PrintCity Projects

The PrintCity Alliance has been developing solutions and methods of optimisation for the printing and packaging industries ever since its establishment in 1997.

These efforts result in a variety of sample products, which demonstrate how the products and technologies of PrintCity members are put to use in the industrial environment, and illustrate both new finishing solutions and the ideal interplay between man, machine and material.

In this context, the topic of embedding such products in coordinated brand concepts is becoming increasingly important: from the point-of-sale to the consumer setting.

The projects serve to test new products, new technologies and their interaction. The samples further are intended to be a source of motivation and inspiration for brand owners, designers and producers.

To ensure that the special effects are reproducible, tutorials are provided for all PrintCity Alliance projects. Directed at all stakeholders along the process chain, they usually begin with the creative phase, address special aspects of production management and offer printers and finishers detailed information for reproducing identical or similar print jobs.

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The tutorials are also available as PDF for download.


Our Projects

Monomaterial folding box and blister

Better Human
Sustainable premium packages

Classy presentation and gift packaging

Nature Cosmetics
Highly finished 4-part box for cosmetics

Secondary packaging for sweets

High-class secondary packaging for foil-wrapped candy

for samples
and tutorials

VAPack Folder
Combination of different haptic and optical 3D effects.

Unboxing: Premium Shippingboxes

Premium, Puzzle und Arrow
Unboxing experience with 3 boxes for high demands

Safe food
packaging for cereals

A system solution for cereals.

POS Display
to the series

Attractive and functional digitally produced display

VAPack –
Value Added Packaging

The VAPack Collection
Twenty-five highly finished packaging demonstrators


Real Life Samples

Our Real Life Samples project consists of a series of highly refined folding cartons and labels in inline production.

High quality cosmetics packaging

Exceptional and highly refined cosmetics boxes for the mass market.

Highly refined luxury beverage packaging

Luxurious packaging for designer spirits with extremely strong visual and tactile effects.

Labels for the luxury beverage packaging

Highly refined labels to the luxury beverage packaging

Low-migration confectionery packaging

High-quality low-migration confectionery packaging in accordance with the high requirements in the food industry.