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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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  • 2015-12-01 11:17
    Boston, November 30, 2015 (Press Release) – China’s graphic paper markets have seen a downward shift in demand growth since 2009, but recent changes could further hinder the graphic paper industry. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-27 12:20
    Oosterhout, 26 November 2015 – EAE welcomes Rotografix as a new agent! Rotografix will represent EAE in the entire graphical market of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. 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 the Balkans. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-26 16:34
    26.11.2015 – InPEQ Forum 2015, the tenth meeting of the Balkan printers and their European partners, took place from October 22-23, 2015. It was hosted by the printing association “Transilvania”, Romania. 150 managers and experts from the printing industry of nine European countries joined the event. The attendees established many useful contacts and led interesting discussions Read more ...
  • 2015-11-26 15:56
    26.11.2015 – The ideal combination of the Tempo 220 and the FlexLiner were crucial for Krupp Druck’s investment decision. From next February, the company, which is based in the German town of Sinzig, will stitch its weekly newspapers in A4-plus tabloid format using the high-performance Tempo 220 saddle stitcher and insert up to twelve inserts inline with a FlexLiner. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-25 15:27
    Chicago, IL 25th Nov 2015 – Harland Simon is delighted to announce the completion of an upgrade to replace the proprietary Interbus Loop Encoders on a manroland press at The Des Moines Register, IA, one of Gannett’s largest newspapers. This project was carried out without disruption to production and, as part of a multi-phase upgrade, has already seen the replacement of the press control system on three manroland Geoman presses. This included the upper level management system, control consoles, on-unit hardware, reelstand controls and parts of the Baumuller drive system. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-25 11:14
    Sussex, Wisconsin, USA, 24 November, 2015 – QuadTech, Inc. has announced a product discount initiative to support its valued customer base and incentivize new prospects to explore the benefits of QuadTech solutions. The company has announced that it will offer substantial discounts through the end of 2015 for select new press controls and upgrades from legacy press controls, along with installation and training. There is also an opportunity for QuadTech customers to realize significant savings on spare parts for current technology, and a limited supply (U.S. only) of parts for end-of-life legacy products. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-23 12:36
    18. November 2015 – Die INGEDE begrüßt die Initiative des BDE (Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser-, und Rohstoffwirtschaft e. V.), ein Qualitätssicherungskonzept für den Stoffstrom Altpapier erstellen zu lassen. Schon im Jahr 1998 haben die in der INGEDE zusammengeschlossenen Papierfabriken mit dem Ziel der Qualitätssicherung eine Methode zur Eingangskontrolle entwickelt, bei der vor allem Feuchtigkeit und Verschmutzung des Altpapiers ermittelt werden, zum Teil mit einfachen visuellen Methoden. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-20 09:31
    Oosterhout, 19. November 2015 – Grafmat usluge has been named as the new agent for Q.I. Press Controls and EAE. Since the past seven years, Grafmat usluge is working hard to expand their portfolio with leading companies in the graphic industry. At the moment they represent a range of companies present in the market in all of Europe and the world. QIPC – EAE choose this agent to actively represent and promote the sales of QIPC – EAE in Croatia and Slovenia. QIPC – EAE has complete confidence in Grafmat usluge. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-19 12:06
    19.11.2015 – ColorLogic hat ein großes Update für das Messdaten-Optimierungstool ColorAnt herausgebracht. Version 3.1 beinhaltet insgesamt über 50 neue Features und Fehlerkorrekturen. Damit ist ColorAnt 3.1 ein großes Update, das erfreulicherweise für ColorAnt 3 Nutzer kostenfrei ist. Das Update ist bei der Impressed GmbH in Hamburg erhältlich. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-19 11:17
    November 18, 2015 – manroland web systems has published a new whitepaper on color measurement technology for commercial- and newspaper printing and offers a free download. Read more ...

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