Printing Industry Turns A Corner at Graphics of the Americas 2003
Press release from the issuing company
Miami, Florida, 1/16/03 - If graphic arts trade shows are any indication of the state of the industry, then printing has rounded the economic ‘corner’ and printers everywhere can look for a much stronger market in 2003. Advance registration numbers for Graphics of the Americas 2003 (GOA) are ahead of the same time last year, exhibit space is nearly sold out, and a record number of new products, goods, and services will make their debut at the 28th annual international printing, converting, and graphic arts exposition. Taking place January 24, 25 and 26 at the Miami Beach Convention Center the upcoming expo promises to be the best in the 28-year history of the show. The show mirrors the convergence of several related industries and boasts an outstanding mix of exhibiting companies.
“We’re extremely pleased,” said Chris Price, VP and General Manager for GOA, “On top of the great numbers, we’re very excited about all the new initiatives.” Among the new features for this year’s show:
- Design City: This area of the show floor, sponsored by Adobe, features all the leading manufacturers of pre-press software and equipment and design related products. Throughout the day, free, mini-seminars will bring attendees up-to-date on the latest releases from Adobe, Enfocus, PerfectProof, Wacom, Pantone and many more.
- A larger Converting Pavillion: Manufacturers like Mark Andy/Comco, Chromas and PCMC, have consistently increased their booth space and the size of the equipment they’re bringing.
- A host of digital printing solutions and introductions from Scitex Digital Printing, Xerox, HP Indigo, Presstek, Ryobi, Heidelberg and others.
- An expanded wide format arena, with the addition of many super-wide format press manufacturers, including ScitexVision, Vutek, Colorspan, HP, Aeromatrix and many more.
Industry efficiencies are also fueling recovery as printing professionals develop automated workflow solutions. Companies such as Adobe, Enfocus, PerfectProof and others are helping printers cut costs and improve turnaround times by streamlining workflow. “We’re seeing a convergence of closely related industries as the lines between digital media and commercial printing blur,” said Price.
Graphics of the Americas is produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, Inc., an industry trade association. Complete information, including on-line show and seminar registration, hotel reservations, airline and rental car information, and itinerary planning, is available at www.graphicsoftheamericas.com. For information on exhibiting or becoming a show sponsor, call 1-800-749-4855 x 12. From outside the United States and Canada, please dial 305-558-4855 x 12.
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