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Digitally Printed Surface Decoration Is A Differentiator

According to Ron Gilboa, writing for drupa, for many years a range of industries have been using a variety of printing technologies to create decorative surfaces. From screen, offset and gravure printing, all have been used to create functional and decorative surfaces. In the past decade, we have seen the rise in digital printing. Inkjet […]

2021-02-22T08:54:39+02:00Feb 10th, 2021|

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|

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|

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|