Lebanese printer enter into labels with UV

Lebanon based commercial printer, Modern Printing has diversified into narrow web label market. This comes with installation of Mark Andy 2200XL UV label press.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, managing director, Richard Nasraoui said: "We have customers to whom we need to supply both offset and flexo products.

"Also Lebanon is a small market and in which it is difficult to grow vertically. So one has to expand horizontally and add diversified solutions.

"This machine was the solution to

Kuwait based company invests in latex printer for outdoor jobs

Kuwait based advertising production house, Delite Eng Center has installed HP’s L65500, purchased for $ 165,000.

Talking about their latest acquisition, Taiyab Ali Lashkari, managing director, said, “We were impressed with the product which can produce indoor quality results for outdoor jobs.  Besides our past experience with HP has been satisfactory. They always upgrade and improvise their products to make them user friendly.”

Specialising in digital, photo and screen

Beirut media city in pipeline as investment firm launches plan

A new media city could be in the pipeline for Beirut in Lebanon, adding to the growing number of media cities being set up in the Middle East.

An investment firm based in Beirut, Kuv Capital, says it has launched an initiative for the proposed media city where software developers and others in the creative sector can set up shop.

According to several media reports, the company says it is prepared to invest some $1 million into the project, with the hopes that the project will generate

Unipak installs processing line and solvent recovery system

The Lebanon-based Unipak has installed a photopolymer processing line Cyrel 3000 and a cleaning and solvent recovery system from DW Renzmann.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, business development director of Indevco Paper Containers, Antoine Douaiher said: “Our motive was to increase the production capacity at this plant. We have also invested in a flexible packaging flexo press from Comexi.”

Unipak is a member of Indevco Paper Containers.

The new photopolymer production line consists

Vartan Printing Solutions invests in new machine due to expansion

Lebanon-based printer, Vartan Printing Solutions has purchased a four-colour Heidelberg CD 102.

This is the company’s second CD machine purchase since the founding of its commercial printing division in 2007.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, the company’s general manager, Gerard Der -Nigoghossian said: “We purchased the second CD machine due to our expansion. The fact that our commercial and packaging jobs are staying at the same levels led us to believe that this would be a

Poll shows half of Jordanians do not read ‘any publication’

Findings of a recently released poll show that around half of Jordanians do not read any publication, while less than a quarter said that they had read a daily newspaper within the 24 hours leading up to the survey. This according to various online media reports.

The study, which was part of a USAID-funded Jordan Media Strengthening Programme which is affiliated with the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), included 3,600 Jordanians over 15 years of age.

In the study, 53.8%

Lebanon Daily Star on stands again after two week closure 2009-02-01 15

Lebanon’s Daily Star newspaper has resumed publication after it was forced to shut down for two weeks.
The publication, which is one of the oldest English dailies in the region, was forced to shut down after a Lebanese court declared it bankrupt.
That’s according to an online report that the newspaper was in a legal dispute with  Standard Chartered PLC over a $1.7 million debt.
The paper closed its doors on January 14 - the fourth time that it has temporarily shut down