The Print Show Media Pack 2024


Introduction Since launching back in 2005, the core goal of The Print Show has been to inspire visitors and provide them with the tools they need to be successful in the modern market. As The Print Show enters its eighth year, this remains our focus, with the show continuing to support attendees from all manner of backgrounds. Taking place from September 17th to 19th in Hall 17 of the NEC in Birmingham, The Print Show 2024 will play host to a range of companies from all corners of the print industry, each eager to speak with visitors about their latest products and solutions and how these can support business growth. Unique opportunity The Print Show remains the only major event dedicated to the UK print industry. Those who exhibit at the show gain access to an audience of thousands of potential customers from all areas of the industry, as well as have the opportunity to network with other businesses and discuss new ideas for growth. Our cost-effective stand packages offer an affordable solution for companies of all shapes and sizes to exhibit at the show, while our dedicated team will be on hand every step of the way to offer support and guidance to those exhibiting. Diverse floorplan We firmly believe The Print Show is an event for any manufacturer, supplier or distributor working in the print industry, providing them with the ideal platform to display their new products. From printing presses and finishing technology to materials, consumable and software solutions. The Print Show is the most effective way to connect with thousands of potential customers across the UK. We are very proud of our diverse exhibitor list. Since day one, we have sought to address the needs of visitors from across the industry, and this has been a continuing theme over the years. No matter which area of print you are active in, The Print Show 2024 is the place to showcase your latest solutions to a wideranging audience of thousands. CHRIS DAVIES, Event director MEET LEARN SEE SELL £ 2024 NEC Birmingham 17-19 September anetworkingopportunity like no other •KNOWLEDGE ZONE •DIGITAL PRINTING •LARGE FORMAT •PRE-PRESS •SOFTWARE •FINISHING •PAPER

2015 The Print Show makes its debut at the NEC NEC Birmingham 2016 A host of new exhibitors feature in year two NEC Birmingham 2017 The Print Show takes over the entire Telford International Centre Telford 2018 Record visitor numbers for the return to the NEC NEC Birmingham 2019 The Print Show celebrates five years NEC Birmingham 2022 Showcases the many growth opportunities NEC Birmingham 2023 Welcoming new and returning exhibitors to the NEC NEC Birmingham 2024 Celebrating eight years of supporting the UK industry NEC Birmingham Why exhibit To put it simply, no other event in the UK offers manufacturers and suppliers the opportunity to showcase their solutions to diversified audience of decision-makers. At The Print Show, we recognise that print is so much more than putting ink on paper. For that reason, we commit to working with solutions providers from all areas of the market to ensure they have a platform on which to display their latest products. Our commitment to diversification and addressing wider trends also covers visitors, with The Print Show welcoming attendees from other markets outside of print but with strong links to the industry, maximising the impact for those who exhibit. Whether you are displaying a printer or wide-format machine, or perhaps demonstrating new finishing equipment or software, The Print Show is the ideal destination to drive interest and generate quality leads. Over35kvisitor since 2015 The Print Show has celebratedsevenyears INK WIDE PAPER PRESS Figures taken from our 2023 event VISITORS: —˜™š EXHIBITORS: š˜ SPEAKERS: œž TOTAL: —¡¡œ 2023 figures

What’s on Companies exhibiting at The Print Show and their latest solutions will always be the primary attraction for visitors, but for those in attendance, the event offers several special features to help maximise their visit. After a hugely successful revamp last year, the Knowledge Zone will return to The Print Show in 2024, once again offering those in attendance the opportunity to sit in on sessions with a whole host of expert speakers from within the print industry and further afield. Topics up for discussion this year range from business growth and sustainability to SEO and artificial intelligence. Also returning this year will be the Networking Café, offering both visitors and exhibitors the opportunity to take time away from the busy show floor. The ‘Golden Ticket’ prize draw will also again offer attendees the chance to win plenty of fantastic prizes. In addition, back by popular demand is the Gala Dinner. Running on the evening of the middle day of the show, the Gala Dinner will again serve as a celebration of the UK print industry, inviting exhibitors to join together for a night of food, drink GALA DINNER GALA DINNER GOLDEN TICKET Monty Don, Nick Hewer and Frank Bruno MBE appeared at the 2022 show. Bring this ticket to the show so you can enter the prize draw worth £10,000+ Print without barriers Above and left: The Golden Ticket for the 2023 Print Show and entertainment. The 2024 Gala Dinner will take place at the National Motorcycle Museum, located just a stone’s throw away from the NEC, making it easy to access for those staying on site.

0117 980 5049❘ Luke Stoneham 01172 356013 Chris Davies 01172 356012 Link Exhibitions Limited Unit D, Link House, Britton Gardens, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 1TF EXHIBITIONS @printshowluke luke stoneham @ichrisdavies77 chris davies Issue 329 - February 2022 Healeys hails Ricoh EDGE The print company has praised the business development programme Page 08 Toner-based Presses Carys Evans explores the latest enhancements and their benefits Page 41 Agfa Jeti Tauro H3300 UV LED Brian Sims looks at some of the latest updates to this printer range Page 32 Mutoh Europe unveils printers A new generation of digital inkjet printers have been launched Page 14 Nazdar confirms new CEO Richard Bowles is stepping into the role with immediate effect Page 24 Guillotines Rob Fletcher finds out what’s new and what this technology can offer Page 51 45 Entry Points Focus On T The first port of call was a tour of the Hunkeler equipment that was on show and it did not disappoint. There was a significant focus on automation and cutting times of certain jobs, which was represented by the launch of the Generation-8-series of production lines, a world first in terms of book production. This was cemented by the CS8 cutter. The Gen8 line is able to work on books of different sizes – one up, two up or three up, and changes these sizes fully automatically. All Gen8 modules switch fully automatically. This job used to take 15 minutes and has now been slashed to an impressive 15 seconds. Also on display was the HL8 laser module, which has been designed to take production in the security print sector to another level. Witnessing how fast this machine goes is difficult to describe – it takes a while to even notice the laser as it finishes the job so quickly. Applying laser-made marks provides a higher level of security – something that is important with tickets and vouchers so that they cannot be easily replicated and forged. A clear focus on book production, the SD7 stacker showed what is really meant by ‘book of one’. Robin Brown of Friedheim International, which is Hunkeler’s agent in the UK, says: “It makes a different book every time. A simple movement that splits the books – a real book of one.” This is obviously just a small snapshot of what Hunkeler itself had to offer at Innovationdays, but there was also a focus on the packaging side of things. An encore Open a box of tablets, or anything that requires information, and you will find a neatly folded information sheet. Fun fact for those not in the packaging or pharmaceutical industry – in pharmaceutical instances, this is only allowed to be one page long. With a focus on pharmaceutical packaging, Paul Davidson, sales manager for Encore Machinery, explained that the range of equipment that was part of the production line resulted in only one person needed to operate it. On display was the Matthias Bauerle (MB)/ Pitstop high-speed high capacity creasing and folding system, which can produce creased and folded products up to 14k/h. Davidson explains: “This system can run with additional out feed modules, allowing for production of many folded and creased products in one pass.” Also on the stand was the MB Autoset B4 23k/h high capacity, fully automatic inserting system running with continuous feeding from a roll, fully automatic folding unit with selective insertion and full data integrity. Encore also highlighted the MB/GUK group high capacity miniature folding system with the Hunkeler CS8, GUK FA 53/10-4-AT, MV11/1 knife unit, Turn and Tab module and CTM Event Spotlight Hunkeler Innovationdays A positive force 53 March 2019 After travelling to Switzerland to attend Hunkeler Innovationdays, Genevieve Lewis reviews the energising industry event that demonstrates just why print is still a force to be reckoned with Hunkeler Innovationdays was held in Lucerne, Switzerland Issue 238 - July 2022 The Print Hive The wide-format company is celebrating ten years in business Page 18 EFI debuts new printers The company used CMYUK’s training centre in Shrewsbury for the launch Page 10 Spandex unifies group All its group companies are being unified in Europe and Australia Page 08 imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S Brian Sims explores this machine from Canon and its signage capabilities Page 16 Franchises Rob Fletcher finds out the benefits to purchasing and selling in this way Page 35 FESPA confirms future events The association has confirmed new and returning events for 2023 & 2024 Page 13 25Focus On Signage for Pride 31 February 2020 There has been no escaping the significant growth of wide-format print in recent years. Whether it’s traipsing the halls of events like The Print Show and seeing first-hand the kit on offer, or flicking through the pages of SignLink and reading headlines about new releases, the wide-format market continues to expand. Many sign-makers have already taken advantage of this ongoing trend by moving outside of their traditional remit, investing in new kit and taking on wide-format print work of all kinds. But with so many making the move, is there room for more competition? And if so, what sort of kit does your business need to make a successful transition into the wide-format print arena? Myriad of opportunities One of the major names in wide-format print technology is Epson. Phil McMullin, sales manager, ProGraphics, at Epson UK, says an in-house wide-format printing capability is essential in the modern market for any proactive sign-maker. “There are myriad branding opportunities to be had in end customers, often at very short notice, so outsourcing is no longer an effective or profitable mode of operation,” McMullin comments, adding: “Having your own printer allows you complete control over colour matching, image quality and response times, while also retaining the maximum available profit in a job. “If you choose the right print manufacturer to partner with, you can unlock a whole world of profitable applications from vehicle wraps, billboards and soft signage to décor, wallpaper, floor graphics, window graphics, point-of-sale and much more.” With this in mind, McMullin draws attention to some of the entry-level printers available from Epson to help sign-makers establish their own wide-format print offering. For indoor work, McMullin says aqueous inks are a solid choice, citing the SureColor SC-T3100 A1 poster printer as a suitable hardware solution, being priced at just over £1,000 plus VAT. For more serious signage applications, outdoor durable prints and larger POS work, McMullin says the eco-solvent SureColor SC-S40600 offers good value at around £10,000 plus VAT. In terms of textile print work, small soft signage and personalised gifts, McMullin cites the SureColor SC-F500 with dye-sublimation inks, with a ticket price of less than £1,800 plus VAT. Cost effective Elsewhere, Agfa Graphics also has a number of entry-level options on offer to the market. Bobby Grauf, sales manager for the UK and Ireland, says investment in such kit will help create new revenue streams through new applications, thanks How can sign-makers enter the world of wide-format with entry-level equipment? Enter the arena Business Opportunities Wide-Format Print Part One With wide-format print having been regarded as a popular expansion market for some time, Rob Fletcher finds out what opportunities remain for sign-makers Whether you are a manufacturer looking to display a large printing press, or a software developer seeking a more intimate stand, The Print Show is the ideal platform to do so. In addition to your place at the event, booking a stand secures access to a host of additional benefits. Link Exhibitions has no limitation on marketing to our database of over 24,000 industry contacts spanning the graphic arts and visual communications sectors. Utilising industry leading magazine titles Print Monthly and SignLink, each with an individual circulation of 10,000 copies per month, your attendance at the show will be promoted long before the doors open. Cost of Exhibiting BOOK YOUR SPACE at the 2024 Print Show 0117 980 5049 SPACE ONLY PACKAGE Floor space „ †‡ per sq metre +VAT Includes: Exhibition floor space Shell walls Carpet Fascia Fascia measure 300mm deep All posts measure 40mm x 40mm SHELL SCHEME PACKAGE Includes: Exhibition floor space Overnight cleaning Ideal for exhibitors with custom built stands Space Only Package Shell Scheme Package EXHIBITING AT THE ‡ • PRINT SHOW The Print Show is designed as an event for companies of all sizes to exhibit. For this reason, we offer a series of affordable stand packages that make exhibiting at the event incredibly cost effective. „ –† per sq metre +VAT 2024 Sales: 0117 980 5049 | SHOW SUPPORTERS News Channel Chris Davies EVENT DIRECTOR Luke Stoneham SALES MANAGER Page Tuck MARKETING DIRECTOR Kathryn Quinn EVENT ADMIN CO-ORDINATOR Tim Hall MEDIA SALES MANAGER MEET THE TEAM