The Metall Ink Project

The Metall Ink Project

Paper manufacturer Sappi, producer of metallic and pearlescent pigments ECKART (part of ALTANA Group) and renown finishing specialist GT/Trendhouse 42 have joined forces on an exciting collaborative development – the Metall Ink project.

The aim of this project is to create a sustainable, print-based premium alternative for metallic effects to existing finishing processes.

On this web page you will find all the information around this initiative. If you have any outstanding questions, please visit the Metall Ink webinars (see below for link and dates) conducted by all three partners  or contact us directly. 

The Metall Ink Project: brilliant prospects for metallic embellishments

Sappi joined forces with key partners for the development of a sustainable alternative in metallic finishing technology.


Metall Ink project and the motivations behind



Experience Metall Inks live

Together with our partners Eckart and GT Trendhouse 42, we have developed three packaging examples for skin care, perfume and spirits that make the metallic ink effects tangible. These packaging showcase print-based, premium silver and gold embellishments in combination with a multitude of varnish, pearlescent, embossing effects and a variety of stunning pack-constructions, shapes and graphic design styles.

Visit us on the following tradeshows and see for yourself.

24-26 May, 2022 – The Packaging Premiere in Milan. Find us at booth F101. This selective exhibition is dedicated to packaging for luxury brands makes its debut in Milan.

29 and 30 June, 2022 – The PCD Paris in Paris. Visit us at booth L19. The PCD Paris is the world’s leading event for perfume, cosmetics and premium drinks packaging and aerosol and dispensing technology on.


Participate in joint webinars with Sappi, Eckart and GT Trendhouse 42 to explore striking examples, your benefits and best practise guidelines for ink-based metallic decorations.

You will find dates and the link for registering to the webinars here soon.