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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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  • 2017-02-08 15:17
    Berlin, 7. Februar 2017 – Zum dritten Mal in Folge steigen die Bruttowerbeausgaben für Print. Das zeigt die aktuelle Bilanz zum Bruttowerbemarkt des Marktforschungsun-ternehmens Nielsen. 2016 wurden rund 10,5 Milliarden Euro in Printwerbung investiert – ein Zuwachs von 2,6 Prozent gegenüber dem Vorjahr. Seit 2013 ist der Wert um fast 400 Millionen Euro gestiegen. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-08 14:17
    Sussex, Wisconsin, USA; 7 February 2017 – QuadTech today announced that Indian publishing house Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd, one of the leading media groups in India, has purchased a suite of QuadTech print quality control solutions: the ICON™ Integrated Platform, Register Guidance with MultiCam® and Ribbon Control with MultiCam®. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-07 15:22
    Siegburg, Deutschland, 06. Februar, 2017 – Siegwerk, einer der führenden Anbieter von Druckfarben für Verpackungsanwendungen und Etiketten, hat sein Engagement in Sachen Nachhaltigkeit auf ein neues Level gehoben. Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften ist seit den Anfängen des Familienunternehmens tief in die Unternehmenskultur verankert – ökologische, ökonomische sowie gesellschaftliche Folgen des eigenen Handelns werden hierbei stets im Blick gehalten. Nun hat der Druckfarbenhersteller seinen ersten Nachhaltigkeitsbericht in Anlehnung an den internationalen GRI-Standard veröffentlicht, womit er eine neue Basis zur Bewertung seines nachhaltigen Handelns schafft. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-07 12:45
    Austin, TX, February 6, 2017 – Y-Combinator backed OwnLocal announced today they have acquired Print2Web, a pioneering digital service provider for the newspaper industry. The acquisition fits into OwnLocal’s strategy to make localized digital marketing accessible to all businesses through traditional media outlets, such as newspapers. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-06 13:01
    03.02.2017 – U.S. media company Civitas Media has chosen QIPC – EAE Americas to modernise the press controls at its newspaper print shop in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. In the future, yet another new QIPC – EAE Americas customer will reap the benefits of innovative EAE control technology. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-03 12:12
    Last autumn Hubert Pédurand invited me to visit the French digital newspaper printing plant “Digitaprint” in Avesnes-sur-Helpe. On 11 January 2017 we met in Paris and drove across the countryside to the small town, which is situated more than 200 km north of Paris and quite close to the Belgium border. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-03 11:41
    (PresseBox) (Frankfurt, 02.02.2017) – Krause-Biagosch GmbH is leading as regards Computer-to-Plate-(CTP)-technology for newspaper and commercial printing. André Nobbenhuis has been one of the managing directors of this long-established Bielefeld-based company for a few months now. In this interview, he explains where he sees development potentials for CTP technology, how he tackles diversification issues and why he believes that printing has a future. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-03 10:52
    Druckhaus Nürnberg GmbH & Co. KG prints the newspaper titles of Verlag Nürnberger Presse. Last year the print plant became a member of the WAN-IFRA Star Club after five consequtive succesful participations in the International Newspaper Color Quality Club (INCQC). Read more ...
  • 2017-02-02 15:21
    27.01.2017 – Within the scope of a major reinvestment, the biggest Austrian newspaper and magazine publisher Mediaprint GmbH & Co KG has increased its performance in plate logistics. NELA as a long standing partner convinced with its Just in Time concept. Read more ...
  • 2017-02-02 12:25
    02.02.2017 – The INGEDE Symposium 2017 will take place on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 from 9:30 to 17:15 at "Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft" in Munich, room "Europasaal". 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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  • 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.

  • The best practice guide ‘Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics’ is a global reference for suppliers, transporters, converters and printers to improve their efficiency — whether sheetfed or web offset, gravure, flexo or digital. The book’s cover price is 250 € / $280, but a FREE e-book download is available.

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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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