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Personalized books are not new - however, a platform that provides uncomplicated market access for the creative minds behind the stories and at the same time offers the customizable books to end customers certainly is. Appropriately named TwoWorlds, the new marketplace for personalized books enables just that.

Ralph Schlözer: Zippers Insights
People

Bernd Zipper had a real inkjet insider as a guest. Ralf Schlözer grew up in the printing industry. He studied in Stuttgart, Berlin and the USA, had a deep involvement in research at MAN Roland and knows the facts, figures and data. A man who researches markets and technologies and draws conclusions from them.

SCHÜRFELD-GRUPPE
Market

As part of its growth strategy, msp druck und medien GmbH in Mudersbach has acquired the Hamburg-based family holding company Schürfeld-Group as a new co-partner. KNOX Management and HR Consultancy from Hamburg accompanied this process. The msp Group is a provider of highly individualized printing, mailing.

Skilled: Fachkräftemangel
Market

Of course, there are also new women or diverse individuals! (But in 1982 Ina Deter sang "the country needs new men". The gender asterisk did not yet exist.) And the people (m/f/d) don't really have to be new, but need some skills for the digitalized and networked world that has always been important, but can now be decisive.

Web-to-Print Podcast rissc Alex Sperrfechter
People

Web-to-print, e-commerce, mass customization: where the Printformer from rissc is used, everything usually revolves around the personalisation of (print) products. In the latest episode of Zippers Insights, rissc founder and CEO Alexander Sperrfechter reveals why it is now impossible to imagine online printing without the Ludwigsburg-based IT company and why the future in W2P is "headless".  

IRS geht in der Laudert GmbH + Co. KG auf
Market

The two companies have belonged together since July 2021. Now Integrated Realization Services GmbH (IRS) from Nuremberg, which specialises in programmatic printing and web to print, has been completely merged, both legally and organisationally, into Laudert GmbH + Co KG. The merger, which came into effect on 1 October but is retroactive to 1 July, is intended to make better use of synergy effects. 

Google Fonts
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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.