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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 unveils enhanced new SureColor SC-F2100 DTG printer

Epson has announced a new direct-to-garment printer, capable of making high-quality full colour prints on a range of items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts and tote bags. The SureColor SC-F2100 will replace the existing SC-F2000 model, and offers a host of enhancements and new features including improved speed and reliability, lower targeted TCO and the ability to create your own print designs using Epson’s Garment Creator software.
The SC-F2100 is aimed at small to medium businesses

Xerox and CCS launch ‘The Future of Work’ series

Xerox and CCS have propelled ‘The Future of Work’ series in an occasion in Dubai, which was held at Grand Excelsior Hotel in Dubai. The Dubai event featured the significance of digital transformation.
“Our goal is to help our partners in the Middle East region to stay competitive and gain long-term relationships with their customers. Such tools as Xerox personalized application builder will help our channels to provide our clients with individual approach and generate recurring revenue”, said

MENA digital media is expected to grow more in the coming years

Majid Al Suwaidi, MD of Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and Dubai Production City has stated that the new media market is expected to grow from US$1.7 billion to US$3.6 billion in the MENA region. His comments came as part of a speech made on the opening day of the 13th edition of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) Middle East Conference, organised in association with Dubai Production City (DPC) which was  held on 28th February and 1st March at The Westin

Sharjah Research and Technology Innovation Park explores 3D printing

Sharjah Research and Technology Innovation Park and Finland's Oulu University of Applied Sciences partner to explore potential of 3D printing across the Middle East's thriving construction segment. The programme's agenda began at American University of Sharjah, which focused on intensive discussions regarding the latest developments in the field of 3D printing and robotics in construction. The programme is part of the cooperation agreement signed between the American University of Sharjah

Canon ME has committed to develop Smart Education as a key pillar of Smart Dubai

Canon ME has committed to develop Smart Education as a key pillar of Smart Dubai. Under its ‘Education For Life’ campaign, Canon Middle East is spotlighting its suite of solutions that address challenges brought about by the changing needs of key education sector stakeholders – students, teachers, and administration. Canon ME showcases its commitment towards enabling the digital transformation of the education experience in the UAE and the wider region with a series of events, kicking-off in

Toshiba Tec and Arabian Business Machine Co. unveils e-STUDIO 3508LP series

Toshiba Tec and Arabian Business Machine Co. (Olayan) have announced the launch of the e-STUDIO 3508LP series – world’s first series of monochrome multifunction systems with Toshiba’s unique hybrid print technology. KSA was chosen as the first country to launch this product within the GCC Countries. “With the increase of environmental awareness, we truly believe that today businesses have to operate efficiently, economically and ecologically if they want to be successful,” said Pradeep Kumar

Zaabeel Advertising invests in Teckwin from Heliozid Océ

Zaabeel Advertising, Dubai has invested in Teckwin UV roll to roll printer TS 5000HF from Heliozid Océ.
Talking about their investment, George Tadros, managing partner from Zaabeel Advertising, commented: “The printer was purchased in January from the SGI Exhibition 2018 and the installation was made shortly after the exhibition. At Zaabeel Advertising,  we have specific requirements in terms of print quality, print speed, and printers’ reliability. We tested and evaluated several 5M outdoor

HP’s new ACF programme

In collaboration with HP’s Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud (ACF) Programme, authorities in the Emirate of Dubai have identified and confiscated fraudulent products. Jointly they have closed down two internationally active manufacturers and wholesalers of fake print supplies.
Between December 2017 and February 2018, the officials raided numerous premises across the region, including outlet stores, clandestine workshops, and hidden warehouses. In total, the authorities confiscated 35,400 illicit

OKI Europe adds wireless availability to advanced A4 colour printers

OKI Europe Ltd has added wireless connectivity to two of its High Definition Colour, A4 printers – the C332dn and MC363dn.
The compact new C332dnw and MC363dnw come with wireless connectivity as standard, making high quality in-house printing of a huge range of materials, from A6 to 1.3m banners, even simpler and faster. Easy to set up, the new wireless printing capability is a further enhancement on the already advanced connectivity of these innovative LED devices, which are helping small

HP showcases solutions and applications at INDEX 2018 show

HP Inc. participated for the 4th consecutive year at INDEX Exhibition – Dubai.  HP showcased technology that revolutionised the interior design industry by offering a new and simplified process of design delivery.
Partnering with local and international designers, HP demonstrated various design applications printed with their unique HP latex technology.
Mark Ward, regional business manager – HP Middle East and Saudi Arabia stated: “We are not actually trying to promote our printers or

Idealsun Group installs printers from Dynagraph

Sharjah based Ideal Graphics, part of Idealsun Group invested in Canon C10000VP, Vivid Matrix 370P, and Mamo perfect binding from Dynagraph.
Talking about the machine, Sunil C Thomas, MD, Idealsun Group, said, “Markets are in the process of transition from print-first to digital-first and hence, the future of paper and print will be determined by how printing organisations reinvent themselves in the digital-first universe. As the ‘best in class’ the imagePRESS C10000VP colour digital press is a

Al Mawrid goes once more with Heidelberg printing technology

Al Mawrid Printing & Advertising, a unit of the Thomsun Group has ordered a second Heidelberg ICS multi-process web-fed press to take care of developing business sector demand for highly finished packaging. It is also to be noted that In 2012, Al Mawrid ordered its first Heidelberg in-line flexo press. The combination of a Heidelberg ICS, with a printing width of 670mm, and an in-line die-cutting machine, Heidelberg FCL, was mainly meant for the production of cigarette packaging. After the

Canon ventures in e-commerce platform

Canon Middle East has announced the launch of its new e-Commerce platform in the region – www.uaestore.canon-me.com– bringing Canon products and merchandise closer to consumers. The online store will carry over 450 products ranging from cameras, printers, office equipment and lenses, as well as official Canon merchandise: apparel, household equipment, travel accessories, and more.
Anurag Agarwal, managing director, Canon Middle East, said: “The launch of our new e-store is a major step that will

Roger Nicodeme to get additional responsibility in Heidelberg Gulf region

Heidelberg Gulf Est. recently reported that Mazen El Tibi is leaving Heidelberg Gulf Est., and he will have another part with Heidelberg Druckmaschinen in Germany. Roger Nicodeme will be accountable for all Heidelberg Gulf region effective from 1st April 2018. Roger has over 17 years of involvement with Heidelberg and having over 28 years of printing industry involvement in the Gulf region. Zeid Al-Jehni, GM of Heidelberg ME FZCO, remarked, "I accept this open door to express gratitude toward

Paperworld Middle East highlights regional openings

Paperworld Middle East 2018 concluded its three-day run in Dubai with thousands of trade buyers stopping by the region’s trade fair for the paper, stationery, and office supplies industries.
The 8th edition of the annual exhibition welcomed 7,004 visitors from more than 90 countries at the Dubai World Trade Centre, while 303 exhibitors from 42 countries presented their latest wares in a regional market hungry for new ideas and business solutions.
New features at Paperworld included the Corporate

Liberty's digital division expands with Xerox

Liberty Printing Press (LPP) new digital division multiplies their opportunities with the Xerox Versant 180 Press. The new division called 'Print Shop' is located in Ajman which is a fully fledged, standalone operational unit, and a proud part of LPP. Liberty Printing Press is one of the leading print solution companies in the Middle East integrating a design studio, offset printing press, screen printing unit and a full-fledged packaging and production house.
Sharing their reasons for opting

Mepco Gulf with its partner Mondi hosts event

Mepco Gulf with its Austrian partner Mondi – Vienna hosted a special conference at the Shangri La Hotel on the 28th of February to introduce the rebranding of Color Copy and IQ and the design paper PERGRAPHICA.
Fadi J Baaklini from MEPCO Gulf, commented, “The vast majority of our shows and conferences are geared towards the value added products. Being innovative company we generally wanted to provide solutions to the customers by thinking outside the box. We have new products apart from the

Xerox's new ink series

Xerox’s AltaLink  devices are the first multifunction printers to be certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) under new testing standards for  security protection profile for hardcopy devices. This new protection profile is based on the security requirements specified by United States and Japanese government agencies. NIAP is the U.S. government organization that ensures compliance with the global Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation.
The

Zabeel Printing Press expands with more investments

Zabeel Printing Press LLC, Dubai, invests in more than 10 machines to round off their investment plan.
Talking about the expansion, The Group’s general manager, Seddick Malek, commented, “The main focus of the investment plan was to achieve a streamlined production flow with an emphasis on reducing waste and maintaining quality without compromise. Automation and technology are the main catalysts for achieving the goal, the range of new installations includes: Heidleberg SM102 5 colour with

Konica Minolta hosted annual ME distributors Conference

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East, honoured its partners from the Middle East region for their performance in 2017 across several categories during the annual Middle East Distributor Conference 2018 that was recently held in Dubai. The event welcomed more than eleven distributors from across the Middle East. Led by senior executives and experts from Konica Minolta, this premier event featured informative sessions, customer case studies, success stories, future roadmap, updates, and

Epson offered a new urban hangout for Dubai’s sports and gaming enthusiasts

Epson offered a new urban hangout for Dubai’s sports and gaming enthusiasts for playing games and watching sports on big screen in high-definition with Epson’s EH-TW5600 home cinema projector, displayed in containers at the popular hotspots, CityWalk 2 and The Beach at JBR.  The pop-up containers were open every weekend in February, alternating between the two locations. Jason Whiley, Director of Sales, Epson Middle East, said, “We want people to experience the latest innovation and

OKI Europe appoints Abdallah Obeidat as a new sales director

OKI Europe appoints Abdallah Obeidat as a new sales director for the Middle East and Turkey. Abdallah has been a valued member since his early days at OKI Middle East, he has experience and knowledge in the Printing industry, during the past 10 years. “We are thrilled to have Abdallah part of our team,” said Mathias Militzer, vice president (META). “Obeidat will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the sales departments within the business and will contribute to the overall growth

HP expands its Sprocket line-up in EMEA with the Sprocket Plus

. he newest pocket photo printer produces prints 30% larger than the original Sprocket. Creating 2.3” x 3.4” (5.8 cm x 8.6 cm) photos, the Sprocket Plus enables photo lovers to print images instantly, direct from a smartphone. Stephane Rogier, head of Print Business unit, HP Inc, said “Our love of photographs has never been so strong. Whether we’re documenting holidays, birthdays or fun times with friends, there is no better way to relive special moments than with a printed photograph. We live

3D printed villa to be unveiled

Dubai will see its first 3D-printed villa in two months, Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of the Dubai Municipality, told the Emarat Al Youm daily. The technology would be used to build villas in a government housing programme.
“3D printing is a disruptive technology, one that promises to upend the entire real estate industry. Currently, the process is still more expensive than conventional building methods; moreover it is in its embryonic stages, being able to accommodate only

Xerox powers Print Outs Business Bay branch

Print Outs, Dubai opened their new branch in Business Bay which is powered by Xerox. This is the first company in United Arab Emirates to be powered by Xerox. Xerox team headed by Chris Govier along with Neil Dias and his mother inaugurated the new branch. Industry persons and media persons attended the inauguration.
The office is equipped with multiple machines from brands like Xerox, Afra, Graphtec and few more. Some of the machines are Xerox Versant 180 Press, Xerox Colour 1000, Epson

Giffin hosted an open house event on the same stretch of SGI

Giffin Graphics hosted an open house event during the same week of SGI Dubai and launched d.gen’s Papyrus 740K and Teleios Hexa direct textile printing. Apart from this, they have showcased Ricoh’s 3000i & 6000i tshirt printing machines, Shocklines products, Monti Antonio’s products, and many more. The event was hosted for Middle East, GCC and local customers.
Talking about their products, Bruno Ruggiero from d.gen, Inc., said, “The d.gen Teleios Hexa is a six colour mid volume large format

Global printing summit in Dubai

The inaugural Gulf Print & Pack Summit, an event for senior level print industry professionals, will be held at Roda Al Bustan Hotel on March 4-5, 2018 in Dubai.
“The Middle East region is one of the most strategically important markets for Xerox and this thought leadership event provides a first-class platform for demonstrating our commitment to the GC industry and for strengthening the corporation’s customer and partner relationships within it,” said Chris Lynch, head of production

Protection for MFP’s: Xerox

Xerox’s AltaLink  devices are the first multifunction printers to be certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) under new testing standards for  security protection profile for hardcopy devices. This new protection profile is based on the security requirements specified by United States and Japanese government agencies. NIAP is the U.S. government organization that ensures compliance with the global Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation.
The

Mimaki joins Signtrade at their celebration

Mimaki joined Signtrade International, its distributor in the United Arab Emirates to celebrate Signtrade’s 30th anniversary. The celebration coincided with the Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI) 2018 show.
At the ceremony, the companies also celebrated their strategic partnership of more than 25 years. Taking place at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, the 30th anniversary celebration event saw attendance from both Mimaki Europe and Mimaki Engineering, with Akira Ikeda, the executive chairman

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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.