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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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  • 2020-01-07 12:47
    Oosterhout, 7th January 2020 – Shanghai United Media Group can continue to rely on press automation of Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) and EAE Engineering Automation Electronics (EAE) in the future. The Chinese media group, one of the largest in the country, is updating its existing QIPC automation with a new mRC-3D colour register control system. The EAE control system will be updated as well. "The Chinese market continues to be of great importance to us." Read more ...
  • 2019-12-18 14:50
    Rüsselsheim/Mainz, 17. Dezember 2019 – Die VRM Druck GmbH & Co. KG mit Sitz in Rüsselsheim, eine hundertprozentige Tochter des Medien- und Serviceunternehmens VRM GmbH & Co. KG, Mainz, schließt ihr erfolgreiches Geschäftsjahr mit einer technischen Investition in zweistelliger Millionenhöhe ab und kauft drei Versandanlagen des in der Schweiz ansässigen Maschinenlieferanten Ferag AG. Zum Investitionsumfang zählen Transport- und Zwischenlagersysteme für die Zeitungsproduktion, EasySert-Einsteckanlagen für Beilagen sowie Palettierer des Herstellers Segbert. Die gesamte neue Infrastruktur wird ab dem zweiten Halbjahr 2020 bis Ende des Jahres 2021 während der laufenden Produktion installiert und schrittweise in Betrieb genommen. Read more ...
  • 2019-12-17 12:21
    17.12.2019 – Linus Wittich Media Group counts among the largest publishers of local newspapers in Germany. The Group also operates three printing plants, the largest being Druckhaus Wittich KG Föhren in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate: from here alone, around 200 local newspaper titles leave the presses every week. Ferag MultiStack compensating stackers recently began organizing those into handy bundles. By switching to Ferag technology, Wittich was able to overcome several challenges at a single stroke. Read more ...
  • 2019-12-10 08:59
    02.12.2019 – MWM is to continue the successful collaboration with Pressgrannar – whose four printing plants in central Sweden produce 13 daily newspapers and also a great external production of printing material – by supplying the printing company with pre-calculation and post-calculation printing plant tools. Read more ...
  • 2019-12-06 12:42
    Woodridge, IL, December 5th 2019 – Established in 1969, the Papua New Guinea Post-Courier, with a circulation of 41,000 copies, is the largest newspaper in New Guinea. Owned by News Corp., it was the first daily national Newspaper in New Guinea. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-29 12:01
    29.11.2019 – Czech media group Mafra operates two printing plants that are increasingly developing into coldset printing service providers, able to offer a broad portfolio of selected commercial products as well. The latest addition to the mailroom at the Prague printing site is a Ferag SNT-50 trimming drum, which came on stream in June 2019. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-28 13:36
    17 Oktober 2019 – Vom 08. bis 09. Oktober trafen sich Besucher aus der Verlags- und Zeitungsbranche auf der diesjährigen IFRA 2019 und der DCX in Berlin. Das Zeitungsteam von Agfa nutzte die Gelegenheit, interessierten Besuchern Lösungen zu präsentieren und aktuelle Trends gemeinsam zu diskutieren. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-27 11:32
    Würzburg, 27.11.2019 – The partnership with Koenig & Bauer continues to pay dividends for the Finnish printing company Botnia Print Oy Ab. Through progressive retrofit measures on its Cortina press, it has secured planning and production certainty for the coming years. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-22 11:29
    Oosterhout, 21 November 2019 – A state-of-the-art, innovative image-based cut-off control system that will continue to be supported in the coming years. That is what Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC), the Dutch specialist for measurement and control systems for the printing industry, supplies to the Swiss printing company Centre d'Impression Lausanne, part of the Tamedia group. The printing company had a cut-off control system from the press manufacturer, but this is no longer supported. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-22 09:44
    21.11.2019 – In response to media inquiries about the potential merger of Printing Industries of America and the Special Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA), PIA can confirm that its board of directors unanimously passed a resolution to merge with SGIA on November 17, 2019. The merger would not take effect until May 1, 2020 and requires approval from both PIA members and the SGIA Board of Directors. PIA issued proxy ballots this week to its eligible voting members in which they have the opportunity to approve or disapprove the proposed resolution. Read more ...

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