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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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  • 2019-10-11 13:54
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  • 2019-10-10 14:06
    09.10.2019 – The digital transformation with Big Data, Smart Data, AI, Machine-Learning or Neuronal Networks, just to mention a few promising technology fields, is profoundly altering the daily production routine in the printing sector. But how can Printing houses benefit concretely from this situation? Maintellisense, the in-house developed service platform from manroland Goss provides the appropriate answer. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-10 13:35
    08.10.2019 – Every Printing house is sooner or later faced with the decision: retrofit or new investment? Basically, almost any existing press, independent of age or manufacturer, can be transformed into such a condition that it meets current customer expectations. The most significant benefits of a retrofit are obvious: it secures the press availability of the existing system for many years to come and it reduces operating costs, thanks to improved spare part availability. And it doesn't always have to be a comprehensive and expensive retrofit. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-10 13:11
    Riyadh, KSA, October 08, 2019 – One of the Kingdom’s key independent civil societies, The Saudi Journalists Association (SJA), and the organizers of the inaugural “Saudi Media Forum” (SMF), have announced that the event is well-positioned to attract more than 1000 media leaders and professionals from around the world. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-09 11:35
    Oosterhout, 8th October 2019 – Automated colour control on a waterless Koenig & Bauer (K&B) Cortina press seemed like future music for the time being. But K&B and Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC), together with Coldset Printing Partners, have started a project to integrate the IDS-3D system for automatic colour control in the already highly sophisticated press. During the K&B Cortina User Workshop on Wednesday 25 September, QIPC presented the revolutionary system and the first results at the Coldset Printing Partners printing facility in Paal-Beringen, Belgium. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-08 13:44
    Würzburg, 08.10.2019 – Successful cooperation between S.E.M. and Koenig & Bauer. Assessments of the first year of joint activities by the two companies are very positive. “The objective of our partnership was clearly defined: We planned to develop the market proactively. From repairs via maintenance to technical cleaning services. And looking back, we can now report that we have indeed achieved our goal!” says Achim Trenkner, managing director of S.E.M. Servicegesellschaft. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-08 12:08
    (UPM, Helsinki, 8 October 2019 at 11:00 EET) – UPM Communication Papers will take part in this year’s IFRA World Publishing Expo to be held in Berlin from 8 to 9 October. Every year newspaper publishers and printers gather at IFRA to learn about the latest print innovations. This year marks the first time that the IFRA will run concurrently with the DCX Digital Content Expo under the re-designed “Berlin Publishing Days” held from 7 to 10 October. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-07 11:55
    06 Oktober 2019 – Die Badische Neueste Nachrichten Badendruck GmbH (BNN) wurde 1946 gegründet. Im März 1946 erschien die erste Zeitungsausgabe. Heute beschäftigt die BNN über 600 Mitarbeiter über alle Bereiche von der Redaktion über Druck bis zur Logistik. Jährlich werden 500.000 Druckplatten verarbeitet. Die BNN sind im Druck- und Verlagswesen tätig und bieten den Kunden die komplette Bandbreite eines modernen, vollstufigen Medienunternehmens: von der Gestaltung bis zur Auslieferung – alles aus einer Hand. Zusätzlich zur Herstellung der verlagseigenen Titel kommen die Kunden aus Dienstleistung, Handel und auch von Fremdverlagen. „Die Kombination aus Tradition und Moderne, unsere kontinuierliche Weiterentwicklung, ohne dass wir unsere Werte und Tradition vergessen, macht uns einzigartig im Marktumfeld“, führt Georg Mann, Rotationsleiter BNN, aus. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-07 08:18
    (UPM, Helsinki, 16 September 2019 at 08:00 EET) – UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2019-2020. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-04 10:44
    Kinna, October 3rd, 2019 – For almost two decades, Borås Tidning Tryckeri (BTT) has been a cornerstone in Bold Printing Group, one of the largest printing groups in Nordic countries. The printshop in Viared (west of Borås) was established in 2002 following a joint venture between media groups Bold Printing and Gota Media. Read more ...

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