Each Child Has its Own Personal Book

Customized children’s books are nothing new. The first books, in which children slip into the role of the hero and thus become part of the story, were published about 20 years ago. Customized children’s books are still very popular, and publishers are reporting a positive performance across the board. A…

Customized children’s books are nothing new. The first books, in which children slip into the role of the hero and thus become part of the story, were published about 20 years ago. Customized children’s books are still very popular, and publishers are reporting a positive performance across the board. A…

The win-win of bundled services

At one point or another, we’ve all benefited from a bundled service package. By bundling services, you get more services for less money…a win-win for the provider and the customer. For example, your cable provider most likely offers bundled programs combining cable TV, internet, phone, and mobile phone for less…

At one point or another, we’ve all benefited from a bundled service package. By bundling services, you get more services for less money…a win-win for the provider and the customer. For example, your cable provider most likely offers bundled programs combining cable TV, internet, phone, and mobile phone for less…

Drupa Has Not Outlived Its Usefulness, But it Must Reinvent Itself

The four-day virtual.drupa 2021 is history. “I think it’s good that this experiment has been dared. Because it is important that our industry marks its presence and is not forgotten,” says Adrian Mayr. In the following blog, the Head of Product Management & Corporate Marketing at Muller Martini reveals his thoughts…

The four-day virtual.drupa 2021 is history. “I think it’s good that this experiment has been dared. Because it is important that our industry marks its presence and is not forgotten,” says Adrian Mayr. In the following blog, the Head of Product Management & Corporate Marketing at Muller Martini reveals his thoughts…

It’s Machine Spring Cleaning Time!

Can you feel it? Spring is in the air! While the calendar indicates we’re a full month into the season, it’s finally starting to feel like spring, and not just because of the milder temperatures. With each passing day and week, hope springs eternal. After the historic year we’ve endured,…

Can you feel it? Spring is in the air! While the calendar indicates we’re a full month into the season, it’s finally starting to feel like spring, and not just because of the milder temperatures. With each passing day and week, hope springs eternal. After the historic year we’ve endured,…

The virtual.drupa 2021 as a Digital Take-Away

Rolf Steiner (54) has worked in the graphic arts industry for 29 years and has been managing director of Vogt-Schild Druck AG in Derendingen, Switzerland, for two decades. He writes in the following blog why he misses drupa in Düsseldorf so much as a beacon in the printing industry and why…

Rolf Steiner (54) has worked in the graphic arts industry for 29 years and has been managing director of Vogt-Schild Druck AG in Derendingen, Switzerland, for two decades. He writes in the following blog why he misses drupa in Düsseldorf so much as a beacon in the printing industry and why…

Make Short Work of Short Hardcover Runs

It was over 150 years ago when David McConnell Smyth invented the first book-sewing machine. Sewn books are still recognized as the finest hardcover books produced, a sign of high quality and robust durability, the kind of book you want to cherish for a lifetime. But in the last few decades,…

It was over 150 years ago when David McConnell Smyth invented the first book-sewing machine. Sewn books are still recognized as the finest hardcover books produced, a sign of high quality and robust durability, the kind of book you want to cherish for a lifetime. But in the last few decades,…

Resilience. The key to success during unprecedented times. Part 1: When in doubt, innovate.

What have you done in the past year to innovate your business?   It is clearly an understatement to say that the past year has been a challenging one. COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives, changing the way we interact with family and friends, educate our youth, food shop,…

What have you done in the past year to innovate your business?   It is clearly an understatement to say that the past year has been a challenging one. COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives, changing the way we interact with family and friends, educate our youth, food shop,…

When a Printed (Chess) Magazine is Launched in the Middle of a Pandemic

Because of the corona crisis, chess clubs are closed almost everywhere and hardly any tournaments have been taking place on boards for months, the worldwide action on the 64 squares has shifted almost completely to digital platforms on the Internet. It takes courage to launch a printed chess magazine in…

Because of the corona crisis, chess clubs are closed almost everywhere and hardly any tournaments have been taking place on boards for months, the worldwide action on the 64 squares has shifted almost completely to digital platforms on the Internet. It takes courage to launch a printed chess magazine in…