Exhibitors Report Quality Leads At Graphics, Print & Sign Expo

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Exhibitors Report Quality Leads At Graphics, Print and Sign Expo

The successful Graphics, Print & Sign expo was held from 5-7 October at Emperors Palace Convention Centre. The event was lauded for its organisation, quality visitors and products that reflected industry trends.

Visitors were inspired by litho print solutions, encapsulating and laminating, digital label printing, branding, binding equipment, digital packaging solutions, graphics and digital printing products.

Exhibitors Report Quality Leads At Graphics, Print & Sign Expo

Exhibitors had positive feedback about the event:

‘The show was great. It was good for us to participate as new players in the production printing industry. We got good leads, from good customers, with good questions. We have demonstrations and follow-ups to do after the expo,’ said Heidie-Marie Middel, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa.

‘The quality of visitors was pretty good and there was a lot of interest. There were a lot of new customers – people that didn’t even have Pantone books – and a lot of people learnt that they need the Pantone books. A lot of people that bought from us before have come back, so it was successful for us. A lot of feet came through,’ said Matthew Kear, Pantone Africa.

‘It was fantastic to be at the expo and see a lot of our printers and suppliers. The sentiment is that everyone was glad to be out and interacting again,’ said Jermaine Naicker, Printing SA Durban Chamber.

‘It was a fantastic expo for Printing SA and we were able to celebrate our 110th anniversary at the networking and exhibitor function. It was great to see people coming out again and we are looking forward to hosting more events,’ said Abisha Katerere, Printing SA.

‘It was our first expo together with Transparent Financial Services – we will definitely be back. It is an amazing platform to meet the people who employ those who we represent. It was a great experience and we hope that the relationships we have started here translate into membership on our side and create a better environment in the industry,’ said Khwezi Makhathini from SATU.

‘We were delighted to be invited to the expo, having made new contacts, signed up some new members and met with existing members,’ said Lorna Mashale, Transparent Financial Services.

‘We got a better quality than quantity of clients,’ said Hermanus Freese, Riso.

Stand awards

Judges visited each stand at the expo and judged the stands according to criteria based on design, staff friendliness and professionalism.

Best small stand winner (shell scheme)
First: Uprint Digital Direct.
Runner-up: Pantone.

Best medium stand winner (shell scheme)
First: Rexx Screen and Digital Supplies, Fellowes Beswick and Riso.
Runner-up: Trotec Laser South Africa.

Best large stand winner (shell scheme): Falcon SA.

Best small stand winner (custom)
First: Robotech 3D.
Runner-up: SA Argus.

Best medium stand winner (custom stand)
First: Roland Speedwrap.
Runner-up: Curv Signage Systems.

Best large stand winner (custom)
First: Allrich Trading.
Runner-up: Roland DG.
Runner-up: Chemosol.
Runner-up: Stixo Signage Supplies.

Most innovative product: Kyocera Document Solutions.

Most sustainable product: 3D Fusion.

The event was sponsored by Platinum Sponsors Roland and Stixo Signage Supplies and is supported by media partners Africa Print, Sign Africa and Modern Marketing.

GRAPHICS, PRINT & SIGN
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+27 11 568 1894
gps@practicalpublishing.co.za
www.graphicsprintsign.com

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