News

Keep abreast of the latest happenings, trends, breaking news and much much more.  If it is happening in the Packaging and Print industry in Africa, you can read about it online, on time, at your convenience. 



Labelexpo 2017 proves to be a landmark show for Screen
Posted on 17 Nov 2017
Labelexpo 2017 proves to be a landmark show for Screen

Screen’s position as a market leader in labels has been further strengthened by another successful Labelexpo show.

Read more
Hattrick: Three Flexofit Seminars in Africa
Posted on 17 Nov 2017
Hattrick: Three Flexofit Seminars in Africa

With three Flexofit Seminars in Port Louis, Mauritius on 20, Johannesburg, South Africa on 24 and in Windhoek, Namibia on 27 October Flexofit answered an ever-rising demand for professional education in the printing industry in Africa.

Read more
Winning formula for Minuteman Press with Technology from Xerox
Posted on 17 Nov 2017
Winning formula for Minuteman Press with Technology from Xerox

Minuteman Press has created a winning formula based on a successful franchise model, in-depth training and the best technology available.

Read more
Introducing the Scodix Ultra2 Pro Digital Enhancement Press
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Introducing the Scodix Ultra2 Pro Digital Enhancement Press

Scodix has announced the launch of the Scodix Ultra2 Pro Digital Enhancement Press with Foil Station, the ultimate multi material system.

Read more
Heidelberg achieves net profit after taxes for first half of year
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Heidelberg achieves net profit after taxes for first half of year

Heidelberg made further progress in operational and strategic development in the first half of 2017/18.

Read more
Appointment of new Financial Director for Bytes Document Solutions
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Appointment of new Financial Director for Bytes Document Solutions

Bytes Document Solutions (BDS) the largest Xerox distributor in the world has announced the appointment of Vivek Venkatkumar as its new financial director.

Read more
IPEX 2017 exhibitors reflect on its success and plans for the future
Posted on 15 Nov 2017
IPEX 2017 exhibitors reflect on its success and plans for the future

Post IPEX 2017, exhibitors have reflected on the past week at the NEC and their successes at the print industry’s event. Exhibitors which showcased their latest products and technologies have responded with their thoughts on the exhibition and the future of IPEX.

Read more
Novus Holdings reports 13 per cent headline earnings increase
Posted on 15 Nov 2017
Novus Holdings reports 13 per cent headline earnings increase

Novus Holdings has announced a headline earnings increase of 13,3 per cent to R229 million for the six months to September 2017.

Read more
Koenig & Bauer Report No. 51 out now
Posted on 15 Nov 2017
Koenig & Bauer Report No. 51 out now

During the festivities to mark the 200th anniversary of the company in September, the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world also presented its new logo and branding for the future, visually symbolising the strong common umbrella which the parent organisation Koenig & Bauer spans over the group’s activities in many different print markets.

Read more
Carton food and drink packaging is better for you and the environment
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Carton food and drink packaging is better for you and the environment

Carton packs protect food that families need for healthy, happy, well-developed lives as it makes its way from farms to their tables and consumption on the go.

Read more
Heidelberg presents new Speedmaster XL 106-DD rotary die-cutter
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Heidelberg presents new Speedmaster XL 106-DD rotary die-cutter

The in-mould label market is continuously growing globally at around 4.3 per cent, and more than two thirds of the worldwide production is required for food packaging.

Read more
Hamillroad to Sponsor FlexoTech Awards 2017
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Hamillroad to Sponsor FlexoTech Awards 2017

Hamillroad Software, a UK based software company specialising in prepress solutions, has collaborated with FlexoTech to organise a charity raffle at the 2017 International FlexoTech Awards on 23 November, to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Read more
Xerox Secure Print Feature
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Xerox Secure Print Feature

Secure Print is a super hero: Easier than a cryptogram, more powerful than a snooping co-worker, able to secure data in a single, simple process, it’s a trick!? It’s an illusion!? No! It’s Secure Print!

Read more
Primera Introduces FX500e Foil Imprinting System
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Primera Introduces FX500e Foil Imprinting System

Primera Technology Europe has announced its new FX500e Foil Imprinting System.

Read more
Beith Digital installs an EFI VUTEk Fabri VU Printer
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Beith Digital installs an EFI VUTEk Fabri VU Printer

Electronics for Imaging has reported that Sandton, South Africa-based Beith Digital has established a full soft signage offering for its customers and raised the bar for image quality and productivity with its EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340 printer.

Read more
Flexofit South Africa Seminar Second edition held in Johannesburg
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Flexofit South Africa Seminar Second edition held in Johannesburg

Flexofit GmbH from Germany successfully held its second international Flexofit seminar at O.R. Tambo Intercontinental Airport Hotel in Johannesburg on 24 October 2017.

Read more
Global Packaging Market in 2017 Emerging Markets and Pack Size Variation
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
 Global Packaging Market in 2017 Emerging Markets and Pack Size Variation

Euromonitor International recently completed the full publication of its 2017 Packaging edition, and our latest research affirms a widespread solid performance for packaging in 2016.

Read more
EFI and Xerox Announce Next-Generation Fiery Server for Xerox iGen 5 Press
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
EFI and Xerox Announce Next-Generation Fiery Server for Xerox iGen 5 Press

Electronics For Imaging has announced the availability of a new EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) for the Xerox iGen 5 Press. The Xerox EX-P 5 Print Server Powered by Fiery first made its debut at PRINT 17.

Read more
Polyoak Packaging signs pledge to prevent pellet loss
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Polyoak Packaging signs pledge to prevent pellet loss

Polyoak Packaging has become part of a worldwide drive by plastics leaders to reduce the amount of plastic pellets ending up in rivers and ultimately in the ocean, by signing a pledge to prevent resin pellet, flake and powder loss as part of Plastics SA’s Operation Clean Sweep.

Read more
Mimaki brings 3D printing innovation for its debut at form next 2017
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Mimaki brings 3D printing innovation for its debut at form next 2017

Mimaki has announced that it will be exhibiting for the first time at formnext 2017, the international exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies.

Read more
Kemtek promotion
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
 Kemtek promotion

Johan Faurie has been promoted to head of the conventional division at Kemtek Imaging Systems, overseeing national sales of Fujifilm lithographic consumables, Screen prepress equipment, Komori sheetfed presses and Perfecta guillotine cutting systems.

Read more
Koenig & Bauer Report No. 51 out now
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Koenig & Bauer Report No. 51 out now

During the festivities to mark the 200th anniversary of the company in September, the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world also presented its new logo and branding for the future, visually symbolising the strong common umbrella which the parent organisation Koenig & Bauer spans over the group’s activities in many different print markets.

Read more
Xerox introduces its first cut-sheet inkjet press
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
 Xerox introduces its first cut-sheet inkjet press

According to Info Trends, production colour inkjet print will account for 57 per cent of the total production digital colour page volume by 2019.

Read more
Everything you wanted to know about coatings and more
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Everything you wanted to know about coatings and more

For the seventh time in succession, Heidelberg welcomed printers and production managers from France, Germany, Benelux, Eastern Europe, Austria, and Switzerland to benefit from additional expertise in relation to coating applications. Around 120 attendees came this year to the exclusive four-day learning event, which was held from 15 to 19 Septembe

Read more
Ricoh presents Pro V20000 series compact high-speed inkjet platform
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Ricoh presents Pro V20000 series compact high-speed inkjet platform

Print services providers can profitably produce a wide range of applications, from transactional print such as bills, statements and policy documents to books, direct mail and pharmaceutical leaflets, using Ricoh’s new Pro V20000 series continuous feed inkjet platform.

Read more
Xerox – the partner for growth at Master Print
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Xerox – the partner for growth at Master Print

Master Print, based in Florida on the West Rand, recently installed a Xerox Versant 80 digital colour production press to replace an ageing Xerox 700 press.

Read more
Polyoak Packaging at Propak Cape
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Polyoak Packaging at Propak Cape

Polyoak Packaging welcomes visitors to its Propak Cape 2017 stand B32, to explore its newly formed Dairypack Cartons division

Read more
Ricoh SA offers a window into the digitalized office of the future
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Ricoh SA offers a window into the digitalized office of the future

Ricoh SA has created a demonstration facility at its new office in Linbro Business Park, Johannesburg, that showcases the deep interconnectivity between its solutions to meet the evolved needs of a rapidly digitalising world.

Read more
Muller Martini wins the 2017 Swiss Industry 4.0 Award
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Muller Martini wins the 2017 Swiss Industry 4.0 Award

Muller Martini had the great honour of being presented with the 2017 Swiss Industry 4.0 Award for its Finishing 4.0 book production line for runs of one copy at the Swiss Industry 4.0 Conference at the TRAFO Culture and Congress Center in Baden.

Read more
Xeikon announces new Xeikon PX2000 UV inkjet digital label press
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Xeikon announces new Xeikon PX2000 UV inkjet digital label press

Only months after the introduction of the Xeikon PX3000 UV inkjet digital label press, Xeikon announced at Label Expo Europe an expansion of its UV inkjet portfolio.

Read more
Felix Schoeller Digital Media exhibits for the first time at SGIA Expo
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Felix Schoeller Digital Media exhibits for the first time at SGIA Expo

The German specialty paper manufacturer will be at this trade fair, showcasing its S-RACE sublimation papers and STYLine nonwoven wallpapers specially developed for digital printing

Read more
Konica Minolta named Industry Group Leader on the Dow Jones SWI
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Konica Minolta named Industry Group Leader on the Dow Jones SWI

Konica Minolta has been announced as the Industry Group Leader in the segment ‘Technology Hardware & Equipment’ of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 2017.

Read more
Economic and demographic trends shape the rigid plastic packaging industry.
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Economic and demographic trends shape the rigid plastic packaging industry.

Economic and demographic trends are key determinants of packaging market growth within any particular country.

Read more
Latest packaging trends on show at Propak Cape 2017
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Latest packaging trends on show at Propak Cape 2017

Packaging in the retail market has become a fascinating marketing tool that has an important role to play in promotion campaigns, in defining the character of new products, and in creating brand identity and shelf impact in all product groups.

Read more
X-Rite and Canon Europe collaborate on Colour Management
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
X-Rite and Canon Europe collaborate on Colour Management

X-Rite Incorporated together with Canon Europe has announced a new version of X-Rite’s i1Process Control colour management solution which is sold with the Canon imagePRESS digital colour presses.

Read more
Koenig & Bauer: Successful anniversary week on the company’s 200th birthday
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Koenig & Bauer: Successful anniversary week on the company’s 200th birthday

The festive week for the 200th anniversary of Koenig & Bauer AG in Würzburg drew to a close with more than 13 000 visitors at the Open Day on 23 September.

Read more
Trio of new Xerox Versant Presses boosts business growth opportunities
Posted on 17 Oct 2017
Trio of new Xerox Versant Presses boosts business growth opportunities

How can commercial printers and in-plant facilities fuel new levels of automation and business growth?

Read more
Mark Andy digital hybrid offering to be equipped with solution from AVT
Posted on 17 Oct 2017
Mark Andy digital hybrid offering to be equipped with solution from AVT

AVT has been selected by printing press manufacturer Mark Andy to provide print quality and control for its high-end, innovation award winning Digital Series hybrid inkjet label press.

Read more
Propak West Africa 2017 – ‘By all measures, a real success’
Posted on 29 Sep 2017
Propak West Africa 2017 – ‘By all measures, a real success’

Propak West Africa 2017 brought together an enthusiastic packaging and print community, with exhibitors reporting high volumes of quality sales leads from senior industry representatives eager to invest.

Read more
Xeikon announces new Xeikon PX2000 UV inkjet digital label press
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Xeikon announces new Xeikon PX2000 UV inkjet digital label press

Only months after the introduction of the Xeikon PX3000 UV inkjet digital label press, Xeikon has announced an expansion of its UV inkjet portfolio. The Xeikon PX3000 will become available in both a four-colour and five-colour configuration.

Read more
VR Print takes fourth Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ at Labelexpo
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
VR Print takes fourth Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ at Labelexpo

In a deal signed yesterday at Labelexpo, South African label printer, VR Print (Pty), will introduce digital to its production facility in Durban with a new Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ press.

Read more
SCREEN Develops High-performance CtP Systems
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
SCREEN Develops High-performance CtP Systems

SCREEN Graphic Solutions has finalised development of its new PlateRite Ultima 16000N series of thermal plate recorders for plate sizes including up to 16 A4 pages.

Read more
At POLAR, eight young people are starting their working lives
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
At POLAR, eight young people are starting their working lives

On 1 September, eight young people started their training at POLAR-Mohr, entering a new phase in their lives. In the next three-and-a-half years they will be intensively prepared for their professional lives. Three young people will be trained as industrial mechanics, three as mechatronic technicians and two as industrial management assistants.

Read more
Mimaki introduces UCJV300-160 & UCJV150-160
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Mimaki introduces UCJV300-160 & UCJV150-160

Mimaki has announced the launch of the Mimaki UCJV300-160 and UCJV150-160 roll-to-roll UV LED printing and cutting solutions. These two systems add creativity to the production of signs and display graphics, while maintaining Mimaki’s signature affordability and ease of use.

Read more
Hinojosa Transforms Digital Packaging Production with EFI Nozomi C18000 LED-inkj
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Hinojosa Transforms Digital Packaging Production with EFI Nozomi C18000 LED-inkj

Rafael Hinojosa S.A., a technological leader in integrated packaging product development and converting, has reported that it is in successful production using the world’s first EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass ultra-high-speed corrugated packaging press from Electronics For Imaging.

Read more
Trio of new Xerox Versant Presses boosts automation
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Trio of new Xerox Versant Presses boosts automation

How can commercial printers and in-plant facilities fuel new levels of automation and business growth? Higher image quality, greater media latitude and advanced inline finishing capabilities – the calling cards of the new Xerox Versant 180, Versant 180 Performance Package and Versant 3100 Presses.

Read more
Mark Andy digital hybrid offering to be equipped with solution from AVT
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Mark Andy digital hybrid offering to be equipped with solution from AVT

AVT has been selected by printing press manufacturer Mark Andy to provide print quality and control for its high-end, innovation award winning Digital Series hybrid inkjet label press

Read more
The GAPP Awards Sponsors Taking print to great levels
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
The GAPP Awards Sponsors Taking print to great levels

What is the best way to overcome negativity? In the most simplistic terms it is with an equal or greater amount of positivity. And what could be more positive than being lauded and celebrated as a winner.

Read more
Fake News is in the News
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Fake News is in the News

Apple CEO Tim Cook says fake news is ‘Killing people’s minds and tech needs to launch a counter attack’. There has to be a massive campaign, added Cook. The EU’s digital chief has warned Facebook and other social media companies they must take a stronger stance against fake news or face action from Brussels.

Read more
Konica Minolta Launches New EFI Fiery Digital Front Ends for AccurioPress Line-u
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Konica Minolta Launches New EFI Fiery Digital Front Ends for AccurioPress Line-u

Electronics For Imaging and Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe have announced two new EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) designed to drive the AccurioPress line of digital presses from Konica Minolta.

Read more
Canon launches its imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 for professional print quality
Posted on 18 Sep 2017
Canon launches its imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 for professional print quality

Canon Europe has launched its new 12-colour, 1524mm large-format professional inkjet printer to complete the imagePROGRAF PRO series.

Read more
October 2018 - Reserve your seat now for The GAPP Awards!
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
October 2018 - Reserve your seat now for The GAPP Awards!

The date has been set for The GAPP Awards 2018 in Association with Avery Dennison.

Read more
Packaging industry demands new functional and barrier coating solutions
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Packaging industry demands new functional and barrier coating solutions

Global demand for functional and barrier coatings in paper and paperboard applications, is forecast to grow by 4.9 per cent year-on-year to $5.18 billion by 2022.

Read more
Opportunities and Challenges in global economies
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Opportunities and Challenges in global economies

In a white paper entitled Global Economies and Consumers in 2017, Euromonitor International looked at the trends which will influence economic growth through 2017.

Read more
Screen Receives InterTech Technology Award for Truepress Jet520HD and SC Inks
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Screen Receives InterTech Technology Award for Truepress Jet520HD and SC Inks

Screen Americas has been named an award recipient for the Screen Truepress Jet520HD using SC Inks in Printing Industries of America’s (PIA’s) 2017 InterTech Technology Awards.

Read more
Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil Recipient of 2017 InterTech Technology Award
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil Recipient of 2017 InterTech Technology Award

Scodix has announced it is a recipient of a 2017 Printing Industries of America InterTech Technology Award.

Read more
Take a leaf out of Printing SA’s book and donate paper to schools this Arbor Day
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Take a leaf out of Printing SA’s book and donate paper to schools this Arbor Day

Printing and packaging industry body, Printing SA, is celebrating Arbor Day 2017 by challenging all South African companies to donate at least five reams of paper to schools or organisations in need.

Read more
Breadtags For Wheelchairs: Celebrating 10 years of touching lives
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Breadtags For Wheelchairs: Celebrating 10 years of touching lives

The Breadtags for Wheelchairs Project celebrated a decade of touching and improving the lives of handicapped recipients with a tea party that was held in honour of the co-ordinators and collectors in Stellenbosch.

Read more
Quocirca names Ricoh a leader of managed print services for six consecutive year
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Quocirca names Ricoh a leader of managed print services for six consecutive year

Quocirca’s Managed Print Services Landscape 2017 report confirms that Ricoh is a leader for the sixth consecutive year.

Read more
More than 5,6m South Africans see milk offers hope for change
Posted on 06 Sep 2017
More than 5,6m South Africans see milk offers hope for change

Tetra Pak’s annual Milk for Change campaign to raise awareness of the nutritional benefits of long life milk and donate portions of long life milk to children in underprivileged communities in partnership with non-profit Feed SA has already exceeded expectations as the campaign heads into its final 10 days.

Read more
Canon imagePRESS C10000VP Series delivers unrivalled performance
Posted on 06 Sep 2017
Canon imagePRESS C10000VP Series delivers unrivalled performance

Confirming the sale of more than 500 units of the flagship imagePRESS C10000VP Series in EMEA since its official launch in September 2015, Canon Europe reports that customer feedback to date has shown exceptional satisfaction in both the product and the consequent business impact.

Read more
Propak West 2017 – Registration Open
Posted on 06 Sep 2017
Propak West 2017 – Registration Open

Taking place at the Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria from 19 to 21 September 2017, organisers of Propak West Africa 2017 have confirmed this year will be the largest to date.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa’s Promise to Plant a Legacy in Madiba’s Footsteps
Posted on 06 Sep 2017
Konica Minolta South Africa’s Promise to Plant a Legacy in Madiba’s Footsteps

In July, Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd., and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), fulfilled the promise to return to Madiba’s place of birth, to plant trees in remembrance of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

Read more
Is Printing really the “Second Oldest Profession?”
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Is Printing really the “Second Oldest Profession?”

The English idiom world’s second oldest profession is used to refer to a number of professions, playing on the common comment that prostitution is the world’s oldest profession.

Read more
Nordson Adhesive Tracking System saving you money
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Nordson Adhesive Tracking System saving you money

Nordson is setting a new benchmark in Hotmelt Application Equipment with the introduction of the Nordson Adhesive Tracking System (ATS).

Read more
Pupils stand a chance to win in annual clean-up competition
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Pupils stand a chance to win in annual clean-up competition

Schools around the country stand a chance to once again win big prizes for in Plastics SA’s annual schools competition, entitled ‘Let’s do it … Let’s Clean-Up South Africa!’

Read more
WPO Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award 2018 opens for nominations
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
WPO Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award 2018 opens for nominations

The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) is pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of its Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award.

Read more
Commercial Digital Printing Programme Graduation
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Commercial Digital Printing Programme Graduation

South Africa’s printing industry is working hard to help develop entrepreneurs who can ‘pay it forward’ by employing others, according to Steve Thobela, CEO of industry body, Printing SA.

Read more
DuPont and Partners Close the Loop on ‘Virtuous Circle’ Circular Economy Project
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
DuPont and Partners Close the Loop on ‘Virtuous Circle’ Circular Economy Project

Closing the loop on the unique Virtuous Circle project, more than 500 additional double school desks made from recycled plastics will be delivered to primary schools in South Africa over the course of the final school term of the year.

Read more
Quocirca names Ricoh a leader of managed print services for six consecutive year
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Quocirca names Ricoh a leader of managed print services for six consecutive year

Quocirca’s Managed Print Services Landscape 2017 report confirms that Ricoh is a leader for the sixth consecutive year.

Read more
Novus Academy continues to invest in youth skills development
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Novus Academy continues to invest in youth skills development

Novus Academy, the training division of Novus Holdings, understands the challenges of employment and how difficult it is today to be ready and to enter meaningful jobs.

Read more
Xerox leads Quocirca Managed Print Services market for the eighth year
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Xerox leads Quocirca Managed Print Services market for the eighth year

Xerox continues to maintain the leadership position in worldwide managed print services (MPS), according to the latest market landscape report by analyst research group Quocirca.

Read more
Scodix announces beta testing for Scodix E106 digital enhancement press
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Scodix announces beta testing for Scodix E106 digital enhancement press

Scodix has announced that beta testing for its breakthrough Scodix E106 enhancement press for the folding carton market is happening on schedule and is underway at Copycenter, the largest folding carton printer in Israel.

Read more
BOBST and Radex announce launch of Mouvent.
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
BOBST and Radex announce launch of Mouvent.

BOBST and Radex – a startup company owned by multiple stakeholders with a long track record in the field of DOD inkjet digital printing, have announced the launch of Mouvent, a joint venture that will become the digital printing competence centre and solutions provider of BOBST.

Read more
Propak Cape to showcase latest technologies in packaging and related industries
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Propak Cape to showcase latest technologies in packaging and related industries

Taking place from 24 - 26 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the highly successful Propak Cape exhibition will be showcasing cutting-edge advancements in the packaging and related industries.

Read more
Heidelberg is a reliable partner to the document and plastic card industry
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Heidelberg is a reliable partner to the document and plastic card industry

Over 120 attendees from all over the world came to the Security Day hosted by Heidelberg for the first time in Wiesloch in mid-July.

Read more
Flint Group launches nyloflex FTC Digital for corrugated postprint
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Flint Group launches nyloflex FTC Digital for corrugated postprint

Following ‘The Easy Way’, Flint Group Flexographic Products has expanded its product range with a further inherent flat top dot flexo plate, which provides significant fluting reduction on various corrugated boards from fine to rough flute.

Read more
Canon launches its imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 for professional print quality
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Canon launches its imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 for professional print quality

Canon Europe has launched its new 12-colour, 1524mm large-format professional inkjet printer to complete the imagePROGRAF PRO series.

Read more
Ground-Breaking Ceremony for New Southern Section
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Ground-Breaking Ceremony for New Southern Section

On July 14, 2017 Düsseldorf’s Lord Mayor Thomas Geisel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf kicked off one of the most ambitious construction projects in the history of Messe Düsseldorf with the ground-breaking ceremony.

Read more
Amazed? Delighted? Enthralled? Don’t be, considering why print is resurgent
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Amazed? Delighted? Enthralled? Don’t be, considering why print is resurgent

Print’s revival in the heart of the digital era is perhaps unfathomable to the digerati but there are some important reasons behind it – and they represent significant opportunity for publishers and printers.

Read more
Inkfish improves production quality with Xerox
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Inkfish improves production quality with Xerox

Digital print and signage company Inkfish has improved its digital print and production capabilities with a new Xerox Versant 80 from Cape Office Machines and Bytes Document Solutions (BDS).

Read more
Building a sustainable future with UPM and UPM Raflatac
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Building a sustainable future with UPM and UPM Raflatac

UPM is one of the world’s leading forest industry companies with a distinguished history stretching back to the 1870’s.

Read more
Propak and the Ease of Doing Business
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
Propak and the Ease of Doing Business

Propak West Africa 2017 is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.

Read more
Printing: a tale of constant innovation in staying relevant
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
Printing: a tale of constant innovation in staying relevant

Print in its traditional form still has a place, but we cannot be complacent – printers must be prepared to be continuously innovative in order to stay relevant and be able to compete.

Read more
UPM Raflatac launches new peel and reseal products for food
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
UPM Raflatac launches new peel and reseal products for food

UPM Raflatac has widened its food labelling product range with two new peel and reseal label materials for the European market.

Read more
Mimaki to revolutionise labels and packaging at Labelexpo Europe 2017
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
Mimaki to revolutionise labels and packaging at Labelexpo Europe 2017

Mimaki has announced that it will be bringing a variety of innovative digital print-and-cut solutions for short-run and customised labels and packaging to Labelexpo Europe 2017.

Read more
Canon bolsters document scanner portfolio with new imageFORMULA DR-C230
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
Canon bolsters document scanner portfolio with new imageFORMULA DR-C230

Canon has announced the new DR-C230 document scanner to join its successful imageFORMULA range.

Read more
Capital market rewards Heidelberg’s digitisation strategy
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
Capital market rewards Heidelberg’s digitisation strategy

On 30 June 2017, investors in a mature convertible bond of 60 million euros converted almost 95 per cent of their stake into Heidelberg shares.

Read more
Ricoh secures Ghent Workgroup 2015 PDF pre-flight certification
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
Ricoh secures Ghent Workgroup 2015 PDF pre-flight certification

Ricoh has achieved Ghent Workgroup (GWG) PDF pre-flight certification that assures the highest level of pre-flight capability for reliable PDF processing.

Read more
Asahi Photoproducts to bring Innovation, Education to Labelexpo Europe 2017
Posted on 06 Jul 2017
Asahi Photoproducts to bring Innovation, Education to Labelexpo Europe 2017

Asahi Photoproducts has reported it will be showing its AWP of water-washable flexographic plate solutions featuring Pinning Technology for Clean Transfer at Labelexpo Europe 2017.

Read more
Xerox partner Harel Mallac Bureautique repositions its business and rebrands
Posted on 06 Jul 2017
Xerox partner Harel Mallac Bureautique repositions its business and rebrands

Mauritian long-term Xerox partner Harel Mallac Bureautique has recently changed its name to EO Solutions Ltd. (EO) as part of its rebranding and repositioning.

Read more
The consumer trends driving flexible packaging demand
Posted on 23 Jun 2017
The consumer trends driving flexible packaging demand

Shifts in consumer lifestyles and the consequent demand for convenience products, are contributing to a growing use of flexible packaging, replacing traditional formats, such as glass jars and metal cans.

Read more
Midcomp brings the future of Imaging home
Posted on 23 Jun 2017
Midcomp brings the future of Imaging home

Large-format printing has developed exponentially in recent years to the point where it sometimes feels that there can’t possibly be anything new.

Read more
New local paper, The Zululand Mail launches
Posted on 22 Jun 2017
New local paper, The Zululand Mail launches

Local community newspaper, The Zululand Mail, part of the Zululand Observer stable, has been launched in KwaZulu-Natal to service the Melmoth, Eshowe and Gingindlovu areas.

Read more
Highcon announces substantial Euclid Speed Boost at Dscoop EMEA in Lyon
Posted on 22 Jun 2017
Highcon announces substantial Euclid Speed Boost at Dscoop EMEA in Lyon

Just one year after drupa, Highcon has selected the Dscoop EMEA conference at Lyon to launch a major productivity boost for the Highcon Euclid.

Read more
Canon Europe expands monochrome print portfolio varioPRINT 140 series
Posted on 22 Jun 2017
Canon Europe expands monochrome print portfolio varioPRINT 140 series

Canon Europe has launched its new varioPRINT 140 series of production printers, demonstrating a continued commitment to investment and innovation in the monochrome digital print market, and delivering substantial productivity gains compared with previous devices.

Read more
Heidelberg takes over Fujifilm’s pressroom chemicals operations EMEA
Posted on 23 Jun 2017
Heidelberg takes over Fujifilm’s pressroom chemicals operations EMEA

With the take over of the coatings and pressroom chemicals operations in the EMEA region of its strategic partner Fujifilm Europe BV, Heidelberg is expanding into the attractive growth segment for consumables.

Read more
Novus Holdings continues to build a strong platform for future growth
Posted on 22 Jun 2017
Novus Holdings continues to build a strong platform for future growth

Novus Holdings (NVS) has announced a three per cent rise in revenue to R4,31 billion compared to R4,17 billion in the previous year.

Read more
A record 11 years for Konica Minolta South Africa and Jackie Mekler Road Race
Posted on 23 Jun 2017
A record 11 years for Konica Minolta South Africa and Jackie Mekler Road Race

2017 saw a record 11th year of support for Konica Minolta South Africa’s sponsorship of the popular Gauteng-based Konica Minolta Jackie Mekler Road Race.

Read more
Release of Forestry South Africa’s Environmental Guidelines
Posted on 22 Jun 2017
Release of Forestry South Africa’s Environmental Guidelines

Forestry South Africa (FSA) has released the third version of its popular Environmental Management Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations in South Africa.

Read more
Two Sides MD awarded UK Paper Industry Gold Medal
Posted on 22 Jun 2017
Two Sides MD awarded UK Paper Industry Gold Medal

Martyn Eustace, Managing Director of Two Sides was presented with the Paper Industry Gold Medal at Stationers’ Hall.

Read more
Propak and the Ease of Doing Business
Posted on 02 Jun 2017
Propak and the Ease of Doing Business

Propak West Africa 2017 is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.

Read more
Making Impressions for 250 years- And counting
Posted on 31 May 2017
Making Impressions for 250 years- And counting

Not many companies around the world can claim to be able to trace their steps, and lineage, back more than 250 years.

Read more
Unlocking industrial printing for growth opportunities
Posted on 31 May 2017
 Unlocking industrial printing for growth opportunities

Industrial printing has become ubiquitous in everyday printing as special print finishing effects are being used for more and more products: metals, ceramics and glass, floorings, furniture, wood, textiles as well as automotive components, motorcycle helmets and sports equipment.

Read more
Tetra Pak now uses 35 per cent renewable electricity
Posted on 31 May 2017
Tetra Pak now uses 35 per cent renewable electricity

Tetra Pak is using 35 per cent renewable electricity by buying International REC Standard (I-REC) certificates for all of its production facilities in China.

Read more
Amcor Secures Three Awards in DuPont Packaging Awards 2017
Posted on 31 May 2017
Amcor Secures Three Awards in DuPont Packaging Awards 2017

Amcor’s customer-focused approach and accomplishment in collaboration and innovation has been recognised three times over by the 2017 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.

Read more
Koenig & Bauer is driving forward the medium-term Group targets with an expanded
Posted on 31 May 2017
Koenig & Bauer is driving forward the medium-term Group targets with an expanded

The Supervisory Board of Koenig & Bauer AG has appointed Ralf Sammeck and Christoph Müller to the Executive Board with effect from 1 June 2017.

Read more
Landmark FESPA exhibition for Canon Europe
Posted on 31 May 2017
Landmark FESPA exhibition for Canon Europe

Canon Europe had a landmark FESPA 2017 exhibition, breaking new ground in high-end roll-to-roll print with the European launch of the new Océ Colorado 1640, and celebrating a decade of wide-format innovation with the tenth anniversary of the Océ Arizona series.

Read more
BOBST unveils THQ FlexoCloud – a major leap forward in post-print flexo
Posted on 31 May 2017
BOBST unveils THQ FlexoCloud – a major leap forward in post-print flexo

BOBST revealed its new THQ (Très Haute Qualité) FlexoCloud Technology at a Technical Seminar attended by some of the leading printers and converters from all over Europe, Middle East and the USA.

Read more
Agfa Graphics unveils new upgrades to Arziro security printing ecosystem
Posted on 31 May 2017
Agfa Graphics unveils new upgrades to Arziro security printing ecosystem

Agfa Graphics has released new versions of two elements within its Arziro ecosystem for the general security printing market.

Read more
Mondi launches new swatch book for BIO TOP 3 portfolio
Posted on 30 May 2017
Mondi launches new swatch book for BIO TOP 3 portfolio

A strikingly original new swatch book for Mondi’s BIO TOP 3, designed with the needs of creative industries in mind, is now available in Europe.

Read more
Ricoh SA embraces modern operations with new premises
Posted on 30 May 2017
Ricoh SA embraces modern operations with new premises

Ricoh SA has moved offices from Bedfordview to 28 Milky Way, Linbro Business Park, Linbro.

Read more
Print’s transcendence of time unites customers with your digital story
Posted on 16 May 2017
Print’s transcendence of time unites customers with your digital story

Print is being integrated with digital in ways we never would have thought possible. One such way is through printed circuits.

Read more
Third edition of Propak East Africa hailed as the biggest and best yet
Posted on 16 May 2017
Third edition of Propak East Africa  hailed as the biggest and best yet

The third edition of Propak East Africa exhibition and conference took place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi with raving reviews from both visitors and exhibitors.

Read more
Printing SA awards prize to worthy winner
Posted on 16 May 2017
Printing SA awards prize to worthy winner

Printing SA recently ran a competition via social media, offering one worthy recipient the opportunity to win a R23 000 digital programme course fully sponsored.

Read more
Cape Town Gets a New and Improved Printing and Technical Products SA Branch
Posted on 16 May 2017
Cape Town Gets a New and Improved Printing and Technical Products SA Branch

On 16 February, the Managing Director of Printing and Technical Products SA, Janine Gunner, hosted a conference in Cape Town announcing that the Cape Town branch had moved into new premises – The Business Centre in Century City, located at 1 Bridgeway Road, Bridgeways Precinct, Century City.

Read more
MBO Group under new leadership
Posted on 14 May 2017
MBO Group under new leadership

As directors of the MBO company group, Heinz’s daughters Katharina Binder and Anna-Lisa Binder, will take on all the directorship tasks and will have a significant impact on the group’s development.

Read more
Flint Group’s new Thermal Plate Processor in EMEA
Posted on 16 May 2017
Flint Group’s new Thermal Plate Processor in EMEA

With a focus on innovation, Flint Group Flexographic Products will debut the new nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System for flexographic printing plates in Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Xeikon Café in Lier, Belgium.

Read more
Printech partners with Kinyo a leader in Offset Printing Blankets
Posted on 16 May 2017
Printech partners with Kinyo a leader in Offset Printing Blankets

It gives us great pleasure to announce that as from 1 May, 2017, a strong, collaborative partnership with Kinyo is at the heart of Printech in its further development into the industry’s consumable market.

Read more
Canon expands small business printing line-up with new imageRUNNER device
Posted on 16 May 2017
Canon expands small business printing line-up with new imageRUNNER device

Canon has announced the latest device to extend its wide-ranging office solutions portfolio even further.

Read more
Esko Crystal XPS exposure unit receives 2017 FTA Technical Innovation Award
Posted on 16 May 2017
Esko Crystal XPS exposure unit receives 2017 FTA Technical Innovation Award

Esko is honoured to receive the prestigious Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Technical Innovation Award in the category of Prepress-Graphics for the Crystal XPS exposure unit.

Read more
New Avinci DX3200 printer from Agfa Graphics
Posted on 15 May 2017
New Avinci DX3200 printer from Agfa Graphics

At ISA International Sign Expo 2017, Agfa Graphics introduced a new dye sublimation printer – the Avinci DX3200.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa joins forces with Hyland Software
Posted on 16 Mar 2017
Konica Minolta South Africa joins forces with Hyland Software

Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, has extended its document and content management services by partnering with Hyland Software and adding OnBase, Hyland’s enterprise content management (ECM) software, to its value-added solutions.

Read more
Kodak and Novus Holdings celebrate Kodak Prosper Installation
Posted on 22 Jun 2016
Kodak and Novus Holdings celebrate Kodak Prosper Installation

At drupa Kodak celebrated its biggest Kodak Prosper Technology deal in the Southern Hemisphere with South African Print Service Provider (PSP), Novus Holdings, formerly known as Paarl Media Group.

Read more
The Packaging Revolution for short and medium runs in offset
Posted on 22 Jun 2016
The Packaging Revolution for short and medium runs in offset

OMET showed a new packaging printing press the Varyflex V2 Offset 850 at drupa 2016, opening a new direction for the flexible printing and folding carton converters.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa receives third certified carbon neutral status
Posted on 22 Jun 2016
Konica Minolta South Africa receives third certified carbon neutral status

The Carbon Protocol of South Africa (CPSA), an independent third party verifier has again certified Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, as carbon neutral in 2016.

Read more
Corrugated board packaging market to hit $269 billion in 2021
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
Corrugated board packaging market  to hit $269 billion in 2021

World demand for corrugated board packaging will increase steadily across the next five years according to the latest exclusive market data from Smithers Pira.

Read more
The GAPP Print Expo Join Propak East Africa
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
The GAPP Print Expo Join Propak East Africa

Propak Africa is the largest industry exhibition on the continent with four exhibitions around Africa comprising Propak Africa which takes place in Johannesburg, Propak West Africa which takes place in Nigeria, Propak Cape which takes place in Cape Town and Propak East Africa which takes place in Kenya.

Read more
Tetra Pak, Clover, and Department of Basic Education Nutrition Week
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
Tetra Pak, Clover, and Department of Basic Education Nutrition Week

Tetra Pak’s support of National Nutrition Week 2015 was a successful public-private collaboration between the Department of Basic Education, Clover and Tetra Pak.

Read more
Nashua greens SA businesses from the inside out
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
Nashua greens SA businesses from the inside out

For local businesses, constantly trying to drive profits in an unstable economy is already difficult enough without worrying about whether they’re doing their part to decrease their environmental impact.

Read more
Heidelberg presents marketplace of ideas for customised colour 4D printing
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
Heidelberg presents marketplace of ideas for customised colour 4D printing

A marketplace of ideas at the stand of Heidelberg will offer visitors to InPrint 2015, which is taking place in Munich from November 10-12, the chance to find out about the diverse possibilities of colour 4D printing.

Read more
10 Years of Azura campaign concluded at IGAS
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
10 Years of Azura campaign concluded at IGAS

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of its chemistry-free Azura printing plate, Agfa Graphics celebrated Azura users from all over the world between September 2014 and 2015.

Read more
Presto textile printing - Mimaki Unveils New Direct Textile Inkjet Printer at IT
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
Presto textile printing - Mimaki Unveils New Direct Textile Inkjet Printer at IT

Mimaki has announced that it will be introducing a brand-new direct-to-textile inkjet printer at ITMA 2015 in Milan, Italy, scheduled for November 12 to 19.

Read more
Can you control your six-year-old?
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
Can you control your six-year-old?

One of the most important attributes leaders and managers require is the ability to influence others. If you can’t influence others to do something willingly, you’re quite frankly going to suck as a leader or manager.

Read more
Four Key Trends Driving Flexible Packaging
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
Four Key Trends Driving Flexible Packaging

The global market for flexible packaging is forecast to grow at an annual average rate of 3.4 percent over the next five years, and is expected to reach $248 billion (€217 billion) by 2020.

Read more
MailLiner: Cut Costs While Enhancing Quality
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
MailLiner: Cut Costs While Enhancing Quality

The new Muller Martini MailLiner direct mail system will enable ICP Roto on Réunion to automate the sorting of insert sets, which until now it has performed manually.

Read more
How to avoid the hidden zone in the store?
Posted on 09 Oct 2015
How to avoid the hidden zone in the store?

The lack of visibility between the time an item leaves the warehouse and the time it is sold can lead to significant losses for a retailer. Here are a few tips on how to avoid these so-called ‘hidden zones’.

Read more
Get the latest news on “Retail Requirements on Packaging”
Posted on 09 Oct 2015
Get the latest news on “Retail Requirements on Packaging”

Food & drink technology Africa together with the VDMA, the German Engineering Federation, invites you to join our 2nd Presentation Meetings throughout South Africa.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa plants 2500 trees in celebration of Arbour Month
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
Konica Minolta South Africa plants 2500 trees in celebration of Arbour Month

In its continued commitment to the environment, Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, planted 2500 fruit and indigenous trees in September 2015 in celebration of Arbour Month.

Read more
International Day of Print 2015
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
International Day of Print 2015

STOP for a moment…close your eyes and reflect on the past 24 hours.

Read more
Global market for liquid paperboard expected to reach nearly $14 billion by 2020
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
Global market for liquid paperboard expected to reach nearly $14 billion by 2020

Having declined slightly since 2010, global volume demand for liquid packaging board is expected to pick up in 2015, with annual growth of more than 2 percent predicted, followed by average growth of 3.5 percent annually to 2020.

Read more
Look after your pregnant employees
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
Look after your pregnant employees

Pregnant employees are strongly protected under South African law.

Read more
BOBST produces the world’s largest vacuum metalliser
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
BOBST produces the world’s largest vacuum metalliser

Once again, BOBST’s engineering capabilities have been put to the test due to a requirement from a customer to design and manufacture the world’s largest and widest roll-to-roll metalliser.

Read more
The new KBA Report is out now!
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
The new KBA Report is out now!

KBA Report No. 47 has just come out.

Read more
American Industrial Partners Acquires Goss International from Shanghai Electric
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
American Industrial Partners Acquires Goss International from Shanghai Electric

American Industrial Partners (AIP), a middle-market private equity firm focused on acquiring and improving North American-headquartered industrial businesses, has completed the acquisition of Goss International.

Read more
Ricoh listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices third year running
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
Ricoh listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices third year running

Ricoh has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the third year in a row.

Read more
Thousands of volunteers get their hands dirty to clean up our environment
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
Thousands of volunteers get their hands dirty to clean up our environment

Co-ordinators, sponsors and volunteers who participated in this year’s International Coastal Clean-Up Day described this year’s event as the best ever since South Africa officially became part of the biggest volunteer effort for ocean health in 1996.

Read more
HP Indigo Showcases Labels and Packaging Innovation at Labelexpo 2015
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
HP Indigo Showcases Labels and Packaging Innovation at Labelexpo 2015

At Labelexpo 2015, HP Indigo showcased labels and packaging portfolio innovation, including new product features and upgrade packages, software enhancements for mass customization as well as new financing options.

Read more
Antalis official partner of COP21 climate change conference
Posted on 22 Sep 2015
Antalis official partner of COP21 climate change conference

Antalis, international leading paper, visual communications and packaging solutions merchant, has become an official partner of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).

Read more
Ricoh SA strengthens commitment to African market
Posted on 22 Sep 2015
Ricoh SA strengthens commitment to African market

Ricoh SA has appointed Dinesh Desai as its business development manager – Africa, Indirect Operations.

Read more
Goss marks 20 years leading press automation technology
Posted on 22 Sep 2015
Goss marks 20 years leading press automation technology

Twenty years after Goss Autoplate technology was brought to market, Goss International is honouring a key milestone in the history of offset printing.

Read more
Mimaki’s Versatility Showcased at Viscom Italia 2015
Posted on 22 Sep 2015
Mimaki’s Versatility Showcased at Viscom Italia 2015

At Viscom Italia 2015, Mimaki’s Italian distributor Bompan, will be demonstrating visionary and versatile ways to be more creative and to cost effectively develop more impactful products in graphics arts, industrial production and textiles.

Read more
New Arkitex workflow for newspaper producers and printers
Posted on 22 Sep 2015
New Arkitex workflow for newspaper producers and printers

For many years Agfa Graphics has a market-leading position in Newspaper Workflow with Arkitex.

Read more
The secret to success: It’s all about you
Posted on 21 Sep 2015
The secret to success: It’s all about you

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, a love of what you are doing.

Read more
What will the effect of the weakening Rand be?
Posted on 21 Sep 2015
What will the effect of the weakening Rand be?

Commodity currencies have weakened by an average of about 15 percent this year (35 percent since 2013).

Read more
EFI Unveils New Midmarket Productivity Suite
Posted on 10 Sep 2015
EFI Unveils New Midmarket Productivity Suite

EFI has announced a major release of its Midmarket Productivity Suite, solidifying EFI’s ongoing strategy to deliver end-to-end, certified, out-of-the-box business and production workflows.

Read more
Goss reveals new packaging capabilities at Labelexpo 2015
Posted on 10 Sep 2015
Goss reveals new packaging capabilities at Labelexpo 2015

Goss International will exhibit at Labelexpo Europe from September 29 - October 2, presenting its latest offset technology developments and opportunities for converters.

Read more
Asahi Photoproducts Highlights Fixed Colour Palette Printing at Labelexpo Europe
Posted on 10 Sep 2015
Asahi Photoproducts Highlights Fixed Colour Palette Printing at Labelexpo Europe

Asahi Photoproducts, a leading worldwide flexographic plate manufacturer, will be bringing its ‘performance creates value’ message to Labelexpo Europe scheduled for 29 September to 2 October 2015 in Brussels.

Read more
Global flexible packaging market set for rapid growth
Posted on 10 Sep 2015
Global flexible packaging market set for rapid growth

Global demand for flexible packaging is projected to reach $210 billion in 2015, and forecast to grow at an annual average rate of 3 percent reaching $248 billion in 2020, according to a new market report by Smithers Pira.

Read more
Sustainability at Iggesund: A key factor in all decisions
Posted on 09 Sep 2015
Sustainability at Iggesund: A key factor in all decisions

Many small steps add up to large ones. That’s a simple way to sum up Iggesund Paperboard’s environmental work.

Read more
The GAPP Awards: What you are striving for
Posted on 09 Sep 2015
The GAPP Awards: What you are striving for

At the beginning of this year, Sentient Publishing launched The GAPP Awards as the only and most representative printing competition for the local industry.

Read more
Recap of The Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit 2015
Posted on 27 Aug 2015
Recap of The Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit 2015

The Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit was held in Chicago from July 7-8 and included over 30 conference sessions featuring a mix of CPG and packaging companies, as well as an expanded product showcase.

Read more
Global market for pouch packaging to reach almost $3 billion by 2020
Posted on 27 Aug 2015
Global market for pouch packaging to reach almost $3 billion by 2020

Global high-barrier pouch packaging totalled approximately 49 billion units and consumed 319 000 tonnes of polymer materials in 2014.

Read more
International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2015
Posted on 27 Aug 2015
International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2015

The 30th International Coastal Clean-Up Day will once again form the highlight of this year’s Clean-Up & Recycle Week (14-19 September 2015).

Read more
Symposium in Berlin on the Future of Digital Package Printing
Posted on 27 Aug 2015
Symposium in Berlin on the Future of Digital Package Printing

Market researchers of Smithers Pira estimate the current sales volume of digital package printing at USD 10.5 billion and a yearly growth rate of 13.6 percent until the decade’s end.

Read more
X-Rite Donation Supports the Work of the DFTA
Posted on 26 Aug 2015
X-Rite Donation Supports the Work of the DFTA

X-Rite Incorporated has announced that the company has donated two X-Rite eXact Advanced Scan Spectrophotometers and one Ci64 Portable Sphere Spectrophotometer to the Technology Centre (TZ) of the DFTA flexographic association in Stuttgart, Germany.

Read more
Tetra Pak sponsors FSC’s ‘In Good Company 2015’
Posted on 26 Aug 2015
Tetra Pak sponsors FSC’s ‘In Good Company 2015’

Tetra Pak is supporting In Good Company 2015, the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) International’s global platform to engage organisations working with corporate social responsibility, sustainability and FSC.

Read more
Sidel’s CSR rating places it among top 30 percent of companies
Posted on 26 Aug 2015
Sidel’s CSR rating places it among top 30 percent of companies

Sidel received a Silver CSR rating from EcoVadis, a sustainability rating platform used to understand, track and improve environmental, ethical and social performance worldwide.

Read more
Looking forward reveals the real meaning of social investment
Posted on 26 Aug 2015
Looking forward reveals the real meaning of social investment

In the way of all investments, the decision on where and how to use a corporate social investment budget must be approached and planned in a way that helps the ‘investment’ to grow.

Read more
WPO creates Save Food category in WorldStar Student Award
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
WPO creates Save Food category in WorldStar Student Award

Packaging projects developed by students from all over the world can run now for a new category in WPO´s WorldStar Student Award, the Save Food Student Packaging Award.

Read more
First half-year report for Koenig & Bauer
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
First half-year report for Koenig & Bauer

In the second quarter of 2015 Koenig & Bauer (KBA) came significantly closer to achieving its target of positive results in all business segments.

Read more
Esko shares expertise and knowledge with international Honours Class
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Esko shares expertise and knowledge with international Honours Class

Esko reports on a highly successful edition of the recently organised Honours Class in Flexible Packaging.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa celebrates Mandela Day
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Konica Minolta South Africa celebrates Mandela Day

As part of one of its numerous Mandela Day initiatives, staff from Konica Minolta South Africa’s head office recently paid a return visit to Coronation Training Centre.

Read more
Successful start to financial year 2015/2016 for Heidelberg
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Successful start to financial year 2015/2016 for Heidelberg

The figures for the first quarter show that the company’s strategic re-orientation is having an impact, with improvements in both sales and the result.

Read more
Ricoh earns five additional BLI awards
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Ricoh earns five additional BLI awards

BLI awards, judged by BLI’s experienced technicians and editors, recognise delivery of outstanding performance during rigorous lab testing.

Read more
Xerox Tops Quocirca Managed Print Services Market Landscape Report
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Xerox Tops Quocirca Managed Print Services Market Landscape Report

Xerox has again retained the top position in worldwide managed print services (MPS), according to the latest market landscape report by analyst research group Quocirca.

Read more
Be sure not to miss the African Label & Packaging Indaba 8 & 9 September!
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Be sure not to miss the African Label & Packaging Indaba  8 & 9 September!

The African Label & Packaging Indaba offers a detailed insight into the trends and developments in the South African Labelling and Packaging market.

Read more
Soaring Sales of Adult Colouring Books are a Windfall Opportunity for Colouring
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Soaring Sales of Adult Colouring Books are a Windfall Opportunity for Colouring

Manufacturers of colouring writing instruments have every reason to be upbeat at the moment. Almost out of nowhere, a new craze for adults’ colouring books has set the publishing industry alight.

Read more
Innovating power in our industry 20 Trophies for EDP 2015 winners
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Innovating power in our industry 20 Trophies for EDP 2015 winners

Out of more than 100 entries finally 20 products were awarded with a best of Trophy in its category.

Read more
X-Rite eXact wins prestigious InterTech Technology Award
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
X-Rite eXact wins prestigious InterTech Technology Award

Since 1978, the InterTech Technology Awards have honored the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries.

Read more
Xaar celebrates 25 years of digital inkjet leadership
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Xaar celebrates 25 years of digital inkjet leadership

This year marks 25 years at the forefront of global inkjet technology for Xaar, the world-leader in industrial inkjet printheads.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa proves its environmental commitment
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Konica Minolta South Africa proves its environmental commitment

As part of its environmental commitment and investment, the company has planted 5271 trees in the past year alone, in addition to 4600 bamboo plants, in partnership with Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), South Africa’s first environmental social enterprise.

Read more
Plastics|SA Hosts talks on bioplastics
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Plastics|SA Hosts talks on bioplastics

Plastics SA recently hosted a free-to-attend seminar on bioplastics at its head office in Midrand, during which renowned expert on the topic, Prof. Dr Christian Bonten from the Stuttgart University in Germany, presented his findings.

Read more
Ricoh SA’s KwaZulu-Natal branch provides a technological showcase
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Ricoh SA’s KwaZulu-Natal branch provides a technological showcase

Ricoh SA’s KwaZulu-Natal office has moved to Umhlanga Ridge where it now has a showroom of the entire range of services including communication services, wide format print services, as well as the multifunction devices and printers.

Read more
TCM Copy & Print boosts production capacity with Xerox Versant 2100
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
TCM Copy & Print boosts production capacity with Xerox Versant 2100

Pretoria digital print shop TCM Copy & Print has increased its production levels and turnaround time with the purchase of Xerox’s new production printer, the Versant 2100 press, supplied by Xerox partner XBC.

Read more
Battling the ‘returns explosion’
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Battling the ‘returns explosion’

Fashion retailers are facing a fierce battle to protect margins and corporate profits against the heavy costs of an explosion in returns.

Read more
Worldwide security printing market to reach $35.3 billion by 2018
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Worldwide security printing market to reach $35.3 billion by 2018

Global security printing will grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 6.3 percent for the ten-year period between 2013 and 2018, divided into a 6.7 percent CAGR for 2008-13 and 5.9 percent for 2013-18 according to a new market report by Smithers Pira.

Read more
Polyco plans to invest R9 million in recycling projects
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Polyco plans to invest R9 million in recycling projects

POLYCO, the non-profit Polyolefin Recycling Company, is the material responsibility organisation tasked with driving the growth in the recycling of these polyolefin packaging products.

Read more
New EFI Fiery Print Server for Xerox iGen 5
Posted on 17 Jul 2015
New EFI Fiery Print Server for Xerox iGen 5

EFI and Xerox have partnered to deliver the first digital print server featuring the new Fiery FS200 Pro digital front end (DFE) platform, which will power Xerox’s new iGen 5 Press.

Read more
Kolok merges with Paper Plot – expands large-format printing offering
Posted on 17 Jul 2015
Kolok merges with Paper Plot – expands large-format printing offering

Strengthening and extending its large-format printing offering to the South African channel, leading distributor Kolok has merged with Paper Plot, a provider of large-format digital media and printers.

Read more
Beaver Paper names Gavin Morton as chief operating officer
Posted on 16 Jul 2015
Beaver Paper names Gavin Morton as chief operating officer

Beaver Paper & Graphic Media has announced that Gavin Morton has been named chief operating officer (COO), a new position within the company.

Read more
New Finance Director of Heidelberg Southern Africa
Posted on 16 Jul 2015
New Finance Director of Heidelberg Southern Africa

Heidelberg Graphic Systems Southern Africa has announced that Marc Lotter has joined the company from 01 June 2015 as the new finance director succeeding Bernhard Trummer.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa increases efforts in fighting landfill overflow
Posted on 16 Jul 2015
Konica Minolta South Africa increases efforts in fighting landfill overflow

Customers of Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, now have the option of recycling their Konica Minolta toner bottles, cartridges and imaging units through the company’s new recycling programme.

Read more
Advanced Machinery at The GAPP Print Expo
Posted on 16 Jul 2015
Advanced Machinery at The GAPP Print Expo

Advanced Machinery has selected a 50sqm stand in Hall 7 and will be showing a range of the systems and solutions which it supplies.

Read more
Global bioplastics for packaging consumption is projected to reach $5.9 billion
Posted on 16 Jul 2015
Global bioplastics for packaging consumption is projected to reach $5.9 billion

Global bioplastics for packaging consumption is projected to reach 787 000 tonnes in 2015 and a market value of $2.4 billion, according to a new market study by Smithers Pira.

Read more
Luxury packaging market forecast to grow by 4.4 percent to 2019
Posted on 16 Jul 2015
Luxury packaging market forecast to grow by 4.4 percent to 2019

Globally, the luxury packaging market continues to grow, driven by exciting trends - the surge of personalised packaging, attention to sustainability issues, economic and demographic drivers.

Read more
EFI launches next-generation of its Fiery digital front end platform
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
EFI launches next-generation of its Fiery digital front end platform

The latest advancements included in the new EFI Fiery FS200 Pro extend technical leadership advantage that makes Fiery the world’s most popular production DFE technology by giving users an extremely productive, intuitive platform with expanded colour capability.

Read more
Arziro from Agfa Graphics for the general-security print market.
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
Arziro from Agfa Graphics for the general-security print market.

Inspired by Fortuna, Agfa Graphics’ design software for the high-security print market, Arziro Design can create very complex, security patterns in seconds for general-security print applications.

Read more
Ricoh uses green power at sites around the world on World Environment Day
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
Ricoh uses green power at sites around the world on World Environment Day

Through the use of the Renewable Energy Certificate that Ricoh bought from Japan Natural Energy Company Limited, the electricity consumed is considered as being supplied by natural energy.

Read more
Addressing the need for large-format finishing
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
Addressing the need for large-format finishing

In order to keep up-to-date with the latest trends and to answer a need in the market, Sytech recently concluded an agreement with IECHO for the distribution of its range of large-format digital cutting systems.

Read more
New brand identity underscores Heidelberg’s strategic re-orientation
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
New brand identity underscores Heidelberg’s strategic re-orientation

The new brand identity reinforces the customer benefits that Heidelberg is offering through its all-inclusive portfolio of digital and offset printing, workflows, consumables, and services.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa marks second year as carbon neutral
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
Konica Minolta South Africa marks second year as carbon neutral

Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, has announced that it has achieved carbon neutral status for the second year in a row.

Read more
Revolutionising the environmental impact of the manufacturing industry
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
Revolutionising the environmental impact of the manufacturing industry

The call for companies to adopt ways to reduce their carbon footprint is certainly demanded by the public.

Read more
The big data opportunity for print service providers
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
The big data opportunity  for print service providers

We’ve always had data about our customers and prospects, but never before in history have we had so much data – so much, in fact, that it is often referred to as big data.

Read more
The GAPP Print Expo Creating a winning formula
Posted on 19 Jun 2015
The GAPP Print Expo Creating a winning formula

The GAPP Print Expo is part of the Propak series of exhibitions and is a joint venture between Sentient Publishing, publisher of The GAPP Magazine, and Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, owner of the Propak and associated exhibitions.

Read more
To gift or not to gift
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
To gift or not to gift

I am definitely one of those marketers that firmly believe that if the situation calls for it and the gift is appropriate – then definitely GIFT!

Read more
ISO Committee Adopts X-Rite’s Color Data Exchange (CxF) Format as Industry Stand
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
ISO Committee Adopts X-Rite’s Color Data Exchange (CxF) Format as Industry Stand

X-Rite Incorporated has announced that the ISO TC130 committee that sets global standards for the Graphic Arts has adopted the X-Rite Color Exchange Format version 3 (CxF3) as the new standard for colour data exchange and verification.

Read more
Xeikon X-800 digital front-end qualifies for Adobe Mercury RIP Architecture
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Xeikon X-800 digital front-end qualifies for Adobe Mercury RIP Architecture

Xeikon has announced that the newest version of its X-800 digital front-end (DFE) incorporates the latest RIP technology available from Adobe and supports the Adobe Mercury RIP Architecture.

Read more
Primera Introduces LX2000e Color Label Printer
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Primera Introduces LX2000e Color Label Printer

Primera Technology has announced its new LX2000e Color Label Printer. LX2000e is Primera’s fastest-ever desktop colour printer.

Read more
Ricoh SA continues championship-winning Pumas wheelchair basketball sponsorship
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Ricoh SA continues championship-winning Pumas wheelchair basketball sponsorship

Ricoh SA is again sponsoring the Pumas Wheelchair Basketball team to compete in the SuperSport Wheelchair Basketball Series, 2015.

Read more
Agfa Graphics launches the Advantage N TR VHS Platesetter
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Agfa Graphics launches the Advantage N TR VHS Platesetter

Agfa Graphics has introduced the new high-speed platesetter for the high-volume newspaper market.

Read more
Heidelberg committed to growth – company assumes new strategic alignment
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Heidelberg committed to growth – company assumes new strategic alignment

Heidelberg largely completed the Group’s strategic reorientation in financial year 2014/2015.

Read more
Productivity doubles thanks to voice picking
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Productivity doubles thanks to voice picking

Fashion retailer Cassis successfully manages seasonal peaks and twice as many shops, thanks to ZetesMedea Voice.

Read more
Highlights from New 2015 Food Packaging Research
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Highlights from New 2015  Food Packaging Research

Euromonitor International has released the publication of its latest packaging data, providing you with an up-to-date understanding of packaging demand, the trends underlying demand and prospects through to 2019, across nine consumer goods industries.

Read more
So where do I take my business next?
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
So where do I take my business next?

A question I’m often asked – what should I do next? Where is the big opportunity? Lacking a crystal ball, I can’t always answer for everyone, but there are a few sure things you can consider……

Read more
Ricoh joins ICCE in the fight against counterfeiters
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Ricoh joins ICCE in the fight against counterfeiters

Ricoh has joined the Imaging Consumables Coalition of Europe, Middle East and Africa (ICCE), becoming the tenth member and strengthening the consumables industry’s fight against the counterfeiters.

Read more
Tetra Pak and Oliver’s House to educate communities in recognition of World Milk
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Tetra Pak and Oliver’s House to educate communities in recognition of World Milk

Tetra Pak South Africa will celebrate World Milk Day by educating around 400 people from the local community of Putfontein, Benoni near Oliver’s Village, operated by Oliver’s House, a charity organisation that focuses on early childhood development, education, skills development and community development.

Read more
Entry-level versatility prevails at European Digital Press Association Awards
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Entry-level versatility prevails at European Digital Press Association Awards

Mimaki has reported that it was honoured to be recognised at FESPA 2015 with a European Digital Press Association (EDP) Award for Best Print and Cut Solution.

Read more
Grow your business into rigid substrate digital printing with the new HP Scitex
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Grow your business into rigid substrate digital printing with the new HP Scitex

The recently announced HP Scitex FB750 Printer, enables PSPs to enter into rigid printing with a compact footprint and tabletop roll holder design for flexible substrates.

Read more
Epson expands LFP range for CAD/GIS professionals
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Epson expands LFP range for CAD/GIS professionals

Epson has added 18 variables to its large-format printer range, expanding its SureColor T-Series range to offer easier and more cost-effective large-format printing solutions in response to direct feedback from CAD/GIS professionals.

Read more
Printing onto Fabric Made easy by Chemosol
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Printing onto Fabric Made easy by Chemosol

When we think of printing, the first thing that comes to mind is an image or text onto paper. However, there is so much more to printing than merely paper.

Read more
Zambian company DIGIprint wins Xerox Africa distributor award
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Zambian company DIGIprint wins Xerox Africa distributor award

Zambian company DIGIprint has been awarded the ‘Xerox Africa Operations Distributor of the Year 2014’ by Bytes Document Solutions.

Read more
Switch meets Nexio in new automation partnership between Caldera and Enfocus
Posted on 21 May 2015
Switch meets Nexio in new automation partnership between Caldera and Enfocus

2015 will witness the first partnership between major software manufacturers Enfocus and Caldera, offering wide-format houses superior job submission and data management throughout their workflows.

Read more
Esko kicks off FESPA 2015 with broadest portfolio of finishing tables
Posted on 21 May 2015
Esko kicks off FESPA 2015 with broadest portfolio of finishing tables

Esko’s significant presence at FESPA 2015, brought answers to sign and display operations of all sizes, whether it is a need for speed or a search for highly flexible finishing solutions that can address a wide array of substrates and applications.

Read more
Two Tetra Pak packages scoop WorldStar Award
Posted on 21 May 2015
Two Tetra Pak packages scoop WorldStar Award

Two Tetra Pak products, each designed specifically to reduce environmental impact, have won prestigious WorldStar packaging Awards.

Read more
EFI and Bytes Document Solutions extend their partnership and printer range
Posted on 21 May 2015
EFI and Bytes Document Solutions extend their partnership and printer range

Low-cost printers with high-end quality are being introduced to Sub-Saharan Africa in a partnership between Bytes Document Solutions and digital printing expert EFI.

Read more
How to Enter:The GAPP Awards
Posted on 21 May 2015
How to Enter:The GAPP Awards

Over the past few months we have spoken at length about the launch of the GAPP Awards as The, signage, printing and packaging industry competition.

Read more
Ricoh SA crowns Motswako Office Solutions king of its business partner realm
Posted on 21 May 2015
Ricoh SA crowns Motswako Office Solutions king of its business partner realm

Motswako Office Solutions regained its crown as Ricoh SA’s business partner of the year at Ricoh SA’s recent annual financial year-end event.

Read more
Mimaki Dresses to Impress at FESPA 2015
Posted on 21 May 2015
Mimaki Dresses to Impress at FESPA 2015

Mimaki has announced the availability of the TS300P-1800 inkjet printer. This 1,8m wide roll-to-roll sublimation inkjet printer is a dedicated transfer paper printer, offering new levels of quality and productivity in digital textile printing.

Read more
10 Facts About Sub-Saharan Africa
Posted on 21 May 2015
10 Facts About Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic and Consumer Insight by Sarah Boumphrey of Euromonitor International

Read more
AMP achieves real-time visibility of night deliveries with solutions from Zetes
Posted on 21 May 2015
AMP achieves real-time visibility of night deliveries with solutions from Zetes

Belgian leader of press distribution AMP has implemented a new Proof of Delivery and Collection system from Zetes.

Read more
DScoop ignites innovation
Posted on 07 May 2015
DScoop ignites innovation

From June 3 to 5, digital print specialists worldwide will be flocking to DScoop Open 2015, happening at the Dublin Convention Centre, Ireland.

Read more
Primera’s full range of Label Production Solutions at London Wine Fair
Posted on 07 May 2015
Primera’s full range of Label Production Solutions at London Wine Fair

Primera will show short to medium-run solutions using inkjet technology, such as the LX900e Color Label Printer.

Read more
KBA at Converflex 2015 in Milan
Posted on 07 May 2015
KBA at Converflex 2015 in Milan

Koenig & Bauer’s (KBA) two Italian subsidiaries, KBA-Flexotecnica and KBA-Italia, will be manning a stand in hall 2 (stand nr. H11/K20) at Converflex from 19 to 23 May at Fiera Milano, Milan.

Read more
New logo for Institute of Packaging SA
Posted on 07 May 2015
New logo for Institute of Packaging SA

The key motivation for this overdue update is to create a stronger branding link between the Packaging Council of South Africa (PACSA) and the Institute of Packaging of South Africa (IPSA).

Read more
Major interest Heidelberg at Print China 2015
Posted on 07 May 2015
Major interest Heidelberg at Print China 2015

This year, Print China 2015 once again lived up to its reputation as Asia’s largest trade show for the printing industry.

Read more
FloClear fountain solution recycling
Posted on 07 May 2015
FloClear fountain solution recycling

Eliminate one of the biggest variables in printing by integrating the patented three-stage FloClear system into your operation.

Read more
Shereno Printers launches Training Academy
Posted on 07 May 2015
Shereno Printers launches Training Academy

While vocational training and education is important, there is very often a need for job or career specific training to ensure that the level of skills in a given industry meet the requirements of that industry.

Read more
Unified digital and print for SMEs presents printers with profit opportunities
Posted on 07 May 2015
Unified digital and print for SMEs presents  printers with profit opportunities

Print is a necessity but not in the way – or the volumes – it used to be. There is no insight in declaring the reasons behind this shift but they begin to demonstrate the routes to alleviate or alter the impact.

Read more
Smyths Toys chooses ZetesAthena to offer Click & Collect service in 80 stores
Posted on 24 Apr 2015
Smyths Toys chooses ZetesAthena to offer Click & Collect service in 80 stores

Smyths Toys, a leading independent toy retailer with a network of 80 stores across Ireland and the UK, has chosen the ZetesAthena in-store management solution to operate an efficient Click & Collect service for shoppers.

Read more
Xaar launches ‘larger drop’ Xaar 1002 GS12 printhead
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Xaar launches ‘larger drop’ Xaar 1002 GS12 printhead

Xaar has announced the launch of the Xaar 1002 GS12U printhead, its first larger drop printhead for UV applications.

Read more
Onyx Graphics appoints new Sales and Support Manager within EMEA Region
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Onyx Graphics appoints new Sales and Support Manager within EMEA Region

Onyx Graphics has announced that Marc Verbeem has joined the company as Technical Sales and Support Manager for the EMEA region.

Read more
Technology catches up with imagination at FESPA 2015
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Technology catches up with imagination at FESPA 2015

Mimaki will showcase its latest collection of textile production solutions including a selection of flatbed and roll-to-roll high speed printing solutions at FESPA 2015.

Read more
Global launch of two new Agfa Graphics’ inkjet systems at ISA’s Sign Expo
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Global launch of two new Agfa Graphics’ inkjet systems at ISA’s Sign Expo

During a press conference at the International Sign Association’s (ISA) Sign Expo in Las Vegas, Agfa Graphics announced the world premiere of new inkjet systems, workflow and inks.

Read more
20 learners graduate fourth Ricoh SA learnership
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
20 learners graduate fourth Ricoh SA learnership

Another 20 learners have graduated the Ricoh SA Learnership Programme run on behalf of Ricoh SA by CTU Training Solutions at its facilities in Boksburg, Gauteng.

Read more
Xerox technology wows at Zambian ICT Expo
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Xerox technology wows at Zambian ICT Expo

The recent Zambian ICT & Pay Expo 2015 drew a considerable crowd with Xerox digital printing solutions attracting plenty of attention.

Read more
Why paper could be the downfall of compliance
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Why paper could be the downfall of compliance

Organisations wanting to toe the compliance line when it comes to regulatory requirements linked to PoPI and FICA, must factor paper-based documentation into their governance, risk and compliance strategies, or run the risk of non-compliance.

Read more
Keeping your sales team motivated and happy – a big ask!!
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Keeping your sales team motivated and happy – a big ask!!

It is easy to assume that all salespeople are driven by earning more, but don’t omit other considerations such as job satisfaction, relationships with colleagues and other less material benefits, when considering how to keep people happy and content within the business.

Read more
Agfa Graphics’ Anapurna M3200i RTR with high-density white at ISA
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Agfa Graphics’ Anapurna M3200i RTR with high-density white at ISA

The mid-end wide-format Anapurna M3200i RTR is one of the most successful models in Agfa Graphics’ enhanced Anapurna i-series, offering high productivity and quality at a most attractive price point.

Read more
H-UV exceeds expectations at Imprimerie Doneux
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
H-UV exceeds expectations at Imprimerie Doneux

‘With H-UV, for the same job we can obtain better results thanks to broader possibilities, especially on substrates that are impossible to print with a conventional press, powderless operation and finishing work performed immediately!

Read more
Primera presents its new LX2000e at Natural & Organic Products Europe
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Primera presents its new LX2000e at Natural & Organic Products Europe

Smart product labelling and packaging is extremely important and plays a significant role in the consumer’s purchasing decision.

Read more
Novus Holdings successfully lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Novus Holdings successfully lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

Novus Holdings, formerly Paarl Media Group, has successfully listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), joining other blue chip companies on Africa’s largest stock market.

Read more
Hunkeler visitors captivated by Ricoh production quality
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Hunkeler visitors captivated by Ricoh production quality

Representatives of local companies were impressed by the quality of the Ricoh VC60000 Ricoh showcased at Hunkeler Innovationdays (HID) 2015, and visitors were also attracted by the software solutions displayed.

Read more
One year on and growing strong
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
One year on and growing strong

In 2013, and in line with its promise to operate in the most sustainable way – from an environmental, social and economic perspective – Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa, planted five hundred trees in the impoverished Lawley Township in Gauteng.

Read more
Antalis appoints new HR Director
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Antalis appoints new HR Director

Simona Marchese has been appointed as Director, Human Resources, and to the Board of Antalis South Africa (Pty) Limited from 1 March 2015.

Read more
Print and Application Finding the Ezee solution
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Print and Application Finding the Ezee solution

Sytech Supplies, with its head office in Durban, has a solution which will allow customers to print onto flexible materials using the Seiko Instruments ColorPainter M-64s and then to laminate the print onto a range of rigid substrates using the Ezee Applicator.

Read more
Paper and Board Market in Central and Eastern Europe to grow by 2% annually.
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Paper and Board Market in Central and Eastern Europe to grow by 2% annually.

The paper and board market in Central and Eastern Europe is set to grow by approximately two percent annually from 2013 to 2019 in volume terms, according to a new study by Smithers Pira.

Read more
Top 3 Trends in Economy, Finance and Trade for 2015 By Sarah Boumphrey
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Top 3 Trends in Economy, Finance and Trade for 2015 By Sarah Boumphrey

2015 will see the global economy grow at its fastest-rate in three years. The acceleration is built on stronger growth in the USA.

Read more
Heltronic and HPM At the cutting edge
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
Heltronic and HPM At the cutting edge

Heltronic in Cape Town has made major inroads assisting printers who require faster throughput in their cutting departments with the HPM range of cutters and cutting systems.

Read more
Your last chance to Get listed on the SA Print Directory
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
Your last chance to Get listed on the SA Print Directory

What would it mean to you if new clients came looking for you?

Read more
Budget 2015 Overview
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
Budget 2015 Overview

Annabel Bishop, Chief Economist of Investec Ltd. gives an overview of the 2015/2016 budget year which may be of assistance in planning for the new financial year.

Read more
SRS Graphic Systems appointed as agent for Goss in Southern Africa
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
SRS Graphic Systems appointed as agent for Goss in Southern Africa

Goss International continues its commitment to localised service with the appointment of SRS Graphic Systems for the Southern African region supporting both newspaper and commercial printers and publishers.

Read more
Nyalu Communications boosts competitiveness with purchase of litho print shop
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
Nyalu Communications boosts competitiveness with purchase of litho print shop

The acquisition of Xanadu Printing and Graphics is in line with the company’s strategy to grow its highly successful and busy print room, and is a key component of its long-term business strategy.

Read more
Sidel presents latest innovations in pet packaging at Propak East Africa
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
Sidel presents latest innovations in pet packaging at Propak East Africa

Sidel, a global provider of liquid packaging solutions, recently had its debut participation at PROPAK, East Africa’s leading printing, packing and plastics conference and exhibition, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya from the 17 to 19 of March 2015.

Read more
Ricoh returns over 90 000 lost photos to their owners following 2011 earthquake
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
Ricoh returns over 90 000 lost photos to their owners following 2011 earthquake

Ricoh has successfully returned almost 90 000 photos through its Save the Memory Project, which it has been carrying out as part of its reconstruction support activities after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami since August 2011, with the aim of returning photos lost and damaged in the tsunami to their owners.

Read more
Zetes authenticates the recipients of Universal Health Cover
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
Zetes authenticates the recipients  of Universal Health Cover

Zetes is setting up the infrastructure for the biographical and biometric registration of citizens and the biometric database, which ensures the integrity and uniqueness of the data collected.

Read more
Advanced Machinery in Spotlight Again Thanks to Next Generation MetalWise CNC Pl
Posted on 16 Mar 2015
Advanced Machinery in Spotlight Again Thanks to Next Generation MetalWise CNC Pl

On Wednesday 11th March 2015 Advanced Machinery hosted a demonstration to show off their MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutting Machine in Jet Park.

Read more
Advancing the customer at Advanced Machinery
Posted on 12 Mar 2015
Advancing the customer at Advanced Machinery

Johannesburg-based Advanced Machinery has taken an innovative approach with the establishment of two new companies under its umbrella, one offering training and the other offering practical demonstrations and production facility.

Read more
Xeikon launches new Xeikon 9800 digital colour press
Posted on 11 Mar 2015
Xeikon launches new Xeikon 9800 digital colour press

Xeikon has announced the launch of a new dry toner-based digital color press, the Xeikon 9800.

Read more
Novus Holdings to list as part of plans to unlock growth potential
Posted on 11 Mar 2015
Novus Holdings to list as part of plans to unlock growth potential

The Paarl Media Group, a leader in the printing and manufacturing sector, has announced its intention to list on the JSE as Novus Holdings.

Read more
Konica Minolta Sponsors The GAPP Awards
Posted on 11 Mar 2015
Konica Minolta Sponsors The GAPP Awards

Konica Minolta, one of the leading manufacturers of digital production printers, has committed to a Gold Event sponsorship in The GAPP Awards.

Read more
Avery Dennison Associated Sponsor of The GAPP Awards
Posted on 11 Mar 2015
Avery Dennison Associated Sponsor of The GAPP Awards

Sentient Publishing, publisher of The GAPP Magazine for the printing, signage and packaging industry has announced that Avery Dennison is the first Associate Sponsor of The GAPP Awards.

Read more
Tunleys installs the first Xerox Impika Compact in MEA
Posted on 11 Mar 2015
Tunleys installs the first Xerox Impika Compact in MEA

Tunleys handles the transactional printing and mailing or electronic distribution of statements for a number of large financial and corporate clients and the Impika will allow for complete inter-changeability for end-user customers.’

Read more
BREAKING NEWS...The GAPP Print Expo has arrived.
Posted on 11 Mar 2015
BREAKING NEWS...The GAPP Print Expo has arrived.

Announcing the introduction of The GAPP Print Expo – The Printing Exhibition for South Africa.

Read more
Has Digital Printing Changed Everything?
Posted on 11 Mar 2015
Has Digital Printing Changed Everything?

The versatility and diversity of applications guarantee that ‘print’ will thrive.

Read more
Ricoh Europe Partners with Leapfrog 3D Printers
Posted on 11 Mar 2015
Ricoh Europe Partners with Leapfrog 3D Printers

The move into 3D printing is a natural evolution for Ricoh.

Read more
Kodak Presence at Hunkeler Innovationdays
Posted on 26 Feb 2015
Kodak Presence at Hunkeler Innovationdays

About 4000 attendees are expected at the biannual event, being held in Lucerne, Switzerland from 23 to 26 February.

Read more
Heidelberg at the Hunkeler Innovation Days 2015
Posted on 26 Feb 2015
Heidelberg at the Hunkeler Innovation Days 2015

Heidelberg and Hunkeler have worked together as partners for integrated finishing solutions in digital printing for several years.

Read more
Mimaki Sb300 and Sb53 inks achieve OEKO-TEX Accreditation
Posted on 26 Feb 2015
Mimaki Sb300 and Sb53 inks achieve OEKO-TEX Accreditation

The pioneering manufacturer has been awarded OEKO-TEX Standard 100, product class Il.

Read more
Antalis provides great technical and customer service
Posted on 26 Feb 2015
Antalis provides great technical and customer service

Old School Digital has invested in an ESKO Kongsberg XN 24 finishing table from Antalis South Africa.

Read more
Ricoh at Hunkeler Innovationdays: A new dawn for production printing
Posted on 26 Feb 2015
Ricoh at Hunkeler Innovationdays: A new dawn for production printing

The VC60000 represents a new era of high speed inkjet innovation in graphic arts print production.

Read more
Implementing change
Posted on 26 Feb 2015
Implementing change

However, in the process of accepting the idea of change, it’s important to recognise that you don’t necessarily need to change everything.

Read more
iPrint or iPAD?
Posted on 21 Jan 2015
iPrint or iPAD?

Day in and day out, we are faced with messages about the harm that print does to our environment

Read more
Five Key Trends Driving Growth in Folding Cartons
Posted on 21 Jan 2015
Five Key Trends  Driving Growth in Folding Cartons

Below Smithers Pira highlights five key trends which are affecting the market for folding cartons

Read more
Printers Adopt Kodak Sonora Plates in 2014
Posted on 21 Jan 2015
Printers Adopt Kodak Sonora Plates in 2014

The enthusiastic adoption of Kodak’s process-free plates stems from both their economic and environmental benefits

Read more
Direct-on-press Azura TE plate from Agfa Graphics
Posted on 21 Jan 2015
Direct-on-press Azura TE plate from Agfa Graphics

Agfa Graphics has announced the worldwide availability of its new chemistry-free direct-on-press Azura TE plate

Read more
Mimaki talks digital textile and wallpaper solutions at Heimtextil 2015
Posted on 21 Jan 2015
Mimaki talks digital textile and wallpaper solutions at Heimtextil 2015

Mimaki showcased its textile printing expertise at Heimtextil 2015

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa upcycles trash to art
Posted on 21 Jan 2015
Konica Minolta South Africa upcycles trash to art

Konica Minolta South Africa, have proven the age old adage that ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’

Read more
Packaging looks to the East Propak East Africa
Posted on 21 Jan 2015
Packaging looks to the East Propak East Africa

Propak East Africa is Kenya’s largest printing, packing and plastics exhibition

Read more
Zetes helps Médecins Sans Frontières monitor Ebola patients
Posted on 21 Jan 2015
Zetes helps Médecins Sans Frontières monitor Ebola patients

On arrival at the centre, each patient receives a bracelet with a printed bar code

Read more
IPSA one year course in Packaging
Posted on 21 Jan 2015
IPSA one year course in Packaging

This broad-based course is available through lecturing facilities in the main centres

Read more
EFI’s global Print Industry customers gather at a Sold-Out ‘Connect’
Posted on 21 Jan 2015
EFI’s global Print Industry customers gather at a Sold-Out ‘Connect’

EFI recorded a double-digit increase in the percentage of customers

Read more
KBA presents new RotaJET L and VL inkjet off the reel
Posted on 21 Jan 2015
KBA presents new RotaJET L and VL inkjet off the reel

The modular RotaJET L platform is available in five different web widths from 895 to 1300mm

Read more
Large Format Printing with a reasonable price tag
Posted on 21 Jan 2015
Large Format Printing with a reasonable price tag

It uses eco-solvent inks making it suitable for a wide range of applications

Read more
PRE-PRESS SALES CONSULTANT
Posted on 11 Dec 2014
PRE-PRESS SALES  CONSULTANT

Thunderbolt requires an experienced PRE-PRESS SALES CONSULTANT .

Read more
GRAPHICS TECHNICIAN
Posted on 11 Dec 2014
GRAPHICS TECHNICIAN

Thunderbolt requires an experienced PRE-PRESS TECHNICIAN.

Read more
Heidelberg Graphics South Africa vacancies
Posted on 11 Dec 2014
Heidelberg Graphics South Africa vacancies

Due to the expansion of our product portfolio we currently have 2 vacancies available.

Read more
Fujifilm Expanding its presence in Africa
Posted on 26 Nov 2014
Fujifilm Expanding its presence in Africa

Africa is seen as the great untapped resource, both for imports and exports and companies from around the world are making inroads into this market.

Read more
Every Story has Two Sides
Posted on 26 Nov 2014
Every Story has Two Sides

You have received hundreds of mails in recent years with some form of ‘Environmental’ message as a closing comment.

Read more
Tenth year for Konica Minolta South Africa and the bizhub Highveld Lions
Posted on 26 Nov 2014
Tenth year for Konica Minolta South Africa and the bizhub Highveld Lions

Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa’s title sponsorship of the bizhub Highveld Lions, has headed into its tenth season,

Read more
Xerox Impika eVolution
Posted on 26 Nov 2014
Xerox Impika eVolution

Xerox, represented locally by Bytes Document Solutions, has announced the arrival of the Xerox Impika eVolution.

Read more
Mimaki scores Viscom Best of 2014 Award for Two Class Leading Solutions
Posted on 26 Nov 2014
Mimaki scores Viscom Best of 2014 Award for Two Class Leading Solutions

Mimaki is delighted its portfolio of solutions is continuing to collect industry accolades.

Read more
SAPICS initiative set to recruit and equip students for working world
Posted on 26 Nov 2014
SAPICS initiative set to recruit and equip students for working world

Created by and for young professionals, SCNext will help recruit and equip students for the working world.

Read more
Tetra Pak wins two environmental innovation awards
Posted on 26 Nov 2014
Tetra Pak wins two environmental innovation awards

Tetra Top with Separable Top was awarded Best Carton and Tetra Pak’s bio-based caps won the Best Closure category.

Read more
Esko Announces Leadership Transition
Posted on 26 Nov 2014
Esko Announces Leadership Transition

Esko has announced that Udo Panenka, Senior Vice President for Global Sales & Marketing will succeed Carsten Knudsen as President on 1 January 2015.

Read more
Abengoa to develop the largest biomass power plant in the world in Belgium
Posted on 26 Nov 2014
Abengoa to develop the largest biomass power plant in the world in Belgium

Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, design and construction of the plant. The project is expected to create up to 1100 jobs during the execution phase.

Read more
Polyoak takes top prize at Afristar Awards 2014
Posted on 26 Nov 2014
Polyoak takes top prize at Afristar Awards 2014

Polyoak Packaging is the proud winner of the top prize at the inaugural AfriStar Awards hosted in Nairobi, Kenya.

Read more
Bytes Document Solutions launches Xerox Versant 2100 in Cape Town
Posted on 18 Nov 2014
Bytes Document Solutions launches Xerox Versant 2100 in Cape Town

‘The introduction of technologically advanced machines like the Versant 2100 is notable as it feeds into the increased digitisation of our lives.

Read more
Nex Media Magazine Wins Prestigious Assegai Award
Posted on 13 Nov 2014
Nex Media Magazine Wins Prestigious Assegai Award

Nex Media, published by Sentient Publishing, is currently the only dedicated publication serving the Direct Marketing industry.

Read more
Special Report: Sub-Saharan Africa’s Top 5 Economies
Posted on 13 Nov 2014
Special Report: Sub-Saharan Africa’s Top 5 Economies

Economic and Consumer Insight with Sarah Boumphrey from Euromonitor

Read more
Is printing still an art?
Posted on 12 Nov 2014
Is printing still an art?

A good litho machine will produce good print quality; however, an experienced and proud machine minder will be able to produce excellent print quality

Read more
Unifol self-adhesive PVC Films available from Graphix Supply World
Posted on 12 Nov 2014
Unifol self-adhesive PVC Films available from Graphix Supply World

Unifol places great importance on sustainable development and have achieved substantial successes in their limiting environmental impact.

Read more
Ricoh SA becomes an official brand sponsor for Nedbank Golf Challenge 2014
Posted on 12 Nov 2014
Ricoh SA becomes an official brand sponsor for Nedbank Golf Challenge 2014

Ricoh has a long history of involvement with the game of golf.

Read more
Mimaki brings print production creativity to Viscom Frankfurt 2014
Posted on 11 Nov 2014
Mimaki brings print production creativity to Viscom Frankfurt 2014

Mimaki is continuing its Pan-European showcase: Let’s Create… Together.

Read more
Tetra Pak promotes youth education and experience
Posted on 11 Nov 2014
Tetra Pak promotes youth education and experience

Tetra Pak South Africa has sponsored 50 Free State learners to visit Soetwater Environmental Education Centre in Kommetjie, Cape Town.

Read more
Wordpress, Namibia, orders Goss Community SSC
Posted on 11 Nov 2014
Wordpress, Namibia, orders Goss Community SSC

The Community SSC press is currently undergoing installation and will be in production in early 2015.

Read more
Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Titan HS Named ‘Product of the Year’ at SGIA 2014
Posted on 11 Nov 2014
Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Titan HS Named ‘Product of the Year’ at SGIA 2014

The competition recognized the latest equipment and supplies currently on the market that are advancing the specialty imaging industry.

Read more
Paarl Media Bursary Trust continues to invest in future leaders
Posted on 11 Nov 2014
Paarl Media Bursary Trust continues to invest in future leaders

The Paarl Media Bursary Trust is rooted in the belief that education is a mechanism for upliftment.

Read more
Taking up the reigns at Heidelberg South Africa
Posted on 21 Oct 2014
Taking up the reigns at Heidelberg South Africa

My aim for Heidelberg is to secure its position as the supplier of choice for our clients

Read more
The SA Print Directory offers you this one-stop solution.
Posted on 21 Oct 2014
The SA Print Directory offers you this one-stop solution.

The SA Print Directory has achieved more than 3 million views for its advertisers.

Read more
Ricoh wins highest environmental gold rating in EcoVadis survey
Posted on 21 Oct 2014
Ricoh wins highest environmental gold rating in EcoVadis survey

Ricoh is committed to continuous efforts for sustainable growth for the Earth, society, and business.

Read more
Océ South Africa announces new small but scalable light production press
Posted on 21 Oct 2014
Océ South Africa announces new small but scalable light production press

Another new addition to C800 is more operator replaceable components

Read more
New ProLiner D Newspaper Inserting System from Muller Martini
Posted on 21 Oct 2014
New ProLiner D Newspaper Inserting System from Muller Martini

Already installed ProLiners with single production mode can be easily retrofitted with the double production mode.

Read more
KBA expands digital printing portfolio with modular RotaJET 89 – 130 platform
Posted on 21 Oct 2014
KBA expands digital printing portfolio with modular RotaJET 89 – 130 platform

The RotaJET 130 is currently the only high-volume inkjet system with a web width of 1300mm to offer

Read more
KBA at World Publishing Expo 2014 newspaper trade show in Amsterdam
Posted on 21 Oct 2014
KBA at World Publishing Expo 2014 newspaper trade show in Amsterdam

Traditional newspaper houses currently connect digital first with online or mobile activities.

Read more
The First Inkjet Conference Proves Tremendous Success
Posted on 21 Oct 2014
The First Inkjet Conference Proves Tremendous Success

The two-day, multi-subject educational conference brought together industry and academic leaders in their fields.

Read more
Heidelberg unveils digital printing generation with even better performance.
Posted on 21 Oct 2014
Heidelberg unveils digital printing generation with even better performance.

The system can thus also process long runs in a single pass, without interrupting production.

Read more
Propak Cape to highlight packaging and related industries
Posted on 10 Oct 2014
Propak Cape to highlight packaging and related industries

Is taking place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) from 21 - 23 October.

Read more
Heidelberg unveils new digital press for the growing label market
Posted on 09 Oct 2014
Heidelberg unveils new digital press for the growing label market

Heidelberg has reached another milestone in its realignment in the digital sector.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa’s Steyn dubbed top African sales performer
Posted on 08 Oct 2014
Konica Minolta South Africa’s Steyn dubbed top African sales performer

Heidi Steyn, account manager at Konica Minolta South Africa’s Johannesburg branch.

Read more
KBA Report no. 45 out now
Posted on 08 Oct 2014
KBA Report no. 45 out now

Foresighted print companies have no reason to fear the future.

Read more
First edition of The Inkjet Conference exceeds expectations
Posted on 08 Oct 2014
First edition of The Inkjet Conference exceeds expectations

The interest in inkjet for industrial applications has been overwhelming.

Read more
Native Advertising: Key Marketing Strategy for Overexposed Digital Consumers
Posted on 08 Oct 2014
Native Advertising: Key Marketing Strategy for Overexposed Digital Consumers

Going Native is the Future, but not without Major Challenges

Read more
Tetra Pak appoints developing markets expert as head of its South African
Posted on 08 Oct 2014
Tetra Pak appoints developing markets expert as head of its South African

John has impeccable credentials developed during his 28 years at Tetra Pak

Read more
Ricoh SA Platinum Partner, BCM Didgisol, wins PMR Africa Golden Arrow award
Posted on 08 Oct 2014
Ricoh SA Platinum Partner, BCM Didgisol, wins PMR Africa Golden Arrow award

The fact that BCM Didgisol won this award proves that our partner is among the best in the industry.

Read more
Customers to Benefit from Upgrades to Kodak NexPress
Posted on 08 Oct 2014
Customers to Benefit from Upgrades to Kodak NexPress

Kodak NexPress Digital Production Color Press Platform Enhancements.

Read more
Shaping up for the future
Posted on 25 Sep 2014
Shaping up for the future

Kemtek has recently launched an exciting joint venture with KwaZulu-Natal-based Rapid 3D, to deliver leading international technologies and expert advice to industry players eager to benefit from 3D printing’s capabilities in packaging and beyond.

Read more
All the 2014 packaging trends to be showcased at Propak Cape 2014
Posted on 25 Sep 2014
All the 2014 packaging trends to be showcased at Propak Cape 2014

The new R 085 entry-level model is aimed at companies across a wide range of sectors who want to embark on automatic thermoforming packaging

Read more
The Importance of Training in this Digital Print World
Posted on 25 Sep 2014
The Importance of Training in this Digital Print World

This great man passed away on 25 June 2009, but left behind a collection of his amazing artwork that will be an inspiration for many.

Read more
Smithers Pira's food contact experts
Posted on 25 Sep 2014
Smithers Pira

This year’s conference agenda will address all topical concerns in the food contact industry.

Read more
Xeikon smashes speed barriers for label printers
Posted on 25 Sep 2014
Xeikon smashes speed barriers for label printers

The press is a staggering 60 percent faster than any other model in its current press portfolio.

Read more
Tetra Pak joins initiative to assess FSC impact
Posted on 25 Sep 2014
Tetra Pak joins initiative to assess FSC impact

Tetra Pak, the food processing and packaging solutions business.

Read more
Mimaki joins Caterham F1 Team as technical partner
Posted on 25 Sep 2014
Mimaki joins Caterham F1 Team as technical partner

In the fast-paced world of Formula One racing, one needs graphics that stand out from the rest of the field.

Read more
Brava! Konica Minolta South Africa ‘adopts’ future opera star
Posted on 25 Sep 2014
Brava! Konica Minolta South Africa ‘adopts’ future opera star

Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa has pledged to assist a promising young opera singer in

Read more
KBA at the largest packaging fair in West Africa
Posted on 25 Sep 2014
KBA at the largest packaging fair in West Africa

Around 1300 packaging specialists visited the three-day event.

Read more
Advanced Machinery A cut above
Posted on 15 Sep 2014
Advanced Machinery A cut above

‘This cutter from Advanced Machinery has done everything we have asked of it.

Read more
Fujifilm Hosting Open House Event
Posted on 12 Sep 2014
Fujifilm Hosting Open House Event

Fujifilm will host an Open House event from 1-2 October 2014 at the Gallagher Convention Centre.

Read more
What to consider when buying a wide format printer
Posted on 12 Sep 2014
What to consider when buying a wide format printer

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits all solution, and these considerations will help you to make an informed choice based on what you actually need.

Read more
To QR or not and is it to the ER for QR.
Posted on 12 Sep 2014
To QR or not and is it to the ER for QR.

The concept is brilliant, scanning the QR code with your smartphone leads you to something of great interest.

Read more
Finalists for the 2014 Eco-Logic Awards announced
Posted on 11 Sep 2014
Finalists for the 2014 Eco-Logic Awards announced

The 2014 Eco-Logic Awards finalists have been selected

Read more
W Vos to close after more than 40 years
Posted on 11 Sep 2014
W Vos to close after more than 40 years

We have pleasure in advising that from 1 October 2014 all RENZ binding products have found a new home with Fellowes Beswick.

Read more
Tetra Pak launches Tetra Alsafe for ESL
Posted on 11 Sep 2014
Tetra Pak launches Tetra Alsafe for ESL

Retailers and producers appreciate them because the longer shelf life makes planning and stocking easier than pasteurised products that require refrigeration.

Read more
New Adhesive Monitoring System from Muller Martini
Posted on 11 Sep 2014
New Adhesive Monitoring System from Muller Martini

‘AMS allows you to use less glue, without having to sacrifice quality.

Read more
Kodak GUA Conference to focus on process optimisation and automation
Posted on 11 Sep 2014
Kodak GUA Conference to focus on process optimisation and automation

This year’s event will be held from 1 – 3 October in Sofia, Bulgaria, and will be structured around a twin track programme – ‘What, When and What-if’ and ‘Why, Can and How’.

Read more
Filmatic Packaging Systems providing best fit packaging solutions
Posted on 28 Aug 2014
Filmatic Packaging Systems providing best fit packaging solutions

Filmatic Packaging Systems in Paarl, South Africa, offers professional engineering services with regard to specialised packaging systems, as well as complete turnkey projects.

Read more
Influences on the future of specialty films
Posted on 28 Aug 2014
Influences on the future of specialty films

In this latest bulletin, Smithers Pira assesses the key influences on the future of the specialty films market.

Read more
How important is print in today’s society?
Posted on 28 Aug 2014
How important is print in today’s society?

For years now people have been telling me that we will become a paperless society.

Read more
The global population will hit eight billion by 2025
Posted on 28 Aug 2014
The global population will hit eight billion by 2025

Euromonitor International Special Report

Read more
Filling tummies and helping minds grow
Posted on 28 Aug 2014
Filling tummies and helping minds grow

The relationship between Papersmith & Son and Joint Aid Management South Africa (JAM SA) dates back to 2009 and is stronger than ever!

Read more
Muller Martini at the World Publishing Expo in Amsterdam
Posted on 28 Aug 2014
Muller Martini at the World Publishing Expo in Amsterdam

Muller Martini to unveil the highly flexible and cost-effective NewsGrip F conveyor at the World Publishing Expo (October 13 to 15) in Amsterdam.

Read more
Ronnie Cox Graphic Supplies launches blockless hot foiling
Posted on 28 Aug 2014
Ronnie Cox Graphic Supplies launches blockless hot foiling

Hot foiling has always been a time-consuming and costly process requiring a foiling block and skilled operators.

Read more
Zetes’ Showcases Packaging and Logistics Execution Suites at Propak Cape
Posted on 28 Aug 2014
Zetes’ Showcases Packaging and Logistics Execution Suites at Propak Cape

The company will showcase its ZetesAtlas and ZetesMedea solutions to the delegates attending the event.

Read more
GSW wins Best Mega Stand at Fespa Africa 2014
Posted on 28 Aug 2014
GSW wins Best Mega Stand at Fespa Africa 2014

The competition was tough with so many impressive stands and so Graphix Supply World and Mimaki were especially gratified with their award.

Read more
Heidelberg concludes acquisition of Gallus Holding AG
Posted on 28 Aug 2014
Heidelberg concludes acquisition of Gallus Holding AG

The full acquisition of Gallus Holding AG as resolved by the Management Board of Heidelberg in June 2014 has now been completed.

Read more
Half-year report for Koenig & Bauer (KBA)
Posted on 28 Aug 2014
Half-year report for Koenig & Bauer (KBA)

After six months earnings of the Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) were up significantly on the first quarter and 2013.

Read more
Bringing Packaging to Africa-Propak West Africa
Posted on 14 Aug 2014
Bringing Packaging to Africa-Propak West Africa

Africa as a market is ripe for the explosion in packaging, but it is the newer markets of West Africa which are expected to show the greatest levels of growth.

Read more
Muller Martini services Heidelberg finishing systems
Posted on 13 Aug 2014
 Muller Martini services Heidelberg finishing systems

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and Muller Martini have reached an agreement on the transfer of Heidelberg’s service business for saddle stitchers and perfect binders.

Read more
Tetra Pak invests €65 million in upgraded Brazilian plant
Posted on 13 Aug 2014
Tetra Pak invests €65 million in upgraded Brazilian plant

‘The upgrade started in 2012,’ said Penny Ntuli, communications director for Tetra Pak, sub-Sahara Africa.

Read more
Ricoh SA launches MDS division
Posted on 13 Aug 2014
Ricoh SA launches MDS division

Ricoh SA has launched its managed document services (MDS) division locally as it accelerates its shift to a services business model as a key growth strategy.

Read more
Improve productivity with Konica Minolta South Africa’s bizhub PRESS
Posted on 13 Aug 2014
Improve productivity with Konica Minolta South Africa’s bizhub PRESS

Konica Minolta South Africa has launched the new bizhub PRESS C1100 series, which is ideally placed to create new sources of revenue for customers, and maximise uptime and print orders.

Read more
New standby function on Heidelberg sheetfed presses boosts efficiency
Posted on 13 Aug 2014
New standby function on Heidelberg sheetfed presses boosts efficiency

This enables the press to be switched to an energy-saving mode that significantly reduces carbon-dioxide emissions.

Read more
Bytes Document Solutions hosts 2nd Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge
Posted on 13 Aug 2014
Bytes Document Solutions hosts 2nd Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge

Bytes Document Solutions hosted the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge for the second time on 16 July, at the Johannesburg Country Club’s Woodmead Golf Course.

Read more
Used Equipment - Who can you trust?
Posted on 13 Aug 2014
Used Equipment - Who can you trust?

The Used Equipment market for printing and associated machinery in the Printing Industry is once again experiencing a dramatic increase in demand.

Read more
The 5 P’s of Business
Posted on 13 Aug 2014
The 5 P’s of Business

There are five primary aspects to the structure of a company which determine its longevity.

Read more
Paper - part of a sustainable development strategy
Posted on 13 Aug 2014
Paper - part of a sustainable development strategy

Paper is, and has been, part of society and economic activity for a long time.

Read more
Europe´s best digital production tools
Posted on 25 Jul 2014
Europe´s best digital production tools

The European Digital Press (EDP) Association has announced the winners of its eighth EDP Awards.

Read more
The Rise and Rise of Flexo
Posted on 25 Jul 2014
The Rise and Rise of Flexo

For 35 or so years we have witnessed the incredible improvements in the quality of flexo printing.

Read more
Branding: A Commitment Not (just) Marketing
Posted on 25 Jul 2014
Branding: A Commitment Not (just) Marketing

When I speak to different marketers, I have realised that there are various definitions of branding depending on the point they are conveying.

Read more
Advanced Machinery makes its mark
Posted on 25 Jul 2014
Advanced Machinery makes its mark

Advanced Machinery in Jet Park offers the market both options according to the needs, specifications and preferences of the customer.

Read more
Antalis South Africa sells grand format LED printer with cool curing!
Posted on 25 Jul 2014
Antalis South Africa sells grand format LED printer with cool curing!

Antalis South Africa is pleased to announce that Beith Digital, has purchased an Efi VUTEkGS3250LXr Pro, which is a LED roll-to-roll printer.

Read more
Ricoh SA hosts Freedom to Operate
Posted on 25 Jul 2014
Ricoh SA hosts Freedom to Operate

Ricoh SA is hosting Freedom to Operate at three major venues across South Africa in August and September.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa crowned top global performer for eighth time
Posted on 25 Jul 2014
Konica Minolta South Africa crowned top global performer for eighth time

Konica Minolta South Africa has once again been named as the international Konica Minolta Distributor of the Year

Read more
A memorable Interpack: a great future for the packaging industry!
Posted on 25 Jul 2014
A memorable Interpack:  a great future for the packaging industry!

By Thomas L Schneider (CPP), President of the World Packaging Organisation

Read more
Two Esko innovations to receive 2014 InterTech Technology Awards
Posted on 23 Jul 2014
Two Esko innovations to receive 2014 InterTech Technology Awards

Esko has announced that Esko Full HD Flexo platemaking system and Esko Equinox.

Read more
First Fespa Africa Expo established as a world class exhibition
Posted on 23 Jul 2014
First Fespa Africa Expo established as a world class exhibition

The next FESPA Africa will take place from 22-24 July 2015 at Gallagher Convention Centre

Read more
The GAPP Awards The Pinnacle of Excellence
Posted on 10 Jul 2014
The GAPP Awards The Pinnacle of Excellence

Sentient Publishing has decided to launch The GAPP Awards to address its core markets of Graphics, Advertising, Print and Packaging.

Read more
What is packaging’s role as the world moves to online shopping?
Posted on 03 Jul 2014
What is packaging’s role as the world  moves to online shopping?

Paul Jenkins co-founder of packaging innovation consultancy ThePackHub finds out more.

Read more
What do your customers really want from you?
Posted on 10 Jul 2014
What do your customers really want from you?

In reality, the only way to find out is to ask them. But that takes time and it takes money, and let’s face it – we are all short of both.

Read more
New Managing Director for Heidelberg Southern Africa
Posted on 10 Jul 2014
New Managing Director for Heidelberg Southern Africa

Heidelberg Graphic Systems Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce that Ryan Miles will be joining the company as Managing Director Designate from 01 August 2014.

Read more
Worldwide launch of Xerox Versant 2100 at Fespa Africa
Posted on 09 Jul 2014
Worldwide launch of Xerox Versant 2100 at Fespa Africa

On the first day of Fespa Africa, Bytes Document Solutions in conjuction with Xerox held the worldwide launch of the new Xerox Versant 2100 high-quality digital colour press.

Read more
Kodak Flexcel NX System Available for Corrugated Packaging Applications
Posted on 09 Jul 2014
Kodak Flexcel NX System Available for Corrugated Packaging Applications

Kodak has commercially released new extensions to its Kodak Flexcel NX System.

Read more
EFI’s First Annual EMEA Conference to Learn Breadth of Portfolio
Posted on 09 Jul 2014
EFI’s First Annual EMEA Conference to Learn Breadth of Portfolio

On June 4, 5 and 6, 2014 30 EFI resellers from EMEA gathered in Gladbeck (Germany) to get hands-on experience with EFI productivity software.

Read more
AfriStar Packaging Awards closing date extended
Posted on 09 Jul 2014
AfriStar Packaging Awards closing date extended

The closing date for the AfriStar Packaging Awards has been extended giving more time to get packaging entered.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa upskills and empowers
Posted on 09 Jul 2014
Konica Minolta South Africa upskills and empowers

We are dedicated to helping alleviate unemployment and upskill those who were previously disadvantaged

Read more
Canon launches ImagePress C800 at Fespa Africa
Posted on 09 Jul 2014
Canon launches ImagePress C800 at Fespa Africa

Canon used Fespa Africa as the first opportunity to show the ImagePress C800 outside of Europe.

Read more
The importance of POPI to IDM
Posted on 26 Jun 2014
The importance of POPI to IDM

There are eight principles enshrined in the law, most of which have exceptions and exemptions.

Read more
Making its mark
Posted on 25 Jun 2014
Making its mark

Barkev is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is on target according to its strategic plan.

Read more
The right product to meet your needs
Posted on 25 Jun 2014
The right product to meet your needs

Fujifilm has offered the distribution of its printing plates to Kemtek Imaging Systems Holdings Ltd.

Read more
What do your customers really want from you?
Posted on 25 Jun 2014
What do your customers really want from you?

Are you asking the right questions to uncover their real needs and wants from you as their supplier?

Read more
Be inspired by the Fespa Africa Education Programme
Posted on 24 Jun 2014
Be inspired by the Fespa Africa Education Programme

FESPA Africa will be a hive of inspirational activity 2-4 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre.

Read more
WorldStar Packaging Awards 2015 open for entries
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
WorldStar Packaging Awards 2015 open for entries

The judging process will be held in Sri Lanka, during the week commencing 17 November 2014.

Read more
Press Products showcase at FESPA 2014
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
Press Products showcase at FESPA 2014

FESPA 2014 is the ideal opportunity to announce its latest exciting partnership.

Read more
Mimaki Europe Goes Wild With Wide Format at FESPA Africa 2014
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
Mimaki Europe Goes Wild With Wide Format at FESPA Africa 2014

Mimaki is supporting exciting growth opportunities in the African region.

Read more
Antalis SA distributor for UPM Raflatac
Posted on 16 Jun 2014
Antalis SA distributor for UPM Raflatac

Raflatac is a global operator with sales operations in 67 countries and production in 17 countries.

Read more
Ricoh SA donates R50 000 to Dutch Cairo-to-Cape cyclist
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
Ricoh SA donates R50 000 to Dutch Cairo-to-Cape cyclist

Ricoh SA has sponsored a Dutch cyclist R50 000 following the completion of his bicycle ride.

Read more
Paarl Media Group diversifies with new tissue plant
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
Paarl Media Group diversifies with new tissue plant

The Paarl Media Group has acquired a tissue plant in KwaZulu-Natal.

Read more
First Kodak Prosper 6000C Press Beta Installation
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
First Kodak Prosper 6000C Press Beta Installation

Kodak and Japs-Olson have announced the first installation of the new Kodak Prosper 6000C Press.

Read more
Digilogix wins Bytes Document Solutions ‘Concessionaire of the Year’ award
Posted on 20 Jun 2014
Digilogix wins Bytes Document Solutions ‘Concessionaire of the Year’ award

Bytes Document Solutions celebrates its golden jubilee in 2014.

Read more
Antalis to showcase now and the future at FESPA
Posted on 13 Jun 2014
Antalis to showcase now and the future at FESPA

Antalis has a responsibility to its customers to provide them with the most cost-effective products.

Read more
Agfa and Thunderbolt Strategic alliance
Posted on 10 Jun 2014
Agfa and Thunderbolt Strategic alliance

The agreement will take effect from 1 October 2014.

Read more
Brazil 2014 Kicks off with Trucard
Posted on 09 Jun 2014
Brazil 2014 Kicks off with Trucard

Trucard is distributed in South Africa exclusively by Papersmith & Son.

Read more
Nampak wins international WorldStar Awards
Posted on 09 Jun 2014
Nampak wins international WorldStar Awards

Innovation and differentiation are elements in staying ahead in the competitive packaging industry.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa launches bizhub PRO and PRESS C1060/C1070 series
Posted on 09 Jun 2014
Konica Minolta South Africa launches bizhub PRO and PRESS C1060/C1070 series

This new series of digital presses features high-quality and high-accuracy finishes.

Read more
A powerful trio: KBA Rapida 105 and M80 folder from MBO
Posted on 09 Jun 2014
A powerful trio: KBA Rapida 105 and M80 folder from MBO

KBA and its co-operation partner MBO will be manning a stand.

Read more
Heidelberg Info Days for packaging printing
Posted on 09 Jun 2014
Heidelberg Info Days for packaging printing

The die cutter provides feed register accuracy and stable sheet travel at maximum speeds.

Read more
Bytes Document Solutions supports dog shelter
Posted on 09 Jun 2014
Bytes Document Solutions supports dog shelter

Barking Mad Dogtown was the animal-welfare organisation chosen as the deserving recipient.

Read more
Universities Role in Developing Human Capital in the Printing Industry
Posted on 06 Jun 2014
Universities Role in Developing Human Capital in the Printing Industry

There are potential benefits from strategic alliances between educational institutions and industry.

Read more
Changes at Thunderbolt-New focus for an evolving market
Posted on 06 Jun 2014
Changes at Thunderbolt-New focus for an evolving market

On April 1 2014, it will be 15 years since Thunderbolt Solutions was founded by Peter van der Walt.

Read more
Fine-tuning of doctor blade use in changing printing processes
Posted on 06 Jun 2014
 Fine-tuning of doctor blade use in changing printing processes

As markets evolve and customer requirements change, printing processes adapt and develop.

Read more
Ricoh’s Clickable Paper wins EDP award for innovation
Posted on 30 May 2014
Ricoh’s Clickable Paper wins EDP award for innovation

Ricoh’s Clickable Paper has been awarded the accolade of Best Valuable Innovation.

Read more
Remote Monitoring and Customised Cost Reduction
Posted on 30 May 2014
 Remote Monitoring and Customised Cost Reduction

Managed Print Services allow businesses the advantage of increasing efficiencies while reducing cost

Read more
INX Digital expands its Evolve portfolio with new inkjet printers
Posted on 30 May 2014
INX Digital expands its Evolve portfolio with new inkjet printers

INX Digital has expanded its portfolio of highly-specialised printing systems.

Read more
Successful interpack 2014 for KBA Group
Posted on 30 May 2014
Successful interpack 2014 for KBA Group

This show presence at interpack encouraged the KBA companies involved to exchange ideas.

Read more
Agfa Graphics adds automation and payment options to Asanti StoreFront
Posted on 30 May 2014
Agfa Graphics adds automation and payment options to Asanti StoreFront

Asanti StoreFront was designed for Sign & Display printing companies

Read more
Thinking smart to Increase productivity
Posted on 30 May 2014
Thinking smart to Increase productivity

Packaging printers and commercial printers are both bound by high board and paper prices.

Read more
Creating opportunities for township printing
Posted on 27 May 2014
Creating opportunities for township printing

A vast portion of South Africans have not been exposed to the services of the printing industry.

Read more
Current challenges facing packaging designers
Posted on 27 May 2014
Current challenges facing packaging designers

Packaging is everywhere, almost everything we use in modern society comes in some form of packaging.

Read more
The importance of market research and trends
Posted on 27 May 2014
The importance of market research and trends

If the print industry is to survive in digital age we need to know the trends and areas of growth.

Read more
Three Agfa Graphics products rewarded by EDP
Posted on 23 May 2014
Three Agfa Graphics products rewarded by EDP

Accolades were presented to the winners of the EDP Awards at FESPA Digital.

Read more
Esko’s Kongsberg C Cuts Through Competition to win EDP Award
Posted on 23 May 2014
Esko’s Kongsberg C Cuts Through Competition to win EDP Award

Esko Kongsberg C provides the highest versatility for all sign, display and packaging applications.

Read more
Esko extends its Kongsberg finishing product line
Posted on 23 May 2014
Esko extends its Kongsberg finishing product line

The Esko Kongsberg V series is available in two standard configurations

Read more
Inca Digital Excellence Awards 2014
Posted on 23 May 2014
Inca Digital Excellence Awards 2014

The winners of the Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAs) 2014 were announced during FESPA

Read more
Mimaki Honored with Two EDP Awards at FESPA Digital 2014
Posted on 23 May 2014
Mimaki Honored with Two EDP Awards at FESPA Digital 2014

The JFX200-2513 was shown for the first time at Viscom Dusseldorf 2013.

Read more
Screen Truepress digital label press wins EDP Award
Posted on 23 May 2014
Screen Truepress digital label press wins EDP Award

The innovative inkjet printing system prints widths up to 322mm

Read more
New Anapurna M2050i provides a best-in-segment quality-productivity-price ratio
Posted on 20 May 2014
New Anapurna M2050i provides a best-in-segment quality-productivity-price ratio

Agfa Graphics will present the Anapurna M2050i at FESPA Digital 2014.

Read more
The Lion Park chooses Epson to print special moments
Posted on 20 May 2014
The Lion Park chooses Epson to print special moments

The new Photographic Centre will allow visitors to print photos and photo books onsite.

Read more
Koenig & Bauer (KBA) first-quarter report
Posted on 20 May 2014
Koenig & Bauer (KBA) first-quarter report

A slide of nearly 20 percent in domestic sales raised the export level from to 79.3 percent year-over-year.

Read more
First Mimaki JFX200 sale made within minutes of Sign & Digital UK debut
Posted on 20 May 2014
First Mimaki JFX200 sale made within minutes of Sign & Digital UK debut

Mimaki has announced the first worldwide sale of its newly-launched Mimaki JFX200-2513

Read more
Kanhym Estates slashes R480 000 off print costs using Ricoh document workflow
Posted on 20 May 2014
Kanhym Estates slashes R480 000 off print costs using Ricoh document workflow

Kanhym Estates was printing more than four million documents annually.

Read more
Heidelberg achieves results target: € 4 million net profit for year
Posted on 20 May 2014
Heidelberg achieves results target: € 4 million net profit for year

This means the company has achieved its key target for the financial year just closed.

Read more
New mineral oil-free ink from Sunjet and Xaar for food packaging
Posted on 20 May 2014
New mineral oil-free ink from Sunjet and Xaar for food packaging

The IK822 MOF ink has been developed to meet Coding and Marking requirements.

Read more
The path of succession at Printing SA
Posted on 14 May 2014
The path of succession at Printing SA

Printing SA is tasked with the role of collective bargaining when it comes to salary negotiations.

Read more
Institute of Packaging Focus on Education
Posted on 14 May 2014
Institute of Packaging Focus on Education

Industry-based education is a central focal point of the Institute of Packaging.

Read more
Compromise. What role does it play in the sales cycle?
Posted on 14 May 2014
Compromise. What role does it play in the sales cycle?

This may appear an alien concept to many readers

Read more
Supply Chain Risk: The elephant in the room?
Posted on 06 May 2014
Supply Chain Risk: The elephant in the room?

Most supply chain networks have a truly extended and multinational character

Read more
FOEX Announces New PIX Subscription
Posted on 06 May 2014
FOEX Announces New PIX Subscription

A subscription will be required to access the PIX Pulp & Paper indices

Read more
Xeikon to show innovative wall-coverings at FESPA Digital 2014
Posted on 06 May 2014
Xeikon to show innovative wall-coverings at FESPA Digital 2014

Xeikon will use FESPA Digital 2014 as the official launch pad for its Document Suites

Read more
Xeikon employees run for charity
Posted on 06 May 2014
Xeikon employees run for charity

44 Xeikon employees participated in the event, each person running a distance

Read more
Ricoh’s Clickable Paper provides a mobile, interactive experience
Posted on 06 May 2014
Ricoh’s Clickable Paper provides a mobile, interactive experience

Ricoh has released Clickable Paper in South Africa.

Read more
Kemtek and Fujifilm SA sign landmark supply agreement
Posted on 06 May 2014
Kemtek and Fujifilm SA sign landmark supply agreement

Kemtek currently enjoys an approximate 50 percent market share position

Read more
New-generation CombiStar boosts energy efficiency by up to 50 percent
Posted on 06 May 2014
New-generation CombiStar boosts energy efficiency by up to 50 percent

Units such as the CombiStar are the third-highest consumer of electricity

Read more
Agfa Graphics shows how to integrate print into manufacturing
Posted on 06 May 2014
Agfa Graphics shows how to integrate print into manufacturing

The first ever InPrint show, targeted at industrial printing, took place in Hannover, Germany

Read more
Agfa Graphics next generation wide-format printersat FESPA Digital 2014
Posted on 25 Apr 2014
Agfa Graphics next generation wide-format printersat FESPA Digital 2014

Agfa Graphics will show the latest additions to its portfolio.

Read more
KBA appoints experienced restructuring expert to management board
Posted on 25 Apr 2014
KBA appoints experienced restructuring expert to management board

The supervisory board of (KBA) has appointed Dr Andreas Plesske as management board member.

Read more
Cue the celebration spotlight on Mimaki Europe at FESPA Digital 2014
Posted on 25 Apr 2014
Cue the celebration spotlight on Mimaki Europe at FESPA Digital 2014

Mimaki has announced details about its presence at FESPA Digital 2014.

Read more
Ipex Machinery appointed as Southern Africa reseller for Truepress Jet
Posted on 25 Apr 2014
Ipex Machinery appointed as Southern Africa reseller for Truepress Jet

Ipex is an established supplier to the commercial print sector.

Read more
Océ South Africa honours employees with long service awards
Posted on 25 Apr 2014
Océ South Africa honours employees with long service awards

Five members of staff from Océ South Africa had their years of commitment recognised.

Read more
Screen launches Truepress Jet 3200UV HS flat-bed printer
Posted on 25 Apr 2014
Screen launches Truepress Jet 3200UV HS flat-bed printer

The Truepress Jet W3200UV offers an output speed of 150sqm per hour.

Read more
EFI acquires Group Rhapso Printing and Packaging Software Solutions
Posted on 24 Apr 2014
EFI acquires Group Rhapso Printing and Packaging Software Solutions

EFI has announced that it has acquired Group Rhapso S.A.

Read more
IDC names Ricoh top high-speed inkjet placement vendor six years running
Posted on 24 Apr 2014
IDC names Ricoh top high-speed inkjet placement vendor six years running

IDC has named Ricoh as the unrivalled leader in the high-speed inkjet continuous feed market.

Read more
Ezee Products and Finishing Tools
Posted on 24 Apr 2014
Ezee Products and Finishing Tools

Ezee Products and Finishing Tools develops and engineers South African finishing tools.

Read more
SA ad campaign strikes evocative political pose
Posted on 15 Apr 2014
SA ad campaign strikes evocative political pose

The campaign features caricatures of Julius Malema and Helen Zille happily embracing.

Read more
Onyx Graphics solutions at FESPA Digital
Posted on 15 Apr 2014
Onyx Graphics solutions at FESPA Digital

A seamless colour management system saves time,money and is crucial to success for many companies.

Read more
Print Finishing Processes and Technology
Posted on 15 Apr 2014
Print Finishing Processes and Technology

In recent years there has been a change in the functional definition of print finishing.

Read more
Have your say and become famous
Posted on 15 Apr 2014
Have your say and become famous

Who knows your business or industry sector better than you do?

Read more
Improving Standards Through Management Education
Posted on 15 Apr 2014
Improving Standards Through Management Education

The aim was to have attracted and started both the BMP and the Management Development Programme.

Read more
Nampak goes all-out to keep the Kruger National Park picture perfect
Posted on 15 Apr 2014
Nampak goes all-out to keep the Kruger National Park picture perfect

In 2010, Nampak installed 150 new prototype bins allowing for separation of waste at source.

Read more
Heidelberg presents new series of Stahlfolders BH/CH
Posted on 11 Apr 2014
Heidelberg presents new series of Stahlfolders BH/CH

The new BH/CH machines can be custom-tailored with various options and modules

Read more
GMG Colour leads Fogra ‘Printing the expected – Textile’ Challenge
Posted on 11 Apr 2014
GMG Colour leads Fogra ‘Printing the expected – Textile’ Challenge

GMG has achieved top ranking in Fogra’s recent ‘Printing the expected–Textile!’ proofing challenge

Read more
Evolving technological needs in printing
Posted on 11 Apr 2014
Evolving technological needs in printing

Managed Print Services allows for companies to become better organised

Read more
Xaar launches printhead for advanced manufacturing
Posted on 11 Apr 2014
Xaar launches printhead for advanced manufacturing

Xaar has announced the launch of the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead

Read more
Five hundred trees for Rethabiseng in honour of World Water Day
Posted on 04 Apr 2014
Five hundred trees for Rethabiseng in honour of World Water Day

Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa funded the trees in honour of World Water Day.

Read more
Mimaki pulls the creative card at FESPA Digital 2014
Posted on 04 Apr 2014
Mimaki pulls the creative card at FESPA Digital 2014

Mimaki has announced that it will be exhibiting at FESPA Digital 2014.

Read more
Sappi announces new Chief Financial Officer
Posted on 04 Apr 2014
Sappi announces new Chief Financial Officer

Steve Binnie, the current CFO, will succeed Ralph Boëttger as CEO on 01 July 2014.

Read more
Awards symbolic of environmental and cost considerations
Posted on 04 Apr 2014
Awards symbolic of environmental and cost considerations

Antalis South Africa has been awarded the Outstanding Performance of Workflow Sales in EAMER Region.

Read more
Big bursary boost for supply chain skills development
Posted on 04 Apr 2014
Big bursary boost for supply chain skills development

Rueben Badana started his working career as a sweeper in a manufacturing plant

Read more
Esko solutions on display at Ipex 2014
Posted on 28 Mar 2014
Esko solutions on display at Ipex 2014

Esko put a spotlight on solutions that help operations address the industry’s primary challenges.

Read more
Industry Leaders Say Renaissance of Print Has Already Begun
Posted on 28 Mar 2014
Industry Leaders Say Renaissance of Print Has Already Begun

Print using digital technology such as for direct mail, is on the rise.

Read more
Paarl Media Chooses EFI Monarch to Integrate Its National Operation
Posted on 28 Mar 2014
Paarl Media Chooses EFI Monarch to Integrate Its National Operation

The Paarl Media Group meets the needs of a wide variety of print buyers

Read more
Xeikon dedicated to meet changing needs of packaging market
Posted on 28 Mar 2014
Xeikon dedicated to meet changing needs of packaging market

Xeikon showcased its enhanced Folding Carton Suite at Ipex 2014.

Read more
X-Rite launches free ColorTRUE App for iOS and Android
Posted on 28 Mar 2014
X-Rite launches free ColorTRUE App for iOS and Android

Incorporated has announced the release of ColorTRUE for Apple iOS and Google Android platforms

Read more
Davmark works with Save the Rhino
Posted on 28 Mar 2014
Davmark works with Save the Rhino

The Davmark Group trusts that its contribution to Save the Rhino International will be of assistance

Read more
Equipment – what’s next on the shopping list?
Posted on 27 Mar 2014
Equipment – what’s next on the shopping list?

The print landscape is changing

Read more
The Océ VarioPrint DP line Excellence redesigned in B&W
Posted on 27 Mar 2014
The Océ VarioPrint DP line Excellence redesigned in B&W

Océ South Africa, a leader in digital document management and delivery

Read more
The GAPP Contacts 2014
Posted on 27 Mar 2014
The GAPP Contacts 2014

The GAPP Contacts has become the leading source of information for printers

Read more
Ricoh is number one choice for colour and mono cut sheet press
Posted on 17 Mar 2014
Ricoh is number one choice for colour and mono cut sheet press

Ricoh Europe remains the number one choice for colour for the second full year.

Read more
Paarl Media Salutes Winners of the National Teaching Awards
Posted on 17 Mar 2014
Paarl Media Salutes Winners of the National Teaching Awards

Paarl Media is committed to help improve the levels of education in our country.

Read more
Mimaki employs imagination to bring innovation to InPrint 2014
Posted on 17 Mar 2014
Mimaki employs imagination to bring innovation to InPrint 2014

Mimaki has announced that it will be exhibiting at InPrint.

Read more
Dr Martin Hoyos is new chairman of KBA supervisory board
Posted on 17 Mar 2014
Dr Martin Hoyos is new chairman of KBA supervisory board

The experienced auditor is a former member of the board of directors at KPMG Germany

Read more
Changes in the Executive Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Posted on 17 Mar 2014
Changes in the Executive Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

Changes in the Executive Management Board of Heidelberger

Read more
Screen highlights the versatility of the Truepress Jet W3200UV
Posted on 17 Mar 2014
Screen highlights the versatility of the Truepress Jet W3200UV

The innovative Truepress JetW3200UV flat-bed printer was unveiled at Fespa last year.

Read more
Tetra Pak achieves new environmental targets
Posted on 17 Mar 2014
Tetra Pak achieves new environmental targets

Tetra Pak has made strong progress in 2013 towards its 2020 environmental targets.

Read more
Ricoh at the London Book Fair
Posted on 07 Mar 2014
Ricoh at the London Book Fair

Ricoh will address the challenges and opportunities posed by new technology.

Read more
Kodak Expands Manufacturing of Sonora Plates to Meet Global Demand
Posted on 07 Mar 2014
Kodak Expands Manufacturing of Sonora Plates to Meet Global Demand

Kodak Sonora Process Free Plates offer a combination of advantages.

Read more
Ricoh SA responds to Nando’s NekNomination by helping TLC
Posted on 07 Mar 2014
Ricoh SA responds to Nando’s NekNomination by helping TLC

15 Ricoh SA employees dug a trench for TLC and assisted in laying the water pipe.

Read more
Mike D’Angelo joins Goss as managing director for the Americas
Posted on 07 Mar 2014
Mike D’Angelo joins Goss as managing director for the Americas

Goss expands its portfolio and presence in the packaging and converting sector.

Read more
Jürgen Andresen retires as Esko's Vice President Flexo Business
Posted on 07 Mar 2014
Jürgen Andresen retires as Esko

Jürgen Andresen has retired from his role as Vice President Flexo Business.

Read more
Thunderbolt hosts visitors from MBO
Posted on 06 Mar 2014
Thunderbolt hosts visitors from MBO

Thunderbolt became the local distributor for MBO

Read more
Nampak establishes Nampak Bevcan Nigeria
Posted on 06 Mar 2014
Nampak establishes Nampak Bevcan Nigeria

Bevcan acquires ownership of the Alucan beverage can plant in Agbara, Nigeria

Read more
Kemtek launches first African Centre of Digital Print Excellence
Posted on 06 Mar 2014
Kemtek launches first African Centre of Digital Print Excellence

Kemtek is a prominent industry partner to the leaders in digital printing and finishing excellence.

Read more
Skills Development – Claim your Mandatory Grants
Posted on 06 Mar 2014
Skills Development – Claim your Mandatory Grants

You are all represented by the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) SETA

Read more
The Entrepreneur Within
Posted on 06 Mar 2014
The Entrepreneur Within

Follow the behaviours of successful people to achieve success

Read more
Developments in print; Digital and conventional
Posted on 06 Mar 2014
Developments in print; Digital and conventional

Print is under pressure

Read more
75 years of excellence and innovation for Tunleys
Posted on 03 Mar 2014
75 years of excellence and innovation for Tunleys

Tunleys has a proud record that will be maintained for many years to come.

Read more
Xerox and the Golden Lions join forces again
Posted on 03 Mar 2014
Xerox and the Golden Lions join forces again

Xerox has announced a new three-year title sponsorship agreement with the Golden Lions Rugby Union for the Currie Cup tournament.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa Sows seeds of change
Posted on 03 Mar 2014
Konica Minolta South Africa Sows seeds of change

Konica Minolta South Africa joined members of the rural Blue Disa community to plant 4600 bamboo plants.

Read more
Agfa Graphics solutions for inkjet printing at InPrint 2014
Posted on 03 Mar 2014
Agfa Graphics solutions for inkjet printing at InPrint 2014

Agfa Graphics will be exhibiting at InPrint 2014 in Hannover as a founder sponsor.

Read more
Heinz-Joachim Neubürger leaves Koenig & Bauer supervisory board
Posted on 03 Mar 2014
Heinz-Joachim Neubürger leaves Koenig & Bauer supervisory board

The goals of the programme will not be affected by personnel changes in the supervisory board.

Read more
Can magazines survive in the digital age?
Posted on 21 Feb 2014
Can magazines survive in the digital age?

The move by the Financial Times is just one of the newspapers and magazines moving to digital.

Read more
Research shows a rise in intelligent workers by 2018
Posted on 21 Feb 2014
Research shows a rise in intelligent workers by 2018

Research conducted by Coleman-Parkes, commissioned by Ricoh, indicates that the number of intelligent workers will increase sharply over the next five years.

Read more
Innovations in Printing, Paper and Converting
Posted on 19 Feb 2014
Innovations in Printing, Paper and Converting

PrintPromotion is a non-profit organisation which promotes the printing and paper converting industry by establishing and international network.

Read more
Océ South Africa introduces PlotWave monochrome printing systems
Posted on 19 Feb 2014
Océ South Africa introduces PlotWave monochrome printing systems

Océ South Africa has launched the Océ PlotWave 340 and Océ PlotWave 360 monochrome printing systems

Read more
Epson Joins Mopria Alliance for a Simplified Mobile Printing Experience
Posted on 19 Feb 2014
Epson Joins Mopria Alliance for a Simplified Mobile Printing Experience

The Alliance was formed to bring together the mobile, software and print industries

Read more
Bytes Document Solutions appoints new strategic planning executive
Posted on 18 Feb 2014
Bytes Document Solutions appoints new strategic planning executive

Bytes Document Solutions has appointed Koos Ligtenberg as strategic planning executive.

Read more
Public-private partnership provides a life-line for young learners
Posted on 18 Feb 2014
Public-private partnership provides a life-line for young learners

In 2012 alone, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) distributed 54 million workbooks covering Literacy, Numeracy, Life Skills and First Additional Language to over 26 000 schools across South Africa.

Read more
Heidelberg launches customer campaign at the Print Media Center
Posted on 18 Feb 2014
Heidelberg launches customer campaign at the Print Media Center

During the first half of 2014, Heidelberg will be running a range of fascinating customer events at its Print Media Center (PMC).

Read more
Onyx Graphics announces release of ONYX 11 software
Posted on 18 Feb 2014
Onyx Graphics announces release of ONYX 11 software

Specifically developed to make printing more predictable, ONYX 11 software enables print operators to output jobs accurately and consistently.

Read more
KBA and montex-print ost agree cooperation
Posted on 18 Feb 2014
KBA and montex-print ost agree cooperation

The Radebeul facility of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) has entered into a partnership with montex-print ost druck- und papierverarbeitungs-maschinen gmbh & co. kg in Lindlar near Cologne (montex-print)

Read more
New Jeti Titan S and HS from Agfa Graphics
Posted on 10 Feb 2014
New Jeti Titan S and HS from Agfa Graphics

The Jeti Titan S and HS are ideal for higher volume or fast turnaround jobs.

Read more
Muller Martini at Druckforum (Printing Forum)
Posted on 10 Feb 2014
Muller Martini at Druckforum (Printing Forum)

Muller Martini showed at this year’s Druckforum (Printing Forum) in Filderstadt how graphic arts businesses can position themselves optimally for the future in times of great change.

Read more
Mimaki Delivers Another Innovation at C!Print
Posted on 10 Feb 2014
Mimaki Delivers Another Innovation at C!Print

Mimaki Engineering has announced that it introduced the enhanced version of the JV33 series at C!Print in Lyon, France.

Read more
Kodak set to promote award-winning packaging solutions at PACE
Posted on 10 Feb 2014
Kodak set to promote award-winning packaging solutions at PACE

Kodak has announced that it will be attending this year’s annual Packaging and Converting Executive (PACE) Forum, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, from 12 - 14 February.

Read more
Goss strengthens European service operation
Posted on 10 Feb 2014
Goss strengthens European service operation

Goss International has promoted Rutger Jansen, an executive with extensive company and web offset industry experience

Read more
Heidelberg launches video competition on www.SpeedmasterUnbeatable.com
Posted on 10 Feb 2014
Heidelberg launches video competition on www.SpeedmasterUnbeatable.com

Print shops have from 3 February to 13 April 2014 to enter the video competition

Read more
Papersmith Heading to 20 years and still going strong
Posted on 06 Feb 2014
Papersmith Heading to 20 years and still going strong

‘Sticking to their knitting’, Papersmith and Son has been a niche player in the speciality papers market for nearly two decades.

Read more
How Information and Communications Technology can cut corruption in Emerging Eco
Posted on 05 Feb 2014
How Information and Communications Technology can cut corruption in Emerging Eco

The implementation of information and communications technology (ICT) services and platforms can lower growing corruption levels in emerging economies.

Read more
Paprint – Improving Lives while playing Golf
Posted on 05 Feb 2014
Paprint – Improving Lives while playing Golf

The Printing Industry cares...

Read more
Inspirations of an Icon
Posted on 05 Feb 2014
Inspirations of an Icon

Just like the printing industry, Nelson Mandela loved colour. He consistently expressed how colour impacted on his emotions.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa helps to make Christmas magical
Posted on 03 Feb 2014
Konica Minolta South Africa helps to make Christmas magical

In December, Konica Minolta South Africa donated over 160 Christmas party packs to the young children of the Leeukop Prison Preschool and the Reamogetswe Resource Centre in Muldersdrift.

Read more
New Esko Store for bits, blades and parts opened
Posted on 03 Feb 2014
New Esko Store for bits, blades and parts opened

Reinforcing its leadership position and as the first in the sign and display industry

Read more
Heidelberg expands range of Saphira Eco consumables
Posted on 03 Feb 2014
Heidelberg expands range of Saphira Eco consumables

Heidelberg has been offering a range of particularly eco-friendly consumables - the Saphira Eco prod

Read more
New Granit Three-Knife Trimmer from Muller Martini
Posted on 31 Jan 2014
New Granit Three-Knife Trimmer from Muller Martini

The fully automated equipment has a wide range of applications in softcover and hardcover lines.

Read more
2013 patent tally builds upon Xerox’s innovation heritage
Posted on 31 Jan 2014
2013 patent tally builds upon Xerox’s innovation heritage

Xerox received 1168 U.S. patents in 2013, making it one of the world’s top innovative companies

Read more
Meganews Magazines uses Ricoh technology and wins Swedish award
Posted on 31 Jan 2014
Meganews Magazines uses Ricoh technology and wins Swedish award

‘Through an innovatively designed business model, this company has succeeded in changing the traditional distribution logic of a hard-pressed industry.

Read more
Heidelberg launches new Saphira ink series
Posted on 28 Jan 2014
Heidelberg launches new Saphira ink series

The new ink series, available as Saphira Ink Low Energy UV 100 and 400, is ideal for printing on paper, card/board, and non-absorbent materials.

Read more
Ricoh is a Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporation 10 years running
Posted on 28 Jan 2014
Ricoh is a Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporation 10 years running

Ricoh has again been rated one of Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world.

Read more
Mining Qualifications Authority spreads the word via a Z-CARD
Posted on 28 Jan 2014
Mining Qualifications Authority spreads the word via a Z-CARD

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) has selected a square-shaped Z-CARD as a unique PocketMedia application in which to communicate with its stakeholders.

Read more
Paarl Coldset and PrintHouseService in close collaboration
Posted on 28 Jan 2014
Paarl Coldset and PrintHouseService in close collaboration

The specialists from KBA subsidiary PrintHouseService (PHS) worked together with technicians from Paarl Coldset in South Africa to get a disused manroland Cromoman 50/70 ready for day-to-day production.

Read more
Mimaki to show high quality fabric printing at InPrint 2014
Posted on 28 Jan 2014
Mimaki to show high quality fabric printing at InPrint 2014

A key focus for Mimaki Engineering Co.,Ltd at the InPrint show will be demonstrations of print onto diverse fabrics.

Read more
Océ launches latest automated high-performance workflow and output management
Posted on 23 Jan 2014
Océ launches latest automated high-performance workflow and output management

Océ South Africa, a leader in digital document management and delivery, has announced a new version of Océ PRISMAproduction

Read more
Inca Digital 2014 IDEAs entry deadline approaching
Posted on 20 Jan 2014
Inca Digital 2014 IDEAs entry deadline approaching

Inca Digital is reminding its customers that the deadline is approaching near the end of January 2014

Read more
Ricoh Pro L4100 large-format latex series serves display and sign needs
Posted on 20 Jan 2014
Ricoh Pro L4100 large-format latex series serves display and sign needs

The Ricoh Pro L4100 latex large-format printer series broadens Ricoh's range of production equipment

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa speaks up for children
Posted on 20 Jan 2014
Konica Minolta South Africa speaks up for children

Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa, recently came to the aid of The Talk Shop, a pre-school for children with speech and language development needs

Read more
KBA Personnel change in web press segment
Posted on 20 Jan 2014
KBA Personnel change in web press segment

After more than two years at Koenig & Bauer (KBA) Jens Maul (48) has left the company at his own request as of 1 January 2014.

Read more
Screen’s inkjet presses ‘mean business’ at Ipex
Posted on 20 Jan 2014
Screen’s inkjet presses ‘mean business’ at Ipex

At Ipex Screen will showcase its latest high-end Truepress Jet inkjet presses

Read more
Screen launches Truepress JetW3200UV wide-format printer in Europe
Posted on 20 Jan 2014
Screen launches Truepress JetW3200UV wide-format printer in Europe

Screen Europe has formally launched the new Truepress Jet W3200UV wide-format printer.

Read more
Zanogen Introducing Production Manager
Posted on 20 Jan 2014
Zanogen Introducing Production Manager

Zanogen Industrial Knives & Blades was very happy to announce the appointment of Zolani Mbalula as Production Manager in 2013

Read more
Agfa Graphics presents state-of-the-art 2014 VIP Calendar
Posted on 13 Jan 2014
Agfa Graphics presents state-of-the-art 2014 VIP Calendar

Some calendars are time managers. Others are much more than that.

Read more
Chemosol appointed as Epson Specialist Reseller
Posted on 13 Jan 2014
Chemosol appointed as Epson Specialist Reseller

Epson SA appointed Chemosol as a specialist reseller of its first direct-to-garment T-shirt printer

Read more
Mimaki - Viscom Dusseldorf Draws Visitors
Posted on 10 Jan 2014
Mimaki - Viscom Dusseldorf Draws Visitors

Mimaki has reported a successful exhibit at Viscom Dusseldorf

Read more
Koenig & Bauer Order and sales shortfall strains earnings
Posted on 10 Jan 2014
Koenig & Bauer Order and sales shortfall strains earnings

Koenig & Bauer (KBA) has scaled down its expectations for 2013.

Read more
Will your business be losing money or customers this festive season?
Posted on 29 Nov 2013
Will your business be losing money or customers this festive season?

The Christmas season presents the opportunity for many businesses to boost their profits by a substantial amount.

Read more
Océ launches new ink range for greater colour density and media flexibility
Posted on 29 Nov 2013
Océ launches new ink range for greater colour density and media flexibility

Océ South Africa has launched the Océ Premium Pigment Ink range, for use with the Océ ColorStream 3000 series continuous feed inkjet printers.

Read more
Océ launches Variostream 7170 digital continuous feed printing system
Posted on 19 Nov 2013
Océ launches Variostream 7170 digital continuous feed printing system

Océ, South Africa, a leader in imaging solutions, has launched its toner-based Océ VarioStream 7170.

Read more
Toekomsrus Primary School receives first “biz IT centre” lab
Posted on 19 Nov 2013
Toekomsrus Primary School receives first “biz IT centre” lab

To the great excitement of its students, Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa has sponsored the setup of a complete IT laboratory at Toekomsrus Primary School, situated in the township of Toekomsrus in Randfontein, Johannesburg.

Read more
National Beverage Company celebrates success in Angola
Posted on 14 Nov 2013
National Beverage Company celebrates success in Angola

South African JSE-listed can manufacturer Nampak Bevcan is celebrating its success in Angola that exceeds all prior predictions.

Read more
Heidelberg and Fujifilm join forces in inkjet printing
Posted on 14 Nov 2013
Heidelberg and Fujifilm join forces in inkjet printing

Meeting current and future customer needs remains primary for Fujifilm and Heidelberg as both companies continue to focus their portfolios on market segments with the greatest potential for profitability and growth.

Read more
Komori Sponsors Eco Zone at Ipex 2014
Posted on 12 Nov 2013
Komori Sponsors Eco Zone at Ipex 2014

Informa Exhibitions has announced that Komori Corporation will participate in Ipex 2014 as Sponsor of the Eco Zone.

Read more
Ricoh - a leader in 2013 Magic Quadrant report for Managed Print Services
Posted on 12 Nov 2013
Ricoh - a leader in 2013 Magic Quadrant report for Managed Print Services

Gartner has made Ricoh a leader of its Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide. This is the fourth year in a row Ricoh has achieved this status.

Read more
KBA Sales and earnings targets for 2013 no longer attainable
Posted on 12 Nov 2013
KBA Sales and earnings targets for 2013 no longer attainable

Based on expected results for the third quarter the management board of Koenig & Bauer (KBA) has revised its previous sales and earnings forecast for 2013.

Read more
Papercor Expanding
Posted on 12 Nov 2013
Papercor Expanding

Papercor Holdings and Finwood Papers have announced on the acquisition by Papercor of the Finwood operation in Cape Town.

Read more
KBA Report no. 43 out now
Posted on 11 Nov 2013
KBA Report no. 43 out now

Products, practices, perspectives and innovation- these four words sum up the contents of the latest issue of KBA Report.

Read more
Goss brings high-automation single-wide technology to World Publishing Expo 2013
Posted on 11 Nov 2013
Goss brings high-automation single-wide technology to World Publishing Expo 2013

Launched in May this year, the Goss Magnum Compact press is an evolution of the Community/Magnum press platform.

Read more
Esko to launch new Kongsberg digital finishing platform during 2013 SGIA Expo
Posted on 11 Nov 2013
Esko to launch new Kongsberg digital finishing platform during 2013 SGIA Expo

SGIA will be the venue for the global launch of the new Kongsberg C digital finishing series.

Read more
Epson hosts exhibition in Johannesburg.
Posted on 11 Nov 2013
Epson hosts exhibition in Johannesburg.

Epson South Africa hosted its first large-format commercial and industrial printer exhibition in Johannesburg.

Read more
Carbon neutral certification for Konica Minolta South Africa
Posted on 29 Oct 2013
Carbon neutral certification for Konica Minolta South Africa

In order to achieve a carbon neutral status, an organisation must undergo a three-step process - calculating its greenhouse gas emissions, reducing these emissions and then offsetting the remainder.

Read more
New Tx500-1800B Offers High Quality, Low Cost Textile Printing.
Posted on 24 Oct 2013
New Tx500-1800B Offers High Quality, Low Cost Textile Printing.

Design ensures stable feeding of elastic materials, eco-conscious small lot fabric manufacturing.

Read more
Xerox celebrates 75 years of xerography and simplifying how work gets done.
Posted on 23 Oct 2013
Xerox celebrates 75 years of xerography and simplifying how work gets done.

This humble invention would eventually lead to the formation of the Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and the birth of an industry.

Read more
Anti-Dumping Duty - Hansol Hi-Q Titan Plus gets the thumbs up
Posted on 16 Oct 2013
Anti-Dumping Duty - Hansol Hi-Q Titan Plus gets the thumbs up

The duties are implemented with immediate effect and will run for the provisional period to 14 March 2014, by which time a final determination on this issue going forward will be made by ITAC.

Read more
Customer Retention???
Posted on 16 Oct 2013
Customer Retention???

In today’s tough economic and competitive climate it’s even more important to retain existing customers in order to ensure long-term profitability.

Read more
PRASA reports an increase in paper recycling
Posted on 16 Oct 2013
PRASA reports an increase in paper recycling

The latest statistics from the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) show that 73674 tonnes more paper was collected for recycling in 2012, up from 1 077 641 tonnes in 2011.

Read more
Safety Guidelines when using Chemicals
Posted on 15 Oct 2013
Safety Guidelines when using Chemicals

Together with the many benefits, are the associated risks and hazards that are unavoidable and must be managed to ensure that chemicals do not become a threat.

Read more
Take the pain out of finding a good printer
Posted on 14 Oct 2013
Take the pain out of finding a good printer

The SA Print Directory offers print buyers an easy to use reference guide of printers according to the types of job which are required.

Read more
Murtan Printers
Posted on 11 Oct 2013
Murtan Printers

Document Product Authentication- Unigrams and holograms will cater for all your Documents and Product security. Your brands will be Protected and your Documents cannot be photocopied or reproduced.

Read more
Developments at Heltronic!
Posted on 11 Oct 2013
Developments at Heltronic!

After months of liaising with our web design contact, Heltronic Cape is pleased to announce the launch of their revamped site.

Read more
Trade exhibition: Propak Cape 2014
Posted on 11 Oct 2013
Trade exhibition: Propak Cape 2014

Exhibition space at regional packaging show already over 80% sold

Read more
DTG M-SERIES A HIT
Posted on 11 Oct 2013
DTG M-SERIES A HIT

The latest direct to garment printer from the DTG stable, the M-Series, has been launched to the South African market this year and is proving to be a massive hit with users.

Read more
Alliance and Brausse Taking Africa by Storm
Posted on 11 Oct 2013
Alliance and Brausse Taking Africa by Storm

As the pressure builds on the commercial print market, more and more printers are looking for a means to change and develop their product portfolio.

Read more
Screen broadens flexo/letterpress platesetter range with entry-level PlateRite
Posted on 11 Oct 2013
Screen broadens flexo/letterpress platesetter range with entry-level PlateRite

Screen Europe announces the launch of the PlateRite FX870IIE, a new “entry level” version of its PlateRite FX870II thermal CtP engine specifically designed for print service providers looking to enter the growing sticker and label printing markets.

Read more
Antalis official partners to Loeries!
Posted on 11 Oct 2013
Antalis official partners to Loeries!

In addition to supplying all the paper, Antalis also sponsored a Special Award, ‘The Creative Use of Paper Award’.

Read more
Océ South Africa launches Canon PRISMAprepare version 6.1
Posted on 08 Oct 2013
Océ South Africa launches Canon PRISMAprepare version 6.1

Océ South Africa has announced the launch of PRISMAprepare version 6.1, the company’s latest generation of all-in-one document preparation software.

Read more
DEVELOP SA appoints a formidable managing director
Posted on 01 Oct 2013
DEVELOP SA appoints a formidable managing director

DEVELOP SA appoints a formidable managing director DEVELOP South Africa, a division of the Bidvest Group Limited, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Pillay as managing director.

Read more
Bencis and Gimv-XL’s acquires Xeikon
Posted on 27 Sep 2013
Bencis and Gimv-XL’s acquires Xeikon

With the transaction completed, Xeikon has the capital, the leadership, the products and the customer support in place to expand on innovation and strengthen its role as leading provider of digital printing solutions to customers around the globe.

Read more
Kodak and Bobst team up to Bring New Solutions to the Packaging Industry
Posted on 27 Sep 2013
Kodak and Bobst team up to Bring New Solutions to the Packaging Industry

Bobst is already working on the development of innovative products based on Kodak technology.

Read more
Attracting young graduates to packaging is a challenge
Posted on 27 Sep 2013
Attracting young graduates to packaging is a challenge

According to Fezekile Tshiqi, Nampak’s Group Human Resources Director, ‘Attracting young graduates to the packaging industry is a challenge and an opportunity.

Read more
Ever longer packaging presses also in Europe
Posted on 27 Sep 2013
Ever longer packaging presses also in Europe

Just a few years ago, long sheetfed offset presses were often considered an exclusive domain of American printers.

Read more
Allen Datagraph Systems at Labelexpo Europe 2013
Posted on 27 Sep 2013
Allen Datagraph Systems at Labelexpo Europe 2013

Allen Datagraph exhibited at Labelexpo on the heels of winning two Must See Em awards at PRINT 13 in the US.

Read more
Attracting young graduates to packaging is a challenge
Posted on 18 Sep 2013
Attracting young graduates to packaging is a challenge

“Attracting young graduates to the packaging industry is a challenge and an opportunity,” says Fezekile Tshiqi, Nampak’s Group Human Resources Director.

Read more
Investment Security for Today and Tomorrow
Posted on 16 Sep 2013
Investment Security for Today and Tomorrow

Muller Martini’s services portfolio covers all requirements throughout the life cycle of the equipment, extends the use of a machine, and optimises operating costs and investments in the long term.

Read more
Mimaki opens Turkish Technical Center
Posted on 16 Sep 2013
Mimaki opens Turkish Technical Center

Mimaki has opened the doors of its new technical center in Istanbul, Turkey.

Read more
Goss web offset solution at Labelexpo Europe
Posted on 16 Sep 2013
Goss web offset solution at Labelexpo Europe

Goss International presented the exciting possibilities of the Goss Sunday Vpak web offset press range for label, flexible packaging and folding carton applications on its stand at Labelexpo.

Read more
Enfocus solves the PDF missing font problem with Monotype agreement
Posted on 16 Sep 2013
Enfocus solves the PDF missing font problem with Monotype agreement

Enfocus gives PitStop Pro 12 and PitStop Server 12 sites the option to connect to the new Monotype Baseline platform, a new cloud-based service solution, when missing fonts are detected.

Read more
New EFI and Sharp Alliance for Sharp Pro Series
Posted on 16 Sep 2013
New EFI and Sharp Alliance for Sharp Pro Series

EFI has announced that it has established an agreement with Sharp Corp. to develop versatile, integrated Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) for high-quality production printing.

Read more
Zetes Showcases its Collaborative Supply Chain Solutions
Posted on 16 Sep 2013
Zetes Showcases its Collaborative Supply Chain Solutions

In line with local and international trends, the need for a truly collaborative supply chain that meets current day and future challenges of visibility and traceability across multiple borders is imperative.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa supports HospiceWits
Posted on 12 Sep 2013
Konica Minolta South Africa supports HospiceWits

A big thank you to Konica Minolta South Africa, you have a made a difference in the lives of others.

Read more
Bytes Documents Solutions bolsters colour production printing offering
Posted on 12 Sep 2013
Bytes Documents Solutions bolsters colour production printing offering

Impika technology will help Xerox compete in the industrial, commercial, security, label and packaging printing markets.

Read more
Bordeaux Releases the First Bulk Ink Solution for Epson SureColor S-series Print
Posted on 10 Sep 2013
Bordeaux Releases the First Bulk Ink Solution for Epson SureColor S-series Print

Bordeaux will demonstrate the innovative Smart bulk ink solution with FUZE ECO SC ink on booth 1814 at SGIA Expo, where visitors can see the full spectrum of imaging technologies and applications, from October 23-25 2013.

Read more
OKI introduces ‘in-house, private labelling’ solution
Posted on 09 Sep 2013
OKI introduces ‘in-house, private labelling’ solution

OKI South Africa is introducing a new full-colour digital label printing machine.

Read more
Kodak and Konica Minolta Debut Fully Integrated Workflow at Print ’13
Posted on 09 Sep 2013
Kodak and Konica Minolta Debut Fully Integrated Workflow at Print ’13

The companies showcased three new Kodak Creo Color Servers to drive the new and existing Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS digital presses that are connected to Kodak Prinergy Workflow 6.

Read more
Kodak Emerges as Technology Company Focused on Imaging for Business
Posted on 09 Sep 2013
Kodak Emerges as Technology Company Focused on Imaging for Business

‘We have emerged as a technology company serving imaging for business markets – including packaging, functional printing, graphic communications and professional services,’ said Perez.

Read more
Bytes tees off with first Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge in SA
Posted on 09 Sep 2013
Bytes tees off with first Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge in SA

Bytes Document Solutions (BDS), the authorised Xerox distributor, recently held its first Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge at the Country Club Johannesburg in Woodmead.

Read more
Buck The Trend With Toray’s Waterless Plate Technology
Posted on 09 Sep 2013
Buck The Trend With Toray’s Waterless Plate Technology

Toray demonstrated how customers can buck the general market trend and re-invigorate newspaper printing at the Wan Ifra World Publishing Expo 2013 in Berlin in October.

Read more
Ricoh SA closed new business at Africa Print Expo 2013
Posted on 09 Sep 2013
Ricoh SA closed new business at Africa Print Expo 2013

Ricoh SA’s support for Africa Print Expo 2013 continued this year at the Sandton Convention Centre with the result that the business generated close to 200 leads and confirmed two device sales.

Read more
Boksburg Printers buys Xerox C75 press to boost print-on-demand offering
Posted on 09 Sep 2013
Boksburg Printers buys Xerox C75 press to boost print-on-demand offering

Having been in business for more than 60 years, Boksburg Printers has one-, two- and five-colour litho printing machines, and offers customers cost-effective printing with faster turnaround times.

Read more
Epson to showcase its large format, commercial and industrial printing range
Posted on 06 Sep 2013
Epson to showcase its large format, commercial and industrial printing range

The exhibition takes place at Soli Deo Gloria Boutique Hotel in Northriding, Johannesburg, from 2 – 3 October 2013, between 10:00 and 16:00 daily.

Read more
Mimaki celebrates 25 years of cutting expertise
Posted on 03 Sep 2013
Mimaki celebrates 25 years of cutting expertise

Mimaki recently celebrated 25 years of cutting expertise at FESPA 2013, showcasing a wide range of industry leading cutting solutions for sign and display applications.

Read more
Xerox takes local trade show by storm
Posted on 28 Aug 2013
Xerox takes local trade show by storm

The first sale was that of a Xerox 1000 Digital Production Press to Nyalu Communications in Johannesburg on Wednesday 21 August, the first day of the show.

Read more
Graphix Supply World hosts annual Mimaki dealer conference
Posted on 27 Aug 2013
Graphix Supply World hosts annual Mimaki dealer conference

Guests were treated to a comprehensive and information presentation aimed at educating resellers about the Mimaki brand, new equipment and the future of Mimaki.

Read more
Konica Minolta South Africa helps University of Limpopo increase student product