Antalis South Africa (Pty) Ltd used the 2015 Africa Print Expo as an opportunity to showcase their wide range of equipment as well as their staff expertise. The company also reported quality leads and sales at the event.
David James said, ‘Antalis are delighted about the quality of the leads we received at Africa Print 2015 and will be working hard to follow up on all these prospects to convince the market that our visual communication offering can create new business opportunities for them.’
Antalis’ visual communication offering includes technology, equipment, consumables and a selection of substrates for wide format printers from major global brands through their network of branches and modern warehouses countrywide.
The company launched the Coala range at the exhibition. Caroline Coughlan, Marketing Manager, Antalis South Africa (Pty) Ltd said, ‘Exclusive from Antalis, the range comprises large format media in vinyl, poster paper, wallpaper and canvas that prints on the full range of Efi Printers, a range of Epson printers as well as other digital machines.’
The company also showcased the a.berger range of textile-based media using ‘Samba’ in their light boxes, staircase wall and striking decorated balustrade that showed off the luxury of Lumex from 3A Composites. They also launched a Rugby World Cup Poster printed on Hi-Q Titan 300gsm with Yupo Tako non adhesive stickers with the participating countries’ flags for clients to follow the Rugby tournament. These were pre-printed and die cut on the Kongsberg XN 24 Digital finishing and cutting table on the stand.
Digital printing and finishing solutions from Efi, Esko and Epson were exhibited on the stand. EFI’s all-in-one H1625 LED Wide Format all-in-one Inkjet Printer was revealed at the show, while the Esko XN24 Kongsberg table highlighted its exceptional digital cutting and finishing capabilities.
The EPSON T3200 series machine and the EPSON SC-S Surecolour 30610 1.6 m Eco-solvent printer showed the beautiful quality printing. The EPSON 30610 is perfect for signage and printing solutions and is a high quality four colour CMYK printer. It produces everything from posters, signs, banners, backlit panels and POS to vehicle wraps, wallpaper and exhibition displays. Antalis is proud to announce that four Epson printers were sold.
The company highlighted its service and support to the industry. ‘Service and support are a key differentiator for Antalis,’ said Managing Director, Raymond Waldeck. ‘Today’s printing equipment quality is excellent, so together with our service and support, Antalis offers its customers a long term solution for their business.’
‘As part of our long term solutions offering, our clients know that our technician will be there when there is a problem with their machine on a late Friday afternoon and they have a job that needs to be done by Monday morning,’ he added.
James explained that the people at Antalis are experts in their field as they have been in the industry for many years and understand not only the technology, but also the challenges their clients face on a day-to-day basis. ‘We also regularly send our people overseas for training, which they bring back and share with their clients. We want to enrich our clients by providing on-site training, repairs and customised service contracts.’
He concluded that Antalis is serious about its wide offering to the market and will be presented and promoted at every possible opportunity, which Africa Print provides. ‘Apart from giving us the opportunity to showcase our machines and demonstrate our people’s expertise and service, it is also important for us to exhibit our products and services in even seemingly difficult market conditions.’