The organisers of The Print Show have confirmed that the event will proceed on schedule as planned, despite 19 September being the date for the Queen’s funeral and a bank holiday.

The final day of build-up will run as planned, with the hall open for exhibitors to prepare for doors to open to the public on 20 September. The funeral will be shown live on a large screen inside Hall 17 for those who wish to watch, while dedicated prayer rooms will be open in the NEC. Any nationwide moments of silence will also be respected.

Rob Fletcher, commenting for the show’s organisers, said, ‘While this is understandably a difficult period for the UK, The Print Show team remains committed to delivering an event that so many have looked forward to for such a long time. The hard work of our organising team and our many fantastic exhibitors deserves a quality and memorable end product, and we intend to deliver this next week.

‘As Her Majesty so perfectly once put it: ‘When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.’ ‘

Meanwhile, Vpress has confirmed that it will be working with a wide roster of partners at the show to show live demonstrations of products that can be ordered from a mobile device and routed via one of four workflow options. These will include printed items such as labels, packaging and ‘a little something special’ that will be revealed at the show.


Digital Printer‘s preview of The Print Show is in the July/August 2022 issues, available to view online here