Africa Print Durban Expo Kicks Off Next Week

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The Durban Regional Expo, taking place in Durban from 18-19 March 2015 at The Durban ICC, 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.

Products experts from various leading companies, including platinum sponsor Xerox, will advise you on the latest and most relevant products to help you grow your business.

V2100 Digital 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.

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.

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 6705 MFP Wide Format printer/copier

With the Xerox 6705, you can create high resolution 600 dpi full-colour scans of large documents (in A0-size) such as presentation documents, coloured blueprints, and drawings marked with corrections or work instructions. By scanning your documents and keeping electronic records, you create an environment where document management is made more efficient.

Modico

Modico uses a new and revolutionary manufacturing method for stamps: the permanent stamp, also known as Flash Stamp, because it is produced with a flash-unit. Sharp and even imprints of best quality characterise these kinds of stamps. The ink pad is placed behind the printing plate which is made of a microporous special foamed material, that stays ink-permeable only at the unexposed areas. The exposed areas are ink-impermeable. If you press the stamp, the ink will be dispensed through the ink-permeable areas of the text plate onto the paper.

Graphics, grey scales, photos, personal signatures and fonts down to 4,5 points are reproduced precisely. It uses an intelligent technology that makes a profit margin of up to 200 percent possible. All you need is a laser printer, the Modico exposure-unit and a little bit of creativity.

Entrance is free. Pre-register online to speed up the process and stand a chance to win R1000 in cash. The expo will take place from 9am to 6pm (18th) and 9-5pm (19th).

If you are in the region, you are welcome to attend the Printing SA Members Forum at 11am on 18 March at the Africa Print expo hosted at the Durban ICC. Non-members are welcome too. There is no cost. You can email gwarren@printingsa.org for more details.