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The FESPA Africa 218 and Sign Africa Expo held from 12 to 14 September at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand attracted 6494 visitors. This was an increase from the 217 event for which there were 5839 attendees.

A recent event held by Printing SA and Novus Holdings in Cape Town provided the platform to discuss how various government departments can work with the printing industry to ensure its sustainability. This is in relation to the contribution of the industry to the country’s GDP and employment rate.

Canon has launched the new Océ ColorWave 3 series of large format printers. These are for customers specialising in CAD, GIS and short-term graphic arts applications. The new systems address printing requirements in a number of sectors. The Océ ColorWave 3 series provides the flexibility to easily print a wider range of applications from black and white technical documents, drawings and maps, to full colour indoor and short term outdoor graphics. The series comprises two different model [ ... ]

Richard Szembrot, the director of the health, safety & environment at Kodak delves into sustainable business practices driving growth in the print industry.

Thermal transfer overprinting (TTO) is a digital printing process that has largely replaced hot stamping and other traditional analogue printing techniques. The reason is mainly attributed to this technique’s cost reduction.

The Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia, provided the perfect setting for the Sign Africa expo. The trade show, which took place from 6 to 7 June, welcomed 572 visitors from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo and Tanzania. The event was the second expo held in Zambia.

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