Author: Bernd Zipper

Founder and CEO of zipcon consulting GmbH, one of the leading consulting companies for the print and media industry in Central Europe. The technology and strategy consultant and his team actively support practical implementation in a wide variety of customer projects. His work involves developing visions, concepts and strategies for the players active in the print production process across a wide range of industries. His areas of expertise include online print, mass customization, strategy and technological assessment for print, and the development of new strategies in the print and media environment. Bernd Zipper is the creator and chairman of Initiative Online Print e.V. and, in addition to his consulting activities, is an author, lecturer and sought-after speaker, orator and moderator. His visionary lectures are regarded worldwide as trend-setting management recommendations for the print and media industry. (Profiles also in Xing, LinkedIn).

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Print.com – a brilliant domain name for suppliers in online print. Bernd Zipper spoke with Marco Aarnink about what makes “Print.com” tick and his assessment of how online print will develop in the future. He is an entrepreneur in online print and has been with online print for more than fifteen years now.

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Rapid increases in profits for almost all of the world’s e-commerce groups are giving rise to serious discussions about an e-commerce tax. The reason: while the corporations are raking it in, retailers and small and medium-sized businesses are falling by the wayside.

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Until the very end, we, the bvdm and zipcon as organizers, had hoped to be able to hold the OPS in early June as planned. Due to the decision of the German parliament stating that “the epidemic situation of a national scope that was declared due to the corona pandemic will continue to apply for an additional three months until 30 June,” this is now no longer possible.

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Monitoring is a great thing when you can track an order until it arrives. However, if the proverbial red shoes that you clicked on one time follow you around the web for the next 14 days, it starts to get annoying. This will now be a thing of the past. For Google, at least. The company has announced that it will no longer use technology that can track individuals across multiple websites. This marks the end of personalized advertising on the Internet as we know it today.

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Cloudprinter.com has conducted a study on the global impact of Covid-19 on the printing industry. According to the report, photo personalization, capabilities via Amazon and shipment tracking are shaping the digital printing industry. It’s been more than a year since COVID-19 went global.

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The Vienna-based start-up, Kaleido AI, has been acquired by the Australian design platform, Canva. Kaleido’s software has already been available for use via the platform for a year. The deal is described as one of the largest exits in the Austrian startup scene. Both sides have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

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Some time ago a friend told me that he would have given up his job as a publisher long ago if he still had to pay the printing prices of 2002. Over the years, he has kept the quotations and invoices from various printers where he had his title printed.

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The Online Print Symposium 2021 is full of news: Start-ups can apply to present at the OPS and take advantage of completely new opportunities. In addition, the first speakers have already been announced and the Early Bird ticket deadline is fast approaching.

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