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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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  • 2020-07-07 10:45
    Würzburg, 03.07.2020 – Koenig & Bauer Report No. 56 is out now. The latest issue of the Group’s customer magazine shines a spotlight on the latest news and innovations that will allow the industry to continue to take important steps forward despite the coronavirus pandemic. Spanning about 56 pages, it reports on interesting developments relating to sheetfed and web offset, post-press technologies, digital and flexo printing, and a broad spectrum of special applications. Read more ...
  • 2020-07-01 09:15
    29.06.2020 – The Swedish printing group V-TAB is keeping pace with changes in the printing industry across the Scandinavian country. The production sites have had to constantly adapt to market requirements in recent years, which is always linked to changes in production possibilities. V-TAB enjoys an active partnership with Ferag – the preferred partner for mailroom technology. Read more ...
  • 2020-06-30 13:41
    Mortsel, Belgium, 29 June, 2020 – The Attiro Cleaning Module gives newspaper printing companies the freedom to clean their Attiro clean-out unit after 12,000 m² of printing plates only. This reduces the workload for most users to three or maximum four full cleaning interventions per year. The Attiro Cleaning Module adds to the ease of use of Agfa’s violet plate technology Avatar V-ZH and N95-VCF in combination with the company’s Attiro clean-out units. Read more ...
  • 2020-06-30 09:22
    Mortsel, Belgium, 26 June, 2020 – PrintSphere is a cloud-based, SaaS solution for standardized and efficient data exchange and workflow automation. Hosted by Agfa’s private and secure cloud, it makes it easy for printers to store data online and swiftly exchange files with any stakeholder. Read more ...
  • 2020-06-29 12:51
    Mortsel, Belgium, 25 June, 2020 – Arkitex Production v4.0 takes the next step in streamlining and automating newspaper print production workflows to save newspaper printers time and money. The latest version focuses on a tighter integration with press management systems for just-in-time plate delivery, and incorporates multi-tenant capabilities as well as improved planning and tracking. Deployment in the cloud guarantees smooth business continuity. Read more ...
  • 2020-06-29 10:51
    Würzburg, 25.06.2020 – Dr Andreas Pleßke has been appointed as the management board spokesman for Koenig & Bauer AG with effect from 1 January 2021. The company’s supervisory board appointed him to this position, in which he will remain until the end of 2025, at its meeting today. Dr Pleßke is currently the board member for Koenig & Bauer’s Special segment. The top board position has therefore once again been filled from within its own ranks. Read more ...
  • 2020-06-25 10:40
    Mortsel, Belgium, 24 June, 2020 – Energy Verve is a negative-working, pre-heat, photopolymer offset printing plate targeted at heat-set web (e.g. magazines and retail), cold-set web (e.g. newspapers and books), as well as packaging & commercial sheet-fed printers that typically deal with highly demanding and abrasive print conditions with oxidative and UV inks. Thanks to its high chemical and mechanical resistance, Energy Verve can handle print runs up to 1 million copies. In addition, its high sensitivity and non-ablative photopolymer layer maximize plate throughput of the platesetter. Read more ...
  • 2020-06-23 11:15
    Watford, UK, June 22, 2020 – Kodak and Dataline Solutions have just entered into a Certified Partnership to advance process integration and networking between management information systems (MIS or ERP systems) and the digital production workflow in the printing industry. Read more ...
  • 2020-06-23 09:18
    Mortsel, Belgium, 22 June, 2020 – Agfa’s robotic plate loader frees prepress staff from heavy manual, repetitive tasks such as plate loading cassettes of autoloaders, or fixing pallets on the base frame of skid loaders. Read more ...
  • 2020-06-18 11:14
    Oosterhout, 18 June 2020 – Printing Branch, part of Gansu Daily Newspaper Group, has been using Q.I. Press Controls' (QIPC) automatic colour register system mRC-3D for over a year. The Chinese printing company is pleased with the speed, stability and efficiency gains that the automation of the Dutch specialist for the printing industry has yielded for their production process. Read more ...

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  • This reports presents the winners of the Print Innovation Awards 2018 and their successful projects.

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