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In mid-March, when we were advised to maintain social distancing in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus, when schools and public buildings were closed to the public the following day, when offices were abandoned because thousands of employees were sent to work at home, and when even industrial companies stopped their assembly lines,

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New York-based private equity giant Apollo Global Management is investing $300 million (approx. €275 million) in the international printing group, Cimpress, which has evidently been heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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“It’s all about shorter and shorter runs, same-day delivery, sustainability and the increasing importance of individual print products,” said Alon Bar-Shany, general manager of HP Indigo, as he presented new digital presses in March 2020.

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The Slovenian Hooray Studios and Schätzl print emotion give personalized children’s books a new dimension. With a ” Glow in the dark” book, readers have double the fun of reading, since in addition to the normal plot there is a hidden story that only becomes visible in the dark with a special UV lamp.

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People wearing masks? This has always been done by the tourists from Asia with their fear of … well, of what? Yes, masks are also worn when painting or doing dusty work, especially by people in hospitals and doctors’ practices. But a face mask in the supermarket or on the bus? Until a few days

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In these times personal encounters are rather rare, sometimes even to be avoided. The last big event before the current shutdown was the Online Print Symposium in Munich, which was attended by around 250 attendees. Among them was Morten Reitoft, CEO and editor of Inkish.tv.

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The Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG has taken tough measures in order to reduce structural costs and improve the company’s profitability. In other words, the printing press manufacturer is once again being restructured. Cost reductions and improved profitability are the objective.

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Now that public and economic life in Germany has been drastically reduced, online trading is becoming particularly important. How is it then that Amazon is switching off its print-on-demand service, Merch?