A number of fresh exhibitors have recently signed up for The Print Show as its starting date nears, and some are beginning to announce the equipment they will be bringing.
One of the bigger names, Canon, will be showcasing its roll-to-roll Océ Colorado 1640 wide-format printer, the first to utilise its UVgel curable ink system, which was unveiled last year.
Canon director of industrial and production solutions Duncan Smith said that exhibiting at the Midlands show will give the manufacturer an “exciting opportunity” for visitors to explore Canon’s range, and that it will also provide networking opportunities.
“Canon combines heavy investment in research and development and dedication to launching disruptive technologies to help customers face today’s complex business challenges,” said Smith.
Another of the show’s big names, Epson, has announced a “kaleidoscope of digital printing solutions” for its stand, including its SureColor SC-80600 and SC-S60600 eco-solvent printers, which its calls the top selling eco-solvent technology in its class in Western Europe.
Epson, which has recently used expos to showcase the breadth of applications produced by its range of machines, will be exhibiting display work from designer Richard Quinn, who opened his Richard Quinn Print Studio in Peckham, London earlier this year.
Epson sales manager Phil McMullin said: “Epson has a large presence at this show and we believe we will turn heads, win hearts and change minds.
“We have a battery of printers, an array of applications and an army of experts on hand to help commercial printers enhance their production and develop new profitable sources of income in emerging markets.”
Other recently confirmed exhibitors include Watkiss and Quality Print Services (QPS), with Watkiss bringing to the show a recently launched Plasti 350 XP single and double-sided laminator, a PowerSquare 224 bookletmaking system and a Lega 420 perfect binder, while wide-format kit reseller QPS will be showing a range of Nazdar inks and Longier UV printers.
“We expect to meet plenty of print firms who are looking to add wide-format technology to their existing equipment, either to investigate potential markets or to satisfy an existing requirement,” said QPS managing director Chris Bailey.