Many reasons for attending Sign Istanbul 2017: lots of printers of all sizes, shapes, and kinds of inks. Many booths of printable materials; after-market inks, laminators, cutters, and other aspects of signage workflow. Plus there are more 3D printers (3D rapid prototypers) at Sign Istanbul then at all printer-signage expos we attended in USA and EU the last two years.
Last year FLAAR assistant Senaida Ba attended Photokina, Tecnargila (ceramic printers), and Sign Istanbul 2016. She commented that she preferred Turkey because the people in the booths at Sign Istanbul were so hospitable. Even when we were in the aisles, the booth managers came out to invite us into their booths to look at their products. She really enjoyed the experience meeting all the pleasant people at this expo.
This year UV-curing printer evaluator Jose Melgar will attend Sign Istanbul with Dr Nicholas. Jose Melgar has many years experience evaluating UV-curing printers, indeed last week he was flown to EFI Matan factory demo room to test their impressive printers.
I must admit that what I also really like about Turkey are the historical sites, and the museums and historical architecture in Istanbul. I have to focus 100% on the printers, inks, media, cutters, laminators, 3D printers at the expo, but in past years I enjoyed traveling around the country and visiting key places within Istanbul.
We hope to see you at Sign Istanbul, 4-8 Oct, 2017, Tüyap Expo Center outside Istanbul.