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Sascha Krines is the new CFO at Onlineprinters. He succeeds Dirk Müller, who is leaving the company after six years. In his new position as Chief Financial Officer, Krines will be responsible for finance across the group, the internationalization of these areas and the management of group processes.

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The days of having the broadest possible portfolios are over. At least at Electronics for Imaging (EFI). After the company had already separated from its software division more than a year ago, it was announced last week that the Fiery business will also be spun off into a separate company effective immediately. EFI itself intends to focus exclusively on its industrial inkjet business in the future.

ChatGPT
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No matter which news portal you look at: ChatGPT and the artificial intelligence behind it are THE topic of the hour right now. Other AI tools, such as DALL-E, Whisper or Midjourney, are also attracting a lot of attention. So it's high time to think about the extent to which this technology has what it takes to also support online print shops in their daily business.

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Effective February 1, Florian Baumgartner will become Vista's new CEO. He succeeds Robert Keane, who is now handing over responsibility to his successor after another four years in this position. However, Keane will remain with the company as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Vista's parent company Cimpress. In October 2019, Florian Baumgartner joined Vista as President International within the Executive Team.

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After a brief breather, prices in online print picked up again in the fourth quarter of 2022. According to the current ZOPI - the Zipcon Online Print Price Index - in the fourth quarter of 2022, new highs were reached in November of last year, followed by only a slight decline in December. Looking at the details, however, there have also been downward outliers, at least for flyers.

IOP: Initiative Online Print
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2022 was a mixed year for the online print industry: the war in Ukraine, the paper crisis, price increases for energy and consumables and the increasing shortage of skilled workers caused problems for many companies. Nevertheless, good profits were achieved in some areas. What will happen in 2023? The Initiative Online Print e.V. (IOP) is optimistic about the future.

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A solution to the months-long internal conflict over the Chairmanship of the Executive Board of the Neumüller Cewe Color Foundation was already announced in November with the appointment of Yvonne Rostock. At the turn of the year, both the previous Chairman of the Executive Board, Dr. Christian Friege, and Dr. Rolf Hollander, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, have departed the company.

Farbspiel : Kulturgut
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In a podcast called "Farbspiel" which is all about design and beauty, print should not be missing. Obviously. Bernd Zipper spoke with host Dominik Hoffmann about the role of print as a cultural asset, how print enables new products, and why automation, high speeds and a high level of professionalism are needed to ensure that print can survive in the media canon of the future.

zipcon: Weihnachtsfest
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Who would have thought a year ago that 2022 would be a year in which everything changes in such a brutal way? All the more reason for us to wish you a quiet and, above all, peaceful Christmas, happy holidays with your loved ones and plenty of renewed energy for the start of the new year. The past year was dominated by the war in Ukraine and all the consequences that this has also had for us.

2023 Trends
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Even though the past year has shown how interwoven - and thus vulnerable - the markets and their players are, print shops can look to the new year with a certain degree of confidence. Certainly those who have taken the volatility of recent years as an opportunity to align their structures and processes with this "new normal" - and see not only challenges but also opportunities in the trends. What will influence the online print world in 2023?