Sat, Jun

Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2019: Inspiring garment decorators for 30 years

The countdown to Printwear & Promotion LIVE!’s 30th anniversary is on - and visitor registration is now open for the UK garment decoration industry’s biggest ever event.

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. 

Following the successful switch to January dates this year, which saw a record number of 5,650 individual visitors from over 3,500 businesses in attendance, the show will again take place in Halls 17 & 18 at the NEC Birmingham in January – starting on Sunday, January 20 running through to Tuesday, January 22. 

Tony Gardner, the show’s director, said: “The switch to January enabled many to attend who previously, due to their workload in February, had been unable to do so, while exhibitors had the benefit of showcasing their latest products to the market a month earlier. As a result we have seen a further increase in demand for stand space, thus the 2019 show will be the 9th consecutive year that the show has increased in size!”

As usual the show will be a launch pad for new equipment and with major suppliers and distributors exhibiting, including Xpres, Grafityp, Roland DG there will be plenty of kit to see in action!

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!

Registration is now open!

Registering couldn’t be easier. Just head to www.printwearandpromotionlive.co.uk 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!

Registering in advance saves you time on the day of your visit, allowing you to make the most of your time at the exhibition. As the show grows year on year, there is even more to see and to absorb.

While you’re online why not explore the website and find out more about your favourite exhibitors and about the vibrant feature areas the show has available to you.

Feature areas

New for 2019, the Skate Ramp promises to deliver an adrenaline-filled display of the latest printwear styles.

Sponsored by PAG Leisurewear, the distributor has chosen to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a skate and BMX team performing live at the show. 

The skaters will be performing a variety of tricks and stunts throughout the duration of the show while wearing clothes from high end brands including American Apparel, Gildan, Myrtle Beach and Independent Trading Company, which was founded to custom manufacture for skate and surf brands.

Michael Hanreck at PAG Leisurewear said: “50 years is a big deal! And we were keen to come back to the show to celebrate. As our customers know, we like to be different and the skate team and display area should be something else! We are so pleased the P&P LIVE! team have let us run with the idea.”

Also providing an energetic display of printwear styles is the Fashion Show, sponsored by Regatta Professional. Catwalk displays will take place three times a day and will showcase 2019 sportswear, workwear and leisurewear styles from brands such as Just Cool by AWDis, Fruit of the Loom and United Brands of Scandinavia. Make sure you head over to see the dancers in action.

Making a return for 2019 is the vast array of educational opportunities designed to help you in the day-to-day running of your own business. Topics in the Screen Print Workshop will appeal to both novice and expert printers alike, with live demonstrations taking place throughout the three days. There will also be an all new line-up of speakers and topics across two seminar suites – The Decoration Advice Suite and The Knowledge Centre. The seminar programme is an excellent source of free inspiration, advice and education, with every area of printwear production covered.

Also returning for 2019 is the ever-popular Bag & Headwear Decoration Advice stand, sponsored by BagBase and Beechfield Original Headwear. If you have any queries relating to the decoration of bags or headwear then this stand is a must-visit.

The team of experts will be on hand to help you through the minefield of complex fabrics to elaborate designs and tricky techniques. Screen printing, embroidery, transfer printing, you name it the team has all of the insider knowledge.

Make sure you’re there

A one-stop-shop for printwear professionals, as well as those looking to enter the market, Printwear & Promotion LIVE! is the industry’s annual meeting place and networking event.

There will be around 150 stands from all sectors of the garment and product decoration market, including around 60 clothing brands, distributors and all of the major decoration equipment and accessory suppliers covering direct to garment, sublimation, transfer and screen printing and embroidery.

The positive vibe around the show continues to spread with several first time exhibitors booking stands and a number of others returning to the show, with many showcasing new equipment and new garment lines. 

Visit the Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 30th anniversary show and be inspired – register online today!



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