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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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  • 2015-02-18 13:31
    17.02.2015 - In autumn 2014 French media group Sipa - Ouest-France flipped the switch on a Commander CL 4/1 from Koenig & Bauer (KBA) at the company’s headquarters in Rennes. The flexibly automatable four-high press installed at France’s largest newspaper group admirably took over the printing of numerous part editions. As the new press surpassed all expectations regarding economy and print quality, the media house recently placed an order for a second, almost identical Commander CL 4/1 which is to be installed in spring 2016. The group’s brave investment in print was rewarded in November with the “Les Trophées de l’Innovation Presse” prize in the category “Best print innovation 2014” much sought-after by French newspaper houses. Read more ...
  • 2015-02-17 11:04
    Hamburg, February 16, 2015 - In which edition of the daily newspaper has my customer's advertisement been placed? Which page is it on and is there any additional ad space available? In the future, the Süddeutsche Zeitung will have all this information and more at their fingertips because as of now they are running ppi Media's AdX Print App, which enables them to use their iPads to quickly overview their current bookings. Read more ...
  • 2015-02-13 12:20
    12.02.2015 - “Who invented it?” – a well-known slogan and a question the Swiss like to ask. At this world premiere in newspaper production, the answer is: the Swiss and manroland web systems. Mengis Druck AG in Visp, Switzerland, is the first newspaper publisher to rely on fully digital production of its daily. Read more ...
  • 2015-02-12 11:04
    Barcelona, Spain, 05 February 2015 – HP announced new High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology for HP Inkjet Web Presses, providing print service providers breakthrough print quality, versatility, reliability and productivity. Read more ...
  • Martin Seematter, Leiter Mengis Druck
    2015-02-11 11:27
    Interview mit Martin Seematter, dem Leiter der Mengis Druck AG, in Visp, im Schweizer Kanton Wallis, Dienstag, 10. Februar 2015. Verlag und Druckerei “Mengis Druck AG” aus Visp im Schweizer Kanton Wallis geben den Walliser Boten heraus. Das Unternehmen plant nun, die alternde Zeitungsdruckmaschine, eine Wifag OF7, die schon seit 32 Jahren ihren Dienst tut, durch eine Inkjet-Digitaldruckmaschine zu ersetzen. Hauptsächlich wirtschaftliche Gründe haben zu dieser Entscheidung geführt, wie Martin Seematter, Leiter Mengis Druck, in einem Gespräch mit WAN-IFRA erläutert. Read more ...
  • Drupa organised by Messe Düsseldorf
    2015-02-11 09:21
    On 10 February 2015 Messe Düsseldorf announced that its Drupa print fair will change from a 4 year cycle to a 3 year cycle. The precise dates haven’t yet been finalised, but it is clear that Drupa will take place in the traditional Drupa month of May in 2019, 2022 and 2025 in Düsseldorf. Read more ...
  • 2015-02-09 12:12
    Siegburg, 9. Februar 2015 – Das Verhältnis zwischen US-Dollar und Euro belastet zunehmend die Rohstoffbeschaffung der Druckfarbenindustrie. Die weltweiten Hauptlieferanten, etwa in China und Indien, fakturieren in US-Dollar, während der Euro weiter an Wert verliert. „Dies ist eine besorgniserregende Entwicklung, die großen Kostendruck erzeugt“, sagt Siegwerk-CEO Herbert Forker. Read more ...
  • Print Week India, 6 Feb 2015
    2015-02-07 18:29
    On 6 February 2015 the Indian trade magazine “Print Week” writes about the status and the potentials of digital inkjet printing for newspaper production in India. Read more ...
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    2015-02-04 14:00
    John Luciew reports on 30 January 2015: Advance Central Services Pennsylvania (printing the Patriot-News) is investing in new equipment, adding as many as 20 jobs, and taking on more customers. Read more ...
  • 2015-02-03 13:09
    03.02.2015 - The INGEDE Symposium 2015 will take place on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 from 9:00 to 17:00 at "Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft" in Munich, room "Europasaal". Read more ...

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