Barnsley in print with business event

15 February 2011

Barcodes that can speak to your smartphone, magazine covers that release a fragrance, glow-in-the-dark ink…..
These are all topics that will be covered at an event at the Digital Media Centre in Barnsley for people involved in the printing industry.
The Printers’ Forum networking event on February 22 will also hear from industry experts about invisible watermarking, printable electronics and heat sensitive ink.
Robert McClements is the chief executive of Print Yorkshire, which aims to promote the printing industry, and one of the speakers.
He said: “Print has been the primary means of communication for half a millennium, but it needs to develop to keep pace with all the changes going on with other forms of communication.
“There are some really exciting developments happening now. We are developing print that you can not only see, but also touch, taste, smell and hear.”
The event is supported by Enterprising Barnsley as part of its commitment to encourage business growth in the town.
Enterprising Barnsley has attracted £2.89m investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme. Enterprising Barnsley also offers business coaching and provides office space throughout the borough.
Martin Beasley, manager at Enterprising Barnsley, said: “It’s vital that businesses in Barnsley keep up with the latest changes in technology. That’s why we are happy to support events like this.”
The event at the Digital Media Centre, at County Way, runs from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday, February 22. To book go to:
Enterprising Barnsley is a partnership between Barnsley Development Agency, Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre and University Campus Barnsley. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to provide an integrated programme of business support. For further details visit or contact Martin on 01226 772648 or at
For more information about Print Yorkshire contact Jane Miller on 01924 203339. Additional media contact: Kate Betts on 01226 766900 or 07910 165 444 or at

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