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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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  • 2020-09-29 17:42
    Oosterhout, 29 September 2020 – Nearly eight years after it first began investigating closed-loop colour control, The New York Times (NYT) has embarked on major press upgrades to deploy the technology. The publisher inked a deal with Netherlands-based Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) in May to supply 64 IDS-3D cameras to improve colour and registration control across seven Goss Colorliner presses at its College Point production plant. The plant houses seven press folders and includes the Colorliner 85 the publisher installed in 2008. That press has 12 colour towers and two folders, which NYT runs as two presses. Read more ...
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  • 2020-09-29 10:57
    Würzburg, 29.09.2020 – To reinforce the company’s position as the leading supplier of press and post-press solutions for packaging, industrial and security printing applications, and to boost the earning power of the Koenig & Bauer Group, the management board has been working intensively on developing and expanding the “Performance 2024” efficiency programme over the past months. There are also plans to realise annual cost saving effects which will then amount to more than €100 million and continue increasing until 2024, while maintaining and, in fact, accelerating all innovation, process and product developments. The non-recurring costs in the mid two-digit million Euro range this makes necessary will be recorded in the group results for the business year 2020 as expenditure realised as a provision. Read more ...
  • 2020-09-21 11:17
    17.09.2020 – Ein wichtiger, meist wenig beachteter Aspekt ist die Zeitgewinnung in der Redaktion bei qualitativ hochwertigen Rechercheergebnissen. Die Recherche im digitalen Archiv dauert Sekunden, die Suche in den Büchern kann Tage, ja Wochen dauern bis man fündig wird. Read more ...
  • 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 ...

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