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Brett Martin, manufacturers of rigid plastic print media, will be presenting the latest addition to its Foamalux Foam PVC range alongside its  transparent sheet ranges at FESPA 2019 (stand B5-G60, 14th - 17th May 2019).  “FESPA provides the perfect platform for Brett Martin to display its world renowned plastics sheets to decision makers in the print and display industry,” says Duncan Smith, sales director at Brett Martin. “Ours is a highly creative industry, and the role we play in producing substrates and media to facilitate that creativity is something we take incredibly seriously and we are immensely proud of our track record. This year, we’re excited to be exhibiting a brand new product from our already successful Foamalux range

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Flint Group has invested about €2 million in the 400 square meter facility in Shanghai. The Technology Center features a complete solution of nyloflex, nyloprint and ThermoFlexX plate processing equipment as well as facilities for training, education, and in-depth evaluation.  Roy Schoettle, VP Flexographic Asia Pacific, emphasizes: “Asia has the confluence of large and fast-growing markets. As it is Flint Group’s ambition to become the innovation leader in flexographic plates and sleeves

World’s first cartridge-free laser printer by HP launched in the UAE

HP on Tuesday, 10 September launched the world’s first cartridge-free printer – the HP Neverstop Laser, in the UAE.

Designed specifically for small and medium business (SMB) owners, the launch event hosted around 200 entrepreneurs and business owners gather at The Atlantis. Present at the event were Peter Oganesean, managing director of HP UAE and East Africa and Tony Bssat, category head of printing business unit of HP Middle East, KSA and East Africa. Another notable attendee was

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

Epson to launch two signage printers: SureColor S60600L and S80600L

Introduced during Fespa this year, the 64-inch SureColor S60600 features Epson UltraChrome GS3 four-colour solvent ink. The sign printer is capable of producing sellable quality banner at 550ft2 per hour, while also producing adhesive vinyl output up to 310ft2 per hour. The 64-inch SureColor S80600, a photographic sign printer, features Epson UltraChrome GS3 non-colour solvent ink – including an all-new red solvent along with the option for white or metallic silver inks.

Shihab Zubair

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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.