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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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  • 2020-05-20 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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