MacExpo takes place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, north London next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. UK resellers are gearing up to what promises to be a great show.

White water

Rapid Group will be exhibiting at stand 310. The stand will feature a complete digital workflow from capturing images on a camera.

Featured vendors on Rapid's stand will include Phase One and Canon. Also present on the stand will be Photoshop expert and digital photography evangelist Guy Gowan.

New products that can be seen at Rapid's booth include Sony’s new AIT-4 autoloader, which features 4TB capacity; EIZO's ColorEdge CG220 LCD monitor, which features 100 per cent support for the Adobe RGB colour space at MacExpo 2004; and Fuji-Film’s Pictrography 4500N, a fully networkable digital printer.

Rapid suggest that anyone wishing to judge the print quality for themselves bring along picture to be printed on an Epson Stylus PRO 4000 or 9600, HP Designjet 130 or 5500, and Canon W6200 printers. Alternatively Rapid will take a picture using the Phase One camera on the day.

Rapid group will also have a number of exclusive MacExpo show special deals, from Adobe, Extensis, Sony, Eizo.

It was all a Dreamtek

Sister company, and audio and video production specialist, Dreamtek, will be also be joining Rapid Group on stand 310.

Dreamtek's audio and video specialist will be displaying the latest Apple G5 computer capturing and playing back standard definition video with all files shared over a fibre channel network using Charismac software.

The company will also be showcasing a high definition video system that demonstrates the latest compositing edition tools and special effects software such as Apple Shake 3.5, Discreet Combustion and Adobe After Effects with all files shared over a fibre channel network using the latest RAID array technology.

In addition video hardware will be complimented with the latest video production tools from Apple's Final Cut Pro HD and DVD Studio Pro 3.

A free trial of the Liquid Channel will be up for grabs plus free training on Logic and Protools to anyone who purchases from Dreamtek. The company is also holding a music competition – submit a demo and you could be in with a chance of winning an iPod. For more information about the competitionemail Dreamtek.

AM to PM

A M Micro will be located in the centre of the main hall. The company will be hosting vendors from the US, Australia and Japan.

Products A M Micro will be showcasing include: Canopus's analogue to digital video converters; WiebeTech's FireWire 400, 800 & USB 2.0 desktop, portable and forensic storage devices; SPECK Products' cases, armbands & flipstands.

The company will also unveil a host of new products.

Exciting things are apparently in store from Griffin Technology. "Think cool like iTalk. Think iPod..." A M Micro hints.

MacMice, will show its new Garage Key & The Mouse BlueTooth.

Keyspan will show a new USB Network Server in use with a range of products, as well as its retractable cables.

iProof will be demonstrating the latest OSX release of its best selling PostScript RIP. iProof VP will be on hand to answer questions.

STM of Australia will be displaying its computer luggage.

Square eyes

Square Group will be running the Digital Lifestyle stand with Macworld and Computers Unlimited.

Visitors will be able to see, try and buy the latest digital lifestyle accessories.

They'll also be running some special iPod bundles for visitors to the show.

Square Group will also be exhibiting as on stand 822. There they will be showing the latest in artwork automation and file transfer systems.

Live Unlimited

Computers Unlimited will be showing products from Wacom, Epson, Quark, Macromedia, and Fuji on their stand – number 420.

Other resellers that will be attending the Expo include: AT Computers, Gastenier Technology, and MicroAnvika.