Africa Print Cape Town Expo Showcased Latest Print Trends

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The Africa Print Cape Town expo, which took place from 15-16 May at the CTICC, not only attracted visitors from all around the Western Cape but also areas such as Windhoek, Klerksdorp, Port Nolloth, Johannesburg, Durban, Maputo, Dakar and more.

The 1380 visitors who attended were inspired by the latest technologies and trends in commercial print solutions, encapsulating and laminating, digital label printing, branding, binding equipment, digital packaging solutions, graphics, digital printing and other cutting edge technology.

Greg Taylor and George Rosa, Imagemed.

Exhibitor Feedback:

‘What a fantastic show. Over the past three years we haven’t seen an expo of that size in Cape Town. We definitely had a lot more exhibitors and a lot more quality in terms of prospects coming through to the Printing SA stand. It really brought to light the fact that people are starting to notice who Printing SA are and what we do. Two of the exhibitors signed up to become Printing SA members – objective achieved. We always look forward to the next event. We love the franchise and we’ll continue to support the team from (event organisers) Practical Publishing,’ said Abisha Katerere, Printing SA.

‘The Cape Town show was very interesting. I managed to source a few people who are interested in marketing my product here – they were very keen. The quality of the show and visitors was brilliant,’ said Chris Mack, MacQuip and Screenwise.

‘It was well attended and there were a lot of people at the show. It seems to be growing slightly again, and people seem to be getting confidence back in the whole industry,’ said Dirk Vogt, Colorscreen.

‘We had an incredible show. It was well attended. We saw a lot of new and old customers that have re-embraced our brand. Our distributors are out there doing a good job for us. We were fortunate enough to showcase all three of our product lines, including reflective, graphics and tapes. We had great feet through the show and we are looking forward to a much better environment in Cape Town. Our new branch is open,’ said Clive Versfeld, ORAFOL South Africa.

‘It was very well attended and very well organised. We got a lot of leads from the show, and we’re hoping to turn that into money this year,’ said Derek Cannell, Midcomp.

‘We had solid leads and we had people come through who said they were going to attend the show. So it’s been very good for us. I’m hoping to get some good sales out of this show,’ said George Rosa, Imagemed.

Judges visited each stand at the expo and judged the stands according to criteria based on design, construction, special traffic flow, presentation, attitude of staff and messaging. The results are as follows:

Africa Print Large Floor Space

First: Kemtek Imaging Systems.
Second: Fortune Africa.

Africa Print Medium Floor Space

First: Printing SA.

Africa Print Medium Shell Scheme

First: NSI 4 Africa.

Africa Print Small Floor Space

First: Hitech Graphics.
Second: UPrint Digital Direct.
Third: Fujifilm Graphic Communication South Africa.

Sign Africa Large Floor Space

First: Graphix Supply World.
Second: Sign-Tronic.
Third: Stixo Signage Supplies.

Sign Africa Large Shell Scheme

Tie first: Berzacks Brothers and Colorscreen.

Sign Africa Medium Floor Space

First: Maizey Plastics.
Second: Curv Signage Systems.
Tie third: Intamarket and Kolok.

Sign Africa Medium Shell Scheme

First: Chemosol.
Second: Midcomp.
Third: National Screen and Digital Supplies.

Sign Africa Small Floor Space

First: Edge Signage and Shopfitting Supplies.
Second: Rexx Screen and Digital Supplies.
Third : The Lighting Zone.

Sign Africa Small Shell Scheme

Tie first: Imagemed and Mr. Plastic.
Second: ORAFOL South Africa.
Third: PT Material MAS Manufacturing.

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