Flexofit seminar’s held in Kenya and Tanzania

After the success and the demand following the 2015 and the 2016 events, the Flexofit GmbH from Bad Vilbel, Germany, successfully held their third Flexofit Kenya Seminar in Nairobi on 11th May 2017 as well as the second Flexofit Tanzania Seminar on the 8th May in Dar Es Salaam.
Both seminars sported a comprehensive range of presentations from international suppliers. The broad audience of local industry staff, represented by top management at both locations followed the presentations with keen interest. Special topics and discussions included prepress, plate making, printing devices and facilities, as well as techniques and waterbased solutions.
Marek Siekiera, CEO of Poland based Chespa Group, announced at the Flexofit Kenya Seminar, that

Global print solution provider opens shop

US-based ink and toner retailer and franchisor Cartridge World has opened a shop in Kenya adding to four in East Africa after opening one in Tanzania in 2015. The store, which will be based at Heights Building in Westlands, Nairobi will offer customers a cost-saving alternative to printing, and over full-priced Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) cartridges.
“Cartridge World is looking to expand its footprint and global brand awareness to many emerging regions such as Africa and today we are

Formset buys Muller Martini’s perfect binder

Formset-ABC Printers in Cape Town (South Africa) is the first graphic arts company in Africa to invest in a Muller Martini Vareo perfect binder, enabling it to enter a new market segment – digital book production.
Although Formset-ABC Printer is already active in digital printing, it chiefly produces large-size posters. The 60-year-old company with a long tradition, which employs some 1,000 people, is now planning to enter digital inkjet book production. “We’re chiefly planning to produce books

Somalia set to resume currency printing after 26 years

Somalia intends to resume printing banknotes this year for the first time since the country’s government collapsed in 1991.
The governor of Somalia’s central bank, Bashir Issa Ali, told VOA recently that all technical preparations have been concluded and his government is confident that it can assemble a financial aid package within three months to fund the printing program.
Further work would take another four months. Asked if Somalia will print and distribute banknotes during 2017, Ali