A new industry event, headed up by Morgana Systems, Vivid Laminating Technologies and Konica Minolta, will take place next week.
Taking place at Elland Road, Leeds, on 1 and 2 February, a variety of kit will be on show from the three manufacturers, along with a number of other partners, including Rosefox paper and EFI.
Morgana marketing manager Wendy Baker said: “There is a 'connect, learn and grow' element behind it, getting partners together, likeminded organisations that can help a business grow together.
“Connecting with people that are passionate, innovative about print and print finishing, we are hoping that we can educate the visitors and talk about the latest trends.”
Baker said she was pleased with pre-registration and expects footfall of around 50 people a day. E-shots will be sent out at the end of this week and all those who register can enter a draw to receive free VIP tickets to watch either Liverpool or Arsenal.
Morgana will be showing a whole range of its bookletmakers, PUR binders, card cutters, Valiani cutting tables and folders.
Konica will be showing a number of its bizhub Presses, while Vivid will be showing Matrix laminators and Easymount gluing systems.
Baker said the manufacturers plan to tour the event, looking to host it four times a year in the north, south, east and west of England, but that they will have to “choose times carefully around other major shows”.
All three of the organisers have signed up for PrintWeekLive!, which will take place on 8 and 9 March at the Wasps Arena, Coventry. Konica plans to show its soon-to-be launched AccurioPress C2070 at the March show.