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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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  • 2015-11-04 11:39
    06.10.2105 – HKM Beteiligungs Group based in Seefeld in Tirol, Austria, has selected 3TControl as its press automation supplier for all on press automation systems. The group operates print facilities in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. HKM Managing Director Kurt Übelher commented, “we checked the references of several suppliers, and eventually selected 3TControl. Our print business is growing and automation is an important part of our future as we look for more and more quality and efficiency. We were particulary impressed with the simplicity and colour stablilty of the 3TControl installation at Axel Springer’s Spandau plant that has a similar wide variety of print contracts to our business including important commercial work. We look forward to rolling out the 3TControl systems at our various facilities”. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-03 15:20
    Oosterhout, 31 October 2015 – The printing experts at Axel Springer, the leading digital publisher in Europe, have ordered an IDS-3D automation package from Q.I. Press Controls. The Axel Springer printing plant in Berlin-Spandau is the third site within the company to opt for a fully automated solution from the number-one supplier of optical measurement and control systems. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-03 13:49
    Boston, 20 October 2015 (Press Release) – RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, and TAPPI, the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries today announced the merger of RISI’s PPI Magazine with TAPPI’s Paper360° Magazine. This partnership will combine the industry’s two leading magazines covering global developments, trends and manufacturing innovation for the pulp and paper industry. Read more ...
  • 2015-11-03 12:47
    05.11.2015 – Die Planung und Produktion von Druckaufträgen ist eine komplexe Aufgabenstellung, vor allem in Hinsicht auf die Einhaltung von Produktionsterminen und die Minimierung von Kosten. Den meisten Betrieben fehlt bislang eine Lösung, um dieses komplexe Problem optimal in den Griff zu bekommen. Deshalb haben die drei Unternehmen PerfectPattern, Krause Biagosch und Impressed ihre Technologien und ihr Know-how zu einer Gesamtlösung verknüpft: sPrint One, KIM und Switch bilden ein leistungsfähiges und flexibles Gesamtwerk. Diese Lösung plant und kalkuliert sämtliche Druckaufträge binnen Sekunden und bereitet sie zur Druck- und Weiterverarbeitung auf - bis hin zu hochoptimierten Sammelformen. Auf der diesjährigen Druck+Form haben die drei Unternehmen ihre gemeinsame Lösung vorgestellt. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-29 16:19
    29.10.2015 – Process reliability is crucial in the mailroom – the Connex.Mailroom process management system gives newspaper publishers and mailshot producers that assurance in the future, too, thanks to state-of-the-art technology. The successor to Muller Martini’s well-known MPC impresses with its extremely high degree of automation, extensive navigation, cutting-edge technology and maximum performance. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-29 15:12
    Oosterhout, 29 October 2015 – Q.I. Press Controls has received yet another order from Malayala Manorama. The organisation, which has the most widely sold and circulating newspaper in India, has purchased the mRC-3D for its plant in Kollam, India. Q.I. Press Controls has been working with the newspaper for many years already. Results at its other sites have proved so good that Malayala Manorama had no hesitation in ordering Q.I. Press Controls’ register system for its Manugraph Smartline press in Kollam. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-20 15:23
    Oosterhout, 20 October 2015 – In 2013 Q.I. Press Controls installed 124 mRC-3D cameras at the The Columbus Dispatch’s printing plant. Two years ago, as part of a face-lifting exercise, The Columbus Dispatch decided to adapt its printing presses to enable them to print in 3V format. The aim was to bring machinery into line with ongoing quality and efficiency improvements being implemented by the business. At the time, The Columbus Dispatch was the first in the US to introduce the mRC-3D from Q.I. Press Controls. Now, two years on, the system is operating at full capacity, is living up to the expectations of The Columbus Dispatch, has led to significant savings in cost and waste, and - not least - gives Q.I. Press Controls yet another reason to take pride in its automated solutions. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-20 11:14
    19.10.2015 – manroland web systems and its customers have been high flyers at the World Publishing Expo (WPE) 2015 in Hamburg. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-19 10:52
    Hamburg, October 16, 2015 – Bucking the trend: Despite a lower number of visitors and fewer walk-ins, the World Publishing Expo 2015 will go down as a resounding success for ppi Media: "Our booth was full from start to finish. In those three days, we held roughly 120 conversations with current and potential future customers, conducted demonstrations and answered questions in lively discussions. There was no time to catch our breath. Nonetheless, we did notice that the hall in general was not quite as full as it had been in previous years. For us, however, the World Publishing Expo remains the most important and profitable event of the year just after ppi's Open Days," says Norbert Ohl, Managing Director at ppi Media, putting it all in a nutshell. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-15 10:46
    Hamburg, 5 October 2015 – Indian newspaper Namasthe Telanga-na has ordered two production lines from Ferag. Each line com-prises one Ferag HPC High Performance Conveyor and two pro-grammable HPS High Performance Stackers. Read more ...

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