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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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  • 2015-10-06 20:50
    Shortly before doors opened at this year’s World Publishing Expo (WPE) Swiss firm Tamedia and KBA-Digital & Web Solutions concluded a comprehensive four-year service framework agreement for the KBA web presses in operation at Tamedia’s sites in Zürich, Bern and Lausanne. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-05 19:19
    IDCµ, the first ink density control from manroland web systems for newspaper printing, has taken up operation at Druckzentrum Oberfranken in Bamberg, Germany. From day one, it has been using micro marks to precisely and reliably measure true ink density values. The managing director appreciates the resulting print quality and the savings in resources. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-05 19:14
    The Nation Media Group, Kenya`s biggest newspaper printer, opts for the 2014 installed COLORMAN e:line in 4-1 configuration from manroland web systems. The successful cooperation will now be completed with an extensive service contract with a total runtime of ten years. The contract contains several services – from a constant periodic maintenance via spare part delivery up to regular process optimizations at the press on site by manroland web systems as well as the comprehensive maintenance software MAINSYS. The service contract and MAINSYS help to make the press future proof and constantly secure best quality and cost-effectiveness. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-05 19:07
    PECOM-X has arrived: The new umbrella brand from manroland web systems combines all networking and automation functions for printing companies. PECOM-X introduces many new functions that increase the economic efficiency in the pressroom and consolidate offset and digital printing. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-05 18:58
    Starting in late 2015, the Imprimerie de l'Avesnois/Digitaprint printing house in northern France will digitally produce the weekly newspaper L´Observateur. This will allow the regional newspaper to present local contents that are more relevant to its readers as well as advertising offers tailored to local retail zones. manroland web systems is in charge of the workflow integration and the inline folder finishing with FoldLine – from the printed web directly to the finished newspaper. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-05 18:55
    KBA-Digital & Web Solutions in Würzburg and Swedish manufacturer Tolerans located in Stockholm have built on their longstanding collaboration with a cooperation agreement regarding stitchers for retrofits and new press projects. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-05 18:40
    KBA-Digital & Web Solutions was present as an autonomous company at the World Publishing Expo (WPE) newspaper trade show in Hamburg for the first time after the completion of the Group restructuring. It has been spun-off from the Parent Koenig & Bauer (KBA). Little has changed in the management of this web division responsible for the segment digital and offset printing, but there have been many changes to its structure, range of tasks and company philosophy. Managing director Christoph Müller, who remains a member of the Group executive board, drew attention to this during the company’s press conference on the first day. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-05 18:22
    Fujifilm today announces it has recently completed the acquisition of a newspaper workflow solution, Elara Software. Fujifilm will be using World Publishing Expo 2015 (5-7 October, Hamburg Messe, Stand 4.350) to demonstrate this new workflow solution as well as outlining what this means for its future strategy in the newspaper market. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-05 18:18
    Hamburg, 2015-10-05 -- World Publishing Expo, the world’s largest trade exhibition for the news publishing industry – kicks off today in Hamburg. UPM will be in attendance showing its strong commitment to newspaper publishing and coldset printing. Read more ...
  • 2015-10-02 11:19
    St. Louis, MO, October 1st , 2015 – Pressline Service, Inc. is pleased to announce the sale of a Pressline FlexPress to the Boston Globe for their new printing facility in Taunton, MA. The new FlexPress is equipped with a total of 22 zones and four folders and will allow the Globe to print its current newspaper products as well as additional commercial and newspaper products. Read more ...

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