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Middle East edition of B2C luxury watch magazine GMT was launched

A Middle East edition of B2C luxury watch magazine GMT was launched from Dubai in November. GMT Middle East will be published bi-monthly with 25,000 copies distributed in the GCC, Jordan and Lebanon, according to its advertising rate card. The Middle East edition is being published by Fadi Jamil, who previously published a regional edition of QP Magazine, and combines local content with international content from GMT’s editorial team in Switzerland.

Canon has unveiled two new All-in-One PIXMA inkjet printers

Canon has unveiled two new All-in-One PIXMA inkjet printers – the PIXMA MG3040 and PIXMA MG2540S for homes and small businesses.  Using Wi-Fi connectivity, the PIXMA MG3040 enables wireless printing from laptops and PCs as well as smartphones and tablets using the Canon PRINT app,  The PIXMA MG3040 and PIXMA MG2540S include My Image Garden for Mac or PC, which organises all photos in one location before creating photo layouts automatically, making displays and prints possible in an instant. 

Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad

A 14-year-old student from GEMS Millennium School - Sharjah walked away with the honours of the region’s first Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad organised by ATLAB. Rishabh Java designed and 3D printed a bionic arm, which was selected as the ‘Best Innovative Project’ of the year. The winner will get a chance to visit the BETT Show in the UK in 2017.
More than 75 teams from numerous schools across the GCC participated in the competition, aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs by fuelling their innovation

Right Concept Advertising again invested in Colorjet Softjet Grand

Right Concept Advertising, Dubai has invested again in the Colorjet Softjet Grande 3.2 metre wide printer after being impressed by the same machine which was installed last year.

Talking about the reason for choosing the machine, Biju Thomas, CEO of Right Concept Advertising, said, “I always evaluate the printhead, speed, per day usage before purchasing any machine and apart from this I know well what is good for me as I am into textile printing and while considering all these factors I went

HP announces 4 new 762-mm PageWide Web Presses

HP has launched four new 762mm-wide PageWide Web Presses. The manufacturer announced the release of the new presses, which are powered by High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) technology, at Graph Expo held in Orlando, Florida.
The new models include the PageWide Web Press T390 HD, which is being shown at Graph Expo, as well as fellow colour machines the T380 HD and T370 HD and the mono T390M HD.
They have replaced the original T300 Series Inkjet Web Presses, which were launched at Drupa in

Dubai Printing Press invested in Horizon from Prestige Graphics

Dubai Printing Press, invested in Horizon folding machine AF762KLL from Prestige Graphics Trading, Dubai.

Speaking about the reason for opting the machine, S Prasanna Naidu, general manager of Dubai Printing Press, said, “Our jobs are almost straight forward jobs where we were looking for 32 page folding machine and while searching in the market we found this as the best. Also, while I was working for my previous company, we had a machine from Horizon which haven’t given any trouble. In this

Canon Emirates signs deal with Dynagraph

Canon Emirates has signed a partnership with Dynagraph, a leading Middle East distributor of preprint, print, post-print solutions in the Middle East region.  The new partnership is expected to see a focused approach towards development of the graphic arts industry.
“Printing & Graphic Arts industry provides critical services to businesses across all sectors of a country's economy. In today’s world, it is almost impossible to sell your wares without office signage, point of sale material

Canon unveils 5-colour multi functional printers

Canon has announced the launch of new five colour A3 multifunctional devices (imageRunner Advance C5535, imageRunner Advance  C5535i, imageRunner Advance C5540i, imageRunner Advance C5550i and imageRunner Advance C5560i). 
    Hendrik Verbrugghe, marketing director, Canon ME  commented: “The imageRunner Advance C5500 series is designed to deliver maximum return on investment to businesses by minimising maintenance and downtime while boosting productivity. The value of print lies in its

RTA uses 3D printing

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is using 3D printing to upgrade select systems across Dubai Metro stations.
Parts for subsystems of ticket vending machines (TVMs), ticket gates, and other areas of metro trains are being 3D printed.
Remarking on the development, AbdulMohsin Ibrahim Younes, CEO of RTA’s rail agency, said future scope for 3D printing within RTA’s operations includes “developments that are required to manage obsolescence, which is a huge burden of any railway

Autodesk's $100m fund to support Dubai 3D printing

Autodesk's $100m fund to support Dubai 3D printing. Dubai Future Foundation will work with US-headquartered Autodesk to fulfil the emirate's 3D printing initiatives. The organisations signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that tasks the Foundation with identifying investment channels for Autodesk's $100m (AED367.3m) Spark investment fund for the region. It is hoped that the investments will benefit businesses relying on 3D printing in their operations and boost the region's 3D printing

Sharjah has been named the Sao Paulo International Book Fair’s Guest

Sharjah has been named the Sao Paulo International Book Fair’s Guest of Honour for the year 2018. The announcement was made at the Frankfurt International Book Fair in the presence of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The Sao Paolo International Book Fair is one of the largest and most important in Latin America, and the honour reflects Sharjah’s status as a cultural leader in the Arab world and a crucial hub to launch

Zeejprint.com has embarked its network expansions in Dubai

Zeejprint.com has embarked its network expansions in Dubai with its new couple of branches as well as in Egypt of its 19 th branch,to start its presence in the Arab world other than Saudi Arabia. Along with new branch opening in Tabuk, north western part of Saudi Arabia, the new location give Zeejprint.com 20 branches Kingdom wide. On opening of the branches, Zeejprint.com COO, Ahmed Siddiquie commented, “Zeej is committed to its quality services as always has been and expect the same support

Canon Middle East's CCNA commemorated 10 years of introducing the imagePRESS printers

Canon Middle East and the newly formed Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) commemorated 10 years of introducing the imagePRESS printers to the region by awarding their customers from Middle East, Central and North Africa for their contribution to the brand.  The gala event was attended by Dr. Mohamed Yehia Rashed, minister of tourism, Egypt; Mohamed Sayed Badr, governor of Luxor and Mamdouh Philippe, head of the Tourism Marketing Committee for Luxor and Egypt.  The event finally culminated

Wellcare Infotech appointed as Epson authorized channel partner

Wellcare Infotech LLC, based in Dubai with offices in Abu Dhabi and Muscat going to partner with Epson.
Speaking about the partnership, spokes person from Wellcare, commented, “Through this Epson will get benefitted from the strong presence of Wellcare in UAE & Oman with the crème of digital printers to sell their SureColor S and P series of Large Format indoor and outdoor printers, while Wellcare will aim to further boost its reputation in offering strong brands in Printing Equipment and

Revprint powers up with Xerox

Revprint Tokai, located in Cape Town, has continued its digital printing expansion with a new Xerox Versant 80 press from Cape Office Machines, one of Bytes Document Solutions’ longest-standing business partners in the Western Cape.
“Having started in the industry as litho specialists, we have so much experience and offer consistent services,” Jane Fuller, Revprint Tokai.
“The Versant 80 is the ideal workhorse press for an established community-driven business like Revprint that needs the quality

Excellent Printing Press invests in Nilpeter FB3300 Servo

Excellent Printing Press, set in Ajman, UAE has invested in a Nilpeter FB3300 Servo machine to offer much attractive products and services to their existing customer base.

Speaking about the investment, Mazhar Hayat Bhatti, General Manager, Excellent Printing Press, commented, “There are multiple reasons behind this investment and one of them is to keep us scheduled and equipped as per the market specifications. We have an entire set up for accommodating the offset jobs but the present

Canon unveils first details of “game-changing” wide-format technology

Canon has given details of its new UVgel print technology, which it says will transform wide-format roll-to-roll printing, as it prepares the market for a new family of devices set to be unveiled next year. Canon has released details of a new UV curable ink that gels immediately on contact with media, which will be at the core of a new range of wide-format roll-to-roll printers to be released from 2017. The 1st will be a high-productivity 64” model, most likely the smallest in the range.
“We

Digital textile printing market shows promise says Whiley

Director of sales, Epson Middle East, Jason Whiley in an interview with PrintWeek MEA said: “Epson will continue to develop, solutions across several market segments, although one very interesting area developing is the digital textile printing market. This market is expected to grow at an annual rate of approximately 25% (annual growth rate till 2019 - source WTiN Intelligence). This is a new segment within the Middle East which requires specialist knowledge and education to move existing

Al Amal Printing installs Ricoh Pro C7100x from Pixel Digital

Al Amal Printing Press, LLC, Abu Dhabi has invested in the five colour production printer Ricoh Pro C7100X from Pixel Digital Systems LLC.
Talking about their investment, Shakeel Anakkaran, head of prepress from Al Amal Printing Press, commented, "We have been looking for the purchase of digital machine to accommodate more short run jobs and for that we have received the pricing and specifications from many leading brands. After analyzing the pricing and feature we opted this Ricoh Pro C7100x

OKI appoints Naji Kazak

OKI Europe Ltd announced the appointment of Naji Kazak to the role of sales and marketing director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region with immediate effect.
“We are thrilled to have Naji join our team.” said Mathias Militzer, vice president (META). “With his experience and expertise, I am confident he will contribute significantly to growing our business within these vital regions.”
“I am excited to join OKI as the sales & marketing Director (MEA) and take on the challenges this role

HP to unveil new products at Gitex

HP Inc. has raised the bar once again with the unveiling of its newest range of printers, scanners, and many more. HP's newest range of products will be revealed at this year's Gitex Shopper and Gitex Technology World exhibitions, taking place in October 2016. The exhibitions offer an opportunity for consumers and businesses to have the first look at the products, test them out and better understand the technology on offer.
In the large format segment, HP will be highlighting their DesignJet

Samsung South Africa releases new MFP

Samsung South Africa releases new MFP. The OEM launched the X7600GX colour printer as an addition to the MX7 A3 series. The new MFP is part of the MultiXpress MX7 series, has a print speed of 60ppm and delivers “consistent, high-volume printing, reliability and quality”, reported ITonline. The printer offers near-field communication (NFC), and the OEM’s Mobile Print Pro offering “features provide secure printing and easy Wi-Fi setup and management”. It has a monthly output of 300,000 pages

Consumer demand for counterfeit products in UAE

Consumer demand for counterfeit products, including cartridges, is still “fuelling supply” in the UAE.
The National reported that demand in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for fake goods is “still fuelling supply, despite warnings” and a host of raids. Dubai Customs seized Dh17 million ($4.6 million/€4 million) of fake electronics, clothing, fabrics and cosmetics in 2015, and the demand “is not shrinking despite warnings over their safety and links to organised crime and terrorism”. Ashish

Epson will participate at Gitex 2016 showcasing its large-format printer

Epson will participate at Gitex 2016 showcasing its large-format printer capability for CAD, GIS and POS applications, as well as its mobile POS receipt printing solutions. A range of sheet-fed, flatbed, A4 and A3 scanners will be on display, as well as business labelling solutions.  Khalil El-Dalu, regional sales manager for Epson Middle East, says, “We’re excited to be taking part in this year’s globally renowned GITEX show, and really bring our products to the attention of businesses in

Fujitsu hosts conference for EMEA customers

Fujitsu hosted its imaging industry conference in London, from the 12th to 13th of September. Over 400 delegates from imaging industry and end users from Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) attended the event.
Fujitsu invited distributors, independent software vendors  resellers and manufacturers to provide an ‘in-depth’ view of the market opportunities in the face of the rapidly evolving digital transformation industry. The conference focused on the current role of electronic document

Epson increases ink tank range

Bringing further choice to its portfolio of Ink Tank System (ITS) printers, Epson has launched two new models aimed at the small and home office market; the L605 and L1455. Both models add double-sided printing to the ITS range; the L605 is Epson’s first 3-in-1 with the feature, and the L1455 is the first 4-in-1 with A3 double-sided printing, plus A3 scanning.
Double-sided printing can cut paper usage in half and helps to minimise running costs by automatically printing on both sides of a page. 

Mimaki to launch new direct sublimation printer

Mimaki has premiered its new Tx500P-3200DS direct sublimation printer.
Mainly designed for use in the soft signage industries, it is expected to become available for purchase in early 2017. Mimaki general marketing manager EMEA Mike Hor-sten said the price of the machine is not yet confirmed.
The new printer is an advance on the Ts500P-3200, which was launched in February of this year,            but with a number of new developments.
Horsten said: “The Tx500 is based on the engine of the Ts500

FSC-certified products used at Olympics and Paralympics

Millions of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products were used at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

All products acquired for the games by the Organising Committee, from structures to stationery, have been FSC-certified.

The FSC said anybody attending the games will almost certainly come into contact with more than one wood-based FSC-certified product and, by extension, will be supporting the growth of responsible forestry worldwide. All products carrying the FSC

Sinocredit Advertising installs the Agfa’s Anapurna M2500i

Sinocredit Advertising LLC  invested in Agfa’s Anapurna M2500i UV Flatbed printing machine to make use of the latest feature and technology. The machine has been installed at their International City, Dubai branch.

Speaking about the investment and brand, Logan Liu, managing director, Sino-credit Advertising, commented, “As UV flatbed printing is the latest printing technology available, there has been a regular demand from our clients as well as the walk in customers we cater to. Apart from

Agfa completes Anapurna hybrid range

Agfa Graphics is adding to its LED UV-curing family of devices with the Anapurna H3200i LED, set to be officially unveiled next month in the US.  

The new 3.2m-wide prin-ter, which handles roll as well as rigid media, adds to the existing 2.05m (H2050i) and 2.5m (H2500i) devices in the range and is an extension of the roll-to-roll Anapurna RTR3200i, all of which were launched at Drupa this year. 

The new hybrid device, which uses Agfa’s Asanti workflow,  will be unveiled for the first time

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    The first ever 3D printing conference cum exhibition ‘3D Print UAE’ took place on 17th and 18th August 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE which attracted a number of like-minded 3D Printing professionals from over 40 nations.

    3D Print UAE exhibition cum conference is a concept aimed at providing a broad scale platform for the manufacturing sector and consumer world across the ME region. 

    3D Print UAE gave an opportunity for the additive manufacturing experts from across the globe to converge on this regional platform to showcase their solutions, analyze the benefits and discuss the opportunities in the Middle East. It also provided the opportunity for a listen- in to first-hand experience from industry leaders, connect solutions for overcoming challenges in the field, and enhance the brand and  business portfolio. 

     Steffan Ritt, VP-head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions Group commented:  “Since, this is the first kind of event in this region, it has attracted less number of visitors. However, the visitors and participants were more positive. Overall, the show went fairly well for us but we would have been happier if the organizers promoted the event well in advance.”  SLM Solutions were one among the gold sponsors of the event.

    Most of visitors commented that these kinds of exhibitions and conference should be encouraged to create more awareness about the 3D printing in this region.