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Xerox's new ink series

Xerox’s AltaLink  devices are the first multifunction printers to be certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) under new testing standards for  security protection profile for hardcopy devices. This new protection profile is based on the security requirements specified by United States and Japanese government agencies. NIAP is the U.S. government organization that ensures compliance with the global Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation.
The

Zabeel Printing Press expands with more investments

Zabeel Printing Press LLC, Dubai, invests in more than 10 machines to round off their investment plan.
Talking about the expansion, The Group’s general manager, Seddick Malek, commented, “The main focus of the investment plan was to achieve a streamlined production flow with an emphasis on reducing waste and maintaining quality without compromise. Automation and technology are the main catalysts for achieving the goal, the range of new installations includes: Heidleberg SM102 5 colour with

Konica Minolta hosted annual ME distributors Conference

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East, honoured its partners from the Middle East region for their performance in 2017 across several categories during the annual Middle East Distributor Conference 2018 that was recently held in Dubai. The event welcomed more than eleven distributors from across the Middle East. Led by senior executives and experts from Konica Minolta, this premier event featured informative sessions, customer case studies, success stories, future roadmap, updates, and

Epson offered a new urban hangout for Dubai’s sports and gaming enthusiasts

Epson offered a new urban hangout for Dubai’s sports and gaming enthusiasts for playing games and watching sports on big screen in high-definition with Epson’s EH-TW5600 home cinema projector, displayed in containers at the popular hotspots, CityWalk 2 and The Beach at JBR.  The pop-up containers were open every weekend in February, alternating between the two locations. Jason Whiley, Director of Sales, Epson Middle East, said, “We want people to experience the latest innovation and

OKI Europe appoints Abdallah Obeidat as a new sales director

OKI Europe appoints Abdallah Obeidat as a new sales director for the Middle East and Turkey. Abdallah has been a valued member since his early days at OKI Middle East, he has experience and knowledge in the Printing industry, during the past 10 years. “We are thrilled to have Abdallah part of our team,” said Mathias Militzer, vice president (META). “Obeidat will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the sales departments within the business and will contribute to the overall growth

HP expands its Sprocket line-up in EMEA with the Sprocket Plus

. he newest pocket photo printer produces prints 30% larger than the original Sprocket. Creating 2.3” x 3.4” (5.8 cm x 8.6 cm) photos, the Sprocket Plus enables photo lovers to print images instantly, direct from a smartphone. Stephane Rogier, head of Print Business unit, HP Inc, said “Our love of photographs has never been so strong. Whether we’re documenting holidays, birthdays or fun times with friends, there is no better way to relive special moments than with a printed photograph. We live

3D printed villa to be unveiled

Dubai will see its first 3D-printed villa in two months, Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of the Dubai Municipality, told the Emarat Al Youm daily. The technology would be used to build villas in a government housing programme.
“3D printing is a disruptive technology, one that promises to upend the entire real estate industry. Currently, the process is still more expensive than conventional building methods; moreover it is in its embryonic stages, being able to accommodate only

Xerox powers Print Outs Business Bay branch

Print Outs, Dubai opened their new branch in Business Bay which is powered by Xerox. This is the first company in United Arab Emirates to be powered by Xerox. Xerox team headed by Chris Govier along with Neil Dias and his mother inaugurated the new branch. Industry persons and media persons attended the inauguration.
The office is equipped with multiple machines from brands like Xerox, Afra, Graphtec and few more. Some of the machines are Xerox Versant 180 Press, Xerox Colour 1000, Epson

Giffin hosted an open house event on the same stretch of SGI

Giffin Graphics hosted an open house event during the same week of SGI Dubai and launched d.gen’s Papyrus 740K and Teleios Hexa direct textile printing. Apart from this, they have showcased Ricoh’s 3000i & 6000i tshirt printing machines, Shocklines products, Monti Antonio’s products, and many more. The event was hosted for Middle East, GCC and local customers.
Talking about their products, Bruno Ruggiero from d.gen, Inc., said, “The d.gen Teleios Hexa is a six colour mid volume large format

Global printing summit in Dubai

The inaugural Gulf Print & Pack Summit, an event for senior level print industry professionals, will be held at Roda Al Bustan Hotel on March 4-5, 2018 in Dubai.
“The Middle East region is one of the most strategically important markets for Xerox and this thought leadership event provides a first-class platform for demonstrating our commitment to the GC industry and for strengthening the corporation’s customer and partner relationships within it,” said Chris Lynch, head of production

Protection for MFP’s: Xerox

Xerox’s AltaLink  devices are the first multifunction printers to be certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) under new testing standards for  security protection profile for hardcopy devices. This new protection profile is based on the security requirements specified by United States and Japanese government agencies. NIAP is the U.S. government organization that ensures compliance with the global Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation.
The

Mimaki joins Signtrade at their celebration

Mimaki joined Signtrade International, its distributor in the United Arab Emirates to celebrate Signtrade’s 30th anniversary. The celebration coincided with the Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI) 2018 show.
At the ceremony, the companies also celebrated their strategic partnership of more than 25 years. Taking place at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, the 30th anniversary celebration event saw attendance from both Mimaki Europe and Mimaki Engineering, with Akira Ikeda, the executive chairman

Paperworld ME to add section for corporate gifts, sustainable items

Paperworld Middle East 2018 slated to be held between 27 February – 1 March 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre has added new features to the annual event to include 'The Green Room', a dedicated section for environmentally friendly products with ‘eco-credentials; Gift Articles, a specialist area for corporate promotions and end-user gift items; and a series of one-day seminars highlighting the latest industry trends and developments.
Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe

HP Inc. conducted the Mini Big Books campaign

HP Inc. conducted the Mini Big Books campaign to reinvent family storytelling in the UAE. Held from 18th – 27th January 2018, the Mini Big Books campaign gave children the opportunity to create their own personalised story books and read them together with their parents. Stephane Rogier, Head of the Print Business Unit at HP Inc. said “We are extremely excited to be launching the Mini Big Books campaign in the UAE. HP provides 10 beautifully crafted stories that will place your child in a range

Bahrain Pack to take part in Gulf Industry Fair

Bahrain Pack to take part in Gulf Industry Fair. Bahrain Pack (United Paper Industries) has signed up to showcase its range of innovative customised packaging solutions at the upcoming Gulf Industry Fair in Bahrain. Gulf Industry Fair, the annual industrial expo, takes place from February 6 to 8 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Center under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Bahrain Pack, general manager

Abu Dhabi Publishing Forum started

Abu Dhabi Publishing Forum started on January 30 and will continue for one more day under the theme ‘Transformations and Achievements in the Publishing Industry: The Emirati Experience’. The forum, taking place at Manarat Al Saadiyat, will host expert Arab and foreign publishers and writers representing institutions and centres from around the world. The forum will address the challenges facing the publishing sector not only in the region but also internationally, especially as the discussions

MENA print industry expected to reach new heights

The global printing industry has gone through a period of structural changes, with a decline in commercial printing volumes, market consolidation and M&A prevalent around the world. On top of that, changing demographics, personalization, digital printing and sustainability are all trends defining the future of print and causing converters to evaluate their activities.

The Middle East and surrounding markets have not been immune to these trends but are set to benefit. According to

Neighbourhood Promotion installs Longier Hunter FR4900 from Helios

Neighbourhood Promotion LLC, Dubai invested in Longier Hunter UV Flatbed and Roll to Roll 4900 Printer from Helios Business Systems LLC.
Talking about the reason for opting the machine, Sibu Jose, manager – production for digital printing division from Neighbourhood Promotions LLC, said, “I have been examining to buy a machine in the market throughout the previous three years and we even observed couple of machines before arriving to this conclusion to invest in this FR 4900 printer. Once step

21st edition of Sign & Graphics show hosts 330 exhibitors

The 21st edition of the region’s premier exhibition for large format printing and signage industry, Sign and Graphics Imaging show was hosted on 14th-16th January this year at the Dubai World Trade Center.  About 330 international and regional exhibitors participated in the show.
Participants included Cannon Middle East, Epson, Copatra Graphics, Signtrade, Masonlite, Flex-Europa, Jacky’s, OKI Europe, Wellcare Infotech, Blue Rhine, Emirates Computers among several. Copatra Graphics was the gold

Xerox hosts a two day seminar along with Bishara Est. in Oman

Xerox together with Bishara Est. held a two day seminar at the Crowne Plaza on 11th and 12th December in Oman. The Seminar showcased the latest Xerox’s Digital Printing Press products, Technologies and Solutions.
The sessions were held for two days where the day 1 was focussed on Digital Book Publishing and Unique Print applications for the Education and Government Verticals in Oman. The day 2 was focussed on the rapid transition of the traditional Offset Print jobs to Short-Run Digital Print

Epson launches enhanced dye sublimation textile printer

Epson has announced the launch of an enhanced version of its dye sublimation textile printer. The new model SureColor SC-F9300 replaces the existing SC-F9200 and comes with enhance features like brand new Epson precision dot technology for dye sublimation including a halftone module, look-up tables and micro-weave help make a noticeable difference to print quality.
Shihab Zubair, regional sales manager, Epson Middle East, says, “It’s a challenge to top a product that is already incredibly

SGI Dubai expected to attract more visitors

The signage and graphic industry’s top brands from the local, regional and international markets spanning 35 countries will head to Dubai in January 2018 for the SGI Dubai show. This is one of the largest exhibition catering to the large format printing industry in the Middle East and Africa region. Over 300 global and regional exhibitors have confirmed their presence and will be showcasing products and solutions worth AED 250 million.
International Expo Consults (IEC) stated that one of the

3D Printing Olymiad in UAE

Fifty different innovative products, all designed, and 3D printed by school going students from across the UAE were the hallmark of the second 3D Printing Olympiad organised by ATLAB recently in Dubai.
The top award in the competition went to a 15-year old Grade X student from GEMS Millenium School – Sharjah, who had developed a working model of a humanoid robot – almost complete with its torso and head.
Another winner Mumukshya Baitharu from primary school segment presented an interesting

GIC's success with Mutoh in the Middle East

Adding another feather in their cap, Graphic International Centre LLC.(GIC) recently sealed a landmark deal of two Mutoh ValueJet 1638X 3M machines in the Middle East Region. The Mutoh 3M ValueJet 1638X printers were sold to one of the major production centres in the region who is also a certified 3M Converter.
In 2016, GIC has received an Award from Mutoh ‘Best performing reseller for Mutoh textile printers for the period 2011-2016’ attributed for outstanding performance as a Mutoh authorized

Mauritania says there’s no paper for printing independent newspapers

Mauritania says there’s no paper for printing independent newspapers. Independent newspapers in Mauritania say they’ve been doing without print editions for more than a week, allegedly because of a financial crisis at the government’s only official printing press. The reported lack of funds means there’s not been enough paper for all media outlets, so the press has printed only two official newspapers. Chouf TV said the Al-Akhbar newspaper was among those affected, while the government-aligned

Sharjah University hosts workshop to promote 3D printing research

Sharjah University hosts workshop to promote 3D printing research. The American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) and American University of Sharjah (AUS) recently held a three-day workshop on robotics and 3D printing in the construction industry to present potential opportunities in research and development in construction. The workshop was held at the university where AUS senior students showcased some of their best 3D printing projects. Finland’s Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Paperworld Middle East to have industry seminars

Paperworld Middle East to have industry seminars, ‘Green Room,’ and Gift Articles section. Paperworld the region’s trade fair for the paper, office supplies, and stationery industries, is preparing for a big year in 2018, as more than 300 exhibitors get ready to boost business prospects in the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. According to organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, its popularity can be attributed to the globally recognised Paperworld brand, while the strategic location in Dubai

EPA welcomed by Guinea

Guinean President Alpha Condé has received a UAE delegation including representatives of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), following an official invitation to participate in the celebration of Guinea’s capital city Conakry as the World Book Capital for 2017.
Rashid Al Kous, executive director of EPA, said: “Our visit to Conakry highlights EPA’s desire to participate in various cultural forums and events relating to the publishing industry and translation. Through this visit we hope to

Chrysels Digital invests in Teckwin from Heliozid Océ

Chrysels Digital Advertising LLC, Dubai invested in Teckwin UV roll to roll printer TS 5000HF from Heliozid Océ.
Talking about their investment, Samuel Thomas, director-marketing from Chrysels Digital, commented, “The machine was purchased on October and the installation was made in November. The print quality and speed of the machine was very good compared to other products in the industry. We have been having a good relationship with Heliozid for a long time and this is our first machine we

Immensa's first-of-its-kind 3D printing institute to open in Dubai

Immensa 3D Printing Institute (I3DPI) will be the first of its kind academic and training provider that is focused exclusively on Additive Manufacturing (AM or 3D printing). Scheduled to operate under a licence, I3DPI will provide training, and certify individuals in the various aspects of additive manufacturing.
Fahmi Al-Shawwa, speaking on behalf of I3DPI, commented: “In line with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’, I3DPI has been established to support the progress of this sector in the region