Two months to go for PacPrint to open its doors

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The industry's big print show PacPrint will open its doors in just two months' time, with the Melbourne Exhibition Centre set to welcome several thousand print business owners and managers for the first time in five years.

Connect: PacPrint set for 28 September - 1 Oct
Connect: PacPrint set for 28June - 1 July

PacPrint 2022 was postponed from last year, when the country was still gripped by the Covid threat, but with that rapidly receding, the PacPrint organiser is confident that print business owners and managers from Australia, New Zealand, and beyond, will have every reason to attend the expo.

PacPrint 2022 runs from 28 June to 1 July, meaning it falls across two financial years, which in turn means the government's immediate $150,000 asset depreciation scheme can be used twice at the show, giving immediate depreciation on $300,000 worth of kit.

Floorspace has been filling up since Victoria eased its strict restrictions at the turn of the year, Currie Group has the largest stand and is promising a different look to previous outings. Major vendors including Konica Minolta, Fujifilm, Epson, Xeikon, Screen, Starleaton, Smartech, Canon, HP, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland DG, Hilton Laminating, Stick on Signs, Graphic Art Mart are all aiming to have equipment on the floor, and there will be plenty of media suppliers highlighting their latest products, including Spicers and Ball & Doggett, along with display print media specialists Starleaton, Hexis, Amari, Graphic Art Mart.

New names include Kyocera, which will be highlighting its TaskAlfa digital inkjet cutsheet print system, Rodden Graphics with its Canon, Edale, Codimag and Prati label print systems, and eProductivity Software, which was formerly EFI's software division.

Back on: ANZ print trade show PacPrint

The popular PacPrint Forum Series is also set to return to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre during PacPrint, offering a wide range of sessions "to add extra value to the show" for visitors keen to ‘review, rebuild and reconnect’ in a post-pandemic world.

PacPrint is co-owned by employers association PVCA and suppliers association Visual Connections, through their new joint venture Visual Events. It traditionally ran in the year between Ipex and drupa, but with the demise of Ipex and the cancellation of the last drupa it will be the first opportunity for many local print businesses to get up to date with a wide range of equipment, and discover new opportunities for their company since the last show five years ago.

Entry to the expo is free to industry professionals, click here to register.

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