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Print With out Boundaries

Launched in 2015 following a niche out there for a UK-focused occasion for business print, The Print Present has since advanced and grown right into a profitable and anticipated annual date within the print calendar.

This 12 months, the occasion will run from Tuesday, September nineteenth to Thursday, September twenty first in Corridor 17 of the NEC, Birmingham.

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Run by Hyperlink Exhibitions, the sister firm to Hyperlink Publishing (the writer of Print Month-to-month and SignLink), the present sees various well-known exhibitors on the floorplan every year. The 2023 version of the occasion is ready to be a powerful one with the likes of Fujifilm UK, Liyu UK, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Doc Options, Vivid Laminating Applied sciences, Premier Paper Group, and extra all confirmed for the present.

Chris Davies, occasion director of The Print Present displays again on the present’s historical past and inception: “After different occasions moved to Exel London which wasn’t acquired effectively by each exhibitors and guests, we determined as a writer to place an occasion on for our advertisers to exhibit, and our readers to go to again in the midst of the nation, on the NEC, which is inside two hours of most in England.”

Because it was based in 2015, The Print Present has advanced with Davies describing the occasion as “now a goal for most of the main producers in print seeking to put their package in entrance of a UK viewers.” He provides: “The occasion is now established on the business calendar and has been and nonetheless is used as a platform for UK and worldwide product launches.”

Rebranded Occasion Options

The theme of the 2023 occasion is ‘Print With out Boundaries’ which refers to print not simply being ink on paper, however a various medium and a very good path to market. Forward of the place it often is presently of 12 months, The Print Present 2023 has extra main manufacturers and producers confirmed than ever earlier than with firms bringing {hardware}, software program, and paper and consumable options, providing a full providing from pre-press, to manufacturing, to ending, and every part in between.

This implies anybody within the print and graphic industries visiting The Print Present this 12 months can have entry to all of the experience, sources, demos, and samples they should make investments and develop their enterprise.

Providing experience, inspiration, recommendation, and steerage, the previously recognized Enterprise Seminar Theatre is returning for 2023 with a rebrand and refresh. The function, now often called the Data Zone, is organised by Rob Fletcher, lead contributor of Print Month-to-month and SignLink, and is ready to cowl a variety of vital business subjects. These subjects embrace diversification, packaging, search engine optimization, utilizing your web site to develop your print gross sales, traits in retail, how AI is the way forward for print, and waste administration.

Different key subjects lined can be psychological well being and wellbeing with a session held by Nicola Peacock, senior relationship supervisor at The Printing Charity and Anthony Rowell, gross sales and buyer success director of Tradeprint. The subject of bringing younger folks into the business can even be addressed by FESPA UK with the Affiliation bringing its widespread Subsequent Technology occasion to the present. For this, a panel will take a look at the best way to make the print business extra engaging to youthful folks hosted by Jay Burfield, artistic coordinator at FESPA UK Affiliation and chair of the FESPA UK Subsequent Technology Committee.

Additionally working all through the three-day occasion would be the ‘Celebrating Success’ slot which can see a speaker from a distinct profitable print enterprise every day spotlight the story of the enterprise and among the challenges and rewards that happen when working a number one print firm.

Set to carry collectively exhibitors and their prospects, The Print Present is internet hosting a Gala Dinner on the night of Wednesday September twentieth at Birmingham’s City Corridor. The night will function a three-course meal and leisure from the favored Mini Massive Band. Tickets are restricted however nonetheless obtainable and could be bought through The Print Present web site.

Returning to this 12 months’s present is the favored Golden Ticket function. Over 35,000 Golden Tickets are being posted out to these registered and all guests must do is carry theirs with with them to be in with an opportunity of successful a prize.

Revealed every day of the occasion, The Print Present can be giving out the next prizes: three £1,000 TUI vacation vouchers; three luxurious hampers; and three Amazon vouchers.  

Main Names Exhibiting

When it comes to what guests can count on to see from the occasion, {hardware} producers comparable to Fujifilm UK, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Doc Options, Morgana, Vivid Laminating Applied sciences, Liyu UK, Trotec, InkTec, and HPC Laser will all be demonstrating their newest applied sciences.

Fujifilm UK can be demonstrating the Acuity Prime flatbed

Liyu UK and Fujifilm UK can be bringing the most important presences with Fujifilm having damaged the report for the most important single stand at The Print Present, and Liyu UK having expanded its presence making it now the most important stand at The Print Present 2023.

Fujifilm UK can be specializing in two print markets specifically: Vast Format Inkjet and toner-based Print on Demand. These two areas can be demonstrated by means of its Acuity sequence with the Acuity Prime flatbed printer set to be one of many merchandise on the stand at The Print Present 2023. The producer can even be displaying the award-winning six-colour Revoria Press PC1120, monochrome Revoria E1 sequence, and the extremely versatile and accessible ApeosPro C sequence.

Guests to the Fujifilm UK stand will be capable of expertise the Revoria PC1120 toner-based press

Liyu UK can be bringing a variety of {hardware} together with the Platinum Q3 Hybrid mannequin. This machine brings the ‘wow’ issue because of having the ability to accommodate massive media comparable to 3-metre boards.

Additionally on present would be the Platinum PCT 3.2m roll-to-roll printer which is out there with both UV LED or eco solvent ink units; and the Platinum KC XL+ flatbed. The latter builds on present Platinum structure so as to add much more effectivity and performance by means of further options comparable to a cease/proceed invisible security ring, maskless mattress, reverse vacuum, and digital vacuum zoning.

On the ending aspect, Liyu UK can be demonstrating the three.2 x 2.1m Platinum Q Lower excessive precision, versatile and automatic cutter outfitted with an clever conveyor, automated digicam registration, automated software choice system, and speeds of as much as 1.5m/s.

InkTec says its focus can be showcasing its new and full vary of DTF (direct-to-film) options together with a 60cm printer, compact shaker, air air purifier, high-quality inks, cold and hot peel PET movies, and hot-melt powder.

Included within the launch of InkTec’s full vary of DTG options, each {hardware} and consumables, the corporate will showcase a brand new 3.2m roll-to-roll LED-UV JETRIX printer and its prolonged vary of suitable inks.

Guests to the Konica Minolta stand will be capable of expertise reside demonstrations of its flagship AccurioPress C14000 high-volume toner press, AccurioShine 3600 digital embellishment press with iFoilOne (for warm foil stamping), and TU-510 modern four-edge trimmer and creaser. This may showcase that it’s attainable to finish whole jobs on a single manufacturing line.

Premier Paper Group can even be onerous to overlook having chosen a big slot on the entrance of the corridor, and Vivid Laminating Applied sciences has additionally just lately expanded its house at The Print Present.

This demonstrates the excessive ranges of anticipation because the run-up to the favored occasion begins.

Quite a few print machine resellers comparable to Graphtec, Encore Equipment, Your Print Specialists, Colyer, Good Bindery Options, Aurora, D&Ok Europe, and Ashgrove Buying and selling can even be displaying a variety of {hardware}, broadening the choices on show even additional.

Encore Equipment can be demonstrating an in depth vary of ending options. The lineup will embrace the brand new Pitstop Oxo Multiskill high-speed creasing and folding answer; the Pitstop AF high-speed creasing and perforating answer; the MB PrestigeNet 38 automated pharmaceutical folding machine; and the Darix evolution gentle case-making machine.

Colyer can be showcasing applied sciences from HP, Xerox, and Summa after a profitable 2022 present; and now the principle UK distributor of the Fastbind vary of binding merchandise from Finland, Ashgrove Buying and selling can be showcasing two of the vary at The Print Present in September.

On the earth of software program, firms comparable to Accura MIS, PrintIQ, Wildcard Software program, Zaikio, Flex4, and Digital Specs, and extra will all be readily available to reveal their particular person choices.

Having exhibited at The Print Present since 2017, Flex4 is getting ready to return to the 2023 version with a portfolio of options to indicate.

This 12 months, Flex4 can be demonstrating the newest performance obtainable with its print eCommerce and personal web-to-print storefront options. This contains various thrilling new capabilities together with automated high quality checks when importing paintings.

XMPie will showcase its flagship product, XMPie PersonalEffect which permits printers to create extremely personalised and focused print communications that drive worth, engagement, and ROI.

The corporate can even showcase its Cross Media answer which permits printers to ship absolutely built-in campaigns throughout a number of channels, together with print, electronic mail, internet, social media, and cell; in addition to its newest developments in web-to-print, variable information printing, and advertising and marketing automation.

PrintIQ has positioned itself extra prominently this 12 months and is hoping to spice up the attention of automated workflow and enterprise intelligence with its highly effective cloud-based MIS answer. The corporate can have a number of consultants readily available at its stand with demonstration screens to offer the data guests require.

Commerce printers comparable to Route 1 Print, Solopress, Tradeprint, VB Media and Enterprise Banners, Commerce Embroidery, Baker Labels, Very Shows, and extra will all be utilizing their presence at The Print Present to reveal their product choices for the assorted areas of print, in addition to spotlight their commerce providing for these seeking to outsource or add further choices to their very own print companies.

Exhibitor Tradeprint is wanting ahead to bringing new workforce members to expertise The Print Present

Lastly, paper retailers comparable to PG Paper and Eliott Baxter Group can be readily available to debate their merchandise, in addition to The On-line Print Coach who can be discussing how he can assist print companies to develop and change into extra profitable, and Russell Richardson & Sons which plans to demostrate its waste administration schemes.

The complete interactive occasion floorplan is up to date recurrently and could be discovered through the Print Present web site.

Religion In Exhibitions Is Again

Following the success of business occasions comparable to FESPA in Munich, Hunkeler Innovationdays in Switzerland, Packaging Improvements in Birmingham and London, UK, and the combining of Printwear and Promotion LIVE! and Signal & Digital UK for the 2024 version, it appears commerce exhibits are nonetheless a really related and desired a part of the print and graphics business.

One exhibitor that claims you’ll be able to virtually sense the optimism about The Print Present 2023, is Tradeprint. Anthony Rowell, gross sales and buyer success director and sustainability lead on the firm, says: “We love nose to nose networking and we love getting out to see the innovation in know-how and the nice sustainability initiatives the business is delivering on.

“The Print Present is a superb incubator for brand new concepts and new partnerships and it’s a chance to satisfy with suppliers, rivals, and prospects – to catch up with out the strain of day-to-day enterprise makes an enormous distinction.”

The Print Present is a superb incubator for brand new concepts and new
partnerships and it’s a chance to satisfy with suppliers,
rivals, and prospects

Reflecting on his personal expertise with The Print Present after a profitable 2022 present, Rowell provides: “It’s been nice to see all these exhibitors signing up and I do know the workforce have been working very onerous to make sure now we have a profitable present. I just like the common contact with The Print Present workforce; it’s nice how they keep near the business and get on tour to see exhibitors of their pure setting.

The brand new and improved Data Zone function will exchange the well-known Enterprise Seminar Theatre space

“I’m wanting ahead to seeing them in Dundee sooner or later. I had a terrific expertise at this 12 months’s exhibits. Signal & Digital was gratifying and worthwhile and FESPA was extremely effectively supported. I hope commerce exhibits are again for good.”

For a web-based enterprise like Tradeprint, commerce exhibits like The Print Present present its prospects with entry to the true folks behind the corporate, one thing Tradeprint places quite a lot of emphasis on with Rowell citing the outdated saying: “Folks purchase from folks”.

On what Tradeprint is most wanting ahead to about The Print Present, Rowell says the Gala Dinner will present the house to boost business networking alternatives, and the corporate can even be bringing some new members of the workforce comparable to Marc Farmer from the client success workforce, with the occasion serving to to offer a wider context about measurement and scale and the delight Tradeprint exhibits in its business.

“This 12 months we’ll even have Santha Hope, our model new head of promoting coming together with Charlene our managing director and Rod our operations director, we’re wanting ahead to seeing as many purchasers as we will,” Rowell provides.

Resolution Makers In One Place

One other exhibitor that echoes this view is Very Shows with Kirsty Corcoran, advertising and marketing supervisor of the corporate describing occasions and exhibitions because the “good alternative” to get immediately in entrance of your audience and lift model consciousness.

Very Shows says The Print Present is a good alternative to showcase its choices and community with prospects

For Very, the principle function of exhibiting at commerce exhibits is to satisfy new and present prospects and to develop and create relationships. “Additionally, being current and letting the business know we’re right here and what we stand for within the related setting is vital to our advertising and marketing technique,” Corcoran explains.

Attributable to Covid-19, there was an enormous shift to webinars and digital occasions lately. Corcoran says regardless of how a lot our capacity to have interaction on-line grows, she actually believes it may well’t exchange face-to-face interactions and relationship constructing in our business.

“Folks bear in mind folks, and right here at Very Shows we delight ourselves on our useful customer support and creating these long-term relationships, which is more durable to do digitally. Occasions assist to humanise our enterprise,” Corcoran says.

“Additionally, by getting the business determination makers in a single place over just a few days ensures they’re actually engaged with the businesses they’re assembly, and the conversations they’re having. There may be nonetheless a spot for smaller, informative-based seminars and occasions on-line however with one thing as huge as The Print Present, face-to-face wins each time!”

In addition to gaining publicity, Corcoran provides that the corporate attends The Print Present to reveal its dedication to the business. “We promote moveable exhibition options, and it might be uncommon to not showcase them at our business’s personal exhibition. Everybody concerned within the business ought to assist our personal exhibitions, creating a bigger occasion and attracting extra guests.

“We additionally discover different exhibitors usually come on to our stand to look and study our reusable moveable show options and get impressed about how they could exhibit higher at their subsequent occasion.”

Corcoran concludes: “The Print Present has all the time had a terrific buzz about it – pre-show and throughout the present. We’re wanting ahead to speaking to everybody, in addition to displaying off some new merchandise that we haven’t exhibited earlier than. We additionally benefit from the reside component, posting on social media all through the day and linking with the occasion and prospects on-line.”

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