Print World to Open Downtown Toronto

Print World, the only show in North America with an exclusive focus on shorter-run printing, will open its doors on November 17-19, 2012 in downtown Toronto.

Now the third-largest trade show in North America, Print World will welcome more than 200 exhibitors (300 companies) to 125,000 sq. ft. of space at Toronto’s premiere show facility, the Direct Energy Centre on the Exhibition Place grounds. More than 8,000 industry representatives attended the last show and are expected again at Print World 2012.

Space is filling quickly and after positive results they achieved at Print World 2010, several exhibitors have upped their space this time around: KBR/KBA, PDS Pressdown, and 3DeltaE, distributor of Mutoh, Glunz & Jensen and Okidata, Sydney Stone, and Spicers are just some of the exhibitors taking larger booth space. Other key brands that will be presented at the show include Epson, EFI, Standard Horizon, MGI, and Perfecta.

This year, Print World will expand the scope of the show with four areas of focus in addition to commercial printing: Postal World, dedicated to direct mail and transactional printers, mailing houses and their suppliers; Publishing World, featuring the latest technologies for book and magazine publishers and printers; Label and Packaging World catering to label and package printers; and Sign World for sign and large-format printers and suppliers.

Several attractions and a successful conference schedule will also form part of the show. The conference will include high-profile keynote speakers, and several seminars that deliver high-quality actionable advice from leading industry experts on a variety of management and technology topics.

Other attractions include

Print Software Theatre With state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, the Print Software Theatre puts software companies and their new products in the spotlight. Software tools for image editing, page layout, illustration, web design, and prepress production will be on display.

Case Study Theatre A popular attraction at Print World 2010 this theatre returns with more feature presentations from printers who have profitably pushed print forward. They’ll share how they did it.

Design City This special “show within a show” is designated for graphic design tools, software, and services.

International Pavilion This special marketplace showcases manufacturers and suppliers from around the world.

PEIAC Pavilion The Printing and Print Equipment Industries Association of China is presenting Chinese manufacturers that offer their products in Canada.

Print World takes place in downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest metropolitan area (5 million+) and the heart of the Canadian printing market. It boasts more printers per capita than anywhere else in North America. Toronto is also an international city, with an exciting multicultural heritage and a vibrant and safe downtown.

Toronto is a 90-minute drive from the U.S.-Canada border and Toronto Pearson International Airport features direct flights to all major cities. Porter Airlines, one of the official carriers for Print World, operates direct flights between downtown Toronto and major centres in the Eastern U.S.