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Delta Group unveils state-of-the-art facility in Dubai

Delta Group has announced the inauguration of a new multi-service facility which will host several of its subsidiaries. Located in Dubai’s National Industries Park (NIP), the 250,000 sq.ft. facility will offer a comprehensive range of end-to-end solutions under one roof.
     This includes the Group’s Delta Printing Press as well as Brandscape Advertising, Magic Screen, Pulp, Delta Labels and Delta Interiors. Equipped with the latest technology, the fully integrated facility is the first of its

Open House event held at Hexxa Flexible Packaging Solutions

Open House event held at the premises of Hexxa Flexible Packaging between January 24 and 25 which was attended by senior management executives across the label industry including Kimoha, Pacman – CCL, Future Pack, Sigma Labels, Matrix Pack, Medad, Nuplas, Emirates Printing Press, Express Group, Repotronics, Namma Digtech and Repro Flex 3 (R3). Apart from this, the event was attended by few media persons from the industry. During the Open House the new MPS 430 MM press was shown to all the

NDigitec opens new facility

NDigitec has announced its decision to open a new, dedicated facility within Dubai Production City aimed at further enhancing its overall fabrication competency amidst a surge in demand for its fabrication solutions and services in the UAE region. The new facility will offer a range of services.
Vatche Kavlakian, CEO of NDIGITEC, commented: “NDIGITEC is witnessing a sharp growth across all its competencies, making it a one-stop destination for all creative production needs. The concept of

HP aims to open up new market segments for their customers

In this exclusive interview, Ernest Azzam, HP’s Regional Business Manager Large Format Printing MEMA, shares his thoughts on the HP’s current stand in the market and their plans to handle them


There are a handful of sellers like Canon, Océ, Ricoh, Seiko, so how would you like to differentiate HP from others?
HP focuses on delivering the best technology and service to our customers while providing the best support to our partners. HP has the largest portfolio in the industry for outdoor and

9th Edition of Paper Arabia ‘16 exhibition held at WTC, Dubai

9th Paper Arabia 2016, the international exhibition for paper, tissue and converting industries organized by Al Fajer Information and Services, was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Saeed bin Hasher Al Maktoum at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event happened between 13th through 15th of December.
Paper Arabia 2016 is a platform for buyers, producers and investors working across the paper industry.
 It has witnessed the participation from paper producers and tissue producing

OKI's Smart Colour Solutions event, Dubai

OKI invited a select number of press and analysts to witness their new launch and discover how OKI is helping business to "Make a Big Impression". The event happened at Conrad Hotel, Dubai on December 7. During the event they launched a new range of colour printers and multifunction printers (MFPs).
Talking about the printers and MFPs, Mathias Militzer, vice president (META), OKI Europe Ltd, commented, "The new portfolio is designed to change perceptions of what a printer can do for businesses

HP launches wireless printer for SMB’s in UAE

HP has unveiled the new HP DeskJet GT 5820/10 All-in-One series, in the UAE, targeted at high-volume home users looking for a wireless ink tank printer.
“High volume home users are focused on efficiency and are constantly on the lookout for innovation that can reduce cost and minimise disruption to their work,” said Stephane Rogier, Head of Print Business, HP Inc. Middle East. “The new HP DeskJet GT series makes high-quality, reliable printing more affordable and wireless printing and ink refill

Kodak: Prosper sale delayed, discussions to extend into ‘17

Kodak’s hopes of sealing the sale deal for its Prosper inkjet business by the year-end have been dashed, and discussions with potential purchasers will now drag on into 2017.
The group announced plans to sell off its Prosper high-speed inkjet business, including the new Ultrastream technology, in March. It will retain the legacy Versamark operation. At the time of its Q3 results in November, chief executive Jeff Clarke said that after gaining “a lot of attention and buyer profiles” at Drupa

Epson printer now certified

Epson has announced that its 10-colour SC-S80610 SureColor creative signage printer has achieved 98.2% of Pantone Solid Coated Colours1under the Pantone matching system, as evaluated and certified by Pantone. In addition, Epson announces the launch of the SureColor SC-P5000 17-inch printer. Designed for proofing, fine art and photography applications, the SC-P5000 can be selected with a violet or LLK inkset, and can achieve near-perfect colour matching of up to 99% of Pantone Solid Coated

New Egyptian law

New Egyptian law establishes media regulator picked by the President.  The law, approved by parliament and signed into law by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi, creates the so-called Supreme Council for the Administration of the Media whose chairman will be picked by President Sisi and whose remaining members will be appointed by him based on nominations from various bodies including the judiciary and parliament.  The new council is tasked with suing media organisations that violate its

GMT launched from Dubai in last month

A Middle East edition of B2C luxury watch magazine GMT launched from Dubai in last month. 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.

Wan Ifra will be hosting the 12th Middle East Conference

Wan Ifra will be hosting the 12th Middle East Conference on 13-14 March 2017, in Dubai. The conference will offer industry executives with opportunities to learn more about the latest strategies to increase their revenues through both new and traditional channels. The programme and speaker list will be available soon. It is also known that the last conference was held between 24-25 February, 2016 in Dubai.

Canon has recently announced the launch of imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7500 Series

Canon has recently announced the launch of imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7500 Series of colour A3 multifunctional printers, which is available across Europe from the 1st November. Hendrik Verbrugghe,marketing director, Canon ME commented: “As the value of printed documents increases for businesses, there is a growing need for superior quality together with day-to-day functionality that sets the C7500 Series apart. Delivering maximum return on investment, the new devices offer the best of print and

MPS enters the UAE with EF flexo sale to Hexxa Flexible Packaging

Hexxa Flexible Packaging, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, has taken delivery of its first MPS flexo press, with a 10-colour, 430mm EF multi-substrate press equipped with the advanced Automated Print Control (APC) package for full automation, UV dryers and four hot air units.
Hexxa has recently invested in larger premises in Ras al Khaimah. With its new MPS flexo press, the company is set to achieve higher productivity in shorter print runs, as Raja Gandhi, MD and owner of Hexxa Flexible Packaging said: "We

7DAYS to go off newsstands

The December 22nd edition of UAE’s free tabloid newspaper 7DAYS that hit the newsstands was its last. The newspaper, owned by the UK-based Daily Mail & General Trust Plc (DMGT), has announced that it was ceasing the publication after 13 years, citing bleak prospects of print media.
Launched in 2003 as a weekly, the newspaper increased its frequency two years later to five days a week only to retract a less than a month ago. The newspaper  in financial trouble has also ann-ounced closing of

Sona Signature papers unviels two new papers for the UAE market

Sona Papers and Gruppo Cordenons hosted a gala which will diversify the Industry. There has always been a conversation about how the paper industry can better reflect the changing creative landscape through improved internal practices. It was a gathering of all the people from the UAE market who are a part of commercial print and packaging industry. The audience included high profile personnel from corporate companies, advertising agencies, and printing presses from the UAE market.
Talking about

Modern Printing Press invests in Ricoh from Corporate Connection

Modern Printing Press, Dubai has invested in the new production printer Ricoh Pro C7100X from Corporate Connection LLC – Member of Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group.
Speaking about the investment, Dr. Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh, managing director of Modern Printing Press, commented, “Our trust in Corporate Connection has thrived after the successful partnership with them for the last 3 years. Completing our printing press portfolio with the latest in Digital Printing Technology was our top

SGI 2017 to reach out to African print industry

International Expo Consults (IEC) (www.IECDubai.com) stated that the African printing industry stakeholders stand to reap huge benefits by visiting the (Sign and Graphic Imaging) SGI Dubai 2017 trade show. The event will showcase a plethora of innovative products and services from various exhibitors from across the globe under a unified platform.
“The African economy is poised to hit a new high and set to grow to the next level. As per our research, there is a tremendous demand for

Heidelberg ME hosted an exclusive event

Heidelberg Middle East with support of Heidelberg HQs hosted a 3 days digital print workshop at digital print media center situated in Wiesloch, Germany between 9th to 13th Oct. Customers mainly from Saudi Arabia and UAE who had already invested with Heidelberg digital presses had very good opportunity to learn and gain further knowledge from Heidelberg’s digital print professionals.
During the event the customers allowed to learn how Heidelberg’s digital print portfolio provides cutting edge

Canon awards partners

Canon Middle East awarded channel partners from Middle East with performance awards at a 2-day gala event.
In the Middle East region, Emax UAE bagged the Canon Middle East Performance Award for 2016 in the DSLR and lens category, considered as a prime business section for Canon. Media Square from Lebanon won the award for Pro-Imaging segment while Extra in KSA won the award for inkjet category of printers.
Canon also recognised their retailers for innovative selling practices across the Middle

KBA, Flint seal conventional sheetfed inks partnership

KBA and Flint Group have extended their product development relationship by signing an agreement that will see Flint Group’s conventional sheetfed inks used in the commissioning of all new KBA conventional sheetfed offset presses worldwide.
The agreement will come into force on 1st December, means that from initial planning meetings with customers through to installation sign-off, local Flint Group technical staff will support KBA’s engineers to ensure each new press is up and running and

Royal Advertising receives Eska Frog award for luxury packaging

Royal Advertising, Dubai recently won the first prize in the Eska’s Frog award competition in the category luxury packaging for the regions Russia, Central Asia, Middle East and Northern Africa. The event was held in Dubai at the Royal Advertising office where it was attended by Gimpex and Eska team along with media persons.

Each year Eska invite clients to submit their most beautiful or original products. Eska honours their customers for their amazing and special products. Each year they put

OKI Europe has appointed Mark Thompson

OKI Europe has appointed Mark Thompson as the business operations director for OKI Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, Mark will be responsible for the business operations and logistics to overall enhance OKI’s distribution model across MEA with an immediate focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Mark joins from Lexmark, where he has had various managerial roles since 2008. “We are glad to have Mark as part of our team.” said Mathias Militzer, vice president (META). “With Mark’s 16 years of experience

Xerox Emirates has appointed Chris Govier as the new general manager

Xerox Emirates has appointed Chris Govier as the new general manager to oversee all UAE operations.  Govier joined Xerox in 1993 and has held several senior roles within the Corporation, most recently as the general manager of Xerox Middle East region.  “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to head Xerox Emirates. I look forward to developing and implementing Xerox Emirates’ strategy and lead the company towards the next phase of growth”, says Govier.

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

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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.