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Sign China 2019 promises innovative experience

Sign China 2019 will be held from 18-20 September at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The exhibition, spread across 1,00,000sqm, is expecting to host 1,250 exhibitors out of which 800 have already confirmed their booths.

Some of the renowned exhibitors participating in the event include GD Han’s Yueming, Senfeng, Beyond, Taipusheng, Ezletter, Weeson, Ganglong, Hailide, Yuanyuan, Nar, Guoshun, Hua R Shend, Epson, Flora, Handtop, JHF, Wit-color, Feiyeung Union, Yaselan, Sky Air-Ship

Website for Fespa expo 2020 event goes live

The new event website has gone live at www.fespa2020.com, providing exhibitors and visitors with all the information they require about the exhibition, venue and travel to Madrid.

The website features the 2020 event campaign theme, ‘Where Colour Comes Alive’, using vivid imagery of a colour splash blending the blue, orange and pink that signify the screen, digital and textile zones of the show.

The Fespa Global Print Expo 2020 campaign will build on the ‘Explosion of Possibilities’ theme of the

Deals sealed at Gulf Print & Pack 2019

Gulf Print & Pack 2019 ended on a high note as business deals worth millions of dollars were sealed during the bi-annual event.

Xerox, meanwhile, sold more than 6 Xerox Iridesse and 22 Versant 180 Press machines at the show. Among others were Afra International, who sold its lamination and packaging machines.

Al Mahir Printing, which saw onsite bookings of 5 units, was expecting 10-15 more deals later. Its chief executive officer Dilawar Dalwai said, “Lots of customers are coming next week

Afra at GPP 2019

Afra participated again in the Gulf Print and Pack event and showcased their latest products during the show.

Speaking about the event, Vinay Krishnan, said, “Afra has been participating in the expo since 2005 and is a prominent exhibitor at this show. In this edition we showcased a wide range of packaging and print finishing equipment. In the packaging segment, we launched our Supercut Auto Die cutter, which is a revolutionary solution for paper board packaging.  Morgana RDC rotary die

Vinsak at GPP 2019

Vinsak participated in the event and promoted Vinsak USAR 430 (Modular Slitter Re-winder) including VIS 1200 inkjet system for variable data printing,
Vinsak USAR with variable cold foiling & digital varnish, Vinsak roll lifter, Vinsak TTR (table top re-winders), Vinsak also represented Iwasaki from Japan and with their intermittent-drive flexo press IF330 and TR2 UV offset printing machine. They also unveiled SPGPrints prepress during the show. Rhino by Pantec for flatbed embossing &amp

Masonlite at GPP 2019

Masonlite Sign Supplies, took a last minute decision to participate in the Gulf Print and Pack 2019 and it proved worthy for them. It should also be noted that this was the first time they participated in the event. During the event they displayed UV flatbed printers, direct to garment printers, thermal label printers, eco-solvent printers & laminators and vinyl cutting plotters.

Speaking about the event and their company, Sunil Purushothaman, general manger, Masonlite Sign Supplies, said

Sona Papers at GPP 2019

Sona Papers participated in the event and promoted their major partners at the event.

Sanjay Suneja from Sona Paper Pvt Ltd., said, “We are growing reasonably good in the Middle East. Our growth is quite visible in all the perspectives. We are adding more mills and more varieties from the existing mills as well. We have added few grades from Hansol and Cordenons. We are much optimistic and we are going to keep on adding mills and products, as our goal is to be the best print partner. We intent

AGE Graphics at GPP 2019

AGE Graphics participated in the event again and promoted their partners during the event.

Speaking about the participation, Anil Mishra, technical manager India, Arden Asia Pacific Software Pvt Ltd, said, “We have been having a relationship with AGE Graphics for the last two years. We have covered maximum die making installations through our Impact software. We are able to operate any hardware in the die-making segment. Now, we started to venture design segment where we have 3D options, layouts

Heliozid Océ at GPP 2019

Heliozid Océ participated again at the Gulf Print and Pack to promote their Océ Colorado 1640 and Granada L3 direct fabric printer.

Speaking about their participation, Philippe Husni, managing partner, Heliozid Océ Emirates, said, “The show is not focused as the other shows. It is diversified and it covers larger printing. It covers all the spectrum of the industry. We as a company cover the larger format market for indoor and outdoor. Probably 50% of the visitors really applied to us. In terms

Pauline Brooks from Konica Minolta on GPP 2019

Speaking about the market and GPP, Pauline Brooks of Konica Minolta said, “The year was a little challenging in the first month but then it started to work well. Saudi Arabia obviously was difficult last year but this year it is showing some positive growth signs. I believe that if Saudi Arabia is doing well then the whole UAE will also do well. We have done a lot of sales in Saudi along with the partners, which are expected to boost our growth. Overall it’s been a consistent year altogether

SGI to have dedicated pavilion for digital display technologies

The 5th edition of SGI Dubai ‘Knowledge Series’ brought stakeholders to discuss the impending opportunities and challenges faced by the digital display technology industries. The forum had a representation from prominent international and regional brands including LG, GE, EPSON, Blue Rhine, Al Risq Advertising and ENO Digital Signage.

The global digital signage market is valued at $20.8 bil- lion and expected to grow to $29.6 billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 7.3%. With many expositions and

TechNova at Gulf Print & Pack 2019

Xerox at Gulf Print & Pack 2019

Xerox participated in the Gulf Print Pack and sold more than 25 machines at the show.

Speaking about the participation, Mohamed Amer, VP & GM for Middle East and Africa said, “We are a global company and I am managing MEA. We were very successful in 2018 and are expecting strong growth in 2019. Our growth 
very much depends on this regional market and the particular segment. Since the inception of the show, we have been participating in the Gulf Print and Pack. The star product for this

Paperworld Middle East 2019 concludes with more than 300 exhibitors

Paperworld Middle East 2019 has come to successful end in Dubai, with 7,287 trade buyers and visitors from across the wider region treated to a whole new world of potential business opportunities.

The 9th edition of the region’s largest international trade fair for stationery, paper, gifts and office supplies, featured 305 exhibitors from 42 countries, with its bold new ‘More than Paper’ theme well received by visitors, which grew steadily in numbers over the previous year (7,179).

The annual

Ahmed Fathy from Ricoh talks about their GPP participation

Ahmed Fathy from Ricoh talks about their GPP participation

Digital industry already took the world in storm. Did you feel the tremor in the industry in terms of volumes?
Indeed yes – In many countries in the Middle East region digital volumes are growing rapidly and this is for many reasons, such as volume per job is more in digital favour, delivery time is crucial, customization & personalization is heavily required, quality and media variety are also in digital favour.

There is a saying that

Pankaj Patel from Printech Middle East talks about their GPP participation

Pankaj Patel, CEO of Printech Middle East talks about their GPP participation

As a manufacturer/distributor how do you contribute to the sustainability initiatives?
As a distributor, our focus is to bring greener technology in the market place for example in label printing, UV flexo machines, we are recommending to use UV LED lamps rather than standard UV lamps, thus reducing the power consumption by 70% and more. Use of eco-friendly solvents makes solvent based flexo better for environment than

Ashish Panjabi from Jacky’s talks about their GPP participation

Ashish Panjabi, COO of Jacky’s talks about their GPP participation

As a distributor how do you contribute to the sustainability initiatives?

We have been promoting technologies that are more sustainable, whether it is HP’s water-based latex ink technology or Canon’s UVgel inks. We moved away from selling solvent-based ink printers close to a decade ago.  This meant that we had to spend a lot of time in educating our customers on the benefits of these alternatives when we stopped selling

Mathias Taraca from Multigraf talks about their GPP participation

Mathias Taraca, area sales manager EMEA, Multigraf speaks about their Gulf Print and Pack participation.

Digital industry already took the world in storm. Did you feel the tremor?
Of course we do and we are following this route. Volumes are coming down. Imagine to produce 500 booklets on an industrial saddle stitcher. Setup time would be much too high. Changing from one job to another requires highly automated solutions. This is where Multigraf is heading to.

Since how many years you have been

Nayyar Ansari from Konica Minolta talks about their GPP participation

Nayyar Ansari from Konica Minolta talks about their Gulf Print and Pack participation.

As a manufacturer how do you contribute to the sustainability initiatives?
As an international corporation, one of Konica Minolta’s highest goals is to create value for society. Konica Minolta decided to join the RE100 in January 2019 in line with its approach to business while contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals such as combating climate change. This leadership initiative is

Ernest Azzam from HP talks about their GPP participation

Ernest Azzam, regional business manager - LFP, Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa, HP speaks about their Gulf Print and Pack Participation

As a manufacturer how do you contribute to the sustainability initiatives?

Sustainability forms a key pillar of HP. Over the year’s we have been recognized with several awards. In fact, as recent as 2018, HP has been selected as one of the top 100 most sustainable corporations by the Corporate knights Global 100. In addition, we have also received the 2018

Chris Lynch from Xerox talks about their GPP participation

Chris Lynch, head of production technology, Xerox Middle East & Africa speaks about their Gulf Print and Pack participation.

As a manufacturer how do you contribute to the sustainability initiatives?
At Xerox we take the issue of sustainability very seriously and aim to develop technologies that minimise the environmental impact of both document systems and business processes. I attach details of our report entitled “Enabling Sustainability” which details some of the initiatives we have

Alia Mohammed Trading Co LLC at the PaperWorld Middle East show

Alia Mohammed Trading Co LLC participated at the PaperWorld Middle East show and highlighted their range of products.
Speaking about the participation, Murli G Ema,  said, “Since many years, we have been participating in the show. Our size of the booth is getting gradually increased year on year and even our customer base has grown across GCC, Middle East and Africa. The organizer has to do a little on the print media to some of the focused countries close to UAE. We have complete solutions to

Dynamic Cassette International (DCi) at paperWorld ME 2019

Dynamic Cassette International from UK participated for the first time in the Paperworld Middle East show. During the show they showcased the Kodak remanufactured ink & toner which attracted many visitors. Produced in the UK by DCI Ltd, the portfolio of Kodak remanufactured ink and toners extend across consumables for use in HP, Canon, Samsung and Epson printers. Produced in line with strict quality and page yield standards, Kodak printer consumables deliver excellent print performance with

The Navigator Company at Paperworld Middle East 2019

The Navigator Company participated for the 7th time it the Paperworld Middle East event and unveiled the new Navigator UHD paper.

Speaking about their participation, António Quirino Soares, marketing director at The Navigator Company, said, “Middle East is quite easy for us to access and it covers Asia and East Africa. We have been developing our products which support our customers and channels. We keep very much focused on building and growing our relationship and expand customer base

Ittihad Paper Mill (IPM) at PaperWorld ME 2019

Ittihad Paper Mill (IPM) participated for the first time in the Paperworld Middle East event. IPM is the first printing and writing paper production facility in the GCC. IPM is focused on catering to the growing regional demand for paper products that is currently reliant on imports, while also serving the international markets. IPM is located on a 230,000 square meter plot in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD) and is the largest producer of printing & writing paper in the MENA region

MEPCO at PaperWorld ME 2019

MEPCO participated in the event and showcased their range of products to the visitors.
Speaking about the event, Fadi Baaklini, said, “The event is good for us. The market has witnessed filtering for the last few years. People who have had very tight financial structuring are winning. The people who did it in 2014 to 2017 have got more volume of jobs. The market is saturating, challenging, and it’s actually reducing in the consumption. The collection is a challenge. This is the first year we

Paperworld Middle East

Paperworld Middle East 2019 has come to a successful end in Dubai, with 7,287 trade buyers and visitors from across the wider region treated to a whole new world of potential business opportunities.
Alexandria Robinson, show director for both Paperworld and Interior Lifestyle Middle East, said a key objective this year was to present an all-encompassing platform filled with new ideas and creations:  “This year we really stepped up our efforts to engage with exhibitors and encourage them to

Paperworld Middle East 2019 concludes with 305 exhibitors

Paperworld Middle East 2019 has come to successful end in Dubai, with 7,287 trade buyers and visitors from across the wider region treated to a whole new world of potential business opportunities.

The 9th edition of the region’s largest international trade fair for stationery, paper, gifts and office supplies, featured 305 exhibitors from 42 countries, with its bold new ‘More than Paper’ theme well received by visitors, which grew steadily in numbers over the previous year (7,179).

The annual

SGI 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