The second Print Efficiently event is to take place in October at the IFS showrooms in Perivale, Middlesex. Core event partners Kodak, IFS/Horizon and Apex Digital Graphics/Ryobi have announced that visitors will be able to see live demonstrations of their latest digital and litho printing technologies and automated finishing systems over a two-week period beginning on 8th October.
Print Efficiently combines the expertise of pre-press, press and post-press suppliers who will be on hand to showcase the most efficient production solutions with the latest technology across key sectors of the short-run, commercial printing sectors. Partners already named for the 2012 event include: Roland DG with wide format print solutions, KAS Paper Systems Ltd with mailroom inserting and wrapping machines, PDC (Perfect Document Creation) showing coil binding solutions, and Lake Image Systems with camera verification systems. Shuttleworth Business Systems will demonstrate its MIS solutions and provide the JDF workflow and the paper and substrates partner is Antalis McNaughton.
Pat Holloway, Kodak UK Marketing Manager says: “Last year’s event proved immensely popular with visitors and was a great success for us. This kind of collaborative exercise gives us a unique platform to demonstrate real working solutions and discuss production efficiencies in a far more hands-on and relaxed atmosphere than at exhibitions. This year we will be building-in opportunities for discussion and debate. We are planning some seminars and forum features to give visitors the chance to ask questions and discuss their business needs. With the range of processes on demonstration – digital and litho, from pre-press to mailroom – there really is something for everyone.”
Bryan Godwyn, Joint Managing Director of Intelligent Finishing Systems adds: “With showroom space the best part of 1,000m2 and such a broad spread of high quality partners, Print Efficiently really does offer something special; this is a very solution-focused event. Items produced will range from one-off photobooks and posters, and calendars and crash-lock boxes to printed sections folded and bound into soft and hard-back books… and everything in between. Because we have the benefit of such a wide resource base and there are no pressures of time, it means that visitors really can get to grips with end-to-end production processes that will help them to drive their businesses forward.”
For Apex Digital Graphics, litho printing partner at the 2012 event, Sales and Marketing Director Neil Handforth comments: “We are delighted to be involved in Print Efficiently 2012. This style of event is ever more critical in the promotion of equipment in the graphic arts industry. It is an ideal format in which to promote the latest machine options to busy printers. The focus of the Apex exhibit will be a Ryobi 925 SRA1-format offset litho press – an 8-up conventional press that can be created as a hybrid printing solution with the inclusion of Kodak Prosper digital printing heads.”
The presentation will incorporate both video and handout information on the potential for this Ryobi / Kodak combination press, as well as the Ryobi hardware.
Print Efficiently 2011 attracted more than 350 visitors, including agencies and customers from Scandinavia and continental Europe. It is estimated that orders valued in excess of £2.5m resulted from the event.
Print Efficiently 2012
When: October 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18
Where: IFS, 11 Aintree Road, Perivale, Middlesex UB6 7LE Tel: 020 8997 8053