10 Apr 2020

Trophex 2011 to take place in Birmingham NEC, 16th to 17th January



Trophex is the exhibition for the trophy, awards and personalisation industry whether you are an exhibitor or a visitor. The show attracts many companies who exhibit every year as well as many new ones. The quality of people who attend the show is always high, Trophex is an essential show for the industry and the perfect exhibition for exhibitors to unveil new technologies and launch new catalogues.

New exhibitors to Trophex 2011 include HPC Laser Ltd. The company is the UK and European distributor of LaserScript C02 laser cutting and laser engraving machines. They supply laser cutting and engraving systems with an impressive range of lenses, sheet products and spares all from their UK stock.

We also welcome back Liquid Lens; they previously exhibited at Trophex back in 2008. The company has been in business for almost 10 years and has manufactured their own range of promotional products for the past 4 years, during which time they have enjoyed rapid growth. Their product range includes an array of items such as confectionery, key chains, coasters, promotional packaging and leather – to name but a few!

Sales Print and Display Ireland (Mullingar Crystal) are also new exhibitors to Trophex 2011. The company produces an impressive range of products including crystal art, trophies and cups, as well as golf style prizes, plaques and corporate awards.

Visitors to the show can gain a valuable insight into exactly what is available on the market, allowing them to make a much more informed decision about which companies and people they should deal with.  Visitors can discuss queries face-to-face allowing them to take home valuable information and use it in their business.

The industry is so vast and Trophex represents every aspect of it including trophies, engraving - machines and materials, glass and crystal, sublimation, photo imaging, badges, pins, giftware, signage, lasers, decals, embroidery, gifts, promotional merchandise and many more profit making lines.

Visitors to Trophex 2011 will be greeted by the sounds of engraving machines, digital printers and embroidery machines all whirring into action and making this two-day exhibition really come alive. The event takes place on Sunday 16th January and Monday 17th January 2011 – the Sunday opening is a great opportunity for business owners to visit.


PrintIT! 2010 winner sees the future of print at Canon Expo

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As PrintIT! Scotland gears up for its inaugural awards ceremony which will take place on 12th November 2010 at South Lanarkshire Council, Daniel Smith, PrintIT! 2010 winner from St Ives School in Cornwall was given a unique trip to see the next generation of print and imaging technologies at Canon Expo in Paris. In addition to other prizes awarded during the PrintIT! Awards Ceremony at Ipex 2010 in May, Daniel and his teacher were treated to the all expenses paid trip courtesy of Canon UK.

Wayne Barlow, Chairman of PrintIT!, and Director Professional Print at Canon Business Imaging Group comments, “Daniel’s entry in the PrintIT! Awards was exceptional, and he has shown real enthusiasm for the print industry. His trip to Canon Expo was the perfect way to reward the skill he has shown, while further revealing to him the ground-breaking industry which he may one day enter himself.”

With a huge range of current and future technologies on show, Daniel had the opportunity to experience the important role print plays in multiple vertical sectors, including the photographic and medical industries.

“Visiting Canon Expo 2010, as part of my PrintIT! prize, was a once in a lifetime experience,” says Daniel. “It has given me a real insight in to the print industry of the future, especially the amazing technologies that are being developed. It has shown me how the invention of products like augmented reality glasses, for example, will affect the role of designers which will in turn have a knock-on effect for the print industry. The whole experience has been an eye-opener and I have learnt so much.”

Daniel’s Design and Technology teacher at St Ives School, Cornwall, Gizela Daemi-Rashidi adds, “All of my students have benefitted enormously from the PrintIT! initiative and it has certainly been an amazing experience- especially for Daniel. Speaking as a teacher, it is heartening to be involved in an initiative which not only grabs, but holds the attention of the students, and I would encourage as many schools as possible to get involved in this fantastic competition. As for our trip to Canon Expo, I think I learnt almost as much as Daniel did. What a fantastic insight into an interesting and complex industry.”

Gerber to demonstrate new GerberCAT UV cationic printer at Viscom Frankfurt 2010

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Gerber Scientific Products will demonstrate the new high resolution GerberCAT UV wide-format cationic printer November 4-6 at Viscom 2010 in Frankfurt, Germany on Hall 3, Booth D85.

"Visitors to Gerber's booth will have the opportunity to see the GerberCAT UV's ability to print on the widest array of substrates in the industry including recycled and heat sensitive materials," said Clint Green, Gerber's Sales Director EMEA. "They will also see the vibrant colours the GerberCAT UV produces using the GerberCAT cationic UV inks and how durable and resistant they are to abrasion."

The GerberCAT UV, the only economically priced "true flatbed" printer in the market today:

  • Prints at a higher resolution for sharper and more vibrant output.
  • Uses GerberCAT inks that provide superior adhesion and scratch resistance with a vibrant colour gamut.
  • Uses patent pending Cold Fire Cure technology that supports printing on the widest array of substrates in the industry.
  • Prints on heat sensitive and recycled materials, supporting its environmentally friendly platform.
  • Uses less energy and produces no ozone or VOC's.
  • Offers unparalleled print accuracy and registration to support double strike and two-sided printing.


'Winning the War on Waste' conference covers issues for future of UK Print

Vision In Print

In the current challenging market of UK print many print industry Managing Director's will need to plan for the future to either retain or regain decent margins in 2011. Vision in Print's 'Winning the War on Waste' conference will offer 10 Best Practice case studies from industry companies on a wide range of related topics that will give plenty of practical tips to meet this urgent need, making it a must attend event.

Take 'Material Waste' as an example. Most printers have tackled this before now, but how many have effective Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and processes in place to radically reduce wastage and more importantly hold the gains? Stuart Kellock of Label Apeel will demonstrate that you do not need to be a large scale operation to tackle this professionally.

Or consider the challenge of making the best use of your Management Information. Everyone has their Management Information Systems (MIS), but how many have established a few key KPIs and engineered their MIS to deliver these rapidly so that the shop floor can make effective use of the data to drive up performance there and then? Robin Welch of GI Solutions will tell of their experience in implementing such a simple but profound change in management habits.

What about managing your paper supply to improve performance and reduce net cost? Kingfisher Print and Design has rethought its paper supply so as to gain competitive advantage through the presentation of paper and ease of use as well as ensuring they purchase competitively. Ian Symons will explain how.

Finally, we all know we need to carry the hearts and minds of our team, even through difficult periods, if we are to succeed in any initiative. Two speakers, Vincent Gridley of Howitt and Steve Whitehead of Newsprinters Broxbourne, will tell of their experience. Neither will claim they have got it right, but both have made a good fist of it and can share the lessons learnt.

These are just half of the talks at the forthcoming Vision in Print 'Winning the War on Waste' conference. The keynote speaker is Lord Heseltine, who will address 'the future of UK Print'. This should be very relevant and topical, for as well as having a lifetime in Print & Publishing; Lord Heseltine remains an active player in politics with a role in the Coalition government in Regional Funding.

The 'Winning the War on Waste' conference will take place at The Lancaster Hotel London on 22nd November 2010.

SGIA Expo recap now available online

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SGIA made history this year by drawing almost 22,000 imaging professionals to the 2010 Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center (October 12-15). Catch up on everything you may have missed at the Expo with the full online recap.

Expo Highlights:

  • Innovative Technology
  • Expert Advice Zones
  • Educational Sessions
  • Industry Events
  • Golden Image Award Winners
  • Product of the Year Award Winners

"The SGIA Expo is the rallying point for the specialty imaging community," said Joe Shondel, SGIA's Outgoing Board Chairman. "It is only at the 2010 SGIA Expo that you'll see the latest technologies to support new business opportunities, new markets and total solutions for your customers."

Attendees discovered new business strategies at SGIA's first-ever Pre-Expo Business Development Conference (October 12) and connected with industry peers at 20-plus educational sessions, Expert Advice Zones and industry networking events.

The 2011 SGIA Expo will be held in New Orleans, October 19-21 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Mutoh to provide vehicle wrap demos at SEMA



Get wrapped up in Mutoh's car wrap installation demonstrations at the Mutoh America booth #11839, during the SEMA 2010 tradeshow. The SEMA tradeshow will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 2-5. Demonstrations will take place daily.

Viewers will be able to learn how to minimise mistakes and increase knowledge of properly applying car wraps to any vehicle. Avery Dennison's MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS, a new, highly conformable digitally printable cast vinyl film ideal for vehicle graphics, will be used to wrap the Chrysler 300. This media will be printed on "The Wrapper's Choice" ValueJet 1614- 64" printer.

The Avery Supercast vinyl will also be running their vinyl media through Mutoh's top printer the ValueJet 1304- 54" printer using SAi's RIP software.

Mutoh partner, Neschen Americas, will be demonstrating their SEAL 62 Base, a high quality, heat assist laminator designed to apply a protective laminate to vehicle graphics. Lamination provides additional longevity and finish to make your vehicle graphics vibrant.

Mutoh will also demonstrate how to print window tint and paint protection to any car, using their multipurpose Kona Cutting Plotters. Mutoh prides their Kona cutters to have the finest cutting quality with excellent tracking which can be used at home or the office.