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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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  • 2020-09-15 10:38
    Rochester, New York, September 14, 2020 – Kodak and PerfectPattern GmbH, a specialist in innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for manufacturing industries, announced a new agreement by which Kodak will take a license for the source code of PerfectPattern’s sPrint One software. This will allow Kodak to further develop the version of sPrint One used in the Kodak Prinergy On Demand Workflow. The latest agreement extends the successful partnership which began between the two companies four years ago with an official announcement at drupa 2016. Read more ...
  • 2020-09-07 13:44
    Würzburg, 03.09.2020 – 76 junge Menschen gehen in diesen Tagen zusammen mit Koenig & Bauer die ersten Schritte in das Berufsleben. An den beiden größten Konzernstandorten in Würzburg und Radebeul starteten allein 58 Nachwuchskräfte ihre gewerblich-technische oder kaufmännische Ausbildung. Neu an Bord sind aber auch Auszubildende in den Tochtergesellschaften in Deutschland und Österreich sowie duale Studierende. Read more ...
  • 2020-09-07 09:56
    September 4, 2020 – This weekend, in a newspaper industry first, Sunday Times magazines in the South East of England will be wrapped with a recyclable paper band, replacing the existing inner plastic polybagging. The Saturday Times magazine will follow next week. Read more ...
  • 2020-08-17 10:07
    13.08.2020 – A well-thought-out expansion of finishing activities in Salo has allowed the Finnish media group TS-Yhtymä to consolidate its two newspaper printing plants. Ferag’s mailroom concept not only brings a great deal of flexibility, but also allows the customer to efficiently produce numerous regional newspapers with their sometimes very small circulations. Read more ...
  • 2020-08-06 10:04
    Kinna, August 5th, 2020 – DCOS Automation is pleased to announce an order at The Charleston (SC) Post and Courier for a new controls system integration for their 108 Goss digital page packs including ink preset and a new closed-loop color registration/ink density system replacement to their existing CC1 register system. Read more ...
  • 2020-08-03 09:48
    Montréal, July 30, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, of $6 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to net income of $25 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, in the same period in 2019. Sales were $612 million in the quarter, a decrease of $143 million from the year-ago period. Excluding special items, the company reported a net loss of $22 million, or $0.25 per share, compared to net income of $11 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2019. Read more ...
  • 2020-07-29 09:52
    Würzburg, 29 July 2020 – In addition to the general investment restraint on the part of many customers in the corona crisis, travel bans, lockdowns and other restrictions significantly affected the business figures of the Koenig & Bauer group in the first half of 2020. The restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic particularly impeded deliveries of the presses to the international customers as well as the worldwide deployment of the assembly staff and service technicians. Read more ...
  • 2020-07-23 10:25
    22.07.2020 – COVID-19 also highlighted the need for change in certain sectors, and all things online and digital have been accelerated throughout the pandemic. One such sector to have experienced this rapid change is the media industry. With a number of publications announcing closures or a move to digital, Meltwater, the global leader in media monitoring, tracked and analysed news and social media to explore the impact that COVID-19 has had on this particular industry. The answer, the data seems to indicate, is not the end of print media, but rather, a “new normal” for the media industry. Read more ...
  • 2020-07-22 10:48
    22.07.2020 – Most of the newspaper printing plants currently tasked with safeguarding their production opt for a retrofit solution – in other words, a “freshening up” with the addition of new control components and a thorough overhaul of the mechanical wear parts. This was no different at Funke Media Group, where the mailroom technology at the plant in Hagen was given a comprehensive retrofit by Ferag. Read more ...
  • 2020-07-20 10:05
    Oosterhout, 17th July 2020 – All are experiencing different/difficult times since the breakout of COVID-19 end of last year. It requires vision, drive and flexibility, especially in these times, to continue to improve business operations. Jysk Fynske Medier, located in Struer Denmark, did just that by upgrading with Q.I. Press Controls’ (QIPC) mRC-3D for register and cut-off control on their KBA Comet newspaper press. Read more ...

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