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Google Fonts
Market

On January 19, 2022, the LG Munich ruled that a plaintiff was entitled to injunctive relief and damages in the amount of €100 against a website operator because he had passed on the visitor's IP address to Google by using Google Fonts. After that, the blogs and newsletters were full of excited reports concerning a wave of cease-and-desist letters, and the Händlerbund also offered its help.

Market

High, higher, highest: There are industries that have done anything but suffer as a result of the Corona pandemic and the lockdowns but have instead enjoyed the business of a lifetime. For example, various online retailers. And software companies whose tools make online commerce possible in the first place.

DATENWERTSCHÖPFUNGSKETTE: DASHBOARDS
Technic

ERP systems provide standard reports. Today, reports should be available online and in real time. Often, they are enriched with eye catching graphics. However, this is still not a "real" dashboard. There are key differences between a report and a dashboard. A dashboard must be the result of considerations related to a digital strategy.

Probo Interview: Rene de Heij
People

25 percent growth per year: year after year, Probo, the Dutch large format specialist, manages what other companies often only dream of. Yet the Dutch company produces exclusively for resellers. So what makes Probo different - and how do "probots" and old jeans play a role? Bernd Zipper asked CEO René de Heij.

Stora Enso
Market

Necessity is the mother of invention: Lidl and Kaufland are currently demonstrating how to secure resources. The Finnish paper manufacturer Stora Enso has announced that the Schwarz Group, to which the discounters mentioned above belong, will become the new owner of the Maxau paper mill. The takeover can be seen as one thing above all: As a commitment of the Schwarz Group to printed matter.

Probo: Bernd Zipper und Rene de Heij
People

Sound-absorbing pictures made from recycled jeans, "Probots" in production and a subscription system for reusable materials: at the large format specialist Probo in Dokkum, the Netherlands, innovation is not just an empty word but a day-to-day reality. In the latest episode of Zipper's Insights, Managing Director René de Heij revealed what exactly that means.

People

The Bavarian Printing and Media Association (''Verband Druck und Medien Bayern'', vdmb) held a roadshow through all of Bavaria's districts. On site, the focus was on current topics such as collective bargaining policy, the development of the industry and also securing skilled workers, for which there is even a separate task force in Bavaria.

PostScript Type 1 Schriften Ende des Support was nun?
Technic

Postscript Type 1 fonts have too small a character set and are not supported by browsers and mobile devices. Despite this, Postscript Type 1 fonts are used in a large proportion of print products - often even as CI fonts. In January 2023, Adobe will end support for the font format from the 1980s. Dirk Simanek from Artoption GmbH told us why this is a real problem for print service providers.

People

The Hamburg-based management and HR consultancy Knox has brought Rüdiger Nölleke, a real paper and packaging specialist, into its partner network. Since July, the industry expert, has been sharing his know-how gained from more than 40 years in the paper, cardboard and folding carton sectors.

Technic

In his book Data Power, published by Nomos/C.H.Beck, Dr. Simon Deuring writes that data is dramatically shifting the balance of power in business. The opportunities are: the development of new business areas, cost reductions and personalized offers. The legal system is faced with the question: regulation or trust in the self-regulation of the markets?