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  • The World Printers Forum Board consists of twelve members, half of them representing publishing and printing companies, the other half representing materials and equipment suppliers. New Board members have been elected in December 2016. The first meeting of the new Board was on 21 February 2017 at dmg in London on invitation of Rick Stunt, Group Paper Director, dmg-media, London, UK.
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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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  • 2017-09-07 13:41
    Tokyo, September 5, 2017 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd. (MHI-PPM), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Hiroshima, has received an order for three sets of "Diamondspirit" newspaper offset presses from The Hokkaido Shimbun Press, a newspaper company headquartered in Sapporo. The new presses are to be installed successively at the main printing facility of the company's subsidiary Doshin Sogo Printing in Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido, between July 2018 and September 2019. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-07 12:41
    Durham, N.H., July 20, 2017 – The New York Times (NYT) has begun the major project of upgrading the controls on their Goss presses. The NYT have five Goss Colorliners and two Colorliner 85 presses in their College Point, NY facility. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-07 11:09
    (UPM, Helsinki, 7 September 2017 at 09.00 EET) – UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2017-2018 for the fifth time. Read more ...
  • 2017-09-06 13:57
    September 6, 2017 – We are Print. With a clear commitment for web offset printing and the entry to new business fields, manroland web systems constantly expands ist leading market position. This is proven by numerous major orders for new presses and numerous service contracts in the last two months but also by the new direction and strategy of the world market leader. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-31 13:23
    31.08.2017 – At the IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin, everything will be about the topic of “efficient processing of inserts” at the Muller Martini booth F.05 in hall 21a from October 10 to 12. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-31 10:31
    Ahrensburg, 8 August 2017 – The Times of India, India’s largest English-language daily newspaper, has charged EAE Engineering Automation Electronics with the modernisation of a newspaper press at its printing centre in Sahibabad, just outside Delhi. This new retrofit project represents EAE’s biggest direct order to date from this country in South Asia. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-30 16:07
    Oosterhout, 30 August 2017 – Over the last year, India-based printing concern D B Corp Ltd. (Dainik Bhaskar), having dailies in 3 languages, has placed no fewer than five different orders with Q.I. Press Controls - Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE). Various printing presses in Aurangabad, Bhopal (two orders), Noida and Shivdaspura have been fitted out with systems from QIPC-EAE, the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment. “We’re delighted with the technical support from QIPC-EAE,” was the resounding verdict. “And we’re already looking forward to intensifying our partnership in the future.” Read more ...
  • 2017-08-29 12:44
    29.08.2017 – In diesem Jahr starten 94 junge Leute eine technische oder kaufmännische Ausbildung an den deutschen und österreichischen Standorten der Koenig & Bauer-Gruppe, vier mehr als im Vorjahr. Im Stammwerk Würzburg werden 36 und im Bogenoffsetwerk Radebeul 32 Nachwuchskräfte in Theorie und Praxis auf das Berufsleben vorbereitet. Bei den Tochtergesellschaften KBA-MetalPrint in Stuttgart, KBA-Metronic in Veitshöchheim, KBA-Kammann in Bad Oeynhausen, Albert-Frankenthal in Frankenthal/Pfalz und KBA-Mödling nahe Wien beginnen 26 Azubis eine Berufsausbildung. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-28 11:45
    Oosterhout, 25 August 2017 – Berlin is host once again to the annual IFRA World Publishing Expo (WPE), which takes place in the German capital from 10 to 12 October this year. The trade fair is the number one show for companies wishing to showcase their written and printed media products and services, both online and offline. Needless to say, Q.I. Press Controls - Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE) will have its own stand at the show. Amongst other things, the Dutch specialist in measurement and control systems for the printing industry will be demonstrating EAE’s Desk 7, with integrated controls for QIPC’s IDS-3D system. Read more ...
  • 2017-08-23 10:16
    22.08.2017 – At this year´s IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin Schur focuses on a topic that has always been and will always be important for modern companies – to become and remain economical. Schur Packaging Systems will present systems and tools that can support printing companies to optimize their production and avoid unnecessary costs. The solutions for this are as varied as the prerequisites and requirements. 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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  • 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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