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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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  • 2019-09-24 12:30
    At this year’s IFRA World Publishing Expo (Berlin, 8-9 October 2019), visitors to the Agfa booth will be able to discover newspaper printing solutions that deliver the best cost-of-ownership and are more environmentally-friendly, easier to operate and smarter to maintain. ECOnomy, ECOlogy and Extra COnvenience (ECO³) lie at the core of Agfa’s value-adding offering for printing companies. Read more ...
  • 2019-09-23 14:05
    Der Krause PlateStream Belichter mit Violett Laser gehört derzeit zu den meistverkauften Belichtern weltweit. Ein variables Plattenhandling, aufrüstbare Geschwindigkeiten von 100 bis zu 400+ Platten bei 1270dpi Qualität im Rheinischen Format, die Integration von richtungsweisenden Industrie 4.0 und 3D-Druck-Komponenten gewährleisten eine hohe Investitionssicherheit für jedes Budget. Read more ...
  • 2019-09-13 16:24
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  • 2019-09-13 15:41
    Q.I. Press Control is one of the project partners of the Print Innovation Awards 2019. We talked to Erwin van Rossen about the role of print innovation for the newspaper industry worldwide. Read more ...
  • 2019-09-12 15:07
    Stuttgart/Sassenberg, 12. September 2019 – Eine klassische Zeitungsrotation steht tagsüber in der Regel still. Aus wirtschaftlicher Sicht ist das Unsinn, denn die technischen Hürden für eine Umrüstung, die zum Beispiel den zeitunabhängigen Druck von Werbemitteln ermöglicht, sind heute gering. Mittels moderner LED-UV-Technik lassen sich auf nahezu allen Druckmaschinen tagsüber qualitativ hochwertige Ergebnisse erzielen und abends pünktlich mit dem Druck der aktuellen Zeitungsausgabe beginnen. Wie Drucker die Vielseitigkeit ihrer Rotation erhöhen und welche Produkte dies ermöglichen, zeigt die technotrans SE auf der IFRA World Publishing Expo 2019 vom 8. bis 9. Oktober in Berlin. Read more ...
  • 2019-09-11 13:21
    Agfa is one of the project partners of the Print Innovation Awards 2019. We talked to Rainer Kirschke, responsible for Marketing Newspaper worldwide at Agfa NV in Mortsel/Antwerp, Belgium, about the importance of print innovation for the newspaper industry. Read more ...
  • 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 ...

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