The Print Show all set for next week’s return

The NEC in Birmingham will host The Print Show 2023 on Tuesday, 19 September.

The 2015 edition of the event was held to fill in a market gap for a UK focused event for commercial printing. It will continue for three days in Hall 17 until Thursday 21st of September.

The exhibitors will include Fujifilm UK (UK), Liyu UK (UK), Konica Minolta Document Solutions, Kyocera Document Solutions, Morgana, Vivid Laminate Technologies, InkTec, and Premier Paper Group among others.

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 is a revamped one and will feature a range of speakers on topics including growing sales and going green.

Morgana and Fujifilm will both be unveiling two new products.

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. Also included are PET hot and cold peel films and powder. A new 3.2m LED UV Jetrix roll to roll printer will be showcased by the business.

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 like Accura MIS PrintIQ Wildcard Software Zaikio Flex4 Digital Specs XMPie will also be in attendance.

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, The purpose of this book is to assist printers in achieving success.

Fujifilm will offer attendees the chance to refresh their social networking profiles by offering them a professional headshot. Baker Labels is hosting a basketball hoops competition and Perfect Colours offers visitors the chance to win an iPad or a set Apple AirPods.

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