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MARKETING: Print And Sign Africa Expo In CT


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Residents in the Western Cape can look forward to visiting the Africa Print and Sign Africa Expo in Cape Town this month.  These RoadShows are aimed at providing business opportunities, equipment and consumables relating to the commercial print, signage and display industries.

The expo, which takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Center on Wednesday 20 and Thursday, 21 June, will have exciting displays and information on the latest developments within the signage, display and printing industries, together with business opportunities including photobooks, t-shirt printing, banners and flags as well as brand new innovations in wide format technology like the new Roland and Mimaki latex printers.

On the commercial printing front RoadShow sponsor Xerox will be showcasing the Xerox 1000 and Xerox 550. Ricoh SA will headline three important products for Cape Town, two multifunction printers, one black and white and one colour, will be displayed alongside a projector, the full Ricoh range of which includes mobile and short throw projectors that extend document management from the printed page and single screen view. Konica Minolta South Africa will showcase digital production press award winners, its comprehensive photo book solution and innovative products and visitors can view print finishing solutions from Ronnie Cox. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to try their hand at some of the Plexiglas fabrication techniques demonstrated under the guidance of factory-trained experts at the practical Maizey Plastics stand.  And, for those who are interested in learning about vehicle wrapping, try your hand at wrapping a vehicle door. If you think it’s easy, then visit the Roland Wrap Off stand.

Visitors will be able to see the following brands: Roland, Xerox, Avery Dennison, Mimaki, Hewlett Packard, Konica Minolta SA and Ricoh to name but a few.

Moreover, the RoadShow is not only targeted at sign makers, display companies, digital printers, commercial printers, marketing and advertising agencies, brand and product teams, media owners, retail merchandising managers, creative directors, graphic designers, architects, but at entrepreneurs interested in exploring new business opportunities.

You will be able to see products and services for signage and sign systems, digital printing, banners and flags, photobooks, photo’s on mugs, dye sublimation, screen printing, inks, paper, vinyls and substrates, laminating and finishing, display and directional signage systems, routers and engraving, magnetic sheets, laser cutting and engraving, equipment to print on T-shirts, and digital signage. 

Visitors can also look forward to informative PIFSA/ Printing SA workshops. Topics such as an overview of labour legislation, contracts of employment, terms and conditions and environmental legislation affecting the printing industry will be discussed.

Expo organisers, Practical Publishing are excited to visit the city, as Cape Town is not only locally, but internationally renowned for being a hub of activity. “We are looking forward to visiting Bloemfontein for the first time and believe the expo will attract not only local visitors, but also visitors from other provinces”, says Charnia Yapp, Organiser of the Africa Print and Sign Africa RoadShows. “The expo is proudly sponsored by Xerox, Avery Dennison and Roland,” she added.

Earlier this year the expo visited Nelspruit, Durban and more recently Bloemfontein. The international exhibition is in Johannesburg 22-24 August 2012. Last year’s expo in the City of Gold attracted over 6 300 visitors making it the best attended show to date. 

No entrance fee will be charged, and all workshops are free of charge. Doors are open from 9am to 5pm daily.

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