10 Years Online Print Symposium: The Anniversary Highlights

The countdown is on: The Who’s Who of the online print world will soon be meeting for the tenth Online Print Symposium (OPS). The anniversary edition of the OPS, which will take place on 23 and 24 March at the Science Congress Center Munich in Munich, has plenty of highlights, exciting topics and top-class speakers […]

Two years of ZOPI – an interim report on the Zipcon Onlineprint Price Index

There are many indices that show the price development of goods; the best known of these is the consumer price index. However, a price index for print products, especially for the online print market, did not exist for a long time – until zipcon consulting created the Zipcon Onlineprint Price Index (ZOPI) and presented the […]

zipcon.de in a new look

zipcon consulting has given its website a new look: Simple and stylish, structured and intuitive to use – with selected design accents, zipcon now presents itself and the services it offers in a modern “newspaper look”, and on all devices. The new zipcon.de homepage – which is also available in English – looks stylish and […]

Print is becoming more expensive – why?

Print producers are struggling with increased purchase prices and supply bottlenecks. Industry expert Bernd Zipper analyses the current situation in the print sector and what this means for the companies affected. Buchreport | June 2021

Top trends for 2021 and later

Who would have believed that a single virus would first paralyse our global society and entire industries and then also change them so massively? Pandemics always play a role in the scenarios of futurologists and, of course, virologists. But because hardly anyone thought that such a thing could ever happen, we were caught stone cold. […]


A price index indicates how the prices of goods and services in a basket of goods change and whether prices are rising or falling. The Federal Statistical Office, for example, calculates the well-known consumer price index and other indices. Until now, there was no price index for online print products. Therefore, at the beginning of […]

The mindset must change

In an interview with SIP, Bernd Zipper talks about online printing in the German-speaking world. How he views the overall economic situation, which trends will determine online printing and what role the Online Print Symposium plays in this. SIP | January 2021

Three mega trends for printers

Nobody would have assumed in January 2020 that a pandemic would change our society like this. Sales slumped at almost every online print provider. Only towards the end of the year did the situation normalise a little and the effects of “turbo-digitisation” became apparent. Is the drama turning into an opportunity? Bernd Zipper on the […]

Guys, we can do it!

Hard times for all of us, no question. But there is no backing down – and we will all stand our ground. It’s also a bit about proportionality – and about the fact that we in Germany are actually still doing quite well compared to the rest of the world. Bernd’s message – for the […]