Education, Training, Entertainment

We work very hard to ensure that a day spent walking its floorspace is well worth your time. Visitors to The Print Show can not only access free expert training, hands on demonstrations, and technical insight into profitable new areas of business diversification; but they can try their hand at printing on presses more than 200 years old, and even learn from expert sales trainers and business consultants—all under one roof. Our mission is  to ensure you come away with a show experience that is not only profitable, but highly memorable, and enjoyable.

A Cracking Day Out

The  comment we hear most from visitors to The Print Show is that not only is it a great place to scope out the latest technology and get a good deal, but it is a fun, entertaining, and informative day out.

The three special visitor attractions at The Print Show seek to celebrate the past, provide insights into maximising your business in the present, and plan new horizons of growth for the future. The UK print industry is an incredibly diverse sector that is full of highly creative and hard-working entrepreneurs, and The Print Show seeks to relevant to each and every one, check out what is in store for 2018 below. 


The Traditional Print Masterclass

The Print Show 2018 will play host to six masters of their craft housed in a recreation of a traditional print house and showcasing skills ranging from hand bookbinding to letterpress and iron hand press printing, not to mention die-cutting, and speciality foiling.  What is important to note is that each of these demonstrations will be run by experts who still use this technology in their businesses today to produce high-quality unique print products. The Print Show ardently believes that it is important to celebrate the impressive technological heritage and cultural history and legacy of the UK print industry.

The Printers Bazaar

One of the biggest challenges facing commercial printers in the UK today is how to increase the profitability of their business in a market that is stable and only showing growth in a limited number of its core sectors. The aim of The Printers Bazaar is to provide an in-depth insight into print for packaging, label printing, textile-based graphics, large-format print, promotional printing, and speciality print finishing. Each of these are strong growth sectors that a commercial printer can diversify into and play to their strengths. Each of these six zones will feature live technology demonstrations, as well as free training and consultancy from experts in these fields. 


The Business Seminar Theatre

Whether it is targeted sales training, business diversification seminars, or in-depth talks on the major technology and economic trends influencing the UK commercial print industry, there will be something at The Business Seminar Theatre that will be of real value to your business. With more than 30 individual drop in sessions—all of which are free and open access to visitors without any need to pre-book—this is a visitor attraction that provides amazing added value to a day spent at The Print Show.

The Golden Ticket

The Golden Ticket Prize Draw runs every year and has become a real highlight of The Print Show. Every pre-registered visitor receives a personalised print invitation to the show with a Golden Ticket attached to it. To enter the draw, they just need to bring it to The Print Show and have it scanned on the door.

In 2018 there will be more than £9,000 worth of prizes, and every day of The Print Show three lucky visitors will be independently drawn at 12.00, 14.00, and 16.00.  At the 2017 show Epson provided a Sure Color SC-T5200 large format printer worth £2,300 as the star prize. Not only does The Golden Ticket prize draw celebrate the beauty and impact of print through the production of a beautiful speciality printed and finished mail piece, but it is also proves the power of personalised print driven by variable data printing technology.


The Software Training Theatre

In today’s highly-competitive UK print industry every competitive edge counts, whether that is your turnaround times, the creativity of your design department, control of wastage, the consistent quality of your print products, or making sure your print technology is run as efficiently as possible. At The Software Training Theatre you can access everything from free training on Adobe software packages, through to in-depth insights into the tangible benefits of the latest management information systems and advanced colour control software. 

“It’s been nice to meet people that we haven’t spoken with before. We have had a steady flow of visitors and we have been able to get plenty of good leads.”

Mark Szeliga, Canon

“The Print Show has yet proved again it is important to get in front of companies that are interested in purchasing new equipment.”

Chris Hope, RGB

“We have had sales during the show. We’ve also spoken to plenty of people that are genuinely thinking about investing in OKI kit, and that’s great for us.”

Andrew Hall, OKI