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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.
    To know the complete list of services from the Research & Material Testing Centre, download the attachment below.

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  • 2015-07-30 09:33
    30.07.2015 – Almost five years after one of the most comprehensive service upgrades for the printing industry worldwide, the media company Vacharaphol Co. Ltd. in Bangkok again orders another major Pecom upgrade for the production of their Thairath Daily Newspaper. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-30 09:06
    29.07.2015 – The Evening Telegraph is giving away a one-off 24-page magazine with the paper tomorrow, packed with all of the latest football news ahead of the new season. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-30 08:45
    30.07.2015 – Software-Distributor Impressed GmbH hat bei Friedmann Print Data Solutions GmbH in Riederich die 700. Installation von Enfocus Switch vornehmen können. Enfocus Switch ist eine leistungsfähige und flexible Lösung für die Automatisierung von Produktions-Arbeitsschritten in Agenturen, Verlagen, Druckvorstufen-Betrieben und Druckereien. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-29 14:27
    Ringsted, 29 July 2015 – In December 2013, the Danish founded GKS established an after sales facility to cover the UK and Ireland market. Our local presence in the UK has given us a very good insight of UK market potential in the past year, and to be sure to sufficiently cover the needs of the British prepress market, an agreement to acquire a 40 % stake in LPS Ltd. has been signed today. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-27 13:46
    For more than a decade, since 2003 to be precise, the American printing company Advance Central Services Michigan (ACSMI) has been profiting from ppi Media workflow solutions. Thanks to these solutions, ACSMI has been able to optimize their production. Today, this service provider operates three production facilities in Michigan where they print more than 70 publications. Now ppi Media is making this success story available as a case study, which you can now download from the ppi Media website. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-24 14:05
    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 14:33
    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 12:11
    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 12:24
    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 10:03
    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 ...

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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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