HP and UAE authorities seize over 450,000 illicit items

HP and United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities conducted a number of highly successful operations throughout 2018, to disrupt the trade of counterfeit HP branded cartridges across both the UAE and internationally.

From July through to December 2018, UAE officials raided a number of clandestine workshops and private residences in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where significant volumes of illicit, HP-branded products were concealed. As a result, these anti-counterfeiting successes have resulted in over 450,000 illicit items seized, and the criminal rings – who were both assembling and distributing the goods – seriously disrupted. 

Counterfeiting is a crime. For users, such illegal imitations can cause a multitude of problems that can

Ardagh Group introduces new Can for luxury Iced Coffee product

Gaya Gold Coffee, a UAE-based luxury coffee brand, is currently in the news for unveiling an eye-catching metal can packaging for iced coffee. Reportedly, the exquisitely-designed coffee packaging, is manufactured at Ardagh Group’s plant in Deventer, Netherlands, and has already taken over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) market. Reports claim that it is likely to be introduced in other Middle Eastern markets soon.

According to sources familiar with the development, the unique can was developed

Toil & Tinker takes GCC’s first six-colour Xerox Iridesse

Toil & Tinker, Dubai has installed the first six-colour Xerox Iridesse Production Press in GCC. Iridesse is equipped with six toner stations and can print metallic gold or silver dry ink, CMYK and white or clear dry ink in a single pass.

Speaking about the reason for choosing the Iridesse, Paul Green from Toil & Tinker, said, “We started Toil & Tinker four and half years ago. We opened a tiny shop in Dubai Garden Centre with one small printer and 3 employees. I was working in

Digital signages embedded with artificial intelligence will command a larger market share

Digital signages, LED and other related industries can increase their market share by adopting an artificial intelligence framework.  This is a work in progress, however, International Expo Consults (IEC) believes that the players with the AI vision will have the first mover advantage and the impact can be witnessed in a span of 2-3 years.

According to the IEC, the organisers of ‘SGI Dubai 2019’, Middle East’s largest sign and graphic imaging show, some of the exhibitors have already started

Agfa ME to focus on JETi-Mira LED

Agfa ME to focus more on Middle East and Africa with their JETi-Mira LM, a UV LED curing flat bed printer.
 Speaking about the JETi-MIRA, Som John, GM of Agfa ME, said, “JETi-Mira LM, is an award winning & versatile UV LED curing flat bed printer. It can virtually print anything and even on all rigid substrates with strong adhesion of inks and wide colour gamut. In addition, it can print on flexible substrates with the usage of RTR option. The product is targeted towards digital wide format


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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. 

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