Canon Middle East extends its Océ VarioPrint i-Series portfolio

Canon Middle East is extending its Océ VarioPrint i-Series portfolio with the launch of the Océ VarioPrint i200, a 200 page-per-minute (ppm) sheetfed inkjet press which brings the benefits of the previously launched Océ VarioPrint i300 to customers with lower volume requirements. Along with the release of the Océ VarioPrint i200 model, Canon is introducing the option of MICR inks to users of the VarioPrint i-Series, while the launch of the next generation Océ PRISMAsync controller for both the

Immensa Labs unveils 3D printing facility

Immensa Technology Labs has launched the country’s first 3D printing facility in line with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai.
Immensa's facility houses  eight 3D printing systems and offers 30 materials for production. It is equipped to build and manufacture production parts, components and one-off prototypes for customers across a variety of industries using a range of  technologies including Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

EMEA printer shipments have stabilised in first quarter

Driven by multi-function devices, unit shipments of printer hardware to EMEA have stabilised in Q1 2017 showing an increase of 1% year-on-year compared to a fall of 8% in Q1 2016, according to market analysis company Context.
“The Middle East and Africa (MEA) outperformed other regions with unit shipments increasing by +7%, following the double-digit decline last year”, says Zivile Brazdziunaite, Imaging Market Analyst at Context. “All categories, except for laser MFPs, registered positive

Xerox debuts with new families of MFPS for large workgroups

Xerox debuts two new product series – the Xerox AltaLink C8000 and B8000 – as a part of the company’s ConnectKey portfolio that launched earlier this year. Xerox’s ConnectKey technology transforms traditional printing devices into smart, connected workplace assistants that reflect the evolving needs of today’s businesses.
According to the company spokesperson, “The AltaLink product family serves large work groups and busy offices by delivering new levels of simple and secure on-the-go

Signtrade’s key solutions at SGI

UAE-based Signtrade will be showcasing its latest technical innovations and technologies at the SGI Dubai.
Lauding Signtrade’s particpation, Sharif Rahman, the chief executive of IEC, said: “The signage and outdoor media industry in the Middle East is growing at a rapid pace and we have seen a lot of interest from the exhibitors from across the globe.”
Yasin Merchant, managing director, Signtrade, said: “We are pleased to be associated with one of the distinguished shows in the region. Our

Rashid Printing opens up new channels for growth with Kodak

Rashid Printing invests in Kodak Nexpress  SX3300 digital production colour press to accomodate their short run jobs needs.
Speaking about the reasons for opting the colour press, Zoeb Boxwala, director, Rashid Printers, commented, "We have been doing a lot of printing for high-end customers, but over the years we’ve seen the runs getting shorter and shorter. With our existing offset equipment, we recognized that the cost viability from a production point of view was quickly decreasing. We

Epson launches high-speed business A3 MFP in the ME

Epson launched its next generation of superfast eco-efficient business inkjet printers, the WorkForce Enterprise, at a launch event in Dubai attended by Epson’s business partners from the region and media persons. This ultra fast 100ipm departmental colour office A3 printer delivers the ecological benefits that only inkjet technology can offer, providing a low power solution with fewer supplies at the price of a departmental laser copier. The WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20590 is joined by a 75ipm

Konica Minolta, Juma Al Majid hold seminar on work flow

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East and Juma Al Majid Establishment, Konica Minolta UAE distributor, recently organised a seminar on ‘Work Flow Solutions’ in Dubai. The seminar was the 1st of its kind to be held by Juma Al Majid, where industry experts discussed the latest technological developments in the area of business visibility with structured process enhancement practices.
The event was attended by industry professionals who experienced innovative and beyond conventional means

Digital Factors unviels their own card printers

Digital Factors FZCO, one of the leaders in identity card printing solutions across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region,  announced the launch of a new brand of card printers in the UAE at an event in Dubai which was attended by media persons. The new brand named DF marks the 1st entry of a UAE-brand in a sector crowded with brands from the US and Europe. During the event they unveiled their DF150, DF250, DF350 & DF350L.
Mohammed Zaheer, group general manager at Digital Factors

Epson and Masonlite has confirmed their presence for SGI

Epson a prominent SGI Dubai exhibitor has confirmed its presence at SGI Dubai 2018. Talking about SGI Dubai, Shihab Zubair, regional sales manager - Professional Solutions, Epson Europe, stated, “We are pleased to be associated with SGI Dubai - one of the prominent shows in the region. Our PrecisionCore TFP printheads demonstrated at SGI is one of our major break-through innovations and is the result of one of the largest investments in research and development in Epson’s history, merging the

NDIGITEC renews ties with BOBST in the Middle East during the Gulf Print & Pack

NDIGITEC renews ties with BOBST in the Middle East during the Gulf Print & Pack. “NDIGITEC’s pre-press operation is one of the few in the Gulf region that can produce the high definition flexo plates that unlock the full potential of the advanced BOBST high speed flexographic presses,” says Hagop Tavitian, BOBST-Lyon export manager for Africa and the Middle East region. Shahe Kavlakian, executive manager of NDIGITEC Prepress, says: "Many of our customers who have BOBST flexo corrugated

Canon Middle East announced the release of three new multifunctional printer ranges

Canon Middle East announced the release of three new multifunctional printer ranges, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C255/355 series, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3500 series, and the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4500 series.  The platform embeds itself into a range of modern office workflows and supports a range of mobile document handling applications including industry standards such as Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and MOPRIA.  Shadi Bakhour, B2B business unit director, Canon ME commented: “With the three

HP premieres first Print and Cut portfolio at Fespa

HP has launched its first home-grown print and cut units with two new dual-device wide-format machines that were given their European debuts at Fespa.
“This is a complete HP solution, with a printer and a cutter, with an integrated workflow,” said Jordi Casas, EMEA large-format production category manager.
“So, we are taking the whole workflow and making sure that the customer can control all the elements. So rather than end-users having to manage one printer from here and a cutter from somewhere

Emirates Printing Press opens new facility in Dubai

Emirates Printing Press (EPP) based in the UAE, has announced the opening of its third printing and packaging facility, built over a 255,000-sq-ft area in Dubai Industrial Park. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Abdulla Belhoul, CEO, Dubai Industrial City; Mohan Valrani, senior vice chairman and managing director of Al Shirawi Group of Companies; Mohamed Al Shirawi, CEO at EPP, as well as senior representatives of Dubai Industrial Park and EPP.
On the new facility, Belhoul said: “Our

HP to create new realities

In partnership with regional designers, HP participated at this year’s INDEX exhibition and showcased its revolutionary technology that caters to the interior design industry. At the trade show, HP collaborated with international design company, Robin Sprong and local designer Manal Bassay, founder of Fiore Nero Interiors, to artistically showcase its technology to visitors.
HP’s end-to-end solution allows customers to add their unique designs to 3D renders on HP’s Sprout Pro to see how their

Konica Minolta’s PRESS helps Golden Paper Cups short run jobs

Golden Paper Cups Co. LLC located in Ajman, UAE utilizes the full ability of Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1085 for all their short runs.
Talking about the reason for opting the bizhub Press, Mohammed Al Hatem owner of Golden Paper Cups, commented, “We have an excellent reputation of delivering first class service to both large and small business. But one of the challenges was to be able to produce shorter run lengths for bespoke good quality cups at a competitive price. In addition, print runs

Vinsak upgrades Roll Lifter for Middle East

VINSAK,  suppliers of Printing and Packaging solutions have developed Roll Lifter series to ease the handling/movement of rolls at print factories. VRL 250 and VRL 400 are the new models launched. The new VRL series is equipped with safety brake for loading, unloading, and transporting the rolls safely which reduces or even eliminates some occupational injuries. The roll lifter can be rotated over 360º for precise alignment.
Sanjdip Kandhari, director-manufacturing, VINSAK added: “In 2016, we

IPTians@Gulf recently celebrated their third anniversary in Dubai

Fifty members from the Institute of Printing technology had gathered at Ramada Chelsea Hotel and announced several major plans to help each other and also to the printing and advertising industry by offering manpower, technical and technology support.
   Silver Star, Afra, and Sona Commercials sponsored the event.
Talking about the event, one of the spokesperson from the group commented, "We started this group three years back to bridge all the gaps between the IPT students. The group always

Flint Group has announced two new appointments in Europe Middle East and Africa

Flint Group has announced two new appointments in Europe Middle East and Africa to drive the development of its sales in the folding carton and commercial print sectors.Grant Penfield, currently MD for Druckfarben UK, takes over the position of EMEA Business Director, Sheetfed Commercial. Jim Buchanan, currently Global UV Business Development Director, takes over the position of EMEA Business Director, Sheetfed Packaging.  Penfield and Buchanan both report to Romain Boulot, VP Sales and Global

China embosses its mark on Abu Dhabi book fair

China embosses its mark on Abu Dhabi book fair. China is the Guest of Honour at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) and one could experience that it has made its presence felt from the moment one enters the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) grounds, where the event is being held. A giant wall of books is acting as a canvas for Chinese artist and teacher, Jack Lee, at Hall 11’s entrance, where the China Pavilion is located. He has chosen to paint the Great Wall of

Sharjah Ruler to acquire Dh2.5m worth of children’s books

Sharjah Ruler to acquire Dh2.5m worth of children’s books. All books from publishing houses participating at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival will be bought for Dh2.5 million by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammad Al-Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The move aims to enhance the content of books available in Sharjah’s libraries, and to supply them with new published works that complement Sharjah’s cultural vision. Ahmad Bin Rakkad Al Ameri, chairman of Sharjah

HP Inc. launches world’s most advanced A3 printers

HP Inc., announced its new A3 multifunction printers (MFPs) in the UAE. This next generation portfolio is designed to provide qualified channel partners the ability to offer higher levels of customization that meet a wider range of customers’ printing needs.
Speaking about the importance of printer security, Pawel Miszkiewicz, Print HW category manager, HP Printing and Personal Systems, HP Middle East, said, “We are always trying to fulfill the customer needs and currently the printer security

Heidelberg launches hybrid B2 Speedmaster

Heidelberg has unveiled its latest B2 Speedmaster, the mid-range CX 75, a hybrid press that combines elements from its XL 75 B2 flagship and the SX 74.
Although the press is technically still in beta testing, Heidelberg said it was available for order immediately as it comprises established technologies. The first commercial deliveries are slated for November. Pricing will sit somewhere between the XL 75 and SX 74.
Heidelberg senior product manager Frank Suesser said the development phase for the

Arabic edition of magazine

The Dubai Future Foundation is set to collaborate with Haykal Media to launch the Arabic edition of Popular Science magazine, a monthly scientific publication founded in 1872.  Popular Science has been translated into 30 languages and distributed in 45 countries around the world, winning more than 58 international awards.
 In 2014, the number of copies sold in the US reached 1.3 million. Furthermore, the magazine attracts a large social media audience of 3.4 million followers on Facebook, one

Col.Art celebrates silver jubilee with new installations

Col.ART Publishing and Advertising celebrated their 25th anniversary by hosting a get together event along with the inception of their new machineries.
Talking about the company and event, Rajesh Krishnan Kutty, managing partner of Col.Art, added, “We are a one-stop-shop for all types of branding, graphic designing, printing services, corporate give-aways, signages, vehicle graphics, and interior décor throughout the Middle East. The event was held to celebrate our journey of 25 years in this

Epson’s printers reach 20m sale

Epson has announced that cumulative global sales of Epson’s high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers have reached 20 million units. Epson first launched high-capacity ink tank printers in October 2010 in Indonesia. Since then, the printers have continued to be introduced in about 150 countries and regions. In June 2016, cumulative sales reached 15 million globally, with growth especially pronounced in emerging markets.
According to Epson research, Epson’s series of high-capacity ink tank inkjet

Sheikh Mohammed launches banknote printing company

Prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the Oumolat Security Printing, a banknote printing company that is the first of its kind in the region.
 The facility is located in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).  
He was accompanied by the deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.  He unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the official inauguration of the facility, which specialises in

HP launches ‘entry level’ T235 page wide press

HP has launched its HP PageWide Web Press T235 HD, an entry-level inkjet web targeted commercial printers.
The new continuous-feed inkjet web press, launched in February at the Hunkeler Innovation Days trade event  uses HP’s High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA), which was first announced for HP’s inkjet web presses in February 2015. HDNA has a native resolution of 2,400 nozzles per inch.
It will be priced at around 15% less than the faster HP PageWide Web Press T240. It joins a number of

LED and textile at SGI Dubai

International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that the LED and Textile Printing industry is slated to grow exponentially in 2017 across the UAE and the Middle East region and is set to propel the retail sector. SGI Dubai is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year in the region to cater to the needs of exhibitors and visitors in the LED and textile printing industries apart from Signage, Outdoor Media, Screen and Digital printing industries. The ‘SGI Dubai 2018’ show

Dubai International Publishing Conference held at Dubai

Dubai International Publishing Conference began under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates Literature Foundation, held for the first time by the Emirates Literature Foundation in partnership with the General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai, with an inaugural address by His Excellency Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai. The two-day Conference aims to positively impact established publishers and