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Large format printing focus at Dubai expo

Large format print technology will be on display and put to creative use at an upcoming sign and graphic imaging exhibition in Dubai.

The Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI) Middle East exhibition will take place from January 24 to 26, 2011 at the Airport Expo Dubai.

Some of the world’s largest print units will be flown into Dubai for exhibiting at the trade show – the region’s leading gathering of print industry professionals.

“SGI Middle East is an important show in this region and ADS uses the show as a platform for demonstrating its high-end equipment and products to prospective clients and associates,” said Joseph K John, managing director at ADS.

ADS will be demonstrating Tekcel CNC routers from Australia, graphtec cutting plotters from Japan, GCC laser engraving/cutting machines from Taiwan, and ITC CNC tools from the UK.

A high resolution large format digital printer will be a new attraction for the ADS stand at the show. With an output speed of 100-square-metres per hour visitors will be able to see the unit in action.

Giffin Graphics will also be promoting large-format print technology when it showcases the latest units from the UK’s Durst, a world-class manufacturer of professional large and medium format digital imagers for the photographic and graphic industries.

“Giffin Graphics has been a regular participant in SGI since 2003, so this will be our ninth year and we are looking forward to it,” said Elias Bekhaazi, manager, digital graphic systems division, Giffin Graphics.

“Giffin Graphics is a UAE-based company and the Middle East is our core market,” he added.

The Durst portfolio includes durst inkjet technology large format direct to media UV curing inkjet printers featuring durst quadro array printhead technology, which provides uncompromisingly high quality print with exceptional productivity.

Another local distributor, Honaz, will use SGI as the regional launch pad for promoting the new OTM wide format printer using Konica Heads.

Honaz will also be promoting Infiniti printers, Xaar printheads, Copytrax CD printers and SA International Photoprint RIP software.

“One of the most unique attractions of SGI Middle East is the fact that the show can accommodate large format print machines,” said Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, chairman of International Expo-Consults (IEC), the organiser of the SGI Middle East exhibition.

“It is ideally located at Airport Expo Dubai which enables our exhibitors to fly in their products and set them up to run throughout the show. This is a great benefit to them and to the many buyers who visit SGI, as they get to see the very latest technology in operation,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service