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News Edition: February 2024

Short Introduction

Since 1993, Robert Breitbach Consulting has been a retained executive search firm with a focus on the paper and printing industries.

With offices in Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Estonia, we specialize on assisting German, European and American companies in the search and selection of their executives and specialists.

About 70% of the search projects contain the keywords: "CEO, Managing Director, Country Manager, Business Development Manager or Expansions Manager". In addition, we have been able to fill many positions in the areas of sales, plant, and production management. Not to forget many significant engineering positions.

We are pleased that you take the time to visit our "News" page. Here we would like to inform you - updated monthly - about selected topics from this industry.

From the Almanac

The term Printing defines the art, process, or business of producing printed material by means of inked type and a printing press or by similar means.

Fonts used to be named after people who created them.

Printing gear makes up about 30% of the world’s market for computer peripherals. In particular, inkjet printers make up over 5% of the total computer peripherals market.

3D printing is on the rise: in 2020, the market value amounted to $13.8 billion – and this trend is expected to grow. More than 2 million 3D printers were shipped worldwide that year.

Johannes Gutenberg died a poor man. He was sued by his wealthy business partners in 1455 and lost the lawsuit, which resulted in the iconic printer being forced to give up his printing business and, ultimately, into financial ruin, before his death in 1468.

Gutenberg printed more than 150 copies of the Bible, but the whereabouts of only 49 are known today.

While printing was initially started in the early 1400s the digital version was not used until 1993 when Indigo launched the E-Print 1000 and started the printing revolution towards the digital process.

Economic Outlook

The market is further expected to grow in the forecast period of 2024-2028.

It is supposed to reach 800 billion USD by 2026.

The commercial printing market is majorly driven by the retail, financial services, publishing, and food and beverage industries.

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