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Sign Istanbul 2015, Turkey, is a good wide-format inkjet printer expo to attend Print E-mail

It is not realistic for industry executives to fly to every expo. Thus thousands of people from printer, ink, media, cutter, and other product factories and distributors utilize the FLAAR Reports for tips on which trade shows are the best value for your time (and airfare investment).

If you believe the exaggeration and often utter nonsense claimed by some PR releases, you could easily end up wasting time flying to the wrong expo.

 

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Sam Ink exhibiting at Sign Istanbul 2014

 

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Efi Vutek exhibiting at Sign Istanbul 2013

So instead of silly PR releases, we provide actual experience based on traveling around the world for over 15 years evaluating trade shows. Sign Istanbul is a signage trade show where you can find printers, ink, media, substrate, cutter, laminator and RIP software, plus LED electronic signage (and also traditional signage from the era before inkjet printers).

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Sign Istanbul 2013 hall salon

 

Sign Istanbul 2014 exhibitor list,
As preparation for Sign Istanbul 2015 exhibitor list

You could find every kind of printer at Sign Istanbul 2014: uv-cured, textile, solvent printers. Even a 42" Memjet printer never shown in Western Europe or anywhere in North America or South America.

In the separate full-color PDF we show samples of all the other products at Sign Istanbul 2013 and a separate report on Sign Istanbul 2014. I expect that for 2015 that even more brands will return. And indeed more brands have returned. Two of us have been at Sign Istanbul two days before it formerly opened. Now we have completed taking notes the first day.

Lots of Mimaki; more Mutoh than any expo I have experienced elsewhere; lots of Roland (normal around the world). Plus plenty of brands of Chinese and Korean printers. Especially noticeable is more textile printers at Sign Istanbul than ISA and Graph Expo in USA both put together.

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Some exhibitors at Sign Istanbul 2013 were Sam Ink and Seiko

There are several good reasons to add Sign Istanbul expo to your world list of crucial inkjet and signage trade shows.

First, Istanbul is the focal point of Eastern Europe and adjacent Asia. As you know, when you drive through the city of Istanbul, one side is Europe; the other side is in Asia.

 

 

Sign Istanbul 2010, entry to halls 7, 8 and 9. Large format printer expo held at Istanbul, Turkey.

Sign Istanbul 2010, entry to halls 7, 8 and 9. In 2013 there were four halls. For 2014 the expo was in a new section of the expo center.

So if you are a distributor, getting to Sign Istanbul is crucial to reach both the growing market of Turkey as well as their neighbors.

Some of the distributors exhibiting at Sign Istanbul on 2010 were Mimaki, ProPrint and ProColor

Second reason for visiting Sign Istanbul is to enjoy the architectural history, the multi-cultural history, and the art museums of this remarkable city. As you remember, this was once Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire.

I would also add that, considering its size, I have always felt safe here. And since I attend Sign Istanbul year after year, I know a lot of colleagues here, among the distributors as well as printshop owners. Plus I see several of the key Turkish distributors at trade shows in Europe, USA, and China. I saw one at Reklama Moscow!

 

 

FLAAR has several years experience in Turkey

We have done several site-visit case studies of printshops in Istanbul, as well as have visited ink and printer factories outside Turkey. As indicated in the previous section, because we have attended both Sign Istanbul and in past years another expo in Turkey we know most of the major distributors.

Some of the distributors exhibiting at Sign Istanbul on 2010 were Mimaki, ProPrint and ProColor

Some of the distributors exhibiting at Sign Istanbul on 2010 were Mimaki, ProPrint and ProColor.

So FLAAR provides consulting to manufacturers around the world who wish to learn about the market in Turkey.

We suggest that you consider coming to attend Sign Istanbul 2015 and having FLAAR provide you consulting services once you are here.

Nicholas Hellmuth at efi VUTEK booth in Sign Istanbul 2010

Nicholas Hellmuth at efi VUTEK booth in Sign Istanbul 2010.

 

For further information on Sign Istanbul 2015

To learn more about this international event for 2015 we are offering a preview here on the success of Sign Istanbul in 2014. FLAAR works together with the organizers of Sign Istanbul to help our over half-million readers learn which are the best expos to attend. Best being defined

  • as the expos in cities which don't have excessive taxi fare (London expo center is too far from Heathrow);
  • cities where hotels are a reasonable cost (Dusseldorf has excessive hotel cost).
  • Cities where public safety is pretty good (Atlanta, Georgia, USA is not a city where you feel safe anytime after 5 pm in their trade show area).

Plus

  • Turkey is a friendly country and Istanbul is a visitor-friendly city.
  • Istanbul is great for sightseeing (sorry, but Birmingham has a convenient expo center (at the airport) but the city itself is boring.



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Sign Istanbul poster for 2015

Consider visiting Sign Istanbul 2012, exhibitor list

You can check our old PDF's on Sign Istanbul

So there are many reasons why some cities, some countries, and some expos are popular (and why others are not popular; some airports are a nightmare; taxi fare from Moscow, Tokyo, or Osaka airports can cost up to $400!).

London is even more over-priced than Düsseldorf and getting around London is not easy; the ride from the airport to the expo center is endless and requires changing in umpteen train stations and queuing up in each to buy your next ticket.

Getting from the Istanbul airport to the expo center is a simple ride (though at rush hour can take a lot of time). There is a bus but I have not tried it. No complete metro, tram or train system to the expo center as in the rest of Europe, but if you have a Turkish friend you can navigate the public transportation. But the cab cost in Istanbul is half that of London.

 

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The official web site of Sign Istanbul is www.signistanbul.com/index_en.php

 

Updated December 19, 2014

Previously updated Sept. 11, 2014, December 10, 2013. April 2013.

First posted October 2012.

 
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