Last week, Sarajevo’s Radon Plaza Hotel was the place where the graphic industry of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the countries of the region, gathered again after a long time. Those eager to talk, exchange experiences and get to know new technologies used the fair Print21 in Sarajevo to make up for what they had missed. Therefore, it is not surprising that the first Sarajevo’s edition not only met, but also exceeded the expectations of both exhibitors and visitors.
More than 800 visitors visited the Print21 fair, which was held on March 15 and 16. The fair was organized by Print Magazin at the Radon Plaza Hotel in Sarajevo.
Everything seen in Sarajevo is another confirmation that the Print21 fair ranks among important regional fairs. The 15 exhibitors who, after a three-year break without any fair events for the graphic industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina, showed their offer and novelties did not hide their enthusiasm. All of them recognized the fair as an extraordinary opportunity for additional and important promotion. Customers and clients, both old and new, potential, during both days, created crowds at the stands. This is something Bosnian graphic industry wished for. There were, the exhibitors tell us, situations when, due to the crowd, they didn’t get to talk to some clients at all.
As many as nine premieres
The following companies presented their offer at the fair: Abias, Alim, Avtera, Carlos Signs, CFS, Eurocop, Europapier, Fortuna Digital, Klio, Konica Minolta, Maxi plus, Misija, NaniPrint, ST Graf and the Association „Graficar“.
Almost 50 different machines and solutions were presented on 15 exhibition spaces. There were digital production printers for sheet media, latex and UV printers, eco solvent printers, print&cut solutions, cutters, DTF and DTG solutions, thermo presses, finishing solutions, different types of materials, foils, print media, and all the way to software solutions. So, everything that is currently „in“ in the segment of digital solutions and that a modern printing house needs today.
The Sarajevo edition of Print21 brought as many as nine premieres. Canon with its partner company Avtera presented three new solutions: imagePress V700, imagePressC265 and imageRunner 8795. Carlos Signs brought two Roland premieres: the new DTF VersaSTUDIO BN-20D and the first Roland with resin technology TrueVIS AP-640. Konica Minolta premiered the AccurioPrint 850 black-and-white production device. The Abias company presented a serious production machine in the form of the Xerox Versanta 4100. The machine was immediately at the fair sold to a long-time Xerox customer, Pixel. Misija Brcko presented the UV LED printer ArtisJet 3000U Pro, and the Klio Flux laser engraver. Both machines were also sold at the fair.
The two wrap corners, Fortune Digital and Europapier, were crowded throughout both days. It was also interesting in the educational corner. It was organized in cooperation with the Bosnian Association of Graphic Artists in the creation of “Graficar”.
A more detailed report from the fair in Sarajevo will be published in the next issue of Print Magazin. You can get a picture of how it was for us by taking a look at our photo gallery.
And of course, don’t forget that the next gathering of the industry is in Ljubljana at the Print21 & Promodays fair, on April 20 and 21 at Gospodarski Razstavisce. Entrance is free!
You only need to register!