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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

Epson high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers exceed global sales

Seiko Epson Corporation announces that their cumulative global sales of Epson’s high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers have reached 30 million units.
Epson first launched high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers in October 2010 in Indonesia. The company had by the end of FY2017 (ended March 2018) introduced the printers in about 150 countries and regions, with growth in emerging economies causing the proportion of high-capacity ink tank products in the overall inkjet printer market to grow

Canon hosts partner event

Canon Middle East hosted the Service Partners’ Forum 2018, bringing together heads of the service function from partner organisations across the Middle East. Three directors from Canon Europe joined Canon Middle East executives to lead sessions during the forum, which took place in Dubai.
Commenting during the forum, Shadi Bakhour, Business Unit Director, B2B, Canon Middle East said: “It is proven that retaining an existing client is easier than acquiring a new one, and in our business

Dubai Economy Business Protection seminar, Dubai

Dubai Economy Business Protection seminar for print and publishing businesses was hosted in Dubai on 3rd July. The event was supported by PrintWeek MEA and attended by industry experts. The event started with the welcome address by Ahmed Naji, manager, Business Protection Section, Dubai Economy. The welcome remarks was given for the Print and Publishing businesses. He spoke about various issues pertaining to  the industry. He gave several examples relating to other industry and how they solved

Emirati culture at São Paulo Book Fair

Emirati culture at São Paulo Book Fair. The Emirate of Sharjah celebrates the emirate’s selection as Guest of Honour at the 25th edition of São Paulo International Book Fair, which took place from August 3-12, with a rich programme highlighting Sharjah’s increasing influence on the global cultural landscape. Supervised by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), in collaboration with 15 cultural institutions and organisations, Sharjah will organise a series of high profile sessions, seminars and book

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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.