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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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  • 2016-12-01 13:40
    December 1, 2016 – The Cromoman 4-1 has especially been designed considering Indian conditions. It is a 4-tower 4-1 press that is capable of versatile printing possibilities, such as 32 pages, two times 16 pages, 24 pages plus 8 pages and various possibilities of two books in parallel production. There is an additional quarter fold for magazine printing. The maximum production speed is 75,000 copies per hour. Read more ...
  • 2016-11-30 14:37
    Princeton, NJ (29th of November, 2016) – Sun Community News and Printing, published by Denton Publications, Inc. recently installed ProImage NewsWay Press Register Software for their 1960s Goss Community Press. Read more ...
  • 2016-11-29 13:18
    Oosterhout, 29 November 2016 – The Spanish-based print concern Calprint SL has placed an order for a Performance Package from Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). QIPC, the specialist in automation for the printing industry, is to install the IDS-3D system for colour and register control at Calprint SL's plant in Medina del Campo, close to Valladolid in the centre of Spain. It will be the first closed-loop colour control system to be installed on a coldset press in the country. The Performance Package will also entail the updating of existing Engineering Automation Electronics (EAE) systems. Read more ...
  • 2016-11-24 10:46
    November 24, 2016 – The number one target of the development of the new manroland web Store was a simple and secure operation. Requirements, which were fully met for a very good reason: Our pilot customer Trinity Mirror Print explained to the developers from manroland web systems precisely what web offset printers expect from an online shop for the supply of spare and wear parts. Today, everyone involved couldn’t agree more: The ordering process is extremely efficient, the implementation is a complete success. Read more ...
  • 2016-11-23 14:09
    23.11.2016 – After almost 35 years, Centro Stampa Veneto has decided to retire its old flexo newspaper press and to switch to offset. The Commander 3/2 which is to be installed by KBA-Digital & Web Solutions will be coming on stream in Mestre near Venice in summer 2017. The new press is able to print up to 80,000 four-colour tabloid newspapers per hour (format: 440 x 300 mm / 17.3 x 11.8 in). For the president of the Caltagirone publishing group, Dr. Azzurra Caltagirone, the decision to work with Koenig & Bauer was only logical: “We were looking for a partner we could rely on also in the future. Koenig & Bauer was here the obvious choice.” Read more ...
  • 2016-11-23 12:48
    Oosterhout, 22 November 2016 – The Slovenian printing concern, Salomon Print, is set to replace the outdated automation system which is currently in use on its press. The Ljubljana-based concern has placed an order with Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC), the Dutch specialist in automation solutions for the printing industry. QIPC is to fit two mRC-3D cameras for colour register and two for cut-off register on the company's manroland ROTOMAN N press in Slovenia. In the words of Salomon Print: “QIPC is well-known in the market for its top-class products.” Read more ...
  • 2016-11-22 10:24
    22.11.2016 – Wenn die Plattenherstellung schon modernisiert wird, dann mit voller Konsequenz. So könnte die Devise bei der Goslarschen Zeitung gelautet haben, die den Umstieg von CTP mit sichtbarem Laserlicht zur thermischen Bebilderung mit dem Einstieg in die prozessfreie Plattenherstellung kombinierte. Damit ist die Zeitung, deren Anfänge auf das Jahr 1783 zurückgehen, zum Pionieranwender der prozessfreien Kodak Sonora News-Platte in Deutschland geworden. Read more ...
  • 2016-11-17 11:56
    16.11.2016 – Bei den Druck&Medien Awards 2016 der Fachzeitschrift Deutscher Drucker wurde am 3. November im Rahmen einer festlichen Gala in Berlin mit der Freiburger Druck GmbH & Co. KG (Badische Zeitung) bereits zum sechsten Mal ein kreativer und erfolgreicher Anwender der wasserlos produzierenden Offsetrotation KBA Cortina als „Zeitungsdrucker des Jahres“ ausgezeichnet. Den Award in Bronze in dieser Kategorie belegte mit der Druckerei Konstanz (Südkurier) ebenfalls ein engagierter Cortina-Anwender. Die Akzidenzdruckerei Aumüller Druck GmbH & Co. KG in Regensburg erhielt den von der KBA Deutschland GmbH gesponserten Preis „Umweltorientiertes Unternehmen des Jahres“. Daneben konnten weitere Nutzer von KBA-Druckmaschinen mit guten Leistungen punkten. Read more ...
  • 2016-11-17 10:14
    November 17, 2016 – „Hauptsach gudd gess“ – the main thing is good food; a very common phrase in Saarland. The Saarbrücker Zeitung newspaper is another important part of the local way of life. It constantly invests in new technology and is therefore always up to date with its reliable Colorman. Two ten year old Colorman presses have now received an upgrade with IDCµ, the new ink density control for newspaper printing. Read more ...
  • 2016-11-16 09:28
    15.11.2016 – The Mengis Group has decided to outsource the printing of the “Walliser Bote” from 2017 onwards. For subscribers, however, everything will remain the same. Read more ...

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