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IFRA publishes latest service information

IFRA Suppliers Directory and IFRA for 2008 now published

(PresseBox) (Darmstadt, ) IFRA has just published the updated version of its international directory of suppliers and service providers to the newspaper and magazine industry. This specialised industry directory, the IFRA Suppliers Directory - Suppliers and Service Providers to the News Publishing Industry (, is highly appreciated and has been used for many years by publishers and printers as a valuable source of up-to-date company and product information. The revised IFRA 2008 - Webguide to the News Publishing Industry (, also recently became available.

IFRA Suppliers Directory with six "super categories"

This work of reference, now in its eleventh edition, has been produced in a print run of more than 10,000 copies that will be distributed in some 80 countries. It covers all aspects of the organisational and technical process for the production, marketing and distribution of newspapers and magazines - both print and online. The IFRA Suppliers Directory 2008 contains 162 A4-sized pages with more than 330 product descriptions in the English language.

This structure of this latest edition has been revised and the directory is now divided into six "super categories", oriented towards the concrete requirements of IFRA s members working in the international publishing industry. The following six "super categories" offer faster access to the contents:
- Business/Strategy
- Content Production - editorial/advertising
- Print Media
- Digital Media
- Systems/Workflow
- Materials/Consumables.

More than 120 sub-categories as well as several registers arranged in alphabetical order complement the IFRA industry directory and facilitate its use.

Comprehensive industry information is obtainable also from the IFRA Suppliers Directory Online on the IFRA website - including a search and organiser function.

With this Suppliers Directory offered both in print and digital form, IFRA gives the decision-makers at publishing and printing companies a practical guide to help them quickly locate the information and contacts they need in their daily work.

IFRA in its 6th edition

Published in the sixth edition is the IFRA 2008 - Webguide to the News Publishing Industry. As a complement to the IFRA Suppliers Directory 2008, this guide to the industry, arranged in alphabetical order, offers brief company portraits in the English language and screenshots of their web presentations on 92 A5-sized pages. As of mid-April 2008, the web guide can also be downloaded as a PDF from

To obtain copies
Copies of the IFRA Suppliers Directory 2008 and IFRA 2008 can be ordered free of charge from Nicole Stummer at IFRA: phone +49.6151.733-785 or e-Mail


IFRA ( is the worldwide research and service organisation for the news publishing industry. With headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, it has acted since 1961 as the platform for decision-makers from the newspaper industry. IFRA offers its services primarily to its more than 3100 members in nearly 80 countries. A Board, comprising publishers as well as central, regional and specialised committees drawn from IFRA member companies, steers the work of the international newspaper community. IFRA's research work provides the basis for this and results in standardisation projects as well as international and regional exhibitions, conferences, workshops, study tours, training events, Newsplex consulting and international competitions. The IFRA Expo - "the annual event of the news publishing industry" - held at major European venues, is the world's most important trade exhibition for newspaper companies and their partners. IFRA Expo 2008 will be held from 27 to 30 October in Amsterdam under the motto "Get the Big Picture!" ( IFRA Magazine, the international magazine of newspaper business, strategy and technology, is published in several languages in both print and online versions ( IFRA is also running IFRA Search, a vertical search engine for the news publishing industry (