As expected Sign and Graphics Imaging 2015 was a successful event with new technologies, product launches and sales ruling the day.  While most exhibitors expressed satisfaction at the visitor turnout, there were however a few disgruntled voices that echoed,  “the footfall was below expectation”, “the show should have been better timed, this being the first weekend after the year end holidays”, “SGI needs to be  merged with Fespa to create a wider reach” and so on.  

It is always advisable for organizers of events and exhibitions to take every dissatisfied voice seriously, weigh the merits/demerits of the case and work towards overcoming them.

It is only when the slightest criticism is taken constructively, can any person or organization raize their own standards. 

The next area of expansion that printers can start looking at is textile printing.  Many manufacturers have launched textile printers or exhibited enhanced versions at SGI this year.

This issue of PrintWeek MEA features exclusive pages covering SGI extensively with news, interviews and features.

Our Better Business feature explores the real impact of new digital carton printing presses announced during the last Drupa on the packaging industry, while questioning, when rather than if, will the packaging industry go digital?


Shilpa Jasani is the editor of PrintWeek

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