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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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  • 2020-01-31 12:19
    30.01.2020 – Nikkan Pro Sports Newspaper Co., Ltd. launched the first sport newspaper in Japan in 1947. Since then, the company has been focused on publishing and selling track cycling newspapers and later on by also providing the same information to the web. Read more ...
  • 2020-01-29 14:59
    21.01.2020 – Ten years after starting operations, semi-commercial business is a growing factor for Botnia Print in central Finland. So to keep pace with changing requirements, this joint venture between two regional publishing houses has invested in a second Ferag SNT-50 trimming drum and a conversion of its bundling line. Read more ...
  • 2020-01-28 11:58
    (UPM, Helsinki, 28.1.2020 at 11:00 EET) – Earlier, in September 2019, UPM announced the intention to sell its Chapelle newsprint mill in Grand-Couronne, France. It was communicated at the same time, that a process for the potential closure of the mill would be opened in case no credible offer would be received until mid-January 2020. Read more ...
  • 2020-01-23 15:03
    Oosterhout, 23th January 2020 – Cellesche Zeitung is using the necessary update of its Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) automation systems to further intensify its collaboration with the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment for the printing industry. The local German newspaper will further enhance the automation of their press. "It was logical for us to choose QIPC automation again." Read more ...
  • 2020-01-20 15:03
    Waldbrunn, Germany, 15 January 2020 – Two years ago, Mosca introduced a service concept that is unique in the industry. Under the name One Service, the strapping machine specialists offer customers globally standardized maintenance, repairs, installations and support for machine relocations. Mosca has now drawn some initial conclusions about One Service’s effectiveness. In Germany, where over 2,000 machines are covered by maintenance contracts, there were hardly any ad-hoc troubleshooting calls. One Service also ensures easier planning and more reliability at the end of the packaging line. Read more ...
  • 2020-01-17 11:45
    16.01.2020 – Even in this twilight period of newspaper production, opportunities still exist and there are some bright spots already to be noted in this new year of 2020. This past Sunday night, January 12 saw Great West Newspapers (GWN) of St Albert, Alberta begin new daily production of Postmedia’s tabloid Edmonton Sun along with a second regional daily and 14 other weekly and twice-weekly newspapers. GWN has been printing Postmedia’s metro broadsheet, the Edmonton Journal since the summer of 2013. Although this work is another new size and format for GWN and represents a substantial increase in volume to their already busy printing plant, no major changes were necessary. That’s due in large part to the efficiency of the specially designed and highly efficient Multi-Format triple width press installed in 2013. Read more ...
  • 2020-01-15 11:31
    14.01.2020 – Amedia Trykk is expanding its advanced technological platform based on Print 365 by updating and adding new cloud-based MWM tools during the first half of 2020. Read more ...
  • 2020-01-15 11:06
    14.01.2020 – With manroland Goss web systems Benelux, the new subsidiary of the Netherlands based group company GWS Printing Systems, manroland Goss web systems is strengthening its presence in the Benelux region. Read more ...
  • 2020-01-14 15:20
    Waldbrunn, 07.01.2020 – 2019 war für die Mosca GmbH ein spannendes, von Veränderungen und Großprojekten geprägtes Jahr. Den Schwankungen auf dem Weltmarkt begegnete der Maschinenbauer mit Anpassungen des Portfolios und einer Fokussierung auf umsatzstarken Märkten, etwa im asiatischen Raum. Um für weiteres Wachstum gerüstet zu sein, setzt Mosca intern auf Zusammenhalt und starke neue Unternehmenswerte, die von einer Mitarbeitergruppe für den deutschsprachigen Raum definiert wurden. Der Tag der Ausbildung am Hauptstandort in Waldbrunn vermittelte den Wert der eigenen Mitarbeiterausbildung für gesundes Unternehmenswachstum und erreichte damit viele Interessenten. Read more ...
  • 2020-01-13 12:17
    January 7, 2020 – At drupa 2020, Muller Martini will be offering new solutions and business cases related to the topic of connectivity under the slogan “Connect...” It will also offer exciting ideas and recommendations for the cost-effective production of high-volume products. Read more ...

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