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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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  • 2015-09-21 10:47
    21.09.2015 – Following an intensive selection process Beijing Daily Group, a traditional publishing house in the heart of Beijing with a large printing centre on the edge of the Chinese capital, decided to continue its partnership with Koenig & Bauer (KBA). A KBA Comet installed there in 2010 will be extended by two printing towers and two folders in the first half of 2016. The delivery package also includes adjusting the production capabilities of the existing Comet and a new mailroom system for the entire plant. This recent investment boosts the media group’s production flexibility and efficiency with in-house and third-party products while at the same time lightening the workload of an older press from another manufacturer. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-21 09:56
    Chicago, IL 18th Sept 2015 – Harland Simon has been selected to supply a controls upgrade to the Goss Uniliner press at Butler Eagle Printing, PA, in collaboration with Goss. This is the latest joint project between the controls and press specialists, who have got a long history of working together in Europe. In the Americas, this working partnership has also benefited customers including The New York Post, NY; El Mercurio, Chile and more recently, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-17 13:02
    17.09.2015 – With its single, integrated user interface, Agfa Graphics’ Arkitex Production keeps all departments informed about the operations and their status, offering faster turnaround and increased productivity. Based on HTML5, Arkitex Production can be accessed, with full control, from any computer platform that supports a browser. Because the new interface is so easy to use, it allows operators to work with it after minimal training. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-17 08:38
    September 16th, 2015 – Community Impact Newspaper of Pflugerville, Texas, has today confirmed its investment in a Goss Magnum Compact. The highly-automated Magnum Compact press will be central to the company’s new, purpose-built printing operation, designed to meet an ever-increasing demand for this regionalized, community newspaper. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-16 09:45
    Mortsel, Belgium, September 15, 2015 – With an increased plate throughput speed of up to 3 m/min, the Attiro VHS easily handles plates from platesetters imaging up to 400 plates per hour, such as Agfa Graphics’ newest Advantage N-TR VHS. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-15 14:24
    15.09.2015 – There are great expectations in reliability, precision and quality that are linked to an investment in a traditional brand like manroland web systems. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-15 13:20
    Oosterhout, 15 September 2015 – QIPC – EAE has sold yet another Performance Package. The Performance Package, which comprises an update of current systems from EAE and extra automation features from Q.I. Press Controls, ensures greater efficiency and product improvements for printing firms. The package also helps bring about even faster return-on-investment times then the products of Q.I. Press Controls and EAE do separately. This time it was the turn of IPM Press Print (formerly known as Sodimco) in Anderlecht, Belgium to buy the QIPC - EAE package. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-15 11:28
    St. Gallen, 15. September 2015 – Der Technische Beirat swiss4color hat zum Ziel, die ISO-Normen für die Druckindustrie in der Praxis zu testen und gegebenenfalls Verbesserungen für technische Problemstellungen und spezifische Anwendungsfälle auszuarbeiten. Die Mitglieder sind etablierte Fachleute aus allen Gebieten der Druckindustrie und setzen die Praxistauglichkeit im Alltag zuoberst. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-15 08:35
    14.09.2015 – Under the motto "Intelligent CTP systems - automated and integrated" Krause will present innovative CTP solutions for future production requirements in Hamburg. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-09 21:42
    Twenty years after Goss Autoplate technology was brought to market, Goss International is honoring a key milestone in the history of offset printing. Introducing reductions in makeready time, labor and expense, the Autoplate innovation has extended the web offset advantage and created opportunities across a wide range of sectors and applications. Read more ...

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