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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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  • 2019-09-11 13:01
    09.09.2019 – ppi Media is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of publishing solutions. It serves publishers and media groups throughout India, including companies like Jagran Prakashan, the ABP Group and Bennett, Coleman & Co – the publisher of The Times of India. On October 1, 2019, the internationally experienced publishing expert Matthias Fischer will become the new local contact for all ppi Media publishing solutions. Read more ...
  • 2019-09-10 14:23
    09.09.2019 – Ferag has successfully won over another Indian customer for its mailroom technology: Bartaman Pvt. Ltd. based in the metropolis of Kolkata. This newspaper publisher’s newly built and fully re-equipped printing plant is now operating with the HPC High Performance Conveyor, HPS High Performance Stacker and JobStrap modules. Read more ...
  • 2019-09-06 10:48
    Oosterhout, 5th September 2019 – In the footsteps of the Amsterdam branch, the print shop of Persgroep Printing in Best will also have access to the measurement and control systems of Q.I. Press Controls – Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE). The 3 WIFAG Evolution OF 375S presses at the print shop in the southeast of the Netherlands, near Eindhoven, will receive a full retrofit thanks to this Performance Package. Read more ...
  • 2019-09-05 11:44
    Würzburg, 04.09.2019 – Israel’s largest media company, Yedioth Ahronoth Group, has been a customer of Koenig & Bauer for nearly three decades. Their successful partnership is now reinforced and continued in the long run by moving two Commander machines. Read more ...
  • 2019-09-05 11:14
    5. September 2019 – 1946 erhielten Eitel Friedrich Schilling von Cannstatt und Oskar Hörrle von der US-Besatzungsmacht die Lizenz für eine Zeitung in Mannheim. Der Titel war zunächst „Der Morgen“, doch schon nach kurzer Zeit musste er wegen Urheberrechtsproblemen in „Mannheimer Morgen“ (MM) geändert werden. 1951 versuchte man, mit der Übernahme des seit 1949 wieder erscheinenden Heidelberger Tageblatts, erstmals das Verbreitungsgebiet auszudehnen. Read more ...
  • 2019-09-03 13:02
    02.09.2019 – This year’s World Publishing & Digital Content Expo (DCX) will take place from 8th to 9th October in Berlin. ppi Media will be attending the fair to present the new features of its publishing solutions and its special range of tailored IT services. Read more ...
  • 2019-08-27 13:23
    August 13, 2019 – In future, the Mindener Tageblatt newspaper will be relying on CTP output control and planning, page assembly and ad pagination solutions from ppi Media. This change is taking place in the context of involvement in a publishing group with the Neue Westfälische and Lippische Landes-Zeitung newspapers, which have been using planning and production modules from ppi Media for years already. Read more ...
  • 2019-08-26 13:52
    (UPM, Helsinki, 26 August 2019 at 14:00 EET) – UPM enters into a long-term charter agreement with the Finnish Bore Ltd and the Dutch Wijnne Barends, both affiliates of the Dutch Spliethoff Group. Together, the companies will design and build seven state-of-the-art vessels for sustainable sea transportation for UPM in Europe. Read more ...
  • 2019-08-23 10:53
    21.08.2019 – Ferag technology first arrived at the Mannheimer Morgen Großdruckerei und Verlag GmbH mailroom in 2018. The fact that Ferag prevailed against its competitors in the selection procedure mainly comes down to innovative concepts such as the FlyStream collating system. And to performance: the printing company can now handle the same number of products with two mailroom lines as it did before using three. Read more ...
  • 2019-08-22 13:57
    Kinna, August 22, 2019 – DCOS Sweden AB is proud to announce a substantial contract to retrofit the existing Bosch Rexroth drive system at OTM Avistryk Herning-Ikast A/S in Ikast, Denmark. The existing equipment consists of two Goss Universal 45 presses, with a total of twelve 4-high printing towers and two folders installed in early 2000, comprise over 70 drives and motors. The presses are by an EAE press control system and AMAL splicers. Read more ...

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