QuadTech has appointed Odak Kimya as its new sales agent and ColorTrack software dealer for Turkey and the Turkish Republics. Founded in 1998, Odak will be introducing the newly-launched ColorTrack with InkControl, a colour management software for flexo and gravure packaging applications to the Turkish region.
Ayla Çuhadaroglu, general manager, Odak said: “At Odak, we partner with manufacturers who are global leaders in their product range, to provide best-in-class solutions across the
Kodak has announced enhancements to its automated thermal CTP portfolio for newspaper printing at the Wan Ifra World Publishing Expo in Vienna.
Kodak has introduced a 16% laser power improvement for both the Generation News and the Trendsetter News Platesetters, meaning newspaper printers can image more plates in a shorter time.
Due to the additional laser power, the throughput of the Generation News Platesetter Z-speed version has increased from 258 to 277 Sonora News processfFree plates per
Cisco Middle East has announced the appointment of Ziad Salameh as managing director of its West Region. In his new position, Ziad is responsible for leading Cisco’s business and operations in Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, the Levant and Iraq to capitalize on the opportunities created by digitization.
At Cisco, we are playing a leading role in helping countries, industries and businesses develop and implement digital roadmaps and transformations that deliver tangible outcomes. This is a time of great
Industrial Inkjet Ltd’s made expansion into Africa with Konica Minolta’s printheads helping to develop new business opportunities.
Additional major new African clients are set to sign with the company, known as IIJ, which announced its entrance into Africa in April last year. The company supplies inkjet solutions into a range of applications, such as labels, packaging, document and security printing.
IIJ, which has worldwide operations, is also the official sales and technical support centre
Honeywell has launched its new PM42 mid-range industrial label printer, aimed to help Middle Eastern businesses address evolving operational needs for information technology, networking and automation.
According to the company, with its intuitive user interface, the PM42 printer is easy to use and convenient to maintain, which saves time and reduces costs. The printer features enhanced processing capability and flexible open operating architecture to easily integrate into most IT
The 18th International Adver-tising Industry and Digital Printing Technologies Trade Fair - SIGN Istanbul 2016, will open its doors on September 29th 2016 hosting some 450 companies from 32 countries. In excess of 21,500 professional visitors will take this opportunity to view and compare a comprehensive range of innovations for the advertising and digital printing industries during four hectic days of business activity.
As last year, SIGN İstanbul will host this 3D printing technologies show
Universal Graphic Trading, Dubai partners with TKM Group, Germany to sell their Anti Glue Knife for Paper Guillotines across GCC. The product was recently launched in Drupa.
Talking about the product, V Seshadri, BDM from Universal Graphic Trading, commented, “The product was lauched in the Drupa which has received overwhelming response over there. After seeing the response, we decided to sell this product in the GCC region. Here, there are many cutting products are available but there is no
Scientists at Qatar University are testing 3D-printed models of football stadiums that Qatar is building for the 2022 World Cup to see if they can endure the state’s desert climate.
Qatar has sought to allay concerns about its summer heat and moved the competition to the cooler month of November. It also announced details of five stadiums with built-in air conditioning. But Qatar still experiences sand and dust storms in winter months.
It also wants the stadiums to be used all year
Sun Chemical has opened a $30 million production centre in Turkey to cater to increased demand from Turkey and the Middle East for solvent-based flexible packaging products.
The 50,000sqm site emp-loys over 90 staff and is dedicated to the production of solvent-based inks serving both local and international customers. The multi-million dollar investment provides a brand new state of the art production facility, which is fully automated with the latest equipment and technology.
Nairobi, Kenya based Nation Media Group has enhanced its capacity significantly with its new investment in the super fast web offset COLORMAN e:line from Manroland.
On March 17, 2016, an event was organised to celebrate the installation of the new Colorman e:line on the Nation Media printing grounds in the presence of The Aga Khan, high-ranking individuals from politics, including Dr. Alfred Mutua, governor of Machakos County, and Nation Media Group CEO Joe Muganda as well as the chairman
Konica Minolta has announced that they are satisfied with their performance in GCC in 2015, having established a market share of 14.3%.
Kazuo Kobayashi, managing director of Konica Minolta said, “We are delighted to report that in addition to robust numbers in KSA, our Kuwait business maintains number one position with 25.9% in 2015, retaining its market leadership position for the second year running. Our long-term commitment to clients and partners is one of the main reasons for this
HP has unveiled an entry-level Scitex industrial flatbed and a new inkset at Fespa Digital targeted at mid-level sign and display printers or established outdoor printers looking to move into point-of-sale. The new Scitex 9000 Industrial Press essentially uses the same chassis, HDR 300 printheads, bed size and High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology as the Scitex 11000, but with less automation and a significantly lower price point.
Prices start at around $738,725 for the 9000 compared with
Ahead of its participation in the most awaited exhibition in 2016 - Drupa, HP’s Gido van Praag, vice president & general manager Graphics Solutions Business Printing and Personal Systems Group Europe, Middle East and Africa made a familiarization trip to the Middle East region.
In an exclusive interview with PrintWeek MEA, van Praag explained: “The biggest growth opportunities are expected from Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, while for the HP’s graphics business Turkey and
Mimaki looks set to acquire Italian textile machine manufacturer La Meccanica Costruzione Tessili in a move that would expand its position in the textiles printing market.
The acquisition was first mooted in July 2015, when an Italian sales agent introduced Mimaki to La Meccanica, a manufacturer of conventional and digital textile printing machines.
La Meccanica, which is located in Bergamo, Italy, was established in 1977. It has 32 staff and a turnover of $6.65m.
Bergamo is also the home
Canon Middle East hosted a round table event for a discussion on the scope an d potential of large format printing in the Middle East region.
Sharing insight at the event were Wouter Kingma - independent photographer, Canon LFP brand ambassador; Shadi Bakhour, general manager for Canon Emirates; Ayman Ali, marketing manager and Yasser El Farra, managing director, Tenaui Middle East Trading.
Initiating the discussion, Bakhour said: “Customers are knowledgable and aware of what exactly
Arab Health Exhibition & Congress taking place from the 25-28 January 2016 in Dubai, UAE will discuss the impact 3D printing has on patient’s lives.
The global 3D printing market, which was worth US$2,183mn in 2012 and is set to reach US$8.6mn by 2020, is becoming an increasingly popular method of treating patients among doctors.
“3D printing will change patients’ lives and facilitate previously seemingly challenging surgeries; the ability to provide custom design, patient specific
Mimaki has announced the launch of two new fluorescent inks for its TS300P-1800 inkjet textile printers. The inks, which will be commercially available from the first week of December, will be demonstrated at ITMA, the textile and garment machinery exhibition, which will take place in Milan from 12th to 19th November.
Mimaki said the new neon fluorescent inks, which are available in yellow and pink, are suitable for fashion, sportswear, swimwear and shoes and are specially developed for use
The Xerox Color 1000i Press with Gold/Silver metallic inks was unveiled during an event that was held at The Address Downtown, Dubai on October 11 2015 by Xerox Emirates. Apart from this, they organized another event at Abu Dhabi on October 13, 2015 for the Abu Dhabi visitors.
Speaking about the event, Pankaj Kalra, marketing manager for Xerox, commented, “The Dubai event is all about the Color 1000i Press with gold and silver metallic inks. With increased automation, the device keeps print
Konica Minolta has introduced its bizhub PRESS C71hc into the Middle East region.
“The colour production printing market is steadily growing and there can be no doubt that RGB data and the high-chroma technology will continue to increase in importance in the future. In this context, Konica Minolta is proud to introduce the 3rd generation of high-chroma products with the new bizhub PRESS C71hc” – explains Nayyar Ansari, business development manager production printing. “Today’s communication
MakerBot has participated in the 3D Print UAE exhibition through their partner Jacky’s. Recently, Stratasys acquired MakerBot after longsighting their technological growth.
Valentin Storz, direct & channel sales, MakerBot EMEA commented, “We have showcased three of our main products like ‘mini’ which is a perfect match for the home purpose, ‘replicator’ is a medium size 3D printer and ‘Z18’ is the biggest of all. So far, we have sold over 80,000 MakerBot printers and more than 25,000 in
Bahrain based Dar Akhbar Al Khaleej Printing and Publishing House has invested in a thermal CTP from Agfa - the Avalon N8-60XT. The printer was purchased from Giffin Graphics.
Explaining the rationale of this investment, Samuel Paul, manager - operations, said: “We rely on the quality, efficiencies and reliability of Agfa as well as Giffin Graphics for support. This addition which is the third CTP in our facility, will help expand print capabilities and production efficiencies even further
Zeej Print has invested in Mimaki Flatbed 3042HG Printer for their new Dubai branch which is located in Business Bay where the investment came around $70,000.
Speaking about their investment, Ahmed Siddiqui, production manager from Zeej Printing, commented, “Quality is always our main concern and through this investment we would like to offer high quality gift items to our clients in UAE. We were using the same Mimaki machine in our Saudi branches and after using it for a while we found it
Jacky’s the authorised partner of Artec 3D for the GCC region unveiled the world’s first high-speed full-body 3D scanner for 3D portraits for the first time in Dubai. Shapify Booth was at Dubai Entertainment Amusement & Leisure Show (DEAL) 2015 from the 14th to the 16th of April, and enabled customers to experience 3D technologies firsthand in a way that was easy, fun and affordable.
Artec Shapify Booth includes 4 wide view high resolution 3D scanners which rotate around the customer
The Abu Dhabi Commercial Signage Regulations, which govern commercial signs on buildings have launched a new interactive tool, which it says will make it even simpler for business owners and signage manufacturers to adhere to guidelines designed to enhance the appearance of building fronts and minimise ‘visual clutter’.
Over 70,000 businesses have applied the regulations since their launch in 2011 and 8,500 new businesses were required to apply the regulations.
Abdulla Al Sahi, executive
Expo Centre Sharjah (ECS) is once again joining hands with the apex body of printing, packaging and allied industries in India to organise the second edition of the Print Pack Arabia trade show. The launch edition of Print Pack Arabia in 2014 was also jointly held by Expo Centre Sharjah and the Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) had close to 100 exhibitors and attracted more than 5000 visitors from 77 countries.
“The upcoming edition will take
Duplo International, UK awarded the Dubai based Emirates Trans Graphics (ETG - their exclusive dealer in the Middle East, Gulf and Saudi Arabia for digital print finish products) as the best “New Distributor – 2014” for achieving ‘outstanding’ sales within their designated areas in UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia.
G. Jayaprakash, general manager - sales & marketing, ETG commented: “We were agents for Duplo only for Saudi Arabia earlier since two and half years. And
Konica Minolta will sell its digital colour production printers, the bizhub PRESS C1100 and C1085 in Saudi Arabia through its distributors, Al Hoshan.
The bizhub PRESS C1100 and C1085 feature finishing options such as booklet production, perfect binding, auto ring binding and high stacking capabilities of up to 10,000 sheets which facilitates one-step printing and finishing without manual intervention.
“Performance – that’s the key boosting print supply businesses. With the bizhub PRESS
Global Brands Magazine hosted an awards night at The Address Downtown Dubai, overseeing the iconic Burj Khalifa.
This year in excess of 5000 companies from 130 countries were evaluated as part of the judging process and at the end of the year more than 28 companies were announced across different regions.
The awards were presented by Alex Bleiberg who is the founder and CEO - GCC Business Council.
Nagendra Dwivedi, CEO of Global Brands Magazine awards stated, “This year the awards were
Mercongraphic FZC, based in Sharjah, has linked up with Focus Label Machinery Ltd. from United Kingdom to provide complete flexo printing, packaging, and textile solutions. With this collaboration, Mercongraphic has become the distributor for Focus Label Machinery across the Middle-East and Africa.
Focus Label Machinery Ltd. is a UK based company having over 30 years of experience in manufacturing equipment for the narrow web label & packaging print industry. Focus covers a range of
One of the oldest printers in Bahrain, Awal Press has invested in the digital press from Kodak - the NeXpress SX3300.
“We decided to go for the Kodak NeXpress SX3300 digital production colour press due to its impressive colour quality”, said Khalid Juman, managing director at Awal Press.
“After testing, we decided on this press because we noticed that the colour and imaging quality that it produced far outweighed that of the others we tried. Since installing the new system we haven’t been