The third edition of The Print Show will take place from October 11 to 13 at new venue the International Centre in Telford, known locally as the ‘Birthplace of Industry’. Featuring some of the biggest names from across the print industry, visitors will be able to find out more about the latest technology in all areas of the print production process
Epson is the latest major name to confirm its attendance at The Print Show. The digital print heavyweight has secured a 120 sq. m stand at this year’s show. The manufacturer had a presence at both the 2015 and 2016 exhibitions through value added reseller Colourbyte, which reported strong interest in Epson technology from visitors.
Phil McMullin, UK Sales Manager Pro Graphics at Epson UK, said that the success of Colourbyte at previous editions of the show was a major factor in the company committing to its own stand for the first time, and also cited the event’s new venue in Telford as a key point for the manufacturer.
“We attended the first two shows in a very successful partnership with Epson reseller Colourbyte, but given the new location at the Telford International Centre, and Epson’s long-standing manufacturing presence in the town, as our main European ink plant is located there, we decided to maximise the opportunity by attending The Print Show 2017 as Epson,” McMullin explained.
He added: “Colourbyte generated a huge number of sales leads from both the previous exhibitions, which they converted into numerous sales of Epson large format printers, media and ink.”
Although the event is still more than eight months away, McMullin said Epson already has a good idea of what it would like to achieve over the three days in October, revealing that the company will showcase its full range of SureColor Photo, Textile and Signage printing solutions from 24” to 64” in width.
“We will be demonstrating a wide range of applications, showing how to enter new profitable markets and generate incremental business,” McMullin said, adding: “Needless to say, there will be some compelling show deals available for attendees who visit our stand.”
Global digital print leader Intec Printing Solutions has continued its support of The Print Show by signing up to exhibit at this year’s event.
Intec, which has taken one of the largest stands at the event, will be exhibiting for the third consecutive year and already has an idea of what it will showcase in terms of technology at the event.
Visitors can see the new Intec CS3000 digital printer, as well as a new full colour envelope printing system, a new label printing and finishing system, a label and packaging cutting system, the new range of speciality and premium effect, as well as the company’s security printing solutions.
Ian Melville, Managing Director of Intec, said: “The Print Show is a great place for Intec to meet our UK dealers and also to meet existing and new clients to show off our latest technology. At each of the last two events, we have met some great people and as a result we have sold new Intec printing systems; as a manufacturer that is what it is ultimately all about.
“The bottom line is that we are attending the Print Show in order to invite all of our UK dealers and customers to see the latest technology and products from Intec at a centrally located venue,” he added.
High degree of confidence
Finishing specialist Morgana Systems who is also returning for the third consecutive year, has revealed it has a high degree of confidence in the event. The company took one of the larger stands at both the 2015 and 2016 event, and has opted for a similar strategy this year.
Ray Hillhouse, Vice-President offline business at Morgana, was keen to praise the ongoing efforts of the organising team for their commitment to improving The Print Show, adding that Morgana has felt the full benefits of this.
Hillhouse said: “We have enjoyed two very successful events with The Print Show – it has put itself firmly on the exhibition map for the UK’s printing industry. All of that means that Morgana need to be there.”