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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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  • 2019-12-06 12:42
    Woodridge, IL, December 5th 2019 – Established in 1969, the Papua New Guinea Post-Courier, with a circulation of 41,000 copies, is the largest newspaper in New Guinea. Owned by News Corp., it was the first daily national Newspaper in New Guinea. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-29 12:01
    29.11.2019 – Czech media group Mafra operates two printing plants that are increasingly developing into coldset printing service providers, able to offer a broad portfolio of selected commercial products as well. The latest addition to the mailroom at the Prague printing site is a Ferag SNT-50 trimming drum, which came on stream in June 2019. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-28 13:36
    17 Oktober 2019 – Vom 08. bis 09. Oktober trafen sich Besucher aus der Verlags- und Zeitungsbranche auf der diesjährigen IFRA 2019 und der DCX in Berlin. Das Zeitungsteam von Agfa nutzte die Gelegenheit, interessierten Besuchern Lösungen zu präsentieren und aktuelle Trends gemeinsam zu diskutieren. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-27 11:32
    Würzburg, 27.11.2019 – The partnership with Koenig & Bauer continues to pay dividends for the Finnish printing company Botnia Print Oy Ab. Through progressive retrofit measures on its Cortina press, it has secured planning and production certainty for the coming years. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-22 11:29
    Oosterhout, 21 November 2019 – A state-of-the-art, innovative image-based cut-off control system that will continue to be supported in the coming years. That is what Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC), the Dutch specialist for measurement and control systems for the printing industry, supplies to the Swiss printing company Centre d'Impression Lausanne, part of the Tamedia group. The printing company had a cut-off control system from the press manufacturer, but this is no longer supported. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-22 09:44
    21.11.2019 – In response to media inquiries about the potential merger of Printing Industries of America and the Special Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA), PIA can confirm that its board of directors unanimously passed a resolution to merge with SGIA on November 17, 2019. The merger would not take effect until May 1, 2020 and requires approval from both PIA members and the SGIA Board of Directors. PIA issued proxy ballots this week to its eligible voting members in which they have the opportunity to approve or disapprove the proposed resolution. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-15 12:10
    Oosterhout, 15 November 2019 – The press extension at the Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG) printing facility in Amsterdam is accompanied by an additional automation system from Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). Now, the entire TMG printing facility remains equipped with the measurement and control systems of the Dutch specialist for the printing industry. In addition, QIPC's Smart Pre-setting software will be introduced on all production lines. This can result in considerable extra start-up savings. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-13 15:41
    Watford, UK, 13 November 2019 – The European GUA Conference from October 29 to 31, 2019 in Berlin, Germany, was a chance for Kodak customers from all over Europe to meet with senior Kodak representatives, technology experts and other industry partners. A densely packed agenda focusing on the latest advancements in workflow technology, automation and data security to meet the demands of the rapidly changing commercial and packaging printing industries awaited the attendees. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-12 12:11
    12.11.2019 – The Swedish regional newspaper market is in a state of constant change. Pressgrannar AB is the leading newspaper plant for the region around the capital Stockholm – from Uppsala in the north all the way down to Småland and Gotland in the south. The past 15 years have seen a range of local newspapers produced under the company umbrella. In order to ensure reliable production and supply for a region of this size, Pressgrannar relies on Ferag mailroom technology. Pressgrannar has now taken the next step in safeguarding this reliability and also opted to upgrade to the latest PRA Plus control technology. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-11 15:48
    Oosterhout, 08.11.2019 – The collaboration between the printing company of the daily paper Uttar Banga Sambad and Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC), the Dutch specialist in measuring and control equipment for the printing industry, will be further intensified. Uttar Banga Sambad, the largest newspaper in the northern region of West Bengal in India, is investing in automatic colour register control. Read more ...

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