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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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  • 2020-03-11 12:20
    Oosterhout, 11 March 2020 – The major Colombian newspaper Vanguardia Liberal is investing in press automation of Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) for its recently acquired Goss Universal 50 press. The person in charge of the printing company mentions the integration in the control systems of QIPC's subsidiary Engineering Automation Electronics (EAE) as the main reason for joining forces with the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment for the print industry. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-10 11:33
    10.03.2020 – Agfa has opened a new state-of-the-art center for offset technology at its Wilmington, Mass. location. A ribbon-cutting and dedication was held at the Offset Technical Competence Center (TCC) on Wednesday, February 26th, with Agfa’s North American Regional President Gunther Mertens, and Guido Hauquier, Global Director Offset Applications there for the celebration. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-09 12:43
    05.03.2020 – Herold Druck und Verlag GmbH in Vienna (Austria) has optimized its mailroom lines with an investment in two additional Ferag MultiStack compensating stackers. Having four compensating stackers lined up in a row now makes it possible to distribute several productions between them in whichever way is optimal for bundle formation. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-06 10:45
    Oosterhout, 5th March 2020 – The German printing company Aschendorff Medien once again opts for press automation from Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). Satisfaction with the other K&B press with QIPC automation led to the obvious decision to also equip the new K&B press with the systems of the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment for the printing industry. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-05 15:58
    05.03.2020 – The name MWM Insight will correspond better with the digital brand identity, and all future business activity, in supporting companies with digital transformation through insights. The name MWM Insight will correspond better with the digital brand identity, and all future business activity, in supporting companies with digital transformation through insights. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-05 12:25
    Würzburg, 04.03.2020 – Koenig & Bauer is heading to the flagship trade fair of the print and media branch with a raft of digitalisation solutions, product innovations and a completely new machine design: “At drupa, we will be bringing the customer experience together with our latest innovations from the print industry,” promises president and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann. Because Koenig & Bauer brings together. That is the central message ahead of the branch’s leading trade fair in June. “The world of print is a fascinating world,” says Bolza-Schünemann. “It is the diversity of solutions for printing and finishing which makes it so colourful. And we invite visitors to the fair to explore this world.” Read more ...
  • 2020-03-03 12:33
    Rochester, New York, February 24, 2020 – Kodak has announced the integration between Kodak Prinergy Workflow 8.4 and Canon’s Prismasync Print Server starting with v7.2. This new integration provides Prinergy users a quick, seamless, and efficient method to set up, control, and monitor print jobs. Read more ...
  • 2020-02-22 17:14
    Oosterhout, 21 February 2020 – Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) will equip the Koenig & Bauer (K&B) Commander press of Reiff Zeitungsdruck with new automation. The German regional printing company sees the Dutch specialist in measuring and control equipment for the printing industry as a safe choice for the future. "QIPC is known to be stable and reliable". Read more ...
  • 2020-02-19 16:21
    19.02.2020 – Drupa, the world’s largest trade fair for printing technologies, only takes place every four years in Düsseldorf. The wait is over, as the global event is arranged in 2020 between June 16-26. Get updated on the latest developments and take the opportunity to meet MWM for business and a dinner. Read more ...
  • 2020-02-14 11:16
    Oosterhout, 14th February 2020 – Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC), the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment for the print industry, continues to do well in India. Recently, the company again received three orders for the replacement of automation systems from the Asian country. This from the printing companies Hindustan Times Media, Mirror Image and Delhi Press Patra Prakashan. Read more ...

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