Cimpress: Coopetition API via “Cimpress Open“– First Impression

18. October 2016, 10:05 AM Uhr | General
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The online print giant Cimpress has committed resources to further expanding on the principle of “coopetition”. In launching “Cimpress Open”, Cimpress is offering partners direct sales channel access in future. But what does that mean for the industry?

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Amazon: Mass Customization + Print – US Launch

13. October 2016, 11:38 AM Uhr | Background, News

About one year ago and without much fuss, Amazon expanded its area of operations to provide mass-customized products. That means that even small print shops can utilise the mega platform.

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Amazon: entry into the photobook business unsettles the online print industry

10. October 2016, 10:42 AM Uhr | Background, News
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“Amazon Prints” went online in mid-September and has caused an almighty stir. What’s behind it? Bernd Zipper has taken a closer look.

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Your opinion counts on the “Wall of Pain” – What are the challenges you face?

7. October 2016, 2:43 PM Uhr | Background, News

Exactly a week has passed since we launched our “Wall of Pain”  project. We have already received several interesting posts, nevertheless we are still interested in getting your opinions and are not going to give up that easilyJ.

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Interview: “Do-it-yourself made easy” – sports a new design

7. October 2016, 11:05 AM Uhr | Background, General, News

I met with Norbert Hettrich (CEO Druckhaus Weppert) to interview him about this topic and he answered my questions about eBusiness print trends and the future direction that Druckhaus Weppert and the online platform,, are taking.

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Interview: Flyeralarm – Status Quo after the 2016 Reorganization

30. September 2016, 8:48 AM Uhr | Background, News

Following the departure of ex-CEO Markus Schmedtmann, Flyeralarm, the No. 1 in the German online print industry, was extensively reorganized. Hartmut Kappes, CFO, explained the key points to

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Wall of Pain: the rocky road to becoming an online print provider …

28. September 2016, 2:23 PM Uhr | News, Opinion

The hurdles, obstacles and pitfalls on the road to becoming an online print provider are likely to be familiar to almost anybody with an interest in online print. We are collating all your opinions in a new initiative – so why not join in’s “Wall of Pain”.

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Photokina 2016: there was plenty that’s familiar and little in the way of innovation to interest the online print sector.

26. September 2016, 11:11 AM Uhr | News, Opinion

After spending a day at Photokina in Cologne, it is of course appropriate for me to review what I saw on behalf of those, who won’t visit the trade fair or have yet to do so. So what was on show and what’s new to interest the market player with an affinity to print?

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Store systems for photographers: a win-win situation for online print providers and creatives

22. September 2016, 1:31 PM Uhr | Background, News

Screens/canvases, direct-to-glass prints, posters and merchandising – these are all common products in the online print business. But where do the motifs come from? You either lack the right skills, the right motif – or simply just the talent or rather you don’t have that eye for a great picture to be a good photographer. That is reason enough for me to examine this fascinating topic.

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Interview: “The digital transformation has to start in the boss’s head!”

20. September 2016, 10:18 AM Uhr | News, Opinion

Martin Spaar, the head honcho at the Swiss specialist magazine, Publisher, ((LINK)) recently asked me about the topic of online print vs. digital transformation – a conversation that I want to share with readers of my blog. Feedback is requested.

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