Africa Print Bloemfontein Expo Kicks Off Next Week


The Bloemfontein Regional Expo, taking place on 13 March 2015 at The Bloem Showgrounds, will feature many business opportunities for visitors to explore, such as: solutions for digital printing presses, binding equipment, wide format digital, digital packaging solutions, screen printing, digital textile printing, finishing equipment, ink, software, pad printing, paper and board, litho print solutions, encapsulating/laminating and digital label printing.

Product experts from various leading companies, including platinum sponsor Xerox, as well as RISO Africa, Modico, Midcomp and Trotec SA will advise you on the latest and most relevant products to help you grow your business.

Entrance is free. Pre-register online and attend the expo and you could win R1000 cash. For more information about the expo, and to pre-register online, visit:

Some of the product highlights include:


V2100 Colour Press

The 100 page-per-minute Versant 2100 Press is versatile for any production environment and combines speed, exclusive image quality and automation features to create colourful personalised communications, collateral, brochures, photo publishing and specialty products. It handles coated and uncoated papers, bright papers, labels, business cards, glossy brochures, window decals, greeting cards, embossed materials, polyesters and custom solutions. It even handles mixed-stock jobs. The press produces smooth sweeps and gradients; sharp images, graphics and text with the new Ultra HD Resolution, an industry first. Applications are rendered at 1200 x 1200 dpi and the press provides brilliant and vibrant images with low gloss, low melt EA Dry Ink and offers consistent colour across multiple printers and sites.

IJP 2000 Inkjet Wide Format Printer

The increased speed of the IJP 2000 means printers can accept and produce more wide format jobs – even last minute requests. For example, it can print an A0 page in full colour with a resolution of 1600 x 1600dpi in just seven seconds. It will give customers a huge competitive advantage. The printer, which is driven by Caldera's Grand RIP Plus, is suitable for a range of substrates such as textile, vinyl, backlit, banner fabric and stoplight films as well as standard and coated papers. It comprises five stationary print heads that use breakthrough technology, enabling printers to achieve results that have been previously unattainable in the market.

Xerox XC70

The Xerox C70 is an update to the extremely popular Xerox XC 570. It features an updated scanner and controllers with media handling improvements. The XC70 is a flexible and affordable entry-level production digital presses with legendary reliability and flexibility. Features include: 70/75 ppm colour/mono, 200 ipm single pass scanner; Simple Image Quality Adjustment package for better colour and registration on a page; Business Ready Finisher: a new range of lower cost finishers, and added media handling (heavyweight).

New D136 CP Pro

The Xerox D136 Copier/Printer and Xerox D136 Printer were engineered for superior monochrome print production performance, renowned Xerox dependability and ease-of-use, state-of-the-art finishing capabilities, and the ability to add industry-leading integrated workflow-optimization solutions. The Xerox D136 will help you grow your business because you'll be free to focus on what you do best: producing great work. With an output speed of up to 136 ipm it is the most productive printer/copier in the medium-production market segment and offers excellent value for money and ROI for commercial printers, print-for-pay, education, government departments and corporates.

RISO Africa:

New Comcolor 2150

This compact, high-speed two colour A3 printer delivers up to 150 pages per minute in red and black, while incorporating a range of options and extras to deliver a flexible device to meet specific requirements. By replacing mono printers with a device that adds red to black, significant added impact is achieved on a range of communications.

Comcolor 9150 With Perfect Binder

The ComColor 9150 with automatic on-demand perfect binding system will shorten your production time drastically even with high-mix, low-volume printing with user-friendly operation that minimises the chance of errors. It comes with simple-to-use software, using input from MS Office documents and PDFs. Sixty 100-page books in A4/letter size can be bound in an hour, with a maximum of 600 pages or 30mm. A thick book can be bound easily, where conventional staples would be difficult. The Perfect Binder automatically adjusts and trims the cover size even when the pagination has been changed, giving a neatly finished book with no offline trimming required.

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