Peaceful and contemplative Christmas season, the best of luck and a “lucky hand” – that’s my wish for you!


2016 was without a doubt a rollercoaster of a year, in a positive and negative sense, and much of what people initially thought was impossible has actually happened.

I would like to especially thank my frequent readers, not only for their personal but also for their professional support, for screening and critically scrutinizing, but also for interesting input and contributions to the “Wall of Pain”. I am looking forward to more exciting topics, new trends and technologies in the next year, as well as innovations from the Print and Media Industry – and beyond.

I am bowing out of the blog for this year and wish you and your families a blessed and merry Christmas season, peaceful holidays and a “lucky hand” at all times and that you are able to pause for reflection and “breathe” in these hectic times.

Yours sincerely,

Bernd Zipper

P.S: have you been wondering what a Mannequin Challenge is? We did it, too. A salute from the whole zipcon team. Enjoy…and feel free to like/share etc.


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PPS: This year we are supporting the “Your homeland in song” initiative by the AWO youth organization in Essen – a collective song project involving refugees and German teenagers. If you are interested, you can find out more at our website,

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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