12, 13 & 14 September, hall 3

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) 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!


W-ookie (Wrap Rookie): 1st: R3500; 2nd R1750 and 3rd: R1000.
Wrap Lord (Professional Wrapper): score more than 45 points and double your money.
The Grand Prize is a trip to compete at the World Wrap Masters at FESPA Munich 2019.


On arrival at the expo, register your entry at the Speed Wrap stand in hall 3.
Your registration will be confirmed with your time slot. Spots are limited and it is important that everyone gets an equal opportunity to compete. Each round will be allocated first, to anyone who has not competed for the duration of the exhibition and then to competitors who have already participated.
Be present at your time slot and wrap to the best standards.

T&C’s apply

  • The decision of the judge(s) shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and there is *no cash alternative  **applying for non-cash prizes
  • *All taxes, insurances, transfers, spending money and other expenses (including meals or personal expenses, upgrades etc.) as the case may be, unless specifically stated, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. **Applying to the Grand Prize.

Great Prizes:

  • W-ookie (Wrap Rookie): 1st R3 500 2nd R1 750 3rd R1 000 per day
  • Wrap Lord (Professional Wrapper): Score more than 45 points and double your money
  • Grand Prize is a trip to compete at the World Wrap Masters at FESPA Munich 2019

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.

CorelDRAW Advanced Workshop

12 & 13 September, hall 1

There will be CorelDRAW Advanced Workshops, hosted by industry specialist Mo Jogie, covering top tips for graphics professionals.

DAY 1 – 12 September 2018

08H30 Registration
09H00 – 10H00 Streamlining Signage Workflows – Input to Output
10H00 – 11H00 Vehicle Wrapping Tips With CorelDRAW

Break – Visit the Expo

12H30 – 13H30 Artwork Preparation For Engraving
13H30 – 14H30 Professional image editing with Corel PaintShop Pro
14H30 – 15H30 CorelDRAW Tips and Tricks for the Professional

DAY 2 – 13 September 2018

08H30 Registration
09H00 – 10H00 Colour Management For Digital Print Workflows
10H00 – 11H00 Colour Separations For Screen Printing

Break – Visit the Expo

12H30 – 13H30 Working Between Illustrator And CorelDRAW
13H30 – 14H30 Supersizing Your Artwork For Flatbed Printing
14H30 – 15H30  The New CorelDRAW! 2018 Deep Dive


Mohammed Jogie has studied fine art and graphic design. He has worked on numerous international brands. He is head creative juicer at MSD and is also principal of Mzansi Creative Foundation. A design activist, he is an admin on AIGAfrica – a collaboration with AIGA New York and South African graphic designers. He has served as Vice President of Icograda and served on the boards Think, DSA and Cafe. He is a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers and the London City and Guilds. He is a project lead on the Mandela Poster Project Collective and MSD. Open design innovators initiative.

DAY: Wednesday, 12th September and Thursday, 13th September 2018.
COST: R1000 per day excluding VAT.
VENUE: Hall 1, Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
BOOKINGS: Book your seat here and for queries email corel@signafrica.com


12 – 14 SEPTEMBER 2018, hall 1 on the Rexx stand

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 specializing in technical screen printing consulting for textile printers.



12, 13 & 14 September, hall 1, 9am-5pm, daily.

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 3 expo days and get tips and tricks, ask our local experts questions.


Design A “Where Print Takes Off” Tee Competition


Designers are invited to post their “Where Print Takes Off” themed t-shirt on the FESPA Africa and Sign Africa Facebook pages.

Caption should include the hashtag “#FESPAAfrica”/ “#SignAfricaExpo”, the “Where Print Takes Off” line.

Entries close on 10 September 2018.

Entrants need to get as many likes as possible by 10 September 2018 (5pm).

The top 15 designs will be printed and showcased at the show. These designs will be printed and displayed onsite for the public vote.


Competition rules:

Submitted designs should:
– Comprise of the “Where Print Takes Off” theme.

– Post their designs on either the FESPA Africa or Sign Africa Facebook page.

– Facebook posts caption should include the words “Where Print Takes Off” along with the hashtag “#FESPAAfrica”/ “#SignAfricaExpo”.

– Get as many likes as possible for their design to be printed and showcased at the FESPA Africa and Sign Africa expo.

– Email the posted design to Thapy@practicalpublishing.co.za

Great Prizes:

First place: R5000

Runner-up: R2.500

Third place: R1,500



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 is 4 August 2017.

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



Printing SA invites all printers and their customers to their Annual Gala Dinner.

This year’s annual Printing SA gala dinner will be one to remember. We’ll be keeping the formalities and awarding of the TT3 National Awards 2018 short. We’re expecting tickets to do a disappearing act quickly, so best to get it and get your RSVP’s in asap.

Date: Wednesday, 12th September 2018
Venue: The Ballroom, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand
Time: 18h30 for 19h00
Cost: R590 including VAT per ticket (Tables of 10 can be booked)
A 10% discount will also apply to bookings of a full table i.e. 10 seats.
Theme: 1920’s New York
Attire: As you deem appropriate
RSVP: events@printingsa.org or (+27 11) 287 1160



The 5th annual Printing SA Africa Print 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. You’ll also be given free access to Printing SA and Club FESPA VIP Lounge. See the back of this flyer for the time table.

DAY: Friday, 14th September 2018.
COST: R500 excluding VAT. SAIP members qualify for a 25% discount. 
VENUE: Hall 1, Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
BOOKINGS: Book your seat at printingsaconference@signafrica.com
08H00 Registration, tea & coffee
09H00 – 09H30 Welcome and State of the Industry Steve Thobela, Printing SA
09H15 – 10H15 Waste management ACT Shabeer Jhetam, Packaging SA
10H15 – 11H00 FESPA Print Census Results Sean Holt, FESPA
11H00 – 11H45 Demystifying the FP&M SETA workplace skills planning and discretionary grant application processes Mr PK Naicker, FP&M SETA
11H45 – 12H30 How to Print the eXpected – Colour Management Laura Minter, Digitalview


See the following business opportunities showcased on exhibitor stands at the upcoming Sign Africa, FESPA Africa, Africa Print and Africa LED exhibitions. Opportunities for small start-ups or those looking to grow their businesses will be showcased in these daily 30 minute sessions. There is no charge.

According to Lynette Nicholson, Research Manager at Old Mutual, ‘a growing number of people in working metropolitan households – particularly in the middle to upper income brackets – are finding ways to supplement their incomes by having more than one job’. This is based on research findings of the 2017 Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor.