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    • What is Lithography & How Does it Work?

      What is Lithography & How Does it Work?

      Lithography is one of the most well-known, time-honoured methods of printing. Used for a broad range of printing needs, this medium produces clean, interesting prints and is very popular for these reasons, amongst others.

      In this post, Adventa defines lithography and how it works. We will also explore the history of lithography and look at alternative printing methods and how they compare to lithographic prints. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about lithography.

      What is Lithography?

      Lithography is a method of printing that is ideal for long printing runs. Often used to print packaging, books, posters, magazines and more, this medium is well suited to a wide range of applications.

      The word ‘lithography’ is derived from the Greek words lithos, which means ‘stone’ and graphein, meaning ‘to write’. As the lithographic process originally involved scoring a flat stone with a pencil, this name is perfectly expressive of the method.

      Lithography History

      Lithography has a fascinating history. This method of printing was invented in 1796 by a German author and actor, Alois Senefelder. Senefelder accidentally discovered this printing method. He found that he could reproduce his play scripts by writing them on slabs of limestone with a greasy pencil and then printing them onto another medium with rolled-on ink.

      With that, the lithograph technique was born. It was mainly used for musical scores and maps at that point before more uses were discovered and developed.

      How Does Lithography Work?

      Lithography is a planographic printing method based on the fact that oil and water cannot mix, which is called immiscibility. A special type of pencil is used to write or draw on a stone or metal plate with a smooth surface. The surface is treated to repel the ink where it has not been scored by the pencil. Ink is then rolled onto the surface and either transferred onto a rubber plate first or directly printed onto paper or alternative material. The rubber plate (or blanket) is generally used for printing on material that is not completely flat and smooth.

      What Are The Alternatives To Lithography?

      There are a number of different printing methods available, and each method suits different applications best. The common alternatives to lithography are:

      • Digital Printing
      • Flexography
      • Screen Printing
      • LED UV Printing

      How Does Lithography Compare To Other Printing Approaches?

      As mentioned above, different types of printing methods suit different applications. Below we explore how lithography compares to other common printing methods.

      Digital Printing vs Litho Printing

      Simply, lithographic printing uses wet ink and printing plates, and digital printing uses inks and a press similar to a large office printer. Lithography requires more money and time to set up but is very affordable to run from then on, so it is generally used for longer runs. Digital printing, on the other hand, is most convenient for shorter runs, as it is cheaper to set up. However, the unit price becomes more expensive when compared to lithography’s long runs.

      Flexo Printing vs Lithography

      Flexographic printing is a printing technique that uses flexible relief plates. The plates act like a large stamp, transferring images onto boards. Flexo printing differs from litho printing primarily in the quality of the print. Litho printing is better for full-colour printing and can accommodate more detailed patterns and finish options.

      Screen Printing vs Lithographic Printing

      Screen printing, also called silk screening, involves transferring ink through a fine mesh screen onto the substrate. The ink, or dye, is applied in specific locations on the garment or alternative material, as some areas are made impermeable to the ink with a blocking stencil. In the past, silk screens were used.

      Screen printing is a slower and more expensive process than lithography. In addition to this, litho printing results in more defined, detailed prints than silk screening.

      LED UV Printing Vs Litho Printing

      LED UV printing is similar to other methods, but with this option, ED-UV inks are dried (cured) instantly using UV light. With LED UV printing, ink set-off is eliminated, making this an extremely clean printing method. This printing method is more expensive than lithography and requires more materials, but it works excellently for large runs, and the immediacy can be very beneficial.

      We are experts in printing and manufacturing. If you’d like to get more of a handle on what we do and how we do it, get in touch.

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    • Photo Printing Types & Their Pros & Cons

      Photo Printing Types & Their Pros & Cons

      Advancements in technology have added a broad range of photo printing possibilities to our options. Printing photographs is often an important process. With meaningful memories, work projects or art being involved, choosing the right type of photo printing method for your specific needs is essential.

      In this post, Adventa explores types of photo printing and the options best suited to different applications. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the printing methods available and the printing needs they suit best.

      Types of Photo Printing

      There are four main types of photo printing options. These are: digital printing, lenticular printing, sublimation printing, and giclee printing. Each has different advantages and applications, which we will look at in more detail below.

      Photo Print Types

      Here are the four types of photo printing and their advantages and ideal applications:

      Digital Printing

      Digital printing is the most common printing method today. Digital printing uses a high-volume laser or inkjet printer to print detailed images. This high-quality option is popular for both its ease of use and its impressive output. Digital printing is well suited to a broad variety of uses, from small scale to large, simple to extremely detailed. There are three main types of digital printing:

      Laser Printing

      Laser printing involves an electrostatic digital printing process. The process involves repeatedly passing a laser beam back and forth over a negatively-charged cylinder called a "drum" to define a differentially-charged image. The laser printer uses an electrical charge to attract toner particles onto a roller. This produces high-quality text and graphics and medium-quality photographs. This means that it is very well suited to many applications but not ideal for photograph replication.

      Offset Printing

      Offset printing, also known as offset lithography, is a method in which images on metal plates are offset onto rubber rollers or blankets and then to the printing surface - usually paper. The print media doesn’t come into direct contact with the metal plates.

      This printing method is used for large-scale printing for media such as magazines, brochures, books and more.

      Lenticular Printing

      Lenticular print is used for images in which the photographer wants to create an illusion of depth or movement. Lenticular lenses function like magnifying glasses to enlarge certain elements of the image so that they can change shape depending on the angle you’re looking from. This method of printing is used for rather specific purposes, where an optimal illusion would suit the need best.

      Sublimation Printing

      Sublimation printing is generally used to print designs onto garments but can be used for a broad range of applications. Sublimation printing requires a sublimation printer, certain inks and heat. First, the design is printed onto special paper. Then, heat is applied to the design and opens up the pores of the fabric. The inks turn into gas when bought under heat. Then with the applied pressure, the ink cools and returns to a solid form. This process combines the ink with the fabric permanently, making them less prone to fading.

      Giclee Prints

      Giclee printing is most often used to reproduce fine art into prints. With enhanced technology, along with certain pigments, ink and paper, inkjet printers use small spraying devices that can match the colour of the original and apply ink precisely. This gives artists an opportunity to reproduce their art precisely in a high-quality print. This method is most often used when making lower quantities of a high-end print.

      Conclusion on Types of Photo Printing

      There are many different options when it comes to printing photographs and graphics. Different materials are available, along with different finishes and photographic focuses. So all that’s left to consider is: what type of photo printing will suit your needs best?

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    • 10 Benefits of Using UK Manufacturing Companies

      10 Benefits of Using UK Manufacturing Companies

      With quality and commitment becoming increasingly important for businesses and consumers, there is a push to use more UK manufacturers. The “Made in the UK” sticker is becoming a major symbol of quality across the country, which is a trend that has our full support.

      In this post, Adventa looks at the benefits of using British manufacturers for your products, parts and more. After reading this blog, you should be able to weigh up these benefits against the rationale of why you are using your current supplier.

      10 Benefits of Manufacturers in the UK

      There are many advantages of using a manufacturer in the country of your operation, and even more so when working with companies that are held to high UK standards. Below are the ten main advantages of using manufacturing companies in the UK:

      1. Improved communication

      Working with a supplier in another country can quickly become frustrating. With differences in time zones, languages, and domestic markets, it can be very challenging to be on the same page as to your needs.

      Being able to meet in person, have a conversation over the phone, or remain in regular contact is extremely beneficial. In addition to this, a local manufacturer will have a complete understanding of your market.

      2. Smaller minimum order quantities

      When using an international manufacturer, you are often required to order large quantities that can fill containers or trucks. Using manufacturers in the UK allows you to place small, regular orders instead, so you don’t have to sit with dead stock if you make an error in your order quantity. This gives organisations increased flexibility and cash flow control.

      3. Product development and innovation

      Often overlooked but a huge strength at Adventa!  Working with a UK manufacturer gives you access with expertise in both product design and lean manufacturing.  Any leading UK manufacturer will consider how they can improve on an existing product both in terms of their own production efficiency but also in terms of the users efficiency and consumer appeal.  It is well known fact that many of the world’s biggest producers are good at copying put poor at product design. This is even more important if you are wanting a custom product!

      4. Shorter lead times

      Along with reduced transport costs, lead times are also reduced. UK suppliers can produce products faster because the goods simply spend less time being transported to you. Instead of being loaded onto a ship to be transported across the Atlantic, products are simply sent by trucks or trains. The research and development phase is also more streamlined, as you can communicate better with suppliers.

      5. Reduced carbon footprint

      As less movement is needed to transport your products to your doorstep, making use of UK manufacturers will also reduce your organisation's carbon footprint. UK manufacturers are also held to the country's carbon emissions standards, so less pollution is produced. Lastly, many UK suppliers, like Adventa, are focusing on their own sustainability. Making use of sustainable suppliers will make your products more environmentally friendly too.

      6. Greater quality control

      As with carbon emissions, UK manufacturers are held to UK standards in their production processes too. The UK has strict laws in place that ensure that products are being made consistently with quality control measures to the approved industry standards. Other countries do not have the same level of attention to quality.

      In addition to this, with UK manufacturers, you can visit the factory and inspect the supply chain yourself. This gives you greater control over the quality of your products.

      7. Support the UK economy

      Working with British manufacturers helps create employment opportunities, injecting more money into the country, and allowing people to afford to buy more products and services. Leading UK manufacturers are forced to invest in automation to remove as much manual labour as possible.  As these factors create a cycle of income and expense, they are very beneficial for the UK economy.

      8. Less risk in the supply chain

      Global events including Covid-19, the Suez Canal drama, conflict in Ukraine and more have put serious strain on supply chains. Many businesses have had to deal with parts and products being delayed or never arriving at all. Coupled with increasing awareness of worrying concerns of unethical practices makes working with a UK manufacturer a dramatically lower risk, so the flow of your construction, production or creation does not have to be interrupted.

      9. The origin of the product is clear

      More and more consumers are starting to really care about where their products come from. With bad labour practices being highlighted across the globe, buying products from genuine UK manufacturers helps give consumers peace of mind that the products have been ethically produced.

      10. Consumers want “Made in the UK” products

      This is true for not only UK citizens, but throughout the world. UK manufacturing is known for its quality as well as the country's fair labour practices. Therefore, both domestic and international consumers are willing to pay more for a British-made product. Products are, therefore, more competitive against their foreign produced counterparts.

      As an established manufacturer themselves, Adventa are a great exponent of British production and manufacturing. If you’d like to understand more about the benefits of working with a localised manufacturer, get in touch. Even better arrange a visit to our highly automated factory, you will be amazed at how we even run our factory totally unattended – genuine ‘lights out production’! 


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    • Pros & Cons Of Sourcing Products From China

      Pros & Cons Of Sourcing Products From China

      Over the past few decades, China has grown as an economic powerhouse, with many international companies sourcing products from there. However, between the pandemic and rising political tensions, many UK companies are cutting ties with China, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).


      Whether you’re an established company or a new entrant to the market, it’s worth considering whether it’s better business to import from China, or whether the outsourcing of products has become too much of a hassle. To help you with this, we’ve listed the pros and cons of sourcing products from China.

      Cons Of Sourcing From China

      While many businesses successfully source their products from China, it doesn’t come without its challenges. These should be carefully weighed against the positives to determine whether this would be the best strategic move for your business.

      Finding A Manufacturer Is Tough

      Finding and cultivating a relationship with a factory owner requires time and money. Once you’ve found several potential suppliers, you then still need to negotiate to see if they’re willing to produce your products to a standard you find acceptable. Many Chinese manufacturers only focus on million-unit orders, which can make things difficult if you're looking to have smaller volumes produced.

      Logistical Challenges

      When you choose to source products from China, you also need to account for international lead times, as your inventory has to be packed, shipped and brought through customs before being transported to your warehouses or retail stores. This shipping can also involve significant costs, depending on your distribution network.


      This can often make local suppliers much more attractive as it’s easier to get new stock delivered to you in a shorter period of time. Additionally, you won’t be incurring the costs of international shipping fees.


      At Adventa, we produce a range of products locally in the UK. Our central location, coupled with our fast assembly lines and world-class packaging, make us a supplier of choice for UK-based businesses. However, we’re also able to ship products to every other continent across the globe.

      Negative associations of “Made in China”

      It’s a known fact that “Made in China” often brings negative connotations to mind, such as poor quality and low prices. This can sometimes impact your markup and the customer’s general idea of your products.


      When producing your products locally, you can take advantage of the fact that your products are ‘made in the UK’. This can be used as a unique selling point that indicates high quality and can also potentially allow you to charge a higher price, increasing your profit margin.

      Language barriers

      The issue with working in a foreign country such as China is the language barrier. Not all Chinese factory owners are proficient in English. And even if you have a translator assisting you, there’s still the possibility of their being misunderstandings.

      Pros of Importing from China

      While there are some significant drawbacks to importing from China, there are advantages that make this a lucrative business option.

      Low production costs

      One of the biggest reasons why companies choose to source their products from China is that the production cost versus output is highly favourable. Lower production costs result in lower prices for your business and customers, which could convince them to purchase your products. Lower prices also contribute to higher profit margins, which is an attractive deal for businesses. However, these lower production costs should always be considered alongside quality.

      Opportunities for market expansion

      Sourcing products from China opens up the door to international expansion, as you can market your goods to the local market. Once you’re in the country and manufacturing your products there, introducing and supplying your products becomes far easier.

      A Summary: Sourcing Products From China

      For decades, businesses have sought lower costs and higher profits by sourcing their products from China. However, in the wake of the pandemic and rising political tensions, many businesses have started to backpedal, choosing to manufacture locally instead.


      Each business is unique and should carefully weigh the pros and cons. While importing from China can result in expansion and increased profit, it can be challenging in terms of costs, finding a supplier and more.


      Here at Adventa, we are a UK-based manufacturer that specialises in supplying customisable office and decor products. Our location and extensive experience make us an ideal choice as your supplier. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch with our team.




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    • 5 Innovations That Will Keep Photo Printing Alive

      5 Innovations That Will Keep Photo Printing Alive

      Today, people are taking more pictures than ever, but fewer of them end up as printed photographs. Still, technical innovation is changing aspects of the print industry and injecting it with new energy and possibilities, keeping photo printing alive.

      In this post, Adventa shares the five most innovative photo printing technologies and products that are keeping the print industry interesting.

      5 Photo Printing Innovations

      These key innovations will prove important for the photo print industry as it goes forward.

      1. Mobile Ordering Platforms: The growth of mobile ordering platforms makes it possible for smartphone users to easily purchase photo and canvas prints and albums, suggesting mobile will be a big part of the photo industry's future.
      2. Album Design Software: New software helps streamline album design, giving customers more creative capabilities in photo layout and graphic design. The ability to crop, edit and add graphics and captions to photos gives users artistic options.
      3. Artificial Intelligence Software: AI photo editors can detect a subject in an image, enhance it, remove, and replace the background around it, apply effects, colour correct, and more. This makes it fun and easy to alter and adjust photos as the user desires.
      4. Web-to-Print Commerce: Customers can now order an endless list of personalised merchandise online, including everything from photo reproductions, décor items, apparel, mugs, and gifts.
      5. New Photo Products: While individual print sales have declined, wall art, stretched canvas, adhesive fabric decals, and large prints are growing in popularity. People are no longer printing every photograph they take, but they are printing their favourites out on larger and more interesting products.

      Innovative Photo Printing Products

      We have an excellent range of products that will allow your customers to use their creativity to make photo-printed objects that they love. Perfect as gifts for friends and family or even company-branded merchandise, our bulk and trade quantity products are made with high-quality materials to bring joy to your customers for years to come. 

      Below are some great products to take advantage of these innovative photo printing trends:

      1. Keyrings and Magnets: Our range of shaped, rectangular, metal and reclaimed plastic keyrings and magnets give your customers many options to keep their loved ones close to them at all times.
      2. Desk Décor: With most people spending around eight hours at their desks, our personalisable desk décor is the perfect way to spruce up that space with a favourite photo.
      3. Wall Art: With canvas prints, glass mounts, vision walls and more available, our easily personalised wall art will brighten up any home or office space.
      4. Seasonal Decorations: Our baubles, snowglobes and other assorted festive decorations offer the perfect opportunity to get creative with your photographs.
      5. Educational and Craft Products: Want to get the little ones involved in some photo printing creativity? Our range of educational and craft-focused products is a great way to get children creative, and the functional end products will decorate their desks for the school year.
      6. Desk and Stationery: Children aren’t the only ones who can get creative with their stationery - we have a desk and stationery range for adults too. So you can get artistic with your desk supplies and showcase your talents or your personality to your colleagues.

      Conclusion on Photo Printing Innovations

      While people may not be printing every photograph they take anymore, they are getting creative with the way that they use their photos. People want to feel connected to the ones they love and want to make their space beautiful and unique.

      That’s why our personalisable product range is so popular. It allows people to create whatever they want, on small or large products, from keyrings to large wall canvases. The options are endless, and interesting options will keep the print business alive.

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    • Best Trade Shows for Retailers Around the World

      Best Trade Shows for Retailers Around the World

      Trade shows are an excellent space to focus on sourcing, networking, lead generating and more. Expos are where industry leaders determine and define trends and professionals learn more about their industry before adding new products to their inventory. With this in mind, Adventa has made the ultimate list of international trade exhibitions that provide retailers with excellent SKU opportunities and much, much more.

      20 Best Trade Expos

      There are trade exhibitions for just about every industry under the sun, and they’re hosted across the world. This list of trade shows covers many product categories and countries, but only includes the best of the best. For each of these expos, we have listed when and where the upcoming trade fair will take place, how many exhibitors will be present, the main product categories, the cost of admission, and how long the trade show has been running. This information will direct you to the expos that suit your needs. Here are the 20 best and biggest trade shows around the world, in no particular order:


      Inhorgenta Munich

      This international trade show is Europe’s leading platform for jewellery, gemstones and watches. In addition, Inhorgenta Munich offers expert lectures and panel discussions, giving visitors a chance to engage in and learn about emerging industry trends.

      When: February 24–27, 2023

      Where: Trade Fair Center Messe, Munich, Germany

      Exhibitors: 730+

      Product Categories: Jewellery, gemstones and watches

      Cost of admission: Starting from £24.00

      Running since: 1974


      Canton Fair, Autumn

      As one of the biggest trade shows in the world, this impressive fair complex hosts 8 shows with 50 exhibition sections. Almost every industry you can think of is represented in the Canton Fair exhibitions in China.

      When: 15 October - 4 November 2022

      Where: Canton Fair Complex, Guangdong Province, China

      Exhibitors: 26 000+

      Product Categories: Varied

      Cost of admission: Free

      Running since: 1957


      BETA International

      Beta International is the world’s leading equestrian, pet and country trade show.

      This year, the British Equestrian Trade Association is supporting RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) through their fair, making it even more worthwhile to visit.

      When: 11 - 13 September 2022

      Where: Naec, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire UK

      Exhibitors: 150+

      Product Categories: Equestrian, pet and country

      Cost of admission: Free

      Running since: Over 30 years



      This fascinating food fair is the largest food and beverage sourcing event in the world. Gulfood has always driven creativity and innovation, and this year they are focussing on solutions for global issues, with some of the world’s greatest chefs charting the way forward.

      When: 20 - 24 February 2023

      Where: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Exhibitors: 5000+

      Product Categories: Food and beverage

      Cost of admission: £23.00

      Running since: 1987



      Intergift is an international gift and decoration fair at which the majority of visitors are Spanish speaking but are representative of over 79 countries. In addition, Intergift allows visitors to engage in workshops, activities and talks by experts in the field, so that you can get first-hand information.

      When: 14 - 18 September 2022

      Where: Avda. del Partenón, Madrid, Spain

      Exhibitors: 840+

      Product Categories: Decoration and gifts

      Cost of admission: Free to £25.00, depending

      Running since: 1979


      MAGIC Las Vegas

      MAGIC Las Vegas is a high-energy fashion expo, home to the largest selection of contemporary fashion, sportswear, footwear and accessories. MAGIC prides itself on its platform bringing together retail buyers, media, influencers, and industry thought leaders.

      When: 13 - 15 February 2023

      Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA

      Exhibitors: 500+

      Product Categories: Fashion, sportswear, footwear, accessories

      Cost of admission: Free

      Running since: 1989


      Canadian National Exhibition

      The Canadian National Exhibition is so much more than just a fair. With an over 140 year history, CNE hosts between 1.4 to 1.6 million visitors every year. These visitors come to the fair for the ultimate shopping experience indoors and outdoors, as well as the casino, music shows, gaming garage and more. For professionals, CNE represents growth and innovation.

      When: 19 August - 5 September 2022

      Where: Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Exhibitors: 700+

      Product Categories: Varied

      Cost of admission: £9.30

      Running since: 1879


      International Tourism & Travel Show

      With over 40 conferences, question panels, international cuisine and entertainment, the International Tourism and Travel Show is an excellent opportunity to soak up the freshest takes on tourism and travel.

      When: 28 - 30 October 2022

      Where: Palais des Congrès Montréal, Montréal, Canada

      Exhibitors: 400+

      Product Categories: Travel and tourism

      Cost of admission: £13.50

      Running since: 1983


      Texworld Evolution Paris

      This exhibition’s aim is in the name - the focus here is on the evolution and innovation of the textile, fashion and beauty industries. An excellent space for sourcing, Texworld Paris offers a huge selection of products, representative of the best and most enduring trends and brands.

      When: 6 - 8 February 2023

      Where: Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, Paris, France

      Exhibitors: 400+

      Product Categories: Fashion, beauty and textiles

      Cost of admission: Free

      Running since: 1997


      AAHAR – The International Food & Hospitality Fair

      One of Asia’s leading food and hospitality fairs, AAHAR offers sourcing professionals an excellent opportunity to explore the produce of global vendors.

      When: 14 - 18 March 2023

      Where: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India

      Exhibitors: 500+

      Product Categories: Food and hospitality

      Cost of admission: £3.20

      Running since: 1986


      International Production & Processing Expo

      IPPE centres on the concepts of innovation, education, global reach and networking. Bringing together buyers and sellers of the latest and greatest products and services to make your business successful, this historic expo is one of the best places to source for the animal food industry.

      When: 24 - 26 January 2023

      Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, USA

      Exhibitors: 1150+

      Product Categories: Animal food industry

      Cost of admission: £106.00

      Running since: 1948


      International Food & Drink Event

      The IFE is the UK’s top food and beverage event. So if your organisation is looking for an event closer to home, this is the ideal space to sample and source the latest innovations from over 1200 international and UK suppliers.

      When: 20 - 22 March 2023

      Where: ExCeL London, London, UK

      Exhibitors: 1260+

      Product Categories: Food and drinks

      Cost of admission: Free

      Running since: Over 40 years


      Scotland’s Trade Fair

      If you’re planning to stock up on your seasonal products, Scotland’s Trade Fair is the place to be. Relatively local, the exhibitors at this fair are from Scotland and other areas of the UK. So if you want to stock local, this trade fair is the perfect place to explore.

      When: 18 - 19 September 2022

      Where: SEC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, Scotland

      Exhibitors: 200+

      Product Categories: Gift and food

      Cost of admission: Free

      Running since: 1985



      The world’s leading construction fair, Bauma, is held once every three years. This large-scale exhibition boasts the newest technologies and industry insights and is a must-visit for sourcing professionals in the construction industry.

      When: 24 - 30 October 2022

      Where: Trade Fair Center Messe München, Germany

      Exhibitors: 3000+

      Product Categories: Construction

      Cost of admission: Starting from £25.00

      Running since: 1954


      The One Milano

      This trade show has modernised its platform by taking its offerings online. Both physical and digital, The One Milano allows vendors to utilise the online market, as well as the networking opportunities that trade shows have traditionally offered.

      When: 18 - 20 September 2022

      Where: Fiero Milano Rho, Milan, Italy

      Exhibitors: 120+

      Product Categories: Fashion and footwear

      Cost of admission: Free

      Running since: 1996


      IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin)

      One of the oldest industrial expos in Germany, IFA is well established in the industrial space. IFA offers an exciting and diverse program, with conferences and expert forums, award ceremonies, IFA entertainment, and much more.

      When: 2 - 6 September 2022

      Where: Messe Berlin Exhibition Grounds, Berlin, Germany

      Exhibitors: 1650+

      Product Categories: Industrial

      Cost of admission: Starting from £36.00

      Running since: 1924


      Dhaka International Trade Fair

      Hosted through January every year, Dhaka starts the year off with a bang for the consumer products industry. With a huge variety in the finest local and foreign products, many different industries are able to source products at this event.

      When: 1 - 31 January 2023

      Where: Bangladesh China Friendship Exhibition Centre at Purbachal, Dhaka, Bangladesh

      Exhibitors: 225+

      Product Categories: Various consumer products

      Cost of admission: £0.50

      Running since: 1995



      EuroShop is a huge retail fair that takes place in Germany every year. Focussing on eight major aspects of retail, this expo is the ultimate space to network with and source from the best of the best.

      When: 26 February - 2 March 2023

      Where: Düsseldorf exhibition halls, Düsseldorf, Germany

      Exhibitors: 2200+

      Product Categories: Retail

      Cost of admission: £50.00

      Running since: 1966



      This conference claims to be the most influential tech event in the world, making CES a crucial place to be for all consumer electronics retailers. Showcasing manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more, this fair will ensure that your organisation is on the cutting edge.

      When: 5 - 8 January 2022

      Where: Las Vegas Convention Center in Winchester, Nevada, USA

      Exhibitors: 4500+

      Product Categories: Consumer electronics

      Cost of admission: £85.00

      Running since: 1967


      Spielwarenmesse Nuremberg Toy Fair

      Meet key contacts and cultivate relationships with the top toy and games manufacturers and suppliers in the world at Spielwarenmesse. This event includes a varied program of events to ensure that you make the most of this excellent business opportunity.

      When: 1 - 5 February 2023

      Where: NürnbergMesse GmbH, Messezentrum Nuremberg, Germany

      Exhibitors: 2700+

      Product Categories: Toys and games

      Cost of admission: Starting from £17.00

      Running since: 1959

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    • How To Package A Canvas Painting | Adventa
      How To Package A Canvas Painting | Adventa

      Adventa explains how to package and ship a canvas painting so that it arrives at your customers' door undamaged. Find out more and buy canvas and packaging online



      How to package a canvas painting

      Brand sentiment doesn’t end once a customer hands over their money. A seller's job isn’t done until the customer has the product in their hands and is happy.

      That's why we've designed the QuickPro Mail Safe ArtWrap Box to guarantee that your canvas art will be delivered to your customers safely and securely.


      What are flat boxes?

      Flat boxes refer to boxes that haven't been built yet. All our canvas boxes come unassembled (or flat), but don't worry, the 'fold and lock' function means your boxes can be ready for shipping within minutes.


      How to package a canvas

      This stress-free box is straightforward to build, so if you are making canvases in large volumes, then it's ideal. Just follow these instructions:

      • Lift the lid upwards and over.
      • Slide the lid's tab into the slot at the front of the box.
      • The box is then ready for labelling & dispatch.


      How do I post a large canvas?

      We provide canvas packaging of varying sizes, so all you have to do is order the size appropriate to the size of the canvas you’re planning to create and dispatch to your customers.

      The box is big enough to enable a 3.9cm thick canvas to lie neatly and securely within the box. Here’s a full list of sizes and product references we can supply:


      Why buy your canvas packaging from Adventa?

      If you're looking for cost-effective packaging boxes for canvas prints that are easy to assemble and dispatch for your production staff, look no further than the QuickPro ArtWrap Mail Safe Box from Adventa.

      The extra side supports keep canvases safe from crumple zones and promise durability thanks to their thickness.

      The side of the boxes has been designed so that the three smallest boxes can hold multiple canvas sizes. Either pull over the laps flat to hold the largest size or fold over into a square tube to create thicker sides for the smaller sizes.

      This economical packaging box for canvas prints is ideal for swift packaging and sending your customers prints safely so they can hang their memories easily.

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    • 7 Essential Home Office Supplies For Businesses | Adventa
      7 Essential Home Office Supplies For Businesses | Adventa

      Adventa highlights how personalised equipment helps businesses connect with their remote workers while providing what’s needed for effective working



      7 essential home office supplies for businesses

      When you sell office supplies to businesses, you must choose something that makes you stand out from your competitors' offerings. With the rise in remote working, you have a fantastic opportunity to help your customers provide their employees with home office essentials with a difference.

      Home office supplies with a difference

      Historically, most office supplies have been personalised with company branding, mainly the logo. This was, and still is, a fine idea, but some home-working employees may not want company branding everywhere at home. Instead, they may prefer something that's tailored to their tastes and home office decor.

      When you partner with Adventa, you can help your customers go one step further and provide their employees with office equipment that they will really appreciate.

      Here's how you can help your customers level up their employees home office supplies:


      7 home office supplies employees will love


      1)  Personalised notepads

      From taking notes during a Zoom meeting to jotting down creative ideas and more, who doesn’t love a notepad? For employees who are often out and about, there’s our Notebook Classic, and for office-bound employees, there’s our Designa Journal which includes both lined and unlined pages. There’s also our Notebook with a spiral spine for easy use.

      Businesses can invest in these for their employees and either leave the insert blank so that the employee can personalise it themselves, or send in a picture of them at a recent work event, for example, for you to insert on their behalf.

      Shop our full range of notebooks here.


      2)  Post-it note holder

      In addition to a high-quality notebook, every home office needs a supply of post-it notes, perfect for jotting reminders while on the phone and placed where they are easily seen and actioned the next day. They also make a great visual if you have to break a large project down into smaller steps.

      In addition to every office needing post-it notes, they also need a post-it note holder so that they are always at hand when needed. Whether business owners want to invest in a short or tall post-it note holder, you can find it here. Again, a business can add an image themselves, such as an encouraging quote, request you to do this for them, or leave this blank for their employee to fill themselves.

      Shop our full range of post-it note holders here.


      3)  Pen pot

      While the office pen thief may no longer be a problem for home office workers, employees still need a place to store their pens and pencils.

      We have a stunning slim pen pot that holds pens and pencils as well as post-it notes, the perfect choice for anyone short on desk space.

      We also have a trio pen pot which is a fantastic choice for employees who are pen hoarders and need a place to house them all. If businesses want to personalise these to their employees' tastes, there are three opportunities with this particular pen pot.

      Shop our full range of pen pots here.


      4)  Pens

      Of course, businesses could fill the pen pot themselves, providing their employees with truly everything they need to start work. This snazzy little pen will give a three-sixty view of any image, whether chosen by the business or employees themselves.

      Shop our full range of pens here.


      5)  Mouse mats

      Mouse Mats are a must for essential office supplies, and there are plenty to choose from at Adventa. Employees can tailor their mats to their deskspace with three different sizes available.

      The wipe-clean surface and non-slip backing make our mouse mats as functional as they are beautiful.

      Shop our full range of mouse mats here.


      6)  Coaster

      What home office is complete without a coaster? Square ones, round ones, we have the lot. You also have the option of purchasing assembled and unassembled boxes to safely and securely post them to your customers (a must for our glass coasters).

      Once again, personalisation is extremely easy and can be done yourself on behalf of the customer, themselves, or their employees.

      Shop our full range of coasters here.


      7)  Water bottle

      Water is miraculous. It keeps us hydrated, feeling refreshed, energised, and can even help us concentrate. And so, a water bottle is the perfect gift from an employer to an employee. What makes our water bottles even better is that they are easily customisable with the photo of the employer's or employee's choice.

      Shop our full range of water bottles here.


      Invest in our perfect home office kit

      We’re offering retailers and suppliers a ‘home office kit,’ which includes:


      6 x 9” blank notebooks

      This notebook is a perfect choice, with an easy to personalise cover which takes only ten seconds with a 6 x 9" photo or print. This notebook contains 120 pages of quality ruled paper; there's more than enough space for notes and diagrams, ideal for busy professionals. Thanks to the protective front cover, the inserted image will be safe from wear and tear.

      Available in boxes of 30.


      Trio pen pots

      This distinctive personalised pen pot with plenty of display area holds three images and is a must-have for a home office! It takes only 30 seconds to make without the need for any machinery.

      Available in boxes of 180.


      8 x 10” mouse mats

      Suitable for 8 x 10" prints and a perfect way for companies to stay connected with your employees at home. Fast and easy to create in ten seconds without any equipment. These mats come with a wipe-clean surface and non-slip backing.

      Available in boxes of 30.


      Black glass coasters

      Our stylish contemporary glass coaster has wide appeal and high priced value with customers. Ensuring the highest level of safety for your customers, we use toughened, heat resistant safety glass.

      This coaster holds an 80 x 80mm photo and takes eight seconds to make.

      The black coaster is included in our fabulous home office concept; alternatively, you can purchase it separately in boxes of 50.


       For more information regarding any of the individual products in our list of essential home office supplies or the Home Office Kit, please feel free to contact our sales team at [email protected] or call us on 01686 625 100.

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    • Our Biggest launch of the year...
      Our Biggest launch of the year...

      The StickY-Frame, the easiest frame you’ll ever hang!

      The revolutionary Scandinavian-style frame is the perfect solution for fast and modern wall art, create a collage effortlessly with the removable and repositionable adhesive tabs.

      No mess, no fuss, no tools required to hang your photos, the StickY-Frame is a great solution for those who rent, the super lightweight frame leaves no marks or damage to the wall, StickY-Frames are designed for painted walls but work on many other surfaces.

      The StickY-Frame is made here in the UK and has been manufactured using a 100% recycled internal board and up to 50% recycled frame. Specialist removable adhesive pads can be supplied inside instruction packs to save production time or on a roll.

      Currently the StickY-Frame is available in 5x7 & 8x10 in black and white *Currently unavailable in the USA

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    • StickY-Tile joins the StickY-Range!
      StickY-Tile joins the StickY-Range!


      Display your wall art with ease with the new StickY-Tile. Removable and repositionable up to 5 times without causing any damage to the surface, this tile is perfect for collages; it can also be used on flat surfaces with the desk stand, making it a truly versatile product. Only 5mm thick and super lightweight, the tile is made from 50% recycled material. To apply your print, simply fold back the adhesive label, align your print and press down on print and display. See this in action here

      Stick-Y Tile with Direct UV Print

      Like the Stick-Y Tile, the Stick-Y tile with UV printed form provides the ideal product for displaying your customers favourite memories. Floating only 4mm from the wall, the 5mm or 10mm thick board gives a consistent and pleasing look. Super lightweight and made from up to 50% recycled content, this truly flat, Arteco board is designed for direct-to-substrate print on top of a white surface. Like the Stick-Y tile, it can also be used on flat surfaces with the desk stand – making it the perfect solution to all situations.
      The StickY-Tile & StickY-Tile with direct UV print is available in boards of 5mm and 10mm thickness, 5x7”,6x6”, 6x8”, 8x8” and 8x10”, custom sizes available on demand and retail packaging available for your convenience.

      By Wilson | OSG Newtown

      Adventa are proud to promote ‘young minds’

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