The Africa Print Regional Expo, which took place in Cape Town from 29-30 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.

Highlights include: 

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.

Trisave exhibited its S-500 Auto Card Cutter – ideal for cutting business cards.

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.

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:

First: Printech

Second: Smart Farming Technologies and Antalis South Africa

Africa Print Medium Stand:

First: Ricoh SA

Second: Konica Minolta SA

Africa Print Large Stand:

First: Nashua 

Second: Xerox