The Print Files Ep 28: Conversations from the PacPrint floor

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PacPrint 2022 was a success, and this sentiment was voiced directly from the show floor by the 40-plus exhibitors and visitors who dropped by Print21's livestream podcast during the event, The Print Files at PacPrint, which were sponsored by Ball & Doggett. In case you missed it, here's who we spoke to.

PacPrint podcast team: Presenters Lindy Hughson and Wayne Robinson, producer Grant Mcherron
PacPrint podcast team: Presenters Lindy Hughson and Wayne Robinson, with producer Grant Mcherron

Taking the Print21 Print Files podcast live to the showfloor was a first for our industry, and the response was resoundingly positive, with participants lining up to join the conversation. In terms of immediacy of news feed, it offered a fresh approach to delivering content, and a relatable way for our industry's professionals to share their news and views.

For four days in Melbourne the ANZ print industry got back together. With exhibits, demos, forums, parties, and face-to-face meetings, printers reconnected. Print21 was there from start to finish. The conversations below give a taste of the themes running through the show, and some of the new technology launched.

The Print Files videos can be found below, in order of appearance:

Sue Threlfo, president of PacPrint, talks about this year's event. Watch here.

Justin Webber from Print IQ, talks about the company's MIS Software. Watch here.

Rob Brussolo of Ball & Doggett discusses market trends in sign, display and digital. Watch here.

Jack Malki of Jet Technologies talks on the future of labels & packaging. Watch here.

PacPrint podcast: Jack Malki and Lindy Hughson
PacPrint podcast: Jack Malki and Lindy Hughson

Richard Rasmussen gives us a broker's eye view on the print industry. Watch here.

Francios Rizk talks about Smartech Business Systems' offerings. Watch here.

Robert Mollee talks about Kodak's Sonora process-free plate. Watch here.

James Peck from Hilton Laminating on the opportunity for in-house laminating. Watch here.

Abe Weiszberger, CEO of Stick on Signs, on niche opportunities. Watch here.

Sandra Duarte tells us what impressed her at PacPrint this year. Watch here.

Enda Kavanagh talks about opportunities for printers to offer cross media campaigns. Watch here.

Chris Sherry & David Newman from Avery Dennison on the latest in materials. Watch here.

Trevor Crowley on digital print solutions. Watch here.

Chris Lynch & Troy Neighbour discuss Fujifilm's united presence at the show. Watch here.

Nick Benkovich & Daniel Aloi from eProductivity Software on using software for business growth. Watch here.

Craig Hardman discusses HP's sustainability in large format print. Watch here.

PacPrint Podcast: (l-r) Zaidee Jackson, LIndy Hughson and Grant Mcherron

Zaidee Jackson from Ball & Doggett on sustainable packaging materials. Watch here.

Arnon Goldman from HP Indigo discusses recent trends and opportunities for printers. Watch here.

Joe Foster of Close the Loop Group gives his impressions of the show. Watch here.

Matt Johnson talks Trimatt and its innovative production solutions. Watch here.

Ewen Donaldson of Vivad talks about the amazing space odyessy stand and the offerings. Watch here.

Brad Creighton of Mimaki Australia talks about product automation. Watch here.

Greg Stone talks about Roland DG's versatile range of products. Watch here.

Daryn Whittaker of Canon discusses the new products here at the show. Watch here.

Nathan Fulcher from Epson, on being limitless at PacPrint. Watch here.

Wayne Hood on diversification through Spicers. Watch here.

Kellie Northwood of TRMC/PVCA on associations supporting industry. Watch here.

Podcasting at PacPrint: Kellie Northwood (left)
Podcasting at PacPrint: Kellie Northwood (left) with LIndy Hughson and Grant Mcherron

Sam Varughese on Ball & Doggett's products being displayed at PacPrint. Watch here.

Ian Martin from Ferag Australia on automation in the industry. Watch here.

Kieran May on the PVCA's sustainable print programme. Watch here.

Rodd Harrison discusses EFI enabling the analogue to digital conversion. Watch here.

Mark Vella discusses Kyocera's presence at its first PacPrint. Watch here.

Nigel Davies tells us about FESPA Australia's programmes and conference. Watch here.

Onn Bou and David Quinn from Finance@Work on financing capital purchases. Watch here.

Peter Wagener of EuroPoles on the return of events, and sustainability. Watch here.

Tony Bertrand from Ball & Doggett discusses supply chain solutions. Watch here.

Ben Carroll at Velflex on opportunities in heat transfer for apparel decoration. Watch here.

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