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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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  • 2019-10-24 14:07
    Kochi, Oct 24, 2019 – The house of Mathrubhumi has enriched Malayalam language and literature since its inception way back in 1923. For close to a century, Mathrubhumi has been a platform for almost all of the leading writers from Kerala, and has published the best in Indian literature. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-23 11:16
    23.10.2019 – MZ Druckereigesellschaft in Halle an der Saale (Saxony-Anhalt/Germany) is an active player in the consolidation of newspaper printing in Germany. The subsidiary of DuMont Druck GmbH & Co. KG invested in completely new printing and mailroom technology three years ago. Now in 2019, capacities were more than doubled to cover future production of daily newspapers and freesheets for the Leipzig area. MZ Druckereigesellschaft has once again trusted in efficient Ferag mailroom technology. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-23 07:41
    October 15, 2019 – ppi Media’s appearance at this year’s DCX & IFRA Expo in Berlin was a real success. Numerous representatives from the publishing sector attended the event to find out more about the latest solutions offered by the Hamburg-based software developer. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-22 12:04
    Würzburg, 22.10.2019 – The French printing house L´Est Républicain is investing in the future. And a brand new press hall is being built in Houdemont, near Nancy, to accommodate a Commander press line from Koenig & Bauer. It has been earmarked to replace two older Miller-Nohab presses. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-16 13:23
    11.10.2019 – Under the motto "flexible technology for flexible orders", the Swiss company Ferag AG welcomed its guests at the IFRA World Publishing Expo 2019, which took place on 8 and 9 October 2019 in Berlin/Germany. At the 132 square metre exhibition stand, customers and visitors from all over the world were presented not only with a precisely coordinated range of products but also with comprehensive retrofitting services for ensuring future reliability while maintaining the guarantee of the original product. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-15 10:28
    Würzburg, 14.10.2019 – Koenig & Bauer Report No. 55 is out now. The latest issue of the Group’s customer magazine spotlights current news, innovations and trends from the print industry. Across 60 pages, it reports on interesting developments relating to sheetfed and web offset, post-press technologies, digital and flexo printing, and various special applications. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-15 09:01
    Würzburg, 14.10.2019 – By way of an extensive electrical retrofit, the Spanish company Calprint S.L. has brought its two Comet presses from Koenig & Bauer into line with the latest state of the art. “It was important for us that production on the presses would not be interrupted by the retrofit work. And this was also achieved thanks to the fast, professional and competent handling by Koenig & Bauer,” says Maximiliano Miguel, technical director at Calprint S.L. The company has invested significantly in press equipment and its plant building over the past years. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-15 07:31
    In July this year, Germany’s Funke media group launched what it claims to be the country’s first personalised newspaper: Smartpaper One2One. The new product offers advertisers the opportunity to present their desired topic on a minimum of eight newspaper pages as well as the possibility to adapt content to suit each individual reader and region. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-11 13:54
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  • 2019-10-10 14:06
    09.10.2019 – The digital transformation with Big Data, Smart Data, AI, Machine-Learning or Neuronal Networks, just to mention a few promising technology fields, is profoundly altering the daily production routine in the printing sector. But how can Printing houses benefit concretely from this situation? Maintellisense, the in-house developed service platform from manroland Goss provides the appropriate answer. Read more ...

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  • Based on a survey of 50 print executives, this report offers an analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on print production.

  • This reports presents the winners of the Print Innovation Awards 2018 and their successful projects.

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