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Egypt based printer invests in Screen CTP

Prepress and offset printer based in Egypt, Photo Screen Company, recently placed an order to install a Screen CTP, model PTR 8300S.

Talking about their reason for choosing this particular machine over competitors’ models, Mohamad Hamed, general manager of Photo Screen said, “Our research showed us that the machine would be easy to operate and therefore too much time and money need not be spent on training staff to use the machine and also, it has faster production capacity

Eng installs one of the largest billboards on Mombasa road

The high-visibility billboard is 170 metres long and 8 metres high, with flex face front lit technology being innovatively used.

“We pioneered the technology,” says Sandeep Nehra, chief operating officer, ENG East Africa.  “Samsung is our first client and they were so impressed with the idea, that they have signed up for two years.  The visible impact of the billboard has been such that we have received inquiries from several multinational companies including

Inaugural ‘Paper Middle East 09’ targets paper industry in MENA

The first exhibition on paper, paperboard, tissue and converting industry was held between 3rd to 5th October, at Cairo International Fair Grounds in Egypt. 

Targeting the paper industry of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the event had a total of 113 exhibitors and 5800 visitors from Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Egypt.

The event was inaugurated by Dr Ahmed Gewely, secretary general, Council of Arab Economic Unity and Ibrahem Salh, chief, Arab Federation For

Mwananchi Communications invests $4 million for Hiline 45

Dare Es Salaam-based printing house, Mwananchi Communications has purchased the Manugraph Hiline 45 web offset recently, at a cost of $4million. The machine can print 40 pages in a single run.

In an interview with PrintweekMEA, managing director Sam Shollei said: “The investment was required to grow our newspaper operations in Tanzania where we will now have the most modern press, capable of offering full colour pages and operating at very high speeds. Sensing a need in the market

‘First’ Komori Lithrone LS440P at Jamana Printers, East Africa

Jamana Printers Limited has installed a Komori Lithrone LS440P. The Tanzania-based company purchased the machine at Drupa last year with installation taking place in August.

According to director of Jamana Printers Limited, Shabbar F Kermali: “It is the first machine of its kind in East Africa.”

Kermali said that installation took around two weeks to complete. The machine is to be used for “commercial jobs”.

He added: “We purchased this new machine to increase

Kenyan-based company buys machine to break into digital

Magnate Ventures Ltd has purchased the HP Scitex XP5300 printer.

The Kenyan-based company, which was established in 1996, purchased the printer to attempt a move into markets offering new digital services.

Initially established due to the growing need for outdoor signage in the country, the company focuses on strategic advertising development, manufacture and installation of billboards, signage, point of purchase advertising, building wraps and more.

According to marketing director of

Technoprint Egypt 09 seen as ‘great success’

The TechnoPrint Egypt 2009 event has taken place at the International Conference Centre in Cairo.

The event – held from May 24 to 28 this year – saw several hundred exhibitors, including Heidelberg, Canon, Goss and Xerox, attending.

Exhibitors included press manufacturers, pre-press equipment suppliers and technologies, post-press equipment and materials suppliers, paper, inks, plates and chemicals manufacturers and suppliers, packaging materials manufacturers and suppliers

Print boom in Uganda due to vast demand

Printing in Uganda is booming, says the Uganda Printers Association.

That’s according to an online report that says despite the digital era, in Uganda, there is still a strong demand for print.

The association estimates that some 6,000 people are now employed in the print industry compared to the 2,000 people 10 years ago.

This has been attributed to the growing population and new markets in neighbouring countries such as Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Southern

Kodak shows latest pre press and digital printing updates in Luxor

Kodak’s Graphic Communication Group (GCG) has held a series of seminars in Luxor, Egypt to showcase its latest pre-press and digital printing product portfolio.

The event was also used as a forum to share the latest information on market developments.
Partners were also provided with the latest news relating to the company. This was at Kodak’s annual partner conference at the end of January.

The company staged presentations and workshops on different product groups and

Five Star Graphics adds Jeti 5024 for accuracy

Five Star Graphics has upgraded its press, adding a six-colour Gandinnovations Jeti 5024 to its press.

Managing director of the company, Ahmed Sherif said: “We already have a Jeti 3324 solvent printer but we were looking for more accuracy and speed, which is why we installed the new machine.”

The 5.1m RTR machine – which was installed in the final quarter of last year – has 24 spectra heads and can print up to 600dpi with a speed of up to 160 sqm/hr.

Sherif said the

Algerian security forces orders printer to stop book production 2009-02-01 16

Algerian security forces have raided a printer and ordered its director to cease the printing job of a journalist’s new manuscript in Algeria.
According to online media reports, the manuscript, entitled The Journal a Free Man, was written by Mohamed Benchicou and was confiscated from a printing plant in Blida, north of Algiers.
The raid came only a few days before Algeria held an International Book Fair on October 27 to November 5 last year.
A former publisher of the