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DFTA is the German Tradegroup for Flexographic Printing, which is probably the most common method of package printing. Translated with Google Translate, so obviously a bit rough. But *the* biggest German Flexo Tradegroup (which is the most common form of printing packaging), just had a symposium solely on watermarking and due to demand going to have a second:
First DFTA "Digimarc symposium" a complete success!
The probably most burning topic in the flexo companies is currently the forced integration of a digital watermark called Digimarc barcode into the print image. A large retail chain requires labeling of its own brand packaging. It is an invisible watermark, which is mainly implemented by the modulation of the halftone dots.
All around the backgrounds, intentions and technical implementation possibilities was in the industry a last uncertainty, why the DFTA the first DFTA specialized symposium of the yearly dedicated to this topic and the DFTA technology center developed deeper knowledge to this technology.
With Mr Güneri Tugcu (Schawk Jülich) and Mr Adolf Ahrens (formerly Wipak), the two main players were recruited as speakers for keynote speeches.
Thanks to their high level of competence and an extremely agile audience, who did not shy away from any questions, all participants could take home an incomparable amount of new knowledge and a good feeling about the technical feasibility. As additional added value, participants had the opportunity to participate in a shopper experience at the Gastgeben GS 1 in Cologne and to get to know the shopping opportunities of the future in a tour.
Due to the high demand and the positive feedback from the participants, there will be a second edition of this specialist symposium with the same theme.