Gulf Print & Pack

PRATI demonstrated its Saturn Plus solution at GulfPrint on its distributor Printech booth. It is equipped with a servo rotary die-cutting unit and a completely new Nikka compact inspection system with an iPhone touch-screen interface. The machine enables pre-printed materials to be die-cut in register. Users can benefit of functions to suit their needs, such as unwinding, counting, slitting, rewinding and die-cutting of paper labels, clear-on-clear labels and single paper layer. The inspection

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Krause exhibited the compact LS Performance platesetter in combination with the BlueFin processor and Polymer violet CTP plates in order to demonstrate "Violet is Green" as the ideal solution. Shown first time in 2011 at the Gulf Print exhibition, the LS Performance technology has been installed in many newspapers companies worldwide, company claims. Another solution showcased was LS Jet Multiformat, which is available in 4 models with up to 350-plates/hour speed and a loading capacity of up to

Gulf Print & Pack

BasysPrint featured its manual UV-Setter 850 series solution for conventional plate exposure at the Gulf Print. "Rather than locking our customers into a specific plate technology, the basysPrint approach allows them free choice of plate types and plate suppliers, with over 60 plates of more then 15 suppliers. UV plates today still have a good price advantage over other CTP plates. And its leading chemistry is compatible with multiple plate brands to standardize plate processing and reduce

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Epson showcased their Stylus Pro printers at GulfPrint this year. Epson showcased at the event the Stylus Pro 7900, Stylus Pro WT7900 and Stylus Pro 4900. Shihab Zubair, business development manager, ProGraphics, Epson Middle East, said: "Epson's Stylus Pro printing solutions incorporates the most advanced Epson technologies that deliver highly productive and powerful tools for today's printing professionals." The Epson Stylus Pro 7900 is suited for production and contract proofing, as well as

Gulf Print & Pack

Established in 1955, the billion dollar turnover, packaging company from Lebanon, Indevco call themselves the 'multinational from the Middle East'. Says Edgard Bou Kheir, marketing coordinator, "This is our second participation at Gulf Print, and though we received about 400 leads, we expected more visitors and traffic. The visitors at our booth came mainly from GCC countries, Lebanon, KSA, Egypt, Greece and USA."

The company has a sales network in 21 countries including Cyprus, England

Gulf Print & Pack

Participating at Gulf Print for the second time, the Middle East subsidiary of narrow web label and packaging press manufacturer, Nilpeter, intends to participate in the next edition as well. Expressing satisfaction with the visitor enquiries and feedback Dilip Shah international territory sales manager adds, "However, I feel training in flexo processes is not given in this market. People just sell machines and if customers are unhappy with the manufacturer and the process, the client may loose

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3-year old India and Germany-based company, Diehard Dies were first time participants at the show, exhibiting its innovative products including flexible dies for inline die cutting for offset machines. Says Bhagwan Vaid, general manager-techinical, "We are among the top die making companies in the world, the biggest is a German company- Marma, but they only supply flat and rotary dies, while we provide everything for the printing and packaging industry, from flat to platen machine we aim to be

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Dynagraph participated at the expo with a 120 sq meter stall, showcasing HP's L25500-Designjet, the Scitex FB 500 also from HP's stable, Technifold's creasing machine and a numbering machine. Says Diana El Kara, "The Gulf Print & Pack is without any doubt the region's most influential and leading graphic arts exhibition. Most visitors are old customers and leads are rarely the reason for Dynagraph's participation. Dynagraph seeks to offer its contribution to the region's industry and growing

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Giffin Graphics has been appointed as a distributor for InfoPrint Solutions for their production print solutions. Company showcased their Pro C901 Graphics Arts Edition cutsheet colour printer. Giffin Graphics will market, sell and maintain InfoPrint Solutions' digital production print solutions including software, hardware, professional services and maintenance. They will also offer sustainability services in partnership with the worldwide InfoPrint Solutions team. Ramzi N. Kteily, managing

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Amagic Holographics participated in the GulfPrint and saw 'tremendous increase of visitors from GCC, Lebanon and Syria'. Talking to PrintWeek MEA, general manager, Joseph Habchi said: "We are looking for partnership in Levant countries once current situation stabilizes." Company highlighted their offset cold foils and cast and cure hologram overlay films in the show. "Advantages of offset cold foils over conventional hot stamping foil are printers can produce fine structure and elements with

Gulf Print & Pack

Canon Middle East exhibited its own as well as technology and products from Oce, including their large format machines. "The last show in 2009 was the launch pad for Canon Production Print Solution in the Middle East and North Africa region, which marked Canon's real debut as a serious contender in the production print marketplace. Since then we've worked consistently to develop a world-class range of professional print technologies, solutions and business development tools, all designed to

Gulf Print & Pack

Xerox displayed its IGen4 EXP, its espresso book machine, the Xerox 1000 colour press among other machines. Xerox also conducted seminars covering various subjects including, changes in book publishing industry in Middle East and UAE, digital printing technology for publishers and bookstores to better manage the volume of published books and changes the industry can expect in publishing technologies in the future. Chris Govier, general manager, graphic communications group said, "This is a

Gulf Print & Pack

KBA showcased their Genius 52UV press in GulfPrint with live demonstrations. Company received visitors mainly from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria, Lebanon. Company claimed that although recent events in the region have generally put a brake on investment, several presses were sold and a contract for another is nearing conclusion. 'Over the past two years printers in the Middle East have taken delivery of 100 KBA printing and coating units. A Rapida 105 five-colour press with coater, delivery

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QuadTech participated in the exhibition showing their performance-enhancing press control solutions for offset, flexo and gravure. Innovations for the packaging market include the Color Measurement System with SpectralCam with a new high density dot viewing capability, and the enhanced Inspection System with SpectralCam, featuring in-line color measurement capability for film. For newspaper printers company showed the advantages of the Color Control and Web Inspection System with AccuCam

Gulf Print & Pack

Sharjah based Al Dana participated in Gulf Print with its automatic rigid box making machine from China, and launched its semi automatic double wire punching machine, gliding machine, automatic double wire closing machine among others. Also on display at the booth were various materials including flockage, PU, Eva rubber foam and microfibers, for which the distributor has exclusive reselling rights. Says Ammar Taha, MD- Al Dana, "We have brought in various materials from countries around the

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Digi Matrix Technologies participated at Gulf Print with a well designed booth, showcasing its engraving, cutting 3 D application machine, its large format digital printers among others. Elie Hadwan, sales manager said, "We have had 6 serious inquiries, mainly from KSA, 2 from Algeria and one from Kenya. So all in all we have had a good show. Customers have also shown interest in the CNC router and 3- D materials. The 3-D has a wide range of applications including visiting cards, promotion

Paper World

Since its introduction at Paperworld 2008, the ColorLok standard has been adopted by 14 major paper manufacturers and channel partners , providing users with 'higher-quality plain-paper printing through improved image quality, text output and printer performance'. ColorLok technology is now also being applied to recycled papers, enabling inkjet printers to deliver the same no-compromise, consistent quality printing. Talking to PrintWeek MEA, Larry Tracy, business development manager at HP said

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April fine paper participated in the show promoting their flagship PaperOne brand with ColorLok technology. Talking to PrintWeek MEA, head of sales, Sunil Sood said: "It is a great opportunity to have all trade partners and their customers together. The show could have been more busier but it is fine as it was the first edition." The company has grown 4 times in volumes since it's inception in 2006 for MEA region. Country manager for MEA, V. Sreekumar said: "Good product is not only sufficient

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Dubai based stationery trader participated in the show exploring the opportunities for GCC and North African market. Company promoted their website which is: which is a online portal for stationery products. Talking to PrintWeek MEA, business manager, Anil Nair said: "We have introduced a new wheat extract based cut sheet paper with Perfekt brand. We expect to do volume of 100 Mt per month. The paper is from India and the mill is FSC certified." Talking about the online

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Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) exhibited 2 new high end stationery brands, Inspira and Enlivo at Gulf Print and Pack. Suneet Sood, general manager- APP Dubai said, "We were happy with the visitor inquiries and did book trial orders also. Visitors were mainly from GCC, Iran and Africa. While the Enlivo brand covers memo books, multipurpose paper, envelopes and flipover pads, the Inspira brand has a lot of products with 60-70% recycled content. This is our green series. We also displayed products

Paper World to debut in the ME with its first edition on 7th Mar

The first Middle East edition of Paper World will be held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre between 7th and 9th of March. For its launch event, organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt has announced its partnership with Remax - Europe's biggest trade fair for the recycling of printer materials and accessories.

"Paperworld is a proven success in its field organised by our parent company Messe Frankfurt in Germany and we believe that there will be a significant market for this new

Mondi launches 3 new papers at expo, to be distributed by Mepco

Paper World 2011 held at Frankfurt saw a 14% increase in visitors, with the actual number of trade visitors crossing the 51,000 mark. Over 150 regional and many global companies participated in the leading trade fair.

Mondi launched three papers at the expo; the 30% recycled paper Nautilus Refresh Triotec, DNS indigo and Color Copy indigo.

Faadi Baakhlini of Mepco Gulf (distributors of Mondi) said, "The new papers launched by Mondi were well received by our customers who visited our booth and

More visitors at Paper World '11

Paper Messe Frankfurt reports that there were 1,890 exhibitors from 71 countries present at the recent Paperworld Frankfurt and 51,038 visitors, up from 45,521 in 2010. The number of German visitors rose to 19,450 compared to 18,422 in 2010. Additionally, the number of international visitors rose to 31,588.

"The atmosphere among both exhibitors and trade visitors was first-rate. There were many interesting new products and marketing campaigns. Particularly noticeable were the efforts being made

StoraEnso participates with host of products

Finish paper manufacturer participated in the Frankfurt show with a host of products from multicoated fine papers for art books, annual reports and brochures to office paper grades including uncoated fine papers for office and digital printing, envelopes and notebooks.

Naved Qureshey, sales manager, Stora Enzo Middle East said, "We participate in Paper World every year, and as far as I can remember, and definitely since the last 5 years. We did establish new contacts, as is expected from a

Digi Matrix signs deals for 21 machines in MEA

Digital printing equipment distributor, Digi Matrix Technologies participated in this year's SGI showcasing their new range of products for digital advertising market. The company showcased for the first time in the show products like 3D imaging media materials which has started beta testing, Digi Bend, the auto bending machine and Digi Cam CNC router, etc. Digi Matrix also has signed a MOU (Memory Of Understanding) with DGI for their new textile machine (Fiber T).

The new Digi Bend, the

HP showcased dedicated creative latex applications area

HP's displayed their HP Scitex Industrial printers, geared towards print service providers who want to produce high-volume, durable outdoor and indoor applications, utilising a host of different media types. Also part of the showcase in SGI this year were advanced large format printing solutions from the HP Designjet portfolio, introduced to meet the changing needs of architecture, engineering, construction, mapping (GIS), MCAD and repro-house professionals.

HP latex printing technologies on

Epson showed presentations highlighting unique features

Epson showcased, at the SGI event this year, the Stylus Pro 9700, Stylus Pro 7900, Stylus Pro 11880, Stylus Pro WT7900 and Stylus Pro 4900, for the engineering scientific and display signage markets.

The Epson Stylus Pro 9700 incorporates the latest achievements of ink jet printing, combining the precision of a MicroPiezo TFP print head with the performance of UltraChrome Vivid Magenta Ink with application like production and contract proofing, as well as the quality fine-art and photographic

EFI confident of market returning to growth

EFI showcased its popular Vutek and Rastek wide format printers at SGI 2011. Frank Mallozi, Sr. vice president, Worldwide Sales & Marketing, said, "What we are seeing in the Middle East market is that the customers are starting to update their equipment, our GS series is very well received and our hybrid and roll to roll is also doing well. Yes, EFI is more focused to UV, and some may argue we are leaving a gap for solvent machines, but some Chinese manufacturers are selling solvent printers

TechNova launched One Way Vision & Dye Sublimation Paper

TechNova participated in SGI this year for the fourth time. TechNova focused on highlighting Total Media Solutions for Inkjet technologies. Company displayed a wide range of media solutions for Water-Based, Solvent, EcoSolvent, UV Cure and Latex Ink technologies.

Some of the products included: Backlit Film for UV Cure Inks which is a white matte front print, Backlit PET film for UV Cure inkjet printing application. It is ideal for outdoor backlit applications such as shop fascia, bus shelters

Giffin participated in SGI showing their Durst LF printers

Giffin Graphics showcased two of the Durst large format printers. One of the press, Durst Rho 500R claimed to be the fastest industrial 5 meter UV printer ever built. It has a speed of 400 sqm per hour which has 600 dpi 6-colour print quality with Quadro 30D Array technology. The Rho 500 is designed for printing a wide variety of large format display items such as 5m wide vinyl banners and mesh for facade cladding.

Another machine showcased was Durst Rho 750, UV Flatbed Printer with speed of up