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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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  • 2019-11-15 12:10
    Oosterhout, 15 November 2019 – The press extension at the Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG) printing facility in Amsterdam is accompanied by an additional automation system from Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). Now, the entire TMG printing facility remains equipped with the measurement and control systems of the Dutch specialist for the printing industry. In addition, QIPC's Smart Pre-setting software will be introduced on all production lines. This can result in considerable extra start-up savings. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-13 15:41
    Watford, UK, 13 November 2019 – The European GUA Conference from October 29 to 31, 2019 in Berlin, Germany, was a chance for Kodak customers from all over Europe to meet with senior Kodak representatives, technology experts and other industry partners. A densely packed agenda focusing on the latest advancements in workflow technology, automation and data security to meet the demands of the rapidly changing commercial and packaging printing industries awaited the attendees. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-12 12:11
    12.11.2019 – The Swedish regional newspaper market is in a state of constant change. Pressgrannar AB is the leading newspaper plant for the region around the capital Stockholm – from Uppsala in the north all the way down to Småland and Gotland in the south. The past 15 years have seen a range of local newspapers produced under the company umbrella. In order to ensure reliable production and supply for a region of this size, Pressgrannar relies on Ferag mailroom technology. Pressgrannar has now taken the next step in safeguarding this reliability and also opted to upgrade to the latest PRA Plus control technology. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-11 15:48
    Oosterhout, 08.11.2019 – The collaboration between the printing company of the daily paper Uttar Banga Sambad and Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC), the Dutch specialist in measuring and control equipment for the printing industry, will be further intensified. Uttar Banga Sambad, the largest newspaper in the northern region of West Bengal in India, is investing in automatic colour register control. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-07 13:52
    Würzburg, 7 November 2019 – As a result of significantly increased economic risks and greater price pressure from competitors, the market environment for Koenig & Bauer has become much more demanding. Due to strict price disci-pline, the sometimes massive concessions from the competition led to weaker order intake in the third quarter of 2019, particularly in the Sheetfed segment. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-04 14:53
    GUA, Berlin, Germany, October 30, 2019 – For 20 years, Kodak Prinergy Workflow has formed a solid backbone for commercial, publishing and packaging printers’ production activities with its high automation, efficiency, integration capacity and flexible connectivity. The launch of Prinergy VME with Managed Services represents a decisive step into the future by Kodak. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-01 09:41
    Oosterhout, 1st November 2019 – Now the installation at the Newsquest printing site in Oxford has reached the forecasted results, the British media group, owned by the American company Gannett, is investing again in measurement and control equipment of Q.I. Press Controls. In conjunction with press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer (K&B), automatic cut-off and colour-register and closed-loop colour- and damp control are being installed at the Glasgow site. Read more ...
  • 2019-11-01 09:08
    Kinna, October 31th, 2019 – DCOS Automation has been awarded a contract to install closed loop ink density / color registration equipment to a DGM 440/430 press at Stuart Web, located in Stuart, Florida. Working with imPressions Worldwide on a comprehensive press addition and system upgrade project, Stuart Web will also add 3-used DGM 430 4-high towers to their existing press. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-31 13:34
    Montréal, Oct. 31, 2019 /CNW/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported a net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, of $43 million, or $0.47 per share, compared to net income of $117 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, in the same period in 2018. Sales were $705 million in the quarter, a decrease of $269 million from the year-ago period. The third quarter of 2018 included sales from the Catawba (South Carolina) and Fairmont (West Virginia) facilities, which were sold in the fourth quarter of 2018. Excluding special items, the company reported a net loss of $34 million, or $0.37 per share, compared to net income of $96 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2018. Read more ...
  • 2019-10-29 15:34
    Montreal, Oct. 29, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced that it has entered into an amended and restated senior secured credit agreement for up to $360 million, replacing the company's existing $185 million senior secured credit facility. The amended and restated credit agreement includes a term loan facility of up to $180 million and a six-year revolving credit facility of up to $180 million. The term loan facility is available with a delayed draw period of up to three years, and the choice of maturities of six to ten years from the date of drawing. Read more ...

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