Carton Edge Revels in Epson Wide-Format Victory at The Print Show 2015

November 24, 2015

Coventry-based carton finishing company was the lucky winner of an Epson SureColor T5200D wide-format device at the show

Bristol, UK – November XX, 2015: Carton finishing company Carton Edge enjoyed an extra-special visit to The Print Show 2015 after one of its staff in attendance won an Epson wide-format printer.

Emma Tomlinson, sales manager at Coventry-based Carton Edge, was the lucky winner of an Epson SureColor T5200D wide-format printer. Tomlinson was selected at random from the thousands of visitors that attended the inaugural edition of The Print Show, which took place at the NEC in Birmingham from October 13th to 15th.

Emma very nearly missed out on her special prize as, when the announcement was made late in the day, she had just left the hall for a few minutes to pick up her phone from her car. However, in a stroke of luck, someone heard Emma’s name announced over the tannoy system in Hall 3A and quickly got in touch to let her know about her special win.

“It was very much unexpected; I was just getting into my car to get my phone and I had a phone call to tell me that my name had been announced over the speaker,” Emma explains. “So, I had a quick bus ride back from the car park to collect it.”

The Epson SureColor T5200D can create print quality of up to 2880 x 1440dpi and is able to produce an A1 print in just 28 seconds. The device can also handle media up to 1,405mm wide as well as material up to 1.5mm thick.

The machine also features double rolls for auto media loading and switching, which maximises productivity and flexibility, while fast processing allows for high-speed printing of graphics, CAD and GIS applications.

Other features include PrecisionCore TFP printheads that last for the duration of the printer’s lifetime, UltraChrome XD inks for vibrant, smudge- and water-resistant images, as well as PostScript support with 2x1.6GHz CPUs.

Planning for post-show expansion
Emma explains that the machine will allow the company to consider expanding into other areas of print to win new business.

“I’m sure my production manager will be my new best friend when we get it installed,” Emma said, before adding: “It’s opened up a wide variety of opportunities for us, so we’ll have to employ some new staff and get our heads cracking.”

Speaking about her day at the show, Emma said she enjoyed an “amazing” visit to the inaugural event, explaining that it allowed Carton Edge to meet up with print companies from around the UK and discuss new business ventures moving forward.

“I had an amazing day at The Print Show, I saw a lot of good printing companies and handed out lots of business cards, so we’ll hopefully be able to generate some leads from those,” Emma said.

Winners; winners everywhere
In addition to Carton Edge and its new Epson SureColor T5200D, The Print Show handed out a host of other prizes to a number of lucky winners across the three days of the show. The prize pool, worth more than £7,500, included Pentax K-S2 cameras, £1,500 of Virgin Gift Cards, as well as Pantone Capsure and Formula Guide Bundles.

Those that went home with a prize were amongst thousands to have entered after receiving a ‘golden ticket’ and personalised invitation to The Print Show during the run-up to the event. Organisers used variable data printing techniques and a range of special effects such as gold metallic ink, perforated finishing, and variable data envelope printing to make the tickets extra special and celebrate the medium of print.

As visitors entered the show, their golden tickets were scanned by staff at the NEC, automatically linking them to The Print Show database and entering their company into a prize pool that was drawn independently each day by one of the exhibitors before being announced to the hall.

About The Print Show:
Staged for the second time from October 11th to 13th, 2016, The Print Show is a forward-looking annual exhibition designed to provide the key tools that everyone from the smallest high-street print shop, to the biggest conglomerate needs to remain competitive.

The UK’s top exhibition venue, Birmingham’s NEC, will play host to the event which will span the industry’s entire spectrum of technology.

Rather than just another corporate orientated event, The Print Show will also work to provide a fun and entertaining celebration of the industry’s culture and history—seeing a series of on-going live demonstrations of traditional print and finishing techniques from letter press, to intaglio, relief, and stone litho printing.

This is of key importance, as if the industry is to thrive and prosper into the future, todays brand managers, marketers, and media buyers from across the UK need to understand print’s legacy and thus the value of printed products in a modern context.

As it celebrates the history and culture of our wonderful industry, The Print Show’s mission is also to provide UK printers with a clear blueprint for the future.

About Link Exhibitions UK Ltd:
Run by the same team behind key industry titles Print Monthly and SignLink and their parent company Link Publishing, the creativity and drive behind the The Print Show draws on more than 50 years of collective experience of the print industry. Link Exhibitions goal is to provide the print industry with more than ‘just another show’ and instead put the interest of every print company and exhibitor at the heart of the event, creating a stable annual market platform for the industry.

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