AFRICA PRINT EXPO STOPS OFF IN THE MOTHER CITY

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Over 1300 visitors attended the Africa Print Cape Town Expo to see the cutting-edge equipment on display, with exhibitors reporting good leads and sales on the day.

Platinum Expo sponsor, Xerox, showcased the new IJP2000 wide format printer, X1000 and J75 Colour Press.

RISO Africa’s ComColor 9150 150 page per minute Ink Jet Printer with Perfect Binder and ComColor 9150 with Inline Wrapping Envelope Finisher all attracted attention from visitors.

OKI SA exhibited the Anytron Digital Label Press. Integrated with OKI Specialised Label Printers, the labelling solution produces high resolution output at up to nine metres per minute thanks to digital single-pass technology.

Other highlights on show included Konica Minolta South Africa’s award-winning bizhub presses and Océ’s VarioPrint DP Line.

Tanya Moodley, Marketing Director of Africa Print Expo sponsor, Bytes Document Solutions, said, ‘The Africa Print Cape Town Expo was definitely a success for us. What stands out for me was the amazing vibe at our stand and our very enthusiastic sales executives and technical support team. The BDS Xerox stand welcomed more than 1000 visitors of the 1335 visitors at the show. We generated a high number of leads and had many requests for information about Xerox’s solutions. The sales teams have already started working on a conversion strategy in turning as many visitors into leads. Once again this trade show gave us a huge opportunity to showcase our innovative printing business solutions – the C75 digital colour press, Xerox Colour 1000 press, XC560 digital colour press and the IJP2000. Visitors came from across a wide spectrum of businesses and it was interesting to note the large number of start-up print room businesses at this show. Many visitors were drawn by the Xerox X1000 digital press and the IJP 2000, which were real crowd pullers.’

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: Technilamp
Second: Graficomp

Africa Print Medium Stand:
First: RISO Africa
Second: Konica Minolta South Africa

Africa Print Large stand
First: Xerox

Forthcoming regional expos include:

Polokwane, 14 May, Meropa Casino, Polokwane (please note the date change).
Johannesburg, 2-4 July 2014, Gallagher Convention Centre.
Durban, 26-27 August, Durban ICC.

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