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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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  • 2020-04-22 08:11
    (UPM, Helsinki, 20.04.2020 klo 10.00 EET) – The road safety training programme developed by UPM and Liikenneturva has reached thousands of UPM employees globally. The online course is accessible for all UPM employees and is aimed for everyone travelling by car, for work or leisure. The training has been translated into nine languages and it is part of UPM’s induction package. Read more ...
  • 2020-04-20 10:15
    March 26, 2020 – The printed press and quality independent journalism are absolutely essential during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The German government identifies the media and culture sector as a critical piece of infrastructure whose functions must be guaranteed in a crisis. As a leading service provider in the field of automated newspaper production, ppi Media is making an important contribution to the maintenance of this critical infrastructure for its international publishing customers. Read more ...
  • 2020-04-09 08:29
    Oosterhout, 9 April 2020 – Printing company Tuna Matbaacılık equips its recently acquired press with the latest automation of Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). In this way, the Turkish printing company maintains the successful combination between the manroland Uniset 75 newspaper press and the QIPC automation the previous owner of the press in South Africa also used. The Dutch specialist in measuring and control equipment for the printing industry installs its innovative mRC-3D system for colour register and cut-off control at the print shop in Ankara. Read more ...
  • 2020-04-06 06:13
    03.04.2020 – With Mr Michael Ulverich and Dr Stephen M. Kimmich, the Supervisory Board of Koenig & Bauer AG appoints two new Management Board members. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-30 12:17
    Regensburg, 26.03.2020 – Exhibitions and events are cancelled or postponed far into autumn. As a result, an important source of information on new technologies and trends is no longer available. To stay up to date and to support the ones thinking about how to make their print business ready for after the crisis, the automation software manufacturer OneVision offers a wide-ranging program of free-of-charge webinars. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-27 12:09
    26.03.2020 – Die PPS PrePress Systeme GmbH, „Partner in der Zeitungsdigitalisierung“ in Oberursel (Taunus), stellt ihre Frühjahrspräsentation vor: „Vom historischen Zeitungsband zur Recherche im digitalen Archiv“. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-26 12:50
    26th March,2020, Kochi – The print medium is the victim of misinformation campaigns and rumours spread on social media making the false claim that newspapers too can spread Covid-19 infection. Mathrubhumi wishes to break this myth and educate all our constituents about our unswerving commitment to their welfare. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-25 14:08
    Montreal, March 24, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today provided an update on the impact of the COVID-19 situation to its business. Resolute remains as committed as ever to the health and safety of its employees, business partners and communities by adhering strictly to the guidelines and measures put in place by government authorities.  Read more ...
  • 2020-03-25 07:46
    Kinna, March 24th, 2020 – The Covid-19 situation is the primary subject in almost all conversations today, the global impact is huge and we are all affected, by the virus or by the consequences of the means to defeat the spread of the virus. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-24 13:50
    Würzburg, 19 March 2020 – With its strategic focus on the growth market of packaging, Koenig & Bauer is on track to reduce the dependency on politically volatile und lumpy security printing business by increasing revenue and earnings in this area. Read more ...

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