The NEC, Birmingham will be hosting The Print Show in 2023. The show opens on Tuesday 19 September.
The 2015 edition of the event was held to fill in a market gap for an event that focused on UK commercial print. It will continue for three days in the Hall 17 of this venue until Thursday 21 September.
Some of the exhibitors include Fujifilm UK and Liyu UK. Others are Konica Minolta Document Solutions, Morgana Vivid Laminating Technology, InkTec Premier Paper Group.
Event director Chris Davies said: “Over the seven exhibitions we have done The Print Show has continued to grow and grow, attracting around 100 exhibitors at each show. We’re still adding businesses to our floor plan, but we are set to fill far more space than ever before as we’ve now removed unneeded areas in order to better support our exhibitors.
“This year has a host of new exhibitors, as well as businesses which have collaborated and built on the success of last year’s show.”
The theme of the 2023 event is ‘Print Without Barriers’, which organisers at Link Exhibitions said refers to print not only being ink on paper, but a diverse medium and an excellent route to market.
This year will also see the return of the Gala Dinner, which Davies said would be “a great way to chat and celebrate with exhibitors and visitors, especially as we haven’t held an evening function at The Print Show since 2017”.
“I’m also looking forward to seeing people attending the Knowledge Zone as I think it’s a perfect way for visitors of various backgrounds to learn about topics and trends that affect everyone,” he added.
This area was revamped, and there will be a variety of speakers who will discuss topics such as growing sales, being green, and diversifying products and your workforce.
Morgana will also be launching two new cutting machines.
InkTec’s focus is on showcasing the complete DTF (direct to film) range, which includes a 600mm printer and shaker, an air purifier and high-quality inks. It will also showcase PET hot and cold peel films, as well as hot-melt powder. The company will also display a 3.2m LED-UV Jetrix roll-to-roll printer.
Also on the show floor will be print machine resellers such as Graphtec, Encore Machinery, Your Print Specialists, Colyer, Perfect Bindery Solutions, Aurora, D&K Europe, and Ashgrove Trading.
Software companies such as Accura MIS PrintIQ Wildcard Software Zaikio Flex4 and Digital Specs will be there, alongside XMPie.
Trade printers are also expected to be in full force. Route 1 Print and Solopress, Tradeprint and VB Media, Venture Banners and Trade Embroidery will all be present, as will Elliott Baxter Group and PG Paper. The latter will be showcasing its relaunched Trucard Brand.
Finally, the show will see various prizes handed out via its Golden Ticket draw and at a new attraction for this year – the daily ‘Cash Grabber’, a Crystal Maze-style capsule where visitors can challenge themselves to grab as many light objects as possible in order to be in with a chance to win real cash near the end of the day.
Golden Ticket prizes this year, meanwhile, include a £1,000 TUI voucher to be spent on a break, as well as £500 Amazon vouchers, and a variety of luxury hampers.
Many of the exhibitors will also be running competitions and giveaways, with Flexpress giving away 500 copies of Steve Wenlock’s new book, Finishing First – How a small commercial printing company can outperform the market, This book is written to help printers achieve success in their business.
Fujifilm is offering attendees a chance to update their social media profile by taking a professional photo. Baker Labels is hosting a basketball hoops competition and Perfect Colours offers visitors the chance to win an iPad or a set Apple AirPods.
Visit theprintshow.co.uk to find out more and register for the event.