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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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  • Research & Material Testing centre offers variety of testing services on Newsprint and ink testing services, which includes printability properties of paper and ink. Ink testing includes properties like Ink requirement, Optimum ink film thickness range, Color deviation at different IFT, Transparency, Also offers technical training and workshops on various topics tailored for newspaper production and print industry. Its a unique training centre for for all your production related training to boost the skills of your employees and consult your process and improve the standards.
    To know the complete list of services from the Research & Material Testing Centre, download the attachment below.

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    March 11th, 2015 – Outstanding productivity using Goss finishing equipment has now been achieved by 1405 individual crews and earned them membership in the Goss Pacesetter Club. Established in 1997 to provide an incentive for achieving peak performance on Goss saddlestichers, adhesive binding systems and trimmers, the Goss Pacesetter Club admits new members each year as specific targets are met and productivity records continue to be broken. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-09 13:16
    Oosterhout, 9 March 2015 – Q.I. Press Controls achieves double success in China. Within the space of a week, both GanSu Daily and LiaoCheng Daily have opted to invest in the mRC-3D with AIMS (Automatic Ink Mist Shield). Paul Yu, Managing Director of Q.I. Press Controls China, had this to say: “We have been told both organisations are giving serious consideration to a follow-up investments in our products, once their systems are running up to speed.” Read more ...
  • 2015-03-09 09:42
    Adligenswil, 5. März 2014 - Braucht die Schweiz eine neue Partei? Ringier Print meint Ja. Mit der Gründung der Ringier-Print-Partei (RP) mischt die Zeitungsdruckerei die Schweizer Parteilandschaft im Hinblick auf die National- und Ständeratswahlen neu auf. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-06 10:33
    March 5th, 2015 – Goss International continues its commitment to localized service with the appointment of SRS Graphic Systems for the Southern African region supporting both newspaper and commercial printers and publishers. Read more ...
  • International Newspaper Color Quality Club
    2015-03-05 14:59
    WAN-IFRA befragt zurzeit Teilnehmer des International Newspaper Color Quality Club zu der Frage, wie sich die Prozedur des weltweiten Qualitätswettbewerbs optimierten lässt. Read more ...
  • International Newspaper Color Quality Club
    2015-03-05 14:50
    WAN-IFRA is asking International Newspaper Color Quality Club participants for their opinion in an online-survey. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-03 14:16
    02.03.2015 - Two years after SKN Druck u. Verlag GmbH & Co. KG in Emden (Germany) commissioned the first FlexLiner worldwide, the meter of the inserting system from Muller Martini is already showing 150 million copies. “That has exceeded our expectations,” says Christian Basse, publisher and sole shareholder of the company, which specializes in inserts in inserts. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-03 12:27
    UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Stock Exchange Release - 3 March 2015 at 10.20 EET - UPM's Annual Report 2014 has been published online at and The annual report including the company’s Financial Statements and the Report of the Board of Directors for the period 1 January – 31 December 2014 is available in English and Finnish as a PDF-file on UPM's website. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-02 15:03
    Oosterhout, 2 March 2015 - Vienna-based Mediaprint is the first to place an order for Q.I. Press Controls systems in 2015. The order consists of IDS-3D, mRC-3D and IQM for its division in Vienna, Austria. The order is the first in a series of four. Ultimately, the intention is to install Q.I. Press Controls systems in each of Mediaprint’s three divisions. In so doing, Mediaprint is not only investing in quality, but also in a product-development partnership with Q.I. Press Controls. Read more ...
  • 2015-02-23 11:04
    (UPM, Augsburg, 23 February 2015, 10:00 CET) - UPM has launched a new, comprehensive paper range for digital printing. Covering the widest possible range of digital end-user applications, UPM Digi papers come in a variety of tailored categories designed to fit a specific purpose and press. Enabling users to take full advantage of the possibilities of digital printing, UPM Digi papers are available in both wood-free uncoated (WFU) and wood-free coated (WFC) options, and in a wide spectrum of basis weights ranging from 80 to 350 g/m². Read more ...

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