The first show 2014 in the worldwide graphic arts calendar has set the bar high in terms of what is to be expected in our industry in the upcoming year. SGI is putting themselves onto the worldwide calendar for signage production, large format and textile printing as well as fleet graphics market and pulling crowds with innovations like the Vortex 4200 printer.
More than 400 exhibitors from the region and abroad showcased their product portfolios whereby not only equipment for the whole production cycle but also new and innovative applications could be seen. The expected visitor number of 10,000 was definitely not set too low as the aisles have been bustling with activity during the 3-day-event and quite a lot of equipment was sold directly from the show floor indicating the growing opportunities within this sector of print.
No matter whether a visitor was on the outlook for large format printers, finishing equipment, workflow, consumables or further sophisticated machinery - all could be found at the World Trade Center. While the dynamic Middle East market is showing definite signs of recovery, it is also always on the lookout for new applications that can drive innovations further.
Innovations like the Vortex 4200 printer who proved to be a crowd puller at SGI. The super-fast printer produced photographic sensations in seconds in the booth of Saga Digital JLT. At the second day of the SGI printer expo, Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth from FLAAR Reports tested this Memjet powered MEMS technology system.