Col.Art invests in Agfa Graphics Anapurna H2500i LED printer

Col.Art Publishing and Advertising LLC, located in Dubai, have invested in a wide format Agfa Anapurna H2500i LED press.
Speaking about the investment, Rajesh K Kutty, managing partner, Col.Art, commented, “We were looking for a hybrid printer which we could print on rigid substrates as well as on roll-to-roll. In addition, whenever I saw some prints, printed on a flat media or substrate I used to wonder how the quality could sustain without the lamination. When I made a visit to SGI Dubai I saw

Neighbourhood invests in new warehouse and digital setup

Neighbourhood Promotion LLC, Dubai, one of the market innovator in Digital Printing is looking into next level of their investments in value additions and innovative products. In view of this, they invested in a new premises in Deira, Dubai, which is double their existing capacity. In addition to this they invested in dry offset division including Xerox Versant 3100, which is a need of the hour along with some accessories from AFRA.
Speaking on the investments, Sibu Jose, division manager, said

Konica Minolta introduces MGI JETvarnish 3DS in Emirate

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East, one of the leader in the commercial printing and packaging industry, launched JETvarnish 3DS featuring unmatched Spot UV 3D varnishing capabilities and foil on October 16th at Juma Al Majid Est. Style showroom, Salahuddin Street Deira, Dubai.
Kazuo Kobayashi San, managing director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East, welcomed the dignitaries and thanked everyone for attending the event. He explained the key points about the product

Sheikh Sultan inaugurates 37th Sharjah Book Fair

Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, supreme council member and ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the 37th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) on 31st October.
Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, crown prince and deputy ruler of Sharjah, and Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the ruler of Sharjah and chairperson of the Supreme council for Family Affairs, were present during the inauguration.
“We have utilised all our resources and efforts to develop

Epson unveils A3 and A4 printers

Epson unveils two new series of WorkForce Pro, single function and multi-function printers for busy offices. The new printers will have Epson’s inkjet technology, low environmental impact, low intervention and high productivity for small workgroups wanting both A3 and A4 capability. The WF-C8690 delivers improved performance for A3 printing in this segment, while the WF-M5799DWF will deliver fast, reliable and high-yield A4 mono printing with a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Jason Whiley

HP recently unveiled the latest edition of Sprocket

HP recently unveiled the latest edition of Sprocket, a portable and pocket-sized photo printer. It’s ready for any event – in a new collection of colours – so everyone can snap pictures, instantly print from a mobile device and share in the fun. Some of the new features are: Social printing: Multiple users can use simultaneously; New design & colours: Soft to the touch and minimalist design including three new colours - Luna Pearl, Noir, and Blush; Enhanced print quality: Pictures are

Brother enhances professional label print offering with BarTender

Labelling with print and technology specialist Brother is now faster and easier, thanks to a collaboration with one of the industry-leading label design software BarTender by Seagull Scientific.
The partnership brings durable laminated label printing from Brother to Bartender for the first time.
According to the company spokesperson, “It is ideal for use in warehousing, distribution, retail and healthcare, BarTender offers ready-to-print or customised solutions for printing address labels

Canon awarded the Dubai Chamber of Commerce CSR Label for the sixth consecutive year

Canon Middle East announced that it has been awarded the Dubai Chamber of Commerce Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Label for the sixth consecutive year. The CSR Label is in recognition of Canon’s long-term commitment to initiatives that deliver social and environmental benefits to the community.

The CSR label award was first introduced in 2010 by Dubai Chamber and has since then grown in significance to become the highest level of recognition for the CSR efforts of businesses in the

Epson at GiTeX Technology Week

Talking about Epson, Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East, said, “We have made our investments in three major areas like: infrastructure, partners and resource. Last year, we opened our new 600 sq.metre regional headquarters at Dubai Airport Free Zone, which is our first interactive Experience Centre in the region. The Epson’s Experience Centre features dedicated areas for business printing and scanning, retail solutions, Signage and Fine art section and different projection

Canon at GiTeX Technology Week

Speaking about their participation at GITEX Technology Week, Ayman Ali, senior marketing manager – B2B, Canon ME, said, “We have been participating in the show for a few years now.  This year, we are more focused on technology solutions & software applications, rather than talking about printing alone. We are also highlighting our managed print solutions for HR processing, invoice processing and more.”
“At GITEX, we announced the Office Insights 2018 research, which reveals that Middle

HP at GiTeX Technology Week

Tony Bssat, printing category manager, HP, said, “During the 38th edition of GITEX Technology Week, we provided visitors a glimpse into the office of the future by showcasing our end-to-end services for enterprises in the UAE. These services will highlight HP’s offerings in Managed Print Services (MPS) and Device as a Service (DaaS). Both play a critical role in enabling enterprises to benefit from increased productivity, automated delivery of supplies and increased service efficiency. In HP

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


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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. 

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