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InSoft Automation hosts Print Software Conclave in Dubai

InSoft Automation from Chennai city, India, hosted a Print Software Conclave at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai on April 08, 2019. Imp Software was launched in 2011. It set a new direction in layout planning & estimation. Currently has a global clientele centered in Europe, and the Americas. The software can be merged into an existing MIS system or can function as a stand-alone system.

“When established printers in western world bought ‘Imp Software’ despite having solutions from well-known brands

Jacky’s recognised for contribution to the SMB

Jacky’s Business won two awards in March: One from the Stars of Business hosted by CPI Business and the second at the Etisalat SMB awards.

Ashish Panjabi, COO of Jacky’s Group was awarded the Stars of Business Leadership Award - Overall Business Leader. According to Rushika Bhatia, editor at CPI Business, “The Stars of Business Leadership Award is the most prestigious awards in the region and are known for their credibility and high-profile jury panel, which neutrally decides who emerges as the

Gulf Print & Pack attracts over 8,500 visitors from 90 nations

MENA region’s leading trade show for the commercial and package printing sector, Gulf Print & Pack 2019 was inaugurated by Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, director general of Dubai Department of Information.

Hosted at World Trade Centre in Dubai from 15-18 April, the show attracted 8,737 visitors from 90 countries according to the organizers. Afra International, Canon, HP, Konica Minolta, Phoenix Technologies, Prestige Graphics, Ricoh and Xerox were among the leading manufacturers that

HP introduces new smart printers for small businesses

HP Inc. in EMEA unveiled a new line of smart printers specifically designed for small businesses. The new HP OfficeJet Pro series brings dramatically increased intelligence and breakthrough design with HP’s heritage of performance and reliability. It provides small business owners with a critical tool to achieve success.
“HP designed this series specifically for the small business owner who can’t possibly work harder, though the pressure to do so is constant given how closely their finances

Alpha Ink plans to offer more services through James Cropper

Alpha Ink & Printing Materials Trading Co. L.L.C., based in Dubai, UAE mulls to work together with customers through James Cropper. Alpha Ink is agent and distributor of James Cropper for UAE and GCC.  
Speaking about Alpha’s partner James Cropper, Hratch Borghosizian, managing director, said, “James Cropper are specialty paper manufacturers since 1845 in England. We have been having a long-standing relationship between us. To understand and deliver the benefits of their papers, I have

Kodak’s new goals for the coming years

Kodak plans to make new goals in the coming years and to be more active in all the markets.

Speaking about Kodak, Giuliano Bianchet, GM, WW sales and VP-print systems division, said, “In offset plates we strongly grow through our Sonora plates. The processes less plate gives benefits for partners, customers, and us. Sonora X plates covers 80% of the application in a much easier way compared to traditional way. It gives environment friendly advantages for our users. The cost of process is too

Innovation Trail puts Gulf Print & Pack 2019 on track for success

Gulf Print & Pack 2019 returns to the Dubai World Trade Centre on April 15-18, 2019, boasting more live demonstrations of machinery and technology to potential buyers than in previous editions, with the introduction of a brand-new Innovation Trail led by leading manufacturers.
Canon, HP, Konica Minolta, Phoenix Technologies, Ricoh and Xerox are among the exhibitors taking part. Technology being showcased includes: a central reprographic department from Canon, designed to present an entire

EPA shares ideas with Europe publishers

Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) has participated in the 48th edition of London Book Fair (March 12-14) and the 39th edition of Paris Book Fair (March 15-18), as part of its efforts to share its leading local and regional experience in the publishing sector.
EPA explored ways of cooperation and sharing expertise with the participating European publishers.
During the London Book Fair, the EPA stand represented eight member publishers, and offered a networking platform where a series of

Al Bony goes again with Canon Digital Press to drive the business

Al Bony Printing Press invests in Canon imagePress C8000VP from Dynagraph.
Speaking about the investment, Babu Varghese, managing director, Al Bony Printing Press, Sharjah, said, “Since our inception in 1996, we were focusing only in commercial jobs which was going very good until the raise of the digital requirement. In early 2000, the demand for digital jobs started to shake the industry. However, we took our own time on the digital expansion and purchased our first Canon digital machine

Domino targets digital label users through their Dubai office

Domino Printing Sciences is investing into its Dubai regional office to now offer from there its Digital Printing Solution’s division products to the Middle East and Africa markets. Historically this region has been supported out of Europe. Domino is investing into Dubai to offer a more localised service and a broader Domino product range to this region. The General Manager for the office is Hans Schreuders since 1999 commented “I am really delighted that we are now able to offer a wider range

Meet HP Tango! The home printer reinvented

Sometimes it’s the simplest of things that makes life easier. And this sleek, fully app-based, voice-activated printer, is it. With seamless set-up and cloud-based connectivity, you can print, scan and copy from anywhere. And, because it’s so beautifully designed, it will blend seamlessly into your home décor when not in use.
  • Minimalist and compact design for the Smart Home
    • First of its kind covers based on the latest trends in International fashion, design and materials.
    • Soft materials

HP commits to everything-as-a-service, growing contractual channels

Announces breakthrough solutions, expanded A3 and A4 portfolio, industry leading security offerings for the channel.

At HP Reinvent, the company’s largest global partner event, HP Inc. unveiled its next wave of Office Printing innovations empowering partners with seamless integration into the modern workplace.

“We continue to lead and innovate around products and solutions for our partners – no matter where they are in their journey with HP,” said Tuan Tran, general manager and global head of

Packaging manufacturer TNA opens its new regional office at DAFZA Industrial Park

One of the leading global supplier of integrated food processing and packaging solutions, TNA successfully held the opening ceremony for its Middle East operations at DAFZA Industrial Park.

The official opening ceremony was held at the new headquarters, in the presence of Nasser Al Madani, assistant director general, Dubai Airport Freezone Authority, Mukul Shukla, general manager MENA & India, TNA and Nadia Taylor, director and co-founder, TNA, along with DAFZA and TNA senior executives

Jamalon continues to disrupt Arabic publishing

Jamalon, one of the largest online Arabic book retailer, announced that it has successfully completed the first leg of its Series B funding round, raising over $10M in investments from existing and new shareholders. It is the largest amount ever received by an e​-commerce retailer in Arabic publishing.

This latest funding round secured further investments from leading investor Wamda Capital, followed by Aramex, and new investments from Anova Investments, 500 Falcons, Endeavor Catalyst​, and

Epson unveils two new WorkForce Pro A4 RIPS models

Epson has announced the launch of two new WorkForce Pro A4 RIPS models (Replaceable Ink Pack System), building on the success of the WF-C5000 series A4 business inkjet printers launched earlier. The 4-in-1 WF-C579RDTWFand single-function WF-C529RDTWprinters help increase productivity in the workplace and reduce environmental impact. They bring a very low total cost of ownership to businesses with high monthly print volume needs, making them ideal for managed print service contracts. A 60ipm

Reproflex3 believes the “Future is Flexo”

Reproflex3 (R3) were established in the North East of England in 1996 by Andrew Hewitson and Trevor Lowes. One of the largest Kodak plate consumers in the UK, they are pre-press packaging and flexographic plate manufacturing specialists. R3 expanded their operations to give a wider reach with bases created in Dubai back in 2014 and more recently Mumbai - enabling a ‘Global Studio’ capability for pre-press studio work and flexo plate manufacturing. Additionally, R3 have recently agreed a

SGI Dubai 2020 to include new categories

Signage and Graphic Imaging Dubai, one of the region’s largest and premier exhibition for the signage and large format printing industry announces the inclusion of new categories. With the upcoming 23rd edition of the show International Expo Consults, the organisers of the show would like to unveil a new format of the show, which is relevant and caters to the latest trends in the marketplace. SGI Dubai 2020 is scheduled to take place from January 12th to 14th in Halls 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 at the

Epson launches awareness campaign in UAE and KSA for cost saving EcoTank printers

Until the end of March, UAE and KSA residents can experience first-hand the benefits of Epson’s EcoTank printers by visiting Epson kiosks in major shopping malls in both countries; and at Universities in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam.

According to Nikola Aksentijevic, head of sales-consumer, Epson Europe B.V: “We want people to know that there is an EcoTank printer for their every printing need, whether it is for printing your favourite photographs, important study reports, personal documents or

Jumbo and Dubai SME join hands to strengthen 3D Manufacturing operations in the UAE

Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, and Jumbo 3D Manufacturing LLC, part of Jumbo Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive awareness about 3D manufacturing technology. It should also be noted that on October 2018, Jumbo Group has unveiled a detailed 3D manufacturing strategy with the launch of its latest company Jumbo 3D Manufacturing LLC. During the same time, the Group

Giffin Graphics hosts an open house event

Giffin Graphics hosted an open house event in Dubai on January 14th and 15th. The event took place for a span of two days at Grand Millennium Hotel from 10 am to 7 pm. It should also be noted that they had kept a similar event in Dubai in last January. They invited around 400 to 500 visitors across the GCC.
During the event they displayed products like Ricoh Pro C5200s, Ricoh Pro C9200 that is an updated model of C9100, Ricoh Pro C7200x, graphics arts edition that is again an updated model of

Epson launches UAE recycling program

Epson has launched a recycling programme in the UAE to enable their customers to send back used Epson products for recycling, free of charge.

All customers purchasing an Epson printer or projector until the 30th April 2019 can trade in their old printer or projector and receive up to AED 1,600 ($435) cashback. The old products will be taken into Epson recycling programme.

Jeroen Van Been, director of sales, Epson Europe BV said, "At Epson, we recognize the importance of preserving our

3M hosts a special Illuminated Signage Institute event in Dubai

3M conducted a special Illuminated Signage Institute event on 13th February 2019. The full day training event was held at the 3M Innovation Center in Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE. 50 of the region’s biggest signage professionals were in full attendance at the informative event. Attendees to the event included 3M SELECT Platinum, Gold and Silver partners and they came from UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Pakistan.

The focus of the training event were 3M films and overlaminates. These are designed

HP and Dubai Cares launch Recycling campaign

HP has launched a new campaign, in partnership with Dubai Cares, titled ‘Reinvent Hope’, which aims to provide vulnerable children and young people with access to quality education, while addressing the region’s growing e-waste challenges.

Aligned with HP’s global ambition of enabling better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025, the partnership with Dubai Cares focuses on improving access to quality education. This will result in having improved education and safer learning

SGI Dubai to extend into allied fields by 2020, announce organizers

The 22nd edition of Sign and Graphics Imaging 2019 show was officially inaugurated by Mona Ghanem Al Marri, director general of Dubai Government media office. One of the largest shows for the graphics and signage industry in the region was held from 13th-15th January, at DWTC exhibition halls.
  This year had reduced participation from many key players, attributed partly to the slower economy and increased cost of exhibiting.
Among the major brands that participated were Canon Middle East, Epson

Epson highlighted 'Value Added Signage Solutions' at SGI

With the theme ‘Value Added Signage Solutions’, Epson  participated for the tenth year at SGI Dubai 2019, the region’s largest event for Signage, Digital Signage, Retail Signage Solutions, Outdoor media, Screen and Digital printing industry. Epson showcased their new digital signage solutions, latest video projectors line and software solutions for signage.
On display at Epson’s stand was the latest innovations in printing for signage, graphics, dye sublimation, textile, and labels. These

OKI Middle East highlighted ‘The Power of Innovation’ at SGI

OKI Middle East showcased a wide range of innovative products catering to varied needs of the print businesses underscoring its theme for the show ‘The Power of Innovation.’
OKI’s range of solutions for the retail segment created a buzz at the event as attendees were able to experience an exciting variety of the products in the Retail Section and through our own Virtual Reality showroom at the stand. Retailers at the show commented on how OKI’s compact and powerful application & solutions

Konica Minolta to take part in Gulf Print and Pack 2019, Dubai

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East will be taking part in the Gulf Print and Pack 2019 running from 15th to 18th April at Dubai World Trade Centre. As one of the leader in the commercial printing and packaging industry Konica Minolta will display its integrated offering for the commercial and packaging industry. In addition, the company will also give live demonstrations of its latest technologies and products which aim to shape the future of the printing and packaging industry in

Canon Middle East unveils the smallest five-ink single function printer

Canon Middle East recently announced its smallest five-ink single function printer. The Canon PIXMA TS704, perfect for the home or small office, includes a 350-sheet capacity across a 2-way paper feed, an array of connectivity options and compatibility with a range of paper and creative apps for limitless personalization.

Compact in size is 18 percent smaller than its predecessor, the PIXMA iP7240, the Canon PIXMA TS704 packs a punch with features including voice control, connectivity and

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan joins 14th WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, (WAN-IFRA) has announced that His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, the Minister of Tolerance of the United Arab Emirates, will be the guest of Honour for the 14th Middle East Conference, which takes place on 6 and 7 March 2019 in Dubai, UAE. His Excellency will also give the opening keynote presentation for the conference.

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan is the Minister of Tolerance in the new Cabinet

HP and UAE authorities seize over 450,000 illicit items

HP and United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities conducted a number of highly successful operations throughout 2018, to disrupt the trade of counterfeit HP branded cartridges across both the UAE and internationally.

From July through to December 2018, UAE officials raided a number of clandestine workshops and private residences in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where significant volumes of illicit, HP-branded products were concealed. As a result, these anti-counterfeiting successes have