Definitely worth the time. A lot of stuff in a little space. Last year was my first year, made many connections that I still use today.
Are there any other shows like this in the Chicago area? When are they?I found the Chicago DAX show last year to be a very good show, and I'm going again this year. Of course a show can be what you make of it. Ask a lot of questions and get a little hands on if possible. Check in advance who is going to be there and which ones you want to see. The time can fly by pretty fast, and you'll be disappointed if you miss an exhibitor that you wanted to check out. Here is the link to this year's exhibitors. http://www.daxshow.com/index.php?shownumber=27&action=exhiblist
How many other forum members will be there this year?
I spent the day there, lot to see, I really liked the anatol lightning manual. seriously thinking of pulling the trigger and buying one.I just got my badge too! I am excited! This is my first show.
How was the Vastex? Can you compare it to the Anatol?Just got back from the show. It was pretty good, and Saturday they are there too. I got to play with the micros on Vastex, M&R, Brown, Hopkins, and Anatol presses. Also got to see some Screen Printing with a foil application done. Talked to several suppliers that are near the west and north Chicago area. Took a closer look at Dye Sublimation, several art packages, and of course collected the usual flyers and such.
I didnt look at the vastek up close, once I seen the price, I shied away from getting too interested. I will say it looked solid , ( a monster of a press). I didnt check out the micros, so I can't say how those were. The anatol's were solid too, but hey I am updgrading from a Ryonet 6/2 with old style micros. and have only screened a few months. My opinion is uneducated, compared to most of you.How was the Vastex? Can you compare it to the Anatol?