Every year Printwear & Promotion LIVE! attracts new exhibitors from every sector of the garment decoration industry.
This year’s 30th anniversary edition sees the likes of a label and packaging manufacturer, a trophy supplier and a New-Zealand printwear brand all take to the exhibition floor for the first time.
AS Colour, a printwear brand that is already successfully established in New Zealand and Australia, will continue its plan to move into the UK and European markets by showcasing its premium range of products at the show.
Visitors to the AS Colour stand will be able to feel the quality of the garments, which are ideal for both retailers and garment decorators, as noted by general manager Jonathan Wintle: “Our 28-singles, 100% combed cotton fabric is ideal for DTG printing. The best results are achieved on the purest fabric. The nice tight weave means less ink is required and as a result you get better prints.”
One of the UK’s leading trophy suppliers, Goodwill Trophy Company, will be targeting the printwear market with its first stand at Printwear & Promotion LIVE! Visitors to the company’s stand will be able to see both old and new ranges of trophies and awards, as well as pick up a catalogue featuring all the latest designs.
Commenting on how printwear companies can benefit from the GTC’s offering, director James Goodwin says: “Trophies are a great add on. Many printwear companies will be supplying sports clubs, teams or organisations organising sports events. To be able to offer trophies and awards, on top of other products, means extra sales and more profit for customers.”
Label and packaging manufacturer Bellwoven Packaging will also be appearing at the show for the first time in 2019, with visitors to the stand being able to see the company’s wide selection of products from garment accessories and labels to tickets, ribbons, tissues and beyond.
Taking the decision to exhibit for the first time was an easy one for Gravograph, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rotary and laser engraving equipment. General manager Michel Tissut explains: “P&P LIVE! is a well established and organised event. If printwear is specific, promotion isn’t and broadens the appeal of the exhibition for both visitors and exhibitors. Many of our customers use several personalisation technologies, such as printing and embroidery. It seems therefore logical for Gravograph to be present at an exhibition they will visit.”
Those that are new to engraving personalisation will be able to visit the Gravograph stand to find an easy-to-use system, while those that are looking to significantly expand their operations can find out more about fully integrated engraving setups and web interface.
The countdown to Printwear & Promotion LIVE!’s 30th anniversary is on – and visitor registration is now open for the industry’s biggest ever event. Following the successful switch to January dates this year, the show will again take place in January – starting on Sunday, January 20 running through to Tuesday, January 22 in Halls 17 & 18 at the NEC, Birmingham.
The only exhibition dedicated to the UK garment decoration industry, the show aims to inspire its visitors, providing a vibrant, dynamic and interactive event with workshops, seminars, advice from industry experts and on stand demonstrations.
Garment decoration tips and small business advice will be available from two seminar suites, the Screen Print Workshop returns, while the Fashion Show and a new feature area for 2019, the Skate Ramp, will showcase garments in action.
Make sure you’re there
With registration now open, head to the Printwear & Promotion LIVE! website to secure a place at the 30th anniversary show. Registering for a free fast-track entry badge in advance couldn’t be easier and allows you to get straight into the action on the day of your visit.
Just head back to the home page and fill in a quick form. You will then receive an email containing your unique visitor barcode, which when scanned at one of the self-service terminals at the registration area will print out your visitor badge. Once this is printed you are then free to enjoy all that the show has to offer!