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Regional Egypt: Uprising Adds to the Printers’ Woes Private and public sector incur millions as loss due to the deteriorating situation in the country Egypt: First LFP from Heidelberg Installed in Mosbah Press The press aims to double production with the new Speedmaster XL 162

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Qatar: Ministry of Interior Inks Deal for Security Printing Press The entire project cost is estimated to be 59 million Qatari Riyals


Dubai : PPG Elects New Committee Members Thirteen members elected as committee members


REMAINS OF THE PAST VS CAPTURING THE FUTURE Chief operating officer and president of Eastman Kodak Company, Philip Faraci, who for the first time visited Dubai, in an interview with ME Printer discusses about the company’s growth in digital business, financial status quo of the company and their future interest in the Middle East region.

Jordan: Joint Meeting Between the Irbid Chamber of Industry and Printing Community The meeting aims to discuss the problems and challenges facing these sectors


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Kuwait: Waves Printing Press Invests in a New CTP Machine From Presstek The new Dimension 800Pro-AL was sold by Dubai based AGE Graphic Equipments Company


KSA: The New Phase of ‘Dar Al Quran’ Project Kick Starts The project aims to print about a quarter of a million copies for the Muslims in Africa


Egypt: Ministry of Defense Installs Presstek 34DI-UV Digital Offset New Presstek Distributor Adler Gruppe Signs First Agreement


Heidelberg and Ricoh Announce Global Strategic Cooperation Based on the agreement Heidelberg will sell Ricoh’s latest color digital press


Sharjah: Maisloon Takes Delivery of a Heidelberg Suprasetter The machine is equipped with Prinect workflow software


Egypt: Head of Chamber of Printing Industry Is Under Investigation Muhammad Ahdy Fadly has been suspended from his job while investigation continues


Dubai: Hybrid Technology is a Winner For Al Reyami The Alamco Brochure printed on KBA Hybrid Rapida 105 Universal sheetfed press wins coveted Dubai Print Award







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Editor’s Note

Eskandar Jahanbani Editor in Chief

Printing industry in the region is on fire. Everybody is gearing up for the Gulf Pack and Print 2011 show. In this issue, we bring to our readers the second part of our extensive pre show report, covering the technologies to be displayed by major players as well as by small companies during the GPP. Some very exciting equipments and solutions will also be on display in the show. However our major highlight in this issue is an exclusive interview with Bernhard Schreier, CEO and Chairman of Heidelberg. The exclusive interview was conducted during a recent visit to Heidelberg in Germany. This interview is followed by another interview with the Chief Operating Officer and president of Eastman Kodak Company, Philip Faraci, who visited Dubai for the first time. These two top executives and decision makers from the world of offset and digital offer some valuable insights about the future of graphic arts and the technologies that both companies offer to printers. Heidelberg’s recent announcement on their global strategic cooperation with Ricoh is a clear sign of where the printing industry is heading to. On the other hand the efforts that digital equipment manufacturers such as Kodak are making to find a strong foothold in the commercial printing sector also proves that both digital and offset sectors are desperately in need of each other. The offset vs. digital narrative has evolved into offset next to digital concept. In the future both technologies will be indispensable for commercial printers. On the other hand full integration in print houses will be a necessity rather than be documented as a future project. Through theses interviews we try to get a better grasp of what the future has in store for printers. And it seems that in order to capture the future, printers have to come out of their comfort zone and embrace the digital technology.

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Egypt: Uprising Adds to the Printers’ Woes

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Private and public sector incur millions as loss due to the deteriorating situation in the country


Magdi El Badawy, Vice President of the General Union of Printing and Media in a recent statement said that printing presses in the region incurred a heavy loss that amounted to millions of Egyptian pounds. Talking to Youm7 newspaper he said that, the majority of printing

press workers in the private sector are working on temporary basis that affects their regular income. Government presses are also badly affected as newspapers are printed on a low-budget and the national newspapers going almost zero in advertising has led to a reduction in the number of pages and copies. Satellite channels also contribute to this loss with more and more people watching the television for direct coverage rather than waiting another day to read the news from the papers. He said that majority of the printing institutions and even the national institutions are deprived of any incentives due to this scenario. Recently the Egyptian Chamber of Printing Industries asked commercial agents and importers to maintain price stability and not exploit the circumstances in the country by hiking prices.

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics in Egypt announced that the total losses reported in the sectors of manufacturing, construction and tourism account to more than 10 billion pounds, while Mamdouh Al-Wali commented in Al-Ahram newspaper that the losses are much higher than estimated and range between 55 and 100 billion pounds. Egypt has gone through a lot of economic setbacks in the production of goods and services. Disruption of internet and telecommunication services, suspension of trading stock, paralyzed transport and tourism as well as open robbery took Egypt by storm after the outbreak of the revolution. A massive protest rally recently overthrew the President of Egypt, Muhammad Hosni Mubarak, while the army took the reins of the country.

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Egypt: First Heidelberg LFP Installed in Mosbah The press aims to double production with the new Speedmaster XL 162

From right to left: Eng. Adel Allam the CEO of Youssef Allam & Co. , the Heidelberg agent in Egypt, Khaled Mosbah the CEO of Mosbah Press, & Dr. Ali Makari the Area Sales Manager of Heidelberg.

The first large-format press in the Middle East from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be installed at the Mosbah Packaging Press in Cairo that was established back in 1964 by its founder Abdel Moneim Mosbah. The five-colour press with coating unit will be put in the new 6,000 m2 production building of the press. “We are impressed by the high quality and above all the outstanding productivity of this press,” said Khaled Mosbah, who is charge of the family business since 1998. The company produces high-quality folding cartons for Egypt’s food and confectionery industry. The pressroom is also equipped with two

new Speedmaster CD 102 and a Speedmaster SM 74 and a GTO 52. Around 20,000 metric tons of cardboard are printed each year in a three-shift operation. “We are obtaining everything for the new press, installation, service and training from a single source,” continued Mosbah. Heidelberg has been working closely with distributor Youssef Allam & Co. for years in the region. “In taking this new press into service, we are aiming for strong growth and looking to print up to 40,000 metric tons of cardboard each year,” says a confident Mosbah. Launched during Drupa 2008, the large format presses are a thing of interest to industrial-scale commercial and packaging print shops. Speedmaster XL 145 and XL 162 presses are based on the technological platform of the XL 105 and delivers impressive benefits

such as faster makeready times, less paper waste, consistent high print quality, good flexibility with a range of substrates and high availability. The minimizing of make ready times unique to this class is achieved through simultaneous washing of the blanket and impression cylinder and fully automated plate changes in just a few minutes. Adel Allam, CEO of Youssef Allam & Co. commented, “We’re very proud to have this machine for the first time in Egypt. We had a long history of mutual confidence with Mosbah Press, always helping them to strengthen their marketing competitiveness, production, quality and efficiency.” Last but not the least, the Prinect print shop workflow enables this format class to be fully integrated in an endto-end solution. Machines in this series are also available as perfecting presses.

Qatar: Ministry of Interior Inks Deal for Security Printing Press

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The entire project cost is estimated to be 59 million Qatari Riyals


The Ministry of Interior plans to develop and establish modern buildings for its department to keep pace with the growth of the state. The current initiative is an extension of the administrative decision of the Ministry of Interior to sign a construction contract for the security printing press building that will be

located on Salwa road near the current police press. The agreement was signed between Brigadier Engineer Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Ansari, Director of Logistics department in the Ministry of Interior and Engineer Amr Mahmood of Nawras Engineering Company. The agreement was signed in the presence of Col. Saud Rashid Al Shafi, Head of procurement division at Logistics Department and Col. Hisham al-Qusaibi, Head of Engineering division at the department and Capt. Mohammad Al-Qahatani.

Al Sharq newspaper of Qatar reports that the project estimate amounts to 59 million riyals and will be completed in a time frame of 12 months starting from the date of signing the contract, while the whole process will be overseen by the Engineering division of the department. The security printing press building will have two floors that will include workshops for printing, manufacturing and production in addition to a number of administrative offices, auditorium, training hall and other facilities.

Dubai : PPG Elects New Committee Members Thirteen members elected as committee members Seminar Task Group Members: a. Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh - Modern Printing Press b. Vijay Menon - Dubai Printing Press c. Naresh Mohnani -PrintWeek Magazine d. Abeer Safa - Invitee Xerox Emirates (Committee Invitee)

Printing and Publishing Group recently held an election for the Printing and Publishing Business Group that was held on the 10th of February at the Dubai Chamber. Saeed Al Najar, Senior Executive of External Relations and Salah Al Amin, Legal Advisor of Dubai Chambers were present at the event. The election was open to all printers, publishers and suppliers based in Dubai, to nominate themselves so as to be elected as committee members. Attended by the who’s who of the printing industry, the event was preceded by the casting of votes and drawing the final list of committee members. The Dubai Chamber later announced the 13 names, who were elected as committee members keeping in line the rules of incorporation as stated by the Printing and Publishing Group. The newly elected committee members then nominated Ahmad Al Shaikh of Modern Printing Press as Chairman, Mazen Haj of Printec as Vice Chairman and Sebastain Lonth of Reprotronics as General Secretary of the Printing PubMEA advert 21/2/11 15:41 and Page 1 lishing Business Group. The newly

elected committee members are Eskandar Jahanbani of ME Printer, Anthony Murphy of Flint Group/ Torda, Bilal Hamadeh of Xerox Emirates, Mazen El-Tibi of Heidelberg Middle East, Naresh Mohnani of PrintWeek, P. I. Radhakrishnan of International Printing Press, Ramzi Razian of Spectrum, Dubai, Rany Joseph Sader of Sader Legal Publishing, Vijay Menon of Dubai Printing Press and Zahir Hassan of Power Print. The elected members were assigned to different task groups to implement activities and to serve as a channel of communication for the sector. The list of members nominated to different task groups is as follows:a. Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh Modern Printing Press b. Sebastian V. Lonth - Reprotronics c. Mazen Haj - Printec LLC d.Mazen Wafic El-Tibi - Heidelberg e. Grace Sarouphim - Invitee Heidelberg (Committee Invitee) f. Salma Hijjawi - Invitee Giffin Graphics (Committee Invitee)

News letter and Elite Membership Task Group Members: a. Zahir Hassan - Power Print b. Alex Jahanbani - ME Printer c. Anthony Murphy - Flint Group/ Torda Digital Print Task Group Members: a. Ramzi Razian - Spectrum Digital b. Rany Joseph Sader - Sader Legal Publishing c. Naser Darwazeh - Canon Emirates (Committee Invitee) Suppliers Task Group Members: a. Mazen Haj - Printec b. Mazen Wafic El-Tibi - Heidelberg Publishing Task Group Members: a. Eskandar Jahanbani - ME Printer b. Naresh Mohnani - PrintWeek c. Radhakrishnan - International Printing Press Elite membership Task Group members: a. Zahir Hassan - Power Print b. RadhaKrishnan - International Printing Press c. Anthony Murphy - Flint Group/ Torda

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Jordan: Joint Meeting Between the Irbid Chamber of Industry and Printing community The meeting aims to discuss the problems and challenges facing these sectors

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Irbid Chamber of Industry organized a meeting with printing and packaging professionals and representatives. They have been studying the problems and challenges faced by the industry and the ways for solving them. According to Al Dostour newspaper, the President of Irbid Chamber of Industry Raed Samara said that this is the first of a series of meetings that will be held on frequent basis from now on in Irbid. The aim of these meetings is to study and discuss the issues and problems that graphic arts industry is facing. Since printing is a major contributor to the national economy, The Chamber will focus all its efforts to help printing community face the existing and future challenges. For his part, the representative of the printing and packaging in the

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Jordan Chamber of Industry, Adnan Abu Ragheb said the volume of exports for the sector of packaging, paper and board amounted to 405 million dinars in 2010. 726 companies and establishments with more than 12,000 employees are involved in this industry. The chamber with the contribution of the government plans to establish a packaging academy in order to promote education in packaging and printing sector. “Despite the hurdles the paper and packaging industry has grown by a whopping 14% and exportvolume reached to 405 million dinars,” commented Abu Ragheb. Unscrupulous printers are also adding to the industry’s woes. These licensed printers who lack proper infrastructure and equipment to print different jobs outsource the

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orders they receive to evade taxes, while getting paid for the job without reflecting the revenues in their books. These so called printers do not compensate their employees and workers as well. Other issues include the shortage of skilled labour and lack of sufficient funding to develop the industry.

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Kuwait: Waves Printing Press Invests in a New CTP Machine From Presstek The new Dimension 800 Pro-AL was sold by Dubai based AGE Graphics Equipment

Jack Dean

Waves Printing Press in Kuwait in a recent deal purchased a Presstek Dimension 800 Pro-AL CtP machine from AGE Graphic Equipments. This CtP machine with Auto loading is the first of its kind that will be installed in Kuwait. The machine is sold and serviced by AGE Graphic Equipments, who are the distributor for Presstek in the Gulf region. Waves Printing Press went for the Presstek Dimension 800 Pro-AL to meet the workloads and printing needs within Kuwait. Presstek plates give fine details

and they not only address the current work load but they also have been able to increase their capacity due to the speed of the CtP. Jayakrisnan Valluru, Sales Manager of AGE, commented, “This installation is highly prestigious for us and we are delighted that Presstek’s solutions matched the specific requirements of the customer. The whole installation process was smooth and the CtP is delivering beyond customer expectations. The machine is a true testament to the quality

and performance of the Presstek systems.” Jack Dean, Presstek Area Sales Manager, added, “We owe this success to the hard work put by AGE in representing Presstek in the Gulf Region. The company has trained its sales and technical staff and created a reputation for its after sales service that is known throughout the region. We believe this is the first of the many installs that we will see in the Kuwait market as a result of our partnership with AGE.”

KSA: The New Phase of ‘Dar Al Quran’ Project Kick Starts The project aims to print a quarter of a million copies for the Muslims in Africa

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The World Assembly of Muslim Youth recently signed the seventh phase of the project, ‘Dar Al-Quran’ in Khartoum which includes the printing of 275,000 copies of the Quran in different formats. The whole project involves the printing of 2 million copies of Quran.


The World Assembly of Muslim youths will distribute these printed versions of Quran to educational institutions in Africa and to mosques and Islamic centers across the African continent. According to reports published in Al Riyadh newspaper, Dr. Hassan Mohammed Ali, Director of Dar AlQuran Africa said, “The pilot project implemented by Dar Al Quran Africa with the World Assembly of Muslim Youth will underlie the importance of the pioneer role played by the Assembly of Muslim Youths in printing Quran.” He add-

ed that the previous experiences with the Assembly had been encouraging enough and so far the Assembly has distributed the Holy Quran to many parts of the African continent. “Many institutions and Islamic organizations and bodies in Africa and the Ministry of Islamic Affairs has praised the project and commended the role of the World Assembly of Muslim Youths.” Talking on future plans, Dr. Hassan said that they intend to print Quran in different languages like English and French for the people of Africa.

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Egypt: Ministry of Defense Installs Presstek 34DI-UV Digital Offset New Presstek Distributor Adler Gruppe Signs First Agreement Presstek Inc. in a recent deal delivered a Presstek 34DI-UV four colour digital offset press and a Presstek 9920 single colour offset press to the Egyptian Ministry of Defense. The presses would be installed in the new Cairo facility. Adler Gruppe, Presstek’s recently appointed Egypt based distributor would see on to the service of the machines. Presstek 34DI-UV was selected by the Ministry to cater to its security printing needs within the Egyptian military. The machine delivers precise registration and has the ability to print fine details. Durability and instant drying of UV inks are an added advantage for these mission-crucial applications. The machine has a maximum sheet size of 340mm X 460mm (13.39” x 17.72”) and supports 3001pi and FM screening. Presstek 9920 offset press was purchased for the production of general printing and for overprinting spot colours or mettalics required on work produced using the 34DIUV. Impressed by the performance of the newly acquired presses, the Ministry of Defense has decided to create similar facilities in other locations this year.

Mohamed Shoukry, CEO of Adler Gruppe commented, “This is a highly prestigious installation and we are delighted that Presstek’s solutions matched the specific requirements of the Ministry of Defense. The installation was smooth and the presses are delivering beyond customer expectations. This is a testament to the quality and performance of Presstek systems.” Jack Dean, Presstek Area Sales Manager added, “This success is due to the hard work Adler Gruppe has put into represent-

ing Presstek in Egypt. The company has trained its sale and technical staff and created a showroom in Cairo to provide current and potential customers with an ideal location to fully test the potential of Presstek products including DI presses and the Presstek Dimension Pro 800 chemistry free platemaker that will be installed in the near future. We believe this is the first of many installations that we will see in the Egyptian market as a result of our partnership with Adler Gruppe.”

Sharjah: Maisloon Takes Delivery of Heidelberg Suprasetter The machine is equipped with Prinect workflow software

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From right to left: KK Gopi – Account Manager & Asghar Ali - Prepress Service Engineer from Heidelberg Gulf Est. P C Kuriakose, Managing Director & P C Thomas, Director from Maisloon


Improving their work efficiency, Maisloon Printing Press in Sharjah acquired a Heidelberg Suprasetter A75 CtP thermal with Glunz & Jensen Raptor 68 Offline plate

processor. The machine uses Prinect MetaDimension RIP and Prinect SignaStation Imposition Software. Maisloon currently hosts a range of Heidelberg machines

including a GTO 52-1, a GTO 52, a GTO 52-2, a PM 74-2, a SM 52-4, a GTOZ-52(2c) and a Platen in their press. The press also works on a Polar Mohr 115 and a MultiCut SPR 115H. The company is practically a Heidelberg house. One of the main features of the small- and medium-format Suprasetter is how compact it is. According to Heidelberg, whilst the basic manual feed CtP has a very small footprint, a Suprasetter A75 with auto plate loading system is by far the smallest platesetter in its class. The small footprint allows easy integration in most print shops.

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Egypt: Head of Chamber of Printing Industry Is Under Investigation

Muhammad Ahdy Fadly has been suspended from his job, while investigation continues

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Members of the Board of the Printing Industries Chamber in Egypt agreed to suspend Dr. Mohammed Ahdy Fadly, Chairman of the Board, from his duties, while he is under investigation on corruption charges. Khaled Abdel Aziz Morsi, will temporally fill his position until officials release the results of investigation. Fadly, who is in custody now has been charged with misuse of public funds. Ahmed Atef, a board member and ex chairman of the chamber in an exclusive interview told ME Printer that although members agreed to suspend Fadly; in case of acquittal he can be reinstated. However if he is convicted, the

chamber will consider legal action against him and a new chairman will be elected. Until then Khaled Abdel Aziz Morsi will fill Fadly’s duties as acting chairman. Atif also said that the chamber decided to postpone Technoprint show until November due to country’s unstable situation. The event, which is considered the most important graphic arts exhibition in Egypt cannot be held during unrest. The event aims at creating fresh opportunities for international companies to invest in the Egyptian printing market and establish working relationships with printing companies of Egypt as well as provid-

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ing a platform for suppliers and manufacturers to display their latest printing and packaging machinery.

Dubai: Hybrid Technology is a Winner for Al Reyami

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The Alamco Brochure printed on KBA Hybrid Rapida 105 Universal sheetfed press wins the coveted Dubai Print Award


Al Reyami Printing & Publishing is one of the first printers in the region that took delivery of a hybrid press from KBA and since 2007 they took advantage of hybrid quality to print eye catching printed products. Recently a high quality brochure they produced for Alamco won gold prize in the brochure category at the Dubai International Print Awards. Sudheer PT, Divisional Manager of Al Reyami said, “Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of intelligent and concerted effort, this is the philosophy that our entire group shares.” The award winning brochure was printed on a five-colour plus coater 70 x 100 cm online UV KBA Hybrid Rapida 105 Universal sheetfed press. The press offers a range of coating and special effects with a single machine and it can print on a media up to 400gsm that is about 1.2mm in thickness. Al Reyami Printing Press, which

is part of the Al Reyami Group was established in the year 1995. The press is currently involved in pre-press, printing and post-press. Other machines that the press house includes are, a Heidelberg SM 4 color machine, Heidelberg PM 52- 4 Color machine, Heidelberg GTO, 2 color Perfecta, GTO - 52, Wellbond perfect binding

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Heidelberg and Ricoh Announce Global Strategic Cooperation Based on the agreement Heidelberg will sell Ricoh’s latest color digital press

Ricoh Company and Heidelberg announced a global strategic cooperation. Based on the agreement, as a first step, Heidelberg will sell Ricoh’s latest color digital press, the Ricoh ProTM C901 Graphic Arts

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Edition - Ricoh`s high speed color digital press with Ricoh PxPTM Chemical toner, as well as appropriate future production printing offerings in Ricoh’s pipeline. The global strategic cooperation, which includes Ricoh services and support, will start in April 2011. The first markets will be UK and Germany with a phased rollout to follow in other geographies with thecompletion targeted for Drupa 2012. The Ricoh and Heidelberg partnership will support them in growing their core offset business and enable them to offer more flexibility towards their clients using Ricoh’s latest digital print technology.

Shiro Kondo, President and CEO, Ricoh Company, Ltd. says, “In today’s climate it is important that commercial printers have the right tools to be versatile and meet both long and short run requests.” “With this new partnership we will also address customer demands in the broad spectrum of hybrid print applications, i.e. the combination of offset and digital printing within a single print product,” says Bernhard Schreier, CEO of Heidelberg. As a world premiere Heidelberg will display the new strategic partnership with Ricoh at the digi:media tradeshow from the 7th to 9th of April 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Heidelberg’s top man talks to ME Printer


Bernhard Schreier CEO and chairman of the world’s biggest press manufacturer says both digital and offset will be part of the game in the future

Recuperating after a big fall, Heidelberg Chairman Bernhard Schreier in an exclusive interview with ME Printer, which took place inside Heidelberg’s headquarter in the city of Heidelberg, opens up on the path to recovery, the pay off of loans, company’s re-entry into the commercial digital printing market and the hottest trends in the industry. cial programme facility was fully repaid. This reduction in financial debt has substantially lowered the interest burden for us. Half of this remaining 900 million credit lines as of today are still guaranteed by the State, maturing by the mid of 2012. Moreover, the capital increase has given Heidelberg a stable capital structure. On the business side, Heidelberg’s goal is to break even operatively. That means EBIT (Earnings before Interest and Tax) should be at least zero by the end of this fiscal year. Our order intake is now up by 25 per cent and sales have gone up to around 18 per cent. All these signs show that the industry is picking up and we are set to reach our goal. Though, I have said so, it’s not a general condition everywhere else in the industry. North America is still falling back; there is not much interest in investing heavily in that region, while in other regions especially China, Latin America and Brazil there are much activities for investments. Today, I have mixed feelings regarding the Middle East though, especially with regards to the current political situation.

You have an ongoing restructuring plan. Based on this new plan, Heidelberg has now only three divisions; Heidelberg Equipment, Heidelberg Services, and Heidelberg Financial Services. In which way has the restructuring process helped you to overcome the recession? The restructuring as such is finished. As you are aware, we used to be a 3.8 billion Euro turnover company before the financial crisis

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You have paid off your government loan ahead of the initially anticipated 2012 deadline. Does this mean that you are back on track and the crisis is over for Heidelberg? It is true that we have paid off the loan from KfW (Reconstruction Loan Corporation) but we still have support from the State. In summer 2009 Heidelberg established a comprehensive financing package to stabilize the company’s financing structure, addressing a convertible bond coming due as well as re-organizing bilateral facilities. Heidelberg concluded a financing package with strong support received under the German economic stimulus package for the period up to the middle of 2012. The three facilities signed in 2009 for the amount of EUR 1.4 billion have in the meantime been substantially reduced through the net proceeds from the capital increase of EUR 400 million as well as via voluntary prepayments due to a strong Free Cash Flow to approx. EUR 900 million in aggregate as at 31 December 2010. The KfW spe-

Heidelberg’s goal is to break even operatively. That means EBIT (Earnings before Interest and Tax) should be at least zero by the end of this fiscal year



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“We strongly believe that the combination of offset and digital that we will offer together with Ricoh is the way into the future”


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started. The recession dropped us to almost 2.3 billion Euro turnover and a drop like this could hardly be compensated by internal restructuring alone. But we worked hard to reduce our breakeven point from over 3 billion to less than 2.5 billion, which means that we had to take out fixed costs of almost 600 million in total. Doing this, we unfortunately had to reduce our headcount as well and had to streamline our internal processes. With the new divisional structure we are able to serve our customers efficiently and have laid the path for future growth. Based on a study by Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR), by 2015 there will be a 0.3% drop in the page volume of analogue printing and a growth of digital printing by 15.9%. Meanwhile by 2015, Heidelberg is projecting a growth of approximately 1% a year based on the lim-

ited decrease of sheetfed offset print revenues in 2009 and the positive print market outlook in developing countries. If these projections are correct then the growth of analogue printing is quite disappointing, what gives you incentive to still invest in conventional offset printing and bringing new presses to the market? It is difficult to describe the whole development in the graphic arts industry with just one single figure. Let’s open the scope a little bit wider: Yes - the printing industry in emerging countries is facing healthy growth rates, while the industry in industrialized countries is changing. At the same time the packaging print market is becoming more stable with higher growth rate projections compared to the commercial print market. However it’s a changing world and we have to adapt to the changes. This is why it is important for Heidelberg to broaden our footprint in the packaging market as well as to offer the right solution for our clients from all over the world. Does this mean we should stop investing in offset technology? Not at all. Look for example at our latest Speedmaster machine that we introduced at IPEX: The CX 102. We designed this machine to combine the best of the XL and CD product range in order to meet the changed requirements in the industry. Meanwhile, almost one year after the introduction, it is proven that this was the right way to go: In emerging countries this machine is accepted as the perfect way for industrialized printers to set themselves apart from their competition. In the industrialized countries the CX is for example an ideal step for commercial printers entering the packaging market. Our claim is to offer versatile solutions to our customers and this is why we are doing the same things on the digital route as well, offering solutions that are versatile, to meet the printers and print buyers’ needs. During Ipex, you announced that by the end of 2010 Heidelberg is planning to get back into the commercial digital printing market and that you will announce your digital partner. Stephan Plenz has announced

that the company is preparing a solution consisting of a digital press, Anicolor sheetfed litho press and a software controller for parceling jobs between the two, why do you think this system will be your winning formula for capitalizing on digital printing market? For us going back into digital means to offer our clients important additional flexibility. Combining the Anicolor Technology with Digital Printing enables commercial printers always to choose the technology that fits best to the actual situation in reference to production cost, print quality and delivery time. Not having this flexibility, printers easily run into trouble to produce something on a printing device that is only a second choice. This is of course critical in today’s competitive business environment. This is why we strongly believe that our combined digital and offset solution will bring a real benefit to the market and why we have just recently announced a global strategic cooperation with Ricoh. As a first step, both companies agreed to enter into a global distribution contract for Ricoh’s Production Printing Product portfolio. This agreement enables us to sell Ricoh’s latest color digital press, the Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition - Ricoh`s high speed color digital press with Ricoh PxP Chemical toner, as well as appropriate future production printing offerings in Ricoh’s pipeline. The global strategic cooperation, which includes Ricoh services and support, will start in April 2011. The first markets will be UK and Germany with a phased rollout to follow in other geographies with completion targeted for Drupa 2012. Our future plans are to include integration with Heidelberg’s industry standard workflow solution in the graphic arts industry, Prinect, as well as joint development activities for future printing applications. With Ricoh we have found an ideal strategic partner who shares our values of customer focus, environmental sustainability, innovation, quality, and customer service. By rounding off our offset portfolio including Anicolor technology with new digital printing equipment, we are providing our clients the combination of best-in-class offset

and digital printing-technology. Utilizing both, our customers are able to offer variable data printing as well as shorter runs, next to their established cost-effective and high end quality offset printing. With this new partnership we will also address customer demands in the broad spectrum of hybrid print applications, i.e. the combination of offset and digital printing within a single print product. Do you believe that with the new digital solution you are offering, you’ll be able to pose a serious competition to companies such as HP, Xerox and others or that’s not the intention? Before we re-entered the digital market and decided to partner with Ricoh, we carefully analysed the production spread of commercial printers. It is most important not to focus on single jobs but to offer the best equipment for the entire production spread of commercial printers. This is why we strongly believe that the combination of offset and digital that we will offer together with Ricoh is the way into the future – offering values and flexibility to printers and their clients as well.

You recently acknowledged the need for consolidation of printing industry. Do you think there are too many press manufacturers around? Do you think Heidelberg eventually will merge with another press manufacturer? There is too much capacity today in the manufacturers’ world. You have to take out the excess capacity in order to add more value to the market. The question is can so many players put enough money into their research and development to compete against other on one hand and other media on the other hand. If everybody just invests small budgets to develop the same equipment in parallel there will be no big difference at all. This is my interpretation of consolidation; why not combine the individual efforts of the manufacturers to offer better technology and more productivity to the markets. Consolidating funds for certain tasks help to do more and add more value to the industry in the end. What you think, Drupa 2012 holds for the onlookers? Drupa 2012 will show that there is an ongoing demand for commercial and packaging print and there are business opportunities in our industry to earn money. The combination of offset and digital printing for example leads to more flexibility for the printer as well as for the print buyer. We will also see further integration of printed and electronic media. It is important to understand that both media supplement each other and will pay into the marketing mix. The role of environmental responsibility will be crucial. This is where Heidelberg will continue to underline its role as a champion of environmental protection in the Printing Industry. People will get orientation at Drupa on what and how to invest as well as ideas for new business opportunities. Drupa 2012 will show many solutions, which will help printers to cope with future requirements. It

will be more on shorter runs, faster make ready times, environmental issues, how to reduce paper waste and how to get faster into production. These are the topics that will be covered because, due to market pressure printers want to produce quality printed products much cheaper than what is possible today. They need reliable machines to successfully meet those requirements. Do you think the center of gravity of printing is shifting from the Western world to Asia? Yes, there is a shift but it is not a drastic shift. There is more printing going on in Asia today. Over 30 per cent of our production is going to Asia. Only 15 per cent is going in to North America. Still the biggest power is Central Europe in the printing arena. Having said that I have to admit there will be more print in the Asian hemisphere in the future and we are by far the market leader there for high quality products. All this means that printing companies in the Western part have to differentiate themselves. This development is already in progress and a lot of printers successfully set themselves apart from others by implementing lean productions processes for example. Based on this market development we have adapted our company structure and strategy by introducing the Service division. Here we support our clients in exactly those regards. Will Print China overtake Drupa? I don’t think so, because the major part of printing still happens in industrialized countries and also the biggest numbers of printers are also still in the industrialized countries. But Print China is an important event to support the future growth in this country. We will have a big presence there and will showcase the latest technology for our customers. As a highlight we will launch our Speedmaster CX 102 for the Chinese market. Based on a new agreement, Heidelberg USA will distribute EFI’s VUTEk GS series of equipment as well as inks, parts and consumables. Heidelberg will also provide customer and technical support for printers including


AT A GLANCE Bernhard Schreier is a Heidelberg man in all aspects. Born in the city of Heidelberg in Germany in the year 1954, he completed his mechanical engineering from the Mannheim Vocational Institute along with hands on training from the Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG coupled with a degree of Berufsakademie. Schreier started his career as an Assistant to the Assembly Management at the Wiesloch factory of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. Boarding the flight of success, he thenceforth had a very rewarding career journey. In the year 1990, he was appointed as the Head of production at Montataire, France. On November 1996, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer handling Linotype-Hell AG. After the merger of LinotypeHell AG into Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, he became a full time member at the management board of the Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and Manager of the Prepress business unit. Having worked as the CEO of Heidelberg Digital, Rochester, USA he was then appointed as the Chairman of the Management Board in the year 1999, the position that he holds till date. ME Printer June 2009

Heidelberg has introduced many innovative and state-ofthe-art technologies, since its inception until now; however for printers in the Middle East, GTO is still the soul of Heidelberg, an Icon. Some even wrote poems about it. For many printers here, it is more than a printing press; it is a living history of the printing industry. Many people wonder what will happen to this popular press. When will Heidelberg pull the plug on the production of this press? Not only in the Middle East but also in other regions like Asia or South America the GTO 52 is still a desired product with an excellent reputation as a reliable work horse and that has a good resale value. We therefore have no reason to pull the plug. We modified it and renewed certain elements of it and it is still a very good machine on a basic level of automation with manual settings that fits small printers especially in emerging countries perfectly. The GTO today is much more sophisticated and much more automated. I don’t

have a reason to pull the plug because it is still contributing positively to our business. It established and nourished generations of printers and all the spare parts are still available today and are requested frequently.


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Elite Interviews installations and training. My question is will we see similar agreements in other parts of the world including Middle East? A rather odd alliance, does it mean that in future Heidelberg will transform to a company that offers a whole range of digital equipment based on OEM agreements? In order to deliver a value to our customers, the products that we distribute must always be complementary to our own offering. The distribution of the large format printer in the US is a good example as well as our recent announcement with Ricoh. Heidelberg deals in 170 countries and over 5000 people look after our sales and service activities. Whatever they can sell and whatever fits through the product portfolio is highly welcome. Our

back up instructors, our service instructors and above all, our infrastructure can perfectly handle those projects. In fact we might even see more of this in the future. As the CEO of the biggest press manufacturer in the world, definitely you had to take many tough decisions, decisions that without doubt had impact on the global graphic arts industry. How do you rate yourself? In your opinion, what was your biggest achievement? And if you could turn back time what would have you done differently? Our aim was and is to strengthen our customers and our industry. Heidelberg was the manufacturer, who segmented the production process into “Prepress”, “Press” and “Postpress”. Consequently

we integrated these formerly isolated areas into one common workflow called Prinect. Being a solution provider, we integrated the equipment of the whole value chain into the printshop management as well. Following this philosophy, Heidelberg was the first and still is the only supplier offering an integrated packaging workflow. If I could turn back time, my feeling is that we went into digital too early. But you make decisions based on the information you have at a certain point of time. . Afterwards, as the saying goes you grow wiser with the years passed. And as the years passed the printing world has changed and will continue to change. For the future we see the potential of the combination of digital and offset printing.

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Born in Heidelberg destined for the world market


Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) with its sheetfed offset printing machines is one of the leading solution providers for the print media industry. The core business of this technology group covers the whole value-added and process chain for the 35 x 50 cm (13.78 x 19.69 in) to 121 x 162 cm (47.64 x 63.78 in) format classes in the sheetfed offset sector. Heidelberg develops and produces precision printing presses, platesetters, postpress equipment, and software for integrating all the printshop processes. The Heidelberg portfolio also provides general and consulting services ranging from spare parts and consumables to the sale of remarketed equipment, and training

at the Print Media Academy. Based in Heidelberg, Germany, with development and production sites in seven countries and around 250 sales offices across the globe, the company supports around 200,000 customers worldwide. All Heidelberg presses destined for the world market are manufactured at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site. Standardized presses in all standard format classes and folding machines for the Chinese market are produced by Heidelberg in Qingpu near Shanghai. In financial year 2009/2010, Heidelberg recorded a sale of EUR 2.306 billion. As at March 31, 2010, the Heidelberg Group had a workforce of 16,496 worldwide, including 700 trainees.

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Elite Interviews Infocus Kodak

Kodak’s President talks to ME Printer on the meticulous shift from film to digital technology and their interest in the Middle East market

Remains of the Past Vs

Capturing the Future

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Chief Operating Officer and President of Eastman Kodak Company, Philip Faraci, who for the first time visited Dubai, in an interview with ME Printer discusses about the company’s growth in digital business, financial status quo of the company and their future interest in the Middle East region.


Kodak’s recently published annual report was disappointing in terms of figures, why is that so? The profits were quite good relative to this years plan but we couldn’t achieve the revenue figures that had been targeted. The company’s growth initiatives are actually doing well, though the scale of business was a little bit influenced by the economic dropout. In 2008 we had 6 quarters in a row and witnessed a very solid growth in digital business. The traditional business has been dropping at a 20 plus per cent for a while now and the digital side was offsetting it. Though the traditional decline will continue, Kodak has actually offset the decline. Even developed countries like the US and the Western Europe are not bouncing back into the industry after the great

recession but emerging markets in countries like the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America etc. grew 15 per cent last year. What is the growth rate in the Middle East area? The growth rate in Middle East is in single digits. We don’t track it on a regular basis, but still can say that it has a reasonable growth rate. Tell us about the major potential areas in Kodak and what are the future trends? The digital capturing business is quite tough. Consumer electronics especially the business of Digital Still Camera’s peaked about 2 years ago in revenue size though last year it shrank pretty significantly, which we didn’t expect. PVC (pocket video camera) market has also grown dramatically.

capture business is tough; we are getting reasonable growth in the retail photo finishing market and a very good result in consumer inkjet. Recently your CEO said that Kodak’s planning to shoulder the inkjet business with partners to develop the business, so that they can take the risk with you. It seems that developing inkjet solutions costing you lot of money. Is it worth it? On the commercial side, the Kodak has an integrated set of complete solutions and that means we can put together a press but we need to tie in all of the conversion and post processing equipment. So there is a lot of work to do. This is also the opportunity to move the technology into various press configurations. We work with most of the major press manufacturers and we provide a print head based solution that can actually melt on to existing presses, that’s an area where we have great opportunity. Nexpress was a project started with Heidelberg, and then they plugged it off and gave it back to you. You always wanted to have a foothold in commercial printing, now how do you plan to penetrate the offset printing segment? We had an extensive relationship with Heidelberg; they had been our distributors in many locations. The

Nexpress project was apparently started with their support and we still have a good relationship with them. We have been in EP (electrophotographic) printing and printer development space for many years. We made our first production color press with Nexpress; it’s a great product that continues to evolve even today. It’s got high quality, high performance and has a lot of functions that you can only otherwise get in an offset press. Do you see prospect in the Middle East for your high end inkjet solutions such as Stream technology? Yes we do. Our first high end inkjet press would be going in the Middle East probably by next year. It has an offset type speed in a digital print work flow. These are commonly used in areas where you have got transaction printing or areas where you need full digital print capabilities. It’s used in many areas as well, in books, even used in newspaper printing in some locations. You have a lot of resellers in this arena, isn’t it pretty confusing? Normally we have distribution partners who cover the entire region or just the sub regions. They cover a specific set of segments and sometimes we can’t get that and end up expanding that portfolio. In general we tie in a line with distribution partners who sell other products; they give us some

From Invention of Camera to Digital Imaging Eastman Kodak Company, a multinational US corporation is producers of imaging and photographic materials and equipment. Kodak is known for its wide range of photographic film products and they are now concentrating on digital photography and digital printing. George Eastman first invented the simple camera in the year 1888. In the year 1889, the Eastman Photographic Materials Company Limited was incorporated in London to handle distribution of products in countries outside the US. Since then, Kodak is not only known for photography but also for images used in a variety of leisure, commercial, entertainment and scientific applications. Today, Kodak has manufacturing operations in North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and Kodak products are available in every country across the globe.

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The pre press business didn’t perform well as we expected. Though we were expecting an 8 per cent growth in the industry, it grew only 4 per cent last year. The results did not kick back into the 2008 levels in terms of size. The movement for new products was quite stagnant last year. We brought in a lot of new technology that offered significant productivity and other performance advantages thereby offsetting price pressure that you see while commoditizing traditional plates. Our new plates are significant in terms of the advancements they make; they require less energy, develop on press, eliminate processing and are ecologically friendly. Pre press business is quite solid though they don’t have a lot of growth. We have 4 growth initiatives, commercial inkjet printing, consumer inkjet printing, packaging and workflow and services. These segments are doing quite well and grew 20 per cent last year, while this year we expect the business to grow by 40 per cent. There is significant growth opportunity this year with the commercial inkjet now available in the market. Our new Stream technology put into Prosper press is very well received and it is the only press in the market that offers offset class performance. We print on a web configuration that can print up to 1000 ft per minute and we print 650 ft per minute in a 4 colour press. The press offers magazine quality output comparable with 175 line quality output in a digital press. We print on a broad range of media, from 30 pound to 200 pound stock and coated and uncoated media. Though the packaging segment is comparatively small the business has doubled this year. As more and more people demand gravure quality and flexible substrate, we are expecting a significant growth in the future. Kodak also introduced the wide version and the direct engraving flexible plates last year. We see a huge amount of growth in the packaging business and the services and solutions business was equal to 21 per cent growth in the second half of the year and we expect it to be growing over the next few years. Overall, I can say that the growth initiatives are working really well. The pre press business is relatively stable, though the digital



Elite Interviews Your product portfolio is very broad; will you divest your product portfolio? Yes, we have already divested. We have divested areas that are not linked with the commercial print space. We have actually aggregated in the consumer digital space. So consumer digital and commercial prints are two primary focus areas. And we are trying to maintain a focus on expansion, while making sure that we have solid businesses in those areas. Many of our competitors in consumer space like Sony, Samsung or HP etc have much broader portfolio than we do. And in the commercial print space we have the broadest portfolio that’s relevant to a commercial printer today.

Philip Faraci

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Philip Faraci completed his education from the University of California, San Diego and is a graduate of the University’s Executive Program for Scientists and Engineers. For 22 years he worked at Hewlett Packard as the Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Business Organization and as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Inkjet Imaging Solutions Group. Faraci then moved on to work as the Chief Operating Officer at Phogenix Imaging and also worked as the President and General Manager of Gemplus Corporation’s Telecom Business unit. He joined Kodak as Director, Inkjet Systems Program in December 2004. In June 2005 he was named as Director, Corporate Strategy & Business Development. In September 2007, he was appointed as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Eastman Kodak Company. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of Kodak’s three major digital businesses, the Consumer Digital Imaging Group (CDG), the Graphic Communication Group (GCG) and the Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group (FPEG).


scale of advantage that is focused on our products. Basically we look for separate partners for packaging and commercial print. At the same time we prefer those who have a wider customer base. With regard to your product portfolio, which do you think is most suited for the Middle East? Our traditional business here has been to deal with plates. That’s our most popular zone in this region. Digital and workflow solutions are gaining more interest in the area because most of the commercial printers have the pressure to become more relevant in a forward looking business environment that requires something digital and the need to move on to workflow solutions. The Middle East market is a developing market however it is quite unpredictable; how much are you willing to invest in this region? I think we have lot of potential in this market. It’s a great trading area with a large untapped workforce. If there is more political stability in the region then it’s going to be a driver of growth. I have great hopes for Middle East, which will become an important place of business in the coming years. On the other side, Africa is also an untapped frontier for us with tremendous natural resources and a vast employee base. Why you reacted so slow to the shift from analogue to digital? There were lot of reasons for the

gradual shift. Kodak is the most recognized brand in the world and we have been here for years ubiquitously associated with photography. The transition from traditional film based photography to digital photography occurred in a very significant manner. Though we were the first brand to invent the digital cameras back in 1975, Kodak never commercialized them in the initial periods. Kodak had invented digital imaging, digital technology and many other technologies that are widely used today. Kodak has never been a strong camera player but we are a strong film player that uses camera enabling technology. The move from film based imaging was a significant transition to the company but the brand is still very healthy and very well known. Kodak has been licensing its intellectual property as a short term strategy, while trying to shift its focus. But even in the short term this strategy looks like a double edged sword? I won’t call it a double edged sword. If I could row back time 20 years back, I would constrain the number of people who went into the digital market. Once people are into that market for years, you can’t restrict them. One thing you can make sure is that you are being effectively compensated. So we actively decided to license our IP. As I said, we have invented many aspects associated with digital cameras and then we have found that the licensing program is actually investing into the business and areas that will give us a long time future.

When do you expect to be profitable again? We were profitable last year, because we had a very significant IP licensing set of programs last year. This year we expect more of a normalized licensing program and will be slightly below profitability again. Next year, even without changing in terms of normalized licensing, we will be profitable because our core investments have been improving dramatically for the last 2 years and now our core investments are moving in from the heavy investment phase to the cash generation phase, where it has started to become more profitable for the company. Consumer inkjet moved into the profitable side for the company this year and will have a positive overall earning by next year. It will go into break even sometime in 2013 probably. Within the next decade, how would Kodak look like? Kodak has been growing over the past 4 or 5 years. Our growth rates were 20 per cent last year; we expect a 40 per cent growth next year and a compounded growth rate of 30 per cent or 40 per cent over the next 4 or 5 years. I don’t think our growth areas are going to slow down over the next couple of years but I think it will only go up. Packaging is now a significant part of our commercial printing. Digital printing will be an important segment of printing presses, traditional or offset printing. So you can see that our workflow and services to business will continue to grow and we will become a much more significant player in the industry.

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Trade Event

GPP 2011

Take a bite of the latest technology and requirements in the printing and packaging industry

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the Gulf Print & Pack 2011 Pre show report


Cutting the mustard in the Middle East, Gulf Print & Pack 2011 is a blast from the past for printers, converters and packers in the region. Visitors can spot brand spanking new and exciting technologies in commercial and package printing at the bi-annual event.

participating in the commercial print market and we are looking forward to the package printing sector, which we think is a major growth area. We expect around 300 exhibitors to the Gulf Print & Pack this year.” Middle East and the North African region are a very vital market when looked upon in the world printing and packaging map. Driven by this market, the Gulf Print & Pack has proven to be a constant hit that offers incredible opportunities and that addresses exciting developments in the region. Exhibitors to the show can introduce their latest technology trends, while building their relationship with existing and new clients. They also have the opportunity to increase the sale of their products by holding live demos in the stands. The event gives a platform to reach out to all top printers, contract packers, logistic companies and brand owners under one roof, the added advantage being that they could seek out target buyers through a vast network of media and associations. The 2011 edition of the Gulf Print & Pack will be hosting a unified brand and marketing campaign targeting separately the visitors in the printing and packaging sectors. There will also be a wide-ranging seminar programme held on the show floor that would cover practical case studies as well as detailed reviews of trends and technologies. Digital printing will be the most

discussed topic this year at GPP, where eminent personalities will be discussing on these issues. At Gulf Print & Pack, visitors can see manufacturers or suppliers of; print origination equipments, plates and plate making equipments, printing machinery, sheet and web fed, printing materials like paper, board, foils, films etc, inks, coating and varnishes, on-press ancillary equipment and controls, print finishing/ binding equipment, press room handling equipment, packaging printers and converters, form, fill and seal machines, packaging materials/consumables, labelling and label application equipment, packaging machines, pack performance and quality testing equipment, packaging design and consultancy, logistics systems etc. The show will be attended by visitors from across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, India, Oman, Pakistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Jordan etc.

Roger Pellow, Managing Director, Labels and Packaging Group

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Cutting the mustard in the Middle East, Gulf Print & Pack 2011 is a blast from the past for printers, converters and packers in the region. Visitors can spot brand spanking new and exciting technologies in commercial and package printing at the bi-annual event. Printing and packaging is a complex sector that takes in use a wide range of equipments and materials like plastics, laminates, metallic foils, materials from paper to board etc. Printing process involves everything from flexo and offset to gravure or hot and cold foiling and also digital printing that demands quality, better performance and that meets environment standards. Technology is on a constant move now with style statements and brand images going under an image makeover, so package printers are always on the lookout for the latest in substrates, presses, inks, converting lines or even the latest legislation or testing requirements. Gulf Print & Pack is the best place to unearth the latest in the industry. Latest requirements needed in special finishing, coating, cutting, forming, erecting, filling and sealing operations to produce a package can be found at the show. The Gulf Print & Pack organized by the Tarsus group will run from March 14th to March 17th this year at the Airport Expo in Dubai. Roger Pellow, Managing Director, Labels and Packaging Group said “This year, we have a lot of exhibitors

“This year, we have a lot of exhibitors participating in the commercial print market and we are looking forward to the package printing sector, which we think is a major growth area”


Trade Event

GPP 2011


Biggest ever presence through dedicated zones

Canon Middle East will have its biggest ever presence at Gulf Print & Pack 2011. Joining hands with Océ for the first time ever, they will jointly showcase their complete range of products and solutions thereby exhibiting its portfolio of production and large format printing systems that are now available in the professional print market. “The two years since the last Gulf Print & Pack has been a period of enormous change for Canon and our professional print customers”, commented Ayman Aly, Production Print Product Manager, Canon Middle East. “The last show in 2009 was the launch pad for Canon Production Print Solution in the Middle East and North African region, which

marked Canon’s real debut as a serious contender in the production print marketplace. Since then we’ve worked consistently to develop a world-class range of professional print technologies, solutions and business development tools, all designed to help professional printers evolve their businesses and achieve better margins by creating new value-added services,” added Ayman. The Canon Middle East stand at Gulf Print & Pack will be divided into dedicated zones and will showcase how products can efficiently perform different print jobs based on the printing application and vertical market requirements. The demonstrations will help to address, the production challenges that

Canon’s professional print customers face within the graphic arts and CRD sectors. Customers will also have the opportunity to learn more about added digital print and business building tools that will enable them to develop their business further and open up new revenue opportunities. Among the range of products, the highlight will include several imagePRESS colour and monochrome presses, many of which will be running live customer jobs managed by the Helix Production Workflow. The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE PRO series of light production engines will offer new-to-digital printers an affordable and scalable point of entry to the benefits of digital light production. Commercial printers and CRDs looking to harness the business potential of large format applications such as graphics and signage will see a selection of Canon imagePROGRAF printers, offering photo quality and optimal productivity. On the Océ front, products include Océ’s VarioPrint 6320 Ultra, Arizona 550XT with Onyx server, ColorWave 600 and a Pro Cut machine. “Through our collaboration with Océ, Canon is entering the signage and display market. It will also be showing a concept product for the outdoor graphics display market for the first time. Canon now offers a complete solution for wide format customers from indoor to outdoor printers,” added Ayman.

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Zero fault packaging techniques


Bobst Group will exhibit this year at the Gulf Print & Packaging under the theme “Towards zero fault packaging”. Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of Bobst Group commented, “We continue to invest in research, development and innovation in order to preserve our technological leadership. This is why we are proud to present, under the theme

“Towards Zero Fault Packaging” innovative products and services, which will enable you to offer to your customers’ added value as well as real satisfaction.” Fitted with a ‘Start & Go’ system, the Masterflex- HD registers and runs in just 6 minutes instead of the normal 18, while also reducing waste. Bringing precise consistency

to the mid range, Expertcut 1.6 delivers unmatched print to cut register at a speed of 6,000 sheets per hour. The modular folder gluer, Expertfold 300, which delivers fast make ready speeds for substrates from solid board to double-wall for high value-added products flexo printed onto microflute.


With You Every Step of the way Xerox is to focus on their theme, “We’re with you every step of the way”. With this theme they meant to convey to Customers that Xerox is a trusted partner on whom they can rely to provide not only industry leading technology but also the pre press and post sale services, both business development and technical that is designed to make them more efficient and more productive. JP Teti, Manager, Production Technology, Xerox MEA said that, “ We are looking to demystify the opportunities available in the digital printing marketplace and show visitors to our stand that doing great and valuable work doesn’t have to be complicated. Our highlights will be to show the time benefits of automated digital print workflows, the value of customized communications, the power of the web as a tool to drive new application page volume and the new world of publishing and photo printing. Teti said that this GPP they would be launching the iGen4 EXP (Extra Large Page Size), the

only cut sheet color press that enables the printing of three A4 sized pages on one sheet. Visitors can also watch books printed and finished in lightning fast speed done by the Espresso Book Machine. Xerox will also be showing the Xerox 1000 Colour Press known for its versatility and unique inline clear dry ink

printing capabilities. Teti added that during GPP, Xerox will make announcements on their First Colour Press 1000 deals in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the opening of Xerox Emirates’ world class centre for innovation at their new headquarters at IMPZ in Dubai and on other major expansion activities in the region.

GSS International

Foam board, Acrylic, steel, glass, wood & ceramic tiles and has a

servo motor for both carriage and feed.

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GSS International LLC is equipped this Gulf Print & Pack with their Printing machines, GMP thermal lamination systems and are expecting quality and important customers and inquires during the show. Muneera Al-Khateeb, Sales Manager of GSS International said they had pretty good response after the Sign and Graphic Exhibition. They will exhibit this time, the Dilli Neon Titan UV flat bed printer model UVT-1606W(s), a Korean Machine that comes with 8 Konica heads, 512 nozzles and a speed of 17 square meters. It can print on all rigid surfaces like

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Trendsetting digital product range

Kodak brings a bag full of printing options this Gulf Print & Pack. The Kodak Nexpress 2500 Digital Production Color Press has the option to select the desired paper capacity, it has increased processing capability and is designed to add a fifth imaging unit for delivery of spot colour, watermarking and

protective coating. The fifth unit enables high impact glossing in conjunction with the Kodak Nexpress Glossing unit. The Kodak Trendsetter NX Imager offers a wide tonal range for flexographic printing. They have good imaging technology, semiautomatic operation, process

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stability and are easy to maintain. The Kodak Prinergy Powerpack workflow system automates steps, reduces errors and streamlines operations. It includes a job management feature that tracks jobs from receipt of files through to proofing, approval and plate making. The Prinergy Connect Workflow system delivers solutions for all sizes of commercial and publication printers and trade shops. They offer automated processing including pre-flight, colour management, trapping and imposition. The Kodak Insite Prepress Portal system streamlines job submission, job status tracking and remote content proofing or approval. The Kodak Insite Storefront system allows online purchasing of non print products with inventory and fulfilment capabilities. The Kodak Trillian SP Thermal Plates help printers improve their press uptime.

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Meeting Market Requirements with VSOP


With market requirements changing rapidly, particularly when it comes to flexible packaging and labels, Muller Martini will demonstrate this Gulf Print & Pack on how printing houses can adopt to these developments with its VSOP (Variable Sleeve Offset Printing) press.

The VSOP uses sleeve technology, which means that print sizes can be changed quickly and easily without the need to change all of the printing inserts, two light cartridges (known as sleeves) are the only parts that need to be exchanged in order to change the print size. This

method is cost effective for print lengths that change frequently. VSOP printing press offers the same advantage as offset printing, such as low printing plate costs. By using standard offset printing plates considerable saving can be made in comparison to other printing processes such as flexo and gravure printing. Other advantages of flexible order management include quick and easy printing plate manufacture and short machine setup times. A quick changeover system allows the machine to be prepared offline and when in operation. The machine settings can be stored in an integrated database so that jobs can be printed again at any time. Exhibiting at stand number E330 with Giffin Graphics, they will be showing the latest market developments and will be discussing flexible production solutions for the pressroom.



The buzz is green

Xingraphics Co. Ltd from Chengdu, China is set to explore the latest innovations from the Middle East and North Africa and to exhibit their product portfolio at the Gulf Print & Pack expo to be held from March 14 to 17 at the Airport Expo, Dubai. Xingraphics, with manufacturing facilities in Xindu Industrial Development Zone in Chengdu, China is involved in the manufacture, sales and services of thermal plate technology across the world. Heshi, Regional Sales Manager of MEA region, Xingraphics said, “Our main focus for this Gulf Print & Pack show is our Fit eCO Primo, the true processless thermal CtP plate. This technology is the world’s first true green thermal plate technology that focuses on the environment reduces costs and eliminates the troublesome procedure in prepress without compromising on quality.” Visitors to the Gulf Print & Pack show can also get a look at their products that include, FIT Xtra Melior and Thermal CtP plate. FIT Xtra Melior is an upgraded version of the initial FIT technology. It can be used for commercial, newspaper & packaging printing and also meets the needs of high speed commercial printings and high quality newspaper printing. The FIT

series are compatible with all the main thermal platesetter available in the market such as Kodak, Fuji and AGFA etc. Briefing on the company’s work plan, Heshi said, “Xingraphics keeps building up its sales channel in all the main thermal CtP market and supports its local dealers by providing services that suits the printers. Besides this, as a main supplier specialized in thermal plate technology, our R& D team are on constant work to develop better and advanced products.” Heshi talking on the recent trends in the print industry added, “The printing industry is taking a shift

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on live demos, the changes in the commercial, package and printing industry, on who sold what and all the side gossips, giving the readers a complete insight into the event. ME Printer, media partner for the Gulf Print & Pack, has already come up with a pre show report on the GPP in its February issue, for the

March issue we have prepared an extensive report on who are the exhibitors, their show plans and what to expect this GPP. So, don’t miss the action and catch all that’s new and exciting at the Gulf Print & Pack held in Dubai Airport Expo from the 14- 17 March at ME Printer.

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towards environment friendly products. More and more customers want to buy products that apply green technology. This is why our R& D department are now focusing and developing products that uses green technology. Besides, Xingraphics is focusing more on the processless thermal CtP plates as they will be the future trend of the print industry.” Xingraphics will have live demonstrations of FIT Xtra Melior and FIT eCO Primo at East hall; stand number E232 at Dubai Airport Expo during the Gulf Print & Packs. They will also be offering an on-site trouble shooting guide for their customers.


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Emirates Trans Graphics All that glitters is digital Emirates Trans Graphics will be introducing the C7000 Bizhub at the ETG stand in the Gulf Print & Pack expo. The C7000 Bizhub is a faster, more affordable digital colour printing machine. It can print corporate news-

letters, full colour saddle stitched catalogues, perfect bond magazines or direct mail flyers with variable data. It guarantees maximum output no matter what the output is. Emirates Trans Graphics deals in all

kinds of graphic arts machinery in addition to materials, consumables and spare parts. They have a market for commercial printing, pre-press, packaging, publishers, print shops and media technologies.


It’s all about solutions

Gulf Print & Pack is a dedicated event for the printing and packaging industry in the Middle East and African region. The show has been attracting print professionals around the globe for over 10 years now. Dynagraph will be exhibiting in a show space of 120 sqm at stand no. E200. They will be introducing this GPP a range of dedicated software solutions Editorial, IPAD, Preflight checking, Packaging design, Cost estimation & Production

planning. Dynagraph will be showing KnowledgeView’s, ‘Publish live Newsroom’ solutions that allows journalists and communication professionals to multi-publish, to print, SMS, mobile, blog, website, email, facebook, twitter, youtube etc. with a simple click. Knowledge View introduces ‘Syndigital’, revolutionary software for digital syndication that enables media owners and content providers

to easily manage market and sell content to a much wider audience. They will also exhibit the FFEI RealPro 3D-Packager, which is a versatile software tool for packaging professionals involved in design, client communication and production. It also includes additional features like packaging weight calculator, 3D PDF format, high-resolution export capability and iPad/iPhone application. Visitors can also find Printivs, a comprehensive standard ERP/MIS solution for the printing industry, built on and certified for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Microsoft Navision) as during every Gulf Print & Pack since 2005. Continuing the venture with HP, Dynagraph will equally demonstrate some of the finest and advance large format and flatbed technologies available in the market. There will be the HP Flatbed FB500 printer that prints on virtually any rigid and flexible media with good ink adhesion and an image quality of up to 1200 x 600 optimized dpi. Also on display will be the HP Designjet L25500 that prints on a wide range of media for outdoor and indoor applications.

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Effective solutions for offset printing Color Bit offers a complete line of offset printing ink series that are user friendly and economical and also guarantees high performance. Hamid Jaberzadeh, Managing Director of ColorBit said that, “This Gulf

Print & Pack we would be exhibiting at stand number E310 a range of machines that include high tech digital to print and UV format systems, high speed and fully automatic thermal laminating systems, cutting systems

and handling equipments, packaging equipments, holograms and high speed industrial hot foil systems, premium quality consumables and also will be providing used equipments and technical support.”

Ali Alhashemi Trading Going digital, going packaging

Ali Alhashemi Trading Est. is to focus on digital application, print & finish-on-demand & some packaging applications mainly at this Gulf Print & Pack edition. G. Jayaprakash, General Manager, Sales & Marketing of the company said that they are more on to printon-demand & short runs as they find that these areas are getting more and more popular. Jayaprakash said that, “We believe exhibitions are a vital mode of exposure, it not only gives us opportunity to explore the untapped market segment but also gives customers a platform to experience new technologies and launches. We have been participating since 2005 and always have benefited in terms of business and contracts. Being one of the major players in the graphic arts industry, we believe that participation keeps up the positive vibe among our customers and also contributes to bring the market back to normalcy after the recession. This year we expect more customers from Saudi Arabia & Qatar. Ali Alhashemi would be launching MGI and Plockmatic machines during the Gulf Print & Pack

exhibition. They would also hold live demonstrations of a window patching machine from Kohmann, Germany and also the JETvarnish, the world’s first digital spot UV coater. Other than these the other machines that they would put on show will be the digital press, digital finishing solutions, mailing systems, digital spot UV coating machines, finishing machines, digital laminators, collators, booklet makers, digital sample maker for making die-cut, creased samples

for packaging etc. During a recent sale, Ali Alhashemi Trading sold MGI’s latest generation multi-substrate Digital Press Meteor DP 60 Pro to Reprotronics, Dubai. The machine comes along with full finishing line for the Plastic Card Manufacturing Line. The MGI Meteor DP 60 Pro prints on paper and plastic substrate from 70 gsm to 350 gsm paper and 100 µ up to 400 µ (plastic). The machine is ideal for short runs.

Q.I. Press Controls

Efficient colour systems

nano-seconds the IDS controller analyses the real colour value with a target value and decides, which adjustments have to be made. IDS can

inform pressroom management with regards to the quality- and efficiency levels of different jobs, print-runs, different shifts etc.

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Q.I. Press Control, suppliers of innovative and high-tech closed loop control equipment for all web offset printing presses will be having a live demonstration of their closed loop colour system. Exhibiting at stand E330 they offer a total solution for fully automated press control. IDS (Intelligent Density System), their colour control system is used on newspaper presses around the world, nearly two hundred-fold each day, also on hybrid presses. The IDS used in the system is capable to work completely as a “hands-off” system. Accurate colour image data is given as a reference from CIELab*-data to IDS. From that moment, IDS compares actual colour data from a chosen pressline. Within


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Flint Group

Embracing UV Flexo technology

Introducing Flexocure FORCE, a new development in UV Flexo technology at the Gulf Print & Pack 2011, Flint group is looking in to develop its business in the region. The new Flexocure provides easy handling due to lower viscosity and no foaming, greater adhesion to a wider range of substrates and improved performance on many variable printing techniques. Anthony Murphy, Commercial Director & General Manager, Flint Group Middle East said, “Our main focus for the Gulf region is Packaging and Narrow Web Inks. Flint group recently acquired Torda (a leading manufacturer of printing inks for the packaging markets in

Northern Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East with a substantial presence in Eastern Europe) and now we have a new platform to work in the region. As regards to solvent based inks for Gravure & Flexo, we recently launched Pluriprint RF, an excellent ink for lamination, surface and reverse printing for both flexo & gravure applications.“ He added that, “ The Narrow web market continues to grow especially in shrink sleeve and IML ( In Mould Labels). The packaging industry is looking at “ User friendly Greener Inks“ and replacing solvent based inks with water based ink systems. Specialized in such products, Flint group

can assist and advise converters in this matter. Flint Group’s Product Manager for UV inks, Par Olsson, explains: “As an integral part of developing new products, we have a clear customer focus and always involve leading quality minded converters in the development process. They are asked to explain and exemplify prior to the project what properties and parameters are missing in the market and after we have listed all parameters our researchers start to build the technology that can provide solutions for them.”

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Measuring quality at a fraction of time


Techkon GmbH for the past 25 years is into manufacturing measuring devices for the graphic industry. With a company base in Germany they bring this Gulf Print & Pack a new spectrophotometer on wheels called the ‘SpectroJet’, which automatically measures the densities and colour values of process and spot colours. SpectroJet can scan at a speed of 200 mm per second. The device is guided by hand along the colour test patches, while the

tracking wheels on the bottom ensures a straight run. Accurate spectral measured data are sent to the PC software ExPresso that will display all relevant information for controlling the printing press. Ink Zone specific density information and recommendation enable to set the printing press in colour very quickly, save paper waste and ensures high print quality. The system is flexible to be used with any press type and format. SpectroJet

meets all standardized conditions necessary for ISO 12647 and Gracol G7. The measurement data can be exported into other software applications to enable a ‘closed loop’ solution for printing presses. Other products on display by Techkon at the show include SpectroPlate that enables fast and accurate measurements in one second on any kind of plates and screening technologies. They have a high resolution video sensor; can be used as a ‘Digital Microscope.’ Then they have the SpectroDens, which are two devices put into one. The machine combines a Densitometer and a Spectrophotometer for density and colorimetric readings. At a push of a button they provide all information for quality control within a second and supplies recommended adjustment of the ink at the press. Techkon will also display SpectroDrive, a completely automated measurement system. Techkon can be found at stand no. E503 during the Gulf Print & Pack at the Airport Expo from March 14 to March 17, 2011.


The commercial and package printing industries are changing. Are you ready? New developments in machinery and materials are creating opportunities that would have been unimaginable only a few years ago. It’s a rollercoaster ride that is ready to be boarded! ME Printer June 2009

Strap yourself in and embark on the Gulf Print & Pack ride from 14 - 17 March at Airport Expo, Dubai. Explore the latest innovations from around the world and see the bright lights of cutting-edge working machinery, substrates and other solutions that will allow your business to reach for the stars. Featuring afternoon seminar sessions focussing on practical case studies and reviews. Learn about global printing trends and technologies and secure new business to increase your profits. With live demonstrations of the latest machinery and materials, can you afford to miss the printing event of the year?

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Kapco Systems New Production Line A relatively new entrant to the Gulf Print, Kapco Systems will be displaying sample reels from their production along with flyers and some background images. Talking to ME Printer, Walid Awad, Commercial Manager, Kapco said

that though they don’t intend to display any machines this year, they would be looking forward to build their relationships through Gulf print & packs. Walid said that, Kapco is in its initial stages of development and they have just

started production with establishing a new production line. With a new CAST PP from W&H Machinery with production capacity over 450 ton monthly in their production line, they also have plans for a new matelliser.


LFP’s with Enhanced Colour Productivity

Epson in a Middle East launch offered two large format printers that is an combines accurate colour reproduction and high productivity. 24-inch Epson Stylus Pro 7890 and 44-inch Epson Stylus Pro 9890 are designed to help professional photographers and the fine art market to create true-to-life prints at high speed. Visitors to the Gulf Print & Pack can grab a view of these machines, that will be displayed at Epson’s stand.

Khalil El Dalu, General Manager, Epson Middle East said, “The Stylus Pro 7890 and Stylus Pro 9890 offer first class colour reproduction and also represent a big boost in productivity. They have a high production speed aided by Epson’s Automatic Droplet Detection System to fix blocked nozzles without intervention. Both devices carry photo and matte black inks simultaneously and the built-in rotary knife means prints are cut quickly and cleanly, while the improved supply handling means paper rolls are changed effortlessly in seconds. These features offer significant benefits in terms of saved cost and time to our customers here in the Middle East.” Both printers use Epson’s 8-colour UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta inkset in combination with the TFP print head for enhanced dot quality and crisp, clear images. Epson claims these printers achieve

one of the highest colour gamuts on the market with consistently smooth gradations and also a superior range of natural looking grey tones. Three densities of black, comprising a standard photo or matte black (selected automatically depending on the media) plus a light black create a striking black and white output with a high contrast ratio, perfect tonal range, improved grey balance and no colour casting. This combination of black inks also means that prints are free from bronzing with a uniform surface appearance without discernible difference between light and dark areas. The optional inline SpectroProofer ensures consistent, repeatable colour accuracy when using different media, rapidly measuring control strips and colour charts when creating ICC (International Color Consortium) profiles and print verification results.


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A Growing Name in Business Automation


HIFLEX, a well known term in the printing arena is into commercial printing, brochures, magazines as well as books, labels and packaging. At Gulf Print &Pack this year, HIFLEX MIS & Web2Print bring solutions to improve and automate business processes. They are sold in more than 35 countries also in UAE and Saudi Arabia and are available in 28 languages. HIFLEX is JDFcertified and a partner member

of the CIP4 Organization that won seventeen of the CIP4 Innovation (CIPPI) Awards and is the PIA/GATF 2008 +2010 InterTech Technology Award recipient. HIFLEX MIS and its complete JDF/JMF workflow will be demonstrated at their stand every hour. It includes the automated estimate engine “AutoPilot” and the powerful imposition engine. The HIFLEX imposition layout is fed

into connected prepress workflow systems through JDF. Following the electronic job scheduling presetting data is forwarded to Press and Post press. HIFLEX Webshop will be demonstrated during every half-hour. HIFLEX Webshop is known for its user friendliness, business automation and process control. HIFLEX can be found at booth no. C635 at the Gulf Print & Pack show.

Printech Middle East

Complete Solutions for the Print Industry

Printech a complete solution provider for the Printing and Packaging Industry in the MENA region and India provides consulting and technical solutions in equipment, components and consumables to enhance throughput. Coming this year at the Gulf Print & Pack with a series of print rolls, they would be exhibiting the Apex Europe BV, which includes Unicorr, Unifli and Uniflex metering rolls. The new metering roll UniCorrL of

the Apex Group of Companies can be used like a regular anilox roll. Its surface material and surface area structure are completely different from any current anilox technology. One UniCorr L will cover the print options of a number of different traditional anilox screen specifications. UniFli is ideal for the label industry and are light weight and its specially developed anodized layer Apex ensures that it will be

resistant against aggressive inks and common cleaning liquids. They provide to their customers quality service, components and consumables that will increase the output, reduce wastage and enhance profitability of Flexible Packaging, Label Printing, Corrugated Carton and Offset Printing companies and for all companies that requires Industrial Packaging Solutions in the Middle East region and the Indian Sub-continent.


A One Stop Shop for Used Machinery

UPEX will give opportunity to visitors to see used machinery specialists from around the world at the Gulf Print & Pack exhibition. There will be dealers for a wide range of equipment from pre-press through sheet and web presses to bindery and finishing kit. The exhibitors who are with UPEX, this time at the Gulf Print & Pack are the Scottish based Bindery Machinery Services that will be exhibiting a Presto saddle stitcher on their stand U133. Managing Director of the company, Jim Brown said, “The Gulf region is a very important market for us and

we’re confident that this machine will be sold and installed locally.” UK based Exel Group has announced that they would venture with Exel Middle East in the Middle East region as they see an increase in demand for their services by Middle East and North African clients. This new venture is backed by full technical and sales support of Exel’s main office thereby offering a one stop shop for their Middle East clients to purchase equipment without having to travel to Europe. Global Graphic Equipment will be C using the show to promote their

expansion within the envelope machine market. They are an established company dealing in used laminating and coating machines, die cutters, carton gluers and hot foil machines. Other international UPEX exhibitors include: from the UK, Care Graphic Machinery, Grafitec, Nyland Graphics, West Park Graphic Equipment and White Horse Machinery, from the Netherlands KGT Kool Graphic Trade, Prestotype and PGM; from Germany Klaus Paradowski and from the USA MPanPac Y CM LLC. MY CY CMY K

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AHeidelberg Quality Visit invited a group of

journalists from Middle East to tour its facility in Germany

For the first time Heidelberg Germany invited a Group of Journalists from Middle East to take part in a Middle East press tour to Heidelberg facilities in Germany including the Print Media Academy located in the city of Heidelberg as well as to the Wiesloch- Walldorf


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PMA, PMC and a group picture


The tour started with a visit to the Print Media Academy (PMA). The three legged horse figure outside the PMA glass building, which was opened in the year 2000 prior to Drupa, has been subject to many speculations. Do three legs represent three stages of printing, i.e., preprees, press, postpress? Or is it just an artistic expression from which a viewer can draw his own conclusion? It seems that nobody really knew much about it. The fact is that it does have a certain industrial look, which you can associate with printing. So we left

production site. The tour that took place from the 7th to 11th of February also included a visit to two print houses that are loyal customers of Heidelberg as well as the Polar Mohr factory and the R&D center in Hofheim. Though the whole program was quite

intensive, it was well organized and planned. Volker Trapmann, Heidelberg’s marketing manager, responsible for distributor network and Dr. Ali Makari, Area Sales Manager hosted the journalists from day one until the final stage of the trip.

it there in its three legs for further speculation and continued our tour. Inside PMA, a group of top Heidelberg executives including Markus Kohler, Area Sales Manager, Hilde Weisser responsible for Media Relations, Wolfgang Roth, Heidelberg’s Director for Middle East and North Africa, Dirk Henrich, Head of Trade Press and Dr. Joachim Englisch, Senior Vice President for Remarketed Equipment and Dr. Ali Makari welcomed the delegation. After a short tour of the Academy and a group picture everybody headed to Heidelberg headquarters to visit Heidelberg’s Print Media Center, where Markus Kohler briefed the delegation about the whole range of Heidelberg’s products in the center. The whole range of Heidelberg equipments are installed and integrated in the presentation center.

All the presses are equipped with extra features to impress the customers. The machines available in the demo center included a 5 colour XL 75 with coater and 5 color Speedmaster 74 plus coater. These machines are part of Heidelberg’s offering in the medium format. XL 75 is also manufactured in customized configuration with perfecting capability and coating or double coating units plus Star Foil for cold foiling applications. On the other hand Speedmaster 74 is targeted at commercial printers, who want to move to a bigger format than GTO. Speedmaster is still a very important machine for Heidelberg. It is available in a range of 2 to 8 colour and also in perfecting configurations. Heidelberg’s quality control systems such as Image control that can add small colour bar or Mini Spot to have a close circuit

quality control system between printing and prepress was also on display. Heidelberg claims nobody in the industry has the Mini Spot workflow. For the big format, Heidelberg has three machines on display, a 10 color XL 105 perfector, which is considered Heidelberg’s top range machine, 8 colour Speedmaster 102 long perfector, which according to Heidelberg is very popular in the Middle East and the latest member of 70x100 format family, CX 102. The machine that was unveiled at Ipex 2010 is a mix of CD 102 and XL 105. Kohler believes CX is a budget friendly solution for printers in the Middle East, who are keen to have the best features of both machines. What Heidelberg’s Print Media Center demonstrates to visitors is that printing is not about press anymore. It’s more about accessories, quality control, peripherals and most importantly, workflow. Followed by the demo center visit, Volker Trapmann kick started the first day presentations by offering an insight into the segmentation of printing volume and Heidelberg‘s positioning within the world of graphic arts. According to Trapmann, Heidelberg is now focusing more and more on service. That is why last year the company separated the service organization from manufacturing and also from other business units of Heidelberg. Heidelberg has more than 200,000 customers in 170 countries and offers service, which has now become the main priority of the company. Trapmann also offered some interesting global figures on graphic arts. The value of print volume worldwide is now about €380 billion Euro, which is equal to


As big as 11 football stadiums

many big printers using web to print solutions are printing and delivering thousands of small jobs every day. These printers are taking away jobs that traditionally belonged to small printers. In such a back drop, integration has become vital even for small and medium printers. Heidelberg claims, with Prinect that consists of several modules printers can easily access consistent and real time available data throughout the production. Job specifications and master data have only to be entered once. Setup data for machines connected online and for data terminals are available in real time. Furthermore, process data captured during processing are all delivered to one place that guarantees real time as well as consistent job tracking and job reporting throughout the system. Other benefits include one unified user interface that can control the entire production and scheduling and re scheduling can be performed real time on live data.

of the production line, from manufacturing of parts such as gripper bars and cylinders to the final assembly, works. There are 1400 blue collar and 150 white collar employees working in the manufacturing site, of which 80% of them are skilled workers and 20% have been trained by Heidelberg. The size of the manufacturing hall is 620 x120 meters that equals to roughly 11 football fields. Normally it takes 4 to 5 months for an order to be delivered. Every machine is built on order so there is no inventory of finished presses. Since every

machine comes with different options, it is considered a unique and customized press. The space available makes it possible to print test 85 machines at the same time. That is why some call the site the biggest print shop in the world. It takes 10 days to test print a 4 color machine and to do the final adjustments. To conduct a full test, 1000 parameters must be checked by the test printer. No wonder printing press is such an expensive kit! While we were visiting the site, a Speedmaster CD 102 was being assembled for a customer in Saudi

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On day 2 we started our program by visiting the Wiesloch Walldorf manufacturing site near Heidelberg. Once again Markus Kohler and Dr. Ali Makari guided our tour, they explained how different parts

1% of global GDP. With €29 billion sales generated, German printing industry amounts to roughly ten percent when compared with Germany’s key automotive industry. The key message of Trapmann’s presentation was that print is still a very important element of our daily lives and it will remain so in the foreseeable future and Heidelberg will continue to be a global player. The next presentation by Wolfgang Roth focused entirely on the Middle East and Heidelberg’s involvement in the region. Roth put forward some interesting figures about the company’s market share in the region. With 36%, Turkey by far is the best market for Heidelberg followed by KSA, UAE and Iran. Heidelberg has been present in the MENA region since 1920. Heidelberg’s agencies and subsidiaries in MENA region employ 400 specialists including 215 technical staff for after sales service. First shipments of letter presses machine to Middle East took place during 1925 and since then more than 8600 letter presses have been sold to the region. On the other hand more than 12,000 new offset printing units, nearly 7000 new offset printing machines, 2500 new Stahl folding machines and more than 300 CtPs have been installed throughout in the MENA region. The last presentation on the first day of our tour was focused on Prinect, Heidelberg’s flagship workflow. According to Axel Zoller from Heidelberg, more than 220 complete Prinect workflow systems have been installed throughout the world including Middle East. Zoller maintains that



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Arabia. At the moment, the factory’s output is 18 printing units a day. The maximum capacity of the site is about 25 units a day. Based on the configuration of machines being assembled, you could clearly realize that now-a-days long perfectors are becoming quite popular among printers. After our morning tour we met Stephan Plenz , member of the management board , who is responsible for Heidelberg’s equipment division. In his presentation Plenz gave a rather clear picture of Heidelberg’s extensive portfolio including Hardware, Software and Brainware for Commercial and Packaging Print. He also announced that the company is preparing a solution consisting not just of a digital press but teaming that device with an Anicolor sheetfed litho press and a software controller for parceling jobs between the two. Heidelberg does not believe in offset versus digital strategy. Instead Plenz maintains that customers need an efficient solution for short run printing. Heidelberg is targeting value and performance segments within digital printing arena where the runs are between 60 to 120 pages per minute and machines cost between 100,000 to 50,00,000 Euros. Plenz claims Heidelberg’s solution


Full integration saves money and labour

offers customers the same quality and functionality that they expect from a digital device. Plenz also maintained that the runs above 200 copies can go straight to Speedmaster 52 Anicolor and for quantities less than 200 copies; we have to check on what percentage is variable data. Based on Heidelberg’s research the volume of variable data printing is anywhere between 5 to 7%. So the big idea of variable data as the biggest advantage of digital printing never really took off. Instead it went straight to Internet. And any amount of printing jobs below 200 that needs offset quality still can be printed with Anicolor and the rest can be sent to digital device. The idea at least seems good on paper but we have to wait and see if the system can really deliver in a real commercial printing environment. Followed by the presentation of Plenz, there was another product demonstration scheduled. This time the focus was on postpress, packaging printing and peripherals such as Cut Star and perfect binding solutions such as Eurobind. Kohler explained the advantages of some of the features used in Heidelberg’s presses such as single suction tape used in feeder that prevents the misalignment of the sheet in the infeed. After the second product demonstration, Marcel Kiessling, Member of the Executive Board, who is responsible for Heidelberg Service, offered a presentation on the background and the objectives of Heidelberg’s service division. Kiessling listed the challenges that printers are facing today including eroding prices, increasing costs for labour and raw materials and environmental concerns. Kiessling also said that web to print has become an important player for some printers, helping them to increase their revenue and differentiates themselves from

the rest. Many small and medium printers now want to know more about this new trend. The role of print in media mix is changing as well. Printers who want to be a communication provider for their customers have to be aware of what kind of electronic media is available so they can become media neutral communication supplier instead of an offset printer. That means they can deliver the content that has been printed through several other channels as well. Runs are becoming smaller so there is no doubt that digital printing is a necessity. So any printing company today needs some kind of a printing capability. And that is why Heidelberg is re-entering the digital market. It is no secret that printers in industrialized countries are struggling to make a profit. In Germany, for example the gap between the ‘rich and the poor’ is increasing. During 2004-2008, even before the recession kicked in, 30% of the German printing companies achieved an average profit margin of more than 5%. Meanwhile 50% generated no continuous profit margin and 20% generated losses that became credit defaults. In order for printers to be successful in such a tough environment, first they have to opt for the right technology and second they must have access to efficient service from their supplier. That is why service has become a crucial part of Heidelberg’s offering to its customers. Heidelberg service division with 4000 expert’s worldwide, offer business development, training, process optimization, productivity optimization and last but not the least technical services, which include remote diagnosis as well. Followed by Kiessling’s presentation and another round of product demonstration we headed back to our hotel to look ahead for another busy day tomorrow.

On the third day of our tour de force, we visited two Heidelberg customers who have won CIPPI award. What both printers had in common was that both were taking advantage of the Prinect connectivity capabilities to achieve full integration within their print houses. The first print house we visited was Druckerei Bauer. The

company is a successful package printer with a wide range of Heidelberg equipment including XL 105-6+L, CD 102-5+L, Dymatrix 105 CS, Diana Pro and more. The company produces more than 250 million folding boxes per year for pharmaceutical industry, health care, and chemical industry and also for the food industry. Despite

the recession, Matthias Bauer the company’s project manager says that they were able to maintain their growth and even thrive. According to Bauer, the secret is their full integration and efficient use of workflow that includes MIS Prinance and professional ERP for


Cutting edge cutting devices On the last day of our trip we visited Polar factory and its R&D center in Hofheim. Michael Neugart, Polar’s managing director welcomed the delegation and gave a general overview of the company. Polar, first known as Adolf Mohr Maschinenfabrik was established in 1906 as a furniture manufacturer. Now it sells its entire product range under the POLAR brand name. As an independent family firm, POLAR has developed into a major manufacturer for high-speed cutters as well as for matching peripherals in the graphical industry. Helped by a close partnership with sales partners, POLAR began positioning itself as a global sales and service organization back in 1949. Today, POLAR maintains close contact with its customers via a network of 200 agencies and branches in 170 countries. Since 1949 Polar has exclusive global distribution agreement with Heidelberg. During his presentation, Neugart claimed that 60% of the Middle East and African market for high speed cutters belong to Polar. On the other hand 6% of Polar’s total production in 2008 went to Middle East and Africa. Though Middle East is a growing market for Polar,

The path to quality

postpress stage to the whole print production workflow. Using new Polar system the company saved on one operator. So instead of two, the whole system is managed by one person only. Since labour is expensive in Germany, the savings are significant.

it is unpredictable with a fluctuating market. The number of Polar equipment sold to Middle East varies drastically from year to year; it can be as low as 18 or as high as 150 units. Polar believes that today accessories and peripherals such as automatic loading, jogging, buffering, unloading are as necessary as the cutting machine itself because they save time and money, while streamlining the whole print production process. Many printers frequently use the cutting machine as a table for jogging papers, while the machine sits idle. This downtime is very costly for printers because instead of cutting, the expensive machine is used as a table. That is why peripherals are more and more important. During our visit to the factory and R&D center we could experience how automation in postpress can contribute to improvement in print production and quality. Polar also is very much involved in label industry. The company’s offering for label industry includes SingleHead Bander BS-23 for automatic banding of square-cut packs, Label System SC(20,21 and 25) for high automatic in-line production of square-cut labels with integrated banding, Stand-Alone Die Cutter DC-M for die-cutting packs with manual loading, Label System DC11 for die-cutting of compressible materials with counter pressure system and manual loading and Label System DCC-11 for a highly automated in-line production process of banded die-cut labels with counter pressure. Our tour guide

for Polar factory was Peter Rejmers, who is responsible for product development. His explanation about the details was interesting as well as intimidating. When you think about all the effort that goes to manufacture high quality piece of kit you feel that there are so many things that as a journalist you have to learn to understand the industry as a whole. There were lots of interesting details to learn in from the Polar manufacturing site and its R& D center. For example the way, air knife works in order to cut the plastics efficiently or the pulse generator used in the cutting machine. Every time the spindle makes one revolution the pulse generator generates 8000 clicks. This level of accuracy makes Polar equipment expensive and at the same time reliable. However many printers are going through tough times, so it is a big dilemma for them to decide in terms of quality vs price.

My four day trip to Germany was informative and mind opening. We always talk about the invasion of Chinese manufactures and how they are capturing market share within the graphic arts industry but quality is not something that you can achieve overnight. It is the result of

many years of experience, of hard work and legacy. Heidelberg and Polar are not the only manufacturers that are offering high quality products. There are of course others including Chinese manufacturers. But all of them have to go through the similar path.

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warehouse management. The next print house that we visited, Metzgerdruck also had the similar argument. Metzger is fully integrated to postpress system using Polar’s 137 XT Autotrim cutting solution. Metzgerdruck is the first company that successfully integrated


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‫مشكلة وحل‬

‫مشكلة النمو النقطي في‬ ‫طباعة الليثو أوفست‬

‫د‪ .‬جورج نوبار سيمونيان‬

‫ال شك أن طباعة الليثو أوفست تعتبر من أكثر الطرق الطباعية التي تحتوي علي متغيرات‪ ،‬ال‬ ‫سيما مع وجود محاليل الترطيب جنبًا إلى جنب مع األحبار الطباعية‪ .‬وبالتالي فهي لها نصيب‬ ‫األسد من المشاكل الطباعية‪ ،‬وفي سلسلة من المقاالت المتتالية بدأنا تناول مجموعة من أهم‬ ‫هذه المشاكل الطباعية‪ ،‬مع توضيح أهم أسبابها وطرق عالجها‪.‬‬ ‫وفي هذا العدد رأينا أن نتعرض باختصار وبناء على رغبة العديد من السادة القراء لمشكلة النمو‬ ‫النقطي ‪ ،Dot Gain‬والتي كنا قد تناولناها منذ أكثر من أربعة سنوات‪ ،‬وهي من المشاكل التي‬ ‫تؤرق معظم المطابع وتتسبب في إنتاج المطبوعات بكثافات لونية وطباعية أعلى من المطلوب‪،‬‬ ‫والتي تؤثر بدورها سلبيًا على ألوان ومظهر المنتجات الطباعية النهائية‪.‬‬

‫تعريف المشكلة‪:‬‬ ‫يت���م طباع���ة معظ���م المطبوع���ات عل���ي هيئ���ة نقاط‬ ‫شبكية‪ ،‬حيث تستخدم كل أنظمة اإلخراج الطباعي‬ ‫تقنيات ش���بكات الهافتون في إنتاج األنواع المختلفة‬ ‫من الصور والرسوم والمنتجات الطباعية‪.‬‬ ‫الهافت���ون (أي الص���ورة الش���بكية الت���ي تحتوي علي‬ ‫النقاط الش���بكية)‪ ،‬هي إعادة إنت���اج ومحاكاة الدرجات‬ ‫الظلي���ة المختلف���ة الموجودة في الص���ور الفوتوغرافية‬ ‫مس���تمرة الدرجات‪ ،‬عن طريق مجموع���ة من النقاط‬ ‫الشبكية‪.‬‬

‫أهم األسباب لهذه المشكلة‪:‬‬ ‫‪ 1‬زي���ادة اإلنضغ���اط (الكبس���ة) بين إس���طوانتي‬‫الس���طح الطباع���ي (‪ )Plate‬والوس���يط المطاطي‬ ‫(‪.)Blanket‬‬ ‫‪ 2‬زي���ادة اإلنضغ���اط الطباع���ي بي���ن إس���طوانتي‬‫الضغ���ط (‪ )Impression‬والوس���يط المطاط���ي‬ ‫(‪.)Blanket‬‬ ‫‪ 3‬زي���ادة اإلنضغ���اط بي���ن إس���طوانات التحبي���ر‬‫(‪ )Inking form rollers‬والس���طح الطباع���ي‬

‫ويتم طباعة المئات من الدرجات الظلية علي المكنات‬


‫الطباعي���ة باس���تخدام ل���ون واحد فقط (كم���ا في حالة‬

‫‪ 4-‬زي���ادة إم���داد الحبر م���ن مس���تودع الحبر الي‬

‫الحب���ر األس���ود في حالة الص���ور أحادية الل���ون) ‪ ،‬ألن‬

‫السطح الطباعي‪.‬‬

‫المكن���ات الطباعية تعتبر من األنظم���ة الثنائية‪ ،‬فهي‬

‫‪ 5-‬اللزوجة المنخفضة لألحبار‪.‬‬

‫تق���وم بتنفيذ إحتمالي���ن فقط ال ثالث لهم���ا‪ ،‬إما وضع‬ ‫الحب���ر (ف���ي المناط���ق الطباعية)أو ع���دم وضعه (في‬ ‫المناطق غير الطباعية)‪.‬‬ ‫الش���خص العادي ال يري هذه النقاط كنقاط مستقلة‬ ‫منفصلة‪ ،‬ألنها تك���ون ذات أحجام ميكرونية أقل من‬

‫أهم طرق العالج‪:‬‬ ‫‪ 1‬ضبط اإلنضغاط بين إسطوانتي السطح الطباعي‬‫(‪ )Plate‬والوسيط المطاطي (‪.)Blanket‬‬ ‫‪ 2‬ضب���ط اإلنضغ���اط بي���ن إس���طوانتي الضغ���ط‬‫(‪ )Impression‬والوسيط المطاطي (‪.)Blanket‬‬ ‫‪ 3‬ضب���ط اإلنضغ���اط بي���ن إس���طوانات التحبي���ر‬‫(‪ )Inking form rollers‬والس���طح الطباع���ي‬ ‫(‪.)Plate‬‬ ‫‪ 4‬ضبط كميات إمداد الحبر حسب الحاجة فقط‪.‬‬‫‪ 5‬اس���تخدام األحب���ار ذات اللزوج���ات الصحيحة‬‫والمناسبة‪.‬‬ ‫‪6‬اس���تخدام الوس���ائط المطاطي���ة ذات المرون���ة‬‫المناس���بة‪ ،‬والقابل���ة لإلنضغ���اط‪ ،‬وذل���ك حس���ب‬

‫‪ 6-‬درجة مرونة الوسيط المطاطي ‪.‬‬

‫متطلبات الخامة الطباعية‪.‬‬

‫‪ 7-‬اس���تخدام الوس���ائط المطاطي���ة غي���ر القابل���ة‬

‫‪ 7-‬استخدام أنواع الورق ذات التشرب المناسب‪.‬‬

‫لإلنضغ���اط ‪ Non Compreesible‬حس���ب‬ ‫متطلبات الخامة الطباعية‪.‬‬

‫‪ 8‬ضب���ط أزمنة التعريض علي األل���واح الطباعية‬‫م���ن خ�ل�ال األف�ل�ام باس���تخدام أش���رطة التدريج‬

‫‪ 8-‬زيادة نسبة تشرب الورق أو الخامة الطباعية‪.‬‬

‫الرم���ادي ‪ Grey Scale‬أو الخط���وط الميكروني���ة‬

‫كل مجموعة منها كوحدة واحدة تعبر عن درجة معينة‬

‫‪ 9-‬زي���ادة أزمنة التعريض عل���ي األلواح الطباعية‬


‫من الدرجات الظلية‪.‬‬

‫من خالل األفالم السلبية‪.‬‬

‫وم���ن أج���ل إنت���اج ه���ذه النق���اط بالمس���توي العال���ي‬

‫‪ 10-‬انخف���اض أزمن���ة التعري���ض عل���ي األل���واح‬

‫قدرة العين البش���رية علي تمييزها‪ ،‬وبالتالي فهو يري‬

‫المطل���وب‪ ،‬البد من الحفاظ عل���ي أحجامها‪ ،‬حيث أن‬ ‫أي تغير في أحجامها ومس���احاتها س���يؤثر سلبيًا علي‬ ‫الدرج���ات الظلية التي س���تنتجها وتؤثر بها في النهاية‬ ‫علي عين المتلقي‪.‬‬ ‫ال���ى زيادة ف���ي المس���احات واألحجام الكلي���ة للنقاط‬ ‫الش���بكية عن أحجامها الموجودة علي الفيلم أو اللوح‬ ‫الطباع���ي مفصول األل���وان‪ ،‬أو داخل المل���ف الرقمي‬ ‫الخ���اص بالعملي���ة الطباعي���ة‪ ،‬ويعب���ر عنه���ا بالنس���بة‬ ‫المئوية‪.‬‬

‫وال ش���ك أن معرفة أس���باب أية مش���كلة تعتبر نصف‬ ‫الطريق إلى حلها‪ ،‬حيث يتبقي تنفيذ عكس األسباب‬ ‫وتالفيها‪.‬‬

‫م���ن أهمها مرونة الوس���ائط المطاطية‪ ،‬وهي تعتبر‬ ‫طبيعية وم���ن الخصائص الرئيس���ية لطباعة الليثو‬ ‫أوفس���ت‪ ،‬ولكن يجب السيطرة عليها داخل حدود‬ ‫معين���ة أقرتها المنظم���ة الدولية للتوحيد القياس���ي‬ ‫والمواصف���ات العالمي���ة ‪ ،ISO‬داخ���ل مواصفاته���ا‬ ‫الخاصة بصناع���ات الطباعة‪ ،‬مثل الجزء الثاني من‬ ‫المواصف���ة رق���م ‪ 12647‬الخاص���ة بطباع���ة الليثو‬ ‫أوفست‪.‬‬

‫‪ME Printer March 2011‬‬

‫ومش���كلة النمو النقطي هي تلك المشكلة التي تؤدي‬

‫الطباعية من خالل األفالم الموجبة‪.‬‬

‫وهذه المش���كلة ال يمكن تفاديها ألس���باب كثيرة‬


‫تقنيات حديثة‬

‫تقنية التونر الشفاف للورنشة‬ ‫على ماكينات الطباعة الرقمية‬ ‫د‪ .‬جورج نوبار سيمونيان‬

‫ظهرت مؤخرًا تقنيات وإمكانات الورنشة والتغطية‬ ‫داخ���ل ماكينات الطباعة الرقمية نفس���ها في خط‬ ‫إنتاجي واحد ومشترك‪ ،‬وذلك باستخدام مسحوق‬

‫ تك���ون طبق���ة الورني���ش بمثاب���ة طبق���ة واقية‬‫وحامية للمطبوعات أثناء التداول واإلستخدام‪.‬‬ ‫‪ -‬ال ش���ك أن كل ما س���بق يس���اعد على جذب‬

‫تونر جاف شفاف‪.‬‬

‫وش���د إنتباه المس���تهلك أو المتلق���ي أو القارىء أو‬

‫الص���ورة الموج���ودة أس���فل الورني���ش م���ن ال���ـ‬

‫ل���دى هذه التقني���ات العديد من الممي���زات‪ ،‬نذكر‬


‫‪knicking out‬‬

‫‪ -‬إضف���اء إحس���اس ونعوم���ة الطبع���ات الخاصة‬

‫‪ -‬الس���رعة اإلنتاجية لعمليات التغطية والورنشة‬

‫بطباعة الليثو أوفست للمطبوعات الرقمية‪.‬‬

‫والت���ي تت���م بنف���س الس���رعة اإلنتاجي���ة الخاصة‬

‫‪ -‬إضافة القيمة للمطبوعات المتنوعة‪.‬‬

‫بالماكينات‪.‬‬ ‫‪ -‬إمكانات الورنش���ة والتغطي���ة داخل الماكينات‬

‫‪ -‬زيادة ج���ودة المطبوعات المنفذة على خامات‬

‫ وفي النهاية يتم حفظ نس���خة ملف پي دي إف‬‫عالي الجودة باستخدام ‪Press Quality‬‬ ‫يمك���ن اس���تخدام ه���ذه التقنيات ف���ي العديد من‬

‫ذات ملمس وتأثيرات نافرة وبارزة‪.‬‬

‫التطبيقات والمطبوعات‪ ،‬نذكر منها‪:‬‬

‫الطباعي���ة نفس���ها ف���ي خ���ط إنتاجي واح���د معها‪،‬‬

‫وتنفذ ه���ذه التقنية داخل الماكين���ات داخل وحدة‬

‫‪ -‬ألبوم الصور‬

‫دون اللج���وء ال���ى أنظمة منفصلة مس���تقلة خارج‬

‫خامس���ة بع���د األربع���ة وح���دات الطباعية الس���يان‬

‫‪ -‬العبوات الدوائية‬

‫الماكين���ات‪ ،‬وم���ا يتطلب ذلك م���ن وقت ومجهود‬

‫والماچنتا واألصفر واألسود‪.‬‬

‫‪ -‬العلب الخاصة بالتعبئة والتغليف‬

‫وتكلفة للنقل والتشغيل‪.‬‬

‫‪ -‬بطاقات التعبئة والتغليف‬

‫‪ -‬إمكانات الورنش���ة بتأثي���رات المعة أو مطفية‪،‬‬

‫يلع���ب الورق دورًا هامًا في نجاح عملية الورنش���ة‬ ‫ً‬ ‫فمثال للحصول على أعلى‬ ‫والتغطي���ة من عدمها‪،‬‬

‫‪ -‬الملصقات اإلعالنية المختلفة‬

‫‪ -‬إمكان���ات الورنش���ة الكامل���ة لألف���رخ بكام���ل‬

‫درجات اللمعان في أماكن طباعة الورنيش يفضل‬

‫‪ -‬األغلفة المتنوعة للمجالت والكتب‬

‫إستخدام الورق المطفي‪.‬‬

‫‪ -‬النتائج ومطبوعات الدعاية واإلعالن‬

‫كل على حدة أو معًا على نفس الفرخ‪.‬‬ ‫مساحاتها‪ ،‬أو ورنشة مناطق موضعية ‪ Spot‬فقط‬ ‫وذلك إلبراز جزء وتسليط الضوء عليه‪.‬‬ ‫ إمكانات إضافة تأثيرات وملمس معين للصور‬‫والرسوم والمساحات‪.‬‬ ‫ ل���دى بع���ض الماكين���ات إمكان���ات إضاف���ة‬‫التأثي���رات البارزة النافرة بتش���كيالت وتصميمات‬ ‫متنوعة‪.‬‬ ‫ إضاف���ة التأثي���رات المعدني���ة والصدفي���ة‬‫للمطبوعات‪.‬‬ ‫ تأمين المطبوعات بكل هذه التأثيرات السابقة‬‫‪ME Printer March 2011‬‬

‫ يتم نسخ الصورة ولصقها على طبقة الورنيش‬‫‪ -‬إختي���ار ‪ effects‬ث���م ‪ multiply‬وذل���ك لمن���ع‬

‫منها ‪:‬‬


‫الصورة النهائية على طبقة أسفل طبقة الورنيش‬

‫ التذاكر والدعاوي المختلفة‬‫وحسب ش���ركة زيروكس‪ ،‬يمكن تجهيز الملفات‬

‫إل���ى جان���ب العديد م���ن المطبوع���ات والمنتجات‬

‫الرقمية الخاصة بالتصميم كالتالي‪:‬‬

‫الطباعية األخرى‬

‫ إختيار طبقة جديدة للتصميم وتسميته ورنيش‬‫ً‬ ‫مثال‬

‫ إختي���ار ل���ون جديد وتس���ميته حبر ج���اف ً‬‫مثال‬ ‫وتحديده كلون إضافي‬ ‫ ضبط الل���ون الجديد كل���ون ‪ CMYK‬مصمت‬‫‪ ٪١٠٠‬في أي من األلوان األساسية‬

‫والت���ي يمك���ن أن تتغي���ر م���ن طبع���ة ال���ى أخرى‬

‫‪ -‬رسم المناطق والمس���احات المطلوب تغطيتها‬

‫وتكون مش���خصة ل���كل متلقي عل���ى حدة‪ ،‬حيث‬

‫بالورني���ش داخ���ل الطبقة الجدي���دة وملئها باللون‬

‫يمكن إس���تخدام إس���م الش���خص أو لوجو شركة‬


‫كخلفية متكررة شفافة‪.‬‬

‫‪ -‬يج���ب إختي���ار إمكاني���ة ‪Overprint fill and/‬‬

‫ إمكاني���ة إس���تخدام الورنيش والتونر الش���فاف‬‫كعالمات مائية مطبوعة ‪.‬‬

‫‪ -‬العلب الخاصة بمستحضرات التجميل‬

‫‪or stroke‬‬ ‫‪ -‬بع���د إضاف���ة كل العناص���ر المطلوب���ة يتم وضع‬

‫من الش���ركات المصنعة لمعدات الطباعة‪،‬‬ ‫وهل تعتقد أن هيدلبرج س���وف تندمج مع‬ ‫شركة أخرى مصنعة لمعدات الطباعة؟‬ ‫هناك الكثير من الق���درات اليوم في عالم الصناعة‪،‬‬ ‫عليك أن تستخلص الطاقة الفائضة لتحقيق المزيد‬ ‫من القيمة للسوق‪ ،‬الس���ؤال الذي يطرح نفسه‪ ،‬هل‬ ‫بإم���كان العبي الصناع���ة وضع الم���ال الكافي في‬ ‫مجال األبحاث والتطوير لمنافس���ة شركات وسائل‬ ‫اإلع�ل�ام األخ���رى؟ وإذا كان الجمي���ع يض���ع قطعة‬ ‫صغيرة فقط من أجل تطوي���ر المعدات بالتوازي مع‬ ‫اآللة نفس���ها‪ ،‬إذن أين هو اإلختالف في ذلك‪ ،‬ومن‬ ‫هنا يأتي تفس���يري لإلندم���اج‪ ،‬وهو لم���اذا النجمع‬ ‫جهود الشركات الفردية المصنعة لتقديم تقنية أفضل‬ ‫وإنتاجي���ة أعلى لألس���واق‪ ،‬وتوحي���د رؤوس األموال‬ ‫لتنفيذ مهام معينة تساعد في بذل المزيد من الجهد‬ ‫وإعطاء صبغة أفضل للصناعة في نهاية المطاف‪.‬‬ ‫برأيك‪ ،‬م���اذا يحمل معرض دروبا ‪2012‬‬ ‫في جعبته لمتابعيه؟‬ ‫معرض دروبا س���يظهر أن هناك طلبا مستمرا على‬ ‫الطباعة التجاري���ة وطباعة التغلي���ف‪ ،‬وهناك فرص‬ ‫عمل في صناعتنا لجني المال‪ ،‬كما سيؤدي الجمع‬ ‫بين الطباعة باألوفست والطباعة الرقمية على سبيل‬ ‫المثال إلى المزيد من المرونة للمطابع وكذلك الحال‬ ‫بالنسبة لمشتري معدات الطباعة‪ ،‬أيضا سنرى زيادة‬ ‫ف���ي عملية التكامل بين وس���ائل اإلعالم المطبوعة‬ ‫واإللكترونية‪ ،‬ومن المهم أن نفهم أن وسائل اإلعالم‬ ‫يكمل كل منهما اآلخر وستدفع نحو تسويق مختلط‪،‬‬ ‫كما سيكون دور المسؤولية البيئية حاسما‪ ،‬وهذا هو‬ ‫المكان الذي س���تواصل فيه هيدلبرج دورها الريادي‬ ‫في حماية البيئة ضمن صناعة الطباعة‪ ،‬وسيحصل‬ ‫الناس على التوجيه ف���ي دروبا على ماهية ما يودون‬ ‫اس���تثماره وكيفيته‪ ،‬وكذل���ك أفكار ف���رص األعمال‬ ‫التجاريةالجديدة‪.‬‬ ‫معرض دروبا ‪ 2012‬سيظهر أيضا العديد من الحلول‬ ‫التيستساعدالمطابعفيمواكبةمتطلباتالمستقبل‪،‬‬ ‫وستكون ذات مدى تشغيلي أقصر‪ ،‬وأسرع في وقت‬ ‫االستعداد‪ ،‬باإلضافة إلى القضايا البيئية‪ ،‬وكيفية تقليل‬ ‫النفايات الورقية وكيفية البدء سريعا في عملية اإلنتاج‪،‬‬ ‫هذه هي المواضيع التي سيتم تغطيتها نتيجة الضغط‬ ‫م���ن قبل س���وق المطابع الت���ي تريد إنت���اج منتجات‬ ‫طباعية نوعية وبأس���عار معقول���ة وأرخص بكثير من‬ ‫المتاح حالي���ا‪ ،‬هم بحاجة إلى مع���دات طباعة جديرة‬ ‫بالثقة وتلبي متطلباتهم بنجاح‪.‬‬ ‫باعتقادك هل يمك���ن لمركز ثقل الطباعة‬ ‫أن ينتقل من العالم الغربي نحو آسيا؟‬ ‫أج���ل‪ ،‬هناك تحول لكنه لي���س بالتحول الجذري‪،‬‬ ‫هناك الكثير من عمليات الطباعة التي تجري في‬

‫األكبر في وس���ط أوروبا في ميدان الطباعة‪ ،‬أما وقد‬ ‫قلت ذل���ك فإنه البد ل���ي باإلعتراف بأنه س���يكون‬ ‫هناك المزيد من عمليات الطباعة في نصف الكرة‬ ‫اآلس���يوي في المستقبل‪ ،‬وحتى اآلن نحن نتزعم‬

‫وه���ذا يعني أن على ش���ركات الطباعة في المنطقة‬ ‫الغربي���ة أن تتمي���ز فيما بينها‪ ،‬وه���ذا التطور هو قيد‬ ‫التقدم بالفعل‪ ،‬والعديد من المطابع استطاعت تحقيق‬ ‫ذلك من خالل تنفيذ عمليات اإلنتاج قليل التكلفة‬ ‫والفعال���ة كمثال لذل���ك‪ ،‬وبناء على ه���ذا التطور في‬ ‫السوق قمنا بتكييف هيكل شركتنا واستراتيجيتها‬ ‫من خالل تقديم قسم الخدمة الذي يدعم عمالئنا‬ ‫من خالل وضعهم في عين اإلعتبار‪.‬‬ ‫هل س���يتخطى معرض الصي���ن للطباعة‬ ‫معرض دروبا؟‬ ‫ال أعتق���د ذل���ك‪ ،‬ألن ج���زءا كبي���را م���ن عملي���ات‬ ‫الطباع���ة ال تزال قائما في البلدان الصناعية وأيضا‬ ‫ال يزال أكبر عدد من المطابع هناك‪.‬‬ ‫بي���د أن مع���رض الصي���ن للطباعة هو ح���دث هام‬ ‫لدعم النمو في هذا البلد مستقبال‪ ،‬وسيكون لدينا‬ ‫حضور كبي���ر هناك مع عرض ألح���دث التقنيات‬ ‫لعمالئن���ا‪ ،‬وسنس���لط الض���وء عل���ى اط�ل�اق آل���ة‬ ‫‪ Speedmaster CX 102‬في السوق الصيني‪.‬‬ ‫بناء على اإلتفاق الجديد‪ ،‬هيدلبرج أمريكا‬ ‫س���تقوم بتوزيع سلس���لة معدات ‪EFI’s‬‬ ‫‪ VUTEk GS‬فضال ع���ن األحبار والقطع‬ ‫والمواد اإلستهالكية‪ ،‬كما ستوفر هيدلبرج‬ ‫أيضا خدمة العمالء والدعم التقني للمطابع‬ ‫بما في ذلك التركيب والتدريب‪ ،‬سؤالي هو‪:‬‬ ‫هل سنرى اتفاقات مماثلة في أجزاء أخرى‬ ‫من العالم بما في ذلك الش���رق األوسط؟‬ ‫باألحرى هو تحالف غريب بعض الشيء‪،‬‬ ‫هل يعني ذلك أن هيدلبرج في المستقبل‬ ‫ستتحول إلى شركة تقدم مجموعة كاملة‬ ‫من المعدات الرقمية على أساس اتفاقات‬ ‫مع مصنعي المعدات األصليين؟‬ ‫يج���ب أن تكون المنتجات الت���ي نوزعها متكاملة‬ ‫دائما مع ما نعرضه للبيع من أجل تقديم منتجات‬ ‫له���ا قيمتها ل���دى عمالئنا‪ ،‬مثل توزي���ع الطابعات‬ ‫كبيرة الحجم ف���ي الواليات المتح���دة األمريكية‬ ‫والتي تعتبر مثاال جيدا لذلك‪ ،‬فضال عن ش���راكتنا‬ ‫مع ريكو مؤخرا‪.‬‬ ‫هيدلب���رج تتعامل مع ‪ 170‬دول���ة وأكثر من ‪5000‬‬ ‫ش���خص يهتمون بالمبيعات وأنش���طة الخدمات‪،‬‬ ‫وكل ما يمكن بيعه وكل ما يالئم حزمة منتجاتنا‬ ‫فهو موضع ترحيب كبير‪ ،‬المرشدين اإلحتياطيين‬ ‫لدينا‪ ،‬ومرش���دي الخدمات وقبل كل ش���يء لدينا‬ ‫المرش���دين األساس���يين الذين بإمكانهم التعامل‬ ‫عل���ى نح���و كام���ل م���ع مش���اريع اإلتفاقي���ات مع‬ ‫مصنع���ي المع���دات األصلي���ة‪ ،‬في الواق���ع قد نرى‬ ‫نحن أكثر من ذلك في المستقبل‪.‬‬ ‫كرئيس تنفي���ذي ألكبر ش���ركة مصنعة‬ ‫لمعدات الطباعة في العالم‪ ،‬بالتأكيد قمت‬ ‫باتخاذ العديد من القرارات الصعبة والتي‬ ‫بال أدنى شك كان لها تأثيرها على صناعة‬ ‫الفنون التصويرية‪ ،‬ماهو تقييمك لنفسك؟‬ ‫وبرأيك ما هو اإلنج���از األكبر لديك؟ ولو‬

‫كان لدي���ك الفرصة للع���ودة بالزمن إلى‬ ‫ال���وراء‪ ،‬م���ا ال���ذي يمكنك فعله بش���كل‬ ‫مختلف؟‬ ‫هدفن���ا كان وس���يظل التعزي���ز م���ن عمالئن���ا‬ ‫وصناعتن���ا‪ ،‬هيدلب���رج كانت الش���ركة المصنعة‬ ‫الت���ي ج���زأت عملية اإلنت���اج إل���ى عمليات “ما‬ ‫قب���ل الطباعة” و “طباعة” و “مابع���د الطباعة”‪،‬‬ ‫وبن���اء على ذل���ك نح���ن دمجنا ه���ذه العمليات‬ ‫المعزول���ة ف���ي نظ���ام عم���ل انس���يابي يدع���ى‬

‫هدفنا في هيدلبرج‬ ‫كان وسيظل التعزيز‬ ‫من عمالئنا وصناعتنا‬

‫‪ ،Prinect‬وكش���ركة م���زودة للحل���ول قمن���ا‬ ‫بتوحي���د وتكام���ل المع���دات ضم���ن سلس���لة‬ ‫العم���ل ف���ي إدارة المطبع���ة‪ ،‬وباتب���اع ه���ذه‬ ‫الفلس���فة كان���ت هيدلب���رج وال ت���زال الم���ورد‬ ‫الوحي���د ال���ذي يع���رض حزم���ة أنظم���ة عم���ل‬ ‫إنس���يابية متكامل���ة‪.‬‬ ‫ل���و قدر لي الع���ودة بالزمن إلى الوراء فإن ش���عوري‬ ‫حينها ه���و أننا اتجهنا صوب المج���ال الرقمي في‬ ‫وقت مبكر جدا‪ ،‬ولكنك تقوم باتخاذ القرار بناء على‬ ‫المعلومات التي لدي���ك في هذه النقطة من الزمن‪،‬‬ ‫وبعدئذ وكما يقول المثل تصبح أكثر حكمة بمرور‬ ‫السنين‪.‬‬ ‫الطباعة تتغير بمرور الزمن‪ ،‬وستس���تمر في التغير‪،‬‬ ‫ونح���ن ن���رى في المس���تقبل إمكاني���ة الجمع بين‬ ‫تقني���ة الطباعة الرقمية واألوفس���ت‪ ،‬وها نحن هنا‬ ‫م���رة أخرى في العام ‪ 2011‬نتعاون بين ش���ريك في‬ ‫المجال الرقمي والذي من شأنه أن يساعد عمالئنا‬ ‫في توفير المرونة وجني المال في مجال الطباعة‪.‬‬

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‫آسيا اليوم‪ % 30 ،‬من إنتاجنا يتجه نحو آسيا‪ ،‬وفقط‬ ‫‪ % 15‬يتجه نحو أمريكا الش���مالية‪ ،‬واليزال التأثير‬

‫السوق هناك في المنتجات عالية الجودة‪.‬‬



‫مقابلة النخبة‬ ‫االحتياجات المتغيرة في الصناعة‪.‬‬ ‫ف���ي غضون ذلك ومنذ س���نة واحدة م���ن بعد تقديم‬ ‫ه���ذه اآللة ‪ ،‬ثبت لدين���ا أن هذا هو الطريق الصحيح‬ ‫للتوج���ه نح���وه‪ ،‬وقد قوبلت ه���ذه اآللة ف���ي البلدان‬ ‫النامية بش���كل مثالي لدى المطابع الصناعية والتي‬ ‫أعطتها الفرصة للمنافس���ة‪ ،‬أما في البلدان الصناعية‬ ‫وعلى س���بيل المث���ال آلة ‪ CX‬كان���ت خطوة مثالية‬ ‫للمطابع التجارية القتحام س���وق التعبئة والتغليف‪،‬‬ ‫إن مطلبنا هو توفير الحلول المتنوعة لعمالئنا وهذا‬ ‫هو الس���بب الذي يدعونا أيضا لفع���ل ذات األمر في‬ ‫االتجاه الرقمي مثل تقديم الحلول متعددة الجوانب‬ ‫لتلبية احتياجات المطابع ومشتري معدات الطباعة‪.‬‬ ‫خ�ل�ال أيبكس‪ ،‬أعلنتم أن���ه بحلول نهاية‬ ‫العام ‪ ،2010‬فإن هيدلبرج تخطط للعودة‬ ‫إلى سوق الطباعة الرقمية التجارية وأنكم‬ ‫ستعلنون شريكم الرقمي‪ ،‬وأعلن ستيفان‬ ‫بلينز أن الشركة تس���تعد لحل يتألف من‬ ‫الطباعة الرقمية وطباعة األوفست وبرنامج‬ ‫وتنظيم عملياتنا الداخلية‪ ،‬ومع الهيكل التقسيمي‬ ‫الجديد فإننا س���نكون قادرين على خدمة عمالئنا‬ ‫بكفاءة ووضع مسار للنمو في المستقبل‪.‬‬ ‫استنادا إلى دراس���ة من قبل منظمة سوق‬ ‫صناعات الطباع���ة للمعلوم���ات والبحوث‬ ‫“بريمي���ر”‪ ،‬بحلول العام ‪ 2015‬س���يكون‬ ‫هن���اك نح���و انخفاض بنس���بة ‪ % 0.3‬في‬ ‫الطباعة التقليدية ونمو في الطباعة الرقمية‬ ‫بنس���بة ‪ ،% 15.9‬وفي غضون ذلك بحلول‬ ‫‪ ،2015‬هيدلب���رج تتوقع نمو قدره ‪ % 1‬في‬ ‫الس���نة‪ ،‬بناء على االنخفاض المحدود من‬

‫لدينا اعتقادنا الراسخ‬ ‫بأن الجمع بين مجال‬ ‫األوفست والمجال‬ ‫الرقميوالكيفية‬ ‫التي سنقدمها معا‬ ‫مع ريكو هو الطريق‬ ‫نحوالمستقبل‬

‫عائدات طباعة األوفس���ت في العام ‪2009‬‬ ‫والنظرة اإليجابية لسوق الطباعة في البلدان‬ ‫النامية‪ ،‬إذا كانت ه���ذه التوقعات صحيحة‬ ‫فإن النمو في الطباعة التقليدية أمر مخيب‬ ‫لآلمال‪ ،‬مالذي يعطيكم الحافز لالس���تثمار‬ ‫في طباعة األوفست التقليدية وجلب مطابع‬ ‫جديدة إلى األسواق؟‬ ‫م���ن الصع���ب وص���ف التق���دم ف���ي صناع���ة الفنون‬ ‫التصويري���ة برمته من خالل رقم واح���د فقط‪ ،‬دعنا‬ ‫نوسع المجال قليال‪ ،‬أجل صناعة الطباعة في البلدان‬ ‫النامية تواجه معدالت نمو جيدة في حين أن الصناعة‬ ‫في البلدان الصناعية آخذه بالتغير‪ ،‬وفي الوقت نفسه‬ ‫ينمو سوق طباعة التغليف بشكل أكثر مستقر‪ ،‬ومع‬ ‫توقعات بارتفاع معدل النمو مقارنة مع سوق الطباعة‬ ‫التجاري���ة‪ ،‬بيد أنه عالم متغي���ر وعلينا أن نتكيف مع‬ ‫التغي���رات‪ ،‬ولهذا فإنه من المهم بالنس���بة لهيدلبرج‬ ‫أن توس���ع تواجدها في سوق التغليف وكذلك تقديم‬

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‫الحلول المناس���بة لعمالئنا من جمي���ع أنحاء العالم‪،‬‬


‫هل يعني ذلك أن نتوقف عن االس���تثمار في تقنية‬ ‫األوفس���ت؟ كال على اإلطالق‪ ،‬على س���بيل المثال‬ ‫آل���ة ‪ Speedmaster‬الت���ي قدمناه���ا في معرض‬ ‫آيبك���س‪ ،‬اآلل���ة ‪ CX 102‬والت���ي قمنا بتصميمها‬ ‫لجمي���ع المنتجات مختلفة األحجام من أجل تلبية‬

‫تحكم إلرس���ال المه���ام الطباعية بين كال‬ ‫اإلتجاهين‪ ،‬لم���اذا تعتقد أن ه���ذا النظام‬ ‫سيكون صيغة الربح الخاصة بكم لالستفادة‬ ‫من سوق الطباعة الرقمية؟‬ ‫بالع���ودة إلى المجال الرقمي فإن ذلك يعني أن نقدم‬ ‫لعمالئن���ا المزيد من المرون���ة المهمة‪ ،‬والجمع بين‬ ‫تقنية ‪ Anicolor‬وقابلية الطباعة الرقمية التي تمكن‬ ‫المطابع التجارية من اختيار التقنية المالئمة ليناسب‬ ‫الحال���ة الفعلية اس���تنادا إل���ى تكلفة اإلنت���اج‪ ،‬وجودة‬ ‫الطباعة ووقت التس���ليم‪ ،‬كما أن عدم وجود مشكلة‬ ‫إلنتاج معدات طباعة مرنة سهلة التشغيل لديها أداة‬ ‫لخيار آخر فقط‪ ،‬سيعد بالطبع حاسما اليوم في بيئة‬ ‫األعمال التجارية المنافسة‪ ،‬ولهذا السبب نحن لدينا‬ ‫اعتقادنا الراسخ بأن جهودنا لدمج الحلول الرقمية مع‬ ‫األوفست ستجلب منافع حقيقية للسوق وهو األمر‬ ‫الذي دعانا لإلعالن مؤخرا عن تعاوننا اإلستراتيجي‬ ‫الدولي مع ريكو‪.‬‬ ‫وكخطوة أولى‪ ،‬وافقت كال الشركتين على الدخول‬ ‫في عق���د توزيع دولي إلنتاج حزم���ة منتجات ريكو‬ ‫الطباعي���ة‪ ،‬وهذا اإلتفاق يتيح لنا بيع أحدث طابعات‬ ‫ريك���و الرقمية مثل آل���ة برو ريك���و ‪ C901‬للفنون‬ ‫التصويري���ة‪ ،‬طابعة ريكو الرقمية عالية الس���رعة مع‬ ‫أحب���ار ريكو الكيميائية ‪ ، PxP‬فضال عن بيع آالت‬ ‫الطباع���ة المس���تقبلية المناس���بة المعروضة ضمن‬ ‫خطوط إنتاج ريكو‪ ،‬وس���يبدأ التعاون اإلس���تراتيجي‬ ‫الدولي وال���ذي يتضمن ريكو للخدمات والدعم في‬ ‫إبريل ‪ ،2011‬س���تكون الس���وق األولية في المملكة‬ ‫المتحدة وألمانيا مع المراحل التمهيدية التي ستتبع‬ ‫مناطق جغرافية مع اس���تهداف كامل لمعرض دروبا‬ ‫‪ ،2012‬وتشمل خططنا المستقبلية التكامل مع نظام‬ ‫هيدلب���رج الصناعي لحلول نظام العمل اإلنس���يابي‬ ‫القياس���ي ‪ Prinect‬ف���ي مج���ال صناع���ة الفن���ون‬ ‫التصويرية‪ ،‬عالوة على اإلنضمام إلى أنشطة التطوير‬ ‫المشتركة لتطبيقات الطباعة المستقبلية‪.‬‬ ‫لقد وجدنا الش���ريك االستراتيجي المثالي مع ريكو‬

‫والذي يش���اركنا األهمية في التركي���ز على العمالء‬ ‫واالس���تدامة البيئية‪ ،‬والجودة وخدم���ة العمالء‪ ،‬ومع‬ ‫إضافة حزمة منتجاتنا التي تضمن تقنية ‪Anicolor‬‬ ‫مع أحدث معدات الطباعة الرقمية‪ ،‬فإننا نقدم لعمالئنا‬ ‫الم���زج بين ماهو األفضل في فئة تقنية األوفس���ت‬ ‫وتقنية الطباعة الرقمية‪ ،‬وباالستفادة منهما‪ ،‬سيكون‬ ‫بمقدور عمالئنا طباعة البيانات المختلفة باإلضافة‬ ‫إلى الطباعة قصيرة المدى بجانب فعاليتها من حيث‬ ‫التكلف���ة والجودة العالية في طباعة األوفس���ت‪ ،‬ومع‬ ‫هذه الش���راكة الجديدة س���وق نتطرق إلى متطلبات‬ ‫العم�ل�اء ضم���ن مجموع���ة واس���عة م���ن تطبيقات‬ ‫الطباعة المختلطة أي المزج بين طباعة األوفس���ت‬ ‫والطباعة الرقمية ضمن منتج طباعي واحد‪.‬‬ ‫باعتقادكم مع الحلول الرقمية التي تقدمونها‪،‬‬ ‫هل ستكونوا قادرين على تشكيل منافسة‬ ‫جادة مع شركات مثل إتش بي وزيروكس‬ ‫وغيرها‪ ،‬أم أنه ال توجد نية لذلك؟‬ ‫قبل دخولنا السوق الرقمي واختيار شراكتنا مع ريكو‪،‬‬ ‫قمن���ا بتحليل دقيق النتش���ار اإلنتاج م���ن الطباعة‬ ‫التجارية‪ ،‬ومن المهم للغاية عدم التركيز على مهام‬ ‫واحدة‪ ،‬ولكن تقديم أفضل المعدات الالزمة النتشار‬ ‫كامل اإلنتاج من الطباعة التجارية‪ ،‬وهذا هو السبب‬ ‫في اعتقادنا الشديد بأن الجمع بين مجال األوفست‬ ‫والمج���ال الرقمي والكيفية التي س���نقدمها معا مع‬ ‫ريك���و هو الطريق نحو المس���تقبل لتقديم األهمية‬ ‫والمرونة للمطابع وكذلك لعمالئهم‪.‬‬ ‫قدمت هيدلبرج منذ تأسيسها وحتى اآلن‬ ‫العديد م���ن المبتكرات والتقني���ات الفنية‬ ‫الحديثة‪ ،‬ومع ذل���ك التزال آلة ‪ GTO‬هي‬ ‫روح هيدلب���رج ورمزه���ا‪ ،‬حت���ى أن هناك‬ ‫البعض مم���ن قاموا بتدوين بعض القصائد‬ ‫عنها‪ ،‬العديد م���ن المطابع يعتبرونها أكثر‬ ‫من مجرد مطبعة‪ ،‬هي التاريخ الحي بالنسبة‬ ‫لتاري���خ الصناعة‪ ،‬البعض يتس���اءل مالذي‬ ‫سيحدث بالنسبة لهذه اآللة الشهيرة‪ ،‬في‬ ‫حال قامت هيدلبرج بإيقاف إنتاج هذه اآللة؟‬ ‫ليس في الشرق األوسط فحسب‪ ،‬إنما في مناطق‬ ‫أخرى مثل آس���يا وأمريكا الجنوبية والتي ال تزال‬ ‫آل���ة ‪ GTO 52‬آل���ة الطباعة المطلوبة مع س���معة‬ ‫ممت���ازة وأداة عمل موثوقة وقيمة جيدة في عملية‬ ‫إع���ادة البيع‪ ،‬اليوجد لدينا س���بب إليق���اف إنتاجها‪،‬‬ ‫وق���د قمنا بتعديل وتجديد بع���ض العناصر المعينة‬ ‫له���ا وهي ال تزال آل���ة جيدة جدا على المس���توى‬ ‫األساسي من التشغيل اآللي مع اإلعدادات اليدوية‬ ‫الت���ي تالئم المطاب���ع الصغي���رة وبخاص���ة البلدان‬ ‫النائية‪ ،‬آلة ‪ GTO‬اليوم هي أكثر تطورا وأكثر آلية‬ ‫ف���ي العمل‪ ،‬وليس لدي الس���بب لس���حب إنتاجها‬ ‫ألنها ال تزال تس���اهم بش���كل إيجابي في أعمالنا‪،‬‬ ‫وقد أنش���أت وعض���دت الكثير من أجي���ال المطابع‬ ‫حول العالم‪ ،‬كما أن جميع قطع الغيار متوفرة اليوم‬ ‫ومطلوبة في كثير من األحيان‪.‬‬ ‫أق���ررت مؤخرا بض���رورة توحي���د صناعة‬ ‫الطباعة‪ ،‬باعتقادك هل هناك بالجوار العديد‬

‫التعاف���ي إث���ر هب���وط كبير‪،‬‬ ‫بيرنه���ارد ش���راير رئي���س‬

‫لدي مشاعر مختلطة‬ ‫حيال منطقة الشرق‬ ‫األوسط نتيجة‬ ‫الوضع السياسي‬ ‫الراهن هناك‬

‫هيدلبرج ف���ي مقابلة حصرية‬ ‫م���ع ‪ Me Printer‬جرت في‬ ‫مقر الشركة الرئيسي بمدينة‬ ‫هيدلبرج‪ ،‬يفاتحنا عن مس���ار‬ ‫اإلنتعاش‪ ،‬وس���داد القروض‪،‬‬ ‫وعودة الش���ركة إلى س���وق‬ ‫الطباعة الرقمية التجارية‪ ،‬وأهم‬ ‫التوجهات في الصناعة‪.‬‬ ‫قمتم بسداد القرض الحكومي الخاص بكم‬ ‫قبيل الموعد النهائي والذي كان متوقعا في‬ ‫بداية الع���ام ‪ ،2012‬هل ه���ذا يعني أنكم‬ ‫عدتم إلى المس���ار الصحي���ح وأن األزمة‬ ‫بالنسبة لهيدلبرج قد انتهت ؟‬ ‫صحي���ح‪ ،‬قمنا بس���داد ق���رض بن���ك ‪ ،KFW‬ولكن‬ ‫الي���زال لدينا الدعم من قب���ل الحكومة‪ ،‬في صيف‬ ‫‪ 2009‬أسست هيدلبرج حزمة تمويل شاملة لتحقيق‬ ‫االس���تقرار في هيكل الش���ركة التمويلي‪ ،‬ومعالجة‬ ‫السندات المالية القابلة للتحويل نتيجة إعادة تنظيم‬ ‫المرافق الثنائي���ة‪ ،‬وأتمت هيدلب���رج حزمة التمويل‬ ‫بدع���م قوي تلقته ضمن إط���ار الحوافز االقتصادية‬ ‫األلمانية الممتددة حتى منتصف العام ‪.2012‬‬ ‫المنش���آت الثالثة وقعت في العام ‪ 2009‬بمبلغ ‪1.4‬‬ ‫ملي���ار ي���ورو والتي في غضون ذل���ك انخفضت إلى‬ ‫ح���د كبير من خ�ل�ال العائ���دات الصافية م���ن زيادة‬ ‫رأس الم���ال قدره���ا ‪ 400‬ملي���ون ي���ورو فضال عن‬ ‫المصاري���ف التطوعي���ة نتيج���ة التدف���ق القوي في‬ ‫الس���يولة المالية بنحو ‪ 900‬مليون يورو مجملة كما‬ ‫لبرنامج ‪ KFW‬الخاص‪ ،‬هذا اإلنخفاض في الديون‬ ‫المالية خفف بقدر كبير من عبئ الفائدة بالنسبة لنا‪،‬‬ ‫النص���ف المتبقي من حدود اإلئتمان المقدرة بـ ‪900‬‬ ‫ملي���ون اعتبارا من اليوم هي بضمان من الحكومة‪،‬‬

‫ذل���ك فقد أعطت زي���ادة رأس المال ل���دى هيدلبرج‬ ‫هيكل رأس مال مستقر‪.‬‬ ‫في جان���ب األعمال‪ ،‬هيدلب���رج هدفها تخطي هذه‬ ‫المرحلة‪ ،‬ذلك يعني أن احتساب األرباح قبل الفوائد‬ ‫والضرائب ينبغي أن يكون على األقل صفرا بحلول‬ ‫هذه السنة المالية‪ ،‬الطلبيات لدينا ارتفعت نحو ‪،%25‬‬ ‫والمبيع���ات ارتفعت كذل���ك نح���و ‪ ،% 18‬وكل هذه‬ ‫المؤش���رات تدل عل���ى أن الصناعة تس���ترد عافيتها‬ ‫ونح���ن نتأه���ب لالقتراب م���ن هدفنا‪ ،‬ورغ���م ذلك‪،‬‬ ‫عليا القول أنها ليست حالة عامة في أي مكان آخر‬ ‫في هذه الصناعة‪ ،‬أمريكا الش���مالية الزالت تتراجع‪،‬‬ ‫اليوج���د هناك الكثير من االهتمام في االس���تثمار‬ ‫بكثافة في تلك المنطقة‪ ،‬بينما في المناطق األخرى‬ ‫وخاصة الصين وأمريكا الجنوبي���ة والبرازيل‪ ،‬هناك‬ ‫الكثير من النش���اط والحاجة إلى االس���تثمار‪ ،‬ولدي‬ ‫مشاعر مختلطة حيال منطقة الشرق األوسط نتيجة‬ ‫الوضع السياسي الراهن هناك‪.‬‬ ‫لديكم خط���ة جارية إلع���ادة الهيكلة‪ ،‬بناء‬ ‫على هذه الخط���ة الجديدة‪ ،‬هيدلبرج اآلن‬ ‫لديها ثالثة أقسام فقط‪ ،‬هيدلبرج للمعدات‬ ‫وهيدلبرج للخدم���ات وهيدلبرج للخدمات‬ ‫المالية‪ ،‬بأي طريقة س���اهمت عملية إعادة‬ ‫الهيكلة في تغلبكم على الركود؟‬

‫بع���د االنتهاء م���ن عملية إع���ادة الهيكلة على هذا‬ ‫النح���و‪ ،‬فإن���ه كما تعل���م على األرجح‪ ،‬كنا ش���ركة‬ ‫‪ 3.8‬ملي���ار وانخفضت لتصب���ح ‪ 2.3‬مليار نتيجة‬ ‫الرك���ود‪ ،‬ومثل هذا االنخف���اض فإنه بالكاد يمكن‬ ‫تعويض���ه م���ن خالل إع���ادة الهيكل���ة داخليا فقط‪،‬‬ ‫ولهذا الس���بب نحن نعمل جاهدين للحد من ذلك‬ ‫وهو مايعني الحاجة إلى استخراج التكاليف الثابتة‬ ‫م���ن نحو ‪ 600‬مليون في اإلجم���ال‪ ،‬ولتنفيذ ذلك‬ ‫علينا لألس���ف تخفيض عدد العمال���ة لدينا كذلك‬

‫‪ME Printer March 2011‬‬

‫هي في ‪ 31‬ديس���مبر ‪ ،2010‬وقد تم السداد بالكامل‬

‫ومستحقة بحلول منتصف عام ‪ ،2012‬وعالوة على‬



‫مقابلة النخبة‬

‫حصريا وبانفراد تام‬

‫‪ME Printer March 2011‬‬

‫الرجل األول في هيدلبرج‬ ‫يتحدث إلى مي برينتر‬


‫بيرنهارد شراير الرئيس التنفيذي ورئيس مجلس إداراة‬ ‫أكبر ش���ركة مصنعة لمعدات الطباعة في العالم يصرح‬ ‫بأن المجال الرقمي واألوفس���ت س���يكونان جزءا من‬ ‫اللعبة في المستقبل على حد سواء‬

‫الحقوا بركب التطور المنتشر في كل مكان مع معرض الخليج للطباعة‬ ‫والتغليف ‪2011‬‬

‫تعرفوا على أحدث تقنيات ومتطلبات صناعة الطباعة والتعبئة والتغليف ضمن فعاليات المعرض‬


‫يعد مع���رض الخليج للطباعة والتغلي���ف أرضا خصبة‬

‫الحدث من تنظيم مجموعة طرطوس‪ ،‬وس���يعقد في‬

‫لل���زوار من مختلف أنحاء المنطق���ة لالطالع للتعرف‬

‫الفت���رة م���ن ‪ 14‬وحت���ى ‪ 17‬م���ارس المقبل م���ن العام‬

‫على أحدث ما توصلت إليه كبرى الش���ركات العالمية‬

‫الحال���ي في مركز مع���ارض مطار دب���ي‪ ،‬وتعد منطقة‬

‫في مجالي الطباعة والتعبئ���ة والتغليف‪ ،‬باإلضافة إلى‬

‫الش���رق األوس���ط ومنطقة ش���مال افريقيا سوقا حيويا‬

‫الندوات والحلقات الدراس���ية التي سيتضمنها الحدث‬

‫عند النظر إليها من خريطة العالم في الطباعة والتعبئة‬

‫والتي س���تناقش العديد من المواضيع الهامة المتصلة‬

‫والتغليف‪ ،‬وبدعم من هذه األس���واق استطاع المعرض‬

‫بقطاعي الطباعة والتعبئة والتغليف بمشاركة نخبة من‬

‫أن يثب���ت موقع���ه كح���دث ض���ارب يع���رض الفرص‬

‫كبار الخبراء في المجال‪.‬‬

‫المذهلة‪ ،‬ويتناول التطورات الهامة في المنطقة‪.‬‬

‫يع���د قط���اع التعبئ���ة والتغلي���ف معق���دا بعض الش���يء‬

‫وس���تتمكن الش���ركات العارض���ة م���ن ع���رض أحدث‬

‫الس���تخدامه مجموعة واس���عة من المع���دات والمواد‬

‫االتجاه���ات التقني���ة‪ ،‬وتوثي���ق عالقتها م���ع عمالئها‬

‫مثل البالستيك والصفائح الخشبية والرقائق المعدنية‬

‫الحاليي���ن وكذل���ك الجدد‪ ،‬باإلضافة إل���ى فرصتها في‬

‫والمواد الورقية‪..‬إلخ‪ ،‬أما في جانب الطباعة فهي تشمل‬

‫زي���ادة مبيعات منتجاته���ا من خالل الع���روض الحية‬

‫كل ما هو متصل باألوفست والحفر الغائر الضوئي وما‬

‫والترويجية في أجنحتهم‪ ،‬وس���يعطي الحدث الفرصة‬

‫إلى ذلك إضافة إلى تقنية الطباعة الرقمية التي تتطلب‬

‫المواتية للوصول إلى ش���ركات الطباعة وعقود التعبئة‬

‫جودة أعل���ى وأداء أفضل باإلضافة إل���ى تلبية المعايير‬

‫وش���ركات الدع���م اللوجس���تي وأصح���اب العالم���ات‬

‫البيئية‪ ،‬وتعتبر التكنولوجيا في تغير مستمر من ناحية‬

‫التجاري���ة كل تحت س���قف واحد‪ ،‬كم���ا تتواجد هناك‬

‫أس���لوب عرضها‪ ،‬كما أن ص���ور العالمات التجارية في‬

‫مي���زة إضاف���ة وهي اس���تهداف المش���ترين من خالل‬

‫اتج���اه نحو أش���كال متغيرة‪ ،‬ل���ذا فإن غالبي���ة المطابع‬

‫شركة واسعة من وسائل اإلعالم والشركات‪.‬‬

‫تبحث دائما على أحدث خامات وأحبار الطباعة وحتى‬

‫وع�ل�اوة على اس���تضافة المعرض في دورت���ه الحالية‬

‫أحدث معدات الطباعة القانوني���ة ومتطلبات االختبار‪،‬‬

‫شريحة واسعة من كبرى الشركات العاملة في قطاعي‬

‫ويعد معرض الخليج للطباعة والتغليف المكان األمثل‬

‫الطباع���ة والتغلي���ف‪ ،‬س���يتضمن الحدث عق���د ندوات‬

‫الستكش���اف كل م���ا ه���و حديث ف���ي ه���ذا المجال‪،‬‬

‫وحلقات دراس���ية من شأنها دراس���ة بعض التطبيقات‬

‫باإلضاف���ة إلى أحدث المتطلب���ات الالزمة في معدات‬

‫العملي���ة‪ ،‬باإلضاف���ة إلى اس���تعراض مفص���ل ألحدث‬

‫التش���طيب والتقطي���ع والتش���كيل وعملي���ات التعبئة‬

‫االتجاهات التقنية‪ ،‬كما س���تتركز المناقشات هذا العام‬

‫لتقديم منتج يمكن مشاهدته في المعرض‪.‬‬

‫ح���ول الطباعة الرقمية والتي س���تطرحها ش���خصيات‬








‫قسيمة اشتراك‬

‫‪C o m m u n i c a t i o n‬‬

‫بارزة في هذا المجال‪.‬‬ ‫وبإم���كان ال���زوار رؤي���ة مصنع���ي وم���وردي معدات‬ ‫وأل���واح الطباعة‪ ،‬والخامات الطباعية بش���تى أنواعها‪،‬‬ ‫باإلضافة إلى معدات التش���طيب والطي عالوة على‬ ‫مجموع���ة واس���عة م���ن مع���دات وخام���ات الطباع���ة‬ ‫بشتنى أنواعها واس���تخداماتها‪ ،‬وسيحضر المعرض‬ ‫ه���ذا الع���ام العدي���د من ال���زوار م���ن مختل���ف أنحاء‬ ‫المنطق���ة م���ن اإلمارات والس���عودية وإي���ران والهند‬ ‫وعم���ان وباكس���تان والكوي���ت والبحري���ن ومص���ر‬ ‫ولبن���ان وقط���ر واألردن ‪ ..‬إل���خ‪.‬‬

‫‪P r i n t‬‬

‫‪E a s t‬‬

‫‪M i d d l e‬‬

‫الرجاء إضافة اسمي إلى قائمة املشتركني لعام كامل‪.‬‬ ‫املسمى الوظيفي‪:‬‬ ‫ ‬ ‫االسم الكامل‪:‬‬ ‫ ‬ ‫اسم الشركة‪:‬‬

‫نشاط الشركة‪:‬‬

‫ ‬ ‫العنوان‪:‬‬

‫الرمز البريدي‪:‬‬

‫ ‬ ‫صندوق البريد‪:‬‬

‫ ‬ ‫املدينة‪:‬‬

‫ ‬ ‫املنطقة‪/‬الوالية‪:‬‬


‫ ‬ ‫هاتف‪:‬‬

‫ ‬ ‫رقم التحويلة‪:‬‬

‫ ‬ ‫فاكس‪:‬‬

‫هاتف نقال‪:‬‬

‫ ‬ ‫البريد اإللكتروني‪:‬‬

‫املوقع اإللكتروني‪:‬‬

‫طرق الدفع‬ ‫‪ME Printer FZ LLC- A/C# 0079-183781-001 - Emirates International Bank - Jumeira Branch – Dubai UAE - SWIFT # EBILAEADJUM‬‬ ‫قيمة االشتراك ملدة عام كامل لكل دولة حسب عملتها‪ :‬اإلمارات‪ 180 :‬درهم‪ ،‬السعودية ‪ 180‬ريال‪ ،‬الكويت ‪ 14.5‬دينار‪ ،‬قطر ‪ 180‬ريال‪ ،‬مصر ‪ 225‬جنيه‪ ،‬لبنان ‪ 54,000‬ليرة‪ ،‬األردن ‪ 18‬دينار‪ ،‬البحرين‬ ‫‪ 18‬دينار‪ُ ،‬عمان ‪ 18‬ريال‪ ،‬سوريا ‪ 1,350‬ليرة‪ ،‬اليمن ‪ 1,800‬ريال‪ ،‬الدول األخرى ‪ 50‬دوالر‬

‫الرجاء إعالمنا عند الدفع عن طريق الفاكس أو البريد أو البريد اإللكتروني‪ ،‬واالنتظار ملدة ‪ 6-4‬أسابيع للحصول على أول نسخة‪.‬‬ ‫‪P. O. B o x 5 0 2 1 8 3 - D u b a i - UA E , Te l : + 9 7 1 4 3 9 1 1 2 1 0 , Fa x : + 9 7 1 4 3 9 0 9 5 6 1 , E m a i : s u b s c r i b e @ m e p r i n t e r. c o m , w w w. m e p r i n t e r. c o m‬‬

‫‪ME Printer June 2009‬‬

‫حوالة مصرفية لصالح حساب ‪ME Printer‬‬

‫حتويل املبلغ عبر البنك‬

‫شيك مصرفي لصالح حساب ‪( ME Printer FZ LLC‬للمشتركني داخل اإلمارات فقط)‬



‫الكويت‪ :‬مطبعة ويفز تستثمر في آلة سي تي بي جديدة من بريستك‬ ‫اآللة الجديدة تعاقد عليها من قبل شركة إيج لمعدات الجرافيك بمقرها في دبي‬

‫جاك دين‬

‫تعاق���دت مطبع���ة ويف���ز ف���ي الكويت على ش���راء‬

‫ولدى ألواح بريس���تك الطباعية القدرة على إظهار‬

‫لجودة أداء أنظمة بريستك‪.‬‬

‫آلة ‪ CTP‬م���ن ن���وع ‪Presstek Dimension‬‬

‫التفاصي���ل الدقيق���ة‪ ،‬باإلضاف���ة إل���ى قدرتها على‬

‫من جهته قال ج���اك دين مدير المببيعات بالمنطقة‬

‫‪ 800Pro-AL‬من شركة إيج لمعدات الجرافيك‪.‬‬

‫الجم���ع مابين تحمل أعباء العم���ل وزيادة قدرتها‬

‫أنه يدين بالفضل لهذا النجاح إلى العمل الدؤوب الذي‬

‫اآلل���ة الجديدة وم���ع أداة تحميل آلي تعد أول آلة‬

‫نظرا لسرعة إنتاج ألواح الطباعة‪.‬‬

‫تبذله شركة إيج في تمثيل شركة بريستك في منطقة‬

‫من فئتها س���يتم تثبيتها في الكوي���ت‪ ،‬وقد بيعت‬

‫وعلق جاياكرييش���نان فالورو مدي���ر المبيعات من‬

‫الخليج‪ ،‬والتي دربت طاقم الموظفين لدى المبيعات‬

‫اآللة بواس���طة شركة إيج لمعدات الجرافيك والتي‬

‫إيج بقوله أن هذا التعاقد يعد ذو أهمية كبيرة للغاية‬

‫والدعم التقني وأنشئت سمعة طيبة في خدمة ما بعد‬

‫تتول���ى عملي���ة توزيع منتجات ش���ركة بريس���تك‬

‫بالنس���بة للش���ركة‪ ،‬وأعرب ع���ن س���عادته لتطابق‬

‫البيعوهواألمرالمعروفعنها فيشتىأنحاءالمنطقة‪،‬‬

‫ف���ي منطق���ة الخليج‪ ،‬وق���د اتجهت مطبع���ة ويفز‬

‫احتياج���ات العم�ل�اء مع حلول ش���ركة بريس���تك‪،‬‬

‫كما أع���رب عن ثقته بأن هذا التعاقد األول س���يكون‬

‫لالس���تثمار في اآللة الجدي���دة لقدرتها على تلبية‬

‫وأوضح أن عملية تركيب اآللة كانت سلسلة‪ ،‬وقد‬

‫ضمن المزيد من التعاقدات التي ستش���هدها السوق‬

‫احتياج���ات المطبع���ة ومتطلباته���ا ف���ي الكوي���ت‪،‬‬

‫ف���اق أدائها توقعات العمالء‪ ،‬وهي ش���هادة حقيقية‬

‫الكويتيةكنتيجة للشراكةبينبريستك وإيج‪.‬‬

‫األردن‪ :‬لقاء مشترك بين غرفة صناعة إربد وأصحاب صناعة التعبئة‬ ‫والطباعة والتغليف العاملين بها‬ ‫يهدف اللقاء إلى تدارس المشاكل والتحديات التي تواجه هذه القطاعات وطرق حلها‬

‫رائد سمارة‬

‫نظم���ت غرف���ة صناع���ة إرب���د ثان���ي أكب���ر المدن‬

‫في غرفة صناعة األردن عدنان أبو الراغب إلى أن‬

‫األردنية‪ ،‬لقاء مع أصحاب صناعة التعبئة والطباعة‬

‫حج���م الصادرات لقطاع التعبئ���ة والتغليف والورق‬

‫والتغلي���ف العاملة ف���ي إربد بحض���ور ممثلي هذه‬

‫والكرت���ون بلغت ‪ 405‬ماليين دين���ار خالل العام‬

‫القطاع���ات في غرفة صناع���ة االردن وتم تدارس‬

‫‪ 2010‬حي���ث يوجد ‪ 726‬منش���أة تش���غل نحو ‪12‬‬

‫المش���اكل والتحديات الت���ي تواجه هذه القطاعات‬

‫أل���ف عامال الفت���ا إلى وجود نية إلنش���اء أكاديمية‬

‫وطرق حلها‪.‬‬

‫مهني���ة للتعبئة والتغليف بالتنس���يق مع الحكومة‬

‫ووفقا لصحيفة الدستور األردنية‪ ،‬قال رئيس غرفة‬

‫بما يساهم في تخريج كفاءات تخدم هذا القطاع‪.‬‬

‫صناع���ة إربد رائد س���مارة أن هذه اللق���اءات تعتبر‬

‫وأض���اف أبو الراغ���ب أنه بالرغم م���ن وجود بعض‬

‫األول���ى ف���ي محافظة إربد وتأتي من أجل دراس���ة‬

‫المعوق���ات‪ ،‬إال أن قط���اع صناعة ال���ورق والتغليف‬

‫الهم���وم والمش���اكل الت���ي تواجه ه���ذه القطاعات‬

‫والتعبئ���ة ش���هد نموا الفت���ا خالل الع���ام الماضي‪،‬‬

‫الحيوي���ة للنه���وض واالرتق���اء به���ا وتطويره���ا‬

‫وسجل نموا بنسبة ‪ % 14‬وبحجم صادرات وصل‬

‫باعتباره���ا جزءا أساس���يا م���ن االقتص���اد الوطني‪،‬‬

‫إلى‪ 405‬مليون دينار‪.‬‬

‫مش���يرا إلى أن الغرفة س���تعمل عل���ى تذليل كافة‬

‫وكان أصحاب هذه القطاعات استعرضوا المشاكل‬

‫الصعوبات التي تواجه أصحاب هذه الصناعات بما‬

‫الت���ي تواجهه���م والمتمثلة بوج���ود مطابع حاصلة‬

‫يساعد على دفعها لالمام‪.‬‬

‫عل���ى تراخي���ص وال تمتل���ك آالت طابع���ة وتقوم‬

‫من جهته أش���ار مندوب قط���اع الطباعة والتغليف‬

‫بالعمل بالتنسيق مع مطابع أخرى بهدف التهرب‬

‫عدنان أبو الراغب‬ ‫الضريبي وهو األمر الذي يضر بالمنافس���ة العادلة‬ ‫ووج���ود نقص في العمالة الماه���رة والدعم المالي‬ ‫والتمويلي الالزم لتطوير هذا القطاع‪.‬‬

‫سوريا‪ :‬المؤتمر السنوي لنقابة عمال الطباعة والثقافة واإلعالم يدعو إلى‬ ‫تحويل مطبعة جامعة دمشق من مؤسسة خدمية إلى مؤسسة إنتاجية‬

‫‪ME Printer March 2011‬‬

‫المشاركون في المؤتمر يطالبون بتثبيت عمال المطابع المتعاقدين والمؤقتين‬


‫أك���د المش���اركون ف���ي المؤتم���ر الس���نوي لنقاب���ة‬

‫ووفق���ا للوكال���ة العربي���ة الس���ورية لألنب���اء‪ ،‬دع���ا‬

‫والثقاف���ة واإلعالم باس���م الرفاع���ي فأجاب على‬

‫عم���ال الطباعة والثقافة واإلعالم بدمش���ق أهمية‬

‫األعض���اء إل���ى تحوي���ل مطبع���ة جامعة دمش���ق‬

‫ع���دة تس���اؤالت منها م���ا يتعلق بتثبي���ت العمال‬

‫تش���جيع المبادرات وإطالقها وتفعيلها وتحس���ين‬

‫من مؤسس���ة خدمي���ة إلى مؤسس���ة إنتاجية ذات‬

‫المؤقتي���ن مبين���ًا أن اإلدارات ه���ي المعنية بهذا‬

‫األداء وزي���ادة اإلنتاجي���ة وتعزي���ز مفه���وم التكافل‬

‫طابع اقتص���ادي واإلهتمام بالتأهي���ل والتدريب‬

‫الش���أن وعل���ى حس���ب توف���ر الش���اغر واالعتماد‬

‫االنتاج���ي وثقاف���ة اإلنج���از ومتابع���ة المطال���ب‬

‫وزي���ادة ع���دد المس���اكن المخصص���ة للعم���ال‬

‫وق���د تم تش���كيل لجنة من أجل تش���ميل عمال‬

‫العمالية ومعالجتها‪ ،‬ودعا المش���اركون إلى تثبيت‬

‫وتعديل قانون العمل رقم ‪ /91/‬لعام ‪ 1959‬بما‬

‫وفئات جدي���دة باختصاص طبيع���ة العمل وفيها‬

‫العم���ال المتعاقدين والمؤقتي���ن الذين مضى على‬

‫يضم���ن حقوق العمال‪ ،‬وأوضح الدكتور محس���ن‬

‫ممثل لالتحاد كما أنه يتم العمل اآلن لتش���ميل‬

‫اس���تخدامهم س���نة أو أكث���ر ف���ي كاف���ة قطاع���ات‬

‫ب�ل�ال وزي���ر اإلعالم أهمي���ة الدور ال���ذي يؤديه‬

‫فئات جديدة في مشروع الضمان الصحي الذي‬

‫الطباع���ة والثقافة واالعالم باعتبارهم مرش���حين‬

‫العمال ف���ي مجال البن���اء والتنمي���ة االجتماعية‬

‫يغطي حتى اآلن ‪ 750‬ألف عامل‪ ،‬يذكر أن عدد‬

‫حس���ب القواني���ن واألنظم���ة عن طري���ق مكاتب‬

‫واالقتصادي���ة ودعم مس���يرة االقتص���اد‪ ،‬وبدوره‬

‫التشغيل في وزارة الشؤون االجتماعية والعمل‪.‬‬

‫تحدث رئي���س االتحاد المهني لعم���ال الطباعة‬

‫المنتس���بين للنقاب���ة قد بلغ نهاي���ة العام الماضي‬ ‫ً‬ ‫عام�ل�ا وعامل���ة‪.‬‬ ‫‪18550‬‬

‫مصر‪ :‬تولي خالد عبد العزيز مهام رئيس غرفة صناعات الطباعة مؤقتا‬ ‫تعليق مهام رئيس الغرفة د‪ .‬محمد عهدي فضلي لحين االنتهاء من التحقيق معه‬ ‫قبل نيابة األموال العامة‬ ‫مه���ام الرئي���س لحي���ن الب���ت ف���ي التحقيق���ات‬

‫ف���ي ذلك تنحي���ة فضلي ع���ن منصب���ه واجتماع‬

‫الجاري���ة م���ع فضل���ي م���ن قب���ل نياب���ة األموال‬

‫أعض���اء الغرف���ة الختي���ار رئي���س جدي���د له���ا‪.‬‬

‫العام���ة والت���ي أمرت بحبس���ه ‪ 15‬يوما على ذمة‬

‫عل���ى صعي���د آخ���ر‪ ،‬ق���ال عاط���ف أن مع���رض‬

‫التحقيق فى قضايا فس���اد‪.‬‬ ‫وأوض���ح أحم���د عاط���ف رئي���س الغرفة الس���ابق‬ ‫وعض���و مجل���س إدارته���ا ل���ـ ‪ Me Printer‬أن‬ ‫األعض���اء اتفق���وا عل���ى تعلي���ق مه���ام فضل���ي‬ ‫كرئي���س للغرفة لحين االنتهاء م���ن التحقيقات‬ ‫الت���ي تقوم به���ا نيابة األم���وال العام���ة معه‪ ،‬كما‬ ‫اتف���ق األعضاء على تكليف نائ���ب الرئيس خالد‬ ‫عب���د العزيز مرس���ي بتول���ي مهام فضل���ي لحين‬ ‫الب���ت ف���ي التحقي���ق‪ ،‬وأضاف عاطف أن���ه إذا لم‬

‫أحمد عاطف‬

‫اتف���ق أعض���اء مجل���س إدارة غرف���ة صناع���ات‬

‫تثب���ت التهم المنس���وبة إلى فضلي فإنه س���يعود‬

‫الطباع���ة عل���ى تعلي���ق مه���ام د‪.‬محم���د عهدي‬

‫م���رة أخ���رى لممارس���ة مهام���ه بالغرف���ة‪ ،‬أما في‬

‫فضل���ي رئي���س مجلس اإلدارة كرئي���س للغرفة‪،‬‬

‫حال ثبوت التهم الموجة إليه فإن الغرفة س���تقوم‬

‫وتكلي���ف نائب���ه خالد عب���د العزيز مرس���ي بتولي‬

‫باتخاذ اإلجراءات القانونية حيال هذا الصدد بما‬

‫تكنو برنت قد اتخذ قرار بتأجيله من ش���هر إبريل‬ ‫المقبل إلى ش���هر نوفمبر القادم من العام الحالي‪،‬‬ ‫نتيجة حالة عدم االس���تقرار التي تشهدها البالد‬ ‫والظ���روف الغير مواتية إلقام���ة مثل هذا الحدث‬ ‫الكبير وال���ذي يعتبر ضمن أهم معارض الطباعة‬ ‫ف���ي المنطق���ة وال���ذي يه���دف إلى تعزي���ز فرصة‬ ‫الش���ركات الطباعة العالمية لالس���تثمار في سوق‬ ‫الطباع���ة المصري���ة وإرس���اء عالق���ات عم���ل مع‬ ‫ش���ركات الطباعة المصري���ة‪ ،‬باإلضافة إلى تقديم‬

‫خالد عبد العزيز مرسي‬

‫أح���دث المنتجات م���ن آالت وتقني���ات الطباعة‬ ‫والتغلي���ف للمطابع والمصان���ع المصرية والتعرف‬ ‫عل���ى عمالء جدد في مصر وبقية أنح���اء العال���م‪.‬‬

‫السعودية‪ :‬بدء تنفيذ المرحلة السابعة من طباعة مصحف إفريقيا‬ ‫المرحلة الحالية تهدف إلى طباعة حوالي ربع مليون نسخة لصالح المسلمين في إفريقيا‬ ‫وقع���ت الن���دوة العالمي���ة للش���باب اإلس�ل�امي‬ ‫الدفع���ة الس���ابعة من مش���روع مصح���ف إفريقيا‬ ‫م���ع “دار مصح���ف إفريقيا” بالخرطوم‪ ،‬وتش���مل‬ ‫الدفع���ة الجديدة طباعة (‪ )275.000‬نس���خة من‬ ‫المصحف تتضمن طباعة المصحف المتوس���ط‪،‬‬ ‫ومصح���ف الجيب‪ ،‬ورب���ع يس‪ ،‬والعش���ر األخير‪،‬‬ ‫لتدخل الن���دوة بذلك في طباع���ة المليون الثاني‬ ‫لصالح المس���لمين في إفريقيا وغيرها‪ ،‬وس���تقوم‬ ‫الندوة العالمية للش���باب اإلس�ل�امي بتوزيع هذه‬ ‫الكمي���ات م���ن المصاح���ف عل���ى المؤسس���ات‬ ‫التعليمي���ة ف���ي إفريقيا وعلى المس���اجد والمراكز‬ ‫اإلسالمية كما سيس���تفيد منها طالب العلم في‬ ‫المدارس القرآنية المنتشرة في القارة اإلفريقية‪.‬‬ ‫وق���د أف���اد الدكتور حس���ن محمد عل���ي مدير دار‬ ‫مصحف إفريقيا حسبما جاء في صحيفة الرياض‬ ‫الس���عودية‪ ،‬أن المش���روع الرائ���د ال���ذي تنفذه دار‬

‫مصح���ف إفريقي���ا بالش���راكة م���ع الن���دوة العالمية‬ ‫للش���باب اإلس�ل�امي‪ ،‬ليؤك���د أهمية ال���دور الرائد‬ ‫ال���ذي تقوم به الندوة في نش���ر كت���اب اهلل تعالى‪،‬‬ ‫مبينًا أنهم من خالل تجربتهم السابقة مع الندوة‬ ‫ق���د تمكن���وا بفضل اهلل تعالى م���ن إيصال القرآن‬ ‫الكري���م إل���ى أصقاع كثي���رة من الق���ارة اإلفريقية‪،‬‬ ‫الفت�ا�ً النظ���ر إل���ى أن ع���ددًا كبي���رًا م���ن الجهات‬ ‫والمؤسس���ات والهيئ���ات والمنظمات اإلس�ل�امية‬ ‫ف���ي إفريقي���ا ووزارات الش���ؤون اإلس�ل�امية ق���د‬ ‫ثمنت هذا المش���روع ونوهت بدور الندوة العالمية‬ ‫للش���باب اإلسالمي في تبنيه ودخولها في شراكة‬ ‫م���ع دار مصح���ف إفريقيا لنش���ر كت���اب اهلل‪ ،‬مبينًا‬ ‫أنه���م يتجهون بالش���راكة مع الندوة الس���تكمال‬ ‫طباعة المصحف بالروايات والقراءات المش���هورة‬ ‫ف���ي افريقي���ا‪.‬‬

‫وق���ال إن هن���اك خط���ة ت���م وضعه���ا تتضم���ن‬ ‫طباع���ة معاني القرآن الكريم باللغات اإلفريقية‬ ‫المش���هورة مث���ل الس���واحلية والهوس���اوية‬ ‫ً‬ ‫فض�ل�ا ع���ن‬ ‫وغيرهم���ا م���ن اللغ���ات اإلفريقي���ة‬ ‫التوج���ه لطباعة ترجم���ة معاني الق���رآن الكريم‬ ‫باللغ���ات العالمي���ة الحي���ة مث���ل اإلنجليزي���ة‬ ‫والفرنس���ية وغيرها‪.‬‬


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‫اإلمارات‪ :‬انتخاب أعضاء اللجنة التنفيذية لمجموعة عمل الطباعة والنشر‬ ‫إعادة انتخاب أحمد الشيخ رئيسا للمجموعة‬ ‫والنش���ر‪ ،‬ومازن الحاج نائبا للرئيس‪ ،‬وسباس���تيان‬

‫ف���ي األع���وام الماضي���ة‪ ،‬وأب���دو فيها اس���تعدادهم‬

‫لونث أمينا عاما للمجموعة‪.‬‬

‫لتحمل عبئ المس���ؤولية وحرصهم على مواصلة‬

‫اس���تهل االجتم���اع بكلم���ة لرئي���س المجموع���ة‬

‫دع���م مهام وخطط اللجنة المس���تقبلية بما لديهم‬

‫أحمد الش���يخ رحب فيها بالحضور‪ ،‬ووجه ش���كره‬

‫من إمكانيات وخبرات في مجال الطباعة والنشر‪،‬‬

‫ألعض���اء اللجنة الحالية عل���ى الثقة التي منحوها‬

‫وبعد إعالن نتائج االنتخابات احتفظ أحمد الشيخ‬

‫للمجموع���ة‪ ،‬ومثمن���ا الجهود المخلص���ة والعطاء‬

‫المدي���ر الع���ام لمطبع���ة م���ودرن بمهام���ه كرئيس‬

‫المتواص���ل م���ن األعض���اء عل���ى حد س���واء والتي‬

‫لمجموعة الطباعة والنش���ر‪ ،‬كم���ا انتخب كل من‬

‫كان له���ا األث���ر الفعال في االرتقاء بمس���يرة عمل‬

‫م���ازن الح���اج المدي���ر العام لش���ركة برينت���ك نائبا‬

‫المجموع���ة في األع���وام الماضية وم���ا تالها من‬

‫للرئيس‪ ،‬وسباس���تيان لونث المدير العام لبروش���ن‬

‫إنجازات ساهمت في تطوير ونمو صناعة الطباعة‬

‫أمينا عام���ا للمجموعة‪ ،‬إضافة إل���ى أعضاء اللجنة‬

‫معتب���را أن اإلنجاز األب���رز للمجموعة يتمثل في‬

‫المنتخبي���ن وهم إس���كندر جهانباني مدير تحرير‬

‫جائ���زة دبي للطباع���ة التي نقلت صناع���ة الطباعة‬

‫مجل���ة ‪ ،Me Printer‬مازن توفي���ق الطيبي مدير‬

‫انتخب مؤخ���را أعضاء اللجنة التنفيذية لمجموعة‬

‫والنش���ر إلى العالمية من خ�ل�ال تطبيقها للمعايير‬

‫التس���ويق والمبيعات بهيدلبرج الش���رق األوس���ط‪،‬‬

‫عم���ل الطباعة والنش���ر في االجتم���اع الذي عقد‬

‫المعتم���دة‪ ،‬كم���ا اس���تعرض الش���يخ م���ع األعضاء‬

‫أنتون���ي مورف���ي المدير الع���ام والتج���اري لفلينت‬

‫في الش���هر الماض���ي بمقر غرفة صناع���ة وتجارة‬

‫خط���ط وبرامج مجموع���ة عمل الطباعة والنش���ر‬

‫ج���روب‪ ،‬ب�ل�ال حم���ادة المدي���ر الع���ام لزيروكس‬

‫دبي والت���ي تعمل تحت مظلتها‪ ،‬بحضور كل من‬

‫المس���تقبلية المطروح���ة قي���د الدراس���ة والتي من‬

‫اإلمارات‪ ،‬رمزي رازيان مالك سبريكتم اإلمارات‪،‬‬

‫سعيد النجار المدير التنفيذي للعالقات الخارجية‪،‬‬

‫ش���أنها تطوي���ر أداء قط���اع الطباعة منوه���ا بالدور‬

‫فيج���ي مين���ون المدير الع���ام لمطبعة دب���ي‪ ،‬راني‬

‫وص�ل�اح األمين المستش���ار القانون���ي لغرفة دبي‬

‫الكبير الذي يلعبه هذا القطاع الحيوي في مسيرة‬

‫جوزي���ف الص���در مال���ك المنش���ورات الحقوقي���ة‬

‫وأعضاء المجموع���ة والعاملين في مجال الطباعة‬

‫التنمية اإلقتصادية بالدولة‪.‬‬

‫صادر‪ ،‬بي أي راداكريش���نان المدير العام للمطبعة‬

‫والنش���ر‪ ،‬وق���د أس���فرت االنتخاب���ات ع���ن إع���ادة‬

‫تل���ى ذلك كلم���ة تعريفية للمرش���حين ثمنوا فيها‬

‫العالمية‪ ،‬تي زاهر حس���ن م���ن باوربوينت‪ ،‬ناريش‬

‫انتخاب أحمد الش���يخ رئيس���ا لمجموع���ة الطباعة‬

‫اإلنج���ازات الت���ي تحققت على ي���د أعضاء اللجنة‬

‫موهاني المدير التنفيذي لمجلة برينت ويك‪.‬‬

‫إنها بالتأكيد تستحق اإلنتظار حتى معرض الخليج للطباعة والتغليف ‪2011‬‬ ‫لتجربة آالت الطباعة الرقمية وآالت التشطيب الواردة من أوروبا‬ ‫قابلونا في القاعة الشرقية جناح رقم ‪E-308‬‬

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‫‪....‬منذ العام ‪1950‬‬ ‫الفرع الرئيسي‪ :‬دبي – هاتف‪ – +97143400303 :‬فاكس‪+97143478400 / 3478200 :‬‬ ‫بريد إلكتروني‪ :‬الموقع اإللكتروني‪ :‬‬ ‫فروع اإلمارات‪ :‬الشارقة – أبوظبي – العين ‪ -‬فروع في الخارج‪ :‬الكويت – البحرين – قطر – عمان – المملكة العربية السعودية‬

‫مصر‪ :‬أول طابعة كبيرة الحجم من هيدلبرج تتسلمها مطبعة مصباح‬ ‫المطبعة تتطلع إلى مضاعفة اإلنتاج من خالل آلة الطباعة الجديدة‬ ‫قام���ت هيدلب���رج بتس���ليم أول آلة طباع���ة كبيرة‬

‫وطباعة نحو ‪ 40‬ألف طن متري س���نويا من الورق‬

‫الحجم في منطقة الش���رق األوس���ط لدى مطبعة‬


‫مصب���اح ف���ي العاصم���ة المصري���ة القاه���رة والتي‬

‫وتعد آلة الطباعة هذه كبيرة الحجم والتي أطلقت‬

‫أسس���ها عب���د المنع���م مصباح ف���ي الع���ام ‪،1946‬‬

‫ضمن فعاليات مع���رض دروبا ‪ 2008‬مصدر فائدة‬

‫خال���د مصباح المس���ؤول ع���ن أعم���ال العائلة منذ‬

‫ل���دى قطاعي الطباعة التجاري���ة وطباعة التغليف‪،‬‬

‫الع���ام ‪ 1998‬أعرب ع���ن إعجابه بالج���ودة العالية‬

‫وتس���تند اآلل���ة الجدي���دة ‪Speedmaster XL‬‬

‫واإلنتاجي���ة الرائع���ة التي تتميز بيها اآللة‪ ،‬مش���يرا‬

‫‪ 145‬و ‪ XL 162‬إل���ى التقني���ة الموجودة في آلة‬

‫إل���ى أن مطبعة مصب���اح تنتج الكرت���ون المطوي‬

‫‪ XL 105‬والت���ي وف���رت مزايا رائعة مثل س���رعة‬

‫لش���ركات الصناعات الغذائية وصناع���ة الحلويات‬

‫اإلع���داد و قل���ة كمية النفاي���ات الورقي���ة‪ ،‬والجودة‬

‫في مص���ر‪ ،‬وأوضح أن المطبعة م���زودة أيضا بكل‬

‫العالية المتسقة‪ ،‬والمرونة الجيدة ضمن مجموعة‬

‫م���ن آل���ة ‪ Speedmaster CD 102‬الجدي���دة‬

‫عالية من خامات الطباعة المتوفرة بش���كل واسع‪،‬‬

‫وآل���ة ‪ Speedmaster SM 74‬وآل���ة ‪GTO‬‬

‫كم���ا أن التقلي���ل من الوق���ت المس���تغرق لجعلها‬

‫‪ ،52‬وتطبع حوالي ‪ 20‬ألف طن متري سنوي من‬

‫جاه���زة للعمل‪ ،‬جعلها فريدة م���ن نوعها في الفئة‬

‫الورق المقوى في السنة على ثالثة مراحل‪.‬‬

‫الت���ي تنتم���ي إليها من خالل تنظيف إس���طوانات‬

‫مصب���اح أض���اف أن المطبعة حصل���ت على كل ما‬

‫الطباعة وتغيير أسطح الطباعة آليا في وقت واحد‬

‫ترب���وا إليه م���ن اآللة الجديدة م���ن تركيب وخدمة‬

‫وخالل بضع دقائق فقط‪ ،‬وهي تعمل بنظام عمل‬

‫وتدريب‪ ،‬مثمنا دور هيدلبرج التي تعمل عن كثب‬

‫‪ Prinect‬اإلنس���يابي والتي توفر إمكانية تنس���يق‬

‫مع الموزع يوس���ف عالم وش���ركاه لسنوات عديدة‬

‫متكامل‪ ،‬كما أن اآللة هي متاحة أيضا ضمن هذه‬

‫ف���ي المنطقة‪ ،‬وأوضح أن دخول اآللة الجديدة إلى‬

‫الفئة كآلة طباعة على الوجهين‪.‬‬

‫الخدمة من ش���أنه تحقيق نمو ب���ارز في األعمال‪،‬‬

‫عادل عالم المدير التنفيذي لشركة يوسف عالم‬

‫وش���ركاه أعرب ع���ن فخره الش���ديد بوج���ود هذه‬ ‫اآلل���ة ألول م���رة في مص���ر‪ ،‬وأضاف أن الش���ركة‬ ‫لديه���ا تاريخه���ا الطويل من الثق���ة المتبادلة بينها‬ ‫وبين مطبعة مصباح‪ ،‬من خالل توفير المس���اعدة‬ ‫الدؤوب���ة والت���ي تع���زز م���ن ق���درة المطبع���ة على‬ ‫المنافسة والتسويق والكفاءة وجودة اإلنتاج‪.‬‬

‫من اليمين إلى اليسار‪:‬‬ ‫المهندس عادل عالم المدير التنفيذي‬ ‫لشركة يوسف عالم وشركاه وكيل‬ ‫هيدلبرج في مصر‬ ‫خالد مصباح المدير التنفيذي لمطبعة‬ ‫مصباح‬ ‫د‪ .‬علي مكاري مدير المبيعات المنطقة‬ ‫في هيدلبرج‬

‫قطر‪ :‬وزارة الداخلية توقع عقد إنشاء مبنى المطبعة األمنية‬ ‫تبلغ تكلفة المشروع نحو ‪ 60‬مليون ريال قطري‬ ‫ف���ي إط���ار خط���ة وزارة الداخلي���ة لتطوير وإنش���اء‬

‫رئيس قس���م المشتريات بإدارة اإلمداد والتجهيز‬

‫مب���ان حديث���ة إلدارات ال���وزارة لتواك���ب التط���ور‬

‫والعقيد هش���ام القصيبى رئيس قس���م الهندس���ة‬

‫المس���تمر الذي تش���هده قط���ر‪ ،‬ج���رى بالملحق‬

‫ب���إدارة اإلم���داد والتجهي���ز والنقي���ب محم���د‬

‫اإلداري ل���وزارة الداخلي���ة بالدفن���ة التوقي���ع على‬ ‫عقد إنش���اء مبن���ى المطبعة األمنية الذي س���يقام‬ ‫عل���ى طريق س���لوى بالقرب م���ن الموقع الحالي‬ ‫لمطابع الش���رطة‪.‬‬ ‫عبد اهلل األنص���اري مدير إدارة اإلمداد والتجهيز‬ ‫ب���وزارة الداخلية‪ ،‬وعن الش���ركة المنفذة “النورس‬ ‫الهندس���ية” المهن���دس عم���رو محم���ود‪ ،‬وحضر‬ ‫التوقي���ع كل من العقيد س���عود راش���د آل ش���افي‬

‫وذك���رت صحيف���ة الش���رق القطري���ة أن الفت���رة‬ ‫الزمني���ة التي يس���تغرقها االنتهاء من المش���روع‬ ‫هي ‪ 12‬ش���هرا بدءا م���ن تاريخ توقي���ع العقد‪ ،‬في‬ ‫حي���ن تبل���غ تكلف���ة المش���روع ‪ 59‬ملي���ون ريال‬

‫ويش���مل ورش���ا للطباع���ة والتصني���ع واإلنت���اج‪،‬‬

‫قطري ويش���رف على المش���روع قس���م الهندسة‬

‫باإلضاف���ة إلى مجموع���ة من المكات���ب اإلدارية‬


‫وقاع���ة لالجتماع���ات والتدري���ب وغيره���ا م���ن‬

‫ويتك���ون مبن���ى المطبع���ة األمني���ة م���ن طابقين‬


‫‪ME Printer March 2011‬‬

‫ووق���ع عن ال���وزارة العمي���د مهندس عب���د العزيز‬



‫كلمة المحرر‬ ‫صناع���ة الطباعة في المنطقة على صفيح س���اخن‪ ،‬والجميع يتأه���ب لمعرض الخليج للطباعة والتغليف‬ ‫‪ ،2011‬ف���ي ه���ذا العدد جلبنا إل���ى قرائنا األعزاء تتمة التقرير الش���امل لفعاليات مع���رض الخليج الطباعة‬ ‫والتغليف المقبل والذي يغطي فيه أحدث التقنيات التي ستعرض خالل فعاليات المعرض من قبل كبار‬ ‫العبي الصناعة والشركات الصغيرة‪ ،‬باإلضافة إلى بعض المعدات والحلول التي ستعرض ضمن الحدث‪،‬‬ ‫وم���ع كل ذل���ك إال أن الموضوع األبرز في هذا العدد هو المقابلة الصحفية الحصرية مع بيرنهارد ش���راير‬ ‫الرئيس التنفيذي لهيدلبرج والتي أجريت ضمن زيارة جرت مؤخرا إلى هيدلبرج في ألمانيا‪.‬‬ ‫يلي ذلك مقابلة صحفية أخرى مع رئيس ش���ركة كوداك فيليب فاراس���ي والذي زار دبي للمرة األولى‪،‬‬ ‫وق���د عرض���ت هذه المقابالت الحصرية مع كب���ار المدراء التنفيذين وصناع الق���رار لدى قطاعي الطباعة‬ ‫الرقمية واألوفست بعض األفكار القيمة حول مستقبل كل من التقنيات والفنون التصويرية التي تقدمها‬ ‫كال الشركتين للمطابع‪.‬‬ ‫على صعيد متصل أعلنت هيدلبرج عن تعاونها االس���تراتيجي الدولي مع ش���ركة ريكو‪ ،‬األمر الذي يعد‬

‫إسكندر جهانباني‬ ‫رئيس التحرير‬

‫عالم���ة واضح���ة حول اتج���اه الصناعة‪ ،‬وفي الجانب اآلخ���ر تعد الجهود التي تبذلها الش���ركات المصنعة‬ ‫لمعدات الطباعة الرقمية مثل كوداك إليجاد موطئ قدم قوي لها في قطاع الطباعة التجارية‪ ،‬دليال أيضا‬ ‫على أن كال القطاعين الرقمي واألوفست هما في حاجة ماسة لبعضهما البعض‪.‬‬

‫“التعاوناالستراتيجي‬ ‫الدولي بين كل من‬ ‫هيدلبرج وريكو‬ ‫يعد عالمة واضحة‬ ‫حول اتجاه الصناعة”‬

‫كما تطورت المقولة الس���ائدة حول طباعة األوفست مقابل الطباعة الرقمية إلى مفهوم الطباعة بواسطة‬ ‫األوفس���ت والمج���ال الرقم���ي جنبا إلى جنب‪ ،‬وس���تكون كال التقنيتي���ن في المس���تقبل ال غنى عنهما‬ ‫للمطابع التجارية‪ ،‬وفي الجهة األخرى سيكون من الضرورة أن تجهز المطابع بشكل متكامل بدال من‬ ‫أن يكون هذا المش���روع مجرد وثيقة للمس���تقبل‪ ،‬ومن خالل هذه المقابالت الصحفية حاولنا الحصول‬ ‫على مفهوم أفضل حول ما يحويه المستقبل في جعبته للمطابع‪ ،‬ويبدو أنه من أجل اللحاق بالمستقبل‪،‬‬ ‫فإن المطابع عليها التخلي عن المنطق التقليدي في العمل وتبني التقنية الرقمية‪.‬‬

‫مساهمات اجتماعية‬

‫مصر‪ :‬قطاع الطباعة يتكبد خسائر مليونية بعد ثورة الغضب‬ ‫المطابع الخاصة والعامة تتكبد خسائر تجاوزت ماليين الجنيهات نتيجة تدهور الوضع في البالد‬

‫‪ME Printer March 2011‬‬

‫أك���د مج���دي البدوي نائ���ب رئيس النقاب���ة العامة‬


‫للعاملي���ن بالصحاف���ة والطباع���ة واإلع�ل�ام‪ ،‬على‬ ‫تكبد المطابع الخاصة والعامة لخس���ائر ستتجاوز‬ ‫ماليين الجنيهات‪ ،‬إال أنه لم يتم حصر الخس���ائر‬ ‫بدقة حتى اآلن بسبب ثورة ‪ 25‬يناير‪.‬‬ ‫وأض���اف ف���ى تصريح���ات لصحيفة اليوم الس���ابع‬

‫المصري���ة‪ ،‬أن غالبية العاملين ف���ى مطابع القطاع‬

‫م���ن جهت���ه أعل���ن الجه���از المرك���زي للتعبئ���ة‬

‫الخ���اص يعملون بالقطعة أو بالكمي���ة‪ ،‬وهو ما أثر‬

‫واإلحص���اء بمص���ر أن إجمالي الخس���ائر المحققة‬

‫عل���ى رواتبهم‪ ،‬كذلك ف���إن المطابع الحكومية قد‬

‫ف���ي قطاع���ات الصناع���ات التحويلي���ة والتش���ييد‬

‫تأث���رت‪ ،‬حيث قل مع���دل طبع الصح���ف الخاصة‬

‫والبن���اء والس���ياحة ج���راء األحداث األخي���رة بلغت‬

‫ذات الميزاني���ات المنخفض���ة‪ ،‬كم���ا أن الصح���ف‬

‫أكثر من ‪ 10‬مليارات جنيه تقريبا‪ ،‬في حين شكك‬

‫القومية انعدمت عل���ى صفحاتها اإلعالنات‪ ،‬وهو‬

‫الخبي���ر االقتص���ادي بصحيفة األه���رام المصرية‬

‫م���ا أدى إلى خفض عدد الصفحات والنس���خ‪ ،‬كما‬ ‫ً‬ ‫عامال كبيرًا ف���ى التأثير‬ ‫لعب���ت القن���وات الفضائية‬

‫مم���دوح الولي في حجم الخس���ائر الت���ي رصدها‬ ‫الجهاز المرك���زي للتعبئة العامة واإلحصاء‪ ،‬مؤكدا‬

‫على طباعة الصحف‪ ،‬حيث كان يتابعها الماليين‬

‫أنه���ا أضعاف هذا الرقم بكثي���ر‪ ،‬والتي وفقا لتقارير‬

‫من المواطنين والذين لم يحتاجوا فى اليوم الثانى‬

‫الخب���راء اإلقتصاديين ق���درت فيها الخس���ائر بما‬

‫لش���راء الصح���ف‪ ،‬وأوضح‪ ،‬أن غالبية المؤسس���ات‬

‫يتراوح مابين ‪ 55‬و‪ 100‬مليار جنيه مصري‪.‬‬

‫الطباعي���ة ل���ن تصرف حاف���ز اإلنتاج ف���ى المطابع‬

‫جدي���ر بالذك���ر أن مص���ر تكب���دت خس���ائر‬

‫الخاص���ة على وجه التحديد‪ ،‬بينما لم يتضح حتى‬

‫اقتصادي���ة فادح���ة إلى جانب ش���لل ف���ي عملية‬

‫اآلن موقف المؤسسات القومية‪.‬‬

‫إنت���اج الس���لع والخدم���ات ع�ل�اوة عل���ى توق���ف‬

‫وعل���ى صعي���د متص���ل ناش���دت غرف���ة صناعات‬

‫خدم���ات اإلنترن���ت واالتص���االت وتعلي���ق‬

‫الطباع���ة باتح���اد الصناع���ات المصري���ة ال���وكالء‬

‫تداوالت البورصة وش���ل حركة النقل والسياحة‬

‫التجاريي���ن ومس���توردي وتج���ار خام���ات الطباعة‬

‫إل���ى جان���ب أعمال الس���لب والنهب ف���ي معظم‬

‫تثبيت األس���عار‪ ،‬وطالبت بااللتزام بأس���عار ما قبل‬

‫أنح���اء مصر ج���راء اندالع ث���ورة ش���عبية عارمة‬

‫ان���دالع ث���ورة ‪ 25‬يناير‪ ،‬وعدم اس���تغالل الظروف‬

‫مؤخ���را ض���د النظ���ام المص���ري انته���ت بإطاحة‬

‫الت���ى تمر به���ا البالد‪ ،‬حت���ى ال تتع���رض المطابع‬

‫الرئي���س محم���د حس���ني مب���ارك ع���ن الحكم‬

‫لخسائر غير محسوبة في أعمالها‪.‬‬



‫المحتـويــات‬ ‫الملف‬

‫األخبـــار‬ ‫مصر‪ :‬قطاع الطباعة يتكبد خسائر‬ ‫مليونية بعد ثورة الغضب‬ ‫المطابع الخاصة والعامة تتكبد خسائر تجاوزت‬ ‫ماليين الجنيهات نتيجة تدهور الوضع في‬ ‫البالد‬


‫مصر‪ :‬أول طابعة كبيرة الحجم من‬ ‫هيدلبرج تتسلمها مطبعة مصباح‬ ‫المطبعة تتطلع إلى مضاعفة اإلنتاج من خالل‬ ‫آلة الطباعة الجديدة‬


‫قطر‪ :‬وزارة الداخلية توقع عقد إنشاء‬ ‫مبنى المطبعة األمنية‬ ‫تبلغ تكلفة المشروع نحو ‪ 60‬مليون ريال‬ ‫قطري‬


‫اإلمارات‪ :‬انتخاب أعضاء اللجنة‬ ‫التنفيذية لمجموعة عمل الطباعة‬ ‫والنشر‬ ‫إعادة انتخاب أحمد الشيخ رئيسا للمجموعة‬


‫مصر‪ :‬تولي خالد عبد العزيز مهام‬ ‫رئيس غرفة صناعات الطباعة مؤقتا‬ ‫تعليق مهام رئيس الغرفة د‪ .‬محمد عهدي‬ ‫فضلي لحين االنتهاء من التحقيق معه‬ ‫قبل نيابة األموال العامة‬


‫السعودية‪ :‬بدء تنفيذ المرحلة السابعة‬ ‫من طباعة مصحف إفريقيا‬ ‫المرحلة الحالية تهدف إلى طباعة حوالي ربع‬ ‫مليون نسخة لصالح المسلمين في إفريقيا‬


‫الكويت‪ :‬مطبعة ويفز تستثمر في آلة‬ ‫سي تي بي جديدة من بريستك‬ ‫اآللة الجديدة تعاقد عليها من قبل شركة إيج‬ ‫لمعدات الجرافيك بمقرها في دبي‬


‫األردن‪ :‬لقاء مشترك بين غرفة صناعة‬ ‫إربد وأصحاب صناعة التعبئة‬ ‫والطباعة والتغليف العاملين بها‬ ‫يهدف اللقاء إلى تدارس المشاكل والتحديات‬ ‫التي تواجه هذه القطاعات وطرق حلها‬


‫سوريا‪ :‬المؤتمر السنوي لنقابة عمال‬ ‫الطباعة والثقافة واإلعالم يدعو إلى‬ ‫تحويل مطبعة جامعة دمشق من‬ ‫مؤسسة خدمية إلى مؤسسة إنتاجية‬ ‫المشاركون في المؤتمر يطالبون بتثبيت عمال‬ ‫المطابع المتعاقدين والمؤقتين‬



‫حصريا وبانفراد تام‬ ‫الرجل األول في هيدلبرج‬ ‫يتحدث إلى مي برينتر‬

‫مجلة شهرية شاملة مختصة في‬ ‫عالم الطباعة في الشرق األوسط‬ ‫السنــة الثامنة ‪ /‬العـدد السابع والسبعون‪ /‬مارس ‪2011‬‬

‫‪ME Printer FZ L.L.C‬‬

‫ص‪.‬ب‪ ،502183 .‬مدينة دبي لإلعالم‬ ‫دبي‪ ،‬اإلمارات العربية المتحدة‬ ‫هاتف‪+971 4 391 12 10 :‬‬ ‫فاكس‪+971 4 390 95 61 :‬‬ ‫البريد اإللكتروني‪ :‬‬ ‫موقع اإلنترنت‪ :‬‬ ‫مدير النشر للمجموعة‬ ‫مرتضى كريميان‬

‫تقنيات حديثة‬ ‫‪51‬‬

‫تقنية التونر الشفاف للورنشة‬ ‫على ماكينات الطباعة الرقمية‬

‫مشكلة وحل‬ ‫‪50‬‬

‫مشكلة النمو النقطي في طباعة‬ ‫الليثو أوفست‬

‫هيئــة التحـــرير‬ ‫رئيس التحرير‬ ‫إسكندر جهانباني‬ ‫‪‬‬ ‫المحرر التقني – القسم العربي‬ ‫د‪ .‬جورج نوبار سيمونيان‬ ‫‪‬‬ ‫المحرر التقني – القسم اإلنجليزي‬ ‫رود هايز‬ ‫‪‬‬ ‫المحررون‬ ‫د‪ .‬محمود غزال‬ ‫‪+971 4 391 12 08‬‬ ‫‪‬‬ ‫نيتو موهان‬ ‫‪+971 4 391 1598‬‬ ‫‪‬‬ ‫د‪.‬يونس شكرخآه‬ ‫‪‬‬ ‫المختصون المشاركون في التحرير‬ ‫فرانك رومانو (الواليات المتحدة)‬ ‫‪‬‬ ‫لوريل برونر (المملكة المتحدة)‬ ‫‪‬‬ ‫مدير شؤون العمالء‬ ‫برابوال جاندران بي أم‬ ‫‪+971 4 391 12 07‬‬


‫مصمم جرافيكي‬ ‫بي درويش‬ ‫‪+971 4 391 12 06‬‬ ‫‪‬‬ ‫اإلعالنات‬ ‫‪+971 4 391 12 10‬‬ ‫‪meprinter‬‬ ‫توجه المراسالت إلى العنوان التالي‪:‬‬ ‫مجلة ‪ME Printer‬‬ ‫ص‪.‬ب ‪ ،502183‬مدينة دبي لإلعالم‬ ‫بناية رقم ‪ ،9‬مكتب رقم ‪214‬‬ ‫دبي‪ ،‬اإلمارات العربية المتحدة‬ ‫‪‬‬ ‫طبعت في مطبعة أطلس‬ ‫جميع حقوق الطبع والنشر محفوظة‬ ‫مجلة ‪ ME Printer‬الشريك اإلعالمي الرسمي‬

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Anilox changeover: fully automatic

The fastest on the run changeover Ink washing: fully automatic

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MEPrinter Issue-77-2011  


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