I am equally delighted that both Andy and Mike – unquestionably the label sector’s two leading commentators – will continue to be heavily involved in their respective new roles of strategic director and strategic consultant. Andy will write for L&L as much as ever, while Mike will...

‘Of all the options we checked, the HP Indigo 30000 digital press stood out as the most mature solution for folding cartons’ – Roni Haliva, CEO of Orda Print Industries

The new press has been installed at the company’s Eshel subsidiary, a producer of folding cartons, which Orda acquired 18 months ago as it sought to enter market segments where its extensive digital printing experience would open opportunities for higher margins and rapid growth. It identified...

Gulf Print & Pack 2017 ended on a high note last week as more than 50 machines were sold during the show

Close to 30 million AED worth of machines were sold during the event, with exhibitors including Canon, Giffin Graphics, Heidelberg, Kodak, Konica Minolta and Xerox reporting that good quality leads are in the pipeline and will be pursued in the coming weeks.

Jabir Jabbar, a director of...

Eyal Harpak (left), director of Israel's Graphica Bezalel and Yishai Amir (right) Landa CEO

Graphica Bezalel is an award-winning Israel-based folding carton, packaging and label convertor. As a traditional offset print house, Graphica Bezalel has selected the Landa S10 as its first system for digitally printed folding carton production.

Eyal Harpak, director of Graphica Bezalel...

Futura was unveiled at Gulf Print & Pack 2017, and shown on a Saturn Omnia multiuse finishing system on the Printech Middle East stand

Futura is an open platform technology that allows Prati systems to be upgraded quickly and easily with the integration of additional modules to permit the handling of an extended portfolio of printed products, such as those produced with filmic materials, in-mold labels or shrink sleeves....

GM presented a DC330Nano on the Konica Minolta stand as part of this effort, alongside a bizhub Press C71cf

GM has customers and ongoing projects in the area, but confirmed to L&L at Gulf Print & Pack 2017 its intent to strengthen its position and focus on customers in the region. This will be facilitated from the company’s offices in Europe.

GM presented a DC330Nano on the...

bizhub Press C71cf has been launched into the Middle East market with a prominent position on the Konica Minolta stand at Gulf Print & Pack 2017

bizhub Press C71cf was introduced at Labelexpo Europe 2015 as the company’s first full-digital label press, and aimed at filling the gap between entry-level and high-end digital label...

'In Century Labels, we see a strategic partner' - Vinsak AGM – Malkhan Ram

The machine was ordered and installed through Vinsak, Lombardi’s agent in the region, along with a Vinsak LFD flatbed offline finishing system to support value added hot foil stamping and offer flatbed die-cutting capabilities for short runs. 

Century Labels is a new company specialized...

This is SMI’s first location outside of India

Located in Jebel Ali Free zone (JAFZA), the facility will offer slit rolls of labelstock to customers in the region, providing improved service to them and allowing them to reduce their stock holdings.

This is SMI’s first location outside of India, with existing staff to transfer to the...

Pictured (from left): Patrick Kivits, H.B. Fuller senior vice president, EIMEA; Faisal Ishar, H.B. Fuller regional manager, REDA Chemicals – Gulf Region; and Khalifa Abdulla Bin Dasmal, chairman of Bin Dasmal Group

Inaugurated by Patrick Kivits, senior vice president for the EIMEA region, H.B. Fuller said the new office will offer manufacturers an alternative source for adhesives and sealants in a market that has so far been dominated by one other global adhesives provider. The office will also serve as...

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