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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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  • 2018-06-15 10:24
    Sassenberg, June 15, 2018 – Peter Hirsch is to join the Board of Management of the future technotrans SE. The Supervisory Board passed a resolution to that effect on June 5, 2018. The appointment is with effect from July 1, 2018, but at the earliest from the effective date of the modifying conversion by entry of technotrans SE on the Commercial Register. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-14 10:29
    Berlin, 14. Juni 2018 – Den Daten des Statistischen Bundesamtes zufolge sind die Preise für die in Deutschland hergestellten grafischen Papiere und Pappen seit Oktober 2017 stark gestiegen. Seit Jahresbeginn 2018 verzeichnen sie Zuwächse von über 5 %. Auch die Herstellerpreise für Zeitungsdruckpapier nehmen zu – im April 2018 um 6,3 % gegenüber dem Vorjahresmonat. Gleichzeitig wachsen die Importpreise für Papier: nach jüngsten Zahlen vom März 2018 beim Zeitungsdruckpapier um 10,6 % und bei anderen grafischen Papieren um 6,3 %. Zusammen mit ähnlich groß ausfallenden Preisanpassungen des Papiergroßhandels ergeben sich damit Preissteigerungen in Höhe von 15 %. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-11 11:33
    Arlington, Va., 06.08.2018 – Rep. Kristi Noem, R-SD and Charlie Crist (D-FL) yesterday introduced legislation to suspend tariffs on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper which includes newsprint used by newspapers, book publishers, printers and direct mail companies. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-08 10:51
    June 8, 2018 – manroland web systems once more proves to be the best remaining provider for printing equipment. With selling two Cromoman presses and a Rotoman HiPrint commercial system to Africa, the market leading position of the manufacturer and service partner from Augsburg is emphasized. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-08 09:19
    17.05.2018 – For years, Druck- und Pressehaus Naumann (Gelnhausen/Germany) has been using a single Ferag RollStream line to shift impressive volumes with reliable insertion even for the smallest unit quantities. For a second postpress processing project, the company based in the state of Hesse needed to deliver record-breaking performance even before commissioning. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-08 09:08
    St. Louis, MO, June 7, 2018 – Baldwin Technology Company is celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer by hosting a series of activities and events designed to honor and inspire both its workforce and its customers. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-07 10:30
    April 23, 2018 – ppi Media provides a new service to the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag and is undertaking production control tasks for the publishing house. The publisher with the highest circulation in Schleswig-Holstein will benefit from a new cost-efficient hotline that ideally complements ppi Media’s support service and guarantees expert knowledge in production control that is available outside core working hours. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-06 13:30
    Wake Forest, N.C., May 31, 2018 – Through close collaboration between two newspaper prepress industry leaders, Southern Lithoplate and CRON-ECRM have introduced two new platesetting devices that redefine and refine CtP technology for today and tomorrow. Read more ...
  • 2018-06-04 15:32
    Rochester, New York, May 29, 2018 – Kodak announced today it will increase the price of Kodak offset printing plates globally. Plate prices will increase up to 9%. Read more ...
  • 2018-05-23 12:31
    Waldbrunn, 22 May 2018 – Companies that need to secure goods for transport at multiple facilities around the world want to be able to do this under stable conditions with consistently high quality. That's why Mosca offers its customers a service network that is truly unique in the industry. The company provides everything from maintenance, repairs, installations and relocations, to training and Technical Expert Meetings focusing on the optimization potential of strapping machines. As of 2018, the same standards and norms apply to all 14 subsidiaries, ensuring consistent service quality around the globe. Read more ...

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