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Don't Miss Sign Africa 2008

Practical Publishing is gearing up for their largest event of the
year, the international Sign Africa Johannesburg and the Africa
In-Store show 2008! The show will open from Wednesday 10 September to
Friday 12 September 2008 at the Sandton Convention Centre, covering
two exhibition halls and featuring an exciting new Sign Africa
Technology in Africa Conference area, with a host of professional,
international and local speakers already booked for the event.

Sign Africa Johannesburg and the Africa In-Store Show had astounding
success in 2007 showing over all a 76% growth from across South Africa
and all over Africa including Ghana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria,
Botswana, Kenya, Angola, Belgium, Egypt, Mozambique, Swaziland, DRC,
Zambia and Gabon, as well as globally; Japan, Switzerland, Germany,
USA, China, Taiwan and the UK. With this kind of visitor diversity it
is clear that the Sign Africa shows in 2008 are not to be missed!

Do not miss this opportunity to see a host of industry professionals
exhibiting exciting new products, presenting live demonstrations as
well as workshops and training seminars. Sign Africa will be hosting
live demonstrations and showing practical DVDs from the Live Demo
stand in the hall. Books, DVDs and CDs will also be on sale.

Catering to sign makers, digital printers, screenprinters, architects,
advertising agencies, marketing companies, franchise companies,
government corporates, the media and anybody interested in starting a
business in the signage industry, nationally and internationally, Sign
Africa is committed to getting the right people through the door and
caters to a variety of needs on the part of both the exhibitor and the

The Sign Africa Technology in Africa Conference has secured an
exciting line-up of speakers including Dr. Ross Allen, an
international authority on HP inkjet technology and Dr. Nicholas
Hellmuth, President of FLAAR Digital Imaging Resource Centre.

Dr. Allen is sponsored by Hewlett Packard and will be covering in
detail the exciting features and details behind HP Latex Inks. This
new technology offers the performance of solvent inks in commercial
print production for indoor and outdoor display but with significantly
reduced environmental, health and safety impact. He will be flying in
from California in the United States for single speaking slot on 11
September from 11:00 to 12:00.

Dr. Hellmuth will also be arriving from the United States, sponsored
by Gandinnovations to cover the following topics related to
wide-format printing: Anatomy of a UV-curable Inkjet Printer: Pros and
cons of different kinds of UV printers: Combo vs hybrid vs dedicated
flatbed vs dedicated roll-to-roll; Applications & Profit Potential
with UV printers: Architectural and decorative materials you can print
on with wide-format inkjet; and Digital Photography: How to create
better input for Wide-Format Inkjet Output.

The extensive list of exhibitors includes suppliers and manufacturers
of signage, screenprint, graphics, engraving, doming, textile
printing, point-of-sale and digital print, offering visitors to every
show the unique opportunity to see all the latest industry
developments and trends. The Africa In-Store show is designed for the
end-users and will include suppliers and manufacturers of all means of
visual communication including Signage, Display, POS/POP, Retail
Design, Shopfitting Packaging, and indoor and outdoor advertising

Sign Africa 2008 promises to be a world-class professional exhibition
of the signage industry, which will demonstrate the extent and
capacity of the industry within its African context. Sign Africa is
proudly sponsored by Avery Graphics and Roland and fully endorsed by
the South African National Sign Association (SANSA).


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