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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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  • 2020-05-07 11:37
    Würzburg, 7 May 2020 – Whereas Koenig & Bauer was able to achieve a sound group order intake of €271.5m in the first quarter of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic, which has been spreading rapidly since January, has already had a considerable impact on revenue and earnings. With group revenue 25.3% lower than in the prior year at €172.4m, EBIT was –€34.9m. Restrictions especially in travelling initially imposed in China and then gradually in many parts of the world are having a significant impact on order and project processing for the delivery, assembly and installation of the machines at our international customers. The effects are also being felt in the services area. At –€36.6m, group net earnings in the first quarter of 2020 translate into earnings per share of –€2.22. Read more ...
  • 2020-04-30 13:37
    Montréal, April 30, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported a net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, of $1 million, or $0.01 per share, compared to net income of $42 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, in the same period in 2019.  Sales were $689 million in the quarter, a decrease of $106 million from the year-ago period.  Excluding special items, the company reported a net loss of $29 million, or $0.33 per share, compared to net income of $30 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2019. Read more ...
  • 2020-04-23 11:30
    23.04.2020 – In general, good and bad news are always the source to fill a daily newspaper. The corona virus has been impacting our daily lives for a few weeks now, and will be dominant in the near future. The most trusted source for news is by far the printed newspaper. High-quality journalism researches interesting facts and figures and builds nice stories around them. Read more ...
  • 2020-04-23 11:12
    22.04.2020 – GWS Printing Systems (GWS), the manroland Goss subsidiary for press relocations and used equipment, just finished a successful relocation project of a commercial Lithoman press in the Netherlands in record time. Read more ...
  • 2020-04-22 09:11
    (UPM, Helsinki, 20.04.2020 klo 10.00 EET) – The road safety training programme developed by UPM and Liikenneturva has reached thousands of UPM employees globally. The online course is accessible for all UPM employees and is aimed for everyone travelling by car, for work or leisure. The training has been translated into nine languages and it is part of UPM’s induction package. Read more ...
  • 2020-04-20 11:15
    March 26, 2020 – The printed press and quality independent journalism are absolutely essential during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The German government identifies the media and culture sector as a critical piece of infrastructure whose functions must be guaranteed in a crisis. As a leading service provider in the field of automated newspaper production, ppi Media is making an important contribution to the maintenance of this critical infrastructure for its international publishing customers. Read more ...
  • 2020-04-09 09:29
    Oosterhout, 9 April 2020 – Printing company Tuna Matbaacılık equips its recently acquired press with the latest automation of Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). In this way, the Turkish printing company maintains the successful combination between the manroland Uniset 75 newspaper press and the QIPC automation the previous owner of the press in South Africa also used. The Dutch specialist in measuring and control equipment for the printing industry installs its innovative mRC-3D system for colour register and cut-off control at the print shop in Ankara. Read more ...
  • 2020-04-06 07:13
    03.04.2020 – With Mr Michael Ulverich and Dr Stephen M. Kimmich, the Supervisory Board of Koenig & Bauer AG appoints two new Management Board members. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-30 13:17
    Regensburg, 26.03.2020 – Exhibitions and events are cancelled or postponed far into autumn. As a result, an important source of information on new technologies and trends is no longer available. To stay up to date and to support the ones thinking about how to make their print business ready for after the crisis, the automation software manufacturer OneVision offers a wide-ranging program of free-of-charge webinars. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-27 13:09
    26.03.2020 – Die PPS PrePress Systeme GmbH, „Partner in der Zeitungsdigitalisierung“ in Oberursel (Taunus), stellt ihre Frühjahrspräsentation vor: „Vom historischen Zeitungsband zur Recherche im digitalen Archiv“. Read more ...

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