GIFIC Annual Print-ware Exhibition (GAPE) is the brainchild of GIFIC Nig Ltd, a leader in the printing solution technology sector. It is targeted at empowering youths, retirees and other categories of people. GIFIC was established in 1987 and has since then helped the Nigeria Printing Industry in terms of innovation, training, sales and maintenance of modern printing machines and techniques.
GAPE was birthed in 2009 with the first edition held the same year. It is an exhibition that features modern printing machines and techniques. Unlike other exhibitions, participants will be able to have first-hand experience cum knowledge of how these machines can be procured, operated, handled and serviced to empower them in becoming business owners.
GAPE 2012 will be a 3 day exhibition (August 9 - 11) focussing on all categories of people (youths, retirees, unemployed, institutions etc), it will feature exhibition, training, workshop and interactive sessions on heat transfer business. It will hold at Union Bank Sports Club Hall, Bode Thomas, Surulere and is tagged Make D Difference.
Most of the equipments that would be on display are used for Heat Transfer Technology - process of printing pictures and logo on T-shirts, Caps, Cups Umbrellas, Bags and so many other products direct without passing through screen printing method. Just print out from the computer and transfer on the product.
One of the special features of GAPE 2012 will be the award of a set of printing equipment to at least one person who either distinguishes himself/ herself during the exhibition.
To participate in the workshop sessions during the three 3 day exhibition, a participant has to pay a refundable fee of two thousand naira deposit which will be given back to him/her at the venue. This is to guarantee his/her coming as limited space is available.