fbpx

Free Webinar: Prioritising Wellbeing In The Printing And Packaging Industry

Printing SA, in partnership with Agility and Health Squared, bring you a free webinar on prioritising wellbeing in the printing, signage, packaging and visual communications sectors. During the session, you can ask the experts how to maximise your most valuable asset amidst a crisis: your staff. What we learned from 2020 is that mental wellness is more […]

2021-02-08T08:17:25+02:00Feb 3rd, 2021|

Is The Convergence Of Print Markets Inevitable?

Jean Poncet, writing for drupa, says digital printing has certainly transformed the print world. For a long time, it was restricted to printed documents and photocopying, then inkjet went after the label market first, followed by the narrow width packaging market or ‘small’ format. At the same time, in the world of large and very large […]

2021-01-25T08:47:26+02:00Jan 20th, 2021|

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|

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|

Free Webinar: Unpacking Printing SA’s Benefits And Services To The Industry

Printing SA invites members and non-members to a free session, proudly sponsored by Agility Health, where they unpack the benefits and services the association has to offer those in the printing, packaging, signage and visual communications industry. The session will be moderated by Meggan McCarthy, Editor of Africa Print. This will be an interactive session where attendees can ask questions and get advice. Panellists include: – Abisha Katerere, Printing SA Marketing Manager and B-BBEE Specialist, will give an overview of what Printing SA does for the industry. – Ken [...]

2020-08-26T14:35:08+02:00Aug 26th, 2020|

South African Companies Honoured In WorldStar Packaging Awards

The WorldStar Packaging Awards are organised by the World Packaging Organisation and recognise packages demonstrating advanced packaging technologies and outstanding design. The 2020 awards featured 321 entries from 36 countries, with 214 packages receiving accolades. The following South African companies were honoured: Consol Glass Pty Ltd and Nature’s Own Beverages (Pty) Ltd: The Royal Rhino […]

2020-08-03T08:27:51+02:00Jul 29th, 2020|

Inspiring Clients With Bigger And Bolder Print Solutions

Silas Amos, designer and design strategist, discusses five ways to persuade a client to be bold and innovative with their print. Much of the media I work with is packaging and my clients are typically marketing leaders and brand managers for big brands stocked in retail outlets such as supermarkets. Over the past few years […]

2020-06-15T09:20:16+02:00Jun 10th, 2020|

Printing SA Updates Industry As South Africa Moves Into Lockdown Level 3

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the whole country will be moved to Alert Level 3 on 1 June. With this in mind, Printing SA has announced the latest Covid-19 developments and their impact on the industry. All manufacturing, mining, construction, financial services, professional and business services, information technology, communications, government services, and media services can […]

2020-06-08T08:00:43+02:00Jun 1st, 2020|

Individualised Print Products Offer More Customer Value

According to Knud Wassermann, editor in chief Graphische Revue, to a great extent the future of commercial and publishing printing lies in ‘individualisation’. The data driving this is online and forms the basis for print 4.0. Profound changes in the media landscape had a significant impact on print for advertising and publishing. A large slice […]

2020-05-25T08:13:43+02:00May 19th, 2020|