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2020 News

FESPA Africa Postponed To 2021

27 July 2020

The FESPA Africa exhibition to be hosted alongside Sign Africa from 9-11 September 2020 at Gallagher Convention Centre in South Africa will be cancelled. This decision was taken due to the current pandemic, restrictions on international travel, and the event industry being closed at the moment in South Africa with no clear indication if it will reopen before the planned dates.

‘The planning for these events involves a significant amount of time for both organisers and exhibitors, who in some cases import equipment to showcase and have representatives from their manufacturers on their stand,’ said event organiser Dyelan Copeland.

The decision has been made to cancel this year’s expo and reschedule a new date in 2021 to ensure the event will have the required planning from all sides to make it a success. Copeland added that, ‘The number of online registrations we have had for 2020 indicate that the industry is looking forward to the next event.’

FESPA CEO Neil Felton concluded: ‘The dynamic development of the coronavirus pandemic globally has unfortunately made it infeasible to proceed with FESPA Africa as planned this autumn, and our focus is on the wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors and colleagues in South Africa. We look forward to welcoming our African community back in 2021, and hope that next year’s event will play an important role in their sustained business recovery from the impact of COVID-19.”’

The postponement of FESPA Africa follows the announcement that the next FESPA Global Print Expo will now take place at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 9-12 March 2021.

2019 News

The Printing SA team at the gala dinner.

Printing SA Collaborates With Sponsors To Empower The Industry

3 October 2019

Printing SA recently held a well-attended annual dinner, which celebrated industry excellence, and its conference, which highlighted the latest industry trends. Both events were sponsored by main sponsors FP&M SETA and FESPA; Gold sponsor Novus Print; Silver sponsor Agility Health, Bronze sponsor Heidelberg and exhibition sponsors Africa Print, Sign Africa and FESPA Africa.

Dr Morne Mostert, Institute for Futures Research, presented the findings of his research report.

Printing SA Conference Delivers Insights About Future And Sustainability Of The Industry

19 September 2019

The Printing SA Conference, held from 11-12 September alongside the Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo, was an opportunity for industry stakeholders to unpack the vital role that the industry plays and to debate the future of the industry in light of the ever changing landscape due to technological advancements taking place around the world.

Printing SA CEO Dr Abdool Majid Mahomed.

Printing SA Celebrates Industry Excellence At Annual Dinner

19 September 2019

Attendees enjoyed the energy and vibrance of the printing, packaging and signage industry at the Printing SA annual dinner, which took place on 12 September at Gallagher Grill. The event and conference were sponsored by main sponsors FP&M SETA and FESPA; Gold sponsor Novus Holdings; Silver sponsor Agility Health, Bronze sponsor Heidelberg and exhibition sponsors  Sign Africa, FESPA Africa and Africa Print.

Exhibitors Report Quality Visitors And Millions In Sales At FESPA Africa And Sign Africa Expo

17 September 2019

The Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo, held last week at Gallagher Convention Centre, attracted 6850 visitors in total, with 5923 unique visitors and 927 revisits. The event was sponsored by Platinum sponsor Roland.

Pooven Pillay (Roland), Speed Wrap winner Joey-Lee Erasmus (Wrap My Ride) and Robbie Lambe (Maizey Plastics).

2019 Speed Wrap Winner Crowned At FESPA Africa And Sign Africa Expo

16 September 2019

Joey-Lee Erasmus was declared the ultimate winner of the 2019 Roland Speed Wrap Challenge at the Sign Africa and FESPA Africa expos. He has won a trip to compete at the FESPA World Wrap Masters Final at FESPA Global Print Expo, Madrid 2020.

Mips Introducing New Eco-Solvent Printer

29 August 2019

The new Mutoh XpertJet 1641SR is a 4-colour ink set (CMYK) single head model that offers an ideal balance of performance, image quality and an affordable price range. The new platform from Mutoh has been renewed with an updated modern look, featuring a sleek black design as well as added features to enhance the user experience and output quality.

Graficomp Exhibiting New HP Digital Textile Printing Solution 

29 August 2019

Graficomp will exhibit a range of HP innovations – including the HP Stitch S300, which couples HP Thermal Inkjet technology with industry-standard dyes for superior colour durability – at the Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo, from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Rexx Screen & Digital Supplies Launching New Kornit DTG System

29 August 2019

Kornit’s HD systems enable new levels of print quality, suitable for the fashion and retail markets. Rexx Screen & Digital Supplies will launch the Kornit Storm HD6 DTG System at the Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo, taking place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Trotec Laser South Africa Launching New Laser Marker

29 August 2019

Trotec is launching a brand new laser marker, the U300, with a marking area of up to 190 x 190mm at the Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo, taking place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Exion Corporation Announces Letter Fabrication Competition

21 August 2019

Exion invites anyone visiting the Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo to enter its speed fabrication competition, using its V3 machine and pneumatic nail gun. All you need to do is fabricate the letter, which Exion will provide at the expo, as quickly and neatly as possible. The event is taking place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Be inspired and take your print business to the next level with the Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo, taking place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre. The exhibition delivers a wide array of products and technologies which can help you find new and inspiring ideas to grow your business. The event is sponsored by Roland.

Midcomp will showcase the HP Stitch S500 and S1000 printers at the upcoming Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo, taking place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Graphix Supply World (GSW) will showcase Mimaki’s wide variety of solutions at the upcoming Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo, taking place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre.

MacQuip will exhibit its flatbed graphic printer, as well as its automatic back neck label and small garment screen printer at the upcoming Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo, taking place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

Sheet material supplier 3A Composites will showcase a variety of branded products for the direct-to-substrate digital printing, exhibition, shop and furniture design, signage as well as POS/POP applications markets, at the upcoming Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expos, taking place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Printing SA embraces this moment and the opportunity to invite role players from the print, packaging, silkscreen, design, government and all industry stakeholders in the value chain including unions and the media to unpack the vital role that the industry plays and to debate the future of the industry in light of the ever changing landscape due to technological advancements taking place around the world.

JG Electronics will exhibit its UniNet iColor 540 at the upcoming Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo, taking place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Gencotech Showasing Vinyl Cutter And Acrylic Bender At FESPA Africa Expo

Gencotech will exhibit its vinyl cutter and acrylic bending machine at the upcoming FESPA Africa and Sign Africa Expo, taking place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Agfa Graphics Showcasing LED Hybrid Printer At FESPA Africa And Sign Africa Expo

Agfa Graphics South Africa will exhibit the Anapurna H1650i LED hybrid printer at the upcoming Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo, taking place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Registrations Open For Africa’s Largest Signage And Printing Expo

21 June 2019

Registrations are open for the Sign Africa and FESPA Africa expo, being held at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from 11-13 September.