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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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  • 2020-03-26 13:50
    26th March,2020, Kochi – The print medium is the victim of misinformation campaigns and rumours spread on social media making the false claim that newspapers too can spread Covid-19 infection. Mathrubhumi wishes to break this myth and educate all our constituents about our unswerving commitment to their welfare. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-25 15:08
    Montreal, March 24, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today provided an update on the impact of the COVID-19 situation to its business. Resolute remains as committed as ever to the health and safety of its employees, business partners and communities by adhering strictly to the guidelines and measures put in place by government authorities.  Read more ...
  • 2020-03-25 08:46
    Kinna, March 24th, 2020 – The Covid-19 situation is the primary subject in almost all conversations today, the global impact is huge and we are all affected, by the virus or by the consequences of the means to defeat the spread of the virus. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-24 14:50
    Würzburg, 19 March 2020 – With its strategic focus on the growth market of packaging, Koenig & Bauer is on track to reduce the dependency on politically volatile und lumpy security printing business by increasing revenue and earnings in this area. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-11 12:20
    Oosterhout, 11 March 2020 – The major Colombian newspaper Vanguardia Liberal is investing in press automation of Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) for its recently acquired Goss Universal 50 press. The person in charge of the printing company mentions the integration in the control systems of QIPC's subsidiary Engineering Automation Electronics (EAE) as the main reason for joining forces with the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment for the print industry. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-10 11:33
    10.03.2020 – Agfa has opened a new state-of-the-art center for offset technology at its Wilmington, Mass. location. A ribbon-cutting and dedication was held at the Offset Technical Competence Center (TCC) on Wednesday, February 26th, with Agfa’s North American Regional President Gunther Mertens, and Guido Hauquier, Global Director Offset Applications there for the celebration. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-09 12:43
    05.03.2020 – Herold Druck und Verlag GmbH in Vienna (Austria) has optimized its mailroom lines with an investment in two additional Ferag MultiStack compensating stackers. Having four compensating stackers lined up in a row now makes it possible to distribute several productions between them in whichever way is optimal for bundle formation. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-06 10:45
    Oosterhout, 5th March 2020 – The German printing company Aschendorff Medien once again opts for press automation from Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). Satisfaction with the other K&B press with QIPC automation led to the obvious decision to also equip the new K&B press with the systems of the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment for the printing industry. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-05 15:58
    05.03.2020 – The name MWM Insight will correspond better with the digital brand identity, and all future business activity, in supporting companies with digital transformation through insights. The name MWM Insight will correspond better with the digital brand identity, and all future business activity, in supporting companies with digital transformation through insights. Read more ...
  • 2020-03-05 12:25
    Würzburg, 04.03.2020 – Koenig & Bauer is heading to the flagship trade fair of the print and media branch with a raft of digitalisation solutions, product innovations and a completely new machine design: “At drupa, we will be bringing the customer experience together with our latest innovations from the print industry,” promises president and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann. Because Koenig & Bauer brings together. That is the central message ahead of the branch’s leading trade fair in June. “The world of print is a fascinating world,” says Bolza-Schünemann. “It is the diversity of solutions for printing and finishing which makes it so colourful. And we invite visitors to the fair to explore this world.” Read more ...

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