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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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  • 2015-10-15 10:38
    Hamburg, 5 October 2015 – Ferag developed the HPC High Performance Conveyor and HPS High Performance Stacker for the emerging markets. But newspaper printers in the Western industrialized nations are just as interested in the new technology. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-15 10:28
    Hamburg, 5 October 2015 – This summer, The China Press Bhd put three EasySert lines from Ferag into operation. The newspaper company has achieved its set targets of greater reliability when as-sembling newspaper products, plus increased efficiency. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-14 11:36
    14.10.2015 – DC Thomson has today released the official Thunderbirds Are Go Magazine to accompany ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures’ action adventure series Thunderbirds Are Go. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-13 14:20
    Eysins, Switzerland, October 5, 2015 – Kodak is expanding its plate portfolio with a brand new violet offset plate which will be unveiled at WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo 2015 in Hamburg, Germany. Compatible with market-leading violet CTP platesetters and plateline equipment, the KODAK LIBRA VP Digital Plate meets the demanding requirements of newspaper production and the quality needs of semi-commercial printing applications. At the same time, Kodak’s new LIBRA VP Digital Plate provides the flexibility for improved efficiency in either conventional plate processing or with a streamlined easy chem setup. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-13 13:34
    Eysins, Switzerland, 2015 October 6th – Kodak is excited to announce that Sogemedia, a media company based in the north of France, will be using the Kodak Prosper 6000C Press to create more relevant content based on a reader’s location. With the new press, Sogemedia can easily and quickly print regional newspapers in order to provide localized content to its readers, in addition to offering regionalized advertising opportunities to local businesses. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-13 11:21
    08.10.2015 – Muller Martini looks back on successful World Publishing Expo in Hamburg. Not only were numerous visitors welcomed at the trade booth on all three days, the delivery of a comprehensive mailroom was also toasted with Germany's Oppermann Druck + Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. And Muller Martini also concluded a purchase agreement on the installation of two Primera saddle stitchers in the mailrooms in London and Manchester with England's Guardian newspaper group. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-12 15:07
    Oosterhout, 8 October 2015 – Where Q.I. Press Controls and EAE closed million deals last year in Amsterdam, the organisations gather success again this year in Hamburg. From 05 to October 07, the Hamburg Messe was the stage for the World Publishing Expo: the exhibition where de main suppliers of the printing industry present themselves. This year too, QIPC – EAE shared a stand where a white décor, white suits and new orders prevailed. The Board consisting of Menno Jansen (QIPC), Erik van Holten (QIPC – EAE) and Werner Ringel (EAE), looks back on three eventful days with satisfaction. Menno Jansen: “We are certainly satisfied with the results and we can confidently prepare ourselves for Drupa.” Read more ...
  • 2015-10-07 21:51
    October 7th, 2015 – Goss is introducing its Contiweb hallmark of tension excellence to a new market by launching a range of six unwinder/splicers and rewinders developed specifically to address digital web printing requirements. Available immediately, both the unwinder and the rewinder series are designed and engineered to be entirely modular, providing customers with an easy path to full automation at either end of the press line. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-06 21:47
    Bangkok, Thailand / (October 6th , 2015) – New-ProImage Asia is pleased to announce the successful installation of its NewsWay Production Workflow at the largest newspaper in Thailand, Thairath Daily in Bangkok. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-06 21:31
    Baden, Switzerland, October 6, 2015 – ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced a new footprint-compatible solution for replacing obsolete control systems based on the KT94 and KT98 families, which have been used on a large number of printing presses. Read more ...

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