Platinum sponsors of Africa Print Expo 2015, Xerox (represented by Bytes Document Solutions), secured almost a dozen new deals worth millions of rand at the expo held in July at Gallagher Convention Centre. The company exhibited its impressive production presses including the Xerox X1000i, Xerox Versant 80 and the newly launched Efi H1625 LED UV large format printer.
Xerox announced at the event that the first Xerox Colour 1000i in the Middle East and Africa was sold to South African company House of Print. ‘We were very pleased with the number of customers visiting our stand and there was immense interest in the Xerox 1000 Press with Gold and Silver metallic toners and the Versant 80 and Versant 2100 with Ultra High Definition imaging. It was very encouraging to see that many printing companies are in a ‘buying mode’ despite the gloomy outlook for the South African economy. The numerous orders that we closed at the show clearly demonstrate that investment in digital solutions continues to show healthy growth and that commercial printers can’t afford to ignore digital anymore.’
‘There was much interest shown in our workflow automation and multimedia communication software solutions as printers are recognising that they need to become a communications company rather than only focusing on being a print provider to their clients,’ added Haglich. ‘South Africa is lagging behind Europe and the USA in this respect, but this should be the future direction for printing companies to take.’
There was major interest shown in the new Efi H1625 LED UV large format printer that was revealed at the expo. ‘There are numerous leads to follow up and this is an exciting new print industry segment that we are expanding into,’ said Haglich. ‘The market for all Point of Sale printing and signage and graphics on all types of substrates is showing a steady growth worldwide, and Efi is considered a leader in this new LED UV Hybrid large format technology. All in all, Africa Print was very successful for Bytes Document Solutions, Xerox and Efi.’