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Canon releases sheetfed inkjet for lower volume requirement

Canon Middle East is extending its Océ VarioPrint i-Series portfolio with the launch of the Océ VarioPrint i200, a 200 page-per-minute (ppm) sheetfed inkjet press for customers with lower volume requirements.
Along with the release of the Océ VarioPrint i200 model, Canon is introducing the option of MICR inks to users of the VarioPrint i-Series. Both i-Series models now also feature new paper feeding options to enable PSPs to run tabs and pre-punched stocks. This added media flexibility is also available to existing VarioPrint i300 users as an upgrade.  The new press is designed to bridge the volume gap between the Canon imagePRESS C10000VP toner press at 100 ppm and the Océ VarioPrint i300 at 300 ppm.  Customers choosing the VarioPrint

Canon revamps its production printer offering

Canon has launched a new series of mono production printers, which it said deliver “substantial productivity gains” over the devices they replace. The VarioPrint 140 series, which comprises the VarioPrint 115, 130 and 140, will begin shipping in July, with pricing starting from around £35,000 for an entry level machine.
Wayne Barlow, Canon head of graphics & communications business group, industrial print solutions, said the 140 series represents the ongoing development of its monochrome

Global print solution provider opens shop

US-based ink and toner retailer and franchisor Cartridge World has opened a shop in Kenya adding to four in East Africa after opening one in Tanzania in 2015. The store, which will be based at Heights Building in Westlands, Nairobi will offer customers a cost-saving alternative to printing, and over full-priced Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) cartridges.
“Cartridge World is looking to expand its footprint and global brand awareness to many emerging regions such as Africa and today we are

Flexofit seminar’s held in Kenya and Tanzania

After the success and the demand following the 2015 and the 2016 events, the Flexofit GmbH from Bad Vilbel, Germany, successfully held their third Flexofit Kenya Seminar in Nairobi on 11th May 2017 as well as the second Flexofit Tanzania Seminar on the 8th May in Dar Es Salaam.
Both seminars sported a comprehensive range of presentations from international suppliers. The broad audience of local industry staff, represented by top management at both locations followed the presentations with keen

Formset buys Muller Martini’s perfect binder

Formset-ABC Printers in Cape Town (South Africa) is the first graphic arts company in Africa to invest in a Muller Martini Vareo perfect binder, enabling it to enter a new market segment – digital book production.
Although Formset-ABC Printer is already active in digital printing, it chiefly produces large-size posters. The 60-year-old company with a long tradition, which employs some 1,000 people, is now planning to enter digital inkjet book production. “We’re chiefly planning to produce books