The Initiative Online Print brings together 41 companies from the online printing industry. Below, we report on what’s new in the network.
BVD Druck + Verlag AG: CO2 neutral again
BVD Druck + Verlag AG has once again been awarded the “Certified CO2 neutral” seal of approval by Swiss Climate. Achieving this label requires recording of the CO2 footprint in accordance with ISO 14064, continuous reduction of CO2 emissions and complete CO2 neutralization. In the past, BVD was the first print shop worldwide to receive the label.
Elanders: Investment in innovation
The Elanders Supervisory Board has approved a global investment package. The focus is on inkjet technology, which is to be expanded in the USA and UK this year. “Our goal is to expand our global print procurement system,” says Sven Burkhard, board member of the Print & Packaging division. He adds that the trend on the customer side is clearly in the direction of shrinking mass volumes, but towards higher print-on-demand volumes. According to Elanders, the focus on this development has also helped the company to emerge stronger from 2020 despite Corona.
Mediaprint: Personalized gifts for parents
In Germany, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are already over, but in Denmark, fathers are not celebrated until June 5. The mediaprint solutions print shop from Paderborn is therefore currently producing personalized picture books, “Tap Tap Stories”, for parents and children for its Danish customer. The books are highly individualized, with self-designed characters and their own names.
Spreadshirt: Top designers in the spotlight
The Spreadshirt community is international and creative. The platform regularly presents the “Marketplace Designer of the Month“: The spotlight is on the diversity of the community and some of the most beautiful designs. In May, “MademoiselleKiki” won the race. There are now more than 10 million designs on the Spreadshirt marketplace.
Vistaprint: Support for BIPoC companies
Vistaprint has announced a collaboration with the career podcast “Claima Stories.” The podcast addresses the lack of BIPoC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) representation in the creative industry. The goal is to provide financial and design support to 99 small businesses worldwide. Twelve BIPoC businesses and creatives impacted by COVID-19 will also each receive $15,000, a design makeover and marketing support.