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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.
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    Frankfurt am Main, 19. Februar 2019 – Die ZMG hat das Planungsprogramm ZIS, das Zeitungs Informations System, weiterentwickelt. Zukünftig können mit dem etablierten Planungstool neben gedruckten und digitalen Zeitungen auch Anzeigenblätter geplant werden. Read more ...
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    Sassenberg (Germany), February 15, 2019 – Based on provisional figures, technotrans SE can look back on a successful 2018 financial year. Both reporting segments “Technology” and “Services” contributed to the growth in consolidated revenue. The growth markets performed especially well, with high double-digit growth rates. Despite a weaker development in the fourth quarter and the effects of higher expenditure as previously reported, the provisional operating result (EBIT) is just 3.6 percent short of the forecast figure. Based on the anticipated economic environment, the Board of Management expects consolidated revenue for the 2019 financial year to be within the range of EUR 224 to 232 million, with EBIT reaching EUR 17.5 to 19 million. Read more ...
  • 2019-02-15 11:03
    14.02.2019 – Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL) is India’s largest media company. It is growing in the print market as well, having built another printing plant in 2018 to improve coverage of the Greater Delhi area. BCCL again invested in Ferag conveyor and compensating stacker technology for the mailroom at this new location. Read more ...
  • 2019-02-14 13:55
    Würzburg, 14.02.2019 – Koenig & Bauer is among the proud winners of the German Design Award 2019, earning a “Winner” commendation from the German Design Council for the RotaJet digital web press. The RotaJet convinced the jury in the category “Industry” with its ultra-modern, high-class feel and clearly struc-tured look. It already implements a new press design which Koenig & Bauer will be transferring to all other presses by drupa 2020. Read more ...
  • 2019-02-14 13:24
    February 13, 2019 – On 28 February 2019, our current managing director and CTO, Jan Kasten, will leave the company to take a break from his career. The two shareholders, Dr. Hauke Berndt and Manuel Scheyda, will remain as managing directors. Read more ...
  • 2019-02-12 13:39
    Baden, Switzerland, February 11, 2019 – BH Media Publishing Solutions has ordered a drives retrofit from ABB for two Mitsubishi presses at its print site in Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA. The Times-Dispatch Hanover County production plant prints the daily Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Newport News Daily Press and an assortment of BH Media weeklies and other publications. Read more ...
  • 2019-02-12 11:23
    Oosterhout, 11th February 2019 – The two Sanoma printers in Finland are optimised with the systems of Q.I. Press Controls – Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE). QIPC-EAE, the Dutch specialist in measuring and control equipment for the printing industry, helps media giant Sanoma's printing companies work more efficiently. Read more ...
  • 2019-02-11 08:34
    Würzburg, 07.02.2019 – The Aschendorff Group is the leading media supplier in Münster, Germany, and the surrounding region. With another investment in a Commander CL newspaper press from Koenig & Bauer, the company is continuing its successful growth course, having already fired up its first Commander CL two years ago. Read more ...
  • 2019-02-10 17:13
    07.02.2019 – INGEDE invites to the 28th INGEDE Symposium on 13 February 2019 at Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft in Munich. The world of paper recycling and deinking meets in Munich every year: The INGEDE Symposium is the only international meeting covering all aspects from recyclability and paper recovery to the treatment of paper for recycling. With more white packaging entering the recycling stream, these fibres become increasingly interesting for deinkers: How can the paper industry benefit from the new packing legislation? is one of the questions to be answered. Read more ...
  • 2019-02-05 10:42
    04.02.2019 – manroland Goss web systems Americas announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dave Soden as Managing Director, overseeing operations of the equipment & services provider in North America, effective immediately. Greg Blue, previous Managing Director of Durham Operations, will be moving into a transition support position with manroland Goss web systems Americas. Read more ...

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