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The Sign and Graphics Imaging Show was held at Dubai Airport Expo between 25-27th January 2010

Distributors of digital machines and other products, DigiMatrix Technologies exhibited their new dye-sublimation heat press machine and large format printers at the Sign and Graphics Imaging show in Dubai.

Bilal Al Hattab, managing director, DigiMatrix said: 'We are showcasing for the first time in the ME market, UV flatbed printers from Dilli, the 6-colour hybrid NeoTitan UVT-1606, that prints on rigid and flexible substrates, the 363x725 dpi resolution NeoDeluxe UVD-2506, suitable for flat

Indoor, Outdoor, fabric printers to be exhibited at Dubai show

Gandinnovations will be participating in SGI this year with five printers. They will exhibit the 3 meter wide direct to fabric printer Aquajet RTR, Jeti 3348 UV Jetspeed RTR, Jeti 3150 X-2 UV flatbed, Agfa’s Anapurna UV indoor and outdoor sign printer and Jeti T-shirt printer.

The 3324 Aquajet printer uses 6 colours with 24 spectra heads and prints with 60 sqm per hour speed. The printer is equipped with an in-line infrared fixation system for knitted or woven polyester fabrics.

The

Adobe to focus on emerging ME market with new office in Dubai

Adobe participated in Gitex this year with live demonstrations on CS4, Flash, Dreamweaver as well video productions solutions like Premiere, After Effects, SoundBooth and OnLocation.

The company also showcased their enterprise offering and platform technologies with LiveCycle ES software. General manager of Adobe ME, Abdallah Saqqa said: “We demonstrated to our customers the scope of products and services we are capable of providing.  We also introduced to the market, our local

ENG participates in SIM twice consecutively

Outdoor specialist Emirates Neon Group participated in SIM for second time this year. ENG showcased their products and solutions in Outdoor, Signage, Consultancy, Digital,Print and Media sectors.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, ENG Signage’s assistant sales manager, Ritchlyn Fynn said: “We received a good response from the show. We had about 80 to 90 visitors and we could generate many leads.We design, consult and manufacture all kinds of signage’s ensuring they complement with

Good response to Talib trading’s newself adhesive film range at show

Talib Trading participated in SIM this year showcasing their new Avecal SpeedyAir range of self adhesive films. These are pressure sensitive and with air release channels for bubble free application. Talking about this new range, general manager, Mamoon Abbasi said: “There are only seven manufacturers in the world who have developed such products.

“The glue in these vinyl’s is designed to withstand the high temperature in the Gulf countries and is also about 20% cheaper

APP launch food grade packaging papers

Indonesia based pulp and paper company APP participated in the Paper Arabia this year. They highlighted their TRUTONE technology for multipurpose paper, environmentally friendly recycled products, food grade packaging products and wet strength label papers.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, APP’s head of product entrepreneur department, Anil Kumar Sharma said: “TRUTONE is a new quality standard for multipurpose paper.  We have also launched our high quality recycled paper range

Mepco could use forum to sign two new deals valued at $10m

Dubai based, paper distributor Mepco Gulf has signed a new order of about $10 million through participation in Paper Arabia this year.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, managing director, Fadi Baaklini said: “We will be supplying to two new areas and markets. This forum was an opportunity for us to meet new and important clients.”

Mepco Gulf launched newsprint and publication grade papers during the show. Baaklini said: “We intend to do a volume of 60,000 metric tonnes per year in

Eco-friendly paper products showcased

Papers Worldwide showcased various environmentally friendly range of products from Neenah Papers.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, Neenah Paper’s director of sales for Latin America, Asia, Oceania, Robert W. de Leon said: “Recently we have launched Think Ink iPhone application in which designers can create custom colour palettes based on favourite colour of picture from phone’s camera. They can match these colour palettes with our papers and then order the samples

Orient Links to market green products in MEA

Dubai based paper distributor Orient Links participated in Paper Arabia this year promoting their eco-friendly range of products.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, managing director, Sanjay Misra said: “We showcased bagasse based (which is sugar cane waste based) papers from TNPL. These are renewable raw materials with minimum impact on the environment. We are also focusing on deinked pulp based papers which are 100% recycled products from Khanna Papers.” Orient Links also exhibited

New Goebel machine to increase 5,000Mt capacity for converter

Sharjah based, paper converter, Paper Master FZC and International Papers FZE participated in Paper Arabia, highlighting their new conversion 40,000 square feet factory and merger.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, managing director, Anwar Jessa said: “We have received very good response from the exhibition. We have signed 3 new customer deals. Two with Indian companies and one in Nigeria.”

The company has installed a new converting machine from Goebel which is expected to increase

Kodak showcases new products at Ifra 2009

Kodak has introduced an upgraded version of the thermal platesetter and a new digital plate at this year’s Ifra Expo, held at Vienna, Austria.

Company officials claim that the thermal platesetter has been enhanced with improved features like a smaller footprint, additional automation options and the latest technologies for minimal service and maximum uptime.

The product is available in three speeds, ranging from 80 to more than 150 plates per hour to suit newspaper-printing

Labelexpo Europe 2009 is upon us

According to label manufacturers and printers from around the world, the Middle East label sector is on the rise.  And, considering that the Middle East is responsible for only one percent of worldwide label production, it’s plain to see where the sentiment comes from.

Labelexpo Europe – taking place from 23-26 September at Brussels Expo – will be drawing label industry pundits from around the world for a three day event aimed at keeping the label sector on the up in

Organiser ‘pleased’ at outcome of Gulf Print

Touting strong visitor attendance, Gulf Print organiser Sue Rothwell, group event director at Fairs and Exhibitions, said she is satisfied with the success of this year’s event.

“I am very pleased with the way the event came off,” Rothwell said.

“We are focused on the needs of the exhibitors. If their expectations are met in terms of the quality of business that they do, then we are happy.”

She added that she had also noticed a

Ali Alhashemi sells six machines at Gulf Print

With a strong presence at this year’s Gulf Print expo, group general manager at Ali Alhashemi, Prem Naseer said that it was important to them that they sent out the “right message” to the market

With a strong presence at this year’s Gulf Print expo, group general manager at Ali Alhashemi, Prem Naseer said that it was important to them that they sent out the “right message” to the market.

“We wanted to send out a message

Giffin hosts its biggest stand yet at Gulf Print

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Giffin Graphics participated third time after hosting its biggest stand ever at this year’s Gulf Print expo measuring to 539 sqm

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Giffin Graphics participated third time after hosting its biggest stand ever at this year’s Gulf Print expo measuring to 539 sqm.

The company, which showcased its printing and binding supplies and equipment, has exhibited at the event three times before.

Presstek Aurora Plates on show at Gulf Print

Punting their environmental products at this year’s Gulf Print, Presstek showcased a number of products including its Dimension Pro 800 CTP Metal Platemaking Solution, its Presstek Chemistry-free Aurora Pro Plates as well as its Presstek 34DI Digital Offset Press

Punting their environmental products at this year’s Gulf Print, Presstek showcased a number of products including its Dimension Pro 800 CTP Metal Platemaking Solution, its Presstek Chemistry-free

Vela expands into ME market with high aims

The Italian-based company, Vela, which has recently expanded into the Middle East market, has highlighted its market presence at this year’s Gulf Print expo

The Italian-based company, Vela, which has recently expanded into the Middle East market, has highlighted its market presence at this year’s Gulf Print expo.

The company says its aim is to “penetrate the market” with its thermoplates.

Its managing director Hratch Terzian said