Frankfurt’s Paperworld In Pictures

Some 84,000 visitors flocked to Messe Frankfurt over the last few days to visit the trio of trade shows, Paperworld, Christmasworld and Creativeworld, including some familiar faces from UK shores!

PG Buzz shares a flavour from the greeting card, wrap and gift stationery hall.

Above: Card Factory’s creative director and major shareholder Stuart Middleton and the retailer’s studio director spent some time at the show.
Above: Card Factory’s creative director and major shareholder Stuart Middleton and the retailer’s studio director, Jo Bennett spent some time at the show.
Above: Now part of the Exacompta Clairefontaine group, Eurowrap featured the Clairefontaine logo on its stand for the first time. Eurowrap’s managing director Martin Bramley (right) and sales manager Selwyn Burton manager (left) with PG’s Warren Lomax.
Above: Now part of the Exacompta Clairefontaine group, Eurowrap featured the Clairefontaine logo on its stand for the first time. Eurowrap’s managing director Martin Bramley (right) and sales manager Selwyn Burton manager (left) with PG’s Warren Lomax.
Above: Pigment was exhibiting at the show for the first time. The UK publisher’s sales director Steve Baker (right) with Perickles Skitdas of Greek card publisher and distributor, Fun Creations.
Above: Pigment was exhibiting at the show for the first time. The UK publisher’s sales director Steve Baker (right) with Perickles Skitdas of Greek card publisher and distributor, Fun Creations.
Above: Dutch publisher Artige’s Dorothe Hollander and Robert Aaftink with some spinners of products from the publisher’s new eco sibling, EcoCards, which are printed using waterless printing, with no plastic used for packaging. The company is launching with three ranges, Little Wishes (pictured), Bella and Coco.
Above: Dutch publisher Artige’s Dorothe Hollander and Robert Aaftink with some spinners of products from the publisher’s new eco sibling, EcoCards, which are printed using waterless printing, with no plastic used for packaging. The company is launching with three ranges, Little Wishes (pictured), Bella and Coco.
Above: Thomas Zchiesche, head of product development for BSB, Germany’s largest card company says that “At best only 1%-2% of all cards sold in Germany are naked, but it is likely to grow.” The publisher was launching its Nature Card collection (pictured) which is sold unwrapped with the envelope held in place by a paper band.
Above: Thomas Zchiesche, head of product development for BSB, Germany’s largest card company says that “At best only 1%-2% of all cards sold in Germany are naked, but it is likely to grow.” The publisher was launching its Nature Card collection (pictured) which is sold unwrapped with the envelope held in place by a paper band.
Above: Georg Lutz and Christina Schneider of German card publisher Kunst und Bild next to a spinner of their naked card range, Momente (pictured), which uses an opaque paper band to attach the card with the envelope.
Above: Georg Lutz and Christina Schneider of German card publisher Kunst und Bild next to a spinner of their naked card range, Momente (pictured), which uses an opaque paper band to attach the card with the envelope.
Above: TMS’ Vincent Schumann with PG’s Warren Lomax and Jakki Brown wearing some of Hotchpotch’s new paper glasses cards range, Spec-tacular..
Above: TMS’ Vincent Schumann with PG’s Warren Lomax and Jakki Brown wearing some of Hotchpotch’s new paper glasses cards range, Spec-tacular..
Above: Sarah Hossini, marketing manager of Chic-mic, German distributor of Penny Kennedy and most recently for Louise Tiler Designs cards too.
Above: Sarah Hossini, marketing manager of Chic-mic, German distributor of Penny Kennedy and most recently for Louise Tiler Designs cards too.
Above: Founder of Kikki.K, Kristina Karlsson (centre) with (left) Jodie Thorpe, co-owner of The Little Birdy Group, which is now heading up the wholesale side of the stationery brand with PG’s Jakki Brown.
Above: Founder of Kikki.K, Kristina Karlsson (centre) with (left) Jodie Thorpe, co-owner of The Little Birdy Group, which is now heading up the wholesale side of the stationery brand with PG’s Jakki Brown.
Above: Stefan Hermann, owner of Taurus Kunstarkarten (which distributes Belly Button Designs, Louise Mulgrew and Laura Darrington in Germany) with some of the many postcards designs. The company has seen a sizeable increase as a result of the Postcrossing project exchange which resulted in over 55 million postcards being sent by almost 800,000 members to strangers in 208 countries.
Above: Stefan Hermann, owner of Taurus Kunstarkarten (which distributes Belly Button Designs, Louise Mulgrew and Laura Darrington in Germany) with some of the many postcards designs. The company has seen a sizeable increase as a result of the Postcrossing project exchange which resulted in over 55 million postcards being sent by almost 800,000 members to strangers in 208 countries.
Above: Paperworld group show director Julia Uherek, with show director Michael Reichold (left) and PG’s Warren Lomax at the end of the show.
Above: Paperworld group show director Julia Uherek, with show director Michael Reichhold (left) and PG’s Warren Lomax at the end of the show.

Top: Part of the Paperworld Trends display at the show. This shows the vibrantly coloured Blazing Hotchpotch trend display.

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