Gifts Today magazine

Countdown to PG Live

Show is just three weeks away and the greeting card community is looking forward to finding out what's in store

Taking place from Tuesday 6 – Wednesday 7 June 2017, the show will be playing host to over 280 exhibitors. There will be thousands of new collections on offer, with designs ranging from bold graphics to fine art to clever typography, and messages ranging from classic sentiment to cutting-edge humour.

New Names and International Flavour
This year's PG Live is the biggest ever, with many exhibitors showing for the first time. Over 100 Springboarders are launching at the show, while a number of major publishers will be making their debut in the main hall, with Unknown Ink, Ohh Deer, JellynBean, Cardigan Cards and BrownTrout Publishing all taking the PG Live plunge!

Attracting buyers from over 40 countries, PG Live is proud to be a truly international show. A range of overseas exhibitors ensures a truly diverse portfolio, including Pabuku (Austria), Alljoy Designs and Garlanna (Ireland), Artige (Holland), fotoeigenArt (Switzerland), Lovi and Maarit Kontiainen (Finland) and Affirmations and I Ended Up Here (Australia).

Trend Setting
A number of themes and trends can be seen at PG Live, with artwork covering everything from florals to graphics and neons to monochrome. Notable trends for this year include gold foiling and metallic finishes (Paper Salad, Stephanie Dyment, Paper Rose and Lucilla Lavender), wildlife art (Sarah Boddy, The DM Collection, Toasted Crumpet and Totem Tiger) and letterpress printing (Wildberry Letterpress, LS20Letterpress, The Passenger Press and Cotton Letterpress), which all deserve a special mention.

Special Offers
There will also be stacks of extra incentives to take advantage of at the show, with many exhibitors offering special deals, exciting competitions and fab giveaways. Buyers are being offered some fabulous show-only discounts, with exhibitors including Hotchpotch, Bold Bunny, Modern Toss, Georgia Breeze Designs and Jelly Armchair all offering reductions ranging from 5% to 20%. A number of free carriage offers are also in place, from exhibitors including Coulson Macleod, Ivorymint, Paper Sole and Red Berry Cards.

Show Highlights
Exciting initiatives include the GCA Surgery, which will be taking place just outside the Gallery Hall. Pop along and get involved with the GCA Hashtag Challenge! Meanwhile, as part of its 35th anniversary celebrations, Cath Tate Cards will be serving cake and entering all visitors into a special prize draw.

What's New?

With thousands of brand new cards on display, many exhibitors – such as Pigment, Tache, Widdop & Co and Tracks Publishing – use the show as a major launchpad for exciting new designs, ensuring you will be one of the first to see what the industry has in store for the coming year.

With free drinks, free food and a free opening night party, PG Live is an unmissable celebration of the exciting greeting card industry.

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