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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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  • 2015-03-20 11:24
    Würzburg, 20.03.2015 - Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) published its financial statements for 2014 on 20 March. At €1.1bn group sales were at the top end of its forecast (2013: €1,099.7m). Initial positive impacts from the press manufacturer’s group realignment which began at the beginning of 2014 are visible. Compared to the previous year when restructuring expenses of over €155m strained KBA’s operating result, in 2014 both its sheetfed offset segment and the web and special press division posted an operating profit. Moreover, despite further special expenses of €10m the rise in operating profit to €14.1m was significantly higher than planned a year ago. The pre-tax profit (EBT) came to €5.5m and a group net profit of €0.3m also exceeded the forecast. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-19 15:18
    Barcelona, Spain, 12 March 2015 – Mengis Druck AG has purchased the first HP T400 Color Inkjet Web Press in Switzerland. The company’s new HP T400 will also be the first digital press to be used solely for the production of its high-volume newspaper, the Walliser Bote. With a daily run length of 22,000, digital production of the Walliser Bote marks an important milestone for the graphic arts industry. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-18 16:02
    18.03.2015 - The Colorman e:line took up operation in Bamberg right on schedule on March 16. For Mediengruppe Oberfranken, the new newspaper printing press is an important cornerstone for the fast and economic production of in-house and external publications and advertising materials. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-17 11:25
    Wake Forest, N.C., March 16, 2015 – Southern Lithoplate, Inc. (SLP) announced today that Artigraf, S.A. de C.V. will serve as SLP’s exclusive agent in the Mexico market for CRON-ECRM computer-to-plate recorders and accessories. Under the agreement, Mexico City-based Artigraf will sell CRON-ECRM thermal platesetters configured for newspaper and commercial printing. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-17 11:08
    Wake Forest, N.C., March 16, 2015 - Southern Lithoplate, Inc. (SLP) and CRON-ECRM LLC today announced an agreement that names Southern Lithoplate the exclusive distributor of CRON-ECRM thermal computer-to-plate systems and accessories for the newspaper and coldset web printing markets in North America. Southern Lithoplate now offers its large base of current and future customers across the United States, Canada and Mexico unique new turnkey thermal CtP solutions for flexible prepress production — backed by SLP’s industry-leading sales, service and technical support, along with the newly created SLP Solutions Program. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-11 14:12
    March 11th, 2015 – Outstanding productivity using Goss finishing equipment has now been achieved by 1405 individual crews and earned them membership in the Goss Pacesetter Club. Established in 1997 to provide an incentive for achieving peak performance on Goss saddlestichers, adhesive binding systems and trimmers, the Goss Pacesetter Club admits new members each year as specific targets are met and productivity records continue to be broken. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-09 14:16
    Oosterhout, 9 March 2015 – Q.I. Press Controls achieves double success in China. Within the space of a week, both GanSu Daily and LiaoCheng Daily have opted to invest in the mRC-3D with AIMS (Automatic Ink Mist Shield). Paul Yu, Managing Director of Q.I. Press Controls China, had this to say: “We have been told both organisations are giving serious consideration to a follow-up investments in our products, once their systems are running up to speed.” Read more ...
  • 2015-03-09 10:42
    Adligenswil, 5. März 2014 - Braucht die Schweiz eine neue Partei? Ringier Print meint Ja. Mit der Gründung der Ringier-Print-Partei (RP) mischt die Zeitungsdruckerei die Schweizer Parteilandschaft im Hinblick auf die National- und Ständeratswahlen neu auf. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-06 11:33
    March 5th, 2015 – Goss International continues its commitment to localized service with the appointment of SRS Graphic Systems for the Southern African region supporting both newspaper and commercial printers and publishers. Read more ...
  • International Newspaper Color Quality Club
    2015-03-05 15:59
    WAN-IFRA befragt zurzeit Teilnehmer des International Newspaper Color Quality Club zu der Frage, wie sich die Prozedur des weltweiten Qualitätswettbewerbs optimierten lässt. Read more ...

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