Established in 1967, Copatra Graphics is celebrating its 50 years anniversary here. We have been participating in SGI for 11 continuous years. We consider SGI as a very important exhibition in the middle east, where we can gather with our suppliers and our distributors and we can boost our sales and provide customer sales support in the GCC.
This year we are launching a decoration range of products called Optidesign. Decoration is one of the fastest growing areas of print, at nearly 8-10% a year and the decoration market is 3 times larger than the general printing market but only about 15-20% has been converted to digital printing. We are presenting a range of wallpapers, leathers, fabrics and even the self-adhesive fabrics to be used in window blinds. All these products are available in the UAE and we're supplying them to the market.
We have been partner with ADS Advertising for over 10 years as our distributor for the whole of the middle east. We come every year to SGI as we get the whole of the Middle East and beyond to visit. It's always a really busy show and it's great to meet the customers and answer their technical queries. It's been a really good experience for us and that's why we come back every year
We've been associated with the sign and graphic imaging show right since 2001, so it's been 17 years with the show consecutively. This year we're showing a lot of different solutions not only in the printing side but also the finishing side. What we've realized is that the customers get stuck in a bottleneck with printing getting faster and faster. But getting all cut, processed and finished has been a challenge for a lot of people and we've brought a lot of automated finishing solutions this year. This year we also have a lot of easier financing options due to tie up with various banks including a new model with which you pay based on ink consumption. We've brought a couple of new things in the market and hope to see the show grow.
We are participating in SGI 2018 with various products. We at Megasign are into flex banners, foam board, digital inks and decorative PVC sheets. We've been participating in SGI for the last 4 years and hope to be here next year also.
We're here at SGI Dubai for the first time, exhibiting with our partners Graphic International and System Middle East. We have 2 new LED UV printers here, including a dual head LED UV printer system and a A2 size flatbed LED UV. We see incremental business in the LED UV segment due to the advantages of the segment. For Mutoh, the Middle East is an important territory. We see business grow over here and we see more and more attention for LED UV. And SGI Dubai is a very important reference show for the area. A must attend event.
Rasterpro is a Dubai based digital printing company, located in the Dubai Production City. We are introducing new technology in the market in the form of backlit media for day and night and dual image. We are participating for the first time in SGI and are hoping that this is a good start for 2018.
Sabazu is focusing on 3D printers and UV flat-bed printers. For 3D printing our main clients are medical, agriculture and construction. For the UV printers we are mainly targeting the interior and fabric clients. We are also introducing fibre laser cutter mainly used for cutting carbon steel and SS aluminium.
Butterfly LED is a LED screen company from China with an office here in Dubai. We specialize in LED products and our range of products includes floor screens and high pixel ultra HD screens. We are very happy to be part of SGI and these three days were very fruitful. Customers from all parts of the world are very interested to know about the latest in technology, mobile application screens and mobile controlled LED screens.
We are keen to be in Sign and Graphic Imaging show. SGI is a very important show in the Middle East. This year we are coming with new concepts, new products and new applications. We are launching Colorado 1640, TX series, imagePROGRAF PRO 6000 in the middle east. 70% of our stand is full of applications,business ideas, a lot of value that can help our customer grow their revenue and improve their profits and help generate new idea to their customers as well. With the new concept, we will be able to help our customers make more business with Canon technology.
Desert Sign has been in the market for the last 14 years and serving with a full range of material like large format digital printing, large format printing media, acrylic sheets, corrugated sheets, foam boards, reflectives, digital printing vinyl for vehicles, pop up, roll ups, flex and banner.
For OKI, SGI is a really good platform to showcase more than just products, but more importantly solutions. This year, we are able to present to our customers and our partners, what OKI can do to serve different industries partners better and efficient. It could be healthcare, banking or retail sector. The model at the stand showcases the possibilities that can help you to make your business more efficient. We are showing new products here – small label printers, which is unique in terms of technology and efficiency and customer service. All-in-all OKI at SGI is providing 2 things – state-of-the-art products and different solutions customized to the need of our vertical industry partners.
We have exhibited in SGI 2018 with an intention to exhibit various products such as lasers and routers. We have revamped the complete image of our company, in an eco-friendly green design. Metal cutting industry is coming up in a big way and therefore we have introduced various machines like the fibre laser machine. We have been with SGI since the beginning and we have been pioneers in the industry and now we introduce a lot of new brands to the market. I think SGI is one of the best platforms that we have and every year we hope to do much better than the last. This year we've managed to close various deals on acrylic, fibre glass and various other material. I'm hopeful that next year we'll do much better and we look forward to the next SGI.
This year at SGI 2018, we are really proud to launch our digital graphics systems. We've partnered with two of the most renowned suppliers - Fujifilm and JHF Printers. Something very unique in our booth this year was a video wall from Phillips which we are demonstrating along with an easy to use signage software. Overall it's been a great show for us, we definitely look forward to coming back again next year if the response will be equally good. We hope the organisers will keep up the promotions of the show along with competitions.
At SGI we always demonstrate solutions that are closer to the customers and closer to the market. In fact, this year, we are concentrating on providing solutions which will help our customers make profits from unconventional areas out of the signage industry like fashion, gifts, sports. SGI is always a great show for us, something that is very important. We are always here and every year we try to bring in solutions that enhance the customer experience with Roland.
SGI has been quite successful this year. I feel it is a bit better than last year. In terms of visitors we had significantly more visitors than last year. We have got the traditional Arizona flat-bed from Canon Oce and that has proved to be the flat-bed printer of choice in Middle East. We have introduced quite a number of new products such as 5m UV roll to roll printer, fastest UV printer in the market. On textile side, we are showing 2 types of printers – direct printing using dye sublimation ink or through heat transfer.
Strings International is a distributor for Avery Dennison. In SGI 2018 we are showcasing the V8000 – a high grade reflective printable vinyls, especially for emergency vehicles. Apart from that, we have got colour flow materials used for car wrapping.We have also launched a new PVC film – a gogreen film and can be used on any surface – wall, tile, car with warranties for upto 7 years.
Featured in Saudi Gazette talking about how retailers require digital signage to compete with ecommerce. #SGIDubai2019 #printing #digitalprinting #signage #digitalsignage #textileprinting #screenprinting #LED #retail #ecommerce (RM-https://t.co/qxbYKBOqEJ) pic.twitter.com/wfcGMSfGaV— SGI Dubai 2019 (@sgidubai) November 28, 2018