Author: Maximilian Spies

Max Spies, a true professional, is a printing technician and business economist. As an ERP specialist at zipcon consulting GmbH, he researches throughout the entire value-added chain and delves into the depths of the company's divisions. People, processes, and tools are equally important to him in his observations. With curiosity, backbone, and a healthy dose of the Allgäu's fighting spirit, he is able to gather information. His comprehensible expertise is the basis for result-oriented concepts in customer projects. Max Spies has been in the printing industry for 35 years, worked as a journalist for "Deutscher Drucker" and writes guest articles for the trade magazines "Druckmarkt" and "Grafische Revue Österreich". Prior to joining zipcon, he worked for an ERP software provider in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and is an active networker in this economic region. (Profiles also at Xing, LinkedIn)

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Since the beginning of November, their e-mail inboxes have been filled with messages regarding the renaming of Spreadshirt to Spread Group. Under Spread Group, the five brands Spreadshirt Create Your Own, Spreadshirt Marketplace, Spreadshop, TeamShirts and Spreadshirt Print-On-Demand were brought under one roof.

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Jabberfish (chatterbox) is the name of the Swiss-German podcast by Haeme Ulrich and Bernd Zipper. Their approach is interesting: it is neither about technology nor directly about the print industry – it is about “…something with media”. Why have the two consultants chosen such an offbeat title?

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CloudLab was launched seven and a half years ago. Marc Horriar speaks openly and honestly about entrepreneurial fortune and reveals the basis of his success. He emphasizes the reliability of his colleagues from the very beginning and captivates Bernd Zipper with his performance.

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Despite the coronavirus and challenging conditions, the latest issue of BEYONDPRINT unplugged will be released on November 4, 2020 with many exciting topics. The number eight is a symbol for infinity. Although it is a coincidence that the eighth issue of our magazine falls into the seemingly infinite period of the corona pandemic, it is intended to address topics that seem infinite.

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“The biggest rascal in the whole country is and will always be the deceiver” – Hoffmann von Fallersleben was well aware of this when he first wrote down this sentence in the middle of the 19th century. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Telegram and the like are the new platforms on which anyone can post whatever suits them, outside the journalistic norm.

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Since July 2020, “diedruckerei.de” has been operating in Germany under the name “onlineprinters.de”. Whether this is more than just a marketing idea from two managers from outside the industry, Bernd Zipper was keen to find out for his podcast series, “Zippers Insights”.

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Since July 2020, “diedruckerei.de” has now been operating in Germany as “Online Printers”. For this episode of the “Zippers Insights” podcast series, Bernd Zipper wanted to discover whether this is more than just a marketing idea of two managers from outside the industry. He talked directly to two people who have successfully applied their expertise from other industries to Online Printers.