Farben-Frikell and WTB presented visitors a broad range of consumables and machines for applications in advertising techniques, digital-, screen- and pad- printing techniques during the World of Trophies trade show in Leipzig, Germany.

The World of Trophies international trade show for trophies, engraving and advertising techniques, and the trade show Cadeaux for gifts and living trends were held together for the first time in Leipzig, Germany, 26–28 February.

More than 300 national, plus some international, exhibitors attracted about 10,700 visitors to both trade-show halls. Not only were finished products of the different industry segments shown, but also techniques for producing them through laser and printing techniques to cutting and decoration processes

On two specially created sample displays, Farben-Frikell  & WTB Dresden showed their large offerings of glass decoration films and plotter films as well as flock and flex films from different manufacturers. Besides that there were, of course, substrates for digital printing and light and hard foam sheets as well as aluminium composite sheets and accessories. Thanks to the devices on the stand it was not only possible to show the consumables, they could also demonstrate how to handle them.

The AnaJet Sprint SP-200 for direct-to-garment printing drew a lot of attention – especially the brilliance of the colours on dark T-shirts, but also the possibility of easily applying metallic shades delighted the public. In many cases direct printers were, until now, limited to printing simple shirts. Farben-Frikell showed that more sophisticated textiles with rather elaborate designs for boutique fashion and art prints or souvenir pictures can also be printed.

Many visitors were attracted by the Roland VersaCamm VS-300 with a print width of 760 mm and the possibility of combining metallic silver and white with CMYKLcLm to print a large array of metallic effects.

The flexibility of the hybrid printer Apollo UV R220 from the Korean manufacturer DYSS was presented by printing different print formats on aluminium composite and resin sheets as well as glass.

Under the headings ‘Digital direct-to-garment printing – economical and ecological’ and ‘Digital printing with UV-curing inks in the industrial application’, Farben-Frikell and WTB offered visitors a short overview of the latest state-of-the-art processes and the benefits and disadvantages compared with other print techniques.