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|  2016 Print Show  |                                |  Ron Watson (6955)  |

              ell, Jean and I did decide to
              visit The Print Show again this
       Wyear, at the NEC in Birmingham .
       Another early start, which proved to be in
       vain as the traffi c along the way delayed
       us by at least half-an-hour. This year we
       attended on the last day, which was
       quiet compared to the previous two days.
       The hall was noticeably better attended
       by the companies, with only a couple of
       empty stands. There were litho printing
       machines this time, which is always good
       to see. Several new companies were
       scattered around the perimeter of the
       hall, which is where you sometimes fi nd
       something of interest. The well-known
       names in the industry had nearly all
       taken larger stands, with some smaller

                                                    Display table at Print Show
                                             companies sharing their stands. For
                                             example, Caslon were sharing with Oki.
                                               The traditional letterpress printing
                                             area was popular again, although there
                                             was no Linotype machine this year,
                                             it being replaced by a Kluge foiling
                                             machine. While there we met up with
                                             Bob Richardson and Peter Scarratt. Peter
                                             took some fi nding as he is always talking
                                             to someone and it is amazing how many
                                             times we saw someone who looked like
                                             him from a distance.
                                               One of the companies I was particularly
                                             interested in seeing this time was The
                                             Magic Touch. I had spotted an article in
                                             a trade magazine about the production
              Treadle Press at Print Show    of mobile phone pouches, using a white
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