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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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  • 2019-10-08 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 ...
  • 2019-10-01 14:02
    26.09.2019 – Muller Martini and Oppermann Druck und Verlag GmbH & Co. KG invited mailroom specialists to the north German town of Rodenberg for two days. The visitors had the chance to take a look behind the scenes of Europe’s most state-of-the-art mailroom and see for themselves how five daily newspapers and 50 weekly newspapers are produced using a total of three ProLiner newspaper inserting systems. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-01 13:29
    Rochester, New York, October 1st, 2019 – Investing in new technology is one of the most important decisions a business faces when considering how to improve their operations. For an increasing number of printers, switching to Kodak Sonora Process Free Plates is an investment that is having a positive impact, delivering greater operational efficiencies and a clear Return on Investment (ROI). Read more ...
  • 2019-10-01 07:48
    16.09.2019 – For more than 6 decades Patrika has been known for its credible journalism and structured integrated campaigns and social initiatives. Changing times require changing mindsets and evolution of the product and brand. We have all seen major changes in the media environment in the recent times, like most proactive companies Patrika is a media house that has greatly overhauled and evolved. Patrika recently introduced a brand logo that symbolizes its rich legacy and that comes with respectable body of work behind it, but be relevant to modern context. Read more ...
  • 2019-09-30 14:33
    30.09.2019 – Since the merger one year ago, manroland Goss customers have profited from the know-how built up over decades by the two largest Web Offset Printing experts worldwide. Even more efficient Anti-Aging solutions for Web Offset printing presses, independent of manufacturer, as well as modular configuration possibilities for the High-Performance e:line newspaper printing systems or increased performance capabilities through automation: indeed the tailored solution concepts for newspaper printing and modern publishing houses are ensuring the customer's printing systems have their finger on the pulse of the times. Read more ...
  • 2019-09-28 13:16
    To get you in the mood for interesting discussions around industry hot topics, download UPM and FIPP’s Future of Media report. Read more ...

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