Category: Newspaper and Mailroom

What Times… (Part II)

In his five-volume “Diary of Bookbinding and Print Finishing” (in German: “Tagebuch der Buchbinderei und Druckweiterverarbeitung”), which he published himself, Hans Joachim Laue, a trade journalist who was born in 1943 and has been retired for several years, looks back on 500 years of the graphic arts trade and printing…

In his five-volume “Diary of Bookbinding and Print Finishing” (in German: “Tagebuch der Buchbinderei und Druckweiterverarbeitung”), which he published himself, Hans Joachim Laue, a trade journalist who was born in 1943 and has been retired for several years, looks back on 500 years of the graphic arts trade and printing…

What Times… (Part I)

In his five-volume “Diary of Bookbinding and Print Finishing” (in German: “Tagebuch der Buchbinderei und Druckweiterverarbeitung”), which he published himself, Hans Joachim Laue, a trade journalist who was born in 1943 and has been retired for several years, looks back on 500 years of the graphic arts trade and printing…

In his five-volume “Diary of Bookbinding and Print Finishing” (in German: “Tagebuch der Buchbinderei und Druckweiterverarbeitung”), which he published himself, Hans Joachim Laue, a trade journalist who was born in 1943 and has been retired for several years, looks back on 500 years of the graphic arts trade and printing…

People Who Sit in Front of a Screen All Day Want to Leaf Through Paper in the Evening

During the pandemic, advertising sales fell sharply worldwide. But figures from Switzerland prove it: advertising on paper – especially direct marketing – was not hit that hard by the decline. On the contrary: printed advertising even celebrated a small renaissance. Reasons for this include screen fatigue among advertisers and the…

During the pandemic, advertising sales fell sharply worldwide. But figures from Switzerland prove it: advertising on paper – especially direct marketing – was not hit that hard by the decline. On the contrary: printed advertising even celebrated a small renaissance. Reasons for this include screen fatigue among advertisers and the…

Forecast for Print: Things are looking brighter

As we emerge from a challenging few years to a new business environment, what can the printing industry expect, and what should you be looking to do to prepare?   Brighter skies ahead Recent reports from establishments like the BMI and other printing industry experts, along with business analysts across…

As we emerge from a challenging few years to a new business environment, what can the printing industry expect, and what should you be looking to do to prepare?   Brighter skies ahead Recent reports from establishments like the BMI and other printing industry experts, along with business analysts across…

Paper with a New Recipe

Cotton or wool, grass or hemp as ecological components: Numerous innovative paper products characterize today’s product ranges. Paper mills are frequently launching new, original products, taking the train directly in the direction of environmental protection, conservation and resource conservation. International competition for original ideas for ecologically sustainable specialty papers based…

Cotton or wool, grass or hemp as ecological components: Numerous innovative paper products characterize today’s product ranges. Paper mills are frequently launching new, original products, taking the train directly in the direction of environmental protection, conservation and resource conservation. International competition for original ideas for ecologically sustainable specialty papers based…

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…

Faced with unprecedented challenges, the print industry thrives

2020 was a watershed year that challenged us in ways we had never anticipated, upending both lives and livelihoods. Everything we knew about business and communication changed in an instant. While these challenges have been disruptive, they have also been transforming.   Printing Is Essential As frontline workers rushed to…

2020 was a watershed year that challenged us in ways we had never anticipated, upending both lives and livelihoods. Everything we knew about business and communication changed in an instant. While these challenges have been disruptive, they have also been transforming.   Printing Is Essential As frontline workers rushed to…

From the Cotton Gin to the Smart Factory—and Beyond.

As we enter this New Year, it’s helpful to reflect on just how far manufacturing has progressed, as well as on the exciting “evolution” that continues to unfold. Here’s a look back and ahead: Industry 1.0 As humankind discovered how to harness water and steam power, the transition from an…

As we enter this New Year, it’s helpful to reflect on just how far manufacturing has progressed, as well as on the exciting “evolution” that continues to unfold. Here’s a look back and ahead: Industry 1.0 As humankind discovered how to harness water and steam power, the transition from an…

The power of resiliency

Never has the greeting “Happy and Healthy New Year” taken on such gravitas. If 2020 proved anything, it’s humankind’s resiliency: the ability to evolve, rebuild, and recover after a major global setback. At Muller Martini, I’m proud to say we have demonstrated unbelievable resiliency during these uncertain times.   While…

Never has the greeting “Happy and Healthy New Year” taken on such gravitas. If 2020 proved anything, it’s humankind’s resiliency: the ability to evolve, rebuild, and recover after a major global setback. At Muller Martini, I’m proud to say we have demonstrated unbelievable resiliency during these uncertain times.   While…

Optimum productivity and performance? It comes at a price.

Within most industries, manufacturers and service providers get to choose how they can differentiate themselves from their competitors. Unfortunately, given today’s challenging newspaper production environment, price often plays a significant role. But, make no mistake, the lowest price typically comes at a cost.   That’s why I recommend that when…

Within most industries, manufacturers and service providers get to choose how they can differentiate themselves from their competitors. Unfortunately, given today’s challenging newspaper production environment, price often plays a significant role. But, make no mistake, the lowest price typically comes at a cost.   That’s why I recommend that when…