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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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  • International Newspaper Color Quality Club
    2015-03-05 15:50
    WAN-IFRA is asking International Newspaper Color Quality Club participants for their opinion in an online-survey. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-03 15:16
    02.03.2015 - Two years after SKN Druck u. Verlag GmbH & Co. KG in Emden (Germany) commissioned the first FlexLiner worldwide, the meter of the inserting system from Muller Martini is already showing 150 million copies. “That has exceeded our expectations,” says Christian Basse, publisher and sole shareholder of the company, which specializes in inserts in inserts. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-03 13:27
    UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Stock Exchange Release - 3 March 2015 at 10.20 EET - UPM's Annual Report 2014 has been published online at and The annual report including the company’s Financial Statements and the Report of the Board of Directors for the period 1 January – 31 December 2014 is available in English and Finnish as a PDF-file on UPM's website. Read more ...
  • 2015-03-02 16:03
    Oosterhout, 2 March 2015 - Vienna-based Mediaprint is the first to place an order for Q.I. Press Controls systems in 2015. The order consists of IDS-3D, mRC-3D and IQM for its division in Vienna, Austria. The order is the first in a series of four. Ultimately, the intention is to install Q.I. Press Controls systems in each of Mediaprint’s three divisions. In so doing, Mediaprint is not only investing in quality, but also in a product-development partnership with Q.I. Press Controls. Read more ...
  • 2015-02-23 12:04
    (UPM, Augsburg, 23 February 2015, 10:00 CET) - UPM has launched a new, comprehensive paper range for digital printing. Covering the widest possible range of digital end-user applications, UPM Digi papers come in a variety of tailored categories designed to fit a specific purpose and press. Enabling users to take full advantage of the possibilities of digital printing, UPM Digi papers are available in both wood-free uncoated (WFU) and wood-free coated (WFC) options, and in a wide spectrum of basis weights ranging from 80 to 350 g/m². Read more ...
  • 2015-02-18 16:44
    The Swiss daily Walliser Bote (Messenger of Wallis) is the oldest newspaper in the Canton of Wallis. Founded in 1840, it is published in broadsheet format (320 x 470 mm) six days a week and has a circulation of approximately 22,000 copies. It is currently in the process of becoming the first European daily to switch completely from offset to digital inkjet printing. Read more ...
  • 2015-02-18 16:08
    18.02.2015 - The Cuban printer Empresa de Artes Gráficas Federico Engels is one of the largest printing houses in Cuba. Based in the capital Havana, the company produces several tabloid products and, what is the main business, books. With this investment an extension of the production capacity was intended. Therefore the printer decided to invest in a new Uniset press from manroland web systems. Read more ...
  • 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 ...

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