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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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  • 2015-06-12 12:29
    11.06.2015 - The Vorländer GmbH & Co KG printing plant in the Siegerland region of North Rhine-Westphalia is to install four new FlexPack stacking systems from Muller Martini, since its CN 80 compensating stackers, which are connected with two SLS3000 inserting systems, are at their capacity limits. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-12 10:16
    10.06.2015 – Nachdem die PrintHouseService GmbH (PHS) mit der Ersetzung der abgekündigten Interbus-Loop Komponenten den ersten Teil des Retrofit an der Colorman-Anlage der Nürnberger Nachrichten vor einiger Zeit erfolgreich abgeschlossen hat, entschied sich nun das Druckhaus in Nürnberg für weitere Retrofit-Maßnahmen mit PHS. Im Rahmen der nächsten Umrüstung werden Bahnrisssensoren, Füllstandssensoren für die Farbkästen und Encoder für die Wendestangenpositionierung in weiteren Sektionen ersetzt. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-10 10:53
    Oosterhout, 10.09.2015 – QIPC-EAE, the leading suppliers of innovative optical measure and control systems in the graphic industry, appoints a new Sales Manager for their office in South East Asia. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-09 10:34
    Kinna, June 4, 2015 – The Västerslätt industrial area, northwest of the centre of Umeå, is the location of the “Nya VK huset” (New VK building). The area is almost completely enclosed by European highway 12 that links Norway, Sweden and Finland as well as European highway 4 that runs from the north to the south in Sweden, making this site a highly strategic location. One of the two buildings holds the headquarters and editorial offices of the Swedish dailies Västerbottens-Kuriren and Västerbottens Folkblad. In the other building, Daily Print i Umeå AB operates its newspaper printing business. Since 2006, the company is a fully-owned subsidiary of Västerbottens-Kuriren Media Aktiebolag. In addition to the Group’s own newspapers, the printing plant also prints the northern editions of the two large Swedish dailies Dagens Industri and Dagens Nyheter. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-08 14:16
    (UPM, Helsinki, 5 June 2015 at 13:30 EET) - WWF’s Check-your-paper (CYP) tool is a public database for pulp and paper products with high environmental standards. The CYP method focuses on a limited number of environmental parameters including how well forests supplying fibre are managed, use of recycled fibre, fossil CO2 emissions, waste going to landfills and water pollution from mills. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-08 13:08
    Mortsel, Belgium, 05 June 2015 – Agfa Graphics today introduced the new high-speed platesetter for the high-volume newspaper market. The Advantage N TR VHS (Trolley Load, Very High-Speed) produces up to 400 plates per hour, which is 50 plates faster than the Advantage N TR HS. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-02 15:09
    Sud Ouest, Bordeaux (France), 1st June 2015 – Newspaper Sud Ouest in Bordeaux, France, has brought a 15-year-old mailroom into shape with a UniMail production control from Realcom, the Norwegian software developer. It was clear project planning and a transparent solution that won the day for Realcom. The open UniMail system allows Sud Ouest to extend the mailroom with components from all manufacturers. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-01 15:22
    Oosterhout, 1st June 2015 – Al-Qasswa Development Est. has been named as the new agent for Q.I. Press Controls and EAE in Saudi Arabia. This appointment comes as no surprise, since Al-Qasswa continues to build on its successes wherever the printing industry is concerned. Al-Qasswa is a serious player in the Saudi printing world and over the years has acquired experience with several generations of top management. QIPC – EAE has complete confidence in Al-Qasswa. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-29 09:52
    Ahrensburg, 28. Mai 2015 – Effizienz und Wirtschaftlichkeit der Zeitungsproduktion – der Erörterung dieser ständig aktuellen Aspekte auf hohem fachlichen Niveau hat die EAE Engineering Automation Electronics GmbH den im Jahr 2001 ins Leben gerufenen OPS Solution Club gewidmet. Die neunte Auflage des Informations- und Diskussionsforums fand in diesem Jahr in Erkrath bei Düsseldorf statt. Als Themenschwerpunkt standen Herausforderungen, Perspektiven und Strategien für die Zukunft der Zeitung auf der Agenda. 70 Teilnehmer von mehr als 30 renommierten Unternehmen waren der Einladung gefolgt, um von hochkarätigen Referenten Anregungen und Lösungsansätze für ihre Unternehmenspraxis zu erfahren und Erfahrungen mit Branchenkollegen auszutauschen. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-28 12:52
    27.05.2015 - Since the Westfalen-Blatt newspaper group continues to believe in print, it has commissioned an entirely new printing center, featuring a state-of-the-art mailroom system from Muller Martini. Read more ...

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