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Visual Impact underway in Brisbane

Thursday, 14 April 2016
By Print 21 Online Article


Wayne Turner from TW Signs bought a Spike measuring device on the Spicers stand from Twain Byrnes (left) and Ben Snider, from ike gps, the US-based manufacturer of Spike from Denver Colorado.

Spicers has won the the award for the best shell scheme stand at the Visual Impact Brisbane 2016 trade show that opened on Thursday. Based on a Spicer’s retail store concept the stand revolved around the company’s new laser measuring device, Spike.

Spike is a smart laser measurement tool that allows printers to quickly measure signs by capturing the width, height and area of a space – simply by taking a photo on a smartphone or tablet. According to Harry Pagoulatos, marketing & business development manager, Spicers, the show is proving quite successful.

“Look, it’s not Sydney or Melbourne, but the people who are coming along are not spectators. They know what they’re looking for and they’re ready to buy,” he said. He expects the second half of the show to be quite busy as people knock off early on Friday and the visitors from the regions come in tomorrow

Major sponsors Roland DG, Graphic Art Mart, Hewlett Packard and Mimaki all have prominent standsat the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.  Currie Group, arguably the biggest supplier in the print and graphic industry in Australia and New Zealand, has set up its iconic mobile showroom which will take up an area of 20m x 12m and is a ‘must-see exhibitor.’

“Running a business is tough and not getting any easier, so now is a good time to look at diversifying and what a perfect opportunity with the strongest suppliers on show for these next three days,” said Peter Harper, GM, exhibitions, Visual Connections Australia.

“We also have some great seminars focused on marketing and social media that will look at how you can use these tools to maximise your exposure, and don’t miss the Car Wrap Workshop hosted by Graphic Art Mart and Avery Dennison and the Yello Tools workshops run by Australian Visual Solutions,” said Harper.

Visual Impact Exhibitions, combined with Image Expo, hosts bi-annual exhibitions to showcase the latest in the visual graphics industries, which include signage, digital printing, engraving, routing, awards, vinyl application, design, airbrush, screenprinting and display solutions.

 Dates and times:

Thursday 14 April 2016 – 10.00am to 5.00pm

Friday 15 April 2016 – 10.00am to 5.00pm

Saturday 16 April 2016 – 10.00am to 4.00pm

Hall 2, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Merivale St & Glenelg Street,

South Brisbane QLD 4101


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