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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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  • 2019-07-11 13:00
    11.07.2019 – In den letzten drei Jahren stellte Agfa im weltweiten Zeitungsmarkt einen klaren Trend zum cloud-basierten Workflow in der Vorstufe fest. Agfas Workflow Software Arkitex Production wird in der Agfa-Cloud als „virtuelles Druckcenter“ bereitgestellt. Vorteile der Kunden, die bereits Cloud-Projekte mit uns realisiert haben, sind bessere Kontrolle und mehr Einblick in Prozessschritte, immer aktuellste Softwareversionen, Skalierbarkeit der Bandbreite bei Produktionsspitzen, Standardisierung von Aktivitäten durch Verwendung einer Netzwerkplattform, sowie der hohen Redundanz mit einer Verfügbarkeit von 24 Stunden an 365 Tagen im Jahr. Read more ...
  • 2019-06-26 13:37
    26.06.2019 – It’s an old adage that aeroplanes only earn money while they are up in the air, and something similar may be said about mailroom systems. To keep them at maximum availability, Augsburg-based Pressedruck media group invested in new hardware and software last year. The operation has relied on Ferag technology since the 1950s, making it one of the longest-established users. Read more ...
  • 2019-06-25 07:01
    King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, June 20, 2019 – The PAGE Cooperative voted last week to expand its membership eligibility beyond the association’s long-standing, independently-owned, newspaper-only requirement to now permit newspapers of all ownership categories, as well as commercial printers, to become members of the highly respected buying cooperative. Read more ...
  • 2019-06-24 12:03
    (UPM, Helsinki, 24 June 2019 at 10:00 EET) – UPM decided to permanently close paper machine 10 at UPM Plattling, Germany, with the aim to further increase cost competitiveness of the paper business and reducing coated mechanical paper capacity in Europe by approximately 155.000 tonnes. The decision is based on the plan announced in April 2019. Read more ...
  • 2019-06-19 13:57
    (UPM, Helsinki, 19 June 2019 at 12:15 EET) – Hanna Maula, DSc (Econ), has been appointed Vice President, Communications and Brand for UPM-Kymmene Corporation as of 1 August 2019. Her predecessor, Elisa Nilsson is entering retirement as of September. Read more ...
  • 2019-06-13 12:32
    12.06.2019 – Last year, the Rhône Media group from Western Switzerland built a new printing centre in Monthey (canton of Valais). The daily newspaper Le Nouvelliste and other titles from ESH Médias, such as L'ArcInfo and La Côte, are now being produced here. Ferag played an active role in helping Rhône Media relocate the mailroom technology to Monthey from Mulhouse and Woippy in France. Read more ...
  • 2019-06-11 12:54
    11.06.2019 – GFR Media, Puerto Rico’s leading communications company, selects a “Front End” retrofit, a closed loop inline Register Control System Soft Proof upgrade, and Controls Retrofit of their Goss Colorliner and Headliner Presses by manroland Goss web systems. Read more ...
  • 2019-06-11 11:33
    07.06.2019 – From Tuesday, June 4 this year, the paper editions of "Gazeta Wyborcza" are more modern, clear and reader-friendly. The new layout of the newspaper was created by Jacek Utko, a renowned designer and consultant working for media around the world. Additionally, the daily offers its readers new sections in the main issue, such as Highlight of the Day, and on Fridays - local weeklies combining existing magazines with the cultural guide "Co Jest Grane 24". Read more ...
  • 2019-06-05 13:08
    05.06.2019 – Die Wochenzeitung Brettener Woche-Kraichgauer Bote setzt mit dem Relaunch der Online-Plattform auf das für die mobile Nutzung optimierte Onlineportal von Gogol Publishing. Durch die Umstellung können Redakteure und Leserreporter nun auch mobil Beiträge und Schnappschüsse erstellen oder bestehende Beiträge kuratieren. Read more ...
  • 2019-06-04 12:53
    04.06.2019 – The Siegener Zeitung – founded in 1823 – is the first publishing house to start production with the new Geoman e:line. The press was designed to the individual needs and economics of the newspaper house. With numerous configurations available, the Geoman e:line can be upgraded and retrofitted at a later stage. This allows manroland Goss to offer its customers long-term, flexible and future-proof solutions. Read more ...

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