Berlin: Wishful thinking or a print and paper industry in denial

Ahead of this week's Ifra Expo, we're at the Berlin office of Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung, learning that print newspapers are not in decline, but doing all right, even thriving.

19,000 attend Asian Pack Print trade show

Organisers say more than 19,000 trade visitors from 58 countries attended this year's Pack Print International trade show in Bangkok.

Seiken, Manugraph team to take on India's 4x1 press market

A technical collaboration will see Manugraph build a new Seiken-designed 4x1 newspaper press at its Kolhapur factory.

Indian publishers strong in innovation competition

Indian publishers were prolific winners in WAN-Ifra's 2019 Print Innovation Awards, winners of which were announced today.

News AU briefs staff on move to greenfield print site

Staff at News Corp Australia's Westgate Park print centre have been given details of the project that will see new all-colour presses and mailroom equipment installed at a new greenfield site in the city.

Condon back home to Ballarat after Dubai experience

Australian Michael Condon - who led the pioneering transition of Dubai's Gulf News to waterless production - has retired to his home in Ballarat.

Cut the 'mean spirited' sniping, Ryan urges publishers

Director of Australia's new Judith Nielson Institute Mark Ryan has called on journalists to quit "mean spirited" sniping at colleagues on rival publications.

NewsMediaWorks' Inform19: Do we have your attention?

With industry consolidation, news industry conferences have become scarcer in Australia, and time is money, especially when it's the boss who's paying for your day away from the office.

Melbourne metro has awards edge in mostly-News field

It was by any measure, a very good night for News Corp Australia and its brands.

'Power of mind' extends print business models for SPH

Mind over matter is securing a bright future for Singapore Press Holdings, despite the decline of print.

Catalano rolls Bendigo rival's real estate into Domain

Anthony Catalano has drawn on his extensive knowledge of real estate marketing and taken out a rival with the acquisition of a Bendigo freesheet.

Ifra India: Promoting print a challenge in a digital age (updated, gallery)

India's printed newspaper success story isn't easily translated into advertising sales, delegates at the WAN-Ifra India 2019 conference heard.


Lorenzo takes lead at Protecmedia as Gómez retires

Protecmedia has appointed advertisement and circulation business unit director Alejandro Lorenzo its new chief executive, ahead of Manuel Fernando Gómez-Carpintero's retirement.

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WNMC19: NYT, BBC, LAT, Expressen: Understanding the voice space.

It was a throwaway line Expressen TV editor-in-chief Thomas Mattsson tells me he thought of at the last moment, but it resonated: "Text will be the new print," he said.

If you're happy, clap your hands... and watch your news

Check Kahwa Coffee online and you'll see live entertainment in its offering. But it's a live video service that has been attracting attention from the newsmedia industry.

Here we go again: Mamamia scores repeat success with Aussie podcasts

Millions of Australians are catching a Quicky on the way to work, the intimate smart podcast helping make Mamamia the country's largest female-focussed independent website.

Brightcove over the top for three-day Boston event

Seven West Media's Jeremy Brown is among speakers at Brightcove's Play19 event in Boston in May.

CBS invests in news at Australian acquisition 10

As news gets more competitive for publishers and broadcasters, Australia's Network 10 has unveiled a new news set with a nine by 2.4 metre screen, believed to be the country's largest.

Change accelerating in Reuters' video world

In case you missed it, this is the opening video from last week's WAN-Ifra Digital Media Asia event.


Gemstone helps unleash opportunities for Dennis & Gnasher

Miles 33's Gemstone advertising system is helping unleash the market potential of Beano characters Dennis and Gnasher.

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ppi at The Printers Mysore: A first for India

Bilingual and multiplatform, the Content-X system at The Printers Mysore in Bangalore has been implemented in just six months.

ppiMedia's AdSelf self-service ad portal in use at VRM

The VRM group, which is headquartered in Mainz, reaches more than one million readers and has a circulation of more than 320,000 copies.

Berlin: AI gets cool as bots handle little details and big data

The theory and practise of artificial intelligence came under the microscope when a panel at WAN-Ifra's Berlin Publishing Days discussed the 'coolness' of AI and how it had been thought to be the answer to most human problems...

Berlin: Taking a Polish girlie mag out with a bang

We all know the story about the boss loving the product so much he bought the company: Ifra World Publishing Expo delegates heard a new take on it.

Berlin: How The Economist faces today, and thrives

A strategy of putting readers first is paying dividends for the venerable news magazine The Economist, described as a "views paper not a newspaper" by circulation head, Marina Haydn.

NBA star's paper routine leads to a speedy shoe sellout

Newspaper fan Klay Thompson had fans queuing to buy newspaper subscriptions as part of a promotion based on limited edition shoes.

Sweet-talking readers leads to double-digit sales growth

Publishing giant ABP has been sweet-talking readers in a campaign which delivers the cha and the chitchat without the sugar.

Rush to digital 'compromising campaign performance,' says study

Newsbrands continue to grow in effectiveness and act as an amplifier to other media in multimedia campaigns, according to a study of IPA Databank cases.


Whitehead's INMA playbook on Big Tech bargaining

Former Fairfax marketing director Robert Whitehead has shared experience in a new playbook for publishers building relationships with Big Tech platforms.

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Lorenzo takes lead at Protecmedia as Gómez retires

Protecmedia has appointed advertisement and circulation business unit director Alejandro Lorenzo its new chief executive, ahead of Manuel Fernando Gómez-Carpintero's retirement.

Indian papers need training, multimedia tech, says report

Newsrooms in India are light on skills and technology, according to a new report.

'News goes away': How Chrome changes harm news

America's News Media Alliance has produced an infographic to show readers the effect of Google's Incognito browser.

Publisher backs strength of ACCC's call on digital reform

A call by Australia's competition regulator for "significant, holistic reform" to address the market power of Google and Facebook has been welcomed for its "determination" and "strength of language".

Woolworths takes customer data to media screens

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths - which publishes one of the country's highest-circulation print magazines - is to use customer data to target them through billboards.

Post swaggers off with North American awards swag

The investment and "competitive swagger" of Jeff Bezos' Washington Post were recognised when it was named best news website In WAN-Ifra's North American Digital Media Awards.

Older presses gain a 'second youth' with Smart Pre-setting

A new Smart Pre-setting feature from QIPC-EAE is delivering on a promise to save an extra 150-200 copies with each press start-up.

Retrofit solutions for manroland and Wifag presses

Are you tied to your press manufacturer or original supplier for press controls? Many people thought that, but ABB has been working to show that this is not true, giving press owners freedom of choice.

Welcome to the new world of Wisprint

A new star launched into the web-offset printing firmament last month with the global launch of the Wisprint brand.


Jobs to go as UPM cuts, closes and consolidates

UPM says it will close an SC paper machine in Finland and sell a newsprint mill in France to cut capacity.

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Upgraded Colora presents another unique challenge

A KBA Colora installed for joint venture Borås Tidning Tryckeri in 2002 is being upgraded as one of the original partners regains ownership of its Viared printshop.

30-year-old press gets closed-loop colour in upgrade

A hybrid press - including units dating to more than three decades ago - will be only the third in France to install QI Press Controls closed-loop colour system.

Persgroep's Best way is to follow Amsterdam on controls

Persgroep Printing in Best is taking the opportunity of a colour registration upgrade to modernise all the control systems on its three Wifag Evolution OF 375S presses.

Growing Florida paper calls for latest press tech

A thoroughly contemporary approach to publishing underpins newspaper production in the fast-growing Florida city of The Villages.

Another year, another state-of-the-art print centre opens

Even allowing for the delays caused by last August's devastating floods, this month's commissioning of a new plant in Kozhikode is just one more milestone for Kerala giant Mathrubhumi.

Fourth Cromoman underscores success of tailored design

The second 4x1 Cromoman press in Kolkata is now fully operational, delivering top quality in less-than-ideal local conditions.


CTP partner Xeikon gets ready for Eede closure

Belgian digital press maker Xeikon, which is an OEM partner of Agfa for CTP systems - is consolidating production ahead of its next 'leap forward'.

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Tecnau launches new sheeter at Poing digital expo

New features for inkjet web print finishing are being launched by Tecnau at Canon's Poing event.

Design awards process votes RotaJet a winner

Koenig & Bauer's RotaJet digital press has been named a 'winner' in this year's German Design Awards.

New kit expands options for inkjet newspaper lines

A new zero speed splicer combined with a splicer unwinder is among new offerings for inkjet printers being released by peripheral maker Tecnau.

Ideas in Lucerne to keep digital newspaper printing alive

Viability of the digital newspaper printing proposition varies from geographic market to market, but if you want to check out the latest ideas, Lucerne in February is the place to be.

NIR dryer speeds Screen's performance inkjet

The introduction of an NIR dryer for Screen's 520HD inkjet web will deliver higher print speeds on coated litho stocks and expand lightweight paper capabilities, the company says.


Five-month control project gives Gazzetta a sporting chance

Control electronics and other mailroom components have been updated in a major project at RCS Group in Milan.

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New partners team for Indian heatset press success

Installation of a used M600 heatset press in Mumbai is a breakthrough for manroland Goss web systems India in collaboration with GWS.

Mauritius M600 gets environment-friendly dryer

A reconfigured M600 commercial press has been kitted out with LED UV drying in a project for a Mauritius-based printing company.

More vibrant samples as Baldwin showcases LED-UV

Vibrant print samples from a demonstration of LED-UV curing technology are included in a new 'look-book'.

Get thee to packaging, Jansen tells commercial printers

Incoming chief executive of Contiweb Rutger Jansen has one piece of advice for heatset web printers: Get into offset packaging.

Franklin's Sydney sibling a huge investment for Ive

Clients and the industry got a glimpse of Ive Group's $50 million Franklin Web NSW heatset plant this week, one of the largest investments in the Australian industry for some years.

Speciality printer says new tech makes others' obsolete

The newly-merged manroland Goss web systems has sold a German-designed Lithoman heatset press to a US printer.


How to impress a typographer

The resolution is terrible but the typography is engaging.

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How to impress a typographer

The resolution is terrible but the typography is engaging.

Hot pots lead to museum reopening

They have been firing up the pots on three hot-metal linecasters at the Penrith Museum of Printing again following a major renovation and extension.

It's 1913, and a bold voyage of discovery in print is beginning...

Sydney print recruitment consultant James Cryer tells the intimate story of a printing industry in the midst of dramatic change, as related in in the personal diary of his grandfather.

Pressgang tour and lunch a chance to see renovated museum

A meeting of Sydney Pressgang at Penrith Museum of Printing in September will be an opportunity for those interested to see the newly-renovated museum 'in action'.

Wayzgoose weekend brings Wimble's print history alive

The name of inkmaker and typefounder Frederick Wimble is writ large on Good Friday week when an inaugural lecture and the return of a traditional wayzgoose brings print fans to Armidale, NSW.

Movie block collectors face a multimillion bonanza

A heartening tale about the value of tangible print history comes with the US$10 million valuation of a collection of old letterpress printing blocks.

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