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New Possibilities With Inkjet Technology

According to Hennie Kruger, Head of Commercial Print at Canon South Africa, today’s customer is demanding. Surrounded by always-on digital devices and bombarded by constant alerts, offers and messages, they expect instantaneous interactions with brands. Just as other forms of marketing have become more personalised and sophisticated, even the humble invoice or bank statement is […]

2021-01-18T08:51:43+02:00Jan 13th, 2021|

A Step-By-Step Guide To Creating Service Culture

John Tschohl of the Service Quality Institute outlines six steps to creating a service culture, and discusses five critical elements for excellent service. Most companies think they are in manufacturing and retail, but remember that you are in the service business. It is a paradigm switch. Amazon is successful because it understands it is a […]

2021-01-18T08:52:31+02:00Jan 12th, 2021|

What Printers Can Do To Make Their Businesses More Resilient And Profitable In 2021

Representatives at Solimar Systems share their thoughts on trends that will shape the print industry in 2021. They offer their advice on what printers can do to make their businesses more resilient, competitive and profitable in the year ahead.   Drew Sprague, President, Mary Ann Rowan, Chief Experience Officer and Jonathan Malone-McGrew, Senior Director of […]

2020-12-07T09:10:34+02:00Dec 2nd, 2020|

Plastic, Ink And Recycling Initiative Achieves New Milestone

Ink has a demonstrably significant impact on the quality of recyclate. Previous use of a standard NC ink system did not deliver the desired results. Decomposition products discolour the regranulate and significantly deteriorate the mechanical and sensory properties. The cross-sector project ‘Recyclate Initiative’, organised by leading companies from the plastic, ink and recycling industries, including […]

2020-12-07T09:10:50+02:00Dec 2nd, 2020|

An Opportunity For Packaging Designers And Brands To Minimise Waste

Consider the tube used to package Pringles crisps. Its design presents considerable difficulties for recycling. The package consists of a metal base and metal tear-off lid, plus a foil laminated cardboard sleeve and a plastic cap. This points to one of the biggest limitations for packaging design: complex packaging  is too hard to separate into […]

2020-11-30T08:59:29+02:00Nov 25th, 2020|

Free Webinar: How To Make Your Digital Print Business A Success

Watch this free webinar hosted by Printing SA on 26 November and be inspired by the panel of experts to thrive, disrupt and elevate digital print. Printers need to focus on marketing to be more customer-centric. Focusing on the experience and information customers have about their digital print services and solutions is key to increasing the bottom […]

2020-11-22T16:11:27+02:00Nov 16th, 2020|

Video: Laminating Tips And Tricks

In this Africa Print Live video, Press Products demonstrate a few tips and tricks when it comes laminating. These include the following: – Glue must face operator. – Avoid getting glue on the rollers. – Tension, heat, speed and pressure can influence the process. Additionally, the type of printing, inks and films chosen can influence […]

2020-11-22T16:11:35+02:00Nov 11th, 2020|

How Does Security Printing Affect The Packaging Industry?

According to John Corrall, Managing Director of Industrial Inkjet (IIJ) Ltd UK and Pieter Le Grange, Manager of IIJ in South Africa, the worlds of security print and packaging are in danger of colliding. Will this be a catastrophe or a fresh beginning? Wikipedia defines security printing as the prevention of forgery, tampering or counterfeiting, […]

2020-11-15T10:49:28+02:00Nov 10th, 2020|

Consumers Pushing For More Sustainable Packaging

Much of the drive to ditch plastics comes from consumer pressure – they are appalled at the damage plastic waste causes. If people choose not to buy a product because of its plastic packaging, sellers have to respond. This is especially urgent in sectors already under threat to change their business models, such as newspaper […]

2020-11-15T10:49:37+02:00Nov 10th, 2020|

Digital Print On Corrugated Is Here To Stay

Nick Kirby, writing for drupa, discusses digital print on corrugated applications, how it has evolved, and how it has challenged analogue methods. My great grandfather, Thomas Kirby, once said, ‘Wisdom lies not in regretting the inevitable but in adapting oneself to the altered condition of things.’ He printed this statement in his publication, ‘Saddlery and Harness’, […]

2020-11-09T08:43:05+02:00Nov 4th, 2020|