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HP partners with UN Women to empower women in Africa

A new collaboration between UN Women and HP builds on the existing model of a partnership in Mexico, where equipment and entrepreneurial online learning courses are offered in digital classrooms to over 5,000 women under UN Women’s Second Chance Education Initiative with financial support from BHP Foundation.

UN Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and HP VP and MD for Africa signed an MOU to expand digital learning opportunities for women and girls in five countries: South Africa, Senegal, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Morocco. The collaboration will also leverage UN Women’s African Girls Can Code initiative, a joint programme of the African Union Commission, UN Women and International Telecommunication

Repro Systems purchases its third hybrid printer from Agfa

Senegal-based Repro Systems recently purchased its third machine from Agfa - Anapurna H3200i LED.

Launched in 2016, Anapurna H3200i LED is a hybrid that combines board and roll-to-roll print jobs. Its features include: reinforced beam that ensures shuttle movement for accurate dot placement; shuttle safety sensors that prevent print heads from touching the substrate and getting damaged; air-cooled, energy-saving LED lamps ideal for thermally sensitive materials; convenient operator interface

Flexofit seeks to improve printing industries in African countries

Flexofit GmbH held a seminar in Kampala, Uganda on 13 June where representatives from Esko, Chespa, Renzmann, Nilpeter, Gama and Koenig & Bauer presented latest industry news and developments in printing and packaging.

The presentations covered topics such as prepress, plate-making, printing devices and facilities, as well as techniques and water-based solutions in addition to local challenges and changes.
In the last 20 years, Uganda saw an yearly economic growth of 5%-10%. Recently

Mimaki to reveal latest innovations at FESPA Africa 2019

Under the theme ‘Imagine the Future of Print’, Mimaki Europe will take the visitors of FESPA Africa 2019, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa between 11-13 September, on a journey through its cost-effective and profit-generating printing solutions.

The manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems will demonstrate how businesses can use Mimaki technology to “support increased revenues, address new markets and drive pioneering application possibilities”.

Mimaki’s latest JFX200-2513 EX

Rotocon calls its participation at Propak Africa ‘record breaking’

Rotocon confirmed a “record-breaking” exhibition across their three stands at the triennial Propak Africa held this year 12-15 March in Johannesburg, with 17 confirmed orders for label printing and finishing equipment.

Ordered were five Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ series UV inkjet presses, five Rotocon Ecoline RDF 330 digital label converting and four Ecoline RSD 330 label diecutting/inspection machines, an AVT Helios 100% automated inline inspection solution with WorkFlow Link, a Domino K600i