Major names sign up for Print Innovations

Print Innovations which runs alongside Packaging Innovations at the NEC in Birmingham on 27-28 February 2013, reports record exhibitor bookings as major names sign up.
The emphatic support from Hewlett Packard, BPIF Cartons, DuPont UK, IPIA, AMS, Friedheim, Esko, Fristan, The Duncan Print Group and Impression Technology Europe reflects the show’s success in just its second year with these major names looking to benefit from the broad range of brands who visit the show.

Print Innovations showcases the latest technologies and concepts to achieve quick turnaround, brand differentiation and time-acceleration to market.   

“Esko has been involved with easyFairs’ packaging show since inception because of the high quality visitors it attracts which has been essential in enabling us to create and foster rewarding long term partnerships,” says business manager for UK & Eire Paul Bates. “It also attracts all the different stakeholders within the packaging chain from concept to shelf which is great for Esko as our products are utilised in all these areas. Those factors combined with the central location, ease of access and facilities at the NEC make it a rewarding show for us and our customers to attend.”

Esko’s emphasis at this year’s show will be on Color Engine 12 and its integration with PantoneLIVE. Color Engine 12 provides packaging and label professionals with an integrated solution for accurate colour reproduction. It builds on spectral data to define ink profiles and effectively manages spot colours as well as creating and managing multi-ink profiles, crucial for colour accurate extended gamut printing and digital printing. 
Impression Technology Europe will debut in the UK the new Eclipse LF3 digital label cutter and slitter which handles intricate cutting and slitting to a fine specification. Its current pairing it with the compact Rapid X1 ensures that this complete label production platform is also space-efficient.

“We see Packaging Innovations and Print Innovations as a fantastic opportunity to meet new potential customers,” comments managing director Roy Burton. “We could not be happier that we have chosen to exhibit once again at the NEC show, especially having the new Eclipse LF3 and look forward to a fantastic show.”
Pharmaceutical/healthcare packaging operations Firstan has made printing history by becoming the UK’s first carton manufacturer to buy a Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press for folding cartons in 2013. 

“After a successful show last February at Packaging Innovations we are looking forward to exhibiting again in 2013,” comments production director Paul Hartwig. “We will be demonstrating our investment in leading edge technology in Business Automation Workflow and our advanced inspirational Digital 3D packaging solutions giving greater efficiency in reducing design approval cycle time.”