Xerox launches Iridesse production press in Doha

Xerox in partnership with Darwish Trading Company, its master distributor in Qatar, launched the Xerox Iridesse Production Press for its Qatar-based customers.

The launch event titled ‘Iridesse Launch Color Reignited’ took place in Doha in June. The event was attended by printing and packaging entities from across Qatar, including commercial printing companies, graphics and arts clients from both public and private sectors.

The Xerox Iridesse Production Press is a high speed, six station colour press that combines four-colour printing with up to two specialty dry inks in one printing pass. It can print metallic gold or silver dry ink, CMYK and clear dry ink in a single pass.

“The Iridesse launch in Qatar is one of the biggest of the year

Digital print market share up by 21%: Smithers Pira report

The global print market is shrinking in volume but growing in value over the period 2014–24. The average value of print will slightly increase over the 10-year period, as a result of changes in the product mix and the print processes employed.

Smithers Pira’s latest market report, ‘The Future of Digital vs Offset Printing to 2024’ shows the global output measured in billions of A4 prints was 49,665 in 2019, to remain static through to 2024. In value terms, print output grows from $808.3bn in

Taropa Technologies extends its range to HP in Southern Africa

Taropa Technologies is a dedicated business solutions aggregator in office automation, providing quality products, professional services and value-added support to its distribution network in southern Africa.

Taropa’s previous focus was predominantly on Samsung multifunction printers (MFPs), but, as of 2019, its range has been extended to the HP A3 and A4 MFP range. Taropa still has a dedicated team to support Samsung in the market, but looks forward to supplying the HP range to its national

OCTAL gets international recognition for quality

To recognize the quality of OCTAL’s operations at their PET Sheet Plants in Oman, the clear rigid packaging material suppliers have been awarded the certification for production excellence.

The company was given a coveted internationally-recognized AA rating following a recent rigorous audit of their Salalah facilities against the requirements of British Retail Consortium Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 5.

OCTAL CEO Nicholas Barakat said: “This level of certification

Kenya government & De La Rue joint venture kicks off

De La Rue plc (“De La Rue” or the “Group”) announces the commencement of its joint venture with the government of Kenya on its currency and secure printing site in Nairobi, the Republic of Kenya.

De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial currency and security printer and the joint venture strengthens and builds on the Group’s existing long-term strategic relationship with the government of Kenya. The site in Nairobi will become a centre of excellence for banknote production and security