Mimaki unveils new UV printer

Mimaki has announced the launch of a new industrial small format UV inkjet flatbed printer - UJF -7151 plus, which has a maximum printable size of 710 x 510 mm (28 x 20in).

“Mimaki has always been a leader in the development of inkjet printers,” explained Mike Horsten, general manager marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “Recently, there has been growing demand for digital, on-demand, and plateless inkjet printing because of its ability to quickly provide high-mix and low-volume printing. The high

Welbound unveils the HotCase 500 at Gulfood manufacturing show

Welbound Worldwide (P) Ltd, one of the India's leading graphic art equipment manufacturer, has demonstrated the hot melt glue case sealing machine HC500 in Gulf Food manufacturing show which happened in Dubai. The machine was already launched in India during the Bobst Innovation show, which happened in February this year and has already made an impression in the market.

V S Sudheeran, Welbound’s MEA head, said, "Hotmelt sealing makes the shipping cartons tamper evident and this is probably

25th anniversary of TheMagicTouch

TheMagicTouch celebrated 25 years of worldwide operations during a special Anniversary Congress held in Amsterdam on October 3rd, 2015.

Speaking on the occasion Rifki Hussain, director operations of Magic Touch Advertising Dubai, said, "It was a glorious event where the global network of distributors and representatives met and relived the journey of TheMagicTouch, themed as “Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow”. The evolution of printing was showcased in a synopsis from the early analog printers to

HP announced three new LaserJet printers

HP announced three new LaserJet printers with increased security features. “Protecting against security breaches is one of the biggest challenges our customers face,” said Tuan Tran, vice president and general manager, LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions business, HP. “HP is helping customers secure their devices, documents and data by defending our enterprise printers with the strongest protection in the industry.”


Ndigitec's “The 1st Full HD Flexo Certified Prepress Company”

Ndigitec has announced that it is now “The 1st Full HD Flexo Certified Prepress Company in the Middle East by Esko”.  Marketing manager Sai Naveen comments: " We always strive to give our customers the best in prepress solutions and we achieve this through the best technology, know-how, experience and most importantly the drive to better our solutions in each and every job we undertake. This perseverance has resulted in various accolades and certificates over the years."


Epson participated in the Gitex Technology Week in Dubai

Epson participated in the Gitex Technology Week in Dubai showcasing its 2 new  printer models - WorkForce Pro RIPS models - WF-R8590D3TWC for A3 size papers and WF-R5690DTWF for A4 size papers,  with its  Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS) technology that according to Epson,  uses 'high-yield ink supply units for printing up to 75,000 pages between ink changes'.  Khalil El Dalu, general manager, Epson Middle East said: “GITEX Technology Week is where the future of technology comes alive. We

Agfa and Blue Rhine sign deal for synthetic paper in UAE

Agfa and Blue Rhine have recently signed an agreement for distribution of Agfa’s Synaps synthetic paper in the United Arab Emirates. The agreement covers the distribution of Synaps OM for offset printing and Synaps XM for xerographic or dry toner printing and also includes the pressure sensitive Synaps AP and Synaps AR, respectively with permanent and removable adhesion strength. 

“After a market study with digital Xerography printers to show them the advantages of using Agfa’s Synaps on

Al Ghurair backs C1100 production printer from Konica Minolta

Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing purchased the bizhub PRESS C1100 from Konica Minolta in April this year. 

Expressing satisfaction with the performance of the printer, Lakshmanan Ganapathy, general manager of Al Ghurair Printing             explained: “For investment into digital machinery, every printing press has different requirements - its capability of printing on different substrates, price, value-add options, output etc. Al Ghurair requires printers that can work 24/7, and can

Paper Arabia hosted on 14-16 September

Paper Arabia, the exhibition for Paper, Tissue & Converting Industry covering cardboard and corrugated in the Middle East has been inaugurated by H. E. Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice-Chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre on the first day where the event has happened between September 14-16, 2015. 

Talking about the event, Paper Arabia team commented, “Most of the visitors were decision makers where many of them or either chairman or president or managing director or CEO or general

Al Ghurair ‘satisfied’ with new printer from GCG

Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing have invested in the inkjet printer ComColor 9150  from  Riso, purchased from distributors Gulf Commercial Group.

General manager of Al Ghurair, Lakshmanan Ganapathy explained: “Since the last one year, we were in search of a machine that can print on NCR paper, since we had a huge requirement of printing on this paper.  We are satisfied with the performance of this machine, which runs the NCR paper like any other paper.  Though laser technology can produce

New boss announced for HP’s printing operations

HP has revealed changes in its executive structure, in the run-up to its split into two companies.

Current head of HP’s PC and printing division Dion Weisler, who has already been named as the future chief executive of the PC and printing company HP Inc, outlined the changes, all due to come in on 1st November, to staff in an internal memo obtained technology website

He said current head of the company’s imaging and printing business, Stephen Nigro will run HP’s new 3D printing

Gitex Technology Week 2015 announces Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as official country sponsor

Gitex Technology Week 2015 announces Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as official country sponsor.  The GTX Horizons zone will showcase demonstrations of emerging solutions such as 3D Printing, Autonomous Vehicles (drones), robotics, and smart transport. Celebrating innovation, more than 100 globally-renowned speakers will lead the show’s expansive conference formats.  Gitex will feature the event’s highest-ever number of Saudi exhibitors (48) and exhibition space since the event’s launch 35 years

Epson has launched SureColor SC-P800

Epson has launched SureColor SC-P800 - its professional photo printer.  This A2 model also comes with an optional roll paper unit, meaning photographers and artists can now create prints on larger formats such as banners.  The printer uses Ultrachrome HD ink, a new nine-colour ink-set, which was first used in the SC-P600 A3+ photo printer.  According to Epson, it is the only product in the marketplace to feature a 2.7" colour touch panel to help users switch between printing on different

Sona Paper launched their 'The Mini Book'

Sona Papers, Dubai recently launched their “The MINI Book” on 12th Sep. The 4 mini books are named as Recycled | Prestige White; Texture | HI – Print; Metallics | Colour; Luxury | Touch. They included many new products in all 4 books like Nature High Bulk, Natural evolution Recycled,  Canaletto Grana Grossa, Insize Chagall, Stardream Crystal & Opal, Plike Purple, Wild black, Encore white and Magic Comma papers from the renowned mills Cordenons, Italy and Hansol, Korea.

Talking about the

Honeywell launches new thermal printer in EMEA region

Honeywell will introduce a thermal transfer desktop printer, PC42t into the Middle East markets.   According to Honeywell,  the PC42t is a light-duty printer ready for retail shelf price labeling, general office packing and shipping labeling, and distribution center barcode labeling applications, suited for companies and small-business owners who are looking to upgrade to thermal printing from inkjet or laser printers.  

Commenting on the new printer, Tony Nasr, business leader, Middle East

Al Husein participates in Paper Arabia, opens office in Yemen

Indian-owned company Al Husein International is based in Egypt, manufacturing carbonless paper, which is sold under the brand name Easy Copy.  

They participated in Paper Arabia at Dubai World Trade Center, showcasing their products - office paper, graphics and printing paper, adhesive and packaging paper, carton and container boards among others. 

Murtaza Abbas, export manager commented: “This is the fifth time we have participated in Paper Arabia. Al Burhan is part of Al Husein

Epson’s low-energy printers

Epson launched their two low-energy mono inkjet printers the WF-M5690DWF and WF-M5190DW, benefit from up to 80 percent lower energy consumption than competitive mono lasers. Aimed at small workgroups in a wide range of businesses, from large enterprises to small offices, these A4 printers have high-capacity ink cartridges.

Khalil El-Dalu, general manager, Epson Middle East, says: “Businesses can take advantage of low power consumption, fast print speeds and features designed for easy business

Well Print Documents invested in Ricoh from Pixel Digital Systems

Dubai based Well Print Documents and Copying Services invested around 400K AED in the Ricoh’s Pro C 7100X five colour digital production printer from Pixel Digital Systems LLC, Dubai.

Speaking about the reason for opting for Ricoh’s Digital Production Printing Device through Pixel Digital,  Mohammed Ali Al Muhari, CEO of Well Print Documents and Copying Services, said, “There are several highlights about the printer and few of them are, special colour printing of white & clear that

Digital Print invests QR 9.3 m in machines from Konica Minolta

Qatar based Digital Print Center has invested QR 9.3 million in Konica Minolta’s C1100 and 2 units of Bizhub Press C8000 recently.

Explaining their reason to invest in the machines, Wassim Aldayah, CEO, Digital Print Center, said: “As a trusted printing company catering services to major clients in oil & gas, sports & food processing industry, we choose brands that help us serve our clients efficiently. Konica Minolta has been providing us print solutions with exquisite image

KBA ups factory output after jump in sheetfed orders

KBA is optimistic about its prospects for the full year, although it has a way to go to hit its $1.128bn annual sales target. The German press manufacturer posted a 33.2% rise in order intake in the six months to 30 June, to $689.6m. Order backlog was also significantly higher, up 43% to $678.7m.

During the period, KBA’s shareholders also officially ratified its new structure, which involves three autonomous business units: Sheetfed Solutions, Digital & Web Solutions, and Special

New magazine on space science launched in UAE

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced the launch of its new magazine ‘Majarat’, which focuses on space science and technology. The aim of the magazine is to spread knowledge and awareness about the Centre’s work, local and global space science news and related discoveries and points of scientific interest from around the world. Published bimonthly in Arabic and English, Majarat will be distributed in ministries, government departments, universities, and youth and sports clubs

Epson unveils 6 new printers

Epson has launched 6 new printers for homes and offices, that function without ink cartridges. The model numbers - L130 and L220 can print 6,500 pages in colour and 4,000 pages in black using only the ink included in the box. Also for the home, the L310, L365 and L455 include two extra black ink bottles increasing their combined black print output to 12,000 pages. Khalil El-Dalu, general manager, Epson Middle East, says: “Complimenting our line-up of existing products, these models feature

Al Ghurair invests in Riso 9150 for NCR paper printing jobs

Dubai based Al Ghurair Printing and Distribution have invested in the inkjet printer ComColor 9150 from Riso.

Explaining their reason in backing this printer from Riso, general manager, Lakshmanan Ganapathy said: “When it comes to investment in digital machinery, every printing press has its own requirements and value-adds that tilts the balance in favour of a particular machine. With all the suppliers my chief demand was cost per page should be the value-add factor.”

“Since the last one

Ideal Graphics installs the Ricoh C7100X machine from Pixel Digital Systems

Sharjah based Ideal Graphics invested in the Ricoh C7100X machine from Pixel Digital Systems L.L.C.. They have a separate offset unit on Al Basil Printing Press LLC.

Speaking about the machine, Sunil C Thomas, MD, Ideal Graphics, commented, “We are thrilled to have the leader of digital print business, Pixel Digital Systems, as our associate and their brand Ricoh has helped us to serve our customers in a better way with latest innovations in printing and offering superior quality with fast

Brother unveils new scanners

Brother Gulf has announced the UAE launch of new desktop scanners–PDS-5000 and PDS-6000 suitable for ‘high volume’ scanning needs of SMB’s. These models support a USB 3.0 interface as well as speeds up to 60 pages per minute (PDS-5000) or up to 80 pages per minute (PDS-6000).

“These scanners allow customers to store data and communicate information that historically has been locked in hard-copy form,” said Soichi Murakami, managing director o f Brother International (Gulf).

According to the

Rashid printers has invested in MCOR's IRIS

Ajman based Rashid Printers has invested approximately AED 2,00,000 on MCOR Iris 3D printer from Orchid Gulf FZC to drive more into eco-friendly printing.

Talking about the reasons which made them enter the 3D industry, Saleh Boxwala, managing partner in Rashid Printers said, “3D printing has infinite possibilities and we wished to be the leader in our industry to experiment and learn about this fascinating technology. In addition, most of the people are aware of 3D printing but they lack

The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) put out the 112th issue

The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) put out the 112th issue of the “Industrial Cooperation in the Arabian Gulf Magazine”. In this regard, GOIC secretary general, Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel wrote “Qatar… Investing in the Future”. This issue’s industrial report tackled industrial SMEs. It revealed that there were approximately 13099 SMEs in GCC countries in 2013, including 10563 small industries and 2536 medium-sized industries. In total, their share was about 83.5 per cent

Panasonic Middle East and Africa has launched 2 new multi-function printers - KX-MB2168 and KX-MB2128, which can print 24-ppm duplex. The printers are compatible with the Google Cloud Print and Panasonic mobile print application, enabling printing text or

Panasonic Middle East and Africa has launched 2 new multi-function printers - KX-MB2168 and KX-MB2128, which can print 24-ppm duplex. The printers are compatible with the Google Cloud Print and Panasonic mobile print application, enabling printing text or graphic data from mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. Up to 30 PCs can be connected to a single unit on a network which lets a single printer meet the needs of many in the office. The status can be checked and the setting of the

Canon Middle East has launched three new large format printers

Canon Middle East has launched three new large format printers – the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF830, iPF840 and iPF850, for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), reprography and Computer Aided Design (CAD) industries.  The iPF840 and iPF850 support dual roll to handle different types and varying widths of paper up to 44 inches. Hendrik Verbrugghe, marketing director, Canon Middle East said: “High-volume, continuous printing is a fundamental tool for these businesses and needs a

Ahbar Industries to open new ink manufacturing unit in Riyadh

Dubai based ink manufacturers, Ahbar Industries has announced that they will establish a branch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Mohamed Saif Al Ghurair, president of Ahbar Industries, the ink manufacturer, explained: “In Riyadh, our factory would have a capacity to produce 500 tonnes. Saudi Arabia market is very  big and we are happy to be closer to serve our customers better.”

Established in February 2013, Ahbar Industries manufactures water based inks for flexographic application in paper, kraft


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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.