Bahrain firm satisfied with cutting machine

The Bahrain based, Dar Akhbar Al Khaleej printing and publishing company has purchased a cutting machine, Polar System 2 from Heidelberg in June this year.

Talking about the performance of the machine, P. Madhava Rao, manager - operations said, “Both the cutting and folding machine are performing to our satisfaction. They have been able to achieve the targeted production. The workers were able to adopt to the new machine and operate it efficiently as the machines have user friendly

Union Press invests in machinery to stay ahead of competition

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, Yasser Al Kuwari, managing director said, “The fully automated, high speed ST450 was our first choice over machines from competing firms, because of its latest technology and the strong after sales service offered by Heidelberg’s backup team.  Also, we did not need to train our staff since they had worked on a similar machine before.

“In the printing industry, one must invest in the latest machinery to stay one step ahead of the

Saudi Arabian University takes ownership of an XXL Roland 50

Imam Mohamed Bin Saud Islamic University has taken ownership of a four-colour Roland 50.

The company is the “first” in KSA to opt for the XXL sheetfed offset machine in the 36/52 format. The machine has been running since July this year.

Imam Mohamed Bin Saud Islamic University is a Riyadh-based government printing company. It produces business stationery and full-colour university books, special printing techniques such as hard covers and foil stamping of small-format

New distribution deal for service and sales

Saudi-Arabia’s Hoshan Company Ltd and Kodak have signed a distribution deal allowing Hoshan to offer sales and service support for several Kodak products.

These include unified workflow solutions, pre-press and electrophotographic printing solutions.

Hoshan’s printing division will target professional print houses, corporate organisations, in-house printing departments, universities, utilities companies, banks, copy centres and stamp makers.

Hoshan has more than 30 sites covering

Gulf Marcom Group, Mazoon Printing enter into partnership

The Gulf Marcom Group (GMG) has signed an official agreement to enter into a partnership with Mazoon Printing and Advertising –a subsidiary of WJ Towell – for the establishment of Gulf Marcom Oman.

The signing was carried out by CEO of GMG, Thamer Khamis Al Muqla and board member of the WJ Towell Group, Jamil Sultan.

Sultan said of the occasion: “This solid and strategic partnership will allow us to benefit from the growth opportunities in the Sultanate of Oman &ndash

B2B media in the GCC should build brands

The B2B media market in the GCC has experienced strong growth in recent years, but the industry remains small by international standards and needs to make changes to increase revenue.

This according to a new study by global management consulting firm, Booz & Company.

According to the study, B2B media should build their brands by taking advantage of the synergies between trade magazines and exhibitions to position themselves for growth.

B2B media – which includes trade events like

Yemeni printer orders second Goss SSC press

Yemeni government-owned 14th October Foundation for Journalism, Printing and Publishing has ordered a Goss Community SSC single-width press.  It will print the daily newspaper 14th October.

Project manager at 14th October, Ahmed Moataz said: “We operate a Goss Community press and are confident in its print quality so we had no hesitation in ordering a second press.”

The new press will be configured as two four-high and two two-high towers with six reelstands and a Goss

Security printer in KSA installs Gulf's first HeidelbergRegional-Heidelberg-Titce-P1000285-14.jpg XL-75 2009-02-01 14

The Saudi-Arabia based commercial printer, Abaker Printing, has installed  a Heidelberg XL 75-7LF.
According to Heidelberg, it is the first such installation in the Gulf.
While the deal was signed on May 7 last year, the machine was installed only recently.
Abaker Printing in Riyadh caters predominantly to banks, telecom companies and government departments.
It is also an approved printer by the Saudi Arabian Monitory Agency for security printing.
In addition, it is also an