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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|

Understanding Workflow Problems In A Better Light

According to Solimar Systems, the power of an optimised workflow is the ability to take on more work, push that work through your production processes with minimal interruption or manual intervention, and deliver a quality product to your customers in the shortest time frame possible. The needs of any business changes over time and so […]

2020-10-19T08:41:58+02:00Oct 13th, 2020|

Assessing The Validity In Greenwashing

There ought to be some sort of sliding scale for greenwashing, running from nought to ten, with ten the most honest of claims. Zero would be untruthful or disingenuous sustainability claims and ten would be the justifiable and bulletproof sustainability boasts. That is a start, but what would be good examples of either extreme? Let […]

2020-10-19T08:44:01+02:00Oct 13th, 2020|

Considerations In Food-Contact Packaging And Labelling Inks

Testing, compliancy and drying are just some of the issues to consider when it comes to food contact inks. The food industry is subject to a lot of safety regulations regarding food-contact packaging and labelling. This extends beyond food safe substrates to the inks used in the process. As a packaging or label printing business, you […]

2020-10-12T08:21:19+02:00Oct 6th, 2020|

Make Your Voice Heard On Industry Training Needs And Occupational Qualifications

The free Qualification Scoping webinar is an opportunity for industry stakeholders to have their voices heard regarding the training needs of the various sectors of the industry and, in particular, what jobs need to be developed and recognised as occupational qualifications. Companies in the printing, packaging, signage and visual communications industry who are passionate about training and […]

2020-10-08T11:47:15+02:00Oct 5th, 2020|

Benefits Of Standardising The Evaluation Of Processless Plates

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) technical committee responsible for graphic technology standards is TC130, and within that committee various working groups look at tools for different parts of the industry. Their work ranges from developing data formats such as the PDF-X series and CfX, through to carbon footprinting and process control for different printing methods. […]

2020-10-05T13:47:06+02:00Sep 30th, 2020|