Partners of the PrintCity Alliance

CITO produces for the world market in Bavaria, Germany. We are recognized as the technology leader in print finishing and build our future on in-house R & D. Well-trained and committed employees secure our position as the world market leader. We are convinced that only responsible and sustainable companies are successful in the long term. Thus, environmental responsibility and social commitment are the pillars of our corporate values.

The CITO GROUP complements the German parent company of a European group of companies with branches in Great Britain, Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic. As an international team we are successful and grow together. Flexibility and diversity are our strengths.

The global brand CITO is well-known among packaging manufacturers on all five continents. Our worldwide customers and partners are successful and rely on our know-how and our service. Our products stand for quality "Made by CITO".

CITO – partner for success

GT Trendhouse 42 represents an individualized and extraordinary approach. Our guiding principle »brands, print & rock”n”roll« was coined by the founder of our company, Günter Thomas. It inspires us every day.

»I wasn”t born to just put colour on paper. That wouldn”t have been enough for me. In this industry, you have to be a bit different and think outside the box. That”s what I try to do.«

Günter Thomas it the heart and soul of GT Trendhouse 42. He acts as the company”s innovative driver and sets the pace for new ideas. He is passionate about football, music and rock ”n” roll and deeply rooted in the Ruhr valley, where he lives to this day.

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft has been a reliable and highly innovative partner to the global printing industry for many years. For more than 160 years we have stood for quality and future viability. This means that we are a company with a long tradition, but at the same time we help define the future trends in our industry thanks to state-of-the-art technologies and innovative business ideas.

With a market share of more than 40 percent for sheetfed offset presses, we were able to consolidate our position as the printing industry’s market and technology leader in the current financial year as well. Consolidated sales amounted to around € 2.5 billion in the 2016 / 2017 financial year.

Together with our sales partners, around 11,500 employees in total at 250 production sites in 170 countries around the globe ensure the implementation of our customers’ requirements and our continuous development on the market.

hinderer + mühlich GmbH & Co. KG is a trusted manufacturer of stamping tools for the graphic and plastic industry. On the topic of hot stamping, the name hinderer + mühlich is synonymous for quality and precision. 
The stamping dies made of brass, silicone or steel transfer hot stamping foil with brilliant brushed designs, simulation of chrome, metallized surfaces and much more.

A thorough understanding of the processes in the printing and decoration industry combined with knowledge about modern design enables us to be a consultant for designers, brand owners.

Founded in 1966 hinderer + mühlich today can rely on more than 180 employees in the Headquarter in Germany and five subsidiaries strategically located around the globe.

Jowat SE with headquarters in Detmold is one of the leading suppliers of industrial adhesives. These are mainly used in woodworking and furniture manufacture, in the paper and packaging industry, for graphic arts, in the textile, automotive as well as in the electrical industry.

The company was founded in 1919 and has manufacturing sites in Germany in Detmold and Elsteraue, plus four other producing subsidiaries, Jowat Corporation in the USA, Jowat Swiss AG, Jowat Manufacturing in Malaysia, and the Jowat Universal Adhesives Australia Pty. Ltd. in Australia.

The supplier of all adhesive groups is manufacturing over 90,000 tons of adhesives per year, with around 1100 employees.

A global sales structure with 22 Jowat sales organisations plus partner companies is guaranteeing local service with close customer contact.

For almost 20 years, LasX has provided on-demand contract manufacturing to customers who want to outsource their manufacturing or do not have the volume to justify an equipment purchase.

Our team of laser experts will confidentially analyze your manufacturing needs and develop the appropriate laser processing sequence to optimize your production workflow and output.

Our ISO-certified contract service operations manufacture your products with a variety of laser processing work cells that are cost effective for both short and long production runs. We also operate work cells designed for specific customer requirements and dedicated to round-the-clock production.

Packaging. Performance. You. This is the slogan of the Marbach Group. As one of the world”s leading manufacturers of die-cutting and thermoforming tools we supply the worldwide packaging industry. The Marbach die-cutting division produces flat and rotary cutting-dies. Stripping and blanking tools. As a technology leader, we offer our customers customized tool packages. High-performance tools with integrated embossing for highly refined packaging. Reverse cutting. And much more. Marbach tool-making supplies the plastics and packaging industry with innovative thermoforming tools. In match metal or steel-rule type.  With 1,300 employees worldwide, we set the benchmark in our industry. Since 1923. And delivers pure performance to our customers. Individually. For each requirement the best solution. In every price range. Worldwide.

pfc premium film company is your first adress for lamination films and packaging Solutions.

As a trader for lamination films, we offer a wide range of laminating, special- and multi effect films for print finishers. Let yourself be inspired by our portfolio. Eye catchers are our Xtreme scuff free film (now available for indirect food contact), new embossed films or shimless hologram films. Shine your light with our gloss and metalized products (available in silver gloss, silver brushed, silver glitter, gold gloss and gold glitter). Our Soft-Touch-films open new boundaries when it comes to haptics.

For ages in this business, we have the answers and solutions to your technical questions and requirements. It is self-explaining that we always maintain our know-how (for e.g. regarding films of renewable raw materials as our Eco Star) up to date. We would be pleased to assist you from your initial planning up to the finished products.

Impressive since 1906 - RIEKER has been working for more than 111 years as a service provider in the field of print finishing for the graphic arts industry. Anything you put on paper, we bring out great: shiny, frosted, structured, fragrant, laminated, painted - or preferably combined from all these possibilities.

All known types of finishing are carried out in the house (and also some unknown ones). Modern machine technology and a flexible fleet are available for the quick and on-time processing of refining orders.

For a competent consultation we are always available. Welcome to RIEKER. Home of noble ideas! -

Siegwerk, a sixth-generation family-owned company, is one of the leading international manufacturers of printing inks and individual solutions for packaging, labels, and catalogs. With more than 180 years of experience, the company has solid expertise in and knowledge of many printing procedures. A global manufacturing and service network ensures customers consistently high-quality products and services. In keeping with the company’s philosophy “Ink, Heart & Soul,” Siegwerk seeks long-term cooperation with its business partners. Siegwerk employs some 5,000 people worldwide in more than 30 country organizations and is headquartered in Siegburg near Cologne.

Thimm Display is a business division of the Northeim-based Thimm Group. Thimm Group is the leading solutions provider for the packaging and distribution of goods. Its portfolio includes corrugated cardboard transportation and sales packaging, high-quality promotional displays, packaging systems combining a range of materials and print products for further industrial processing. The company’s product offerings are further enhanced by a wide range of associated packaging services covering the entire supply chain. Its customers include prestigious branded product groups from across all sectors. Founded in 1949, the family-owned business has more than 3,000 employees at 19 sites in Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, France and Mexico and generates annual revenues of 609 million euros.

UPM Raflatac is leading in sustainable labeling through our innovative self-adhesive label materials and services. We offer high-quality paper and film label stock for branding and promotion, informational labels, and labels with functionality. We operate a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. Our company employees around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.6 billion (USD 1.8 billion) in 2019. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM. Find out how we are labeling a smarter future beyond fossils at

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Vrijdag Premium Printing specializes in producing luxury labels and high quality packaging. Many of our numerous clients produce luxury consumer goods – such as tobacco, champagne, spirits, cosmetics, jewelry and chocolates – with famous brand names. Our products are used throughout Europe, the States, the Caribbean and beyond. We have been in the business for more than a century and have won several prestigious awards such as the ‘Sappi International Printer of the Year Award’ and the ‘Gouden Z Award’.

Vrijdag Premium Printing was founded by Louis Vrijdag as a lithographic printing company in 1905. At the time, this entrepreneurial teacher and lover of music had decided to try his hand at printing sheet music for a choral society. During the course of the past one hundred years, Vrijdag Premium Printing has grown and developed to become what it is today: a highly modern, globally active premium printing company that produces high-quality labels and packaging using the very latest technology, including embossing, bronzing and stamping. Following the acquisition in 2009 of Drukkerij Gestel, also based in Eindhoven, the company”s technical capabilities have been expanded further to include sheet-fed rotogravure printing, which can be combined perfectly with the sheet-fed offset printing process.