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Liberty invests AED 1 m in Petratto Metro 78 folder-gluer


Liberty printing press has bought Petratto Metro 78 folding & gluing machine from Afra.
Briefing PrintWeek MEA of reason for this investment, operations manager, Manish Mukundan says “Being around for 25 years in UAE print market, we were always into commercial printing segment, this investment will take us a step closer to packaging.”
Petratto is well known for its folding and gluing options and to have a closer look at the machine, I have visited the Petratto stand at Ipex2014 in London where I come to know that this is the machine which we had in our mind. In addition, the length of the delivery are extended which enables us to take in any complex or complicated packaging design in single pass and with the 6 glue guns which factually

Sultan inaugurates Sharjah Publishing City

Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi,  ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated Sharjah Publishing City (SPC),  a special zone for hundreds of publishers and stakeholders in the publishing industry.
The major new project of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) aims to provide an investment environment for publishers from around the world through its provision of “world-class” publishing services that include printing, licensing and distribution.
Phase one of the landmark project, located near the intersection of

Canon partners with eXtra

Canon Middle East has signed with United Electronics Company (eXtra), as a strategic partner for Canon Office Personal Products (OPP) in Saudi Arabia.
“The Middle East is undergoing a largescale transformation, and Saudi Arabia is at the forefront of this change. People in KSA are technologically advanced, and with a connected young population, the country will continue to lead retail consumption, thereby contributing to economic growth. Together with United Electronics Company (eXtra), Canon

F7 Printers and Sam Ink partners together

F7 Printers partners again with Sam Ink for the Eco Solvent inks. As a next phase they are planning to introduce UV Ink series as well for DX5, DX7 and Ricoh Heads.
Talking about the partnership, Sreekumar Rengan from F7 Printers, commented, "The expanded interest for Eco Solvent Ink in the market and look for a trustworthy maker drove us to have this tie-up. Since 2006, we have been having association with Sam Ink and around three years back we had plans to begin the 'bottling plant' in UAE

SGI Dubai to have live car wrapping demonstrations during the 3-day event

SGI Dubai to have live car wrapping demonstrations during the 3-day event. As part of the exhibition, several vehicles will be made available for the demonstrations. In previous editions, numerous brands from Al Futtaim Motors were utilised for the car wrapping demonstrations. Signtrade, Signmax, Strings International and Al Shabak partcipated in the demonstrations among the exhibitors of the last iteration of SGI Dubai. “Year on year, there is a steady growth in the number of automobiles

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    The first ever 3D printing conference cum exhibition ‘3D Print UAE’ took place on 17th and 18th August 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE which attracted a number of like-minded 3D Printing professionals from over 40 nations.

    3D Print UAE exhibition cum conference is a concept aimed at providing a broad scale platform for the manufacturing sector and consumer world across the ME region. 

    3D Print UAE gave an opportunity for the additive manufacturing experts from across the globe to converge on this regional platform to showcase their solutions, analyze the benefits and discuss the opportunities in the Middle East. It also provided the opportunity for a listen- in to first-hand experience from industry leaders, connect solutions for overcoming challenges in the field, and enhance the brand and  business portfolio. 

     Steffan Ritt, VP-head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions Group commented:  “Since, this is the first kind of event in this region, it has attracted less number of visitors. However, the visitors and participants were more positive. Overall, the show went fairly well for us but we would have been happier if the organizers promoted the event well in advance.”  SLM Solutions were one among the gold sponsors of the event.

    Most of visitors commented that these kinds of exhibitions and conference should be encouraged to create more awareness about the 3D printing in this region.