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Sizing the European Printing Industry: The Netherlands

With €3.1 billion in revenues and more than 17,000 employees, the graphic arts industry in the Netherlands is among the largest in Europe. But there are additional print segments as well, adding to a total print market of close to €6 billion. This is the fifth part of a series of articles on the size of and trends in the printing industry in key countries in Europe.

Looking Back at 2020 in Europe

2020 was not the year we expected it to be. WhatTheyThink European section editor Ralf Schlözer reviews some of the key developments that shaped the printing and communication industry in 2020 in Europe—and most likely in the years to come.

Sizing the European Printing Industry: France

With €7.6 billion in revenue and more than 50,000 employees, the graphic arts industry in France is sizeable and the fourth biggest in Europe. But there are additional print segments as well adding to a total print market of close to €16.1 billion. This is the fourth installment of a series of articles on the size of and trends in the printing industry in key countries in Europe.

How Screenworks Is Gearing up for (Even More) Customization by Blending Screen Printing with Investment in Kornit Digital DTG Technology

UK-based Screenworks is accelerating its growth by blending screen printing with digital printing, including investments in tools and solutions to enable production of a catalog of protective, antiviral, promotional, workwear, and day-to-day wear products and accessories. Read more from textiles expert and WhatTheyThink contributor Debbie McKeegan.

European Print Imports and Exports

Billions of euros’ worth of printed products are exported and imported across borders in Europe, although the amounts traded and trade balance differ a lot from country to country. European section editor Ralf Schlözer takes a look at the five biggest print markets in Europe and their print trade numbers.

Two Years On: Evaluating Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation

More than two years have passed since Europe’s privacy regulation—the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—went into effect. WhatTheyThink European section editor Ralf Schlözer takes a look at what its impact has been, what its effects on print have been, and why printers and marketers even outside the EU should care about it.

Digital Packaging Migration: Sustainability Is the Key, but What Does that Really Mean?

In biology, “adaptation is the physical or behavioral characteristic of an organism that helps an organism to survive better in the surrounding environment.” When we look at one of the newer requirements of packaging—sustainability—we tend to limit it to the ecological focus, when the more consequential focus relates to adaptation.

Sizing the European Printing Industry: Italy

With €10.6 billion in revenue and more than 62,000 employees, the graphic arts industry in Italy is sizeable and the third biggest in Europe. But there are additional print segments as well adding to a total print market of close to €19 billion. This is the third part of a series of articles on the size of and trends in the printing industry in key countries in Europe.

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European Print Industry Snapshot: Hungary
European Print Industry Snapshot: Hungary

In this bimonthly series, WhatTheyThink is presenting the state of the printing industry in different European countries based on the latest monthly production numbers. This year kicks off with a look at the printing industry in Hungary. Full Analysis

European Print Industry Snapshot: Turkey
European Print Industry Snapshot: Turkey

In this bimonthly series, WhatTheyThink is presenting the state of the printing industry in different European countries based on the latest monthly production numbers. This last installment for 2020 features a look at the printing industry in Turkey. Full Analysis

European Print Industry Snapshot: Portugal
European Print Industry Snapshot: Portugal

In this bimonthly series, WhatTheyThink is presenting the state of the printing industry in different European countries based on the latest monthly production numbers. This week features a look at the printing industry in Portugal. Full Analysis

European Print Industry Snapshot: Austria
European Print Industry Snapshot: Austria

In this bimonthly series, WhatTheyThink is presenting the state of the printing industry in different European countries based on the latest monthly production numbers. This week features a look at the printing industry in Austria. Full Analysis

European Print Industry Snapshot: Spain
European Print Industry Snapshot: Spain

In this bimonthly series, WhatTheyThink is presenting the state of the printing industry in different European countries based on the latest monthly production numbers. This week features a look at the printing industry in Spain. Full Analysis

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Canon’s Crit Driessen on the Labelstream 4000 Installation at Germany’s Oschatz Visuelle Medien
Canon’s Crit Driessen on the Labelstream 4000 Installation at Germany’s Oschatz Visuelle Medien

Published: December 2, 2020

Crit Driessen, VP Digital Packaging Print, Canon, talks with David Zwang about the installation of the first LabelStream 4000 series digital label press at Oschatz Visuelle Medien, a full-service visual communications agency based in Niedernhausen, near Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Watch Video

Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Sölvi Sveinbjörnsson
Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Sölvi Sveinbjörnsson

Published: October 21, 2020

In this week's Printer to Printer, Warren Werbitt talks to Sölvi Sveinbjörnsson, CEO of Reykjavik, Iceland’s Umslag. The company specializes in transactional and security printing—and in fact is the only company in Iceland doing that kind of work. Umslag was relatively lucky; other printers in Iceland had catered to the tourist industry, which was shut down due to the COVID crisis. Watch Video

Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Jubels’ Jeroen van Druenen
Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Jubels’ Jeroen van Druenen

Published: September 9, 2020

In this installment of Warren Werbitt’s new Printer to Printer video series, he talks to Jeroen van Druenen, CEO of 80-year-old Jubels in Amsterdam, about how Jubels handled the COVID-19 crisis, how it rebounded from the depths of the spring, and what products are and are not in demand from customers. Watch Video

A Look Ahead at FESPA 2020 in Madrid
A Look Ahead at FESPA 2020 in Madrid

Published: December 19, 2019

Graeme Richardson-Locke, FESPA's Technical Support Manager, speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the role of FESPA in the industry, its constituency, and its Profit for Purpose program. He also talks about some of the special experiential features that FESPA includes in its European event. Watch Video

Canon Offically Enters the Digital Packaging Market at Labelexpo in Brussels
Canon Offically Enters the Digital Packaging Market at Labelexpo in Brussels

Published: November 5, 2019

Crit Driessen, VP of Labels & Packaging for Canon, talks to David Zwang about the Océ LabelStream 4000 Series, Canon’s initial entry into the digital packaging marketplace. Watch Video

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Ralf Schlözer
Ralf Schlözer is a technology analyst with 30 years of experience in the industry and a passion for discovering new technologies and print applications.

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