The Print Show all set for next week’s return

The event will feature a raft of new exhibitors
The event will feature a raft of new exhibitors

The 2023 edition of The Print Show will open its doors at the NEC in Birmingham on Tuesday (19 September).

The latest running of the event, which was launched in 2015 to fill a gap in the market for a UK-focused event for commercial print, will run for three days until Thursday 21 September in Hall 17 of the venue.

Exhibitors will include Fujifilm UK, Liyu UK, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Document Solutions, Morgana, Vivid Laminating 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 has been revamped and a wide array of speakers will give talks on topics like growing sales, going green, and diversifying your products and workforce.

Show launches will come from Fujifilm, which is handing the UK debuts to two new toner engines, and Morgana, which will unveil two new cutters.

InkTec said its focus will be showcasing its new and complete range of DTF (direct-to-film) products, including a 600mm printer, compact shaker, air purifier, high-quality inks, hot and cold peel PET films, and hot-melt powder. The business will also showcase a new 3.2m roll-to-roll LED-UV Jetrix 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 including Accura MIS, PrintIQ, Wildcard Software, Zaikio, Flex4, and Digital Specs, meanwhile, will also be present, along with XMPie.

Trade printers will also be out in force, with Route 1 Print, Solopress, Tradeprint, VB Media and Venture Banners, Trade Embroidery, Baker Labels, Very Displays, and more all confirmed, alongside paper merchants Elliott Baxter Group, and PG Paper, which will be showing 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, which has been written to help printers succeed in business.

Fujifilm will be offering a professional headshot when speaking to the team on the stand, giving attendees an opportunity to refresh their social media profiles. Baker Labels will have fun attractions like a basketball hoop competition, and Perfect Colours will be offering visitors the opportunity to win a set of Apple AirPods or an iPad.

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