Konica Minolta and Juma Al Majid hosts an event in UAE

Konica Minolta and and Juma Al Majid Establishment  organized customer workshop on Photo Book solutions. The event  was held at Digital Imaging Solutions Centre managed by Juma Al Majid Establishment which has a complete lineup of Konica Minolta Solutions.
Tanveer Ahmed Khan general manager Juma Al Majid OFE division and Takashi Abe, general manager CP division at Konica Minolta, Japan, did the formal opening of the event.
Photo Professionals from across the UAE were present  at the workshop to

Blue Rhine takes new distributorship in GCC

Blue Rhine has taken ditributorship of Blackman & White, a cutter manufacturing company based in England.
Vinod Kumar, technical manager, Blue Rhine said, “Blackman & White expertise in manufacturing flexible cutters such as Mastercut VersaTech, Orion model and Genesis. Apart from flatbed cutter heads and  router heads, they have capacity to fix laser head in the same machine as per the requirements. Blue Rhine will be concentrating on Versa-Tech Flatbed & Genesis models to handle

Canon hosts ME partner conference in Dubai

Canon Middle East held its 2013 Partner Conference in Dubai under the theme ‘Steering to Our Vision'.
The three day conferencewas hosted  at Fairmont The Palm, Dubai.  A total of 100 partners from 45 countries in the Middle East, North, West and East Africa region attended the event.  The agenda consisted of Canon’s business strategies, objectives and latest innovations for 2014. A series of presentations and forums were organised to focus on key areas including  product segments, sharing best

Three Nilpeter presses at Ajanta Packaging with latest buy

Ajanta Packaging has invested in  FB-3300, 10-colour UV flexo press purchased from Nilpeter at their Sharjah unit.
Chandan Khanna, managing director, Ajanta Packaging said, "We have been catering to clients with requirement of small and medium run jobs in this market. Our aim was to consolidate our position in five years in the U.A.E."
With emphasis on and demand for high quality, Khanna decided to export the new Nilpeter FB-3300 to the Sharjah unit.  With four plants in total, two in India and

DWTC goes green with Dilli UV machine from DigiMatrix Tech

Dubai World Trade Center  (DWTC) has invested in a UV printing machine, the DILLI RTR3204D purchased from DigiMatrix Technologies.
Says managing director of DigiMatrix, Bilal Al-Hattab, “This is the 3rd machine sold to DWTC in the last 2 years.  They had purchased the DGI solvent printer, 2 years ago and now they have invested in the DigiRob for the foam and engraving jobs for events and exhibitions. The Dilli RTR uses UV technology and so is environmentally friendly.  It can operate at 140

NDigitec X60 relishes creativity in ME region

NDigitec X60 is a Dubai-based CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) studio serving the Gulf, Europe and Russian region. Managed by Dutch photographer, Rob Marinissen, X60 produces CGI from a photographer’s perspective. "I believe that in the next 10 years commercial photography will be largely replaced by CGI," says Rob.

CGI being its's spear-point, X60 is also asked for photography, retouch, video, concept, design with  CGI. "This is really what we had hoped; to deliver a full set of creative

Autoscreen International opens its doors in Middle East markets

Autoscreen International Trading LLC, a start-up company will enter the Middle East market with office in Dubai.

Autoscreen formally commenced operation on 12 November, 2013 as a one-stop source for printing related products and services, which will include brands such as Ulano, USA; Nitokku, Japan; Extris, Italy; Zhongyi, China; Nyssa, JM Coatings, Magnum Magnetics, USA; SkyScreen, India; Grafica Flextronica, India and other top international names. The company will cater to the entire Middle

‘Biggest building wrap in UAE’ executed with Vutek - Sakshi

Dubai based Sakshi Advertising & PR concluded two sizeable projects - 13,110 square meters building wrap, ‘the biggest building wrap in UAE’ and the second largest rectangular sign in a single piece with a size of 140 x 12.5 m alongside the Garhoud Bridge. The building wrap was produced on a Vutek large format machine from EFI on one-way vision material from 3M.
Atul Dhawan, CEO of Sakshi Advertising & PR commented, “For us, quality is the most important factor in business. Our clients

Victory Printing Press installs thermal CtP from Heidelberg

Sharjah based commercial printers, Victory Printing Press has invested in the thermal CtP from Heidelberg, the Suprasetter A75.  The machine has been installed this month and is fully operational.
Says managing partner Sinoj George, “Heidelberg’s suprasetter is the market leader by performance.  Also, the image quality of the machine is highly appreciable and the CtP is very user-friendly.
“Most of our machines are from Heidelberg and I must say we are fully satisfied by the performance.  They

Launch of new printers & MFC's by Brother Gulf

Brother International Gulf, has revealed the Middle East launch of its new range of monochrome-laser printers /multi-function centres (MFCs) models at an event in Dubai.  
  The new series, which includes the HL-1110, DCP-1510, MFC-1810 and MFC-1815, have been designed to meet the demands of ‘Reliability, high quality and cost-effective prints’ boasting.
The launching ceremony was led by Soichi Murakami, MD-Brother International Gulf, and was graced by Daisuke Matsunaga, Consul General of Japan

Paper Arabia hosts 130 exhibitors from 22 countries

Paper Arabia 2013 hosted 130 exhibitors from 22 countries and 7500 visitors at its Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre venue between 24th-26th September this year. Exhibitors from UAE, Italy, Jordan, France, China, Netherlands USA and UK exhibited their wares.  The exhibition was inaugurated by Sami Daen Al Qamzi, director general, Department of Economic Development.
Satish Khanna, general manager of Al Fajer Information and Services, organizers of the show, said: “Dubai is

Security Printing Press established in capital of Qatar

The Minister of State for Interior Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani inaugurated the new security printing press building of the Ministry in June this year.
Government officials, bank officials in the country and MoI Department directors attended the function. Addressing the ceremony, director of the Logistics Department of the Ministry, Brig Eng Abdul Azeez Abdullah Al Ansari said, “The security printing press project is a quantum leap from the world of field security to

Classic Printing expands short run capability with new buy

Established in 1995, Classic Printing has invested AED 160,000 for the new perfect binder from Heidelberg, the EB 600.
Says O. V. Rajan, director of Classic Printing, “We trust the reputation of Heidelberg, which influenced our decision of buying a perfect binder from Heidelberg.
“The Eurobind is a 1 clamp machine, operating at 600 cycles per hour. This machine is perfect for short run jobs, besides having a short and easy set up and installation time of 2 days; and ease of operation.  Only one

Sharjah Expo Centre announces new biennial Print Pack show

Expo Centre Sharjah has tied up with Indian Printing & Allied Machinery Association for hosting a new printing & packing show in April next year.
Slated to be hosted between 7th-10th April 2014, the Sharjah event hopes to provide a platform for the regional printing and packaging industries, which according to the organisers is expected to ‘touch US$11 billion by 2015’ in the region.
The agreement was signed in July this year, in the presence of Saif Al Midfa, director general-Expo Centre

Kimoha invests in 3rd narrow web label press from Gallus

Label and tag converters Kimoha has invested in its third narrow web label press from Gallus, the ECS 340 flexo press often called ‘granite press’ since it is made up of granite.
Expressing satisfaction with the working of the press, Kimoha’s managing director Vinesh Bhimani says, “It is because we were completely satisfied with the performance of the machine we previously owned for 2 years, that we have placed an order for the third label press. There is no question of overcapacity, since the

Al Ghurair invests €65k for hologram machine

Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing purchased the Radus SV360 HP3 – sheetfed hologram stamping machine from Secure Print on the 1st day of Gulf Print exhibition.
Says Lakshmanan Ganapathy, GM, Al Ghurair Printing: "We chose to invest in this machine since it was competitively priced and available immediately.  Besides which, it is made in Germany.  Security printing in UAE was mainly handled by narrow web printers in the past. We have ventured into secure documents production using sheet fed

Gallus ICS 670 brings in new volume of work for Al Mawrid

Sharjah-based Al Mawrid has invested €4.5 million last drupa, for a Gallus ICS 670 press to manufacture folding cartons in a bid to expand the company’s printed packaging offering to new market sectors.
According to T.K Babukutty, general manager of Al Mawrid, the Gallus has attracted a volume of new work, in addition to improving production efficiency on existing jobs.  “It is capable of high quality print, whether running UV or water- based flexo inks.”  
“To date, we have seen commercial run

Kodak: ‘Together to the Top’ with partners

Kodak underlined its commitment to its Middle Eastern, African, Russian and East European partners at its ‘annual Kick-Off event’ in Dubai which took place on 26 – 27 March at The Palace, Downtown.
    More than 38 partners from 30 countries attended the two-day event, the agenda comprised presentations on Kodak’s latest solutions for key sectors, including pre-press, packaging, commercial and publishing. Kodak experts also discussed the trends shaping these markets, and how its partners can

‘I was surprised and happy to receive the award’- Dr Ahmad

Chairman of Modern Printing Press, Dr. Ahmad Al Shaikh expressed surprise and pleasure on receiving the ‘Personality of the Year’ award at DIPA this year.
“I am honoured to receive this accolade from the print fraternity. However, I would like to add that this is a result of team work. Without the support of my team, I would not have reached these heights.”
Dr. Shaikh was chairman of Printing and Publishing Group (PPG) for 10 years, before he voluntarily relinquished his position two years ago

German Press buys machines worth AED 500,000 at GPP ‘13

German Press, Kuwait had bought a Horizon AFC-744-RFU Folding Machine and a Guillotine Itotec eRC 115 DX. The total worth of the investment is half million dirhams.
  The machines are distributed by Prestige Graphics based in Dubai at Gulf Print and Pack which was held in Dubai in April 2013.
Huzefa Petladi, managing director said, “Both machines are manufactured by Japanese technology. The machines are precision based in production, their performance is equal to the

Gulf Print hosts 300 exhibitors and over 9000 visitors

Recording almost 15% increase in visitor numbers over the last edition, Gulf Print and Pack 2013, welcomed 9,408 visitors from 93 countries from Middle East and North Africa during the 4-day event hosted at Dubai World Trade Center, between 8 -11 April.
According to the organisers, there was a marked rise in visitor numbers from Egypt, Nigeria and Turkey, with the overall attendance from outside the United Arab Emirates adding up to about 48% of the total visitor turnout.
Gulf Print was

Dubai Int’l Print Awards 2013 marked a night of celebration

Printing and Publishing Group in collaboration with Dubai Chamber hosted the 7th edition of Dubai International Print Awards on 9th April at Madinat Jumeirah.
“We have a significant increase in the number of competing companies. 46 printing houses, 6 new companies enrolled for the first time in DIPA 13 and this is an achievement I believe,” said Mazen Haj, Chairman,PPG “Invest in people not only in machines and then see the results,” he adds.
Printers and publishers were judged in 26 categories

AST invested $1 m for 2 Kodak NeXpress 3300

AST Digital Press based in UAE has made an investment of  USD 1 million to purchase 2 units of Kodak’s NeXpress Gold.
Talking to  PrintWeek MEA, M.G. Ittan, director of AST said, “Kodak is a reliable brand. The prime reason behind the investment is that some of our jobs are being outsourced. I want everything done in-house and also to increase my company’s inventory and capacity as the clients demands are on a hike. So, this high quality digital printer with a speed of 110 A4 pages per minute

Delta Printing Press highlights expansion plans

Delta Printing Press, a subsidiary of the Delta Group of Companies held a conference on 24th April at Shangri-la hotel Dubai to highlight  expansion in UAE and beyond.
Delta Group, in collaboration with Kumar Labels, a leading label printing solution provider headquartered in New Delhi, India will set up a flexography unit in the UAE. The new company, named Delta & Kumar Labels LLC, will provide flexography solutions. Their other endeavours include marketing office in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Canon participates in Gulf Print & Pack 2013 with largest ever presence

Canon Middle East will be participating in this year’s Gulf Print & Pack show with its largest ever presence. The 1000 m² Canon stand (Hall 3, Stand E1), which will also incorporate Océ as part of the Canon Group, is the largest exhibitor and gold sponsor at the show.
“Canon’s focus at Gulf Print & Pack 2013 will be on helping commercial printers actively use their digital investments as a catalyst to accelerate their business growth by providing them with research and insight into what

Dubai based XPLUS installs Fujifilm Acquity Advance 3545

XPLUS, a marketing and sales promotion company based in Dubai, installed Fujifilm Acquity Advance 3545 purchased at the SGI event in January 2013.
The AED 1 million investment  was done for meeting the growing demands of the market. Nidhal Jaber, managing director of XPLUS said, “Speed and diversity of applications that can be obtained from this machine. It provides us a competitive advantage in the market with respect to applications that can be applied on the ground.”
 “We have done a

Moving towards zero fault packaging : Bobst

Printing and Publishing Group (PPG) in association with Bobst Group hosted  a seminar for the printing industry.  The topic of discussion was “Moving to/or Improving Your Packaging Skills.”
The seminar was held in Dubai on 25th March and attended by printing professionals from across the Emirates. It enlightened commercial printing companies about packaging and how to diversify their capabilities.
   Sandro Gubinelli, technical marketing manager for Bobst explained the ultracompetitive and

Third edition of Paper World saw 270 exhibitors this year


Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed inaugurated the third edition of Paper World hosted at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 5th-7th March 2013. A total of 270 exhibitors from 39 countries participated in the expo.
“The third edition of Paper World saw a 25% increase in exhibition space from UAE based exhibitors,” said Michael Dehn, group exhibitions director of Epoc Messe Frankfurt Group. “We had first time exhibitors from Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, France, Hongkong

Chinese manufacturer ventures into MEA

Chinese manufacturer of CtP plates, Lucky Huaguang Graphics has decided to venture into Middle East and Africa to market their CtP Violet plates, Processless plates, Flexo plates and CtP Thermal plates through their marketing arm Lucky Films Middle East.
Lucky Huaguang has seven PS and CtP plate production lines and an annual capacity of 65,000,000 m2 (65 Million sq. m). It is the largest state-owned enterprise that can manufacture offset printing plates, graphic-arts film and flexo resin

Bin Omair Printing Press in Ajman installs H’berg CD LX

Ajman-based Bin Omair Printing Press Installs 5 Colour Heidelberg CD-102-LX to increase the production capacity at the press.
Mohammed Abdul Rahaman managing director of Bin Omair said, “Heidelberg provides good services and the machine works to expectations. We  already have three Heidelberg machines in our press and   are satisfied with their performances. The Speedmaster CD 102 combines convenient automation with straightforward operation.”
The deal for the speedmaster was signed in May