The Sign Africa Expo, co-located with FESPA Africa, Africa Print and Africa LED, and taking place from 12-14 September 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre, not only delivers world-class exhibitors and distributors, but will also provide the following educational features:
CorelDRAW Advanced Workshop
Book your seat for the industry focused Advanced CorelDRAW workshop, covering topics for signage, screen printing, wide format print, engraving and more.
Visit this hands-on workshop where printers can learn different techniques all taught by Charlie Taublieb, who has been in the screen printing industry since 1976, and heads up Taublieb Consulting in Greenwood Village, Colorado, a company specialising in technical screen printing consulting for textile printers. This takes place from 12-14 September, in hall 1 on the Rexx Screen & Digital Supplies stand.
T-Shirt and Bag Printing Workshop
Free demonstrations by local experts on T-shirts and bags with speciality printing techniques, direct to transfer and screen printing. Pop into hall 1 during the three expo days to get tips and tricks and ask our local experts questions.
Business Opportunities In Print, Sign & LED Lighting
Business opportunities will be showcased on various exhibitor stands. Opportunities for start-ups or those looking to grow their businesses will be showcased in daily 30 minute sessions on the hour. A range of topics relating to all aspects of the digital printing, signage, vehicle wrapping and wide format industry will be covered.
Speed Wrap Challenge
The Speed Wrap is a national, live wrapping competition. The event is brought to you by platinum sponsor Roland, vinyl sponsors Grafiwrap (distributed by Maizey Plastics), Hexis (distributed by Falcon) and expo sponsors FESPA Africa and Sign Africa. The Speed Wrap challenge will take place on all three days of the expo. The first round will be at 10am. The final round will take place on Friday 14 September. Enter your best wrapper!
Fujifilm Design Challenge
Entrants are challenged to submit a design for a number of different categories (which include Interior Design, Retail Environment and ‘free’ category, where you can let your creative juices run free), using the Acuity LED 1600 II’s unique features creatively.
You do not need to own an Acuity LED 1600 II, just the design must be able to be produced on the machine. There is no cost to enter the competition.
Closing date for entries has been extended to 20 August 2018.
All 9 winners (top 3 in each category) designs will be displayed at the Expo. Expo visitors will be given an opportunity to select an additional winner from the Designs displayed on the Fujifilm stand by voting for their favourite entry on the voting slip received at Expo registration and placing it in the box designated for this purpose on the Fujifilm stand.
The Design Challenge entrant with the most votes will win a meal voucher at a pre-selected Japanese restaurant.
Votes from the EXPO VISITORS will also be entered into a lucky draw to WIN a FUJIFILM Instax Mini 9 Bundle (worth R1500.00)!
For more info visit www.fujifilmdesignchallenge.co.za
Enter The Midcomp/Direct Color Systems T-Shirt Design Competition
Designers are invited to post their ‘Where T-Shirt Printing Takes Off’ themed T-shirt on the FESPA Africa and Sign Africa Facebook pages.
Captions should include the hashtag ‘#FESPAAfrica’/ ‘#SignAfricaExpo’, and ‘Where T-Shirt Printing Takes Off’ tagline.
Entries close on 10 September 2018. Email the posted design to Thapy@practicalpublishing.co.za
Printing SA Conference
The 5th annual Printing SA Conference takes place 14 September, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. As a delegate, you’ll leave armed with greater insights and an appreciation of the latest industry trends. SAIP members qualify for a 25% discount and will earn 2 CPD points for attending each topic (8 CPD points can be earned in total). Printing SA members qualify for 10% discount. If a member of both, the highest discount of 25% applies. For more information click here.
Printing SA Gala Dinner
The Printing SA Gala Dinner will be hosted during the Africa Print Expo, on the evening of Wednesday 12 September in The Ballroom at Gallagher Convention Centre, 18:30 for 19:00. This year’s event will take attendees back in time with a 1920s New York theme, a period when news was delivered and devoured through 2000 dailies.