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Dubai Economy Business Protection seminar, Dubai

Dubai Economy Business Protection seminar for print and publishing businesses was hosted in Dubai on 3rd July. The event was supported by PrintWeek MEA and attended by industry experts. The event started with the welcome address by Ahmed Naji, manager, Business Protection Section, Dubai Economy. The welcome remarks was given for the Print and Publishing businesses. He spoke about various issues pertaining to  the industry. He gave several examples relating to other industry and how they solved

Canon hosts partner event

Canon Middle East hosted the Service Partners’ Forum 2018, bringing together heads of the service function from partner organisations across the Middle East. Three directors from Canon Europe joined Canon Middle East executives to lead sessions during the forum, which took place in Dubai.
Commenting during the forum, Shadi Bakhour, Business Unit Director, B2B, Canon Middle East said: “It is proven that retaining an existing client is easier than acquiring a new one, and in our business

Emirati culture at São Paulo Book Fair

Emirati culture at São Paulo Book Fair. The Emirate of Sharjah celebrates the emirate’s selection as Guest of Honour at the 25th edition of São Paulo International Book Fair, which took place from August 3-12, with a rich programme highlighting Sharjah’s increasing influence on the global cultural landscape. Supervised by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), in collaboration with 15 cultural institutions and organisations, Sharjah will organise a series of high profile sessions, seminars and book

Epson to use Signage and Textile Printing to expand its influence in the UAE

Epson to use Signage and Textile Printing to expand its influence in the UAE. International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that global technology leader Epson has confirmed its presence at SGI Dubai 2019. Focussing on showcasing the latest offerings in signage, fabrics and fine art printing, Epson plans to consolidate and grow their current market share by participating in the exhibition. Talking about SGI Dubai, Shihab Zubair, regional sales manager – professional solutions

Xerox unveils Global Partner Program in United Arab Emirates

Xerox unveils Global Partner Program in United Arab Emirates to help authorized partners drive revenue and strengthen client relationships, particularly in the lucrative and growing small- and medium-size business market. “At Xerox Emirates, we highly value our channel partners and view them as an extension of our organization. Our top objectives are to provide them with higher revenue streams and new business opportunities. By launching the Xerox Global Partner Program in the UAE, we are

Konica Minolta unveils bizhub SECURE

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East announces the launch of bizhub SECURE, a security solution that provides an added layer of security on Konica Minolta Multi-Function Printers (MFPs), says the  manufacturer.
Konica Minolta has been providing enhanced security features for the digital era and with the new bizhub SECURE functions, the security of the document data that might reside on the bizhub’ s internal hard drive.  
Easy to activate by a Konica Minolta field engineer, bizhub SECURE

AlTamyz Advertising invests half million on Rigmatech LFP

AlTamyz Advertising, Dubai, gave second order to Wellcare Infotech after using the first machine for more than 18 months. They have invested in the Rigmatech 5-metre wide format printer with an investment of around half a million dirhams.
Talking about the investment, Moossa M Alavi from AlTamyz Advertising Dubai, explained: “In order to expand our portfolio and to offer our expertise in large format printing over 3.2 metres, we have invested in Rigmatech 5-metre in June. We have been using the

HP introduces ‘HP LaserJet MFP M436 series’ for SMB’s

HP has expanded its LaserJet range in CEMA with the HP LaserJet MFP M436 series, designed for small and medium businesses.
“Small and medium sized businesses must invest wisely in technology that adds value, boosts efficiency, guarantees quality and facilitates streamlined operations, all whilst keeping a close eye on budgets,” said Stephane Rogier, head of Print Business unit at HP.     
“The new LaserJet MFP M436 series printer provides high-quality, reliable printing for thousands of pages

Epson unveils dual-arm robot

Epson recently demonstrated its newly expanded robotics range at an international event Automatica 2018, including its new dual-arm robot, the WorkSense W-01. This newly completed and unique line up of SCARA and vertical axis robots demonstrates Epson’s commitment to robotics innovation, meeting the needs of both large and small manufacturers.
Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East, says: “By simplifying robot programming, supporting complex manufacturing and providing packaged

HP Collaborates with Abu Dhabi’s Danat Al Emarat Hospital

HP Inc. has collaborated with Abu Dhabi’s Danat Al Emarat Hospital to transform the typical dull setting of a CT scan room to a colorful comfort zone. Danat Al Emarat, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), is a specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi catering to women and children’s medical needs. In partnership with GE Healthcare, HP is re-inventing patients’ experience by utilizing its state-of-the-art Latex Printing Technology to design and print a fun, underwater themed wallpaper and

Masonlite gets the dealership for CANON Océ COLORADO 1640 Printer

Masonlite, Dubai has taken the dealership for Canon Océ Colorado 1640 printer.
Talking about the new dealership, Sunil Purushothaman, general manager of Masonlite, commented, “We have always been on the lookout for a branded printer and on seeing the UV Gel Printer product capability and performance, which was one of its kind at the FESPA BERLIN Show, we have decided to go for it. We have already identified our potential & target audiences, which would allow us to place the product

Silverpoint invests in Dusense Spot UV coater DDC810 and Cutter

Silverpoint Printing Press, LLC from Sharjah, invests in Duplo DuSense DDC-810 Spot UV coater and Duplo DC 646 Cutter Creaser. Giffin Graphics has completed the installation successfully in January.
Talking about the investment, Shijo Lonappan, director of Silverpoint Printing Press, LLC, Sharjah, commented, "We have been looking for investment for a short while and we have seen around 5 to 6 machines before finalizing. It fitted our exact requirement and budget, which is one of the reasons we

Global brands started to sign up for SGI Dubai 2019

SGI Exhibitors OKI and Orafol to rely on new product launches to increase presence in the Middle East.
International Expo Consults (IEC), part of Falak Holding, are happy to announce  that prominent global brands  such as OKI Europe and Germany headquartered Orafol among others have signed up for SGI Dubai 2019. The premier show in the Signage, Outdoor Media, Screen and Digital Printing, LED and Textile Printing industries, SGI Dubai is one of the most awaited events of the year frequented by

Gulf Print & Pack advisory board meeting held at Dubai

Gulf Print & Pack advisory board meeting was held at Roda Al Bustan Hotel, Al Garhoud, Dubai, UAE on 27th June. The meeting was attended by industry experts and media persons. Andy Thomas-Emans – strategic director, Tarsus UK for GPP, Labelexpo and Labels & Labelling Magazine gave the introduction speech. They have discussed on several factors pertaining to the current happenings in the industry and where it is heading towards. The Gulf Print & Pack 2019 edition to happen in World

Sharjah Book Authority strengthens Emirati and Arab presence at BookExpo America

Sharjah Book Authority  strengthens Emirati and Arab presence at BookExpo America. Sharjah Book Authority, SBA, has successfully highlighted the rich publishing experience of Sharjah and the UAE at BookExpo America 2018, which took place recently at the Javits Convention Center in New York. SBA was the only Arab representative at North America's largest and most influential gathering of professionals in the global books business. Through its participation, SBA introduced Arab literature and

Large-print Books was distributed by Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment

Large-print Books was distributed by Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment. As part of its ‘Ara’ initiative, launched to promote awareness about the issues of blind and visually impaired children, the Sharjah-based non-profit, Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (KF), has provided 840 copies of braille, audio and large-print books to support Dar Al Kutub libraries in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain as well as to all Sharjah Public Libraries branches. The move is in line with KF’s goal to

Roboze and FIT AG ties up

As 3D printing continues to grow, the technology’s footprint is broadening on a global scale. More and more companies are seeing their 3D printing systems spread around the world with new installations, expansions, and partnerships. Recent news out of Dubai (via Italy) and Japan (via Germany) showcases two more 3D printing entities expanding their reach.
3D printer manufacturer Roboze, headquartered in Bari, Italy, has long had expansion on the mind. Now Roboze can add a new location to this

Gebo Cermex provides end-of-line partnership for Unilever

Gebo Cermex has installed two comprehensive end-of-lines for production of shampoo and conditioner in shaped bottles at Unilever’s site in Dubai. The largest personal care factory in the Middle East and Africa, Unilever was looking to use new technology that, combined with a modular design, ensures faster, shorter, and highly responsive production lines that cut lead-time to market.
With eight formats to handle at 350 products/min per line and multiple changeovers per day in maximum 10 minutes

Konica Minolta unveils MarketPlace Platform

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East has announced the “Konica Minolta MarketPlace”. The new Konica Minolta MarketPlace is a platform for the customer that require leading-edge applications, customization tools, and centralized device management features, reflecting the company’s forward-thinking direction and global strategy for future advancements.
The MarketPlace’s wide range of cloud, scan, productivity, information, and security applications allow users to quickly and easily

Liberty Printing Press receives ISO certification

Liberty Printing Press LLC, Ajman receives ISO 9001:2015 certification. The award accreditation ceremony was celebrated at their Ajman office, which was attended by employees and media people. Altogether, they have four branches/outlets in which two are in Dubai and other two in Ajman.
Talking about the ISO certification, Manish Mukundan, director of Liberty Printing Press, commented, “The ISO certification was there in our cards for quite a while, yet we weren’t thinking to implement it as we

Immensa's ‘Inventory Digitisation’ solution unveiled

Immensa Technology Labs (Immensa), an additive manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) company in the UAE, said it has supplied its game-changing ‘Inventory Digitisation’ solution to one of the world’s largest construction companies — the Consolidated Contracting Company (CCC). "If we can get to a point over the next few years whereby a small percentage of our inventory can be digitised, the impact will be significant,” remarked engineer Aref Boualwan, who is overseeing some of CCC’s president

SBA reaches out to Italy’s publishing industry players

SBA reaches out to Italy’s publishing industry players. In line with Sharjah’s efforts to disseminate its cultural message internationally, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) concluded its participation at the Turin International Book Fair in Italy. Through engaging in dialogue with Italian and international authors and illustrators, publishing professionals and representatives of cultural institutions, SBA explored ways in which it can open new pathways for cultural exchange and cooperation with

Oman Plast received many local players across the region

Oman Plast received many local players across the region. The 5th edition attracted players from plastics, rubber, petrochemicals, printing and packaging industry. The event held from May 7 through 9 at Oman Exhibition centre. According to the spokesperson, "The objective of this exhibition is to display and demonstrate the products and services pertaining to this industry to the fast developing market of the Sultanate of Oman and GCC Countries while further encouraging and developing trade

HP’s Innovation submit for EMEA

HP has opened its second annual EMEA Innovation Summit in Barcelona.
This year’s event was focused on 3D Printing and immersive computing, and the predicted role of 3D printing in disrupting the $12 trillion global manufacturing sector.
The event brought together industry customers, media and analysts to explore emerging trends in cutting edge technologies and promote HP solutions. Additionally, HP has announced expanded installations of its HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions with digital

Epson launches their latest WorkForce WF-C5000 series

Epson unveils their latest series of WorkForce WF-C5000 Inkjet Series for the Middle East from June. The series consists of four models and they are, WF-C5210 DW, WF-C5290 DW, WF-C5710 DWF, and WF-C5790 DWF.
Andrew Hurt, regional sales manager – business, Epson Europe BV (Middle East Office), commented, “We believe in environment friendly products, which are one of the reason we are producing Injket series printers. We are moving business from volume to value through these series. We are again

Jacky’s Business Solutions hosts production workshop in Dubai

Jacky’s Business Solutions LLC organized an one day technical and production workshop on 2nd May at Canon’s Sheikh Zayed Road showroom. During the one day workshop, they have featured products and samples from Canon, Zund, 3A Composites, Xanita, and EngView System. They have invited around 40 guests from the local market and they are planning to have the same for the other markets in the coming months.
Ralph Busselot, MD, Cutting Edge Solutions LLC, part of Jacky’s Group of Companies, commented

Jumbo to sell HP’s Jet Fusion 3D Printers

As the UAE continues to invest in developing a competitive knowledge-based economy to fulfil the goals outlined in its Vision 2021 and prepare for Expo2020, there is a growing demand for 3D printing materials in manufacturing and construction. To meet this need, Jumbo Enterprise is expanding its range of products and solutions with HP’s leading Jet Fusion 3D printers.

Jumbo is combining its strength and wide reach in the UAE with HP’s technologically advanced solutions to bring the industry

Brother UAE launches Inkjet Printer Series

Brother UAE, unveils its latest range of Inkjet Multi-Function Centres as part of the brand’s regional growth strategy. The series is specifically targeted for high print volume home offices and small workgroups, the new product line features five new Inkjet Multi-Function Centre models. These include the DCP-T310 (print, copy, scan), DCP-T510W & DCP-T710W (print, copy, scan with wireless connectivity), and the MFC-T910DW (2-sided print, copy, scan & fax with ethernet and wireless

Konica Minolta organised a two-day sales workshop in UAE

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East organised a two-day sales workshop at its UAE distributor Juma Al Majid’s office in Dubai to further enhance their partners knowledge about the commercial and industrial segments of the printing business.
According to the company spokesperson, "The workshop discussed best industry practices in production and industrial Print, market insights, new technologies as well as the high standards that are associated with Konica Minolta’s global strategy

Uflex participated in Beauty World Middle East exhibition

Ulfex Limited participated at the Beauty World Middle East, which was held at Dubai World Trade Centre between 8 - 10 May 2018. During the show, they have promoted their products from Flexi tube portfolio and few more.

Talking about their participation, Ashwani Sharma, president & CEO, new business initiatives of Uflex Limited, commented, “As a testing, we have started to participate in the Beauty World Middle East before four years ago and in the wake of seeing the result, we proceeded