FESPA is an international organisation with offices across the globe that strives to support the print community through successful exhibitions, events and publications as well as through providing education and networking opportunities.
From the 13th to the 15th of September 2017, FESPA Africa was held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, and was, from what the numbers show, a hugely successful event!
Hosting over 150 suppliers and attracting more than 6000 visitors, the exhibition of wide format digital printing, screen printing, garment decoration and textile printing was even bigger and even better than its 2016 predecessor.
Graphix Supply World (GSW) was invited to take part and used the opportunity to launch some of the printing industry’s most innovative new machines.
With Mimaki being one of FESPA Africa’s platinum sponsors, GSW, as the continent’s largest supplier of Mimaki products, was proud to introduce to the market several of the brand’s most cutting edge printers.
The JFX200- 2513 machine was one of the many models on display. A wide format flatbed printer, the JFX200- 2513, though smaller, has the same operational features as the larger JFX500-2131 printer. With the capability to print on thick substrates, it can produce a diverse range of prints for both indoor and outdoor use.
The TS30 model was very well received as a simple, entry-level sublimation transfer printer designed specifically with ease of use and versatility in mind. It comes equipped with a carefully selected set of features that allow users to bring high-mix, low- volume print productions in-house. Sublimation transfer printing is widely used for textile and sportswear applications due to the elasticity and quick-drying capability of polyester material as well as in the growing market for soft signage applications.
Also presented was the UJF 7151 model, which is a flatbed printer that features extreme accuracy for printing on sophisticated control panels as well as the TX300-1800 Direct to Textile Printer, which features hybrid application printing using two different inks at any one time to print on cotton and polyesters, dual ink dye sublimation and pigment inks, acid ink and reactive ink.
GSW’s Mimaki stand also saw the launch of the new and affordable BS200 and BS300 inks, which will allow more clients to realize their quality printing dreams.
In addition, GSW was excited to exhibit EFI’s new VUTEk GS3250LX Pro printer that makes use of innovative ink curing technology to extend the range of supported substrates while lowering operating costs. Eight-colour plus unique multi-layer white print capability and true grayscale technology allows users to take on new and exciting applications. With its production-level speeds and Continuous Print functionality, users of this machine will produce jobs faster and more efficiently at reduced cost, while handling more applications. With virtually no VOCs, fewer consumables, less waste, lower energy consumption, and the ability to print on recycled and other heat-sensitive materials without warping or head strikes, the VUTEk GS3250LX Pro has been hailed as the ultimate green printing solution for the industry of today.
Furthermore, GSW joined forces with ARISTO to present the never-been-seen-before SL1625 model precision cutter. Just one of the many models available from a range of robust and reliable cutters, the SL1625 demonstrates how the series is able to offer the optimal solution for the user’s cutting needs. With multitudes of custom-designed tool heads available to cut films, reflective vinyl, traffic and advertising signs, foam, plastics, laminates, technical fabrics, paperboard, wood, hardboards or even non-ferrous metals, the ARISTO SL Series can do it all and is thus a range that GSW is excited to promote.
With orders from GSW’s exhibition of these exceptional products at FESPA Africa totalling R34 million, it is clear to see that GSW is Africa’s number one supplier of digital technology.
For more information about GSW, visit their website at https://www.gsw.co.za or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can call one of the various branches across South Africa and speak to an agent:
Cape Town: +27(0)21 511 5340
Johannesburg: (011) 444 9288
Durban: 031 502 6128