Ashgrove Trading has paid tribute to this year’s edition of The Print Show after revealing that it was able to sign off on a number of sales deals at the event in September.

The firm has exhibited at the show on various occasions and returned again this year as it sought to build on its success in previous years.

Rolf Smith, marketing manager at Ashgrove, says the company was “hardly ever quiet” and it enjoyed a busy stand throughout.

“Our stand was hardly ever quiet across the three days, and we have sold several machines as a result,” Smith comments, adding: “The highlights were meeting a good number of existing clients, building new relationships and also networking with other suppliers in the industry.”

Smith, who is keen for Ashgrove to return next year, went on to outline three reasons why he thinks The Print Show is a critical component of the UK print calendar.

He says: “As production print—especially digital—becomes simpler and more feasible for any type of producer, a UK-based show that encompasses all types of print is increasingly relevant, rather than a collection of specialist exhibitions.

“An annual update and temperature check for the UK print industry is valuable for everyone involved; it’s well worth coming along to see what’s trending, what’s new.

“Also, the show is small enough for anyone to comfortably see everything in one day, and, for the majority of the UK print industry, it covers everything you need to see without the mind-numbing size and feet-damaging miles of Drupa.”