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Organisers of The Print Show have announced that Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS) has agreed a deal to exhibit at this year’s edition of the event.

Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from October 11th to 13th, The Print Show 2016 aims to build on the success of its inaugural edition last year by bringing in even more exhibitors and visitors for the second edition of the show. A number of companies that were in attendance at the inaugural event have already signed up to return this year, while a number of other brands have confirmed that they will have a presence for the first time in October.

IFS becomes the latest company to commit for this year, agreeing to a major stand of its own in October after appearing at the event last year through a partnership with the IPIA. The finishing solutions provider will use its increased presence to show options from across its portfolio.

Speaking about the decision to sign up, Bryan Godwyn, managing director at IFS, said he believes that The Print Show can support the industry’s ongoing recovery this year and that the supplier is keen to showcase its solutions to help print companies continue their own recovery strategies.

“We attended the event last year working with the IPIA and the event went well,” Godywn said. He added: “We simply have to have a larger stand if we want to try to show IFS and our range as it should be shown and so we have decided to do just that. This way, we can show a far larger range of finishing systems and solutions.

“We are known for our quality lines and extensive range and it is never possible to show everything but taking a significant amount of space will certainly help us here.

“2015 has been a period of recovery and we expect and hope that to continue into 2016 and our customers are all faced with the same issues. They have to produce quality work on time at very keen prices.

“Every printer needs to be constantly looking at ways to improve production and this kind of event will help them find their way through the maze of issues that they face. IFS pride ourselves on helping the customer and working with them to identify bottlenecks and to tailor make solutions for the specific issues, through our modular units.”

Although the event is some way off, Godwyn said that IFS already has a few ideas as to how it will approach the show. He said that the company will display a host of core products from across the finishing sector.

“As with all our show attendances, we hope to present the capabilities of our broad portfolio, demonstrate how we can help operations improve their performance and support their growth,” Godwyn said, adding: “We will meet our existing customers and hope to talk to operations that have yet to enjoy the benefits our solutions deliver.

“We will be showing core products from our range from Horizon bookletmakers, saddlestitching perfect binders and folders to Foliant laminators. The final configuration will be decided nearer the event.”

Event director Chris Davies was quick to praise the decision of IFS to sign up for the event, explaining that by doing so, the firm has secured a prominent position on the floorplan for the 2016 show.

Davies added: “Although IFS did have a presence at the 2015 show, having their own large stand will allow them to do so much more. They will have room to display a whole host of finishing kit, as well as explain to visitors exactly how this kit can help their business grow.

“I’ve known Bryan and the IFS team for many years now and truly look forward to working with them in the build-up, during and after the event."

[Image shows Bryan Godwyn, managing director of Intelligent Finishing Systems]