Printers’ Showcase Returns to Graphics of the Americas
Miami Beach, FL—December 5, 2006—Graphics of the Americas-Xplor, the second largest U.S.-based annual international graphic communications exhibition today announced the return of Printers’ Showcase, an exclusive exhibition destination specifically for Florida Printers that caters to over 5000 creative professionals and print buyers/specifiers that are expected to attend Graphics of the Americas-Xplor. In addition, the exhibition organizers are offering Printing Association of Florida printer members a highly discounted rate of 89% off the regular booth price in this pavilion that includes not only the booth space, but carpet, skirted table, chairs and signage. Now in its fourth year, Printers’ Showcase is strategically situated next to Design City, Substrate Central and the Printing Association of Florida’s booth, three additional exhibition areas creating a hub for attending art directors, graphic designers or marketing professionals. The 32nd Graphics of the Americas-Xplor is scheduled for March 2-4, 2007 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
“Printers’ Showcase presents one of the few opportunities for Florida printers to highlight their capabilities, products and services to thousands of industry professionals under one roof in three days,” said Chris Price, vice president and general manager of Graphics of the Americas. “Every year, those that participate constantly return with outstanding results and feel that exhibiting in Printers’ Showcase provides a strong return for their marketing dollar.”
In the state of Florida alone, graphic arts is Florida’s number one manufacturing industry with 75,100 employees and $9.41 billion in annual sales. In addition, printing is the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States that employs 1.1 million individuals. With over 39,000 printing plants nationwide, the printing industry exceeds the combined number of franchises in all of the McDonalds, Taco Bells and Pizza Huts in the United States. Graphics of the Americas-Xplor, hosted each year in Miami Beach, Florida, is the second largest annual graphic arts, printing, communications exposition in the Western Hemisphere and the largest annual international graphic arts show in the United States. Graphics of the Americas-Xplor is also marketed by the United States government as part of the International Buyer Program (IBP) and certified by the US Department of Commerce.