…GEARS UP JOHANNESBURG SHOW FOR AUGUST 21ST TO 23RD 2013
The Africa Print Regional Expo, which took place in Cape Town on 29th and 30th May, was a major success, with 1510 visitors attending the Expo to help grow their customer base, offer clients a wider range of products and solutions and remain at the forefront of technology. Held concurrently with Sign Africa Regional Expo at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the expos were aimed at evolving businesses by showcasing the latest equipment and consumables related to the signage, display and digital printing industries.
SHOW HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
GSW CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF MIMAKI
To celebrate Mimaki’s 25th anniversary, Graphix Supply World offered customers incredible value on Mimaki cutters at the show. The company showcased a wide range of Mimaki’s best-selling solutions at the Expo, including the Mimaki CJV30-160 Large Format Digital Print + Cut Machine, JV400-LX Latex Printer, Mimaki UJF-3042HG Desktop UV LED A3 Inkjet Printer and more.
INTAMARKET ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT OFFERINGS
Intamarket – as the new distributor of Knifeless Tech Systems’ Knifeless Tape, showcased this solution at the Expo. The Knifeless Tape is suitable for almost all vehicle wrap applications and gives faster, cleaner trimming, saving time and money. It can be used on straight lines or intricate designs, tight curves or even corners. The tape easily conforms around bumpers, door handles, mirrors and eliminates cutting into vehicles, paint or body work. Excess tape removes cleanly, leaving no adhesive residue. The tape has a visible, high strength filament (thread) in the middle that is used to do the cutting. Graphic film is placed over the tape and cutting is achieved by pulling the filament up through the graphic film. A clean, sharp cut is made along the entire length, which is as good as a knife.
Expo sponsor XEROX launched the new Xerox Colour C75 and J75 Presses. With the growth of colour pages still a sweet spot for printers, Xerox’s new digital presses, the Xerox Colour C75 and J75, make it easier to capture more lucrative jobs, ranging from photo books and brochures to direct-mail pieces and catalogues.
RICOH SA showcased its Pro C901 Graphic Arts +, Pro 1357 high volume black-and-white press, the colour wide format MP CW2200, the T2N series of thermal printers, and the Printronix P8000 series of line matrix printers.
KONICA MINOLTA South Africa exhibited digital production press award winners as well as its comprehensive photo book solution.
ANTALIS SOUTH AFRICA exhibited digital printers from its new partner, Intec Printing Solutions.
GSW showcased the new Kongsberg i-XP24 Flatbed Cutting Table which provides accurate handling of even the most challenging materials.
MIDCOMP showcased the Zünd G3 digital cutter. The Zünd series of cutters eliminate the bottlenecks in finishing departments by automating all cutting/trimming functions.
NASHUA exhibited the Pro™ C751, which raises the standard for productivity, efficiency, quality and profitability.
ADRIAN WOLMAN TRADING showcased the swissQprint Impala, which is robust, works with exceeding precision and delivers outstanding print quality.
SHOW STAND WINNERS
Judges visited each stand at the expo and judged the stands according to criteria based on design and staff friendliness and professionalism. The stand winners and runners up include:
Africa Print Small Stand:
Second: Smart Farming Technologies and Antalis South Africa
Africa Print Medium Stand:
First: Ricoh SA
Second: Konica Minolta SA
Africa Print Large Stand:
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