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Dr. Michael Fries on the podium of the "Online Print Symposium 2015" in Munich

COO of Onlineprinters and speaks about internationalisation in online printing

(lifePR) (Munich / Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany, ) Munich / Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany – Dr. Michael Fries, chief of the online print shop Onlineprinters, is going to discuss the internationalisation of the printing industry during the leading convention on the subject of online printing, the "Online Print Symposium 2015". It is the third time already since foundation of the symposium that the COO of Onlineprinters GmbH, which owns the brands Onlineprinters and, speaks in his role as online print specialist on the podium of the industry’s leading German-speaking online print conference. At the "Online Print Symposium", the Who's Who of experts in the E-Business Print and Web-to-Print will meet in Munich on 26 and 27 March 2015. Under the central theme "Time for decision: online printing—manufacture or printing factory", doers and decision makers discuss important questions concerning the future of online printing. Onlineprinters GmbH belongs to the First Movern in Onlineprint and has played a major role in developing the market. The company today ranks among the leading online print service providers of the continent and is Europe's biggest 3B printer. Since February 2015, Onlineprinters has been a member of the "Initiative Online Print" which brings together the decision makers in the online print industries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

"Thanks to standardised print products, the printing market will become even more industrialised and centralised. International players, such as Onlineprinters, play a decisive role in the top league of online printing", Dr. Michael Fries sees the future of the online print service provider even more firmly anchored in the European print market. Successful in online printing with the German brand since 2004, Onlineprinters GmbH has grown by 20 percent yearly with its internationalisation strategy via the brand Onlineprinters since then. In 2014 alone, the business produced and distributed a total print run of two billion copies of printed material. The huge variety on offer includes more than 1,400 products in over ten million varieties. In sales, Onlineprinters banks on the European print market: 14 online shops with country-specific accommodation regarding language, national currency and payment systems serve 30 European countries. "We make our offer 'Printings simply ordered online' as attractive and easy to our B2B customers as possible", the COO explains the success strategy in the E-Business Print.

"Online Print Symposium": 26 - 27 March in Munich, Dolce Munich Unterschleissheim

The "Online Print Symposium" is organised by host and initiator Bernd Zipper, zipcon consulting GmbH, the Bundesverband Druck und Medien e.V. (bvdm) and the Fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. The industry event was started by the three organisers in 2013 and is the leading platform for the Online Print Industry in the German-speaking countries of Switzerland, Austria and Germany. For information and registration, go to

About Dr. Michael Fries, COO of Onlineprinters GmbH

Following his studies of electrical engineering and subsequent conferral of doctorate, Michael Fries began his career as an assistant to the board of Bertelsmann AG and as head of production at Mohn Media in the areas of pre-press and sheet-fed printing. He gained international management experience from his post with the Boston Consulting Group. In his last function as a member of the executive board of CEWE Color AG, he was responsible for the company's German operations and the establishment of the B2B online print shop Viaprinto. Michael Fries has been COO of Onlineprinters since 1 July 2014.

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About Onlineprinters GmbH
Onlineprinters GmbH is one of the largest online print shops in Europe. The German enterprise presently has a staff of 550 and serves 30 countries throughout Europe via multilingual online shops. 30 years of experience and in-house production according to Process Standard Offset (PSO) guarantee top quality of the products produced in offset and digital printing technology. The product range encompasses business cards, stationery, flyers, postcards, posters, catalogues, brochures, calendars and large format advertising systems. Business customers benefit from carbon neutral production, small print runs, same day printing and overnight delivery as well as from the convenience of ordering their print supplies in the online shop and uploading the print files themselves. Further information is available in the online shop and mobile shop of