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ƒ——®ã®Êă½ çÖ-¦Ùƒ—›Ý ãÊ › כ ƒÝ ٛØç®Ù›—        in evidence with some of the larger stands.
                                                   Another stand of interest belonged to the St.
was showing books of various sizes being fed       Bride's InsƟtute, being manned by another BPS
onto a conveyor, ranging from A5 to A4 and         member, Bob Richardson.
each one being trimmed to the correct size.        The final reports on this IPEX have been varied.
The controlling aspect was a bar code printed      The loss of the big companies has meant a
on the waste area on the tail of the book. The     drop in numbers walking through the door,
machine was capable of keeping up with the         but the number of exhibitors aƩending did
latest prinƟng systems in terms of speed. There    provide enough reason to aƩend. The figures
were also various packaging machines showing       provided by the organisers show the difference
that you could create parcels of various sizes to  between the last two shows. Almost 23,000
wrap objects of various sizes, without the need    visitors aƩended IPEX across its six days. While
to batch them according to size and shape. The     this is substanƟally down on the 50,000 who
object would be placed in a certain area and       aƩended IPEX 2010, the 2014 geographic split
the sensors would check the height, width and      of 54% UK visitors and 46% internaƟonal was
length. The flat corrugated cardboard would         broadly in line with 2010’s numbers.
be sent through various cuƫng and creasing
secƟons, before the object was placed on top       ½›¥ã ›Ä— Ê¥ ƒ —®ÝÖ½ƒù ‘ƒ®Ä›ã ÊÄ ã«› Ýã.Ù®—› ÝãƒÄ—
and the flaps were folded up and around and
then stuck down with hot melt adhesive. One
of the areas I worked in was the finishing of
printed sheets into books of various styles,
sewn, saddle sƟtched and perfect bound. The
degree of automaƟc seƫng on all the machines
involved now, almost makes me think I should
have kept on working.

While walking around the show, I came across
the BPS stand and those members, Peter
Salisbury, Bob Edwards and Adrian Towler,
who were on duty, were wearing special polo
shirts, which made them stand out and was

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