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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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  • Join the World Printers Forum to influence and support the future development of newspaper production technology, organisation and business. Membership is free.
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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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  • From left: Prabhu Natrajan, Manfred Werfel
    2017-07-13 16:13
    The next round of the International Color Quality Club is approaching and will bring some important changes. Reason enough to inquire about our colleagues. World News Publishing Focus spoke with the new project manager of the Color Quality Club, Prabhu Natrajan, and WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO Manfred Werfel. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-13 10:52
    Helsinki, 13 July 2017 - UPM, the world's leading paper manufacturer, has launched a new innovation, UPM Impresse plus C, a pioneering SC paper custom-developed for coldset web offset printing. UPM Impresse plus C offers a smoother, glossier finish and a unique, magazine-quality result that sets new benchmarks in CSWO printing. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-13 10:34
    July 13, 2017 - manroland web systems redefines its service and takes the complete support and service range into consideration. WE ADD VALUE. This means holistic support – from consultation through to the right spare and wear parts in original quality, training, classical repair service and upgrade and automation solutions and on to maintenance and servicing of the printing systems, as well as offers and recommendations for once again improving the uptime and performance. All innovations in this category aim directly at reducing costs and increasing flexibility and productivity – always clearly focused on customer value, and not only for manroland web systems technology and product users. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-04 14:23
    Chicago, IL 4th July 2017 – McClatchy have selected Harland Simon to upgrade their press controls and upper level management information systems at their print production facility in Sacramento, CA. Read more ...
  • 2017-07-04 12:11
    Baden, Switzerland, July 4, 2017 – ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, will be represented at a booth at WAN-IFRA India 2017 in Chennai from 12th to 14th September. Read more ...
  • 2017-06-29 14:59
    (UPM, Helsinki, 29 June 2017 at 14:00 EET) – UPM celebrates a digital milestone in 2017 with the launch of its new eOrder service, a groundbreaking online tool enabling speedy, transparent 24/7 order fulfilment through an intuitive, hassle-free digital interface. Read more ...
  • 2017-06-29 11:06
    28.06.2017 – Das ISO Technical Committee 130 „Graphic Technology“ (ISO TC 130) erarbeitet weltweit gültige Normen, die Druck- und Mediendienstleistern sowie deren Zulieferern und Kunden wirtschaftliche und nachhaltige Produktions- und Geschäftsprozesse ermöglichen sollen. Der PDF/X-Standard oder die Normenreihe ISO 12647 für die Druckprozesssteuerung sind nur zwei Erfolgsbeispiele dieser Arbeit, die der bvdm seit den 1980er Jahren maßgeblich prägt. Gleichwohl bestehen innerhalb des Normungsgremiums mitunter starke Interessengegensätze, die auch bei der Frühjahrstagung des Gremiums vom 3. bis 9. Juni im kanadischen Toronto zutage traten. Der bvdm vertrat dort einmal mehr klar die Position der Anwender aus der Druckindustrie. Read more ...
  • 2017-06-23 12:38
    Hamburg, 21.06.2017 – Die Hamburger Firma CSci bietet mit ChkBarcode eine neue Software zur schnellen und sicheren Prüfung von Barcodes in PDF-Druckvorlagen an. Chkbarcode ist eine spezielle Softwarelösung für die Qualitätssicherung in Druckereien und Druckvorstufen. Ein typisches Anwendungsgebiet ist die Prüfung von Barcodes im Verpackungsdruck. Read more ...
  • 2017-06-21 11:20
    Hamburg, 13. Juni 2017 – Unter dem neuen Namen Condair Systems hat der Spezialist für die Direkt-Raumluftbefeuchtung Draabe seinen neuen Standort in Norderstedt bezogen. Der 8.500 m² große Neubau wurde am 9. Juni feierlich eröffnet und zeigt, wie ein gesundes Raumklima dank modernster Gebäudetechnik nachhaltig und energieeffizient realisiert werden kann. Read more ...
  • 2017-06-20 14:17
    Berlin, 20.06.2017 – In einer neuen Publikation hat die PDF Association wichtige einführende Informationen zu PDF/X – dem ISO Standard für Druckdaten – zusammengefasst. Die englischsprachige Broschüre trägt den Titel „PDF/X in a Nutshell“ und steht auf der Website der PDF Association kostenlos zur Verfügung. 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.

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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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