Unleashing Print, DSCOOP Africa, Tsogo Sun, O.R Thambo International Airport, September 2018

Based on the success of the inaugural 2017 Dscoop SA chapter, the 2018 event, Unleashing Print Africa, was another opportunity to experience education and share ideas and successes for all Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) members in Southern and Eastern Africa.
The 2018 event “Unleashing Print Africa” provided a packed one-day programme that reinforced the innovation that is Digital Printing. Marshall Hinds partnered with Kemtek, the hosts of this year’s event to showcase Tyvek® graphics materials which are certified for HP Indigo and HP Latex machines and printers.
Dscoop is a community of HP Graphic Arts press owners and their sales, marketing and production teams. Members of Dscoop are able to interact with each other, exchanging experiences, sharing and learning best practices, and attend global Dscoop events.
Tyvek® samples were printed on HP Indigo 5600 using both soft and hard structure Tyvek®. Printing on Tyvek® results in a scuff resistant waterproof finish and the material does not need priming. The colourful game charts and pocket Sudoku sets games showed just how versatile Tyvek® can be and the colourful display sparked many new creative ideas with attendees looking to use Tyvek® in more applications

MC for the day was Ursula Chikane (South African television and radio personality) who set the tone for the day with her enthusiasm and humour. The rest was up to the field of experts and speakers that left the audience with no doubt that digital print provides countless opportunities for creatives and brand leaders.

Speakers included Dscoop Chief Revenue Officer, Steve Donegal and Adam Curtis, Dscoop South Africa Chairman as well as numerous representatives from HP Indigo Digital Print Solutions.

Topics on the day all centered around the innovation that digital print can bring to the market place, creating effective brands and real life example of the capabilities of the modern digital presses. Wendy Mcloughlin, Business Development Manager of Kemtek summed up that day by reminding attendees of the infinite opportunities for growth in the digital print world by partnering with Kemtek and taking full advantage of the networking opportunities afforded by being a DSCOOP member.