2017 Visitor Testimonials

Read what some of our visitors had to say about Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2017.

Alex Myers and Keith Lewis, of Silk Road Leisure

“Sometimes you can get stuck in a rut with your business, and coming to the show helps you to explore new ideas and processes to help you develop. We enjoy coming to meet our suppliers, to see new products, new materials and new embroidery. We were particularly interested in learning more about how to print onto footballs and about white ink printing. We would definitely come back again.”

Ben Wright and Jordon Wright, creative directors at Spicetag Design

“We last came to the show a few years ago. We came back because we are looking at expanding into sublimation and DTG printing. Since we last came we think the show has improved tremendously. We would highly recommend the show to start-up businesses as it is a great place to learn more about the industry.”

Becki Aldred and Laurence Sharpe, branding and sales manager and business manager at Garbmann

“We are looking to change the face of workwear, by moving corporate branding away from the traditional left chest to the arm or the collar for example. Coming to this show allows us to explore this, discuss the possibilities with industry experts and generally learn more. Everyone we have spoken to has been extremely helpful and we will definitely look to come back.”

Dave Hilton, owner of Cavedog

“I last came to the show in 2014 and came back this year because I was looking at sourcing new digitisers and a new embroidery machine, of which we decided to purchase a new Tajima six-head model. My wife and I really liked the look of the products on the United Brands’ stand and didn’t even know PenCarrie existed, so will potentially be using them in the future. We find the show invaluable and would recommend it to others.”

Leila Schmitz and Danielle Wallace, studio director and production manager at Expertees

“The main reason for our visit was to look at new processes that we can integrate into the business. Direct to garment printing is a new sideline that we are looking at introducing for customers, because the process is becoming increasingly popular and is great for short-runs. The show has been really great for us and really useful.”

Tom Cooney and Thomas Self of Northern Golf & Embroidery

“We are a golf wholesaler, but only started offering embroidery to our customers in September 2016. We came to the show to see what products are available in the market. It was our first time at the show and we found it extremely useful. We have learnt a lot from our visit, in particular about the garment technology out there.”

Loyd Canty, proprietor, L.S. Canty Promotional Printing

“I’ve been coming to the show for many, many years and keep coming back just to see what’s going on in the industry. It’s lovely to see the way technology and garments are progressing, because when I started in the industry over 50 years ago the industry was a very different place. I really enjoy coming to the show and will come back next year to see what’s new again.”

Bee Beauchamp and Chloe Beauchamp, directors at Beewear

“We receive requests for unusual coloured polo shirts, which we have had difficulty in sourcing in the past, but by coming to this show for the first time and talking to people we have now been able to find suitable garments. We do plan on coming back next year as we found this visit so useful.”