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Printing Expo Online doubles the size of Zone 2 with new exhibitors, a new Software Technology Centre and Sustainable Print Zone.
Printing Expo Online is expanding again by doubling the size of Zone 2 with new exhibitors and feature zones making it the largest virtual trade show in the world. Visitors will be able to visit the new Zaikio underground catacombs that are accessible from several portals around the show. Click on a New York taxi, a London Phone Box or a funky Hot Dog Van and you will be transported into the Zaikio cavern environment where visitors will be able to watch application videos, arrange demos and sign up to this amazing new cloud-based platform. Zaikio offers print shop modernisation and aims to enable print businesses to manage their print jobs faster and gain the insights required to get ahead. The idea manifests itself in the Zaikio platform which offers several apps for print shop automation and is on its way to providing a whole ecosystem of plug-and-play solutions to print businesses’ problems by working with both print shops and their suppliers. Another addition to Zone 2 is the new Software Technology Centre (STC). This feature area will grow over time to show a wide range of software solutions that are available on the market.
Joining Printing Expo Online in the STC for the launch is EFI Fiery, who are showing their full portfolio of software solutions. Visitors can access a large amount of information on EFI’s virtual stand as well as book online demos. Visitors will be able to experience the full power of Fiery print server with free trials and downloads of Fiery workflow software. It is claimed that EFI Fiery can Improve your operation’s efficiency to increase margins and meet tight production deadlines with Fiery workflow software.
Design’N’Buy are also a new exhibitor in the STC with their all-In-One Web2Print software solution that helps users leverage technology, people and processes for the multi-fold growth of your printing business. It is an ideal choice for commercial printers, B2B printers, trade printers, marketing organisations, graphic designers, in-plants, print brokers, distributors, digital and wide format printers as well as specialty printers to take their business online.
Also moving into the STC will be PrintIQ who offer the modern print shop a solution for businesses that need to be able to grow and scale as needed without slowing down or sacrificing quality. For your company’s growth potential to flourish, you need an MIS tailored specifically for the way your business operates.
PrintIQ has been built from the ground up with flexibility in mind. It allows printers to do more of what makes sense for their operation without the need for workarounds- saving both time and money.
The STC also has its own dedicated auditorium where throughout the year, Printing Expo Online will hold software related conferences and show training and case study videos from our exhibitors.
Another new addition to the show is the introduction of the Global Print Trade Club. This initiate is free to all Print Service providers around the world and offers the opportunity to network on a global scale. Members can post a full synopsis of their business as well as a video introducing themselves to other like-minded people as well as a chat room to discuss important industry topics that may be affecting their businesses.
New to the exhibition is Kornit Digital with their impressive multi storey showroom which will shortly be opening its doors where visitors will be able to view Direct to Garment and Direct to Fabric printing equipment, technical data, case studies, clothing designs and applications as well as visit the Kornit dedicated auditorium where live streaming content will be shown of Kornit Digital’s Fashion weeks as they happen throughout the year. Kornit is revolutionising the fashion tech industry with cutting-edge technology, processes, and software solutions. Kornit’s sustainable patented NeoPigment™ ink family, developed in-house by their chemistry team of experts, provides an unprecedented colour gamut and the ability to print any design in any number of colours and at any level of detail. Kornit’s unique printing technology process offers a one stop shop for on-demand textile printing. Another major addition is the new application journey added to the Xeikon Innovation Centre at Printing Expo Online. Visitors will now be able to experience a virtual tour of a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and garage where Xeikon will show applications for commercial, label and Wall Deco products that can be produced on their digital print engines. In addition to the 4 home rooms, Xeikon will be tripling their machine displays with the incorporation of 2 more showrooms covering commercial and label printing equipment. This additional investment in the Printing Expo Online platform will make Xeikon the show’s largest exhibitor, pushing their total space at the show to over 4000m2. Zone 2 will also be the home for our new Sustainable Print Zone sponsored by a major OEM– this area is currently under construction and there will shortly be news about the opening date and exhibitors. Wayne Beckett, Event Director said “OEMs and Service Providers are starting to understand the opportunity that Printing Expo Online offers. With its global reach and unique marketing platform that enables companies to showcase their products and services in way that is so different to anything else on the market. Our exhibitors have created some amazing showrooms, stands and content. For example, the addition of the Software Technology Centre, the Zaikio catacombs, Kornit Tower, as we affectionally call it, and the new visitor experience now offered by Xeikon, added to the superb showrooms, stands and production environments in Zone 1, really makes Printing Expo Online an important reference venue for our global audience. It’s a platform on which marketeers can truly create concept environments that express the best of their company’s vision and products within a virtual environment and, as we say at Printing Expo Online, they haven’t let reality hold them back!” Printing Expo Online is open 24/7 365 days a year and has now welcomed over 60,000 visitors from all over the world and continues to grow not only its footprint and total visitor numbers, but also its relevance as an important resource tool for Print Service Providers from around the world that, for whatever reason, are unable to attend live events.
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