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Gulf Print & Pack

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

Gulf Print & Pack

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

Gulf Print & Pack

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: algurgstationery.com 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

Agfa launched their new solvent printer: Jeti 3348 HSS

Agfa participated in SGI this year launching their Jeti 3348 HSS which integrates the company's revolutionary new TurbTech drying technology. Company claims that the solvent printer is the fastest 3.25 m roll-to-roll printer in its class. Its 300 dpi resolution and four colour output makes it a productive solution for billboards, banners and posters, complemented by low running costs. The inclusion of mesh capability with a collector through now available on machine meaning porous materials

First time exhibitors, Chinese company Ink Bank

Manufacturers of ink for inkjet printing, Ink Bank participated at the SGI with all their latest products including quick drying inks which could be used with Epson, Mimaki, Mutoh and Roland.

The China based manufacturer also exhibited their environment friendly inks. Simon Wang, "We do not have any office in Dubai, but are selling directly in all the Gulf countries since the last 10 years reaching a turnover of $1 million in the regions in 2010. This is the first time we are participating

Intec participated for the first time in SGI this year

UK based Digital printer manufacturer, Intec Printing Solutions participated for the first time in SGI this year. They launched their PFS200 digital printer for professionally finished documents. With speed of up to 36 ppm colour, it can take media size of 328mm x 1.2 metre with 55 - 512 gsm printing capability.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, international business development manager, Kerry Button said: "We had positive response in the show. We showcased various possibilities with this printer. We

SIM Exhibition News

JACKY'S

Jacky's participated in SIM this year showcasing the new HP's Z6200 photo printer. Talking to PrintWeek MEA, division manager for digital printing division, P. Viswanathan said: "This machine is showcased first time in ME now. One of the main features of this machine is, instead of regular CMYK inks, HP has introduced new chromatic inks which has significantly increased its gamut. The price of this machine is AED 80k. We could sell this machine to one of the printer in Dubai."

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HP's collaboration with government and law-enforcement officials recently led to new major blows to counterfeiting of printing supplies for HP printers in this region. In total, local authorities seized more than one million pieces of counterfeit printing supplies and components.

"HP provides customers with a comprehensive print experience, ensuring they have the maximum opportunity to enjoy true interactive digital features with high quality, recyclable Original HP supplies," said Mr. Amin

Kamal Gaddas,CEO at Winsoft International

WinSoft International which is specialized in two arenas: as a publisher of its own software applications and as a localizer of international software applications participated in Gitex this year with their new logo and launching Adobe's Acrobat 10.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, CEO, Kamal Gaddas said: "We have added international word to our name showing our openess to different cultures." Acrobat 10 has now connectivity with MS Office in which users can export back to word for editing.

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Ashish Panjabi, COO of Jacky's Group of Companies

Jacky's participated in Gitex this year promoting their IT range of products. Company saw good market in large format printer sales. Talking to PrintWeek MEA, Ashish Panjabi, chief operating officer of Jacky's Group of Companies said: "We saw one order per one week for HP's large format printers. This is mainly because requirement in indoor printing market and POP signage."

Panjabi also announced that they will be participating in SIM 2010 (Signage, Imaging and Media) in Abu Dhabi from 28-30th

ProTechnology participates in Gitex with 12 deals for UV printer

Dubai based IT solution provider, ProTechnology participated in this year's Gitex showcasing the Sun Innovation's UV based large format printer Neo UV-LED.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, Jamal H. Maraqa, managing director said: "We had very good response from Gitex this year with total deals expected to be 10 to 12 machines. We are also looking to appoint regional partners for Sun printers. We have signed up with distributors in countries like Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Qatar. These will be stock and

Epson will be targeting more vertical markets in ME market

Epson announced that its Gitex product showcase was classified into five sections - Education sector, Medical sector, Banking/Finance sector, Public sector, and Hospitality sector - in line with the company's plans to present a more target market-focused approach. At the stand, Epson demonstrated its range of inkjet and laser printers, scanners and projectors for business and public sector users. It also showcased small label, receipt and cheque printers and scanners for the retail and medical