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      OKI details its outstanding                                                              Labelexpo Asia

      label solutions in South Africa                                                            Tarsus Group, organizer of

                                                                                               the Labelexpo Global Series,
                                                                                               has announced that
        “The colour reproduction                                         runs too.             Labelexpo Asia 2022 will be
      of OKI’s Pro1050 is very                                            Ease of use,  low total cost   postponed until 2023.
      accurate and consistent. We                                        of ownership, and premium   Labelexpo Asia will now take
      vary between very short-runs                                       quality are not the only win-  place at the Shanghai New
      and big-volume runs and the                                        ning characteristics the Pro   International Expo Centre
      OKI label printer can accom-                                       Series Label Printers have. As   (SNIEC) in China on 5-8
      modate this. We also now                                           producing extraordinary   December 2023.
      have the flexibility to put                                        labels is not limited to spe-  Labelexpo Asia show direc-
      product-specific information                                       cial-made media, users have   tor Kevin Liu said,
      on packaging instead of                                            many media options at an   “Unfortunately due to ongo-
      generic information,” said                                         affordable cost and more pos-  ing uncertainty surrounding
      Aubrey Woodbridge, Product   “Colour reproduction of OKI’s Pro1050 is very accurate & consistent.”  sible designs – allowing busi-  COVID and further uncer-
      Manager at Ruwag - a sup-                                          nesses to venture in new   tainty about events opening
      plier of power tool accesso-  Series Label Printers in 2018,   into creative outcomes. The   services and profit growths.   up in Shanghai, we have
      ries in South Africa that has  the Pro1050 has been a suc-  Pro1040 and Pro1050 offer   The Pro1050 offers a unique   reluctantly decided to post-
      the Pro1050 for more than 4  cess factor to different busi-  businesses outstanding labels   fifth colour option, the white   pone the  show until  next
      years, helping their business  nesses especially in the   using the pioneering LED   toner lets users do what most   year.”
      grow by optimizing the cus-  MEITA region with its robust   technology with dry toner   short-run printers cannot, as   Labelexpo Global Series
      tomized labels on their prod-  CMYK+1 toners for cost   technology, through   the white can be used to cre-  portfolio director Jade Grace
      ucts instead of the generic  effective in-house short to   extended in-house printing   ate exceptional designs on   added,  “China is a key global
      ones they were using before,  medium-run labels produc-  capabilities for a single label   coloured or metallised effect   market for label and package
      and many other ways men-  tion.              print job to short runs with a   substrates (gold and silver)   print technology, and
      tioned in their video case   OKI has been keen to offer   duty  cycle  rated  at  up  to   which are difficult to print   Labelexpo Asia in Shanghai
      study published last year.   printing solutions that pass   160,000 pages per month,   using other digital technolo-  remains our most important
        Since the launch of the Pro  the problem-solving esteem   rugged enough for longer   gies.  event in this region.”
      Flint Group Packaging                                              First 3D printed villa at

      reaffirms digital investment                                       Shams Al Riyadh

                                                                          Real estate company Dar
        Flint Group Packaging,                                           Al Arkan has unveiled its first
      confirms it commitment to                                          3D construction printed
      ease of doing business and                                         (3DCP) two-storey, 9.9
      order efficiency for its cus-                                      meter high villa in the Shams
      tomers with its Webshop                                            Al Riyadh residential devel-
      platform.  The online store                                        opment in Saudi Arabia. The
      is designed with ease-of-use
      front of mind, with the com-                                       structure was printed
      pany’s market-leading range                                        directly on site, during the   Dar Al Arkan completes it
      of inks and coatings availa-                                       summer without any cooling   protocols and an evidence-
      ble to order 24/7 in just a few   Flint Group Packaging’s Webshop is available now  equipment or shading, indi-  based approach” to ensure
      clicks. The purpose is to pro-                                     cating that the technology is   the project was constructed
      vide customers with more   “With our dedicated online  tomers’ procurement pro-  capable of printing homes
      versatility, flexibility and   Webshop, we are giving our  cesses and personnel;   year-round and in any part of   safely as per Saudi Arabia’s
      performance in managing   customers an additional  therefore, we’ve designed   the kingdom.  building codes in every
      consumables procurement.   digital channel that simpli-  Webshop to complement   The villa was constructed   aspect. Work has com-
      The Webshop enables sim-  fies order processing. It’s no  and  support the detailed   using locally made materials   menced on the second villa.
      ple, fast ordering and reor-  secret that the pressure is on  administration involved in   including cement, sand,   3DCP cuts the construc-
      dering of inks and coatings,                                       rocks and stones, with vary-  tion time by more than half,
      claims Flint Group.    for packaging converters to  procurement. Our aim was   ing degrees of concentration,   is more flexible and requires
        Thomas Gray, VP Strategy   deliver when it comes to  to develop a tool to assist   to ensure the structure is up
      & Market Intelligence at   agility and on-time order  with  inventory manage-  to four times stronger than   less manpower since it takes
      Flint Group Packaging,   fulfillment. We understand  ment; particularly when it   traditional construction. The   only three workers to build
      explains the significance:   the importance of our cus-  comes to repeat ordering.”  company adhered “to strict   one house.                                                                  December 2022 PrintWeek MENA 09
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