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OKI Europe adds wireless availability to advanced A4 colour printers

OKI Europe Ltd has added wireless connectivity to two of its High Definition Colour, A4 printers – the C332dn and MC363dn.
The compact new C332dnw and MC363dnw come with wireless connectivity as standard, making high quality in-house printing of a huge range of materials, from A6 to 1.3m banners, even simpler and faster. Easy to set up, the new wireless printing capability is a further enhancement on the already advanced connectivity of these innovative LED devices, which are helping small

HP showcases solutions and applications at INDEX 2018 show

HP Inc. participated for the 4th consecutive year at INDEX Exhibition – Dubai.  HP showcased technology that revolutionised the interior design industry by offering a new and simplified process of design delivery.
Partnering with local and international designers, HP demonstrated various design applications printed with their unique HP latex technology.
Mark Ward, regional business manager – HP Middle East and Saudi Arabia stated: “We are not actually trying to promote our printers or

Idealsun Group installs printers from Dynagraph

Sharjah based Ideal Graphics, part of Idealsun Group invested in Canon C10000VP, Vivid Matrix 370P, and Mamo perfect binding from Dynagraph.
Talking about the machine, Sunil C Thomas, MD, Idealsun Group, said, “Markets are in the process of transition from print-first to digital-first and hence, the future of paper and print will be determined by how printing organisations reinvent themselves in the digital-first universe. As the ‘best in class’ the imagePRESS C10000VP colour digital press is a

Al Mawrid goes once more with Heidelberg printing technology

Al Mawrid Printing & Advertising, a unit of the Thomsun Group has ordered a second Heidelberg ICS multi-process web-fed press to take care of developing business sector demand for highly finished packaging. It is also to be noted that In 2012, Al Mawrid ordered its first Heidelberg in-line flexo press. The combination of a Heidelberg ICS, with a printing width of 670mm, and an in-line die-cutting machine, Heidelberg FCL, was mainly meant for the production of cigarette packaging. After the

Canon ventures in e-commerce platform

Canon Middle East has announced the launch of its new e-Commerce platform in the region – www.uaestore.canon-me.com– bringing Canon products and merchandise closer to consumers. The online store will carry over 450 products ranging from cameras, printers, office equipment and lenses, as well as official Canon merchandise: apparel, household equipment, travel accessories, and more.
Anurag Agarwal, managing director, Canon Middle East, said: “The launch of our new e-store is a major step that will

Roger Nicodeme to get additional responsibility in Heidelberg Gulf region

Heidelberg Gulf Est. recently reported that Mazen El Tibi is leaving Heidelberg Gulf Est., and he will have another part with Heidelberg Druckmaschinen in Germany. Roger Nicodeme will be accountable for all Heidelberg Gulf region effective from 1st April 2018. Roger has over 17 years of involvement with Heidelberg and having over 28 years of printing industry involvement in the Gulf region. Zeid Al-Jehni, GM of Heidelberg ME FZCO, remarked, "I accept this open door to express gratitude toward

Paperworld Middle East highlights regional openings

Paperworld Middle East 2018 concluded its three-day run in Dubai with thousands of trade buyers stopping by the region’s trade fair for the paper, stationery, and office supplies industries.
The 8th edition of the annual exhibition welcomed 7,004 visitors from more than 90 countries at the Dubai World Trade Centre, while 303 exhibitors from 42 countries presented their latest wares in a regional market hungry for new ideas and business solutions.
New features at Paperworld included the Corporate

Liberty's digital division expands with Xerox

Liberty Printing Press (LPP) new digital division multiplies their opportunities with the Xerox Versant 180 Press. The new division called 'Print Shop' is located in Ajman which is a fully fledged, standalone operational unit, and a proud part of LPP. Liberty Printing Press is one of the leading print solution companies in the Middle East integrating a design studio, offset printing press, screen printing unit and a full-fledged packaging and production house.
Sharing their reasons for opting

Mepco Gulf with its partner Mondi hosts event

Mepco Gulf with its Austrian partner Mondi – Vienna hosted a special conference at the Shangri La Hotel on the 28th of February to introduce the rebranding of Color Copy and IQ and the design paper PERGRAPHICA.
Fadi J Baaklini from MEPCO Gulf, commented, “The vast majority of our shows and conferences are geared towards the value added products. Being innovative company we generally wanted to provide solutions to the customers by thinking outside the box. We have new products apart from the

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