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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|

Free Webinar: Focusing On Print Industry Well-Being During Covid-19

What many business owners, especially in the SMME sector, have quickly come to appreciate is that their greatest asset is their health, as well as that of their employees. The past year has brought into sharp focus that health – both physical and mental – is essential to prosperity. Printing SA felt it necessary to […]

2020-11-09T08:45:10+02:00Nov 3rd, 2020|

Should You Buy A Used Label Printing Machine?

According to Focus Label Machinery, making the best equipment decision involves doing your research, knowing your market, testing your preferred option, doing the maths and investing in the best systems you can afford. For this reason, sourcing a used digital press requires careful consideration. You may have wondered whether the costs of a new press could […]

2020-11-09T08:43:15+02:00Nov 3rd, 2020|

The Need To Cut Waste And Materials In Metal Decoration And Printing

Technology is improving for more efficient and sustainable production. Print plants are opting for automated production management and waste control, even as the range of decorative and design options available to packaging designers expands, particularly for the metal decoration market. Along with book printing, packaging is one of the few areas of print that is […]

2020-11-02T09:20:55+02:00Oct 28th, 2020|

International Print Day Aims To Elevate Print

International Print Day is an annual celebration of the global print industry that provides education through 24 hours of open knowledge sharing on social media. Taking place on 21 October, the day provides participants with access to a wealth of information on global companies, products, and services from the print and integrated marketing community, and serves […]

2020-10-19T08:41:35+02:00Oct 14th, 2020|

Economic Impacts On The Print, Imaging And Document Industry

According to Chris de Beer, Africa Regional manager at Infosource, the recovery of the print, imaging and document industry is complex and long but encouraging. The initial economic impacts of the global pandemic are emerging and the production, direct-to-garment (DTG), and large and wide format sectors are among the many that have taken a hiding. Some […]

2020-10-19T08:41:45+02:00Oct 14th, 2020|