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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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  • 2019-11-07 13:52
    Würzburg, 7 November 2019 – As a result of significantly increased economic risks and greater price pressure from competitors, the market environment for Koenig & Bauer has become much more demanding. Due to strict price disci-pline, the sometimes massive concessions from the competition led to weaker order intake in the third quarter of 2019, particularly in the Sheetfed segment. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-04 14:53
    GUA, Berlin, Germany, October 30, 2019 – For 20 years, Kodak Prinergy Workflow has formed a solid backbone for commercial, publishing and packaging printers’ production activities with its high automation, efficiency, integration capacity and flexible connectivity. The launch of Prinergy VME with Managed Services represents a decisive step into the future by Kodak. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-01 09:41
    Oosterhout, 1st November 2019 – Now the installation at the Newsquest printing site in Oxford has reached the forecasted results, the British media group, owned by the American company Gannett, is investing again in measurement and control equipment of Q.I. Press Controls. In conjunction with press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer (K&B), automatic cut-off and colour-register and closed-loop colour- and damp control are being installed at the Glasgow site. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-01 09:08
    Kinna, October 31th, 2019 – DCOS Automation has been awarded a contract to install closed loop ink density / color registration equipment to a DGM 440/430 press at Stuart Web, located in Stuart, Florida. Working with imPressions Worldwide on a comprehensive press addition and system upgrade project, Stuart Web will also add 3-used DGM 430 4-high towers to their existing press. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-31 13:34
    Montréal, Oct. 31, 2019 /CNW/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported a net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, of $43 million, or $0.47 per share, compared to net income of $117 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, in the same period in 2018. Sales were $705 million in the quarter, a decrease of $269 million from the year-ago period. The third quarter of 2018 included sales from the Catawba (South Carolina) and Fairmont (West Virginia) facilities, which were sold in the fourth quarter of 2018. Excluding special items, the company reported a net loss of $34 million, or $0.37 per share, compared to net income of $96 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2018. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-29 15:34
    Montreal, Oct. 29, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced that it has entered into an amended and restated senior secured credit agreement for up to $360 million, replacing the company's existing $185 million senior secured credit facility. The amended and restated credit agreement includes a term loan facility of up to $180 million and a six-year revolving credit facility of up to $180 million. The term loan facility is available with a delayed draw period of up to three years, and the choice of maturities of six to ten years from the date of drawing. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-29 13:48
    Würzburg, 29.10.2019 – One of the largest newspaper printing houses in Iceland, Landsprent ehf, has decided to bring its Commander press from Koenig & Bauer into line with the latest state of the art. Landsprent General Manager Gudbrandur Magnússon: “We have already enjoyed a close and trustful relationship with Koenig & Bauer for a very long time. And it was together that we developed the project of a step-by-step retrofit for our press.” Read more ...
  • 2019-10-24 14:07
    Kochi, Oct 24, 2019 – The house of Mathrubhumi has enriched Malayalam language and literature since its inception way back in 1923. For close to a century, Mathrubhumi has been a platform for almost all of the leading writers from Kerala, and has published the best in Indian literature. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-23 11:16
    23.10.2019 – MZ Druckereigesellschaft in Halle an der Saale (Saxony-Anhalt/Germany) is an active player in the consolidation of newspaper printing in Germany. The subsidiary of DuMont Druck GmbH & Co. KG invested in completely new printing and mailroom technology three years ago. Now in 2019, capacities were more than doubled to cover future production of daily newspapers and freesheets for the Leipzig area. MZ Druckereigesellschaft has once again trusted in efficient Ferag mailroom technology. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-23 07:41
    October 15, 2019 – ppi Media’s appearance at this year’s DCX & IFRA Expo in Berlin was a real success. Numerous representatives from the publishing sector attended the event to find out more about the latest solutions offered by the Hamburg-based software developer. Read more ...

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