Kolok Showcasing Vehicle Wrapping Vinyls And More At Graphics, Print and Sign Live Demo Expo

Kolok will exhibit digital print media, sign and vehicle wrapping vinyls and more at the upcoming Graphics, Print and Sign Live Demo expo, taking place from 5-7 October 2021 at Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Centre Court.

The company offers a wide range of digital print media, including vinyl, PVC, backlit, wallpaper, canvas, poster paper and lamination.

Kolok Showcasing Vehicle Wrapping Vinyls And More At Graphics, Print and Sign Live Demo Expo

At the expo, Kolok will be showcase the following:

– HEXIS range of products: sign vinyls, vehicle wrap vinyls, paint protection film and anti-microbial film.
– NUtec ink.
– Wallpapers.
– All other digital print media.

Kolok Showcasing Vehicle Wrapping Vinyls And More At Graphics, Print and Sign Live Demo Expo

Graphics, Print and Sign Live Demo expo is a dedicated wide format print, signage, textile and garment printing, commercial print, digital label printing and short run digital packaging event.

The event will comply with current Covid-19 regulations to keep visitors and exhibitors safe. Entrance is free, please register online. The event is sponsored by Platinum Sponsors Roland and Stixo Signage Supplies and is supported by media partners Sign Africa, Africa Print and Modern Marketing.

Kolok Graphic Supplies
+27 11 248 0554
www.kolokgs.co.za

See Live Demonstrations Of Wide Format Printing, T-Shirt Printing And Signage Solutions

Graphics Print & Sign Live Demo expo is a dedicated wide format print, signage, commercial print, digital label printing and short run digital packaging expo. Visitors will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of new technology, equipment and substrates, software, applications and more, all under one roof. This is an opportunity for visitors to interact with product experts about how to streamline production for faster turnaround and cost savings.

Sign Africa Print is one of the media partners for the Graphics, Print & Sign Live Demo Expo, taking place from 5-7 October 2021, where visitors can discover innovative technology and product demonstrations of the latest equipment, media and substrates that have been launched. Be inspired to diversify your existing print business with the latest products.

Explore affordable business opportunities in the world of graphics, digital printing, branding, T-shirt printing, vehicle graphics, direct to film and garment solutions, laser engraving, digital label printing and more.

The event, taking place at Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Centre Court, will comply with current Covid-19 regulations to keep visitors and exhibitors safe. Entrance is free, please register online.

The event is sponsored by Platinum Sponsors Roland and Stixo Signage Supplies and is supported by media partners Africa Print, Sign Africa and Modern Marketing.

Date: 5-7 October 2021
Time: 9am-5pm daily.
Venue: Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Centre Court, Johannesburg

Graphics, Print & Sign
Organised by Practical Publishing
+27 11 568 1894
www.graphicsprintsign.com

Enter The Roland Speed Wrap Challenge

The popular Roland Speed Wrap Challenge will be held at the upcoming Graphics, Print and Sign Live Demo expo, taking place from 5-7 October 2021 at Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Centre Court.

Compete in three easy steps:

– Register to visit the expo for free here.
– Visit the Roland stand and register up to three of your best wrappers and your registration will be confirmed with your time slot. Entries are free.
– Be present at your time slot and wrap a door in 10 minutes to the best standards.

The highest score takes it all. There’s a chance to grab quick cash every two hours.

Cash prizes

1st place: R3500.
2nd place: R1750.
3rd place: R1000.

Double

Wrap Lord (professional wrapper) – score more than 45 points and double your money.

Bonus

Wrap King (winner bonus) – highest points of the day will be invited to compete in 2022.

The Speedwrap Challenge is brought to you by platinum sponsor Roland, vinyl sponsor GrafiWrap (distributed by Maizey Plastics) and expo organiser Sign Africa. The Graphics, Print & Sign live Demo Expo will comply with current Covid-19 regulations to keep visitors and exhibitors safe.

Graphics, Print & Sign
Organised by Practical Publishing
+27 11 568 1894
www.graphicsprintsign.com

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Roland DG
Tel: +27 11 875 9300
Website: http://www.rolanddg.co.za

Zünd UK Showcases Graphics Applications To Students

Zünd UK hosted five small group sessions across a week to meet Covid-19 guidelines and maintain social distancing. A mixture of digital cutting demonstrations for graphics, packaging and composite applications were shown to the students with the use of robotics, automation, contactless part-marking and projection.

Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management (ISMM) is an intensive one-year programme that prepares high calibre graduates for accelerated careers in the industry. The course aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry by integrating classroom teaching, company visits and in-company projects.

Zünd UK recently welcomed a group of ISMM postgraduate manufacturing students from the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge to their demonstration facilities in St Albans.

Students also had the opportunity to see the Zünd Cut Centre software in action, including the ZCC dashboard, which demonstrated the plethora of real-time production data available and offering them all a great insight into available information as they will be managing factories or production lines in the future.

Simon Pattinson, Industrial Tutor at Cambridge University said, ‘Company visits are an essential part of the learning process, and we greatly appreciate Zünd’s support, especially in such difficult times. The ISMM programme is over 50 years old – but reinforcement learning can be traced back to Confucius, ‘I hear and I forget, I see, and I remember, I do and I understand.’

Nicki Kay, Managing Director at Zünd UK said, ‘It was a privilege to share with these Managers and Directors of the future the latest in cutting technologies and to see their obvious interest in the opportunities for automation and efficiencies in manufacturing. Zünd UK is very proud to be associated with the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing and to support their students with a hands-on experience that will hopefully stay with them as their careers progress.’

Reflecting back on the event, one of the students said, ‘The Zünd visit was great. The format with a presentation to get to know the company before diving into a practical demonstration gave us a well-rounded understanding of what they do. It was a wonderful learning opportunity to see the capabilities of the cutting systems and how versatile they can be whilst maintaining their precision. We were also impressed by the business model and how Zünd buys back old machines. Next, we would love to see how the machines are made in Switzerland.’

 LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR 
MIDCOMP
Tel: +27 11 789 1222
Email: sales@midcomp.co.za
Website: http://www.midcomp.co.za

Free Webinar: The New Blueprint For The Rebuilding And Recovery Of the Printing Industry

The South African printing industry and its suppliers contribute approximately R55 billion to gross domestic product and provide around 45,000 jobs. Based on these facts, it’s safe to say that the printing industry’s recovery is of significant importance to the economy and South Africa’s recovery.

Discover the real impact of the recent insurrection, Covid-19 and the underperforming economy and how the wide format and printing industry can develop a new blueprint for the rebuild and recovery of the industry as well as the country at large. Join FUJIFILM Graphic Systems for a two-part webinar series where the company will discuss insights and feedback from Printing SA’s recent engagements with Government on how their members have been directly affected and some of the measures being implemented in order to rebuild and recover.

South African Typographical Union (SATU) will share insights on the same and highlight the impact on the labour force and measures that they have implemented on behalf of their members to ensure that they assist in Rebuilding and the recovery of the printing industry.

Discussion panel members

Guest speakers:

– Printing SA: CEO – Dr. Abdool Majid Mohamed.
– Printing SA: Marketing Manager and B-BBEE Specialist Abisha Katerere.
– SATU: General Secretary – Edward De Klerk (representing labour union).
– FUJIFILM Graphic Systems.
– General Manager: Grant Potgieter.
– Product Manager: Wide Format: Anja Kirton.

The first webinar is taking place 16 September 2021 at 11am (CET). Register for the free webinar and join FUJIFILM Graphic Systems as it joins forces to assist the print industry in its recovery and rebuilding, which directly influences the country at large.

This live event is sponsored by FUJIFILM Graphic Systems and the new Acuity Prime in partnership with Printing SA and SATU.

The new Fujifilm Acuity wide format range presents exciting new possibilities and forms part of the blueprint to our recovery for wide format print providers who are forward-thinking, willing to break from the traditional ways of thinking about wide format print and willing to do their homework.

FUJIFILM Graphic Systems is a leading supplier of innovative and sustainable equipment, consumables, technology, service and support to the print industry.

 LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR 
FUJIFILM SOUTH AFRICA
Tel: +27 11 430 5400
Website: https://www.fujifilmgraphicsystems.co.za/

Agfa Showcasing New Sign And Display Inkjet Solutions In Amsterdam

Agfa will showcase its new flagship inkjet printer for the high end of the sign and display market. The 3.3m hybrid Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED – aka ‘the Beast’, referring to its power and sturdy built – is geared towards the reliable 24/7 production of print jobs of first-rate image quality, even at the highest throughput (2-pass mode), achieving a speed of up to 600sqm/h.

Next to sign and display work, it is also well-suited for printing corrugated cardboard. The Jeti Tauro H3300 LED is available in six configurations: four for board printing and two for rolls. It will be presented with a manual loading table and an automated unloader.

The Avinci CX3200 3.2m dye-sublimation soft signage engine produces vibrant high-quality prints on a wide range of polyester-based fabrics suitable for indoor or outdoor soft signage and interior decoration applications – either directly or with transfer paper as intermediate step.

The Oberon RTR3300 is Agfa’s 3.3 m high-end roll-to-roll machine that combines quality and high throughput with a unique ease of use. Featuring UV LED curing and a water-cooled print plate, it tackles even the most heat-sensitive flexible materials. Its dual-roll option enables efficient printing on two smaller media rolls.

All engines are driven by Agfa’s Asanti software, which streamlines the printing workflow, warrants colour consistency and deploys its smart algorithms to ensure the lowest ink consumption in the market.

In the wide format application area, visitors will be able to discover a variety of eye-popping prints that show off the print quality of Agfa’s engines and GREENGUARD Gold certified inks, as well as the creative opportunities they bring about.

In a dedicated industrial inkjet zone, which will also display print samples, Agfa’s experts are ready to discuss Agfa’s solutions for inkjet applications where printing is part of an industrial production process. On the one hand, Agfa develops integrated printing solutions, such as Alussa for leather decoration or InterioJet for printing laminates. On the other hand, Agfa is present with high-performance inkjet inks – both UV and water-based pigment inks – for a wide range of industrial applications, partnering with both the OEMs of print solutions and their customers. These solutions will be exhibited at FESPA in Amsterdam, taking place from 12-15 Ocober 2021.

 LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR 
AGFA GRAPHICS
Tel: +27 11 921 4684
Email: dave.reynolds@agfa.com
Website: http://www.agfa.com

GCC Introduces New Laser Marker

StellarMark 3DS series is integrated with a 3D scan head, which allows users to process round/cylindrical objects with ease.

The system is an all-in-one design (only for 20W/30W), allowing easier and fast integration into the production line to meet customers’ needs.

Key benefits:

– 3D scan head that can support curve/cylinder objects marking.
– Fibre laser available in 20W/30W/50W configurations.
– Easily integrated with the product line thanks to the all-in-one design (only 20/30W).
– 300 x 300mm working area to meet application needs.
– Indispensable G-Mark software support 1D, 2D, text, logo marking.
– Compatible for LFCII, and LFC D (desktop workstation).

GCC
https://www.gccworld.com/

Roland DG South Africa Announces National Roadshow

At Roland DG South Africa’s national roadshow, which kicks off this month, visitors can discover machines, solutions and applications that are right for their businesses, including: laser, print and cut, print only, UV printing, vinyl cutters, direct to garment and more.

Roland will also hold its Speedwrap Challenge, with cash prizes to be won. Wrap a car door, score points and win up to R500. Score over 45 points and double your money.

Western Cape

Cape Town, Willowbridge Centre, 6 September 2021, jonet@indisol.co.za
Worcester, Mountain Mall Shopping Centre, 7 September 2021, jonet@indisol.co.za
George, Garden Route Mall, 9 September 2021, jonet@indisol.co.za

Eastern Cape

Gqeberha, Walmer Park Shopping Centre, 11 September 2021, robert@digitalintention.co.za

Free State

Welkom, Goldfield Mall, 16 September 2021, hfs@connix.co.za
Bethlehem, Dihlabeng Mall, 18 September 2021, hfs@connix.co.za

Northern Cape

Kimberley, Diamond Pavillion Mall, 14 September 2021, hfs@connix.co.za

North West

Potchefstroom, Mooi River Mall, 20 September 2021, printclinic@webafrica.org.za

Gauteng

Vanderbijlpark, Vaal Mall 21 September 2021, printclinic@webafrica.org.za

 LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR 
Roland DG
Tel: +27 11 875 9300
Website: http://www.rolanddg.co.za

Trotec Showcasing Laser Cutters And Software At FESPA Global Print Expo

Trotec is showcasing its SP2000 laser cutter, which is an ideal tool for shop and display fittings. The most diverse materials can be laser finished on the 1680mm x 2510mm work area.

The laser machines of the SP series are highly efficient and ideally suited for demanding cutting applications. Due to the distinct and open design of the V-shaped body, the working area is easy to access from all four sides and allows economical loading and unloading even during processing.

The bigger pendant SP3000 was already honoured with two of the most renowned design prizes: the iF Design Award and the German Design Award. Furthermore, the company will showcase its Ruby® laser software to a specialist audience, which makes working with the laser simpler and faster.

The laser software makes daily work with the laser run seamlessly. It is a simple and fast workflow from idea to product and guarantees profitable order processing. The set-up is connected, web-based and digital to the core.

Furthermore, Trotec will present the popular flexx laser machines for maximum flexibility. The Speedy flatbed lasers of the flexx series are equipped with a CO2 and a fibre laser. The two laser sources can be activated without manual change of the laser source, lens or focus.

Virtually anything can be marked and engraved using this laser device: from plastics or wood to glass or metal, even workpieces with mixed materials. The solutions will be presented at FESPA Global Print Expo, taking place from 12-15 October in Amsterdam.

TROTEC
https://www.troteclaser.com/

Dataline And Enfocus Launch App For Print Workflow

The MultiPress Connect app gives the user the best of both worlds: the powerful automation possibilities of Switch combined with the extensive and up-to-date information in MultiPress. The modular Switch platform from Enfocus offers versatile automation possibilities for prepress and print production workflow.

Through the MultiPress Connect app, the user shares all necessary CRM/ERP data with Switch, such as new or changed contact details, estimate and quotation information or updated order status. The receipt of files or, for example, approval of a digital proof version is also passed on immediately.

With the development of this MultiPress Connect app, it’s possible to optimise Switch with the data from MultiPress. With the application, all stored information from MultiPress is automatically linked to a job in Switch.

Enfocus’ modular Switch platform offers versatile automation possibilities for prepress and print production workflow.

The platform:

– Allows users to compose their workflows to partially or fully automate their production processes.
– Creates links between software applications, but is also open for connections with external partners.
– Has an appstore with ready-made apps from external parties. With these apps, users can quickly and easily add extra functionality to their Switch workflows and make easy links to the external party’s solution.

Davy Verstaen, Solution Architect at Dataline commented, ‘It’s no surprise that the Switch platform is rapidly gaining popularity and is being adopted across the graphic arts industry. Our team saw this development and believes that MultiPress users should also be able to benefit from this. Therefore, we decided to connect both systems using the new MultiPress Connect app.’

Angelo Manno, Global OEM & Strategic Accounts Manager at Enfocus added, ‘The Switch platform’s mission is to bring together the ever-growing range of quality software in the graphic arts industry. We are therefore thrilled to be able to add a major MIS player like MultiPress to our list of integrations. This is an important step towards full process automation for many customers.’

Based on these notifications from MultiPress, Switch processes the current information and subsequently takes the necessary action fully automatically. In turn, Switch feeds back data via the MultiPress Connect app, so that MultiPress automatically takes action. This feedback of data from Switch to MultiPress takes place automatically and without errors, which saves users a lot of time and money.

This is the only way to take the automation of the order flow to the next level: it creates a fully integrated solution, without the necessary intervention of order managers or prepress operators.

As soon as a customer approves a quotation and submits his/her files online, a preflight profile is selected based on the order information. After automatic preflight, the order status is updated and the customer receives confirmation that his/her digital proof is available. After approval by the client, MultiPress informs the Switch platform, after which the files are immediately processed further towards production.

Users can also automate all kinds of optional steps in the workflow. For example, an order for which the files have been received can be directly included in the planning to guarantee timely production. The required materials and paper stock are immediately reserved and, based on JDF, the files can be sent directly to imposition. The big advantage: nowhere in this process is it necessary to manually enter or update information. Discover the MultiPress Connect app on the Switch platform here.

ENFOCUS
www.enfocus.com

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