Gulf Print & Pack Advisory Board discussed on various issues

The Gulf Print & Pack Advisory Board inaugural meeting held at the Roda Al Bustan Hotel, Dubai. Currently, the board is comprised with around 20 members from the industry.
The meeting was attended by Mike Hodge from GPP/Tarsus, James Samuel from GPP/Tarsus, Shyam Babu from Nilpeter, Nour Labidi from Bobst, Pratik Sardesai from Kodak, Rahul Dasgupta from Giffin Graphics, Bazil Cassim  from GPP/ Tarsus, Mammen Thomas and Venkat Raghavan from Printweek, and Anil Nath from ME Printer.
The members of the panel discussed on ‘How GPP Summit can improve and help clients’ businesses to grow and to educate them on how to increase productivity and save through the GPP Summit.'
During the meeting the board members proposed some suggestions like

HP participated first time at The Hotel Show after Index show

HP participated at The Hotel Show by showcasing new technologies that are empowering hotel designers and manufacturers to re-imagine new possibilities with printed decorations.
Ernest Azzam, regional business manager, large format printing, Middle East Mediterranean & Africa, commented, “This is the first time we are participating in the hotel show. We wanted to show that what we could do with LaTeX technology to the interior designers, owners of facility providers, and much more

Konica Minolta introduces AccurioPress series of printers

Konica Minolta has announced the launch of its AccurioPress C6100 Series of colour production printers, suitable for graphic communication providers, CRDs and Print for Pay operations.  The AccurioPress C6100 Series is now available in the 85 ppm C6085 and the 100 ppm C6100.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East confirmed that the AccurioPress C6100 series will be available from November 2017 through
Nayyar Ansari, business development manager, responsible for Production Printing in the

Epson opens their interactive centre in the region at DAFZA

Epson Middle East has opened its new regional headquarters at Dubai Airport Freezone. The new facility is having 600 sq.metre and was officially opened by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, director general of DAFZA. Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East. The event was also attended by Media persons and guests.
All the visitors were given an exclusive tour of their new facility and Epson’s first interactive Experience Centre in the region.
Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle

Flex Films Dubai unveils products

Flex Films and Uflex Limited has engineered low opacity, good gloss white, anti-static twist wrap polyester film FLEXPETTM F-WTG-AS.
Talking about this new film, Anantshree Chaturvedi, VC and CEO Flex Films Intern’l said, “Convertors catering to candy/confectionery brands had been asking for a white glossy substrate with low opacity for imparting superior aesthetics to their packaging!”
Speaking about the newly launched substrate, Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman & MD of Uflex Limited said, “With


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  • Exhibtion

    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.