Mehrheit der Deutschen glaubt, dass Printprodukte eine Zukunft haben. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-07 09:45
    07.08.2018 – technotrans SE can look back on a successful first half of 2018. Business with the new technology markets and the plastics processing industry stood out as the clear driver of growth. The company increased its overall revenue by 4.1 percent in the period under review, to EUR 107.4 million. Operating profit (EBIT) climbed 7.9 percent to EUR 9.1 million, and the corresponding margin improved by 0.3 percentage points to 8.5 percent. technotrans also reaffirmed the forecast for the full year. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-02 14:02
    Montréal, Aug. 2, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, of $72 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $74 million, or $0.82 per share, in the same period in 2017. Sales were $976 million in the quarter, an increase of $118 million from the year-ago period. Excluding special items, the company reported net income of $66 million, or $0.71 per share, compared to a net loss, excluding special items, of $3 million, or $0.03 per share, in the second quarter of 2017. Read more ...
  • 2018-08-02 08:31
    St. Louis, August 1, 2018 – Baldwin Vision Systems, a business division of Baldwin Technology Company Inc., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration at its new headquarters on Tuesday, July 24. The new office is located at 2900 Swenson Drive, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA. The city of Waukesha is located just outside the western suburbs of Milwaukee, with fast access to Mitchell International Airport and the smaller Waukesha County Airport. Read more ...

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