FachPack 2018 exceeds all expectations of the PrintCity Alliance

The members of the PrintCity Alliance were thrilled with the overwhelming response from visitors at FachPack 2018. The “Packaging design, finishing and production” seminar also drew quite a crowd.


Sustainability and innovations

Sustainability is gaining significance in the industry, as indicated by numerous talks with customers and interested professionals. More of a marginal issue a few years ago, consumers today are displaying growing awareness of sustainability and making it a purchase criterion. Legislators are also contributing to firmly anchoring sustainability as a decision-factor along the entire value chain.

It was no surprise therefore that the products and services of Alliance members were in great demand. Our shared booth at the event gave professional visitors a compact overview of a wide range of information: from sustainable substrates to eco-friendly varnishes and inks.


Seminar: “Packaging design, finishing and production”

The seminar centered on the Nature presentation and gift box for cosmetics, produced specifically for FachPack. The four-part packaging boasts an elegant design and exceptional craftsmanship. It makes use of the bronzing method, which greatly enhances the effect pigments. Thanks to a combination of spot lacquer and hot foil embossing, the box further shows a variety optical effects when viewed from different angles. It was produced by Vrijdag in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Other topics at the seminar included the highly finished, food-grade Candy box and options for personalising and finishing shipping boxes.



Participating companies:

Epple Druckfarben (offset inks and coatings), IST Metz (UV curing systems), LEONHARD KURZ (hot stamping and cold foil applications, holograms), Metsä Board (folding cartonboard), WEILBURGER Graphics (varnishes, adhesives and water-based flexo inks).


The PrintCity team at FachPack 2018

The PrintCity team enjoyed high-volume visitor traffic.

Our shared booth gave professional visitors a compact overview: from sustainable substrates to eco-friendly varnishes and inks.

Seminar: “Packaging design, finishing and production”

The seminar, held in the PackBox, drew quite a crowd.

The four-part Nature presentation and gift box for cosmetics boasts an elegant design and exceptional craftsmanship. It incorporates the bronzing method, which greatly enhances the effect pigments.

The food-grade Candy packaging catches the eye with its unique shape and strong foil effects.

Helmut Fröhlich, Packaging Product Manager, Epple Druckfarben

We observed that sustainable package printing and product safety are gaining importance; there was a great demand for information on these issues among professional visitors. We therefore showcased our entire range of low-migration, coordinated Epple products from our BoFood line for printing food packaging on the inside and out, and the corresponding effect varnishes. Our new PURe ink line, which requires no hazard labelling, also generated a lot of interest.



Metsä Board pleased with successful trade fair appearance

FachPack 2018 is over and Metsä Board was pleased with the positive results of the international industry show in Nuremberg, attended by over 1,500 exhibitors. Europe’s leading manufacturer of premium fresh-fibre cartonboard also appeared in its new design. Attractions at the booth included a four-metre high monitor, on which the company presented its latest developments, and the extensive “Package Lab”, which had numerous designs made of Metsä Board paperboard grades for visitors to touch, try and get inspired by.




About the PrintCity Alliance

PrintCity is a strategic alliance recognised as the “connection of competence” across the entire printing and packaging value chain, promoting the value of print and packaging.

In a dialogue with all stakeholders in the value chain, its objective is to promote and develop the value of print and packaging: brand owners – agencies and designers – printers, converters and finishers – suppliers.

Close collaboration between specialists enables members and project partners to implement highly demanding projects, pushing the limits of what is technically feasible and offering the market a comprehensive knowledge and competence base.

  • We deliver value to customers by gathering and sharing leading global know-how within a network.
  • We deliver knowledge via seminars, trade fairs, project studies, tutorials, publications and electronic platforms.
  • We maximise synergies to develop our industry effectively and cost-efficiently.


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