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About us

Who we are

Print, Media & Marketing Consultancy with a Practical Focus

zipcon consulting GmbH is a leading print and media industry consultancy in German-speaking markets.

We regard ourselves as an independent and integrated strategy and technology consultancy and we do business all over the world. Bernd Zipper, founder and owner of zipcon consulting, and his team are prime market innovation movers in the areas of mass customization, digital print, web-to-print, e-business print, functional print, color management, quality assurance, management information systems (MIS), print, workflows and automation. Agile market monitoring and visionary thinking usually mean that we are always one step ahead.

Consultancy Portfolio

  • Print Technologies
  • Web-to-Print
  • E-Business Print
  • Mass Customization
  • Automation
  • Online Print
  • Quality Assurance
  • ERP Solutions
  • Workflows
  • Corporate Check-Ups

Our Credo

Expert knowledge, market monitoring and analysis plus visionary thinking make us a reliable partner that adds value to our clients’ businesses. We help our partners to develop new business segments and regard ourselves as “partners in print” to our clients, helping them to enhance their businesses.


Our objective is to highlight new ways of matching strategies, technologies and value chains to new market needs and successfully harnessing them to generate new business. Here zipcon consulting opts to take an integrated consultancy approach, which is based on an analysis of the status quo in each case and provides the entrepreneur with an explicit, neutral profile of their business.


The zipcon consultancy team identifies possible solutions, concepts and strategies on site that fit the needs of each company. The team then discusses these issues with the company’s senior executives. This process gives rise to a “call-to-action document” – a roadmap detailing how the company can “move forward” using its own resources.


zipcon consulting provides you with proactive support to help you modify and action your objectives, should your company not be in a position to do that under its own steam. Our consultancy team provides active on-site support, either in the form of on-site coaching (helping you to help yourself) or in the form of long-term in-company consultancy through interim management.

Our Services

Systematic market monitoring and visionary thinking means we are always one step ahead.


In our role as a technology and strategy consultancy to the print and media industry, the integrated approach we take includes analyzing the status quo of companies or projects and drafting call-to-action documents.

Market Research

zipcon consulting’s market studies focus on the development of the online print market, its characteristics and interaction with the conventional print market.


zipcon consulting identifies and evaluates current e-business print and online print trends and – provided they are of sustainable benefit to the print and media industry – translates these trends into informative events.

Corporate Development

As part of “due diligence” audits, extensive status-quo information is collated and analyzed, problem areas are identified and analyzed and then the appropriate strategies are developed to tackle these problems.

Online Consultancy

As part of our online marketing consultancy service we enhance your digital communication, lay the right technology foundations and provide communications support via social media channels.


As part of the benchmarking process we continuously compare your range of products and services as well as your processes and methods with those of your competitors to enable your company to remain competitive in the relevant market(s).


Our services at a glance
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We at zipcon consulting have successfully completed and mentored a large number of client projects over the last few years. You can find a wide range of information about these projects on the Internet. We would be delighted to put together a project-specific list of references for you. Why not get in touch.




The zipcon consulting team is there to support you, starting with analysis all the way through developing your corporate vision as well as strategy formulation and implementation.

Beyond Print Fans

The Beyond Print community is connected via interesting opinions, specialist articles and lively discussion about current online print industry topics.


You can see Bernd Zipper in action at a range of different workshops, discussion forums as well as at the print and media industry’s leading event – the Online Print Symposium.

Yellow Rubber Ducks

Yellow rubber ducks purloined with the passion of a collector during the course of many hotel stays.

Distances Covered

As of December 2019. To us distance is no impediment. We travel to any destination, be it by plane or car, in order to help you implement your objectives.

Keep Calm and Print On

Online and print are mutually dependent and we are witnessing exciting times – the era of the birth of a new kind of communication.


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