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Sharjah Book Authority strengthens ties with international publishers

The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) is furthering its mission to promote Sharjah's and the UAE's cultural project at the world's leading event of its kind – the Frankfurt International Book Fair, whose 70th edition is currently underway with participation of 7,000 exhibitors from 105 countries.

Through its participation in international book events, SBA aims to share the UAE's and the Arab world's literary and cultural contributions and advances with the world. The authority also represents its

Jumbo Group launches Jumbo 3D Manufacturing LLC and 3D Application Development Center

Jumbo Group, one of the leading diversified business in the UAE, has announced a detailed 3D manufacturing strategy with the launch of its latest company Jumbo 3D Manufacturing LLC on 10th October. The Group also inaugurated a 3D application development center in the Middle East at an event attended by Saeed Al Gergawi, Director of Dubai Future Academy at is newly launched facility in Jebel Ali Industrial Area.

The project was originally inspired by HH Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Epson to showcase its business solutions at GITEX Technology

Epson will showcase its range of core products, technologies and solutions for corporate, education, retail and banking sectors, among others, at GITEX Technology Week, 2018.  In addition, the company will run on-stand demonstrations to highlight the benefits of business inkjet printing over laser technology.

Epson will showcase its new WorkForce Pro WF-C8690DWF printer, a highly reliable A3 business inkjet for small to medium workgroups.  Displays on-stand will also demonstrate the reduced

Canon to present innovative solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2018

At GITEX Technology Week 2018, Canon Middle East is showcasing its range of innovative solutions and applications to help businesses unlock higher productivity in an evolving workplace. Within the stand’s three experience zones, Canon will highlight how technologies in printing, automation, and mobile and cloud can significantly enhance a customer’s route to digital success.

The shift in working practices, fueled by the advances in technology, presents opportunities for long-term cost saving

Xerox Emirates introduces the Iridesse Digital Press in Dubai

With the print industry undergoing rapid changes, print service providers are on the lookout for the latest game changing technology and solutions to grow their business. On September 19, 2018 Xerox Emirates launched the Xerox Iridesse Digital Production Press, a high speed, six-colour print engine in the UAE.
The one day event held at the Salsali Private Museum at Al Serkal Avenue, the region’s foremost art hub was attended by over 150 customers & partners from across the UAE. Set up in an

Star Sprints invests in Mimaki from Signtrade

Star Sprints Advertising LLC, Dubai has invested in Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII from Signtrade. The UJF-6042MkII is the successor model to the UJF-6042.
Talking about the reason for selecting the machine, Sridhar Adhikesavan from Star Sprints Advertising LLC, commented, “I was looking for a product, for the past 6 months, which could do wonders in gift industry and after noticing Mimaki’s ability I went ahead with it. Also, I wanted to go for a brand that could offer better quality and benefit the

Al Rawi café unveils a new braille printed menu

Al Rawi café at Al Majaz Waterfront in Sharjah, recently launched a braille food menu, in collaboration with the Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment, and the Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired. It is the first eatery in Sharjah to have a menu available that accommodated the needs of people who are blind or have a vision impairment. During the launch ceremony of the braille menu, a panel discussion was held and included Adel Al Zumar, director of Emirates Association of the

Gulfood Manufacturing expected to attract visitors

The fifth edition of Gulfood Manufacturing, one of the Middle East’s largest food and beverage processing forum which runs at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) this November, promises to be the Gulfood spin-off’s most well-rounded and forward-looking exhibition and conference to date, offering a 360-degree solutions platform for a regional industry buoyed by strong consumer demand in an increasingly competitive marketplace. “The breadth of food production technology is so wide that the industry

UAE’s textile printing industry to grow in future

Textile printing industry has come of age and is rapidly growing across the globe and the Middle East region. UAE houses thousands of retail destinations, including several high end furniture brands and these numbers are on the rise. According to Smithers Pira, the UK based market intelligence, testing and consulting firm, this industry is slated to grow to $2.66 billion by 2021.                                                                                      
The key objective of

Konica Minolta’s new milestone

Konica Minolta has announced an important milestone in its label business: the sale of the 250th unit of its AccurioLabel 190 full-digital toner press. The Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 190 was designed to target small to mid-size label converters by offering affordable entry to digital printing. It manages and delivers an increasing number of small to medium print jobs in ever-shorter processing times.
Not even one year ago, at Labelexpo in Brussels, Konica Minolta announced a 100th customer

HP showcases new possibilities with printed decorations in UAE

HP showcased new technologies that are empowering hotel designers and manufacturers to reimagine new possibilities with printed decorations. At The Hotel Show in Dubai, HP’s stand featured a unique hotel lobby, a restaurant and part of a hotel room, showing visitors, a glimpse of how interior decorations would look if printed with HP’s complete solution. Interior designer, Robin Sprong also showcased some of his interior design collaborations with HP.
Talking about the event, Ernest Azzam

Epson launches ITS 5-colour ink system with enhanced features

Epson’s portfolio of cartridge-free printers has been extended with two models which offers a new 5-colour ink system (L7160 and L7180), while ITS’s stylish and functional next generation design is now accessible within the entry home range (L3110/1 and L3150/1 only).
For the first time users looking for a cartridge-free printer suited to both creative and office tasks will find the solution with the new Epson L7160 and L7180 3-in-1 ITS printers. Underpinning these models is a new 5-colour ink

HP collaborates with UAE authorities to successfully disrupt major international crime syndicate

HP and United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities have conducted an operation to halt the trade of counterfeit HP and Samsung branded cartridges across both the UAE and internationally.

In April 2018, UAE officials carried out the major raid of several private residences and farms where significant volumes of HP and Samsung branded, illicit products were discovered, hidden in storage areas. As a result, the authorities seized over 46,000 ready-for-sale counterfeit toner cartridges and the criminal

SGI Dubai to showcase cutting edge digital solutions

SGI Dubai to showcase cutting edge digital signage solution.
According to a report the global digital market size is valued at US$21.140 billion in 2017 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.62% from 2018 to 2023 where it’s supposed to reach total market size of US$34.710 billion. The digital signage market in the Middle East is a very mature digital network. Unlike most industries where technology is being imported from the rest of the world, many digital signage strategies concept, designs and

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation participated in the Beijing

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation participated in the Beijing International Book Fair. Organisation dedicated to global knowledge exchange showcased its pioneering initiatives at China's largest book fair that took place  from August 22-26, 2018. During its participation in the exhibition - the largest book fair in China and one of the most important publishing events in Asia - the Foundation will showcase its pioneering initiatives to build a knowledge society in the UAE and

MPS adoption growing

As the adoption of managed print services (MPS) garners momentum in the Middle East, opportunities are opening up for partners to target the SMB, midmarket and enterprise segments.
The high level of responsiveness among small and medium businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises in the region regarding the benefits of MPS has greatly upped the stakes in the adoption of these services in the Middle East market. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) MPS market is driven by the strong presence of

Canon Central and North Africa partners with Dubai Cares to host a fundraising event

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA), a provider of imaging technologies and services, will be hosting a fundraising event on 28 September 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in partnership with Dubai Cares. The Canon Day of Giving fundraising event will be hosted as a fun and entertaining carnival with the goal of raising AED 250,000 to support two educational programmes, one in Africa and a second in the Middle East.

Roman Troedhandl, managing director, Canon Central and North

Konica Minolta plans to unveil MGI portfolio for Gulf region

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East is setting its sights on leadership in the industrial printing market with the addition of MGI Digital Technology (MGI) products for commercial print, and packaging to Konica Minolta's existing and growing portfolio.
Konica Minolta, with 40.5% stake in MGI aims to utilise skilled R&D power to develop unique products fulfilling customer needs in the digital professional printing market. Konica Minolta will further accelerate its initiatives for

EPA discusses linguistic challenges in translation & knowledge protection in the digital era

The Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) has delivered a panel discussion themed ‘Preserving Culture in The Era of Mass Translation and E-Publishing’ at the 25th edition of São Paulo International Book Fair. 

Speakers Tamer Saeed, managing director of Kalimat Group; Dr Alyazia Khalifa, founder of Al Fulk Translation and Publishing; and Iman Ben Chaibah, founder of Sail Publishing, highlighted the key role of translation in the exchange of cultures with a focus on the challenges Arabic

Immensa Technology and CCC uses large format 3D printing

UAE-based 3D printing company Immensa Technology Labs has released the result of a joint effort with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) to recover a series of concrete casting techniques with the aid of large-format 3D printing.

In what the two companies claim is a world-first, a ‘Sensorial Adaptive Concrete Screen’ was developed with NOWlab, the innovation department of Berlin-based BigRep. The screen showcases techniques that once belonged to skilled craftsman but have had life breathed

Epson high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers exceed global sales

Seiko Epson Corporation announces that their cumulative global sales of Epson’s high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers have reached 30 million units.
Epson first launched high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers in October 2010 in Indonesia. The company had by the end of FY2017 (ended March 2018) introduced the printers in about 150 countries and regions, with growth in emerging economies causing the proportion of high-capacity ink tank products in the overall inkjet printer market to grow

Dubai Economy Business Protection seminar, Dubai

Dubai Economy Business Protection seminar for print and publishing businesses was hosted in Dubai on 3rd July. The event was supported by PrintWeek MEA and attended by industry experts. The event started with the welcome address by Ahmed Naji, manager, Business Protection Section, Dubai Economy. The welcome remarks was given for the Print and Publishing businesses. He spoke about various issues pertaining to  the industry. He gave several examples relating to other industry and how they solved

Canon hosts partner event

Canon Middle East hosted the Service Partners’ Forum 2018, bringing together heads of the service function from partner organisations across the Middle East. Three directors from Canon Europe joined Canon Middle East executives to lead sessions during the forum, which took place in Dubai.
Commenting during the forum, Shadi Bakhour, Business Unit Director, B2B, Canon Middle East said: “It is proven that retaining an existing client is easier than acquiring a new one, and in our business

Emirati culture at São Paulo Book Fair

Emirati culture at São Paulo Book Fair. The Emirate of Sharjah celebrates the emirate’s selection as Guest of Honour at the 25th edition of São Paulo International Book Fair, which took place from August 3-12, with a rich programme highlighting Sharjah’s increasing influence on the global cultural landscape. Supervised by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), in collaboration with 15 cultural institutions and organisations, Sharjah will organise a series of high profile sessions, seminars and book

Epson to use Signage and Textile Printing to expand its influence in the UAE

Epson to use Signage and Textile Printing to expand its influence in the UAE. International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that global technology leader Epson has confirmed its presence at SGI Dubai 2019. Focussing on showcasing the latest offerings in signage, fabrics and fine art printing, Epson plans to consolidate and grow their current market share by participating in the exhibition. Talking about SGI Dubai, Shihab Zubair, regional sales manager – professional solutions

Xerox unveils Global Partner Program in United Arab Emirates

Xerox unveils Global Partner Program in United Arab Emirates to help authorized partners drive revenue and strengthen client relationships, particularly in the lucrative and growing small- and medium-size business market. “At Xerox Emirates, we highly value our channel partners and view them as an extension of our organization. Our top objectives are to provide them with higher revenue streams and new business opportunities. By launching the Xerox Global Partner Program in the UAE, we are

Konica Minolta unveils bizhub SECURE

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East announces the launch of bizhub SECURE, a security solution that provides an added layer of security on Konica Minolta Multi-Function Printers (MFPs), says the  manufacturer.
Konica Minolta has been providing enhanced security features for the digital era and with the new bizhub SECURE functions, the security of the document data that might reside on the bizhub’ s internal hard drive.  
Easy to activate by a Konica Minolta field engineer, bizhub SECURE

AlTamyz Advertising invests half million on Rigmatech LFP

AlTamyz Advertising, Dubai, gave second order to Wellcare Infotech after using the first machine for more than 18 months. They have invested in the Rigmatech 5-metre wide format printer with an investment of around half a million dirhams.
Talking about the investment, Moossa M Alavi from AlTamyz Advertising Dubai, explained: “In order to expand our portfolio and to offer our expertise in large format printing over 3.2 metres, we have invested in Rigmatech 5-metre in June. We have been using the

HP introduces ‘HP LaserJet MFP M436 series’ for SMB’s

HP has expanded its LaserJet range in CEMA with the HP LaserJet MFP M436 series, designed for small and medium businesses.
“Small and medium sized businesses must invest wisely in technology that adds value, boosts efficiency, guarantees quality and facilitates streamlined operations, all whilst keeping a close eye on budgets,” said Stephane Rogier, head of Print Business unit at HP.     
“The new LaserJet MFP M436 series printer provides high-quality, reliable printing for thousands of pages

Epson unveils dual-arm robot

Epson recently demonstrated its newly expanded robotics range at an international event Automatica 2018, including its new dual-arm robot, the WorkSense W-01. This newly completed and unique line up of SCARA and vertical axis robots demonstrates Epson’s commitment to robotics innovation, meeting the needs of both large and small manufacturers.
Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East, says: “By simplifying robot programming, supporting complex manufacturing and providing packaged