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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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  • 2015-08-05 10:40
    Hinwil, 15 July 2015 – At the World Publishing Expo 2015, Ferag is premiering Skyfall, the transport, sorting and buffering system. Axel Springer's offset printing centre in Ahrensburg is the world's first operation to use the new system. Here, six Skyfall lines are transporting more than 2000 printing plates each day from the CtP department to the printing machines, and at the same time are bridging a height of eight metres. For the sake of energy efficiency, Skyfall makes use of gravity on the descending sections and dispenses with electrical drives. Read more ...
  • 2015-08-05 09:14
    Ahrensburg, 4 August 2015 – API Maintenance Systems and Engineering Automation Electronics GmbH (EAE) join forces in the printing industry. Since March this year, the maintenance software API Pro is an integral part of the EAE workflow. Read more ...
  • 2015-08-04 14:59
    Marietta (GA), 4 August 2015 – Grupo Nación of San José, Costa Rica, has requested QIPC-EAE Americas to modernise various EAE systems on its newspaper and semi-commercial press. The American branch of Q.I. Press Controls and EAE cooperated with its agent, Print2Finish, to win the order. The retrofit project concerns a KBA Comet web press which was commissioned at the end of 2004 and upgraded from an eight tower to a ten four-high tower installation in 2008. Due to the installation of two heatset dryers, one section of the press is also suitable for semi-commercial production with enhanced or coated papers. The web press has been equipped with EAE control consoles, the EAE PRINT system for production planning and pre-setting, the EAE INFO system and Net and Service PCs. The press also features colour register control as well as cut-off register control systems from Q.I. Press Controls. Read more ...
  • 2015-08-03 09:52
    July 31st, 2015 – Goss International today announced that parent company, Shanghai Electric Corporation (SEC), has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Goss International and its subsidiaries to American Industrial Partners (AIP). The agreement forms part of a broader strategy to further strengthen Goss’ position as the world’s leading web-offset printing press supplier. Read more ...
    2015-08-01 09:13
    Australian GX Press reports this morning that the ownership of Goss International is about to change. Peter Coleman writes: “News that Shanghai Electric Corporation is unloading Goss International to a US private investment company begins a new chapter in the history of the American press maker.” Read more ...
  • 2015-07-30 10:33
    30.07.2015 – Almost five years after one of the most comprehensive service upgrades for the printing industry worldwide, the media company Vacharaphol Co. Ltd. in Bangkok again orders another major Pecom upgrade for the production of their Thairath Daily Newspaper. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-30 10:06
    29.07.2015 – The Evening Telegraph is giving away a one-off 24-page magazine with the paper tomorrow, packed with all of the latest football news ahead of the new season. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-30 09:45
    30.07.2015 – Software-Distributor Impressed GmbH hat bei Friedmann Print Data Solutions GmbH in Riederich die 700. Installation von Enfocus Switch vornehmen können. Enfocus Switch ist eine leistungsfähige und flexible Lösung für die Automatisierung von Produktions-Arbeitsschritten in Agenturen, Verlagen, Druckvorstufen-Betrieben und Druckereien. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-29 15:27
    Ringsted, 29 July 2015 – In December 2013, the Danish founded GKS established an after sales facility to cover the UK and Ireland market. Our local presence in the UK has given us a very good insight of UK market potential in the past year, and to be sure to sufficiently cover the needs of the British prepress market, an agreement to acquire a 40 % stake in LPS Ltd. has been signed today. Read more ...
  • 2015-07-27 14:46
    For more than a decade, since 2003 to be precise, the American printing company Advance Central Services Michigan (ACSMI) has been profiting from ppi Media workflow solutions. Thanks to these solutions, ACSMI has been able to optimize their production. Today, this service provider operates three production facilities in Michigan where they print more than 70 publications. Now ppi Media is making this success story available as a case study, which you can now download from the ppi Media website. Read more ...

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