The successful Sign Africa Cape Town expo, held from 18-19 May at the CTICC, attracted 1140 visitors from around Western Cape, Northern Cape and Namibia. The event was well received by visitors and exhibitors alike. The event was sponsored by Platinum sponsors Roland DG South Africa and Stixo Signage Supplies.

Visitors were inspired by the latest technologies and trends in wide format digital printing, T-shirt printing, finishing, point of sale displays, signage, banners, flags, vehicle graphics, LED’s, laser engraving and more.

Sign Africa Cape Town Expo Hailed A Success

Sign Africa Cape Town Expo Hailed A Success

Exhibitors had positive feedback about the event:

‘It was lovely. We interacted with a lot of new people,’ said Lerato Senna, JG Electronics.

‘Overall it was great. It was only two days, but we met many current customers and clients, who we had a long talk with. We sold one machine to a current client, a 3D printer, and we will install it and offer training. There were many potential clients,’ said Jay Kim, Exion Corp.

Sign Africa Cape Town Expo Hailed A Success

Sign Africa Cape Town Expo Hailed A Success

‘We experienced quality leads, so the people that arrived came with intent. They knew what they wanted, they were very specific and they were from the industry. We were satisfied,’ said Angelique Greer, Midcomp.

‘The show was good, with a lot of good interest. I think we did well and I am positive about it,’ said Jordan Steinbach, Uprint.

Sign Africa Cape Town Expo Hailed A Success

‘It was busy. There were good leads, and we saw customers from other areas we didn’t know about, so that was really good. It’s always good to socialise and interact with other people in the industry, and see whats new,’ said Illze Bester, Kolok.

‘I was pleasantly surprise about the type and amount of people at the show, and the whole atmosphere. It went really well and was well organised,’ said Graham Roy, Graficomp.

‘The show was a success and it was well planned, I liked it. The market seems to be growing in a business sense. These shows give us opportunities to grow in different sectors or areas in the country. It has been positive for us,’ said Tony Arriah, Stixo.

Sign Africa Cape Town Expo Hailed A Success

‘The feedback was positive. There were a lot of people that came through and they asked a lot of questions. I’m sure we are going to get a lot of leads and sales from the show,’ said Mustapha Jacobs from Rexx Screen & Digital Supplies.

‘It was good. We got a few good customers,’ said Jarrid Cloete from Riso Africa.

‘It was fantastic, probably the best show that we’ve had this year. We did such good business. Compliments to Sign Africa for such a great effort. Our Business Forum event was brilliant. The speakers were absolutely amazing, and it’s a topic we are going to take around the country, to Pretoria and Johannesburg, as well as to KZN this year, so if you’re in these regions, come through and join us,’ said Abisha Katerere, Printing SA.

Judges visited each stand at the expo and judged the stands according to criteria based on design, staff friendliness and professionalism. The results are as follows:

Sign Africa Small Shell Scheme

Winner: Uprint Digital Direct.
Runner-up: JG Electronics.

Sign Africa Small Floor Space

Winner: Fastsigns Africa (Exion Corp).
Runner-up: Kolok.

Sign Africa Medium Shell Scheme

Winner: Midcomp.
Runner-up: Chemosol.

Sign Africa Medium Floor Space

Winner: Stixo Signage Supplies.
Runner-up: Speedwrap Challenge.

Sign Africa Large Floor Space

Winner: Graphix Supply World.
Runner-up: Indisol.

Africa Print Small Floor Space

Winner: Graficomp

Africa Print Small Shell Scheme

Winner: Kemtek

Africa Print Medium Floor Space

Winner: Printing SA

Africa Print Medium Shell Scheme

Winner: Riso Africa.

The popular Roland Speedwrap Challenge was also held at the Sign Africa Cape Town Expo.

Contestants had to race against the clock to wrap a vehicle door to the best standards. This event was brought to you by platinum sponsor Roland, vinyl sponsors Grafiwrap (distributed by Maizey Plastics) and show sponsor Sign Africa. The Sign Africa Durban expo was sponsored by Roland and Stixo.

Contestants Race Against The Clock During Speedwrap Challenge At Sign Africa Cape Town Expo
Speedwrap MC Alex Jay with Gary Fortuin from GEM branding, winner of three rounds during day 2 of the Roland DG South Africa Speedwrap Challenge.

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