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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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  • 2016-11-10 12:53
    November 10, 2016 – The Times of India printing company has been relying on manroland web systems as its partner for print technology and service for the last two decades. Now the capacities of two printing centres are to be expanded simultaneously, in order to further increase the success of the leading English-language broadsheet daily newspaper in India, through higher productivity. Read more ...
  • 2016-11-10 10:06
    10.11.2016 – Following a good third quarter, the Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) came substantially closer to achieving its growth targets for revenue and earnings for 2016. At €869.8m at the end of the first nine months, the group order intake was 1.2% higher than in the strong previous year. New orders exceeded group revenue, which rose by 22.3% to €831.4m, by more than €38m. The order backlog was valued at €613.3m at the end of September, up 2.7% on the previous year, and is sufficient to ensure the capacity utilisation of the group’s plants until spring 2017. Read more ...
  • 2016-11-08 10:22
    08.11.2016 – Caxton, the South African newspaper producer, has recouped its investment within just six months after an upgrade carried out by Muller Martini as a world first – the installation of a second opening station – on two ProLiner inserting systems. Read more ...
  • 2016-11-03 13:51
    (UPM, Helsinki, 3 November 2016 at 11:30 EET) – UPM is planning to permanently reduce its graphic paper capacity in Europe by 305,000 tonnes. The capacity reductions are planned to take place in Austria and Germany. Read more ...
  • 2016-11-02 10:33
    Hudson, NH USA, November 1, 2016 – Presstek, LLC, leading provider of eco-friendly printing solutions, has today announced the sad news that its President and CEO, Sparsh Bhargava, died unexpectedly on Friday the 28th October 2016. Read more ...
  • 2016-10-26 11:00
    Locarno, Switzerland, 2016-10-13 – Midway Press Ldt., a leading Dallas-based publication printing company automates color control with the latest inline technology on a recently installed Web press. The press is equipped with System Brunner Instrument Flight color control solution with Gray Balance technology in combination with the QuadTech inline Color Control System with SpectralCam. Read more ...
  • 2016-10-25 10:42
    October 25, 2016 – Renowned production companies of the graphics industry have joined together under the name Prime Network in order to develop standards together for efficient workflow during newspaper production. The members use their branch expertise to develop easily applicable and future-proof solutions. manroland web systems has been a member of the network since August 2016. Read more ...
  • 2016-10-21 08:20
    ABP Pvt. Ltd., publishers of Anandabazar Patrika and The Telegraph, India, follows certain guiding principle for identifying and analyzing waste minimization, treatment and its final disposal. We asked Mr. Pratim Dutta, Senior Manager - Sourcing, ABP about their experiences in waste management and treatment. Read more ...
  • 2016-10-18 11:43
    Press running times are increasing; technical support throughout the life cycle of web offset presses is intensifying. For printing press manufacturers this means that they must expand their service range. At manroland web systems, this includes remote control through the TeleSupportCenter (TSC) – mere troubleshooting is however a thing of the past. New ways for securing press availability are in demand. Read more ...
  • 2016-10-14 20:57
    2016-10-13 Locarno, Switzerland - Instrument Flight Color Control Technology from System Brunner adds ability to monitor and control G7 gray balance and tonality on press. The worldwide 1st Press Control System certification validates the ability to control print production to correct G7 gray balance and tonality metrics, achieving optimal visual appearance and color stability in printing. Read more ...

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