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The Print Show reveals special areas for 2017

Organisers of The Print Show have announced further details of the special areas that will feature at this year’s event.

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The Business Seminar Theatre will once again play host to a number of specialist speakers from across the print market and related industries

Taking place from October 11th to 13th at new venue the International Centre in Telford, The Print Show 2017 is on track to the be the largest-ever edition of the event, with organisers having secured a host of new and returning exhibitors.

While the likes of Vivid Laminating, Morgana Systems, Intec Printing Solutions, Premier Paper and Grafityp have signed up to return, a number of new names will also feature on the show floor this year, including Epson, which has pledged to bring a host of kit to the event.

With organisers continuing to work to bring more leading brands to the show, visitors will be interested to learn that many of the popular special features from previous editions of the show will also return.

The Business Seminar Theatre will again play host to a wide range of speakers, each of which will be offering advice and help on a number of industry issues

One such area is the Printers’ Bazaar, which organisers have confirmed will be at The Print Show for a second consecutive year after a successful debut in 2016. This feature will once again house six areas, each of which focused on a certain sector of the industry that has been highlighted for its growth opportunities.

Visitors can drop in on the ‘Special FX Station’ for information on adding value to print, or the ‘Packaging Pavilion’, to learn more about the opportunities in this expanding sector. Also set to feature is the ‘Textile Trading Post’ for all visitors’ textile print and soft signage needs, as well as the ‘3D Print Express’, which is set to be one of the most innovative areas of the show. In addition, ‘The Branding Box’ will showcase promotional and personalised print, with the ‘The Label Loft’ looking at all things label.

Fancy a pint? The Printer’s Arms will be making a welcome return to The Print 
Show this year 

Elsewhere in the International Centre, the Business Seminar Theatre will again play host to a wide range of speakers, each of which will be offering advice and help on a number of industry issues. 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.

If you are keen to polish up on your computer skills and picks up some helpful hints on the way, then the Software Training Theatre is for you. With input from leading developers Adobe and Quark, as well as a number of key MIS, RIP, CRM and e-commerce platforms, this zone gives visitors the chance to learn how to improve the profitability and efficiency of their business.

Visitors will also be pleased to hear that the Traditional Print Masterclasses, one of the most popular features since the show’s debut back in 2015, will return this year. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to cast their mind back in time and see some of the technology that helped shape the modern print market.

Visitors will also be pleased to hear that the Traditional Print Masterclasses, one of the most popular features since the show’s debut back in 2015, will return this year

And if after all of this you need a bit of rest and relaxation, then look no further than The Printers’ Arms, the event’s very own pub, which will once again open its doors to visitors in October. Here, you can take a load off, have some good food, sink a pint or two, and network with industry colleagues or customers new and old.

With organisers also yet to reveal the detailed content programme for each of these areas, as well as the final exhibitor list and even more special features, there is plenty more to be excited about ahead of this year’s edition of The Print Show.  

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