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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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  • 2020-06-23 11:15
    Watford, UK, June 22, 2020 – Kodak and Dataline Solutions have just entered into a Certified Partnership to advance process integration and networking between management information systems (MIS or ERP systems) and the digital production workflow in the printing industry. Read more ...
  • 2020-06-23 09:18
    Mortsel, Belgium, 22 June, 2020 – Agfa’s robotic plate loader frees prepress staff from heavy manual, repetitive tasks such as plate loading cassettes of autoloaders, or fixing pallets on the base frame of skid loaders. Read more ...
  • 2020-06-18 11:14
    Oosterhout, 18 June 2020 – Printing Branch, part of Gansu Daily Newspaper Group, has been using Q.I. Press Controls' (QIPC) automatic colour register system mRC-3D for over a year. The Chinese printing company is pleased with the speed, stability and efficiency gains that the automation of the Dutch specialist for the printing industry has yielded for their production process. Read more ...
  • 2020-06-16 19:40
    Rochester, N.Y., June 15, 2020 – Kodak today announced a revolutionary new inkjet press and an enhanced portfolio of offset and digital solutions designed to deliver an unmatched return on investment. Kodak's game-changing technology allows printers to increase profitability by making their traditional workflows more efficient while creating opportunities for growth. Read more ...
  • 2020-06-16 10:04
    10.06.2020 – manroland Goss Americas, a subsidiary of manroland Goss web systems GmbH, the leading web offset press manufacturer, has relocated its bindery and post-press equipment service organization in Effingham, Illinois to its Americas headquarters located in Durham, New Hampshire. This will primarily benefit their customers: The new centralized structure will enable the Durham based engineering and customer service teams to fully utilize the potential of the established manroland Goss service and support infrastructure. As a result, faster response times and improved 24/7 support of their bindery and postpress portfolio. Read more ...
  • 2020-06-02 11:12
    Kinna, May 28th, 2020 – In the middle of the blooming area of Nydalen in Oslo where new apartment buildings, stores, supermarkets, hotels and office buildings are constantly being developed, one of northern Europe’s largest printing facilities is still an impressive landmark. With twenty-two Goss Colorliner 80S towers and five Quad-Former folders, Schibsted Trykk has the largest printing press in the Nordics. Today three folders and 12 towers are in daily use, producing around 4.5 million copes every week. Read more ...
  • 2020-05-20 11:54
    19.05.2020 – Waste will soon be a thing of the past in the commercial printing world, because the measuring systems from manroland Goss and grapho metronic are becoming ever more prevalent. Within the scope of a comprehensive retrofit of a Lithoman press at Weiss Druck, manroland Goss together with grapho metronic, the market leading subsidiary responsible for measuring and control technology, have installed the 5,000th inline ink density measuring camera on a printing press. A world record for a record-breaking product. Read more ...
  • 2020-05-20 09:28
    Princeton, NJ (May 19th, 2020) – Virtual, remote connectivity has been proven to be a live saver for many companies and their employees as well as people all over the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. While not being a new concept, it became painstakingly clear how important it is to be digitally connected despite being physically apart. This same concept applies to ProImage’s NewsWayX workflow products where virtual, cloud-based HTML5 technology is at the center of its core capabilities. This feature is one of the main reasons, the Tribune Publishing Company decided in late summer last year, to install the NewsWayX Workflow System across all of their Six print sites (Chicago Tribune, IL, Hartford Courant, CT, Baltimore Sun, MD, Sun Sentinel, FL, Virginia Pilot, VA, and New York Daily News, NY). Read more ...
  • 2020-05-19 10:16
    Würzburg, 18.05.2020 – Swiss media house Somedia Partner AG is investing in a highly automated newspaper press from Koenig & Bauer. A Commander CL will be installed as replacement for a competitor’s press at the print centre in Haag in St. Gallen Rhine Valley and is scheduled to come on stream in summer next year. Read more ...
  • 2020-05-11 09:39
    Kinna, May 7th, 2020 – In 2008 Suomalainen Lehtipaino, based in Kajaani in northern Finland, invested in a new printing press. A seven tower and two folders Tensor T400BE press with DCOS drive and control system was installed and substantially increased the color and pagination capacity compared to the Solna press it replaced. The press was originally equipped with Inventor Spray Dampening and Perretta Remote Inking and Register System. Read more ...

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