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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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  • USA
    2015-06-24 12:57
    Chicago, June 23, 2015 – A new survey into the preferences of consumers for printed versus digital communications has been published today by Two Sides, the global organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper. The survey, which was commissioned by Two Sides and undertaken by international research company Toluna, sought the opinions and preferences of UK and U.S. consumers on a number of issues relating to the change from paper-based to digital media. Read more ...
  • UK
    2015-06-24 11:13
    23.06.2015 – A new survey into the preferences of consumers for printed versus digital communications has been published today by ‘Two Sides’; the global initiative which addresses the misconceptions of paper use as a communications medium. The survey, which was commissioned by Two Sides and undertaken by international research company Toluna, sought the opinions and preferences of 500 consumers in the UK and 1,000 in the US on a number of issues relating to the switch from paper-based to digital media. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-23 12:47
    23.06.2015 – Trelleborg Printing Solutions presents its worldwide business through the new emotional video bringing together music, images and words into a show in three acts. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-22 09:01
    UPM-Kymmene Corporation – Stock exchange release – 22 June 2015 at 9:30 EET – UPM permanently closes paper machine No.3 at UPM Chapelle Darblay in France as of today, 22 June. The consultations regarding its closure were finalised at the end of April and approved by the Labour administration in the beginning of June. The plan to close the machine was announced in November 2014. The closure has an impact on 187 positions at the mill. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-18 11:00
    18.06.2015 – Start of Production on June 15, 2015 – The Revolution at the Newspaper Sector: There was a sense of excitement on June 15, 2015 – the important day for the “Walliser Bote“. Besides the technical staff of the workflow partners, the printers and the employees of Mengis Druck AG, the board members, first of all Nicolas Mengis, Managing Director, and Martin Seematter, Director of Mengis Druck AG, excitedly awaited the starting shot: at 11 pm it was about time – the production of the daily started. Read more ...
  • Hermann Zapf, 1918–2015
    2015-06-15 19:50
    Im Alter von 96 Jahren ist am 4. Juni zuhause in Darmstadt Hermann Zapf verstorben, eine der großen Gestalterpersönlichkeiten des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er hat einflussreich gewirkt sowohl als Kalligraf, Schriftentwerfer und Buchgestalter, wie auch als Lehrer und Fachautor. Wie kaum ein anderer vereinte er künstlerische Begabung mit technischem Verständnis. Zu seinen bekanntesten Schriften gehören bis heute Optima, Palatino, Melior, Zapf Chancery und Zapfino sowie seine Zapf Dingbats (Essentials). Read more ...
  • 2015-06-15 12:55
    15.06.2015 - Druckhaus Walsrode (Walsrode Printing House), which is based in the state of Lower Saxony in northern Germany, is replacing two Biliners with a FlexLiner featuring sword opening in the middle of this year, which will greatly increase the speed of its inserting process for newspaper supplements thanks to the press-to-hopper technique. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-15 11:26
    15.06.2015 – The consumption of printed newspapers, magazines, catalogues and books has not been left unscathed by the advance of the internet into more and more aspects of our lives. Print media is forced to share readers and pieces of the advertising pie with a growing number of online channels. In addition, publishing houses are on the hunt for sustainable business models and are therefore often reluctant to invest in print. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-15 11:00
    Oosterhout, 15 June 2015 – EAE welcomes GMDE as a new agent! GMDE will represent EAE in the entire graphical market of Italy. Due to the collaboration between Q.I. Press Controls and EAE, the agency decided it was about time to add EAE in their portfolio. Menno Jansen, Director Q.I. Press Conrtols, believes that having just one agent for both Q.I. Press Controls and EAE makes sure that the efficiency and effectiveness of the combination QIPC – EAE will be well known in all Italy. Read more ...
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    2015-06-12 14:49
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