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         㫛 ÖÙ®Äã Ý«Êó                            British Printing Society

    THIS new show will take place at the        Publishing Group
Birmingham NEC, Hall 3A, on Tuesday 13th
 October unƟl Thursday 15th October. The        www.bpsnet.org.uk/branches/
  show will start at 10.00 am each day and             publishing_group.html
 finish on the first two days at 5.00 pm and

         at 4.00 pm on the Thursday.
    From the talk within the industry, this
    show may well take the place of IPEX
  which has operated on a four year cycle
 unƟl 2014. The internaƟonal Ɵmetable for
  these shows is under constant review as
 the manufacturers try and cut the cost of
  exhibiƟng their machinery and services.
   There has been notable interest in this
show from some of the litho manufacturers,
who are taking stand space, when they did

               not aƩend in 2014.
  ManRoland are making a comeback into

    the show calendar aŌer a break since
  their last appearance at an internaƟonal
 show. Presstek will also be there, as will a
company from Dubai with prinƟng presses.
 I just wonder someƟmes which machines
they are based on, or are they a completely

     new design? Riso will be showing a
 completely new inkjet machine alongside

     their usual stencil format machines.
  The finishing side will be well supported
  with the usual array of companies and it

     will be interesƟng to see what new
       addiƟons they come up with, or
      modificaƟons to exisƟng pieces of

 equipment since 2014. One of the worries
       at this Ɵme, is the situaƟon that

     is happening in the paper industry.
  The show takes place aŌer the next print
  deadline for Small Printer, so my report
 will not appear unƟl the December issue.
 However, I am hopeful that this show will
become a regular event so we can keep up

    with any trends that are introduced.
                             Ron Watson (6955)
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