Though final attendance figures were not available at press time, the comments we received about this year’s Print 13 show in Chicago last month have been extremely positive. “Two common themes seemed to be repeated by attendees and exhibitors alike at the show this year,” said Ralph Nappi, President of show organizer Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC). “First, a sense of optimism existed that has not been evidenced in our industry for a few years. Second was the surprising number of deals that were inked.” Graph Expo 2014 will take place September 28 – October 1 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, again with the co-located CPP Expo. Here are some comments from exhibitors along with a few photos. Sorry we didn’t have the space to include everyone we wanted to.
The quality leads we obtained exceeded our expectations. – Marc Olin, EFI
Print 13 was a tremendous success for Konica Minolta. We are very pleased with the final outcome. – Dino Pagliarello, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc.
Print 13 was our best sales experience in a very long time. Our International attendance was very strong. – Richard F. Trapilo, C.P. Bourg Inc.
Print 13 was the best show for us since 2007. Our written business this year doubled from last year’s Graph Expo and the quality of visitors was way up. We were overwhelmed on Sunday when the doors opened. – Si Nguyen, Duplo USA Corporation
The attendance by senior management of major printing and packaging firms allowed us to generate healthy business and have meaningful dialogues. – Eric Frank, KBA North America
We took away many good leads with significant potential for adding new customers. – Mark Geeves, Color-Logic