Posted on January 08, 2017

Speedline Printing Press, a pioneering printing company from Qatar, has been presented with the ‘Best Application’ award at an awards ceremony hosted by Canon in Luxor, Egypt in the month of October. Canon also commemorated 10 years since the introduction of the imagePRESS printers to the region.

Customers were invited from Middle East, Central and North Africa to Luxor to be rewarded for their loyalty to the brand. Canon acknowledged their customers for their work in their respective countries and handed out awards in various categories such as best application, best workflow, best long service, best publishing.

Speedline Printing Press was established in 1999 as an offset printing press company to meet the urgent printing requirements in the Qatari market. With a booming economy, requiring more customers to print larger amounts of printing materials, Speedline printing press distinguished itself in a competitive market with timely delivery of high quality prints, from business cards to flyers and brochures. "With the confidence of the customers growing up in the company, Speedline Printing Press decided to expand their services by installing machines with latest technology to cater to various needs of their patrons from small businesses to corporate houses & government organizations. “It was therefore looking for a solution provider that would support them in their growth with the adequate knowledge, technology and expertise,” said Usman Mohamed, Managing Director of Speedline Printing Press.

Since Speedline has invested significantly into its print facilities, Canon offered their technologies - imagePRESS and varioPRINT printers as a solution. The Océ VarioPrint 135 production printer is a member of the VarioPrint 135 series, the most productive digital monochrome presses in their class. Based on Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology, the duplex printer series takes monochrome print speed to new heights. With very-fast speed and benchmark reliability, print professionals can take on more jobs and turn them around faster.

With Canon imagePRESS, Canon offers a full range of production printers and software for in-house printing and commercial printers, catering to industries such as graphic arts and publishing. “Using Canon’s imagePRESS and varioPRINT, Speedline now successfully prints various items such as shopping bags, folders, brochures, profiles, booklets, envelopes, coupons, stickers, different tags, labels & many more,” said Wim Wynants, General Manager, Canon Office Imaging Solutions (Doha).

He continued, “According to a report by Smithers Pria, the printing industry in MENA is growing; total printing revenues in the Middle East and North Africa were $17.6 billion in 2012, and are forecast to grow 7.2% per annum reaching $26 billion by 2018*. The establishment of the Canon Office Imaging Solutions (Doha) showroom last year is a step to support the printing industry; with our strong presence in Qatar,  the company will continue to give Qatari customers the opportunity to receive direct advice on products and services from Canon professionals while also providing hands-on demonstrations of our B2B services and solutions.

Canon’s Gala event in Luxor was attended by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Yehia Rashed, Minister of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Egypt; Mohamed Sayed Badr, Governor of Luxor and Mamdouh Philippe, Head of the Tourism Marketing Committee for Luxor and Egypt. Other winners from Qatar included Mr. Moideen Kutty Pourithodiyail, Al Maha Printing Press & ACON Printing Press, Mr. Mohammed Abdo Musaed, Wahi Al Kalam and Mr. Sabu Jose, Top Printers.