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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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  • 2015-09-15 12:28
    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 09:35
    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 22:42
    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 ...
  • 2015-09-09 22:08
    When Agfa Graphics first launched its chemistry-free plates for the newspaper industry in 2007, the industry got triggered yet hardly convinced. That completely changed with the introduction of the N94-VCF chem-free violet offset plate in 2011. Since then, more than 70% of Agfa Graphics' newspaper customers worldwide made the switch and use Agfa Graphics’ chem-free plate technology for the production of newspapers.​ Read more ...
  • 2015-09-08 15:09
    Who has the most modern and efficient newspaper press of the year 2015? manroland web systems always is actively involved – in the offset project of the new COLORMAN e:line Bamberg as well as in the worldwide first digitally printed daily newspaper, the “Walliser Bote” in Switzerland. manroland web systems has developed future-proof business models together with its customers and will present them at the World Publishing Expo 2015. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-08 15:00
    EAE welcomes Techniweb as a new agent! Techniweb will represent EAE in the entire graphical market of France. 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 all of France. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-04 11:19
    Chicago, IL 1st September 2015 – Harland Simon is delighted to announce that they have been selected by The News Journal to replace the press control systems on its two Goss Headliner Offset (HO) with MetroColor Tower (MCT) presses with off-the-shelf locally available components. The contract includes replacement of the upper level management system, control consoles and proprietary on-unit controls. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-04 11:15
    Chicago, IL 25th Aug. 2015 – Harland Simon is pleased to announce that La Prensa, Panama, has contracted with them to replace the aging and obsolete press control system on its Goss Universal Press. Increased demand on their press and lack of component availability for the existing Rockwell Automation control systems, have led to La Prensa’s decision to replace their control system. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-04 10:59
    31.08.2015 – Seit 24. August bildet die Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) zwei Asylbewerber pakistanischer Herkunft im Werk Radebeul bei Dresden zu Mechatronikern aus. Dreieinhalb Jahre wird ihre Berufsausbildung dauern. Nach den negativen Schlagzeilen aus einigen sächsischen Städten will der Druckmaschinenhersteller, der rund 85 Prozent seiner Produkte ins Ausland exportiert und dessen Techniker in anderen Ländern stets willkommen sind, einen konkreten Beitrag zur Verbesserung der Situation von Flüchtlingen leisten und aktiv zu ihrer Integration beitragen. Ralf Sammeck, Mitglied der Konzernleitung von KBA und Geschäftsführer von KBA-Sheetfed Solutions: „Es ist für unser international tätiges Unternehmen in der derzeitigen Situation Pflicht, ein Zeichen für eine bessere Willkommenskultur zu setzen.“ KBA ist damit das erste Unternehmen innerhalb des Unternehmensverbandes der Metall- und Elektroindustrie Sachsen (Sachsenmetall) und eines der wenigen in Deutschland, das Asylbewerbern eine Ausbildungsmöglichkeit anbietet. Read more ...
  • 2015-09-04 10:47
    02.09.2015 – The manroland web systems GmbH in Augsburg again bets on in-house apprenticeships. On September 1, 2015, 14 young and motivated rookies at five different training jobs started into the training year 2015/2016. Read more ...

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