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Printers Can Lead The Industry With Insight, Innovation And Transformational Change

The print industry is faced with enormous structural change ranging from consolidation, an assault from digital media, constant downward price pressures and challenging customer demands. These insights were revealed at the Konica Minolta User Community Prokom Conference 2019, which was held over two days in Valencia, Spain from 5-6 June. It focused on the traits […]

2019-07-05T14:07:42+02:00Jul 2nd, 2019|

Registrations Open For Africa’s Largest Printing Expo

Registrations are open for the Africa Print expo, being held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 11-13 September. The event is co-located with Sign Africa, FESPA Africa, Africa LED and Modern Marketing. The Africa Print event is a platform for visitors to get their fingers on the pulse of this vibrant, ever-evolving industry. The expo […]

2019-06-28T14:56:05+02:00Jun 24th, 2019|

Print Is Not Dying, It Is Simply Evolving

According to Leon Minnie, manager of production print for Konica Minolta South Africa, there is a new sense of optimism among print service providers. The 2018 drupa Global Trends Report found that 91% of printers in 2017 considered their economic state to be good or satisfactory. Despite its obituary having been written many times, print […]

2019-06-24T09:32:47+02:00Jun 20th, 2019|

Putting Print At The Heart Of The Brand Experience

James de Waal, head of Marketing Business Imaging Group, Canon South Africa, discusses the role of graphics in creating seamless brand experiences. Over the last decade, retail brand owners have come to the growing realisation that traditional marketing is no longer enough to increase footfall to their stores and boost sales. Customers now expect immersive […]

2019-06-24T09:32:56+02:00Jun 19th, 2019|

QR Codes Can Unlock Additional Revenue Streams For Publishing Industries

The latest ABC data shows a decline in magazine circulation numbers – this comes as no surprise with numerous popular magazines being shut down in recent times, including Ndalo Media’s Elle and Destiny magazines. With circulation declines surfacing more and more, is there a future for South Africa’s magazine industry? According to Steve Thobela, Novus Print: Executive – South (part of […]

2019-06-14T16:29:20+02:00Jun 12th, 2019|

AI Can Open Up Lucrative New Revenue Streams For Print Businesses

According to Dragana Pavlovic, senior vice president, global development group Xerox, for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to come down to earth, it needs to function at its most basic level and this boils down to automating processes – something the print industry has talked about for some time. The four types of AI Before I discuss […]

2019-06-06T15:43:48+02:00Jun 5th, 2019|

Cross Media Trends Print Providers Need To Be Aware Of

According to Xerox, savvy printers see an opportunity goldmine through cross-media marketing services. In an InfoTrends survey, about 75 percent of respondents indicated they believe that print providers need to become marketing services providers. The reason for this is because in a time when print volumes and margins are under pressure, cross-media marketing provides an opportunity […]

2019-06-06T15:43:58+02:00Jun 5th, 2019|

Trisave Exhibiting Dumor Card Cutter At Africa Print Cape Town Expo

Trisave will showcase its flagship model, the Dumor 8335BSCM multi-card cutter, at the upcoming Africa Print Cape Town Expo from 5-6 June, being hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The applications for cards that can be developed are expansive and include: small (name cards, Lomo cards and hang cards); big (holiday cards, post […]

2019-06-06T15:44:34+02:00May 28th, 2019|

Labels Are An Integral Part Of Doing Business

According to Leon Minnie, manager, production print, at Konica Minolta South Africa, it’s crucial to understand that labels are more than an add-on, or an optional extra for consumer products. Label technology has become one of the mainstays of the contemporary printing industry, with established printing businesses as well as manufacturers investing in label presses […]

2019-06-06T15:44:44+02:00May 28th, 2019|

Key Trends In Label Printing

According to Federico D’Annunzio, product owner, hybrid & label printing, BOBST, the label printing market is worth hundreds of billions of rands and is expected to grow. This is driven in part by changing market dynamics and ever-evolving demands from label customers, with a growing number of stock keeping unit (SKUs), a dramatic reduction in […]

2019-06-06T15:44:53+02:00May 27th, 2019|