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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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  • 2015-07-24 15:05
    The Broons are making history in the Sunday Post this weekend (26th July) in a special £10,000k instant giveaway competition strip, produced using cutting-edge digital printing. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-23 15:33
    Princeton, NJ (22th of July, 2015)- The Dominican Republic’s largest circulation newspaper, Diario Libre in Santo Domingo, recently installed ProImage NewsWay Press Register for their existing 6 press towers to improve register and print quality. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-23 13:11
    21.07.2015 – Fairfax Media Printing and Logistics has made its newspaper production future proof together with manroland web systems: The two companies have been proud partners at a groundbreaking restructuring project that is finished know. During the last year, the newspaper production of the printing house in Australia has been adapted to the changed market situation. This year the presslines in New Zealand have followed. A newly configured Geoman has started its production in Wellington at the end of April. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-22 13:24
    Schibsted Trykk, Bergen/Flesland (Norway), 17 June 2015 – Norwegian newspaper printer Schibsted Trykk has contracted software developer Realcom to update two Ferag TTR forwarding stations at its Bergen facility. The comparatively inexpensive retrofit will extend the life of the forwarding stations by several years. Read more ...
  • Nuevo informe de WAN-IFRA sobre la estandarización de la impresión y lanzamiento
    2015-07-15 11:03
    La estandarización de la impresión basada en normas internacionales como la ISO 12647-3 ha aportado grandes resultados a escala mundial en el terreno de la impresión de periódicos. Junto con el desarrollo de la “impresión a todo color” basada en colores de proceso (CMYK), en sustitución del antiguo concepto de los colores simples en la producción de periódicos, en 1998 se introdujo la primera norma ISO sobre impresión de periódicos, una norma que fue mejorándose en los años posteriores. Read more ...
  • WAN-IFRA-Report „Druckstandardisierung“
    2015-07-15 10:55
    Heute veröffentlichte WAN-IFRA eine Pressemitteilung mit dem Titel „Neuer WAN-IFRA-Report zur Druckstandardisierung und neues ICC-Profil veröffentlicht“ in den Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch und Spanisch. Read more ...
  • ISO 12647-3:2013, Quality standard for newspaper production
    2015-07-15 09:39
    Today WAN-IFRA published a press release with the title “New WAN-IFRA Report on Print Standardization and new Generic Newspaper ICC Profile released” in English, Spanish and German language. Read more ...
  • Dario De Cian, General Manager at CSQ
    2015-07-10 16:10
    We are often asked about examples of newspapers being digitally printed around the world. One region to keep an eye on is northern Italy where the printing plant of Centro Stampa Quotidiani (CSQ) in the small city of Erbusco recently added two new foreign customers which want to have their daily titles printed and available for tourists and business people in the region. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-10 09:55
    Princeton, NJ (9th of July, 2015) – Kansas based newspaper ‘Great Bend Tribune’ recently chose ProImage’s cloud-based ECO ink optimization service for their daily print operation. A free trial – offered by ProImage to all interested newspaper printers – was the trigger for Great Bend Tribune’s Press Manager, James Audus to test if the software can help create a better looking paper for their customers. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-08 13:37
    08.07.2015 – „Progress, Innovation and Future“ – this guideline of WEISS-Druck seems to be the main reason for the trust in the groundbreaking technologies from manroland web systems since 1994. As well in the newspaper sector as in commercial printing, WEISS-Druck has evolved into one of the most modern printing companies in Germany – and still expands. Read more ...

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  • Since 2005, WAN-IFRA has certified several newspaper printing plants based on ISO 12647-3. Use the certification to improve production workflows, quality level, staff know-how, and market position.
  • International Color Quality Club
    The International Color Quality Club is the only worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers and magazines. Its goal is to improve the quality of reproduction and printing in production, while also increasing competitiveness as well as training and motivating all personnel.
  • WAN-IFRA Bar Code for paper reels
    The Materials Management Database project was launched as a spinoff of the Newsprint and Newsink Guide. Today it is used by printers, pressroom foremen and technical management as an information source for facts and advice for dealing with the materials used in producing newspapers. Among other informaton you find the specification of the WAN-IFRA Bar Code for paper reels in this online database. Most of the entries in the database originate from the members of the Material Management Committee; some come from outside sources (as marked), after review and approval by the committee. This database is continually being updated and expanded. New entries will be marked with a label in red type.

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  • Using a longitudinal analysis of readership data of 51 US newspapers, the findings of this study, say that assumptions that “print will one day die” and “digital will rule” were woefully off the mark.

  • The best practice guide ‘Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics’ is a global reference for suppliers, transporters, converters and printers to improve their efficiency — whether sheetfed or web offset, gravure, flexo or digital. The book’s cover price is 250 € / $280, but a FREE e-book download is available.

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  • Newspaper Colour Profile Download
    Agencies and ad suppliers can supply all newspapers worldwide with a single CMYK data set, separated in accordance with a standard ICC colour profile. The introduction of a standard newspaper profile makes newspaper houses more customer-friendly.
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