IPEX 2017 ends on a high note

IPEX 2017 was held from 31 October to 3 NovemberExhibitors have reflected on the past week at the NEC and their successes at the print industry’s event, IPEX 2017. The exhibitors who showcased their latest products and technologies have responded by expressing their thoughts on the show and its future.

Bob Usher, MD at Apex Digital Graphics says the company had an excellent show with stand demonstrations blocking the aisle every 90 minutes. ‘We have consequently signed orders and moved many prospects further forward to a closing position.’

Bryan Godwyn, the MD at Intelligent Finishing Systems says the company is delighted by the results of the event. ‘IPEX has done a great job and we worked hard to put on a great show for the visitors. I am genuinely pleased with it. We were pleased with customer loyalty in supporting this event and the quality of visitors who came. We are also excited about the amount of business we have been able to sign.  We look forward to announcing more on those sales successes in due course. We have also made some great contacts.’

Showcasing technologies

Renz showcased its expanded portfolio of high performance finishing systems with the Argos F400 “Cold Lamp” LED UV Coater, super quick Bindomatic Accel Ultra and the Bindomatic Accel Cube thermal cover binding machines at IPEX.

Iain Bullock, Renz UK MD says the quality of leads we had have been very good. ‘We have met many existing customers who have all come to see the latest additions to our portfolio. We have been very happy with the order value we have taken. It was great to be back at the NEC and was a good show.’

Sarah Large, marketing manager at Woodrow Mercer says there were a variety of genuinely interested visitors. ‘It was a positive event and we are glad to have been part of it.’

Peter Swann, digital systems sales manager at Presstek adds that the company received many new leads from the UK and abroad.

Richard Maclean, director at Engelmann & Buckham says a number of machines were sold at the company’s stand.  These include a SITMA SM10 envelope-enclosing machine; rotary split feeders and a few others. ‘We were also regularly demonstrating the C.P. Bourg Book Binder and have a number of contacts to follow up from this.’

Noteworthy achievements

Event director, Rob Fisher highlights that the favourable feedback and quality of visitors that attended IPEX reflects positively on the overall success of the event.

‘We wanted the exhibition and our theme of ‘Print in Action’ to offer a unique, colourful and memorable experience for all. We have delivered a groundbreaking collaboration with the London College of Fashion and provided visitors with over 30 hours of unique and informative conference sessions. The feedback we’ve had from exhibitors and visitors indicates that we have achieved this, bringing a fresh outlook to the traditional print exhibition experience.  Moving forward, we will further consult with the industry and hope to be in a position to announce our plans for IPEX in the new year.’

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