Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe.[10][note 4] It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern.[1][2][note 1] Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austriaand Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

The establishment of the Old Swiss Confederacy dates to the late medieval period, resulting from a series of military successes against Austria and Burgundy. Swiss independence from the Holy Roman Empire was formally recognized in the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. The Federal Charter of 1291 is considered the founding document of Switzerland which is celebrated on Swiss National Day. Since the Reformation of the 16th century, Switzerland has maintained a strong policy of armed neutrality; it has not fought an international war since 1815 and did not join the United Nations until 2002. Nevertheless, it pursues an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world.[11]Switzerland is the birthplace of the Red Cross, one of the world’s oldest and best known humanitarian organisations, and is home to numerous international organisations, including the second largest UN office. It is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association, but notably not part of the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Eurozone. However, it participates in the Schengen Area and the European Single Market through bilateral treaties.

Switzerland occupies the crossroads of Germanic and Romance Europe, as reflected in its four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh. Although the majority of the population are German-speaking, Swiss national identity is rooted in a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy,[12] and Alpine symbolism.[13][14] Due to its linguistic diversity, Switzerland is known by a variety of native names: Schweiz [ˈʃvaɪts] (German);[note 5] Suisse [sɥis(ə)] (French); Svizzera [ˈzvittsera](Italian); and Svizra [ˈʒviːtsrɐ, ˈʒviːtsʁɐ] (Romansh).[note 6] On coins and stamps, the Latin name, Confoederatio Helvetica – frequently shortened to “Helvetia” – is used instead of the four national languages.

The sovereign state is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult[15] and the eighth-highest per capita gross domestic product.[16][17] It ranks at or near the top in several international metrics, including economic competitiveness and human development. Zürich, Geneva and Basel have been ranked among the top ten cities in the world in terms of quality of life, with Zürich ranked second globally.[18] In 2019, IMD placed Switzerland first in the world in attracting skilled workers.[19] World Economic Forum ranks it the 5th most competitive country globally.

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Tue September 21st

Thomas Amrein · President & CEO · M...

Thomas Amrein is the President and CEO of Matti Technology - and maybe you ask what Matti Technology is? Don't be sorry if you don't know the name, since Thomas Amrein himself explains that Matti Technology is not a very well-known company in public. Matti Technology specializes in developing Inkjet technology, where they develop and produce everything except print heads and a few other components. Matti Technology helps customers developing technology from an idea, a drawing, a blueprint - whatever it takes to get the machine ready for the market. From here, the customers take over sales-, marketing- and distribution under their own names. So Matti Technology is great to know if you speculate about developing your inkjet device - but listen to this really nice conversation with President and CEO Thomas Amrein - and enjoy! Thomas Amrein LinkedIn

Thu May 6th

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Bodo Junge · Fast Forward · Home Deliver...

I had dinner with my family. And in fact, we ordered a home delivery. One lesson is 'nothing is as constant as change'. This is the MASTERCUT 106 PER. And the MASTERCUT is special for two reasons. It can put more than 50 million sheets on the floor in a year. Then it is equipped with functions to liberate the operator from manual work. It has a very high degree of automation. But in the end, it's all about quality, cost and time. I think the best strategy is to establish your own future yourself. So, it links the tool with the die-cutting machine. And you can see in this picture there's a little front of the tool. There's a very little RFID chip. The tool can be linked directly to the correct recipient. So that the operator does not need to look into the many thousand recipients which might be existing on a die-cutter machine. Or the good one. Quality is not negotiable. So, the question is how to ensure that the right quality comes out of a particular machine. The ACCUCHECK is not only able to check the text, or the color, or the completeness of the print. But it is also able to quality control and embossing or de-bossing. And metallized surface. DIT means Digital Inspection Table. It also takes the original layout, and it produces with projectors a digital image on the table surface. I took it because we are also working on new digital-cutting solutions. So that I can introduce some digital BOBST laser cutter. The Swiss Chalet is a restaurant. And coming back to our food delivery, which we talked about in the beginning. How to get out of the pandemic is also the outlook. We will be all ready to go back to our famous restaurant. And have a beer together and enjoy it together.

Mon February 1st

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Speed, Quality, Secured with Innovative ...

One of the things we have found quite exciting in the global inkjet-journey is how the same printheads are utilized so differently with various vendors. Printheads are only one component in delivering a successful printing machine, and in this film, we talk to Head of Sales Erik Van Sloten about the Mouvent technology. The Mouvent UV-based machines use FujiFilm Samba printheads. Still, the BOBST company has developed inks, drivers, and maybe most importantly, built the printheads into a cluster configuration that ensures speed, quality, and a high degree of flexibility. Enjoy the film!

Wed December 16th

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Adrian Mayr · Müller Martini

In this session, we talk to Head of Product Management & Corporate Marketing, Adrian Mayr from Müller Martini. The Swiss binding equipment vendor is a well-known exhibitor at tradeshows like drupa and even decided to participate at printing-expo.online. This session will discuss what needs the expo's fulfilled and what Müller Martini expects from participating in events like drupa vs. a virtual event. We will also discuss whether virtual events can do things that the physicals can't?

Mon December 7th

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Industrial Scale Digital Print Enhanceme...

Made in Switzerland is highly relevant for the international print industry. With precision, passion, reliability, efficiency and a wealth of experience, not only very good print productions arise, but also innovative technologies. Jürgen Stocker, Head of Sales and Product Management at Steinemann DPE AG in the canton of St. Gallen, answered questions from Andreas Weber, CEO INKISH D-A-CH. It was about so-called "Enhanced Digital Print Solutions". This refers to possible innovative refinements for sheet-fed and reel-to-reel productions based on inkjet technologies. It is exciting to see what has happened here and where we are headed. By the way: Steinmann DPE AG has been part of the successful international enhancement specialist Leonhard Kurz Stiftung, based in Fürth, Germany, since 2019. --- Made in Switzerland ist für die internationale Printbranche eine gesetzte Größe. Mit Präzision, Leidenschaft, Zuverlässigkeit, Effizienz und reicher Erfahrung entstehen nicht nur sehr gute Print-Produktionen, sondern auch innovative Technologien. Jürgen Stocker, Head of Sales and Produkt Management bei Steinemann DPE AG im Kanton St. Gallen, stand Andreas Weber, CEO INKISH D-A-CH Rede und Antwort. Es ging um sogenannte „Enhanced Digital Print Solutions“. Gemeint sind damit auf Basis von Inkjet-Technologien mögliche innovative Veredelungen für Sheet-Fed- und Reel-to-Reel-Produktionen. Spannend, was sich hier getan hat und wohin der Weg geht. Übrigens: Steinmann DPE AG gehört seit 2019 zum internationalen erfolgreichen Veredelungsspezialisten Leonhard Kurz Stiftung mit Sitz in Fürth, Deutschland. LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juergen-stocker-a4706186/

Tue November 24th

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Down to the Copy of One · Volker Leonhar...

The printing industry is all too measured by the developments in printing technology. Ultimately, however, postpress determines the quality, quality and effectiveness of a print production. All the more exciting the Over the Skype conversation between Volker Leonhardt, President and Member of the Board, Müller Martini AG, with Andreas Weber, CEO INKISH D-A-CH. From the provider of mass production solutions i. e. in the newspaper sector, the solution provider based in Zofingen, Switzerland, has become a top player in on-demand and short run productions. Target markets range from on-demand productions to the manufacture of digitally printed books. Made in Switzerland is becoming a quality mark all over the world. What sounds like squaring the circle is explained by Volker Leonhardt as a logical consequence of turning to Industry 4.0. The digital know-how is used in new, ultimate solutions and in the handling of services and spare parts delivery. --- Die Druckbranche misst sich all zu sehr an den Entwicklungen in der Drucktechnik. Doch letztlich bestimmt die Weiterverarbeitung die Güte, Qualität und Wirkungsweise einer Druckproduktion. Umso spannender die Over the Skype-Konversation von Volker Leonhardt, President and Member of the Board, Müller Martini AG, mit Andreas Weber, CEO INKISH D-A-CH. Vom Anbieter von auf Massenproduktion ausgelegten Lösungen v. a. im Zeitungsbereich hat sich der in Zofingen, Schweiz, beheimatete Lösungsbieter zum Top-Player bei On-Demand und Short Run-Produktionen. Zielmärkte sind anspruchsvolle Produktionen bis bin zum Fertigen von Büchern. Made in Switzerland wird zum Gütezeichen in aller Welt. Was wie die Quadratur des Kreises klingt, erläutert Volker Leonhardt als logische Konsequenz in der Hinwendung zu Industrie 4.0. Das Digital-Knowhow findet Anwendung bei neuen, ultimativen Produkten/Lösungen und im Handling der Services und Ersatzteillieferung. LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/volker-leonhardt-5b887419/

Fri October 30th

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Succès dans la création de valeur durabl...

Subtitles in English and French available: Jean-Pascal Bobst, PDG de Bobst Group SA, partage ses points de vue et ses stratégies avec Jacques Michiels, notre CEO INKISH Benelux. Dans cette conversation vraiment ouverte et révélatrice, Jacques Michiels obtient les réponses à ses questions les plus pressantes et parfois assez personnelles. Cette année, BOBST célèbre son 130e anniversaire - preuve de sa résilience, de ses compétences et de son succès dans la création de valeur durable. Jean-Pascal Bobst explique comment ils peuvent pérenniser les affaires de leurs clients ainsi que les leurs. BOBST est présent dans plus de 50 pays, gère 15 sites de production en 8 pays et emploie plus de 5500 personnes dans le monde. Ainsi, en tant qu'entreprise technologique de premier plan dans le monde de l'emballage, Bobst est grandement responsable de façonner cette partie de l'industrie et Jacques Michiels interroge sur les développements de nouveaux produits, l'innovation, les personnes, la durabilité et les défis auxquels Bobst sera confronté au cours des 3 prochaines années. Jean-Pascal Bobst dévoile qu'ils construisent de nouvelles technologies de traitement des substrats pour augmenter la durabilité tout en innovant dans l'impression numérique avec leur technologie à jet d'encre Mouvent. Cela étant aussi bien une technologie numérique autonome à l'impression d'étiquettes (Labels), mais également intégrée dans l'impression UV flexo «hybride» comme dans leurs machines tournant en Béta en ce moment. --- Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of Bobst Group SA, shares his views and strategies with Jacques Michiels our CEO of INKISH Benelux. In this truly open and revealing conversation, Jacques Michiels gets the answers to his most pressing and sometimes quite personal questions. This year, BOBST celebrates its 130th anniversary – proof of their resilience, competences and success in long-lasting value creation. Jean-Pascal Bobst talks about how they can futureproof the business of their customers as well as their own. BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 15 production facilities in8 countries and employs more than 5500 people around the world. So, as a leading technology company in the packaging world, Bobst is greatly responsible for shaping this part of the industry and Jacques Michiels asks about new product developments, innovation, the people, sustainability and the challenges Bobst is facing in the next 3 years. Jean-Pascal Bobst unveils that they build new substrate processing technologies to increase sustainability along with innovating in digital printing with their Mouvent ink-jet technology, this as well as a stand-alone Label printing technology, but also integrated into the UV flexo “hybrid” printing machines turning in Beta as we speak.

Thu October 29th

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Success in long-lasting value creation ·...

Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of Bobst Group SA, shares his views and strategies with Jacques Michiels our CEO of INKISH Benelux. In this truly open and revealing conversation, Jacques Michiels gets the answers to his most pressing and sometimes quite personal questions. This year, BOBST celebrates its 130th anniversary – proof of their resilience, competences and success in long-lasting value creation. Jean-Pascal Bobst talks about how they can futureproof the business of their customers as well as their own. BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 15 production facilities in8 countries and employs more than 5500 people around the world. So, as a leading technology company in the packaging world, Bobst is greatly responsible for shaping this part of the industry and Jacques Michiels asks about new product developments, innovation, the people, sustainability and the challenges Bobst is facing in the next 3 years. Jean-Pascal Bobst unveils that they build new substrate processing technologies to increase sustainability along with innovating in digital printing with their Mouvent ink-jet technology, this as well as a stand-alone Label printing technology, but also integrated into the UV flexo “hybrid” printing machines turning in Beta as we speak.

Tue June 9th

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Francois Martin · Over The Skype · BOBST...

In this 'Over the Skype' session, Senior Marketing & Communication Manager François Martin from BOBST speaks with editor Morten Reitoft about the new strategy revealed June 9th, 2020. The focus on IoT, Environment, Connectivity is truly interesting and shows the leadership you see from BOBST. As with all our ‘Over the Skype’ interviews, quality is limited to bandwidth, web-cams, and ability to literally LIVE mix the conversations. However, it works, and with Over the Skype, we will bring you more than 20 exciting people, and angles on the industry as it is right now. Enjoy!

Thu May 28th

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François Martin · BOBST · Learn With Us...

In a last-minute cancellation we were so lucky to get François Martin from BOBST to join us for the 'Learn with Us' session where he spoke about 'Packaging Trends and Challenges'.

Tue April 14th

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Michel Hunkeler · Over The Skype · Hunk...

Hunkeler is by far the leading innovator in roll-based finishing, and with an increased focus on digital inkjet, the company seems to have a golden future. We got the chance to catch up with a good friend and INKISH supporter, CEO Michel Hunkeler, so here is his view on the current situation, and future.. Exciting, right? As with all our 'Over the Skype' interviews, quality is limited to bandwidth, web-cams, and ability to literally LIVE mix the conversations. However, it works, and with Over the Skype, we will bring you more than 20 exciting people, and angles on the industry as it is right now. Enjoy!

Tue December 10th

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Customers Want Even More Automated Facto...

At the Think Smart Factory event in Kyoto, we got the chance to talk to VP Marketing & Partnering, Hans Gut from Hunkeler. Hunkeler and Horizon have been working together for years, and of course, it makes sense for both companies to exhibit at each other's events like Think Smart Factory and Hunkeler Innovationdays. Where Hunkeler has focused on reel-based finishing equipment, Horizon has focused on sheets - and of course, their equipment interfaces with both printers, and other finishing equipment. In this interview, Hans Gut speaks about the automation opportunities, and that the need for even more automation is a huge demand from printers. Enjoy this interview!

Mon September 2nd

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CIP4 INTER-OP Defines the standards you ...

Hard-working. Dead Serious. Quiet. No lunch. Loads of coffee. Whispering. Mostly males. White-boards, screens, and computers. CIP4 Inter-OP is serious business, or maybe it's even more. Some are friends. Some are competitors. Some are from large companies. Some not. CIP4 is the name of this group of serious people working on making all printers lives easier. It's a matter of defining a common language for offset printers, digital printers, large format printers, binding equipment, software like ERP, M.I.S., etc. CIP4 defines J.D.F., XJDF, and other standards. You may now know them, but your business is depending on them. Watch, Listen, Like, and Share.

Thu May 9th

The CIP4 Organization is the engine room...

Most people don't even consider what happens when a computer is turned on. First, the BIOS gets started, the hard drives, the screen drivers, the operating system and this happens if not instant then seamlessly with many hours of work behind it. In the printing industry, we work towards standards that enable us to deliver better quality, higher output, higher consistency, and easier exchange of data between the processes. We know this happens, but most people probably don't even think about who makes this happen and how it's done. CIP4 is the community that makes this happen, and a couple of times a year the engineers from vendors and printers meet at different locations in the world to test, to define, to develop the standard that we are all depending on - namely CIP3, CIP4, JDF, and XJDF. We got the chance to participate at the recent Inter-OP in Copenhagen and got the opportunity to speak to CTO Rainer Prosi who represents both CIP4 as well as Heidelberg. Enjoy!

Wed April 10th

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Inkjet didn’t take off as fast as ...

In this INKISH film, we are talking to CEO Michel Hunkeler from Hunkeler AG. Hunkeler is a family owned- and operated company in Switzerland who has specialized in finishing equipment for mainly roll-based equipment. Considered the 'Rolls Royce' of finishing Hunkeler is in the hot-spot for the expected transition from conventional offset printing to digital inkjet. At Hunkeler Innovationdays in 2019 Hunkeler for the first time introduced sheet-based finishing equipment for the Océ/Canon I300 inkjet machine. The company has also set its eyes on the lucrative label industry. Great to meet Michel Hunkeler - till next time!

Thu February 28th

Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019 – Day...

Our last day in Lucerne - and still capturing happy faces wherever we go. Great deals announced and as CEO Michel Hunkeler tells us "Everybody anticipated a faster growth with Inkjet and were wrong, but now the technology has matured, the quality of print, binding, and embellishment is ready, and the market is ready to invest." Always interesting to follow statements like this and we will, of course, check up on this in the future as well. For INKISH.TV this is over and out from Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019 - it was great, it was fun, we learned a lot, and as always great to meet good friends from all over the world!

Wed February 27th

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Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019 – Day...

The second day of Hunkeler Innovationdays was once more a day filled with great impressions, great interviews, great equipment, and great people. In this film editor, Morten Reitoft talks (too much) about the value proposition and you can see nice examples on section sewn books from Meccanotecnica as well as beautiful samples from Scodix. Stay tuned and remember to subscribe to our newsletter!

Tue February 26th

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Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019 – Day...

Hunkeler Innovationdays is one of the most important events in the print industry. The event takes place every second year in Lucerne, Switzerland and is all about digital web-based printing technology - or so it used to be. Hunkeler announced their first finishing equipment for sheetfed printing at this years first day and it seems only a natural step since the print manufacturers are producing sheet based equipment. See our first Day here and stay tuned for interviews and more daily show reports.!

Mon October 29th

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Why is swissQprint so successful? · Maur...

swissQprint is according to Infosource one of the leading large-format print vendors in Europe and when you look at the interest in their products this seems to be correct. In this interview recorded at FESPA 2018 in Berlin, Product Manager Maurus Zeller tell that swissQprint is both more expensive but also at the same time much better. Take a look at this film and let us know what you think. Whenever we go to international exhibitions the swissQprint machines deliver an unparalleled quality.

Mon July 30th

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Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019 · Hans Gut ...

Hunkeler Innovationdays has become one of the leading industry events and in this episode, we talk to Hans Gut VP Marketing & Partnering from Hunkeler about the upcoming 2019 event.

Sun March 11th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Hans Gut · V...

At the Argos Inspiration Days 2018 VP Marketing & Partnering Hans Gut from Hunkeler gave a speech about how Hunkeler sees the future in finishing and development of digital print.

Wed April 5th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Business Dev...

This episode was recorded a long time ago - not because we didn't find it interesting, but since we wanted to be able to explain ebeam technology as good as we could. In the video Business Development Manager, Elsa Callini, and VP Global Sales, Karl Swanson explains the technology and the potential of the new closed loop ebeam retrofitting solution the company offers.

Mon January 9th

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INKISH.TV Proudly presents: Andrzey Heeb...

At DRUPA 2016 we found this VERY interesting booth, representing Imaging Solutions from Switzerland. The company produce equipment for making stunning photo products and lay flat photo books. We got an interview with Andrzey Heeb. He was Head of Marketing and Communication while we spoke to him at DRUPA. Today he has got a new job, but that doesn't change that Imaging Solution produces GREAT products. Take a look and listen. Now marketing has been taken over by Bettina Stillich.