The Print Show 2017

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Rather than just another corporate orientated event, The Print Show will also work to provide a fun and entertaining celebration of the industry's culture and history.

This is of key importance, as if the industry is to thrive and prosper into the future, today's brand managers, marketers, and media buyers from across the UK need to understand print's legacy and the value of printed products in a modern context.

  • INSPIRING NEW PROFIT AVENUES

    A key factor that distinguishes The Print Show from exhibitions with a similar sector focus over the years is its dedication to educating and inspiring its visitors in regards to new business diversification avenues.

    In 2016 a key highlight was the launch of The Printers’ Bazaar, which was one of the most celebrated sections of The Print Show as it provided six 'shops' that would give visitors insight into businesses in a box that required a low capital investment, but are capable of producing high-margin products and services.

THE PRINTERS' BAZAAR

The printers Bazaar
  • A key factor that distinguishes The Print Show from exhibitions with a similar sector focus over the years is its dedication to educating and inspiring its visitors in regards to new business diversification avenues.

    In 2016 it launched The Printers' Bazaar, which was one of the most celebrated sections of The Print Show as it provided six 'shops' that would give visitors insight into businesses in a box that required a low capital investment, but are capable of producing high-margin products and services.

    What defines a commercial or high-street print business today has changed very significantly from even a decade ago. No longer are they demarcated into vertical markets that cater for a clear set of products and services.

  • Rather, thousands have diversified to offer a wide range of products, with single businesses capable of offering major litho runs alongside bespoke promotional print products.

    Today print-service-providers need to make the same transition of realising their ‘product’ is not just ink on substrate, but translating a customer’s objectives into physical communication with their target market.

    The Printers' Bazaar is designed to help with this exact issue, providing a cornucopia of product examples, on-going live training, and in-depth expert insight into how they can better deliver for their customers. In 2017 some of its shops have kept their leases, but there also some brand new entrepreneurial businesses on the Bazaar.

TRADITIONAL PRINT MASTERCLASSES

Print Masterclasses
  • The Traditional Print Masterclasses will transport you hundreds of years into the golden age of print’s past, as experts in the fields of letterpress, intaglio printing, and iron hand presses rub shoulders with master bookbinders, paper-makers, and modern foiling specialists.

    At 2016's event The Grange, Kluge International, Signature Bindings, Griffen Mill, and St Brides Foundation all ran workshops in their own specialism that allowed visitors to get hands on and produce their very own piece of print history.

  • The rich industrial heritage of the United Kingdom is celebrated around the world, a shining example of a cultural dedication to hard work, innovation, and pioneering spirit.

    A core part of this legacy is its printing industry, which remains the fifth largest in the entire world. And while of course it is important to understand where our industry is headed, The Print Show believes celebrating this history and bringing its art forms to life is an important part of its mission to ensure the UK print community continues to be held in such high regard.

THE PRINTER'S ARMS

The printers arms
  • One of the key highlights of The Print Show is that it has its very own pub.

    The Printer's Arms, a place to take a load off, have some good food, sink a pint or two, and network with industry colleagues or customers new and old.

  • The Printer’s Arms was founded to support one of the most important activities at any trade show, networking. The saying 'people buy from people' is very true, and being able to sit down one-to-one in a relaxed and warm atmosphere without having to leave the exhibition hall is a fantastic asset to have.

SOFTWARE TRAINING AND BUSINESS SEMINAR THEATRES

The Adobe Software Theatre
  • The Software Theatre at The Print Show this autumn promises to demonstrate the latest in the ever-increasing sophistication of computer packages that have transformed the industry.

    From Adobe Indesign, to Quark Xpress and a range of pre-press and MIS software, there is a wide selection of packages to choose from that could improve a printer’s efficiency or output quality. Some are more expensive, some are more compatible, and some are more easy to use. The question is, which one is best, or, rather, is right for you?

  • In 2017 The Print Show will host an expanded Business Seminar Theatre that will host both riveting celebrity speakers and industry experts that will offer you their insight on how to grow your business.

    Whether it is sales training to increase your raw revenue income, gaining insight into how to craft your social media marketing strategy, or understanding the commercial value of environmental certification systems, there will be a talk or workshop to suit you.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

  • STRONG LEADS

    Graham Harris

    The Print Show exceeded our expectations with over 100 strong leads achieved, including some overseas visitors who expressed interest in becoming a distributor.

    - Graham Harris, Tech-ni-Fold

  • VERY BUSY

    Ian Melville

    Overall we were pleased with how the show went, coming away with some very exciting leads making us very busy following up all the leads that we generated.

    - Ian Melville, Intec Printing Systems

  • GREAT OPPORTUNITY

    Bryan Godwyn

    We had a good number of visitors and it was a great opportunity to meet so many of our existing customers. We were also able to start some very good conversations and relationships.

    - Bryan Godwyn, IFS

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