‘Supersized’ GRAPH EXPO Packs in Crowds, Racks Up Sales in Chicago
Echoing the positive sentiments, Rich Raimondi, VP/GM, Graphic Arts Business- Imaging & Printing Group, Hewlett-Packard Company said, “the show is full! There’s a more positive vibe and energy, even compared to the two most recent GRAPH EXPO shows. A lot of customers are in buying-decision mode, ready to sign contracts.”
Attendees’ expectations were met or exceeded as well, according to Dale Walsh, Certified Mail & Distribution Systems Manager, IKON Office Solutions, who stated, “this is my first GRAPH EXPO, and I’m impressed!” “I’m looking to solve a specific problem and I’ve already found a lot of possible solutions.”
‘Veteran’ show goer David Zimmerman, President, Zimmerman Printing shared his satisfaction with the show sharing, “I’ve come to every GRAPH EXPO. There’s clearly more digital technology and software at this year’s show, and that’s what I’m looking for. I always get a lot out of the show - the different solutions and new opportunities.”
GRAPH EXPO presented a comprehensive exhibition of technologies with running live applications for digital prepublishing, prepress, digital and offset printing, wide format imaging, mailing, fulfillment, bindery and other functions. It offered special pavilions devoted to mailing and fulfillment, wide format inkjet technologies, and the brand new XPS Land Showcase, along with a program of specialized seminars organized in cooperation with the Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association (MFSA). Debuting at GRAPH EXPO for the first time was a full-day Print Buyers Conference, designed for print specifiers and print buyers.
The breadth of the show’s offerings was a key appeal to Barry Quart, Vice President, Marketing US and Canada Graphic Communications Group, Eastman Kodak Company. “GRAPH EXPO is the Number One show for us [the Graphic Communications Group] here in North America, so we always look forward to it. We always have some important new product announcements, so it’s good to make them to the high-caliber audience the show provides.”