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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

Konica Minolta completes GCC road shows, hosts seminar

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East has announced the completion of its first OPS (Optimized Print Services) road shows with its partners, which was spread across the GCC region covering Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and UAE.
The regional tour started in Dubai on May 9, 2017 with the first OPS Seminar titled “Workflow Solutions”, held in collaboration with Juma Al Majid, where the industry experts from Konica Minolta highlighted the latest technological developments in the area of business

Grapholine’s seminar focuses on prepress, enterprise workflow

Grapholine Trading LLC  along with Hybrid Software conducted a prepress innovation and enterprise workflow seminar for MEA region based on Cloud Workflow and PackZ Software which was held at Somewhere Hotel Apartment Diera on April 23rd.
The seminar started by 10 in the morning and welcome speech was given by Walid Soufi, GM from Grapholine Trading LLC. Mustafa Dilek, sales manager from Hyrbrid Software gave the demo and presentation on PackZ. Followed by Felipe Delgado, technical support

OKI Europe has received award

OKI Europe (META) receives ‘Printing and Consumables Vendor of the Year’ award from Channel Middle East. The achievements of the Middle East IT channel industry were celebrated recently at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina hotel, as Channel Middle East held the eleventh edition of its annual awards ceremony.
Twenty-four awards were presented and they recognised the companies, partner programmes and individuals that have done the most to build and improve the well-being of the

HP expands Smart Tank series in CEMA with two models

HP announced the expansion of its Smart Tank series in CEMA with the HP Smart Tank 315 and Wireless 415. Designed for micro businesses, the printers’ high capacity ink tank system allows users to print up to 8,000 pages in colour or 15,000 pages in black – all at a low cost per page.
“Micro businesses value efficiency, quality and are constantly looking to innovative technology for cost savings,” said Stephane Rogier, head of print business unit, HP Inc. “The new HP Smart Tank printers provides

Epson highlighted their solutions at Seamless show in Dubai

Epson showcased its receipt printers, fiscal printers and mobile printing solutions at the Seamless Retail Show 2018, which took place on April 15th & 16th at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Epson displayed their various solutions including POS terminals, mobile POS printing as well as on-demand colour labelling solutions. The products like TM-T88VI Series, TM-P20, TM-P80, and Colorworks C7500 were displayed at their booth.
According to Shihab Zubair, Regional sales

Canon spotlight on publishing

Canon, in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi hosted the first ever ‘Future Book Forum’ in the Middle East.
The Forum, which took place on April 28th during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, gathered more than 60 top publishers from the Middle East region, and attendees discussed key challenges faced by the printing and publishing industry, potential solutions on how new technologies can help improve profitability, and identifying new opportunities for

OKI Europe appoints new Regional marketing manager for META region

OKI Europe Ltd announced the appointment of Natalie Sweis to the role of Regional marketing manager for Middle East, Turkey and Africa Region with immediate effect.
Natalie has more than 10 years of Marketing & PR experience, prior to joining OKI she had held several senior positions for multiple corporates.
According to the Company, "Natalie has been with OKI for the past two years, and her achievements, extensive contributions and commitment to OKI’s marketing department, has turned her

Epson unveils enhanced new SureColor SC-F2100 DTG printer

Epson has announced a new direct-to-garment printer, capable of making high-quality full colour prints on a range of items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts and tote bags. The SureColor SC-F2100 will replace the existing SC-F2000 model, and offers a host of enhancements and new features including improved speed and reliability, lower targeted TCO and the ability to create your own print designs using Epson’s Garment Creator software.
The SC-F2100 is aimed at small to medium businesses

Xerox and CCS launch ‘The Future of Work’ series

Xerox and CCS have propelled ‘The Future of Work’ series in an occasion in Dubai, which was held at Grand Excelsior Hotel in Dubai. The Dubai event featured the significance of digital transformation.
“Our goal is to help our partners in the Middle East region to stay competitive and gain long-term relationships with their customers. Such tools as Xerox personalized application builder will help our channels to provide our clients with individual approach and generate recurring revenue”, said

MENA digital media is expected to grow more in the coming years

Majid Al Suwaidi, MD of Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and Dubai Production City has stated that the new media market is expected to grow from US$1.7 billion to US$3.6 billion in the MENA region. His comments came as part of a speech made on the opening day of the 13th edition of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) Middle East Conference, organised in association with Dubai Production City (DPC) which was  held on 28th February and 1st March at The Westin

Sharjah Research and Technology Innovation Park explores 3D printing

Sharjah Research and Technology Innovation Park and Finland's Oulu University of Applied Sciences partner to explore potential of 3D printing across the Middle East's thriving construction segment. The programme's agenda began at American University of Sharjah, which focused on intensive discussions regarding the latest developments in the field of 3D printing and robotics in construction. The programme is part of the cooperation agreement signed between the American University of Sharjah

Canon ME has committed to develop Smart Education as a key pillar of Smart Dubai

Canon ME has committed to develop Smart Education as a key pillar of Smart Dubai. Under its ‘Education For Life’ campaign, Canon Middle East is spotlighting its suite of solutions that address challenges brought about by the changing needs of key education sector stakeholders – students, teachers, and administration. Canon ME showcases its commitment towards enabling the digital transformation of the education experience in the UAE and the wider region with a series of events, kicking-off in

Toshiba Tec and Arabian Business Machine Co. unveils e-STUDIO 3508LP series

Toshiba Tec and Arabian Business Machine Co. (Olayan) have announced the launch of the e-STUDIO 3508LP series – world’s first series of monochrome multifunction systems with Toshiba’s unique hybrid print technology. KSA was chosen as the first country to launch this product within the GCC Countries. “With the increase of environmental awareness, we truly believe that today businesses have to operate efficiently, economically and ecologically if they want to be successful,” said Pradeep Kumar

Zaabeel Advertising invests in Teckwin from Heliozid Océ

Zaabeel Advertising, Dubai has invested in Teckwin UV roll to roll printer TS 5000HF from Heliozid Océ.
Talking about their investment, George Tadros, managing partner from Zaabeel Advertising, commented: “The printer was purchased in January from the SGI Exhibition 2018 and the installation was made shortly after the exhibition. At Zaabeel Advertising,  we have specific requirements in terms of print quality, print speed, and printers’ reliability. We tested and evaluated several 5M outdoor