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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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  • 2018-02-05 15:51
    February 5, 2018 – manroland web systems, the global market leader in web offset is setting the standards in digital finishing yet again. The Augsburg based manufacturer has proven this in the last few years, with successful installations of the FoldLine and FormerLine digital finishing lines. The systems are so effective and fast, they have convinced renowned digital printing companies like GGP Media, a subsidiary of the Bertelsman Printing Group. And that’s not all: In addition, manroland web systems provides software and workflow solutions for complete networking of the whole press room – even offset presses can be incorporated from now on. In Pößneck, the system of a competitor for a letterpress line is currently being replaced with a solution from Augsburg. Read more ...
  • 2018-02-05 14:49
    Rohrdorf, 1. Februar 2018 – Der 48-jährige Diplom-Ingenieur und Technische Betriebswirt bringt über 20 Jahre Erfahrung in unterschiedlichen Bereichen der Klebstoff-Branche mit, unter anderem war er bereits als Key Account Manager, Vice President Sales und Geschäftsführer bei verschiedenen internationalen Klebstoffherstellern tätig. Read more ...
  • 2018-02-01 14:59
    Montréal, Feb. 1, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2017, of $13 million, or $0.14 per share, compared to a net loss of $45 million, or $0.50 per share, in the same period in 2016. Sales were $898 million in the quarter, an increase of $9 million from the fourth quarter of 2016. Excluding special items, the company reported net income of $14 million, or $0.15 per share, compared to a net loss, excluding special items, of $7 million, or $0.08 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2016. Read more ...
  • 2018-02-01 14:53
    Montréal, Feb. 1, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced the selection and appointment of Yves Laflamme as Resolute's new president and chief executive officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, succeeding Richard Garneau. The announcement of Mr. Garneau's retirement today coincides with the announcement of the company's fourth quarter and 2017 annual results. Read more ...
  • 2018-01-31 14:41
    Princeton, NJ (30 of January 2018) – Canadian Newspaper Winnipeg Free Press in Winnipeg, Manitoba recently added ProImage’s OnColor Eco Ink Optimization Software to reduce ink consumption and ink cost on their press while improving print quality. Read more ...
  • 2018-01-29 14:33
    11.01.2018 – Spanish newspaper printer Bermont Impresión is making the move from manual to automated inserting at its distribution centre in Coslada (Madrid). Here the company relies on Swiss postpress processing equipment and is investing in a Ferag MiniSert inserting system. This will this help handle small runs for local newspapers efficiently, reliably and cost-effectively in parallel with main production. Read more ...
  • 2018-01-25 14:37
    Sweden, January 25th, 2018 – The Swedish based companies MWM Group and DCOS Sweden AB have agreed to join forces regarding sales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The synergies between the companies are obvious; dynamic and flexible organizations offering complementing systems and services to automate, control and increase productivity and quality in printing. Read more ...
  • 2018-01-24 15:00
    24.01.2018 – With the signing of the contract for a syndicated credit facility, Koenig & Bauer has completed a further step in its goal of reinforcing its stability and financial strength. At the same time, the printing press manufacturer is widening its finan-cial scope for stepping up its profitable growth and for utilising strategic options. In addition to a guarantee facility of €200m, the syndicated finance includes a revolving cash credit facility of €150m with an option to increase it by €50m. The facilities have a term of five years plus two one-year renewal options up until December 2024. The group-wide financing facility also entails local operating credit lines at various subsidiaries. Read more ...
  • 2018-01-24 12:27
    Princeton, NJ (23rd of January 2018) – Texas based Greensheet Media, a weekly shopper with 19 zones and a total weekly circulation of 650,000 recently upgraded their production workflow with ProImage browser-based, HTML 5 compliant NewsWay-X. Read more ...
  • 2018-01-24 09:42
    January 23, 2018 – manroland web systems and China National Complete Plant Import & Export Corporation Limited (Complant) signed a contract for in total 9 highly automated Uniset newspaper press lines for the Cuban governmental newspaper Granma. The new equipment is part of a strategic investment project for Cuba. The Uniset presses will be installed in the cities of Havana, Holguin and Santa Clara where they will produce, besides the major Cuban newspaper “Granma”, other newspaper products and books. Read more ...

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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.

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    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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