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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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  • 2016-01-18 15:07
    Oosterhout, 18 January 2016 – As from today, the products of German-based company Intro International become part of Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). QIPC, developer and supplier of measurement & control systems for web offset printing presses, has acquired the assets and the intellectual property of Intro International as part of a so-called asset deal. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-15 12:32
    Chicago, IL, 15 January 2016 – Following their successful press control and drive upgrades in 2009 and 2012, Harland Simon has once again been selected by The StarPhoenix, this time to replace their obsolete on-unit quality controls. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-11 16:10
    January 11th, 2016 – Goss International has recently appointed Alles International as its agent for South Korea with a view to gaining advantage from the company’s established presence in the market as well as its expertise across a broad range of print disciplines. Alles International will be responsible for the sales, installation, parts and servicing of Goss’ web offset systems and ancillaries for commercial printing, newspaper publishing and packaging print production. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-06 11:30
    Baden, Switzerland, January 6, 2016 – ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced a change in its management. Damian Staedeli has been appointed Head of ABB Printing with effect from January 1 of this year. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-06 10:27
    Hinwil, 23rd of December 2015 – Malaysian company Star Media Group Berhad (formerly known as Star Publications (M) Berhad) (“Star Media Group”) has ordered new mailroom technology from Ferag. The media group is equipping two printing centres with four inserting lines, MultiStack compensating stackers and bundle evacuation technology. Star Media Group is placing its trust in Ferag and the development opportunities that come with Ferag mailroom technology. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-04 15:23
    Carneys Point, New Jersey, 04.01.2016 – Scott Brown, a 30-year veteran of printing press sales, has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Sales for the Western Region of RM Machinery Inc. (RMM), enabling RMM to more effectively serve existing and prospective customers. Read more ...
  • 2016-01-04 14:06
    Oosterhout, November 2015 – EAE welcomes Ferrostaal Vietnam as a new agent! Ferrostaal Vietnam will represent EAE in the entire graphical market of Vietnam. Due to the collaboration between Q.I. Press Controls and EAE, the agency decided it was about time to add EAE in their portfolio. Menno Jansen, Director Q.I. Press Controls, believes that having just one agent for both Q.I. Press Controls and EAE makes sure that the efficiency and effectiveness of the combination QIPC – EAE will be well known in all Vietnam. Read more ...
  • 2015-12-23 10:02
    Oosterhout, 22 December 2015 – Media conglomerate ABP is the first in India to have placed a combined QIPC – EAE order. The efficiency and effectiveness of a 'combi-package' made for a persuasive argument with the ABP media group. Recently, the order was successfully installed at ABP: Q.I. Press Controls supplied the mRC-3D for colour register and EAE will carried out a complete retrofit on the Goss Universal 70 in ABP's printing plant in Kolkata. Read more ...
  • 2015-12-22 12:53
    21.12.2015 – The DuMont media group in Cologne, Germany, is one of Koenig & Bauer’s (KBA) oldest customers. Their association dates back 180 years. The traditional publishing house recently opted once again for cutting-edge newspaper press technology from the Würzburg-based press manufacturer. A highly automated KBA Commander CL will come on stream in autumn 2016 at subsidiary MZ Druckereigesellschaft in Halle. With its high level of productivity, enormous flexibility and extremely short makeready times thanks to automatic plate changers, the web press from KBA-Digital & Web Solutions will replace a KBA Express delivered in the early 90s. Read more ...
  • 2015-12-22 11:44
    17.12.2015 – Thanks to their modular design, Muller Martini systems can be adapted to new market requirements at any time. A typical example is the CoLiner pre-gathering unit, which can be seamlessly docked onto the ProLiner newspaper inserting system if insert volumes increase. Read more ...

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