Ayman Aly, Senior Marketing Manager, Professional Printing Solutions, Canon Middle East.
Mena’s Premier Trade Show Printing Service Reveals Product Launches and New Players
Gulf Print & Pack (GPP), the Middle East and North Africa’s leading trade show for the commercial printing and packaging industries, is set to showcase over 1,000 products and solutions at the this year’s edition.
Scheduled for May 24-26, 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Center (Sheikh Saeed Halls 1 and 2), GPP showcases the latest innovations in machinery, materials and technology from hundreds of local, regional and international global exhibitors.
“It’s an exciting time for industry stakeholders to come together and view the latest products and solutions spanning a wide range of segments, from display graphics and packaging materials to direct mail, posters and banners,” said Barry Killengray, Show Manager, Gulf Print & Pack. . The event will also host a number of product launches and introduce new players to the Middle East and Africa market for the first time.
Canon Middle East, the leading provider of imaging and printing, will also return to GPP and showcase a range of advanced technologies and innovative solutions.
Ayman Aly, Senior Marketing Manager, Professional Printing Solutions, Canon Middle East, said: “During the pandemic, we have seen a big shift from offset printing to digital printing. Commercial printers are now more willing than ever to discuss digital printing technology and applications. It’s been a great year for inkjet globally and we look forward to showcasing the benefits and advantages of this technology at GPP. In line with global trends, Canon will highlight its inkjet capabilities, along with other important technologies such as our large format technology, the Colorado 1650 and Arizona1360 GT, as well as our prepress to post-press workflow. press, to name a few.”
He went on to explain, “Canon’s Arizona1360 GT is the innovative new way to increase volumes, attract new customers and applications such as home décor and point-of-sale materials. Customers are impressed with flatbed printing, but are unsure how to embrace this technology and reap its benefits. So our goal is to let customers be better prepared and know all the pros and cons. The company will also highlight customer success stories and case studies, including those who have adopted the Arizona and Colorado presses and added innovative new applications.
Meanwhile, India-based MLJ Industries will showcase a range of new products at GPP including self-adhesive, filmic and barcode labels and silicone liners for applications in FMCG and automotive segments in the market. from the Middle East and Africa. MLJ is developing several new products for the MEA market, including a substitute for clay coated kraft (CCK) papers.
“There is a huge demand for these products due to the price. The cost of these products is very high and we are trying to develop a substitute which is cheaper,” said Vinay Jain, general manager of MLJ Industries.
Another company set to debut in the UAE will officially hit the market through GPP. Label and film stock manufacturer Varshil Packaging will showcase its paper label stock, film label stock, sheet-based paper and film label stock for offset and digital printing during the show.
Romy Parikh, CEO, said, “The demand for digital printing and digital technology will be a new trend in the post-pandemic era. Large print volumes will be down and the industry will adapt to new brand demands. Digital printing will play a much bigger role than before. — email@example.com