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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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  • 2015-04-27 12:58
    27.04.2015 - Auch das Jahr 2015 knüpft erfolgreich an das vorangegangene an. Gämmerler hat einen Rückblick erstellt und noch einige interessante Ereignisse und Entwicklungen aus seinem Unternehmen zusammengefasst: 2014 - Ein erfolgreiches Jahr für Gämmerler, Buchbinderei-Kreuzleger BL416 und Prinovis. Read more ...
  • 2015-04-24 11:20
    24.04.2015 - Are humans and machines more alike than we think? A glance at the population dynamics of newspaper presses would seem to support the idea. Presses are getting older, working longer hours, and in need of increased maintenance, resulting in a retrofitting boom. One working example is the manroland web systems retrofit of the Interbus Loop. Read more ...
  • 2015-04-22 14:06
    Chicago, IL, 20th April 2015 - Following the success in upgrading the controls on their Goss Universal press at The Tribune-Review, PA in 2014 Trib Total Media have selected Harland Simon to replace the aging and obsolete Rockwell Automation frontend and Goss Meridian on-unit control system on their Newsliner press at the same site. With increased demand on their press and lack of component availability for the existing control systems, The Tribune-Review had to act in order to guarantee delivery of their increasing range of publications. Read more ...
  • 2015-04-16 08:52
    Carlsbad, CA, April 14, 2015 - Tucanna Software & Development, industry innovator and developer for print production automation and quality control solutions is proud to launch version 2.5 of its online job-submission and collaboration system tFlow Approval. Major improvements include better infiles, and customizable customer branding. Read more ...
  • 2015-04-15 15:39
    Wake Forest, N.C., 15.04.2015 - When something goes wrong and prepress production grinds to a halt, quick replacement with quality parts is a must. Southern Lithoplate (SLP), a trusted partner for digital plate systems, has launched an enhanced replacement parts program that covers a broad spectrum of prepress production systems. Emphasizing personalized, enlightened service, the new program provides fast-turnaround replacement parts for all SLP-supported CtP imagers and plate processors. Read more ...
  • 2015-04-15 15:06
    Wake Forest, N.C., 14.04.2015 - Today’s demands for superior quality, performance, value and minimized downtime require a new level of comprehensive service. Southern Lithoplate, a trusted partner for digital plate systems, has launched its new SLP Solutions program. SLP Solutions offers one-call technical support, expert field service, proactive preventive maintenance and fast-turnaround replacement parts for a broad spectrum of customer requirements. Read more ...
  • 2015-04-15 09:31
    14.04.2015 - Utusan Melayu is one of the leading newspaper publishers in Malaysia and looks back on a great partnership with manroland web systems that has last for many years now. In Bangi, close to Kuala Lumpur, the printer produces on three Geoman presses that have been installed between 1997 and 2007. Read more ...
  • 2015-04-13 11:35
    13.04.2015 - The Chinese Chongqing Daily Press Media Co. LTD has during the last 60 years grown up to a high technology printing house for newspaper and commercial printing with an annual circulation of around 2 billion copies. Read more ...
  • 2015-04-08 11:30
    8 April 2015 - L’Union de Reims, a French newspaper printer owned by the Rossel Group, recently invested in Fujifilm’s dedicated newspaper plate production system, comprising two Luxel News VMAX platesetters, Brillia PRO-VN plates and two FCF News processors, to improve the performance of its production environment. Read more ...
  • 2015-04-07 10:27
    Oosterhout, 7 April 2015 – The Chinese People’s Railway News in Beijing has opted for Q.I. Press Controls’ mRC-3D for its new printing press. The organisation was the first in China to buy the new IRS eleven years ago and to this day, the system is still operating to their complete satisfaction. In fact, People’s Railway News is so happy with the service and quality from Q.I. Press Controls, that they told printing press manufacturer Seiken that only a Q.I. Press Controls system would be good enough for the new press. Read more ...

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