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May 2022, Episode 18

"What Is Happening on the Paper Market?"

This month’s episode of Klopotek Publishing Radio features insights into the printing paper and supply chain issues that the whole industry is now facing.

Publishing paper expert Bill Rojack (Vice President, National Division at Midland Paper Company) joins us to explain and discuss the current status of the printing paper market for books, the challenges all parties in the publishing supply chain are now facing, and how we could and why we should take the opportunity to restructure the relationship among the supply participants.

More exciting content not to be missed:

  • How Covid has offered itself to us as an opportunity to rediscover how much we are interconnected and need one another – as parts of the supply chain and beyond

  • A fun quiz about paper: Up to how many times can paper fibers be recycled before they fall apart? (Listen to the show and find out the answer.)

  • “I feel a noble purpose in what I do for a living,” Bill says, “the goal is not perfection. The goal in your life is to become the best version of yourself.”


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A special edition of our podcast (in German):
The multiple benefits of exports and style sheets


Guest: Julia Reckel, Project Manager at Hanser

Some background information: the practical value & use of well-kept and maintained data in Klopotek

Carl Hanser Verlag, "one of the few medium-sized publishing companies in the German-speaking area still owned by the founding family" (source:, is one of our first customers: This publisher has been using Klopotek for more than 25 years. An optimization project was completed in 2020 which included upgrading to version 11 of the Klopotek Classic Line solution, so all processes can now be handled using the Klopotek software. In so doing, the project team also took the opportunity to address optimization issues such as "What can we get out of Klopotek, exactly?" and "Do we use the system the best possible way and how can our users generate added value?"

Since then, the practical value and relevance of well-maintained data has become and is still becoming apparent at a growing number of departments, especially when creating individual flyers, internal documents, and lists at the touch of a button.

Another element that is being addressed is title metadata in XML: using InDesign, it can be transformed to become a publisher's preview or HTML pages...

The multiple benefits of exports and style sheets

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