IPEX, the international print technology and equipment event, is to close after a period of consultation with the industry.

By offering a combination of trusted brands, consistent products and OEM partnerships combined with ‘Best in Class’ manufacturing, Flint Group was well positioned at IPEX to help printers extend their printing capability in respect to new substrates and targeting new market sectors.

Post IPEX 2017, exhibitors have reflected on the past week at the NEC and their successes at the print industry’s event.

IPEX 2017 organisers announce that Ricoh have concluded a deal at the show with Direct CD’s, to supply a top of the line Ricoh Pro C7100, 5 colour digital printer.

Europa Print and Mailing Solutions signed a deal at IPEX for a Tharstern Management Information System that will be crucial to long-term growth plans where turnover is predicted to jump by over 50% to £4million within two years.

IPEX 2017 organisers confirmed that exhibitors are reporting brisk business during the show. Exhibitors including; Duplo, Fastbind, Friedheim International Ltd, International Finishing Systems (IFS), Lamina, Midland Machinery Supplies, Ricoh and Watkiss have each confirmed that they have sold a number of pieces of equipment from their stands.

Presstek are having great success from IPEX, the UK’s most prestigious print event taking place October 31-November 3, in Birmingham, England. Presstek (stand B375) is featuring new LED UV curing technology for its 34DI ECO-UV digital offset press. Visitors are gravitating towards the large display of printed samples, many being printed live. Visitors are also engaging with DI press experts to discuss the range of capabilities that the 34DI ECO-UV offers and how it can help them win new business.

Presstek, LLC, the leading provider of eco-friendly printing solutions, has premieres the Presstek 34DI ECO-UV digital offset press at IPEX. The press’ integrated LED-UV technology – branded ECO-UV – is energy efficient, generates very little heat and produces no ozone. Colors pop with the environmentally-friendly technology that instantly cures ink to any substrate, including synthetic paper, plastic, vinyl, foil-laminated sheets, card or label stock, or paperboard. The latest UV advancement, combined with Presstek’s chemistry-free on-press imaging technology, accelerates overall turnaround and increases a printer’s range of products to include packaging, gift cards, loyalty cards, hang tags, labels, tickets and more.

Heidelberg, Agfa and Enfocus will be joining Tharstern on its stand H320 at IPEX for a series of breakfast discussions on latest developments in management information systems (MIS).

Helloprint is the fastest growing online print platform in Europe and currently serves over 200,000 customers in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Germany and Ireland with over 3,000 print products. Helloprint is headquartered in Rotterdam, the international customer experience center is located in Valencia.

Newtown has partnered with European company LYNX to bring these machines for the first time the UK market and will be the exclusive agent for the machines. If you’re currently applying hot melt and cold glues by hand to any form of print, point of sale or packaging materials then Newtown can help you reduce costs and speed up your production process!

Vivid’s sales director Richard Marlow said, “The new Omni-Flow will laminate & foil up to 1000 SRA3 sheets unattended, saving both time and money. It’s a truly revolutionary product and can be set-up in seconds, at least 5 times quicker than traditional feeders.”

Ricoh brings ‘print partnership’ to life at this year’s IPEX 2017, as it showcases two innovative new technologies, supported by a dedicated team of industry experts who will be on hand to help visitors understand the best stocks and materials to deliver growth opportunities.

The industry is set for IPEX 2017, Informa Exhibitions, the organisers of IPEX 2017 have confirmed that all is in place and that exhibitors and speakers are ready to receive visitors at the NEC next week. This year IPEX returns to Birmingham and the theme of the show is ‘Print In Action’ providing visitors with the unmissable opportunity to see the latest print technologies and applications.

Cosmo Films, a leading manufacturer of speciality BOPP films and CPP films will be showcasing its range of premium lamination films at the upcoming IPEX 2017 show – UK’s largest and most prestigious print solutions event, scheduled to take place from 31st October to 3rd November 2017 in Birmingham, UK.

Tecnau joins its UK distributor Intelligent Finishing System (IFS), at IPEX 2017 under the slogan “Meet the Experts”.  The show, which will run from October 31 to November 03 in Birmingham, is one of the UK’s longest-running print exhibitions.

pixartprinting, the leading European online printing company, will this year exhibit for the first time at IPEX 2017.The company sees this renowned global event as an opportunity to meet in person the graphic arts professionals with whom it has been working for years. "As well as those who are already aware of our services and who appreciate what we have to offer, there is a world of professionals out there that could find pixartprinting to be their perfect technology partner, offering high-quality printed items in an extremely short turnaround and at very competitive prices", commented Federico Gonzalez, Head of Marketing & Sales at pixartprinting. This is a big plus for those who do not have in-house access to the specialist technologies offered by pixartprinting's comprehensive range of printing machinery. The company's unending desire to innovate has produced a vast catalogue that is constantly being updated, with products ranging from classics like business cards and posters to products not often found online, such as food-safe packaging with special finishes.

KDX, a world leader in the manufacture of advanced polymer materials including Thermal Laminating Films, BOPP Wet Films and 3D Lenticular solutions, will be exhibiting its latest portfolio of laminating films and ‘Glasses-free’ 3D products at IPEX. Its objective is to help UK and global print and packaging businesses gain an appreciation of what the future of printing and packaging could be and what can be achieved now.

Informa Exhibitions today announces the Dscoop Theatre programme which is set to run over day two and three at IPEX 2017 (1st and 2nd November). The programme includes interactive sessions highlighting the latest print innovations, applications and products in commercial print. There will also be expert panel discussions, where Dscoop members will be on hand to talk about topics which are most important in today’s printing industry.

Visitors are being encouraged to make the most of Antalis’ expert advice and support through its ‘Challenge Antalis’ initiative at this year’s IPEX 2017, and discover the endless possibilities of wide-format printing.

At IPEX 2017, Sun Chemical (stand G220C) is presenting its latest innovations in the field of low-energy printing for the sheet-fed commercial and packaging and the narrow web label markets.

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