Spain’s Henneo drives an innovative project to enhance efficiency and reduce costs in printing plants
WAN-IFRA » Print-production
by WAN-IFRA External Contributor
2d ago
Thanks to European funds, Henneo Print, the company managing the facilities, has driven a transformation process in its internal operations through a project funded by red.es in collaboration with Hiberus and the University of Zaragoza. This has involved incorporating state-of-the-art sensors into their presses to capture both machine performance information and specific data (motor speeds, component temperatures, and power consumption during operation). These data are intelligently integrated using a Knowledge Base, merging with ERP, and manufacturing system data, generating synergy that enha ..read more
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ICQC contest samples under evaluation as submission deadline approaches
WAN-IFRA » Print-production
by Aultrin Vijay
2w ago
“The entries received are being evaluated, and the judging process will start in the second half of June,” said Prabhu Natrajan, Research Engineer at WAN-IFRA. Measuring quality and performance The evaluation is carried out by a panel of experts who assess the visual print quality from the reader’s perspective. The assessment covers general printing quality, including printed colour accuracy, image sharpness, contrast, and colour registration. The contest evaluates printed newspaper/magazine products based on a set of ISO standards (ISO 12647-3 and ISO 2846-2). These standards are measured on ..read more
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OPHAL’s best practices for efficient paper transportation
WAN-IFRA » Print-production
by Aultrin Vijay
1M ago
Hendryk Mackowiak from the Hamburg, Germany-based HGK Logistics Group, recently shared some of the requirements and challenges for transporting paper by road, during a webinar hosted by the World Printers Forum and OPHAL. OPHAL (short for Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics), a joint project of WAN-IFRA, European Rotogravure Association, IDEAlliance, Nordic Offset Printers Association, and Print Process CHAMPION Group, aims to address challenges in logistics. Best practices for paper suppliers, transporters and printers The cross-industry collaborative project establishes best practices for ..read more
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Tackling print decline and building a path to sustainability: Lessons from KG Media
WAN-IFRA » Print-production
by Teemu Henriksson
1M ago
“Newspaper of the people” and “Conscience of the nation.” These words appeared on the cover of the first edition of Kompas, Indonesia’s largest daily newspaper, published in 1965. They continue to guide the newspaper’s mission. “Fast forward 58 years later, and the same words are still written on our masthead, and we still try to continue the mission that was stated by our founders,” said Andy Budiman, CEO of KG Media, the media group that publishes Kompas. What began as a print newspaper has grown into a major media group with a wide range of print, digital and broadcast media brands. In tota ..read more
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Best practices for printers to navigate new EU environmental regulations
WAN-IFRA » Print-production
by Aultrin Vijay
1M ago
The European Union tightened its sustainability disclosure rules, and more than 50,000 listed companies (listed with over 500 employees or more than €500 million in annual turnover), which includes printing companies, have been forced to make Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosures in annual reports from 2024 onwards. ESG encompasses the measurement of a company’s impact on the environment and society. The report provides investors and consumers with transparent data regarding the environmental footprint, social commitments, and governance practices of a company. ESG reporting i ..read more
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Drupa 2024: Global printing industry meets again in Düsseldorf
WAN-IFRA » Print-production
by Michael Spinner-Just
2M ago
Die deutschsprachige Version lesen. On a net area of around 140,000 m², almost 1,600 exhibitors from 50 nations will present the entire spectrum of current trends and innovations relating to printing technologies across 18 exhibition halls, according to the trade fair organiser Messe Düsseldorf. Over 11 days, the show will present innovative technologies, solutions, and topics that are driving the industry forward both now and in the future. Exhibitors, visitors and the media can find out more about show here. Resuming after eight years drupa (formerly DRUPA, a German abbreviation of Druck und ..read more
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Upcoming World Printers Forum webinar to explore ESG and non-financial reporting strategies
WAN-IFRA » Print-production
by Aultrin Vijay
3M ago
Companies and organisations in Europe are mandated to publish their annual Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) reports, which includes environmental information such as carbon footprints, and other details such as land consumption, biodiversity, and water usage. But reporting can be challenging, especially for those doing it for the first time. To address this, WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum has organised a webinar – ESG Reporting Explained – on Thursday, 14 March at 15:00 CET. The online seminar, led by Dr. Michael Has, Partner at Monopteros in Germany, will provide an overview of Europ ..read more
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How Bertelsmann Marketing Services reduced their energy consumption – Case study
WAN-IFRA » Print-production
by Michael Spinner-Just
3M ago
During the World Printers Summit 2023, Lars Peters presented a case-study filled with challenges and obstacles that had to be addressed at Bertelsmann. The group’s aim was to reduce energy consumption year by year and has methodically worked toward that goal. Lars Peters is responsible for: – Strategic energy purchasing and supply concepts. – Coordination of the energy management systems of the BMS locations. – Monitoring of energy law issues. – Environmental and climate protection coordination of the BMS Division within the Bertelsmann Group. Although print businesses have been facing headwin ..read more
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World Printers Summit comes to Austria this year
WAN-IFRA » Print-production
by Aultrin Vijay
4M ago
The global print community is set to convene in Vienna, Austria, for the annual World Printers Summit organised by WAN-IFRA, scheduled for 8-9 October 2024. The two-day summit, an annual meeting point for the global print community within WAN-IFRA, will offer valuable insights into the present and future of the industry. The unique format, which combines supplier meetings and conference sessions, ensures that participants gain essential information and establish new connections. The summit aims to address all print related queries and bring together printers, materials suppliers, and equipment ..read more
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How Germany’s SV Zeitungsdruck is documenting its carbon footprint
WAN-IFRA » Print-production
by Aultrin Vijay
4M ago
Starting 2025, businesses in Europe will be required to disclose information pertaining to carbon footprint in the processes and supply chain, advancing the EU’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2050. The European Commission introduced the European Green Deal, a package of policy initiatives, in December 2019. However, these initiatives have added to the workload and complexity of businesses, especially print establishments, as per Christoph Migotsch, Sustainability Manager and Head of Maintenance and Procurement at SV Zeitungsdruck GmbH. Migotsch joined WAN-IFRA’s recent World Printers Summit in F ..read more
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