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Keep abreast of the latest happenings, trends, breaking news and much much more.  If it is happening in the Packaging and Print industry in Africa, you can read about it online, on time, at your convenience. 



manroland web and Goss combine, Contiweb separates
Posted on 18 May 2018
manroland web and Goss combine, Contiweb separates

Following extensive discussions and with a view to creating long-term customer support in the web printing market, Goss International and manroland web systems have announced the decision to merge the two complementary businesses.

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You can be a blessing or not - Time will tell which you are
Posted on 18 May 2018
You can be a blessing or not -  Time will tell which you are

“The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, one sometimes forgets which” - James Matthew Barrie

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Mimaki Europe forms a strategic partnership with 3M
Posted on 18 May 2018
Mimaki Europe forms a strategic partnership with 3M

Mimaki Europe has announced that the company’s UCJV Series with LUS-200 inks will carry the 3M MCS Warranty, the most comprehensive finished graphics warranty in the industry.

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Greening Rustenburg with 1072 Trees
Posted on 18 May 2018
Greening Rustenburg with 1072 Trees

Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, donated 40 trees to Kloofview Primary School, Rustenburg.

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Xeikon Wallpaper décor a FESPA eyecatcher at Felix Schoeller
Posted on 18 May 2018
Xeikon Wallpaper décor a FESPA eyecatcher at Felix Schoeller

Demonstrating the large variety in digital printing was the focus for this year’s FESPA in Berlin for the Felix Schoeller Group headquartered in Osnabrück.

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New Fiery DFE for the Xerox Iridesse Production Press
Posted on 18 May 2018
New Fiery DFE for the Xerox Iridesse Production Press

Electronics For Imaging and Xerox Corporation have announced the availability of the Xerox EX-P 6 Print Server Powered by Fiery for the new Xerox Iridesse Production Press, as demonstrated at EFI Connect earlier this year.

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HG Molenaar’s polypropylene fresh milk labels will save dairies a bundle
Posted on 18 May 2018
HG Molenaar’s polypropylene fresh milk labels will save dairies a bundle

HG Molenaar’s Packaging Equipment division is offering GERNEP labellers to reliably wrap high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fresh milk containers in normal polypropylene (PP) labels usually associated with carbonated soft drinks (CSD).

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Stefan Fageräng now leads Tetra Pak Southern Africa
Posted on 18 May 2018
Stefan Fageräng now leads Tetra Pak Southern Africa

Stefan Fageräng has taken over as MD of Tetra Pak Southern Africa in May, 2018 to replace former MD, John Strömblad.

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Agfa Graphics launches hybrid flagship Jeti Tauro H3300 LED
Posted on 18 May 2018
Agfa Graphics launches hybrid flagship Jeti Tauro H3300 LED

Agfa Graphics made a bold move with an immersive booth concept that used virtual reality and interactive sensory experiences to introduce its next-generation inkjet printing solutions.

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Copy Express continues rapid expansion with Xerox
Posted on 16 May 2018
Copy Express continues rapid expansion with Xerox

Copy Express, one of Cape Town’s fastest growing retail printing franchise chains, has added the Xerox Versant 80 to its flagship store.

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X-Rite Partners with DigitalView to Launch ‘How to Print the eXpected’
Posted on 08 May 2018
X-Rite Partners with DigitalView to Launch ‘How to Print the eXpected’

The workshops are designed for print and packaging professionals seeking to build their knowledge of colour management through hands-on training and practical applications.

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Durrant Printing Solutions Making print efficient
Posted on 04 May 2018
Durrant Printing Solutions Making print efficient

For Durrant Printing Solutions in Pretoria printing is all about the efficiency which can be offered to clients.

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The future of Print in the digital workplace
Posted on 04 May 2018
The future of Print in the digital workplace

With technology advancing at an unprecedented pace, the print industry is poised for profound change as we head towards 2025.

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New Groundbreaking Biobased Facility opened in Illinois
Posted on 04 May 2018
New Groundbreaking Biobased Facility opened in Illinois

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Archer Daniels Midland Company ADM) have announced the opening of the world’s first biobased furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) pilot production facility in Decatur, Illinois.

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Heidelberg presents the latest technologies for secure documents
Posted on 04 May 2018
Heidelberg presents the latest technologies for secure documents

What state-of-the-art technologies are available for adding security features to ID documents to make them counterfeit-proof?

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Sidel’s strong commitment in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility
Posted on 04 May 2018
Sidel’s strong commitment in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility

Sidel’s strong commitment in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been independently evaluated by EcoVadis.

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Esko Text Recognition makes text changes in artwork fast, safe and simple
Posted on 04 May 2018
Esko Text Recognition makes text changes in artwork fast, safe and simple

Esko has extended its portfolio of innovative solutions with Text Recognition, a new plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that makes last-minute copy changes to outlined text fast, safe and simple.

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New radio and TV adverts for Plastics SA focus on marine litter
Posted on 04 May 2018
New radio and TV adverts for Plastics SA focus on marine litter

Plastics SA has released a series of new radio and television adverts in which it addresses the issue of plastics litter found in the marine environment.

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Caxton: Not just informing, but uplifting communities
Posted on 04 May 2018
Caxton: Not just informing, but uplifting communities

Caxton’s local newspapers keep their surrounding communities informed about the latest happenings in the area. However the community investment goes so much further than news.

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Tetra Pak to develop paper straws for its portion-size carton packages
Posted on 04 May 2018
Tetra Pak to develop paper straws for its portion-size carton packages

Tetra Pak aims to launch a paper straw suitable for its portion-sized carton packages before the end of the year.

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Friedrich-Koenig medal goes to his great-great-great grandson Claus Bolza-Schüne
Posted on 04 May 2018
Friedrich-Koenig medal goes to his great-great-great grandson Claus Bolza-Schüne

Claus Bolza-Schünemann was honoured with the Friedrich-Koenig medal for his exceptional achievements in press manufacturing. ‚I am deeply honoured to receive this award‘,said Bolza-Schünemann at the award ceremony.

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Are you ready for The GAPP Awards 2018?
Posted on 20 Apr 2018
Are you ready for The GAPP Awards 2018?

Calling for entries and qualified judges for The GAPP Awards 2018. Now is the time to stand out from the crowd and to Celebrate the Pinnacle of Excellence.

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Fashion fabrics present boom opportunity for digital printers
Posted on 20 Apr 2018
Fashion fabrics present boom opportunity for digital printers

Leveraging inkjet technology into the textile industry is presenting an increasingly compelling opportunity for mainstream print equipment and consumable suppliers, according to the latest research from Smithers Pira.

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BOBST builds innovative infrastructure in Lyon
Posted on 20 Apr 2018
BOBST builds innovative infrastructure in Lyon

In September 2018, Bobst Lyon will open its Competence Center at its Bron site near Lyon.

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Canon appoints new President & CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa
Posted on 19 Apr 2018
Canon appoints new President & CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), succeeding Rokus van Iperen Canon EMEA has announcesd Yuichi Ishizuka as the new President & CEO for who is retiring after six years in the role.

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ErgoSoft – simply successful printing!
Posted on 19 Apr 2018
ErgoSoft – simply successful printing!

Based on the successful ErgoSoft RIP Version 15 and the newest product ErgoSoft RIP Sequoia, ErgoSoft focused on the expansion of the colour tools and services for ErgoSoft RIP users during the past few months.

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International Day of the Forests
Posted on 19 Apr 2018
International Day of the Forests

Last month, eight schools in the Knysna, George and Plettenberg Bay region received indigenous shade and fruit trees donated by Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA).

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The successful print campaign that set a CEO strutting out in a Speedo
Posted on 19 Apr 2018
The successful print campaign that set a CEO strutting out in a Speedo

It all began with a challenge at a Tekkie Town conference last year to reach an exceptional target for December 2017 - an ‘absolutely impossible to reach’ target that had the CEO betting that he would walk in a Speedo from one Tekkie Town building to the other if it was reached.

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NUtec launches new website with enhanced functionality
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
NUtec launches new website with enhanced functionality

Leading digital ink manufacturer, NUtec is proud to announce the launch of its new website with enhanced functionality and value-add tools.

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Get to know the newly developed ICCd smart
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
Get to know the newly developed ICCd smart

Manroland web systems offers a wide range of service upgrade solutions to give its customers the possibility to reduce costs and increase quality – both important aspects at the highly competitive market for commercial printers.

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Shell chooses Ricoh as its exclusive managed print services provider
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
Shell chooses Ricoh as its exclusive managed print services provider

Ricoh is now the single source managed print services provider for the Shell Group.

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Esko leads the way in Automation for Sign, Display & Digital Corrugated
Posted on 10 Apr 2018
Esko leads the way in Automation for Sign, Display & Digital Corrugated

The analogue-to-digital transformation is sweeping through the sign, display and corrugated markets as sign providers and corrugated converters look beyond their production equipment to find an automated end-to-end workflow that ensures faster time to market, fewer errors and improved profitability.

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Former print finisher lands Amazon Best Seller status
Posted on 10 Apr 2018
Former print finisher lands Amazon Best Seller status

Following the successful launch of his new book, ‘Against the grain, How I went from factory floor to my own multimillion pound company, (and you could too)’ Graham Harris, Tech-ni-Fold Managing Director has announced his delight after becoming an Amazon Best seller.

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Recycling plastic pouches needs to be easier
Posted on 10 Apr 2018
Recycling plastic pouches needs to be easier

After disposable coffee cups and plastic bottles, pouches could be the next target in the waste reduction landscape, due to the difficulty of recycling these packs, according to GlobalData a leading data and analytics company.

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Esko XPS Crystal receives EFIA 2018 Gold Award for Technical Innovation
Posted on 09 Apr 2018
Esko XPS Crystal receives EFIA 2018 Gold Award for Technical Innovation

Esko has announced that its XPS Crystal flexo plate Exposure Unit has received the prestigious 2018 EFIA Gold Award for Technical Innovation. The EFIA Awards were held at The Vox Centre in Birmingham, UK on Wednesday 14 March.

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Heidelberg optimises financing structure
Posted on 09 Apr 2018
Heidelberg optimises financing structure

Heidelberg has further optimised its financing structure and agreed a new syndicated credit line with improved conditions with its banking group.

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ROTOCON Supports Team Woolworths Rotolabel
Posted on 09 Apr 2018
ROTOCON Supports Team Woolworths Rotolabel

ROTOCON, a provider of consulting and service to South Africa label converters in the narrow web industry once again joined its customer Rotolabel as a co-sponsor of Team Woolworths Rotolabel in the 15th edition of the Absa Cape Epic Race 2018.

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What does print mean to you? Does it have a future
Posted on 06 Apr 2018
What does print mean to you? Does it have a future

The future of print is unclear, not due to a spiralling decline, on the contrary it is rather due to the unparalleled climb in the volume of printed material. This may seem to be a bit of an incongruous statement given the recent history of print when it seemed that print might disappear into the annals of history and be lost to antiquity.

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Global packaging services market to reach $50 billion in 2023
Posted on 06 Apr 2018
Global packaging services market to reach $50 billion in 2023

The introduction of new business models and greater vertical integration will help transform the packaging market according to the latest exclusive strategic research from Smithers Pira.

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Mimaki defines the future of 3D in full-colour
Posted on 06 Apr 2018
Mimaki defines the future of 3D in full-colour

Mimaki has introduced the official campaign of its innovative 3DUJ-553 3D printer. Commercially available since January 2018, the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 3D printer is unique in its colour capabilities, with the ability to produce more than 10 million colours in layers as fine as 20 microns.

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Trelleborg and Thunderbolt host South African roadshows
Posted on 06 Apr 2018
Trelleborg and Thunderbolt host South African roadshows

Trelleborg’s printing solutions operation and Thunderbolt Graphics, the South African distributor for the Vulcan offset blanket brand, will host a series of open days and workshops during April, including one at Thunderbolt’s newly opened facilities in Johannesburg.

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Canon South Africa is doing wonders for carbon reductions and water saving
Posted on 06 Apr 2018
Canon South Africa is doing wonders for carbon reductions and water saving

For the third consecutive year, Canon South Africa has reached it target to offset its carbon footprint by a minimum of 365 tons of CO2e. Now well on its way to becoming a carbon neutral business, Canon South Africa offset over 365 Tons, equalling 19.34 per cent of its carbon emissions, in 2017.

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Koenig & Bauer offers close-up insights into rotary die cutting
Posted on 05 Apr 2018
Koenig & Bauer offers close-up insights into rotary die cutting

Koenig & Bauer invited trade professionals to its Radebeul facility in the second half of March to learn more about the benefits of rotary die-cutting on the Rapida RDC 106 in packaging, label and commercial production.

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Personalised labelling the way of the future
Posted on 05 Apr 2018
Personalised labelling the way of the future

Personalised labelling, or mass personalisation, the trend that sees brand owners and consumers personalise a label with a message or an image, is being driven by innovative suppliers and equipment manufactures in the printing market.

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BirdLife South Africa saves R200k per annum by switching to Ricoh
Posted on 05 Apr 2018
BirdLife South Africa saves R200k per annum by switching to Ricoh

BirdLife South Africa is saving approximately R17 000 every month after replacing its document imaging environment with Ricoh equipment supplied, deployed, and now maintained by Cortez Asset Finance, an Authorised Ricoh Business Partner.

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Marabu at FESPA 2018
Posted on 04 Apr 2018
Marabu at FESPA 2018

Berlin is the venue for the 2018 FESPA trade fair. At stand B30 in hall 1.2, Marabu will be presenting its proven portfolio of inks, plus many new solutions in screen and pad printing for food packaging, operator control panels and glass.

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Heidelberg presents its new digital press – the new Versafire EV
Posted on 04 Apr 2018
Heidelberg presents its new digital press – the new Versafire EV

The enhancement of the new Versafire digital printing generation is fully focused on customer benefit and the market requirements. With the Versafire EV, Heidelberg now offers a truly versatile digital production system, designed for use at entry level as well as by experienced digital printing providers.

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Plastics industry releases results of 2017 International Coastal Clean-Up
Posted on 04 Apr 2018
Plastics industry releases results of 2017 International Coastal Clean-Up

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry and local co-ordinator of the annual International Coastal Clean-Up volunteer efforts, has released the audited results of the biggest pollutants found on our beaches during 2017.

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Quality and customer satisfaction Measured and quantified
Posted on 27 Mar 2018
Quality and customer satisfaction Measured and quantified

In the children’s movie ‘The Incredibles’ the villain states that when everyone is special no-one is special. This is a rather negative way of looking at life, because being special is about more than just being better than everyone else it is about accountability. To quote another movie – Spiderman – ‘with great power comes great responsibility’.

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Fashion fabrics present boom opportunity for digital printers
Posted on 27 Mar 2018
Fashion fabrics present boom opportunity for digital printers

Leveraging inkjet technology into the textile industry is presenting an increasingly compelling opportunity for mainstream print equipment and consumable suppliers, according to the latest research from Smithers Pira.

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Asahi Photoproducts Clean Transfer Technology at Print4All 2018
Posted on 23 Mar 2018
Asahi Photoproducts Clean Transfer Technology at Print4All 2018

Asahi Photoproducts has reported it will be showing its full line of flexographic plate solutions for the packaging industry featuring its Clean Transfer Technology at Print4All 2018 in Milan.

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Ricoh extends inkjet innovation leadership
Posted on 23 Mar 2018
Ricoh extends inkjet innovation leadership

Ricoh South Africa is announcing another step in its journey to be the most innovative inkjet printing company in the world.

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Truepress Jet L350uv series surpasses record of 100 units shipped
Posted on 23 Mar 2018
Truepress Jet L350uv series surpasses record of 100 units shipped

SCREEN Graphic Solutions has announced that cumulative shipments of its Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label printing systems have now passed the 100 unit mark worldwide.

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BOBST ‘20SEVEN-We make it happen’ Open House
Posted on 23 Mar 2018
BOBST ‘20SEVEN-We make it happen’ Open House

The signs that it would be a great event for the flexo printing industry were all there but the huge turnout of Open House visitors greatly exceeded expectations.

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Epson South Africa appoints Bianca Moonsamy as consumer account manager
Posted on 23 Mar 2018
Epson South Africa appoints Bianca Moonsamy as consumer account manager

Epson South Africa has appointed Bianca Moonsamy as its consumer account manager, responsible for managing Epson’s client accounts, as well as Epson’s relationship with its distributors and retailers.

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Koenig & Bauer receives iF Design Award
Posted on 23 Mar 2018
Koenig & Bauer receives iF Design Award

Koenig & Bauer has been named among the winners of this year’s iF Design Award and can thus point proudly to a world-renowned seal of design excellence.

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X-Rite and Pantone Win prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD for second consecutive year
Posted on 20 Mar 2018
X-Rite and Pantone Win prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD for second consecutive year

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC are the winners of this year’s world-renowned iF DESIGN AWARD for its Virtual Light Booth (VLB).

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Canon achieves Fogra PSD accreditation for sheetfed production presses
Posted on 20 Mar 2018
Canon achieves Fogra PSD accreditation for sheetfed production presses

Canon Europe has achieved Fogra PSD (Process Standard Digital) certification conforming to FOGRA51 for the imagePRESS C10000VP series, imagePRESS C850 series and Océ VarioPrint i-series printers at its Customer Experience Center in Venlo, The Netherlands.

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Agfa Graphics launches Adamas, its newest eco-friendly printing plate
Posted on 20 Mar 2018
Agfa Graphics launches Adamas, its newest eco-friendly printing plate

Adamas brings robustness to a whole new level and offers every benefit of chem-free solutions.

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SCREEN receives 2018 Technology Award
Posted on 12 Mar 2018
SCREEN receives 2018 Technology Award

SCREEN Graphic Solutions products have been honoured with a 2018 technology award by the Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology (JSPST).

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Award for personnel policy at Koenig & Bauer
Posted on 12 Mar 2018
Award for personnel policy at Koenig & Bauer

Koenig & Bauer received a coveted first prize for its personnel policy at an award ceremony held in Berlin on 20 February 2018.

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WPO announces winners of Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award
Posted on 12 Mar 2018
WPO announces winners of Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award

‘The Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award was established with the aim of acknowledging and rewarding excellence in all aspects of packaging science, technology, design and application across every country around the world,’

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Trends for 2018 that will shape the future of the print industry
Posted on 08 Mar 2018
Trends for 2018 that will shape  the future of the print industry

Analogue print is set to grow from $659 billion in 2012 to $677 billion in 2022 on the back of packaging growth and increasing demand across Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Retrenchment laws still being broken
Posted on 08 Mar 2018
Retrenchment laws still being broken

Hardly a day goes by when I do not receive calls for help from employees complaining about unfair retrenchment or from employers being taken to the CCMA and Labour Court for unfair dismissal due to operational requirements.

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GMG CoZone 2.2 brings ultra-high resolution to large formats
Posted on 05 Mar 2018
GMG CoZone 2.2 brings ultra-high resolution to large formats

Colour management expert GMG has made its cloud-platform even more powerful for users in Version 2.2. The maximum image resolution has been increased to 7000 pixels and can go even finer.

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Siegwerk and Agfa Graphics enter into strategic alliance
Posted on 05 Mar 2018
Siegwerk and Agfa Graphics enter into strategic alliance

Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, one of the leading international suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, and Agfa Graphics, a leading supplier in prepress offset and inkjet print, have entered into an important strategic alliance for digital packaging inks.

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Trelleborg prepares for Euro CanTech Exhibition
Posted on 05 Mar 2018
Trelleborg prepares for Euro CanTech Exhibition

Visitors to the forthcoming Euro CanTech event - 19 – 21 March, Milan, Italy - will be able to hear about the latest developments from Trelleborg’s printing solutions operation.

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Magic Moments on Felix Schoeller Group Premium Papers at the Winter Olympics
Posted on 02 Mar 2018
Magic Moments on Felix Schoeller Group Premium Papers at the Winter Olympics

The triple triumph in the Biathlon, the incredible figure skating of Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot, Andreas Wellinger’s gold in the ski jump and, last but not least, the unbelievable success story of the German men’s ice hockey team: the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang provided plenty of unforgettable, magic moments.

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Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery celebrates turning 50
Posted on 02 Mar 2018
Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery celebrates turning 50

It was a memorable event where industry partners, exhibitors, suppliers, media, employees both past and present, shareholders and owners joined together at the Expo Centre Clubhouse in Johannesburg to celebrate the 50th birthday of exhibition organiser, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.

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Yili Weikezi milk drink comes alive with augmented reality
Posted on 02 Mar 2018
Yili Weikezi milk drink comes alive with augmented reality

Yili Weikezi milk drink makes a quantum leap in milk packaging with a voiceprint of popular singer Han Lu printed on each milk package, according to a leading data and analytics company GlobalData.

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Xerox named one of World’s Most Ethical companies for 12th year
Posted on 01 Mar 2018
Xerox named one of World’s Most Ethical companies for 12th year

Xerox has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

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Inspiring and engaging Durst Digital Days attracted record attendees
Posted on 01 Mar 2018
Inspiring and engaging Durst Digital Days attracted record attendees

Passionate and positive customer feedback will help shape Durst thinking for future events after record attendances at the ‘inspiring and engaging’ Digital Days at its world headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy, which concluded recently.

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Mimaki Tiger-1800B production-class textile printer raises the bar
Posted on 01 Mar 2018
Mimaki Tiger-1800B production-class textile printer raises the bar

Mimaki has announced that textile and apparel professionals received its Tiger-1800B production-class textile printer warmly during demonstrations at a series of industry trade shows in 2016 and 2017.

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The Conference timetable for Propak East Africa 2018 is launched
Posted on 27 Feb 2018
The Conference timetable for Propak East Africa 2018 is launched

Preparations are in full swing ahead of Propak East Africa 2018. Organisers of the region’s largest exhibition and conference dedicated to the packaging industry have announced the Conference schedule.

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Flint Group Narrow Web Introduces EkoCure XS
Posted on 27 Feb 2018
Flint Group Narrow Web Introduces EkoCure XS

Flint Group is proud to globally launch EkoCure XS – a UV LED ink series with the best adhesion and post shrink performance on shrink substrates, that is also dual-cure, and provides consistent cure at the highest printing speeds.

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Smithers Pira forecasts industrial packaging industry to grow by 3.2% to 2022
Posted on 23 Feb 2018
Smithers Pira forecasts industrial packaging industry to grow by 3.2% to 2022

New analysis from Smithers Pira shows that the industrial printing market will grow steadily across 2017-2022, despite significant evolution of supply chains.

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Packaging’s Ecological Footprint
Posted on 23 Feb 2018
Packaging’s Ecological Footprint

As global retail sales of packaging increased by two per cent in 2016, the environmental damage caused by the ‘make, use, dispose’ economy is of growing concern.

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Ricoh presents broadest portfolio at FESPA 2018
Posted on 22 Feb 2018
Ricoh presents broadest portfolio at FESPA 2018

Ricoh will be using FESPA to highlight how its latest wave of innovations can help print providers profitably expand their services.

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EFI launches new VUTEk HS Presses for high-volume applications
Posted on 22 Feb 2018
EFI launches new VUTEk HS Presses for high-volume applications

Electronics For Imaging announced the addition of the EFI VUTEk HS125 F4 and HS100 F4 inkjet presses for ‘Fast Graphics’ out-of-home applications to its industry leading line-up of hybrid flatbed/roll superwide-format products.

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Remarkable wins for BOBST customers at FlexoStars 2017
Posted on 21 Feb 2018
Remarkable wins for BOBST customers at FlexoStars 2017

The inventor of the revolutionary THQ printing technology took away the Prix de l’Innovation at the competition for the best work in flexographic printing. The jury also gave awards (FlexoStars) to four Bobst Group customers for the quality of their work in the corrugated cardboard category.

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Durst and OMET unveil XJET hybrid printing solution at Durst Digital Days
Posted on 21 Feb 2018
Durst and OMET unveil XJET hybrid printing solution at Durst Digital Days

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, and OMET, manufacturer of printing and converting machines, have strengthened their collaboration with the introduction of the new OMET XJet.

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Summa unveils a new size of its F Series flatbed finishing systems
Posted on 21 Feb 2018
Summa unveils a new size of its F Series flatbed finishing systems

Summa has announced the introduction of its new size of F Series flatbed finishing system, the F1832.

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BOBST AluBond a Breakthrough in High Metal Adhesion
Posted on 20 Feb 2018
BOBST AluBond a Breakthrough in High Metal Adhesion

BOBST has developed an innovative approach to the packaging industry through its vacuum metallizers.

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Koenig & Bauer named one of Germany’s top employers
Posted on 20 Feb 2018
Koenig & Bauer named one of Germany’s top employers

Printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer, landed in 27th place in the latest list and is thus one of the ‘Top National Employers of 2018’.

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EFI Reports Record Revenue for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017
Posted on 20 Feb 2018
EFI Reports Record Revenue for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017

Electronics For Imaging, has announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended 31 December 2017.

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Xeikon celebrates Heimtextil 2018 sales success
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Xeikon celebrates Heimtextil 2018 sales success

The ability of Xeikon’s breakthrough Wall Decoration Suite to support cost effective short run production proved to be strong enough convincer for PPS and K&L Wall Art at this year’s Heimtextil.

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Konica Minolta achieves 30 worldwide installations for AccurioJet KM-1
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Konica Minolta achieves 30 worldwide installations for AccurioJet KM-1

Konica Minolta has revealed important market updates for its AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet digital press, which was commercially launched at drupa in 2016. More than 30 worldwide installations have been achieved, including new ones in Europe for January and February this year.

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Welcoming the new Anapurna H1650i LED
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Welcoming the new Anapurna H1650i LED

The latest addition to the Anapurna LED series – the Anapurna H1650i LED – is a smaller version of the popular and robust Anapurna H2050i LED printer, with which it shares several features and benefits. Like its bigger brother, the new Anapurna prints on rigid and flexible media by means of LED curing, resulting in a lower cost of ownership.

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A new reader survey suggests print investment opportunities
Posted on 13 Feb 2018
A new reader survey suggests print investment opportunities

Digital fatigue is a phrase that keeps cropping up lately in relation to people’s reading habits. I saw it again, most recently, in a global survey conducted by Two Sides, which included South African respondents. And South Africans, it seems, want to buck the trends.

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What Next? Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018
Posted on 13 Feb 2018
What Next? Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

Changing customer preferences, increased mobility, tightening regulation and technological change are reshaping the print industry.

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High Performance Vacuum Metallizing from the BOBST K5 VISION
Posted on 05 Feb 2018
High Performance Vacuum Metallizing from the BOBST K5 VISION

The new BOBST K5 VISION is a compact vacuum metallizer ideal for flexible packaging converters and CPP/PE film producers.

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Koenig & Bauer offers inventory management and batch tracking via smartphone
Posted on 06 Feb 2018
Koenig & Bauer offers inventory management and batch tracking via smartphone

The Rapida LiveApp with its info panel and maintenance manager functionalities has been on the market for around a year. Moving ahead, it is now to be expanded with the so-called ProductionApp as an indispensable assistant in the production environment.

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Mimaki launches new website with focus on endless application possibilities
Posted on 06 Feb 2018
Mimaki launches new website with focus on endless application possibilities

Mimaki has announced the launch of a brand-new Mimaki Europe website.

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OMET: quality and reliability acknowledged all over the world
Posted on 06 Feb 2018
OMET: quality and reliability acknowledged all over the world

It is not about choosing just a supplier, but a real partner whose technology can improve the printer’s business and increase the profits.

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Mondi relaunches IQ as ‘The intelligent Paper Brand’
Posted on 06 Feb 2018
Mondi relaunches IQ as ‘The intelligent Paper Brand’

Mondi, the global packaging and paper Group, gives its office and professional printing paper IQ a brand new look. The IQ brand concept revolves around ‘Intelligence’ and what it means to be an intelligent paper solution, offering the right answer for all needs, from offset to digital printing.

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Muller Martini and Kolbus Set the Strategic Course for The Future
Posted on 05 Feb 2018
Muller Martini and Kolbus Set the Strategic Course for The Future

Muller Martini has taken over the perfect binding and bookline business from Kolbus. This includes also the service and spare parts business for all Kolbus bookbinding systems installed worldwide.

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New EFI MarketDirect Customer Engagement Platform
Posted on 05 Feb 2018
New EFI MarketDirect Customer Engagement Platform

Printing companies, agencies, marketing service providers, educational institutions and small to medium corporations have a new tool to drive integrated customer engagement with EFI MarketDirect from Electronics For Imaging.

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Xerox VersaLink, Android and Near Field Communication (NFC)
Posted on 05 Feb 2018
Xerox VersaLink, Android and Near Field Communication (NFC)

Near field communication (NFC) enables devices to communicate with each other when they are 10 centimetres or closer to each other.

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YOUR PRINTERS MATTER MORE THAN YOU THINK
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
YOUR PRINTERS MATTER MORE THAN YOU THINK

Why the Device Still Matters The most popular Enterprise Matters post in 2017 has been ‘Why the Device Matters,’ which originally published in February. For the past year, the blog has been steadily raising awareness about new ways multifunction printers (MFPs) help us at work. They’ve become ‘workplace assistants’ that manage our documents, rou

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Novus Holdings moves to save water
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
Novus Holdings moves to save water

Novus Holdings, South Africa’s leading commercial printing and manufacturing company based in Cape Town, has taken action to reduce its reliance on municipal water, having spent in excess of R1,7 million on various water-saving initiatives at its Paarl Media Cape division since early 2017. Businesses across the drought-stricken Western Cape have re

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Xeikon Café 2018 introduces Academy
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
Xeikon Café 2018 introduces Academy

The Xeikon Café Exhibition and Conference, scheduled to take place 20-23 March 2018 in Belgium, will feature a range of newly introduced components that will make the event even more relevant, informative and interactive for participants. The 2018 edition will mark the introduction of an educational Academy with technology-driven presentations and

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SA Vinyls Association donates PVC Beach Wheelchair
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
SA Vinyls Association donates PVC Beach Wheelchair

As part of its commitment to the environment and community, the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) recently donated an imported beach wheelchair, made from PVC pipes, to Cross Home Care based in the Gansbaai area, Western Cape., the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) recently donated an imported beach wheelchair, made from PVC pipes

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ICP-ROTO Partners with Toray to convert production to Waterless printing
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
ICP-ROTO Partners with Toray to convert production to Waterless printing

Toray Graphics in the Czech Republic, a leading manufacturer of waterless offset plate technology, has reported that ICP-ROTO Industry Graphic, a commercial printer located in Le Port, Island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, has completely reconfigured its production operation from conventional coldset web to waterless offset.

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Mpumalanga Municipal Councillors learn more about Recycling
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
Mpumalanga Municipal Councillors learn more about Recycling

Forty municipal councillors of the 18 municipalities of the Mpumalanga Province received in-depth training into the recycling of packaging material thanks to a two-day workshop arranged by Packaging SA and hosted at the Plastics SA head office in Midrand recently.

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IIJ targets wallpaper manufacturers at Heimtextil
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
IIJ targets wallpaper manufacturers at Heimtextil

Experts from Industrial Inkjet Ltd met wit major wallpaper manufacturers at Heimtextil to update them on IIJ’s development of a full speed industrial wallpaper-production capability using digital technology.

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Your printers matter more than you think
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Your printers matter more than you think

Most people overlook the humble multifunction printer (MFP), acknowledging its importance to the workday only when it has gone offline.

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Flint Group announces a global price increase for all Packaging Inks products
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Flint Group announces a global price increase for all Packaging Inks products

Increased, incremental cost escalation forces Flint Group to raise the prices of its Packaging Inks products.

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Sappi expands its speciality and packaging paper capacity
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Sappi expands its speciality and packaging paper capacity

Sappi Limited has announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding AG (CPG) for CHF146.5 million (approximately $149 million).

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Xeikon brings future of digital wallpaper production to Heimtextil 2018
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Xeikon brings future of digital wallpaper production to Heimtextil 2018

Xeikon will be bringing its breakthrough Wall Decoration Suite for digital manufacturing of wall decoration applications to Heimtextil, scheduled for 8 to 12 January 2018 in Frankfurt.

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Customers flock to Ricoh’s Art of The New production inkjet showcase
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Customers flock to Ricoh’s Art of The New production inkjet showcase

Ricoh is helping creative print service providers learn how inkjet helps them access new opportunities.

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Koenig & Bauer donates EUR 60 300 to Doctors without Borders
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Koenig & Bauer donates EUR 60 300 to Doctors without Borders

Marking its 200th anniversary, Koenig & Bauer requested guests instead of bringing gifts to make a donation to the global aid organisation Doctors Without Borders / Ärzte ohne Grenzen e.V.

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ARMOR announces inkanto branded thermal transfer ribbons
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
 ARMOR announces inkanto branded thermal transfer ribbons

ARMOR Africa announced a new range of branded thermal transfer ribbons - called inkanto, which will be available in South Africa at the beginning of 2018.

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Growth and opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Growth and opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa

When looking for investment opportunities, global companies have a number of factors which they have to weigh up.

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Digital Signage Market size to exceed $23bn by 2023
Posted on 07 Dec 2017
Digital Signage Market size  to exceed $23bn by 2023

Global Digital Signage Market share is set to grow at 5.2 per cent CAGR from 2016 to 2023 impelled by the rising technological advancements and urbanized infrastructure; according to research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

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Ricoh’s customer experience centre
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Ricoh’s customer experience centre

Workers want innovative technology and digital solutions to help them increase their productivity, according to a study commissioned by Ricoh.

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Africa’s three largest BOP markets By An Hodgson of Euromonitor International
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Africa’s three largest BOP markets By An Hodgson of Euromonitor International

There is no fixed definition of the bottom of the pyramid (BOP), as it contains a mix of incomes, living standards, rural-urban locations, and varying levels of access to goods and services, including education, healthcare and organised financial services.

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Robots in the Printing Industry
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Robots in the Printing Industry

About 10 years ago, a well known and well-liked Johannesburg Printer, since retired, said to me that he dreamt of the day when he could wake up in the morning, go to his Print works, switch on the lights and then …… just press a button and after that everything would be automatic.

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Canon’s imagePRESS C850 series reaches one-year anniversary
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Canon’s imagePRESS C850 series reaches one-year anniversary

Canon Europe has announced that more than 900 devices from the imagePRESS C850 series of production colour presses have been installed in EMEA following its launch a year ago.

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Heidelberg celebrates the world premiere of the Primefire 106
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Heidelberg celebrates the world premiere of the Primefire 106

More than 70 customers from 40 packaging manufacturers from all over Europe took advantage of an opportunity at the beginning of November for an in-depth visit to the packaging printing company Multi Packaging Solutions in Obersulm.

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Scodix starts commercial roll-out of Scodix E106 Digital Enhancement Press
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Scodix starts commercial roll-out of Scodix E106 Digital Enhancement Press

Scodix has announced that the Scodix E106 press will be commercially available from December 2017. The next units are planned to be installed in the EU and USA during Q1 2018.

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Novus Holdings welcomes ITB Manufacturing on board
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
Novus Holdings welcomes ITB Manufacturing on board

In June 2017, the Competition Commission approved the proposed merger between Novus Holdings, a leader in commercial print and manufacturing, and ITB Manufacturing, a private company that manufactures and supplies flexible plastic packaging solutions.

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Esko launches largest digital cutting table for non-stop production
Posted on 21 Nov 2017
Esko launches largest digital cutting table for non-stop production

Esko has launched the Kongsberg C66, a digital finishing table designed for short run production of corrugated applications.

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Imaging of Things - EFI Presents Cutting-edge Applications at InPrint
Posted on 21 Nov 2017
Imaging of Things - EFI Presents Cutting-edge Applications at InPrint

Electronics For Imaging showcased Imaging of Things - inkjet printing applications for display graphics, interior décor and architectural elements, and other industrial applications - at InPrint, 14-16 November, in Munich.

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WPO announces new Executive Board during Board Meeting in Brazil
Posted on 21 Nov 2017
WPO announces new Executive Board during Board Meeting in Brazil

During the seconnd Board Meeting of 2017, on November 7 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the new President of WPO (World Packaging Organization – www.worldpackaging.org), the Australian Pierre Pienaar, elected on May during Interpack, announced his new Executive Board for 2018-2020 term.

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Labelexpo 2017 proves to be a landmark show for Screen
Posted on 17 Nov 2017
Labelexpo 2017 proves to be a landmark show for Screen

Screen’s position as a market leader in labels has been further strengthened by another successful Labelexpo show.

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Hattrick: Three Flexofit Seminars in Africa
Posted on 17 Nov 2017
Hattrick: Three Flexofit Seminars in Africa

With three Flexofit Seminars in Port Louis, Mauritius on 20, Johannesburg, South Africa on 24 and in Windhoek, Namibia on 27 October Flexofit answered an ever-rising demand for professional education in the printing industry in Africa.

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Winning formula for Minuteman Press with Technology from Xerox
Posted on 17 Nov 2017
Winning formula for Minuteman Press with Technology from Xerox

Minuteman Press has created a winning formula based on a successful franchise model, in-depth training and the best technology available.

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Introducing the Scodix Ultra2 Pro Digital Enhancement Press
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Introducing the Scodix Ultra2 Pro Digital Enhancement Press

Scodix has announced the launch of the Scodix Ultra2 Pro Digital Enhancement Press with Foil Station, the ultimate multi material system.

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Heidelberg achieves net profit after taxes for first half of year
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Heidelberg achieves net profit after taxes for first half of year

Heidelberg made further progress in operational and strategic development in the first half of 2017/18.

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Appointment of new Financial Director for Bytes Document Solutions
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Appointment of new Financial Director for Bytes Document Solutions

Bytes Document Solutions (BDS) the largest Xerox distributor in the world has announced the appointment of Vivek Venkatkumar as its new financial director.

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IPEX 2017 exhibitors reflect on its success and plans for the future
Posted on 15 Nov 2017
IPEX 2017 exhibitors reflect on its success and plans for the future

Post IPEX 2017, exhibitors have reflected on the past week at the NEC and their successes at the print industry’s event. Exhibitors which showcased their latest products and technologies have responded with their thoughts on the exhibition and the future of IPEX.

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Novus Holdings reports 13 per cent headline earnings increase
Posted on 15 Nov 2017
Novus Holdings reports 13 per cent headline earnings increase

Novus Holdings has announced a headline earnings increase of 13,3 per cent to R229 million for the six months to September 2017.

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Koenig & Bauer Report No. 51 out now
Posted on 15 Nov 2017
Koenig & Bauer Report No. 51 out now

During the festivities to mark the 200th anniversary of the company in September, the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world also presented its new logo and branding for the future, visually symbolising the strong common umbrella which the parent organisation Koenig & Bauer spans over the group’s activities in many different print markets.

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Carton food and drink packaging is better for you and the environment
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Carton food and drink packaging is better for you and the environment

Carton packs protect food that families need for healthy, happy, well-developed lives as it makes its way from farms to their tables and consumption on the go.

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Heidelberg presents new Speedmaster XL 106-DD rotary die-cutter
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Heidelberg presents new Speedmaster XL 106-DD rotary die-cutter

The in-mould label market is continuously growing globally at around 4.3 per cent, and more than two thirds of the worldwide production is required for food packaging.

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Hamillroad to Sponsor FlexoTech Awards 2017
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Hamillroad to Sponsor FlexoTech Awards 2017

Hamillroad Software, a UK based software company specialising in prepress solutions, has collaborated with FlexoTech to organise a charity raffle at the 2017 International FlexoTech Awards on 23 November, to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

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Xerox Secure Print Feature
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Xerox Secure Print Feature

Secure Print is a super hero: Easier than a cryptogram, more powerful than a snooping co-worker, able to secure data in a single, simple process, it’s a trick!? It’s an illusion!? No! It’s Secure Print!

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Primera Introduces FX500e Foil Imprinting System
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Primera Introduces FX500e Foil Imprinting System

Primera Technology Europe has announced its new FX500e Foil Imprinting System.

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Beith Digital installs an EFI VUTEk Fabri VU Printer
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Beith Digital installs an EFI VUTEk Fabri VU Printer

Electronics for Imaging has reported that Sandton, South Africa-based Beith Digital has established a full soft signage offering for its customers and raised the bar for image quality and productivity with its EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340 printer.

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Flexofit South Africa Seminar Second edition held in Johannesburg
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Flexofit South Africa Seminar Second edition held in Johannesburg

Flexofit GmbH from Germany successfully held its second international Flexofit seminar at O.R. Tambo Intercontinental Airport Hotel in Johannesburg on 24 October 2017.

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Global Packaging Market in 2017 Emerging Markets and Pack Size Variation
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
 Global Packaging Market in 2017 Emerging Markets and Pack Size Variation

Euromonitor International recently completed the full publication of its 2017 Packaging edition, and our latest research affirms a widespread solid performance for packaging in 2016.

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EFI and Xerox Announce Next-Generation Fiery Server for Xerox iGen 5 Press
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
EFI and Xerox Announce Next-Generation Fiery Server for Xerox iGen 5 Press

Electronics For Imaging has announced the availability of a new EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) for the Xerox iGen 5 Press. The Xerox EX-P 5 Print Server Powered by Fiery first made its debut at PRINT 17.

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Polyoak Packaging signs pledge to prevent pellet loss
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Polyoak Packaging signs pledge to prevent pellet loss

Polyoak Packaging has become part of a worldwide drive by plastics leaders to reduce the amount of plastic pellets ending up in rivers and ultimately in the ocean, by signing a pledge to prevent resin pellet, flake and powder loss as part of Plastics SA’s Operation Clean Sweep.

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Mimaki brings 3D printing innovation for its debut at form next 2017
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Mimaki brings 3D printing innovation for its debut at form next 2017

Mimaki has announced that it will be exhibiting for the first time at formnext 2017, the international exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies.

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Kemtek promotion
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
 Kemtek promotion

Johan Faurie has been promoted to head of the conventional division at Kemtek Imaging Systems, overseeing national sales of Fujifilm lithographic consumables, Screen prepress equipment, Komori sheetfed presses and Perfecta guillotine cutting systems.

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Koenig & Bauer Report No. 51 out now
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Koenig & Bauer Report No. 51 out now

During the festivities to mark the 200th anniversary of the company in September, the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world also presented its new logo and branding for the future, visually symbolising the strong common umbrella which the parent organisation Koenig & Bauer spans over the group’s activities in many different print markets.

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Xerox introduces its first cut-sheet inkjet press
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
 Xerox introduces its first cut-sheet inkjet press

According to Info Trends, production colour inkjet print will account for 57 per cent of the total production digital colour page volume by 2019.

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Everything you wanted to know about coatings and more
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Everything you wanted to know about coatings and more

For the seventh time in succession, Heidelberg welcomed printers and production managers from France, Germany, Benelux, Eastern Europe, Austria, and Switzerland to benefit from additional expertise in relation to coating applications. Around 120 attendees came this year to the exclusive four-day learning event, which was held from 15 to 19 Septembe

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Ricoh presents Pro V20000 series compact high-speed inkjet platform
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Ricoh presents Pro V20000 series compact high-speed inkjet platform

Print services providers can profitably produce a wide range of applications, from transactional print such as bills, statements and policy documents to books, direct mail and pharmaceutical leaflets, using Ricoh’s new Pro V20000 series continuous feed inkjet platform.

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Xerox – the partner for growth at Master Print
Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Xerox – the partner for growth at Master Print

Master Print, based in Florida on the West Rand, recently installed a Xerox Versant 80 digital colour production press to replace an ageing Xerox 700 press.

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Polyoak Packaging at Propak Cape
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Polyoak Packaging at Propak Cape

Polyoak Packaging welcomes visitors to its Propak Cape 2017 stand B32, to explore its newly formed Dairypack Cartons division

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Ricoh SA offers a window into the digitalized office of the future
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Ricoh SA offers a window into the digitalized office of the future

Ricoh SA has created a demonstration facility at its new office in Linbro Business Park, Johannesburg, that showcases the deep interconnectivity between its solutions to meet the evolved needs of a rapidly digitalising world.

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Muller Martini wins the 2017 Swiss Industry 4.0 Award
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Muller Martini wins the 2017 Swiss Industry 4.0 Award

Muller Martini had the great honour of being presented with the 2017 Swiss Industry 4.0 Award for its Finishing 4.0 book production line for runs of one copy at the Swiss Industry 4.0 Conference at the TRAFO Culture and Congress Center in Baden.

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Xeikon announces new Xeikon PX2000 UV inkjet digital label press
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Xeikon announces new Xeikon PX2000 UV inkjet digital label press

Only months after the introduction of the Xeikon PX3000 UV inkjet digital label press, Xeikon announced at Label Expo Europe an expansion of its UV inkjet portfolio.

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Felix Schoeller Digital Media exhibits for the first time at SGIA Expo
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Felix Schoeller Digital Media exhibits for the first time at SGIA Expo

The German specialty paper manufacturer will be at this trade fair, showcasing its S-RACE sublimation papers and STYLine nonwoven wallpapers specially developed for digital printing

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Konica Minolta named Industry Group Leader on the Dow Jones SWI
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Konica Minolta named Industry Group Leader on the Dow Jones SWI

Konica Minolta has been announced as the Industry Group Leader in the segment ‘Technology Hardware & Equipment’ of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 2017.

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Economic and demographic trends shape the rigid plastic packaging industry.
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Economic and demographic trends shape the rigid plastic packaging industry.

Economic and demographic trends are key determinants of packaging market growth within any particular country.

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Latest packaging trends on show at Propak Cape 2017
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Latest packaging trends on show at Propak Cape 2017

Packaging in the retail market has become a fascinating marketing tool that has an important role to play in promotion campaigns, in defining the character of new products, and in creating brand identity and shelf impact in all product groups.

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X-Rite and Canon Europe collaborate on Colour Management
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
X-Rite and Canon Europe collaborate on Colour Management

X-Rite Incorporated together with Canon Europe has announced a new version of X-Rite’s i1Process Control colour management solution which is sold with the Canon imagePRESS digital colour presses.

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Koenig & Bauer: Successful anniversary week on the company’s 200th birthday
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
Koenig & Bauer: Successful anniversary week on the company’s 200th birthday

The festive week for the 200th anniversary of Koenig & Bauer AG in Würzburg drew to a close with more than 13 000 visitors at the Open Day on 23 September.

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Trio of new Xerox Versant Presses boosts business growth opportunities
Posted on 17 Oct 2017
Trio of new Xerox Versant Presses boosts business growth opportunities

How can commercial printers and in-plant facilities fuel new levels of automation and business growth?

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Mark Andy digital hybrid offering to be equipped with solution from AVT
Posted on 17 Oct 2017
Mark Andy digital hybrid offering to be equipped with solution from AVT

AVT has been selected by printing press manufacturer Mark Andy to provide print quality and control for its high-end, innovation award winning Digital Series hybrid inkjet label press.

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Propak West Africa 2017 – ‘By all measures, a real success’
Posted on 29 Sep 2017
Propak West Africa 2017 – ‘By all measures, a real success’

Propak West Africa 2017 brought together an enthusiastic packaging and print community, with exhibitors reporting high volumes of quality sales leads from senior industry representatives eager to invest.

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Xeikon announces new Xeikon PX2000 UV inkjet digital label press
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Xeikon announces new Xeikon PX2000 UV inkjet digital label press

Only months after the introduction of the Xeikon PX3000 UV inkjet digital label press, Xeikon has announced an expansion of its UV inkjet portfolio. The Xeikon PX3000 will become available in both a four-colour and five-colour configuration.

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VR Print takes fourth Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ at Labelexpo
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
VR Print takes fourth Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ at Labelexpo

In a deal signed yesterday at Labelexpo, South African label printer, VR Print (Pty), will introduce digital to its production facility in Durban with a new Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ press.

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SCREEN Develops High-performance CtP Systems
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
SCREEN Develops High-performance CtP Systems

SCREEN Graphic Solutions has finalised development of its new PlateRite Ultima 16000N series of thermal plate recorders for plate sizes including up to 16 A4 pages.

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At POLAR, eight young people are starting their working lives
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
At POLAR, eight young people are starting their working lives

On 1 September, eight young people started their training at POLAR-Mohr, entering a new phase in their lives. In the next three-and-a-half years they will be intensively prepared for their professional lives. Three young people will be trained as industrial mechanics, three as mechatronic technicians and two as industrial management assistants.

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Mimaki introduces UCJV300-160 & UCJV150-160
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Mimaki introduces UCJV300-160 & UCJV150-160

Mimaki has announced the launch of the Mimaki UCJV300-160 and UCJV150-160 roll-to-roll UV LED printing and cutting solutions. These two systems add creativity to the production of signs and display graphics, while maintaining Mimaki’s signature affordability and ease of use.

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Hinojosa Transforms Digital Packaging Production with EFI Nozomi C18000 LED-inkj
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Hinojosa Transforms Digital Packaging Production with EFI Nozomi C18000 LED-inkj

Rafael Hinojosa S.A., a technological leader in integrated packaging product development and converting, has reported that it is in successful production using the world’s first EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass ultra-high-speed corrugated packaging press from Electronics For Imaging.

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Trio of new Xerox Versant Presses boosts automation
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Trio of new Xerox Versant Presses boosts automation

How can commercial printers and in-plant facilities fuel new levels of automation and business growth? Higher image quality, greater media latitude and advanced inline finishing capabilities – the calling cards of the new Xerox Versant 180, Versant 180 Performance Package and Versant 3100 Presses.

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Mark Andy digital hybrid offering to be equipped with solution from AVT
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Mark Andy digital hybrid offering to be equipped with solution from AVT

AVT has been selected by printing press manufacturer Mark Andy to provide print quality and control for its high-end, innovation award winning Digital Series hybrid inkjet label press

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The GAPP Awards Sponsors Taking print to great levels
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
The GAPP Awards Sponsors Taking print to great levels

What is the best way to overcome negativity? In the most simplistic terms it is with an equal or greater amount of positivity. And what could be more positive than being lauded and celebrated as a winner.

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Fake News is in the News
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Fake News is in the News

Apple CEO Tim Cook says fake news is ‘Killing people’s minds and tech needs to launch a counter attack’. There has to be a massive campaign, added Cook. The EU’s digital chief has warned Facebook and other social media companies they must take a stronger stance against fake news or face action from Brussels.

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Konica Minolta Launches New EFI Fiery Digital Front Ends for AccurioPress Line-u
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Konica Minolta Launches New EFI Fiery Digital Front Ends for AccurioPress Line-u

Electronics For Imaging and Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe have announced two new EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) designed to drive the AccurioPress line of digital presses from Konica Minolta.

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Canon launches its imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 for professional print quality
Posted on 18 Sep 2017
Canon launches its imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 for professional print quality

Canon Europe has launched its new 12-colour, 1524mm large-format professional inkjet printer to complete the imagePROGRAF PRO series.

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October 2018 - Reserve your seat now for The GAPP Awards!
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
October 2018 - Reserve your seat now for The GAPP Awards!

The date has been set for The GAPP Awards 2018 in Association with Avery Dennison.

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Packaging industry demands new functional and barrier coating solutions
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Packaging industry demands new functional and barrier coating solutions

Global demand for functional and barrier coatings in paper and paperboard applications, is forecast to grow by 4.9 per cent year-on-year to $5.18 billion by 2022.

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Opportunities and Challenges in global economies
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Opportunities and Challenges in global economies

In a white paper entitled Global Economies and Consumers in 2017, Euromonitor International looked at the trends which will influence economic growth through 2017.

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Screen Receives InterTech Technology Award for Truepress Jet520HD and SC Inks
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Screen Receives InterTech Technology Award for Truepress Jet520HD and SC Inks

Screen Americas has been named an award recipient for the Screen Truepress Jet520HD using SC Inks in Printing Industries of America’s (PIA’s) 2017 InterTech Technology Awards.

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Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil Recipient of 2017 InterTech Technology Award
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil Recipient of 2017 InterTech Technology Award

Scodix has announced it is a recipient of a 2017 Printing Industries of America InterTech Technology Award.

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Take a leaf out of Printing SA’s book and donate paper to schools this Arbor Day
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Take a leaf out of Printing SA’s book and donate paper to schools this Arbor Day

Printing and packaging industry body, Printing SA, is celebrating Arbor Day 2017 by challenging all South African companies to donate at least five reams of paper to schools or organisations in need.

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Breadtags For Wheelchairs: Celebrating 10 years of touching lives
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Breadtags For Wheelchairs: Celebrating 10 years of touching lives

The Breadtags for Wheelchairs Project celebrated a decade of touching and improving the lives of handicapped recipients with a tea party that was held in honour of the co-ordinators and collectors in Stellenbosch.

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Quocirca names Ricoh a leader of managed print services for six consecutive year
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Quocirca names Ricoh a leader of managed print services for six consecutive year

Quocirca’s Managed Print Services Landscape 2017 report confirms that Ricoh is a leader for the sixth consecutive year.

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More than 5,6m South Africans see milk offers hope for change
Posted on 06 Sep 2017
More than 5,6m South Africans see milk offers hope for change

Tetra Pak’s annual Milk for Change campaign to raise awareness of the nutritional benefits of long life milk and donate portions of long life milk to children in underprivileged communities in partnership with non-profit Feed SA has already exceeded expectations as the campaign heads into its final 10 days.

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Canon imagePRESS C10000VP Series delivers unrivalled performance
Posted on 06 Sep 2017
Canon imagePRESS C10000VP Series delivers unrivalled performance

Confirming the sale of more than 500 units of the flagship imagePRESS C10000VP Series in EMEA since its official launch in September 2015, Canon Europe reports that customer feedback to date has shown exceptional satisfaction in both the product and the consequent business impact.

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Propak West 2017 – Registration Open
Posted on 06 Sep 2017
Propak West 2017 – Registration Open

Taking place at the Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria from 19 to 21 September 2017, organisers of Propak West Africa 2017 have confirmed this year will be the largest to date.

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Konica Minolta South Africa’s Promise to Plant a Legacy in Madiba’s Footsteps
Posted on 06 Sep 2017
Konica Minolta South Africa’s Promise to Plant a Legacy in Madiba’s Footsteps

In July, Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd., and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), fulfilled the promise to return to Madiba’s place of birth, to plant trees in remembrance of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

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Is Printing really the “Second Oldest Profession?”
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Is Printing really the “Second Oldest Profession?”

The English idiom world’s second oldest profession is used to refer to a number of professions, playing on the common comment that prostitution is the world’s oldest profession.

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Nordson Adhesive Tracking System saving you money
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Nordson Adhesive Tracking System saving you money

Nordson is setting a new benchmark in Hotmelt Application Equipment with the introduction of the Nordson Adhesive Tracking System (ATS).

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Pupils stand a chance to win in annual clean-up competition
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Pupils stand a chance to win in annual clean-up competition

Schools around the country stand a chance to once again win big prizes for in Plastics SA’s annual schools competition, entitled ‘Let’s do it … Let’s Clean-Up South Africa!’

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WPO Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award 2018 opens for nominations
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
WPO Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award 2018 opens for nominations

The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) is pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of its Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award.

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Commercial Digital Printing Programme Graduation
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Commercial Digital Printing Programme Graduation

South Africa’s printing industry is working hard to help develop entrepreneurs who can ‘pay it forward’ by employing others, according to Steve Thobela, CEO of industry body, Printing SA.

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DuPont and Partners Close the Loop on ‘Virtuous Circle’ Circular Economy Project
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
DuPont and Partners Close the Loop on ‘Virtuous Circle’ Circular Economy Project

Closing the loop on the unique Virtuous Circle project, more than 500 additional double school desks made from recycled plastics will be delivered to primary schools in South Africa over the course of the final school term of the year.

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Quocirca names Ricoh a leader of managed print services for six consecutive year
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Quocirca names Ricoh a leader of managed print services for six consecutive year

Quocirca’s Managed Print Services Landscape 2017 report confirms that Ricoh is a leader for the sixth consecutive year.

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Novus Academy continues to invest in youth skills development
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Novus Academy continues to invest in youth skills development

Novus Academy, the training division of Novus Holdings, understands the challenges of employment and how difficult it is today to be ready and to enter meaningful jobs.

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Xerox leads Quocirca Managed Print Services market for the eighth year
Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Xerox leads Quocirca Managed Print Services market for the eighth year

Xerox continues to maintain the leadership position in worldwide managed print services (MPS), according to the latest market landscape report by analyst research group Quocirca.

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Scodix announces beta testing for Scodix E106 digital enhancement press
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Scodix announces beta testing for Scodix E106 digital enhancement press

Scodix has announced that beta testing for its breakthrough Scodix E106 enhancement press for the folding carton market is happening on schedule and is underway at Copycenter, the largest folding carton printer in Israel.

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BOBST and Radex announce launch of Mouvent.
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
BOBST and Radex announce launch of Mouvent.

BOBST and Radex – a startup company owned by multiple stakeholders with a long track record in the field of DOD inkjet digital printing, have announced the launch of Mouvent, a joint venture that will become the digital printing competence centre and solutions provider of BOBST.

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Propak Cape to showcase latest technologies in packaging and related industries
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Propak Cape to showcase latest technologies in packaging and related industries

Taking place from 24 - 26 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the highly successful Propak Cape exhibition will be showcasing cutting-edge advancements in the packaging and related industries.

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Heidelberg is a reliable partner to the document and plastic card industry
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Heidelberg is a reliable partner to the document and plastic card industry

Over 120 attendees from all over the world came to the Security Day hosted by Heidelberg for the first time in Wiesloch in mid-July.

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Flint Group launches nyloflex FTC Digital for corrugated postprint
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Flint Group launches nyloflex FTC Digital for corrugated postprint

Following ‘The Easy Way’, Flint Group Flexographic Products has expanded its product range with a further inherent flat top dot flexo plate, which provides significant fluting reduction on various corrugated boards from fine to rough flute.

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Canon launches its imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 for professional print quality
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Canon launches its imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 for professional print quality

Canon Europe has launched its new 12-colour, 1524mm large-format professional inkjet printer to complete the imagePROGRAF PRO series.

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Ground-Breaking Ceremony for New Southern Section
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Ground-Breaking Ceremony for New Southern Section

On July 14, 2017 Düsseldorf’s Lord Mayor Thomas Geisel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf kicked off one of the most ambitious construction projects in the history of Messe Düsseldorf with the ground-breaking ceremony.

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Amazed? Delighted? Enthralled? Don’t be, considering why print is resurgent
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Amazed? Delighted? Enthralled? Don’t be, considering why print is resurgent

Print’s revival in the heart of the digital era is perhaps unfathomable to the digerati but there are some important reasons behind it – and they represent significant opportunity for publishers and printers.

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Inkfish improves production quality with Xerox
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Inkfish improves production quality with Xerox

Digital print and signage company Inkfish has improved its digital print and production capabilities with a new Xerox Versant 80 from Cape Office Machines and Bytes Document Solutions (BDS).

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Building a sustainable future with UPM and UPM Raflatac
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Building a sustainable future with UPM and UPM Raflatac

UPM is one of the world’s leading forest industry companies with a distinguished history stretching back to the 1870’s.

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Propak and the Ease of Doing Business
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
Propak and the Ease of Doing Business

Propak West Africa 2017 is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.

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Printing: a tale of constant innovation in staying relevant
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
Printing: a tale of constant innovation in staying relevant

Print in its traditional form still has a place, but we cannot be complacent – printers must be prepared to be continuously innovative in order to stay relevant and be able to compete.

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UPM Raflatac launches new peel and reseal products for food
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
UPM Raflatac launches new peel and reseal products for food

UPM Raflatac has widened its food labelling product range with two new peel and reseal label materials for the European market.

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Mimaki to revolutionise labels and packaging at Labelexpo Europe 2017
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
Mimaki to revolutionise labels and packaging at Labelexpo Europe 2017

Mimaki has announced that it will be bringing a variety of innovative digital print-and-cut solutions for short-run and customised labels and packaging to Labelexpo Europe 2017.

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Canon bolsters document scanner portfolio with new imageFORMULA DR-C230
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
Canon bolsters document scanner portfolio with new imageFORMULA DR-C230

Canon has announced the new DR-C230 document scanner to join its successful imageFORMULA range.

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Capital market rewards Heidelberg’s digitisation strategy
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
Capital market rewards Heidelberg’s digitisation strategy

On 30 June 2017, investors in a mature convertible bond of 60 million euros converted almost 95 per cent of their stake into Heidelberg shares.

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Ricoh secures Ghent Workgroup 2015 PDF pre-flight certification
Posted on 07 Jul 2017
Ricoh secures Ghent Workgroup 2015 PDF pre-flight certification

Ricoh has achieved Ghent Workgroup (GWG) PDF pre-flight certification that assures the highest level of pre-flight capability for reliable PDF processing.

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Asahi Photoproducts to bring Innovation, Education to Labelexpo Europe 2017
Posted on 06 Jul 2017
Asahi Photoproducts to bring Innovation, Education to Labelexpo Europe 2017

Asahi Photoproducts has reported it will be showing its AWP of water-washable flexographic plate solutions featuring Pinning Technology for Clean Transfer at Labelexpo Europe 2017.

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Xerox partner Harel Mallac Bureautique repositions its business and rebrands
Posted on 06 Jul 2017
Xerox partner Harel Mallac Bureautique repositions its business and rebrands

Mauritian long-term Xerox partner Harel Mallac Bureautique has recently changed its name to EO Solutions Ltd. (EO) as part of its rebranding and repositioning.

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The consumer trends driving flexible packaging demand
Posted on 23 Jun 2017
The consumer trends driving flexible packaging demand

Shifts in consumer lifestyles and the consequent demand for convenience products, are contributing to a growing use of flexible packaging, replacing traditional formats, such as glass jars and metal cans.

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Midcomp brings the future of Imaging home
Posted on 23 Jun 2017
Midcomp brings the future of Imaging home

Large-format printing has developed exponentially in recent years to the point where it sometimes feels that there can’t possibly be anything new.

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New local paper, The Zululand Mail launches
Posted on 22 Jun 2017
New local paper, The Zululand Mail launches

Local community newspaper, The Zululand Mail, part of the Zululand Observer stable, has been launched in KwaZulu-Natal to service the Melmoth, Eshowe and Gingindlovu areas.

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Highcon announces substantial Euclid Speed Boost at Dscoop EMEA in Lyon
Posted on 22 Jun 2017
Highcon announces substantial Euclid Speed Boost at Dscoop EMEA in Lyon

Just one year after drupa, Highcon has selected the Dscoop EMEA conference at Lyon to launch a major productivity boost for the Highcon Euclid.

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Canon Europe expands monochrome print portfolio varioPRINT 140 series
Posted on 22 Jun 2017
Canon Europe expands monochrome print portfolio varioPRINT 140 series

Canon Europe has launched its new varioPRINT 140 series of production printers, demonstrating a continued commitment to investment and innovation in the monochrome digital print market, and delivering substantial productivity gains compared with previous devices.

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Heidelberg takes over Fujifilm’s pressroom chemicals operations EMEA
Posted on 23 Jun 2017
Heidelberg takes over Fujifilm’s pressroom chemicals operations EMEA

With the take over of the coatings and pressroom chemicals operations in the EMEA region of its strategic partner Fujifilm Europe BV, Heidelberg is expanding into the attractive growth segment for consumables.

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Novus Holdings continues to build a strong platform for future growth
Posted on 22 Jun 2017
Novus Holdings continues to build a strong platform for future growth

Novus Holdings (NVS) has announced a three per cent rise in revenue to R4,31 billion compared to R4,17 billion in the previous year.

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A record 11 years for Konica Minolta South Africa and Jackie Mekler Road Race
Posted on 23 Jun 2017
A record 11 years for Konica Minolta South Africa and Jackie Mekler Road Race

2017 saw a record 11th year of support for Konica Minolta South Africa’s sponsorship of the popular Gauteng-based Konica Minolta Jackie Mekler Road Race.

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Release of Forestry South Africa’s Environmental Guidelines
Posted on 22 Jun 2017
Release of Forestry South Africa’s Environmental Guidelines

Forestry South Africa (FSA) has released the third version of its popular Environmental Management Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations in South Africa.

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Two Sides MD awarded UK Paper Industry Gold Medal
Posted on 22 Jun 2017
Two Sides MD awarded UK Paper Industry Gold Medal

Martyn Eustace, Managing Director of Two Sides was presented with the Paper Industry Gold Medal at Stationers’ Hall.

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Propak and the Ease of Doing Business
Posted on 02 Jun 2017
Propak and the Ease of Doing Business

Propak West Africa 2017 is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.

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Making Impressions for 250 years- And counting
Posted on 31 May 2017
Making Impressions for 250 years- And counting

Not many companies around the world can claim to be able to trace their steps, and lineage, back more than 250 years.

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Unlocking industrial printing for growth opportunities
Posted on 31 May 2017
 Unlocking industrial printing for growth opportunities

Industrial printing has become ubiquitous in everyday printing as special print finishing effects are being used for more and more products: metals, ceramics and glass, floorings, furniture, wood, textiles as well as automotive components, motorcycle helmets and sports equipment.

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Tetra Pak now uses 35 per cent renewable electricity
Posted on 31 May 2017
Tetra Pak now uses 35 per cent renewable electricity

Tetra Pak is using 35 per cent renewable electricity by buying International REC Standard (I-REC) certificates for all of its production facilities in China.

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Amcor Secures Three Awards in DuPont Packaging Awards 2017
Posted on 31 May 2017
Amcor Secures Three Awards in DuPont Packaging Awards 2017

Amcor’s customer-focused approach and accomplishment in collaboration and innovation has been recognised three times over by the 2017 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.

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Koenig & Bauer is driving forward the medium-term Group targets with an expanded
Posted on 31 May 2017
Koenig & Bauer is driving forward the medium-term Group targets with an expanded

The Supervisory Board of Koenig & Bauer AG has appointed Ralf Sammeck and Christoph Müller to the Executive Board with effect from 1 June 2017.

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Landmark FESPA exhibition for Canon Europe
Posted on 31 May 2017
Landmark FESPA exhibition for Canon Europe

Canon Europe had a landmark FESPA 2017 exhibition, breaking new ground in high-end roll-to-roll print with the European launch of the new Océ Colorado 1640, and celebrating a decade of wide-format innovation with the tenth anniversary of the Océ Arizona series.

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BOBST unveils THQ FlexoCloud – a major leap forward in post-print flexo
Posted on 31 May 2017
BOBST unveils THQ FlexoCloud – a major leap forward in post-print flexo

BOBST revealed its new THQ (Très Haute Qualité) FlexoCloud Technology at a Technical Seminar attended by some of the leading printers and converters from all over Europe, Middle East and the USA.

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Agfa Graphics unveils new upgrades to Arziro security printing ecosystem
Posted on 31 May 2017
Agfa Graphics unveils new upgrades to Arziro security printing ecosystem

Agfa Graphics has released new versions of two elements within its Arziro ecosystem for the general security printing market.

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Mondi launches new swatch book for BIO TOP 3 portfolio
Posted on 30 May 2017
Mondi launches new swatch book for BIO TOP 3 portfolio

A strikingly original new swatch book for Mondi’s BIO TOP 3, designed with the needs of creative industries in mind, is now available in Europe.

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Ricoh SA embraces modern operations with new premises
Posted on 30 May 2017
Ricoh SA embraces modern operations with new premises

Ricoh SA has moved offices from Bedfordview to 28 Milky Way, Linbro Business Park, Linbro.

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Print’s transcendence of time unites customers with your digital story
Posted on 16 May 2017
Print’s transcendence of time unites customers with your digital story

Print is being integrated with digital in ways we never would have thought possible. One such way is through printed circuits.

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Third edition of Propak East Africa hailed as the biggest and best yet
Posted on 16 May 2017
Third edition of Propak East Africa  hailed as the biggest and best yet

The third edition of Propak East Africa exhibition and conference took place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi with raving reviews from both visitors and exhibitors.

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Printing SA awards prize to worthy winner
Posted on 16 May 2017
Printing SA awards prize to worthy winner

Printing SA recently ran a competition via social media, offering one worthy recipient the opportunity to win a R23 000 digital programme course fully sponsored.

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Cape Town Gets a New and Improved Printing and Technical Products SA Branch
Posted on 16 May 2017
Cape Town Gets a New and Improved Printing and Technical Products SA Branch

On 16 February, the Managing Director of Printing and Technical Products SA, Janine Gunner, hosted a conference in Cape Town announcing that the Cape Town branch had moved into new premises – The Business Centre in Century City, located at 1 Bridgeway Road, Bridgeways Precinct, Century City.

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MBO Group under new leadership
Posted on 14 May 2017
MBO Group under new leadership

As directors of the MBO company group, Heinz’s daughters Katharina Binder and Anna-Lisa Binder, will take on all the directorship tasks and will have a significant impact on the group’s development.

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Flint Group’s new Thermal Plate Processor in EMEA
Posted on 16 May 2017
Flint Group’s new Thermal Plate Processor in EMEA

With a focus on innovation, Flint Group Flexographic Products will debut the new nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System for flexographic printing plates in Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Xeikon Café in Lier, Belgium.

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Printech partners with Kinyo a leader in Offset Printing Blankets
Posted on 16 May 2017
Printech partners with Kinyo a leader in Offset Printing Blankets

It gives us great pleasure to announce that as from 1 May, 2017, a strong, collaborative partnership with Kinyo is at the heart of Printech in its further development into the industry’s consumable market.

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Canon expands small business printing line-up with new imageRUNNER device
Posted on 16 May 2017
Canon expands small business printing line-up with new imageRUNNER device

Canon has announced the latest device to extend its wide-ranging office solutions portfolio even further.

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Esko Crystal XPS exposure unit receives 2017 FTA Technical Innovation Award
Posted on 16 May 2017
Esko Crystal XPS exposure unit receives 2017 FTA Technical Innovation Award

Esko is honoured to receive the prestigious Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Technical Innovation Award in the category of Prepress-Graphics for the Crystal XPS exposure unit.

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New Avinci DX3200 printer from Agfa Graphics
Posted on 15 May 2017
New Avinci DX3200 printer from Agfa Graphics

At ISA International Sign Expo 2017, Agfa Graphics introduced a new dye sublimation printer – the Avinci DX3200.

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Konica Minolta South Africa joins forces with Hyland Software
Posted on 16 Mar 2017
Konica Minolta South Africa joins forces with Hyland Software

Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, has extended its document and content management services by partnering with Hyland Software and adding OnBase, Hyland’s enterprise content management (ECM) software, to its value-added solutions.

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Kodak and Novus Holdings celebrate Kodak Prosper Installation
Posted on 22 Jun 2016
Kodak and Novus Holdings celebrate Kodak Prosper Installation

At drupa Kodak celebrated its biggest Kodak Prosper Technology deal in the Southern Hemisphere with South African Print Service Provider (PSP), Novus Holdings, formerly known as Paarl Media Group.

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The Packaging Revolution for short and medium runs in offset
Posted on 22 Jun 2016
The Packaging Revolution for short and medium runs in offset

OMET showed a new packaging printing press the Varyflex V2 Offset 850 at drupa 2016, opening a new direction for the flexible printing and folding carton converters.

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Konica Minolta South Africa receives third certified carbon neutral status
Posted on 22 Jun 2016
Konica Minolta South Africa receives third certified carbon neutral status

The Carbon Protocol of South Africa (CPSA), an independent third party verifier has again certified Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, as carbon neutral in 2016.

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Corrugated board packaging market to hit $269 billion in 2021
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
Corrugated board packaging market  to hit $269 billion in 2021

World demand for corrugated board packaging will increase steadily across the next five years according to the latest exclusive market data from Smithers Pira.

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The GAPP Print Expo Join Propak East Africa
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
The GAPP Print Expo Join Propak East Africa

Propak Africa is the largest industry exhibition on the continent with four exhibitions around Africa comprising Propak Africa which takes place in Johannesburg, Propak West Africa which takes place in Nigeria, Propak Cape which takes place in Cape Town and Propak East Africa which takes place in Kenya.

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Tetra Pak, Clover, and Department of Basic Education Nutrition Week
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
Tetra Pak, Clover, and Department of Basic Education Nutrition Week

Tetra Pak’s support of National Nutrition Week 2015 was a successful public-private collaboration between the Department of Basic Education, Clover and Tetra Pak.

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Nashua greens SA businesses from the inside out
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
Nashua greens SA businesses from the inside out

For local businesses, constantly trying to drive profits in an unstable economy is already difficult enough without worrying about whether they’re doing their part to decrease their environmental impact.

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Heidelberg presents marketplace of ideas for customised colour 4D printing
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
Heidelberg presents marketplace of ideas for customised colour 4D printing

A marketplace of ideas at the stand of Heidelberg will offer visitors to InPrint 2015, which is taking place in Munich from November 10-12, the chance to find out about the diverse possibilities of colour 4D printing.

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10 Years of Azura campaign concluded at IGAS
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
10 Years of Azura campaign concluded at IGAS

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of its chemistry-free Azura printing plate, Agfa Graphics celebrated Azura users from all over the world between September 2014 and 2015.

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Presto textile printing - Mimaki Unveils New Direct Textile Inkjet Printer at IT
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
Presto textile printing - Mimaki Unveils New Direct Textile Inkjet Printer at IT

Mimaki has announced that it will be introducing a brand-new direct-to-textile inkjet printer at ITMA 2015 in Milan, Italy, scheduled for November 12 to 19.

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Can you control your six-year-old?
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
Can you control your six-year-old?

One of the most important attributes leaders and managers require is the ability to influence others. If you can’t influence others to do something willingly, you’re quite frankly going to suck as a leader or manager.

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Four Key Trends Driving Flexible Packaging
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
Four Key Trends Driving Flexible Packaging

The global market for flexible packaging is forecast to grow at an annual average rate of 3.4 percent over the next five years, and is expected to reach $248 billion (€217 billion) by 2020.

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MailLiner: Cut Costs While Enhancing Quality
Posted on 22 Oct 2015
MailLiner: Cut Costs While Enhancing Quality

The new Muller Martini MailLiner direct mail system will enable ICP Roto on Réunion to automate the sorting of insert sets, which until now it has performed manually.

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How to avoid the hidden zone in the store?
Posted on 09 Oct 2015
How to avoid the hidden zone in the store?

The lack of visibility between the time an item leaves the warehouse and the time it is sold can lead to significant losses for a retailer. Here are a few tips on how to avoid these so-called ‘hidden zones’.

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Get the latest news on “Retail Requirements on Packaging”
Posted on 09 Oct 2015
Get the latest news on “Retail Requirements on Packaging”

Food & drink technology Africa together with the VDMA, the German Engineering Federation, invites you to join our 2nd Presentation Meetings throughout South Africa.

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Konica Minolta South Africa plants 2500 trees in celebration of Arbour Month
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
Konica Minolta South Africa plants 2500 trees in celebration of Arbour Month

In its continued commitment to the environment, Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, planted 2500 fruit and indigenous trees in September 2015 in celebration of Arbour Month.

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International Day of Print 2015
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
International Day of Print 2015

STOP for a moment…close your eyes and reflect on the past 24 hours.

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Global market for liquid paperboard expected to reach nearly $14 billion by 2020
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
Global market for liquid paperboard expected to reach nearly $14 billion by 2020

Having declined slightly since 2010, global volume demand for liquid packaging board is expected to pick up in 2015, with annual growth of more than 2 percent predicted, followed by average growth of 3.5 percent annually to 2020.

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Look after your pregnant employees
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
Look after your pregnant employees

Pregnant employees are strongly protected under South African law.

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BOBST produces the world’s largest vacuum metalliser
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
BOBST produces the world’s largest vacuum metalliser

Once again, BOBST’s engineering capabilities have been put to the test due to a requirement from a customer to design and manufacture the world’s largest and widest roll-to-roll metalliser.

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The new KBA Report is out now!
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
The new KBA Report is out now!

KBA Report No. 47 has just come out.

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American Industrial Partners Acquires Goss International from Shanghai Electric
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
American Industrial Partners Acquires Goss International from Shanghai Electric

American Industrial Partners (AIP), a middle-market private equity firm focused on acquiring and improving North American-headquartered industrial businesses, has completed the acquisition of Goss International.

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Ricoh listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices third year running
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
Ricoh listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices third year running

Ricoh has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the third year in a row.

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Thousands of volunteers get their hands dirty to clean up our environment
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
Thousands of volunteers get their hands dirty to clean up our environment

Co-ordinators, sponsors and volunteers who participated in this year’s International Coastal Clean-Up Day described this year’s event as the best ever since South Africa officially became part of the biggest volunteer effort for ocean health in 1996.

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HP Indigo Showcases Labels and Packaging Innovation at Labelexpo 2015
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
HP Indigo Showcases Labels and Packaging Innovation at Labelexpo 2015

At Labelexpo 2015, HP Indigo showcased labels and packaging portfolio innovation, including new product features and upgrade packages, software enhancements for mass customization as well as new financing options.

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Antalis official partner of COP21 climate change conference
Posted on 22 Sep 2015
Antalis official partner of COP21 climate change conference

Antalis, international leading paper, visual communications and packaging solutions merchant, has become an official partner of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).

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Ricoh SA strengthens commitment to African market
Posted on 22 Sep 2015
Ricoh SA strengthens commitment to African market

Ricoh SA has appointed Dinesh Desai as its business development manager – Africa, Indirect Operations.

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Goss marks 20 years leading press automation technology
Posted on 22 Sep 2015
Goss marks 20 years leading press automation technology

Twenty years after Goss Autoplate technology was brought to market, Goss International is honouring a key milestone in the history of offset printing.

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Mimaki’s Versatility Showcased at Viscom Italia 2015
Posted on 22 Sep 2015
Mimaki’s Versatility Showcased at Viscom Italia 2015

At Viscom Italia 2015, Mimaki’s Italian distributor Bompan, will be demonstrating visionary and versatile ways to be more creative and to cost effectively develop more impactful products in graphics arts, industrial production and textiles.

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New Arkitex workflow for newspaper producers and printers
Posted on 22 Sep 2015
New Arkitex workflow for newspaper producers and printers

For many years Agfa Graphics has a market-leading position in Newspaper Workflow with Arkitex.

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The secret to success: It’s all about you
Posted on 21 Sep 2015
The secret to success: It’s all about you

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, a love of what you are doing.

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What will the effect of the weakening Rand be?
Posted on 21 Sep 2015
What will the effect of the weakening Rand be?

Commodity currencies have weakened by an average of about 15 percent this year (35 percent since 2013).

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EFI Unveils New Midmarket Productivity Suite
Posted on 10 Sep 2015
EFI Unveils New Midmarket Productivity Suite

EFI has announced a major release of its Midmarket Productivity Suite, solidifying EFI’s ongoing strategy to deliver end-to-end, certified, out-of-the-box business and production workflows.

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Goss reveals new packaging capabilities at Labelexpo 2015
Posted on 10 Sep 2015
Goss reveals new packaging capabilities at Labelexpo 2015

Goss International will exhibit at Labelexpo Europe from September 29 - October 2, presenting its latest offset technology developments and opportunities for converters.

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Asahi Photoproducts Highlights Fixed Colour Palette Printing at Labelexpo Europe
Posted on 10 Sep 2015
Asahi Photoproducts Highlights Fixed Colour Palette Printing at Labelexpo Europe

Asahi Photoproducts, a leading worldwide flexographic plate manufacturer, will be bringing its ‘performance creates value’ message to Labelexpo Europe scheduled for 29 September to 2 October 2015 in Brussels.

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Global flexible packaging market set for rapid growth
Posted on 10 Sep 2015
Global flexible packaging market set for rapid growth

Global demand for flexible packaging is projected to reach $210 billion in 2015, and forecast to grow at an annual average rate of 3 percent reaching $248 billion in 2020, according to a new market report by Smithers Pira.

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Sustainability at Iggesund: A key factor in all decisions
Posted on 09 Sep 2015
Sustainability at Iggesund: A key factor in all decisions

Many small steps add up to large ones. That’s a simple way to sum up Iggesund Paperboard’s environmental work.

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The GAPP Awards: What you are striving for
Posted on 09 Sep 2015
The GAPP Awards: What you are striving for

At the beginning of this year, Sentient Publishing launched The GAPP Awards as the only and most representative printing competition for the local industry.

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Recap of The Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit 2015
Posted on 27 Aug 2015
Recap of The Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit 2015

The Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit was held in Chicago from July 7-8 and included over 30 conference sessions featuring a mix of CPG and packaging companies, as well as an expanded product showcase.

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Global market for pouch packaging to reach almost $3 billion by 2020
Posted on 27 Aug 2015
Global market for pouch packaging to reach almost $3 billion by 2020

Global high-barrier pouch packaging totalled approximately 49 billion units and consumed 319 000 tonnes of polymer materials in 2014.

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International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2015
Posted on 27 Aug 2015
International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2015

The 30th International Coastal Clean-Up Day will once again form the highlight of this year’s Clean-Up & Recycle Week (14-19 September 2015).

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Symposium in Berlin on the Future of Digital Package Printing
Posted on 27 Aug 2015
Symposium in Berlin on the Future of Digital Package Printing

Market researchers of Smithers Pira estimate the current sales volume of digital package printing at USD 10.5 billion and a yearly growth rate of 13.6 percent until the decade’s end.

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X-Rite Donation Supports the Work of the DFTA
Posted on 26 Aug 2015
X-Rite Donation Supports the Work of the DFTA

X-Rite Incorporated has announced that the company has donated two X-Rite eXact Advanced Scan Spectrophotometers and one Ci64 Portable Sphere Spectrophotometer to the Technology Centre (TZ) of the DFTA flexographic association in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Tetra Pak sponsors FSC’s ‘In Good Company 2015’
Posted on 26 Aug 2015
Tetra Pak sponsors FSC’s ‘In Good Company 2015’

Tetra Pak is supporting In Good Company 2015, the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) International’s global platform to engage organisations working with corporate social responsibility, sustainability and FSC.

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Sidel’s CSR rating places it among top 30 percent of companies
Posted on 26 Aug 2015
Sidel’s CSR rating places it among top 30 percent of companies

Sidel received a Silver CSR rating from EcoVadis, a sustainability rating platform used to understand, track and improve environmental, ethical and social performance worldwide.

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Looking forward reveals the real meaning of social investment
Posted on 26 Aug 2015
Looking forward reveals the real meaning of social investment

In the way of all investments, the decision on where and how to use a corporate social investment budget must be approached and planned in a way that helps the ‘investment’ to grow.

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WPO creates Save Food category in WorldStar Student Award
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
WPO creates Save Food category in WorldStar Student Award

Packaging projects developed by students from all over the world can run now for a new category in WPO´s WorldStar Student Award, the Save Food Student Packaging Award.

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First half-year report for Koenig & Bauer
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
First half-year report for Koenig & Bauer

In the second quarter of 2015 Koenig & Bauer (KBA) came significantly closer to achieving its target of positive results in all business segments.

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Esko shares expertise and knowledge with international Honours Class
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Esko shares expertise and knowledge with international Honours Class

Esko reports on a highly successful edition of the recently organised Honours Class in Flexible Packaging.

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Konica Minolta South Africa celebrates Mandela Day
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Konica Minolta South Africa celebrates Mandela Day

As part of one of its numerous Mandela Day initiatives, staff from Konica Minolta South Africa’s head office recently paid a return visit to Coronation Training Centre.

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Successful start to financial year 2015/2016 for Heidelberg
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Successful start to financial year 2015/2016 for Heidelberg

The figures for the first quarter show that the company’s strategic re-orientation is having an impact, with improvements in both sales and the result.

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Ricoh earns five additional BLI awards
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Ricoh earns five additional BLI awards

BLI awards, judged by BLI’s experienced technicians and editors, recognise delivery of outstanding performance during rigorous lab testing.

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Xerox Tops Quocirca Managed Print Services Market Landscape Report
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Xerox Tops Quocirca Managed Print Services Market Landscape Report

Xerox has again retained the top position in worldwide managed print services (MPS), according to the latest market landscape report by analyst research group Quocirca.

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Be sure not to miss the African Label & Packaging Indaba 8 & 9 September!
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Be sure not to miss the African Label & Packaging Indaba  8 & 9 September!

The African Label & Packaging Indaba offers a detailed insight into the trends and developments in the South African Labelling and Packaging market.

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Soaring Sales of Adult Colouring Books are a Windfall Opportunity for Colouring
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Soaring Sales of Adult Colouring Books are a Windfall Opportunity for Colouring

Manufacturers of colouring writing instruments have every reason to be upbeat at the moment. Almost out of nowhere, a new craze for adults’ colouring books has set the publishing industry alight.

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Innovating power in our industry 20 Trophies for EDP 2015 winners
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Innovating power in our industry 20 Trophies for EDP 2015 winners

Out of more than 100 entries finally 20 products were awarded with a best of Trophy in its category.

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X-Rite eXact wins prestigious InterTech Technology Award
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
X-Rite eXact wins prestigious InterTech Technology Award

Since 1978, the InterTech Technology Awards have honored the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries.

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Xaar celebrates 25 years of digital inkjet leadership
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Xaar celebrates 25 years of digital inkjet leadership

This year marks 25 years at the forefront of global inkjet technology for Xaar, the world-leader in industrial inkjet printheads.

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Konica Minolta South Africa proves its environmental commitment
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Konica Minolta South Africa proves its environmental commitment

As part of its environmental commitment and investment, the company has planted 5271 trees in the past year alone, in addition to 4600 bamboo plants, in partnership with Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), South Africa’s first environmental social enterprise.

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Plastics|SA Hosts talks on bioplastics
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Plastics|SA Hosts talks on bioplastics

Plastics SA recently hosted a free-to-attend seminar on bioplastics at its head office in Midrand, during which renowned expert on the topic, Prof. Dr Christian Bonten from the Stuttgart University in Germany, presented his findings.

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Ricoh SA’s KwaZulu-Natal branch provides a technological showcase
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Ricoh SA’s KwaZulu-Natal branch provides a technological showcase

Ricoh SA’s KwaZulu-Natal office has moved to Umhlanga Ridge where it now has a showroom of the entire range of services including communication services, wide format print services, as well as the multifunction devices and printers.

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TCM Copy & Print boosts production capacity with Xerox Versant 2100
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
TCM Copy & Print boosts production capacity with Xerox Versant 2100

Pretoria digital print shop TCM Copy & Print has increased its production levels and turnaround time with the purchase of Xerox’s new production printer, the Versant 2100 press, supplied by Xerox partner XBC.

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Battling the ‘returns explosion’
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Battling the ‘returns explosion’

Fashion retailers are facing a fierce battle to protect margins and corporate profits against the heavy costs of an explosion in returns.

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Worldwide security printing market to reach $35.3 billion by 2018
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Worldwide security printing market to reach $35.3 billion by 2018

Global security printing will grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 6.3 percent for the ten-year period between 2013 and 2018, divided into a 6.7 percent CAGR for 2008-13 and 5.9 percent for 2013-18 according to a new market report by Smithers Pira.

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Polyco plans to invest R9 million in recycling projects
Posted on 30 Jul 2015
Polyco plans to invest R9 million in recycling projects

POLYCO, the non-profit Polyolefin Recycling Company, is the material responsibility organisation tasked with driving the growth in the recycling of these polyolefin packaging products.

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New EFI Fiery Print Server for Xerox iGen 5
Posted on 17 Jul 2015
New EFI Fiery Print Server for Xerox iGen 5

EFI and Xerox have partnered to deliver the first digital print server featuring the new Fiery FS200 Pro digital front end (DFE) platform, which will power Xerox’s new iGen 5 Press.

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Kolok merges with Paper Plot – expands large-format printing offering
Posted on 17 Jul 2015
Kolok merges with Paper Plot – expands large-format printing offering

Strengthening and extending its large-format printing offering to the South African channel, leading distributor Kolok has merged with Paper Plot, a provider of large-format digital media and printers.

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Beaver Paper names Gavin Morton as chief operating officer
Posted on 16 Jul 2015
Beaver Paper names Gavin Morton as chief operating officer

Beaver Paper & Graphic Media has announced that Gavin Morton has been named chief operating officer (COO), a new position within the company.

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New Finance Director of Heidelberg Southern Africa
Posted on 16 Jul 2015
New Finance Director of Heidelberg Southern Africa

Heidelberg Graphic Systems Southern Africa has announced that Marc Lotter has joined the company from 01 June 2015 as the new finance director succeeding Bernhard Trummer.

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Konica Minolta South Africa increases efforts in fighting landfill overflow
Posted on 16 Jul 2015
Konica Minolta South Africa increases efforts in fighting landfill overflow

Customers of Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, now have the option of recycling their Konica Minolta toner bottles, cartridges and imaging units through the company’s new recycling programme.

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Advanced Machinery at The GAPP Print Expo
Posted on 16 Jul 2015
Advanced Machinery at The GAPP Print Expo

Advanced Machinery has selected a 50sqm stand in Hall 7 and will be showing a range of the systems and solutions which it supplies.

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Global bioplastics for packaging consumption is projected to reach $5.9 billion
Posted on 16 Jul 2015
Global bioplastics for packaging consumption is projected to reach $5.9 billion

Global bioplastics for packaging consumption is projected to reach 787 000 tonnes in 2015 and a market value of $2.4 billion, according to a new market study by Smithers Pira.

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Luxury packaging market forecast to grow by 4.4 percent to 2019
Posted on 16 Jul 2015
Luxury packaging market forecast to grow by 4.4 percent to 2019

Globally, the luxury packaging market continues to grow, driven by exciting trends - the surge of personalised packaging, attention to sustainability issues, economic and demographic drivers.

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EFI launches next-generation of its Fiery digital front end platform
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
EFI launches next-generation of its Fiery digital front end platform

The latest advancements included in the new EFI Fiery FS200 Pro extend technical leadership advantage that makes Fiery the world’s most popular production DFE technology by giving users an extremely productive, intuitive platform with expanded colour capability.

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Arziro from Agfa Graphics for the general-security print market.
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
Arziro from Agfa Graphics for the general-security print market.

Inspired by Fortuna, Agfa Graphics’ design software for the high-security print market, Arziro Design can create very complex, security patterns in seconds for general-security print applications.

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Ricoh uses green power at sites around the world on World Environment Day
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
Ricoh uses green power at sites around the world on World Environment Day

Through the use of the Renewable Energy Certificate that Ricoh bought from Japan Natural Energy Company Limited, the electricity consumed is considered as being supplied by natural energy.

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Addressing the need for large-format finishing
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
Addressing the need for large-format finishing

In order to keep up-to-date with the latest trends and to answer a need in the market, Sytech recently concluded an agreement with IECHO for the distribution of its range of large-format digital cutting systems.

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New brand identity underscores Heidelberg’s strategic re-orientation
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
New brand identity underscores Heidelberg’s strategic re-orientation

The new brand identity reinforces the customer benefits that Heidelberg is offering through its all-inclusive portfolio of digital and offset printing, workflows, consumables, and services.

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Konica Minolta South Africa marks second year as carbon neutral
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
Konica Minolta South Africa marks second year as carbon neutral

Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, has announced that it has achieved carbon neutral status for the second year in a row.

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Revolutionising the environmental impact of the manufacturing industry
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
Revolutionising the environmental impact of the manufacturing industry

The call for companies to adopt ways to reduce their carbon footprint is certainly demanded by the public.

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The big data opportunity for print service providers
Posted on 02 Jul 2015
The big data opportunity  for print service providers

We’ve always had data about our customers and prospects, but never before in history have we had so much data – so much, in fact, that it is often referred to as big data.

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The GAPP Print Expo Creating a winning formula
Posted on 19 Jun 2015
The GAPP Print Expo Creating a winning formula

The GAPP Print Expo is part of the Propak series of exhibitions and is a joint venture between Sentient Publishing, publisher of The GAPP Magazine, and Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, owner of the Propak and associated exhibitions.

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To gift or not to gift
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
To gift or not to gift

I am definitely one of those marketers that firmly believe that if the situation calls for it and the gift is appropriate – then definitely GIFT!

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ISO Committee Adopts X-Rite’s Color Data Exchange (CxF) Format as Industry Stand
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
ISO Committee Adopts X-Rite’s Color Data Exchange (CxF) Format as Industry Stand

X-Rite Incorporated has announced that the ISO TC130 committee that sets global standards for the Graphic Arts has adopted the X-Rite Color Exchange Format version 3 (CxF3) as the new standard for colour data exchange and verification.

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Xeikon X-800 digital front-end qualifies for Adobe Mercury RIP Architecture
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Xeikon X-800 digital front-end qualifies for Adobe Mercury RIP Architecture

Xeikon has announced that the newest version of its X-800 digital front-end (DFE) incorporates the latest RIP technology available from Adobe and supports the Adobe Mercury RIP Architecture.

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Primera Introduces LX2000e Color Label Printer
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Primera Introduces LX2000e Color Label Printer

Primera Technology has announced its new LX2000e Color Label Printer. LX2000e is Primera’s fastest-ever desktop colour printer.

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Ricoh SA continues championship-winning Pumas wheelchair basketball sponsorship
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Ricoh SA continues championship-winning Pumas wheelchair basketball sponsorship

Ricoh SA is again sponsoring the Pumas Wheelchair Basketball team to compete in the SuperSport Wheelchair Basketball Series, 2015.

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Agfa Graphics launches the Advantage N TR VHS Platesetter
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Agfa Graphics launches the Advantage N TR VHS Platesetter

Agfa Graphics has introduced the new high-speed platesetter for the high-volume newspaper market.

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Heidelberg committed to growth – company assumes new strategic alignment
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Heidelberg committed to growth – company assumes new strategic alignment

Heidelberg largely completed the Group’s strategic reorientation in financial year 2014/2015.

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Productivity doubles thanks to voice picking
Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Productivity doubles thanks to voice picking

Fashion retailer Cassis successfully manages seasonal peaks and twice as many shops, thanks to ZetesMedea Voice.

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Highlights from New 2015 Food Packaging Research
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Highlights from New 2015  Food Packaging Research

Euromonitor International has released the publication of its latest packaging data, providing you with an up-to-date understanding of packaging demand, the trends underlying demand and prospects through to 2019, across nine consumer goods industries.

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So where do I take my business next?
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
So where do I take my business next?

A question I’m often asked – what should I do next? Where is the big opportunity? Lacking a crystal ball, I can’t always answer for everyone, but there are a few sure things you can consider……

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Ricoh joins ICCE in the fight against counterfeiters
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Ricoh joins ICCE in the fight against counterfeiters

Ricoh has joined the Imaging Consumables Coalition of Europe, Middle East and Africa (ICCE), becoming the tenth member and strengthening the consumables industry’s fight against the counterfeiters.

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Tetra Pak and Oliver’s House to educate communities in recognition of World Milk
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Tetra Pak and Oliver’s House to educate communities in recognition of World Milk

Tetra Pak South Africa will celebrate World Milk Day by educating around 400 people from the local community of Putfontein, Benoni near Oliver’s Village, operated by Oliver’s House, a charity organisation that focuses on early childhood development, education, skills development and community development.

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Entry-level versatility prevails at European Digital Press Association Awards
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Entry-level versatility prevails at European Digital Press Association Awards

Mimaki has reported that it was honoured to be recognised at FESPA 2015 with a European Digital Press Association (EDP) Award for Best Print and Cut Solution.

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Grow your business into rigid substrate digital printing with the new HP Scitex
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Grow your business into rigid substrate digital printing with the new HP Scitex

The recently announced HP Scitex FB750 Printer, enables PSPs to enter into rigid printing with a compact footprint and tabletop roll holder design for flexible substrates.

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Epson expands LFP range for CAD/GIS professionals
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Epson expands LFP range for CAD/GIS professionals

Epson has added 18 variables to its large-format printer range, expanding its SureColor T-Series range to offer easier and more cost-effective large-format printing solutions in response to direct feedback from CAD/GIS professionals.

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Printing onto Fabric Made easy by Chemosol
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Printing onto Fabric Made easy by Chemosol

When we think of printing, the first thing that comes to mind is an image or text onto paper. However, there is so much more to printing than merely paper.

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Zambian company DIGIprint wins Xerox Africa distributor award
Posted on 05 Jun 2015
Zambian company DIGIprint wins Xerox Africa distributor award

Zambian company DIGIprint has been awarded the ‘Xerox Africa Operations Distributor of the Year 2014’ by Bytes Document Solutions.

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Switch meets Nexio in new automation partnership between Caldera and Enfocus
Posted on 21 May 2015
Switch meets Nexio in new automation partnership between Caldera and Enfocus

2015 will witness the first partnership between major software manufacturers Enfocus and Caldera, offering wide-format houses superior job submission and data management throughout their workflows.

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Esko kicks off FESPA 2015 with broadest portfolio of finishing tables
Posted on 21 May 2015
Esko kicks off FESPA 2015 with broadest portfolio of finishing tables

Esko’s significant presence at FESPA 2015, brought answers to sign and display operations of all sizes, whether it is a need for speed or a search for highly flexible finishing solutions that can address a wide array of substrates and applications.

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Two Tetra Pak packages scoop WorldStar Award
Posted on 21 May 2015
Two Tetra Pak packages scoop WorldStar Award

Two Tetra Pak products, each designed specifically to reduce environmental impact, have won prestigious WorldStar packaging Awards.

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EFI and Bytes Document Solutions extend their partnership and printer range
Posted on 21 May 2015
EFI and Bytes Document Solutions extend their partnership and printer range

Low-cost printers with high-end quality are being introduced to Sub-Saharan Africa in a partnership between Bytes Document Solutions and digital printing expert EFI.

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How to Enter:The GAPP Awards
Posted on 21 May 2015
How to Enter:The GAPP Awards

Over the past few months we have spoken at length about the launch of the GAPP Awards as The, signage, printing and packaging industry competition.

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Ricoh SA crowns Motswako Office Solutions king of its business partner realm
Posted on 21 May 2015
Ricoh SA crowns Motswako Office Solutions king of its business partner realm

Motswako Office Solutions regained its crown as Ricoh SA’s business partner of the year at Ricoh SA’s recent annual financial year-end event.

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Mimaki Dresses to Impress at FESPA 2015
Posted on 21 May 2015
Mimaki Dresses to Impress at FESPA 2015

Mimaki has announced the availability of the TS300P-1800 inkjet printer. This 1,8m wide roll-to-roll sublimation inkjet printer is a dedicated transfer paper printer, offering new levels of quality and productivity in digital textile printing.

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10 Facts About Sub-Saharan Africa
Posted on 21 May 2015
10 Facts About Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic and Consumer Insight by Sarah Boumphrey of Euromonitor International

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AMP achieves real-time visibility of night deliveries with solutions from Zetes
Posted on 21 May 2015
AMP achieves real-time visibility of night deliveries with solutions from Zetes

Belgian leader of press distribution AMP has implemented a new Proof of Delivery and Collection system from Zetes.

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DScoop ignites innovation
Posted on 07 May 2015
DScoop ignites innovation

From June 3 to 5, digital print specialists worldwide will be flocking to DScoop Open 2015, happening at the Dublin Convention Centre, Ireland.

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Primera’s full range of Label Production Solutions at London Wine Fair
Posted on 07 May 2015
Primera’s full range of Label Production Solutions at London Wine Fair

Primera will show short to medium-run solutions using inkjet technology, such as the LX900e Color Label Printer.

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KBA at Converflex 2015 in Milan
Posted on 07 May 2015
KBA at Converflex 2015 in Milan

Koenig & Bauer’s (KBA) two Italian subsidiaries, KBA-Flexotecnica and KBA-Italia, will be manning a stand in hall 2 (stand nr. H11/K20) at Converflex from 19 to 23 May at Fiera Milano, Milan.

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New logo for Institute of Packaging SA
Posted on 07 May 2015
New logo for Institute of Packaging SA

The key motivation for this overdue update is to create a stronger branding link between the Packaging Council of South Africa (PACSA) and the Institute of Packaging of South Africa (IPSA).

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Major interest Heidelberg at Print China 2015
Posted on 07 May 2015
Major interest Heidelberg at Print China 2015

This year, Print China 2015 once again lived up to its reputation as Asia’s largest trade show for the printing industry.

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FloClear fountain solution recycling
Posted on 07 May 2015
FloClear fountain solution recycling

Eliminate one of the biggest variables in printing by integrating the patented three-stage FloClear system into your operation.

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Shereno Printers launches Training Academy
Posted on 07 May 2015
Shereno Printers launches Training Academy

While vocational training and education is important, there is very often a need for job or career specific training to ensure that the level of skills in a given industry meet the requirements of that industry.

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Unified digital and print for SMEs presents printers with profit opportunities
Posted on 07 May 2015
Unified digital and print for SMEs presents  printers with profit opportunities

Print is a necessity but not in the way – or the volumes – it used to be. There is no insight in declaring the reasons behind this shift but they begin to demonstrate the routes to alleviate or alter the impact.

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Smyths Toys chooses ZetesAthena to offer Click & Collect service in 80 stores
Posted on 24 Apr 2015
Smyths Toys chooses ZetesAthena to offer Click & Collect service in 80 stores

Smyths Toys, a leading independent toy retailer with a network of 80 stores across Ireland and the UK, has chosen the ZetesAthena in-store management solution to operate an efficient Click & Collect service for shoppers.

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Xaar launches ‘larger drop’ Xaar 1002 GS12 printhead
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Xaar launches ‘larger drop’ Xaar 1002 GS12 printhead

Xaar has announced the launch of the Xaar 1002 GS12U printhead, its first larger drop printhead for UV applications.

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Onyx Graphics appoints new Sales and Support Manager within EMEA Region
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Onyx Graphics appoints new Sales and Support Manager within EMEA Region

Onyx Graphics has announced that Marc Verbeem has joined the company as Technical Sales and Support Manager for the EMEA region.

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Technology catches up with imagination at FESPA 2015
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Technology catches up with imagination at FESPA 2015

Mimaki will showcase its latest collection of textile production solutions including a selection of flatbed and roll-to-roll high speed printing solutions at FESPA 2015.

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Global launch of two new Agfa Graphics’ inkjet systems at ISA’s Sign Expo
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Global launch of two new Agfa Graphics’ inkjet systems at ISA’s Sign Expo

During a press conference at the International Sign Association’s (ISA) Sign Expo in Las Vegas, Agfa Graphics announced the world premiere of new inkjet systems, workflow and inks.

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20 learners graduate fourth Ricoh SA learnership
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
20 learners graduate fourth Ricoh SA learnership

Another 20 learners have graduated the Ricoh SA Learnership Programme run on behalf of Ricoh SA by CTU Training Solutions at its facilities in Boksburg, Gauteng.

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Xerox technology wows at Zambian ICT Expo
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Xerox technology wows at Zambian ICT Expo

The recent Zambian ICT & Pay Expo 2015 drew a considerable crowd with Xerox digital printing solutions attracting plenty of attention.

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Why paper could be the downfall of compliance
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Why paper could be the downfall of compliance

Organisations wanting to toe the compliance line when it comes to regulatory requirements linked to PoPI and FICA, must factor paper-based documentation into their governance, risk and compliance strategies, or run the risk of non-compliance.

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Keeping your sales team motivated and happy – a big ask!!
Posted on 23 Apr 2015
Keeping your sales team motivated and happy – a big ask!!

It is easy to assume that all salespeople are driven by earning more, but don’t omit other considerations such as job satisfaction, relationships with colleagues and other less material benefits, when considering how to keep people happy and content within the business.

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Agfa Graphics’ Anapurna M3200i RTR with high-density white at ISA
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Agfa Graphics’ Anapurna M3200i RTR with high-density white at ISA

The mid-end wide-format Anapurna M3200i RTR is one of the most successful models in Agfa Graphics’ enhanced Anapurna i-series, offering high productivity and quality at a most attractive price point.

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H-UV exceeds expectations at Imprimerie Doneux
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
H-UV exceeds expectations at Imprimerie Doneux

‘With H-UV, for the same job we can obtain better results thanks to broader possibilities, especially on substrates that are impossible to print with a conventional press, powderless operation and finishing work performed immediately!

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Primera presents its new LX2000e at Natural & Organic Products Europe
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Primera presents its new LX2000e at Natural & Organic Products Europe

Smart product labelling and packaging is extremely important and plays a significant role in the consumer’s purchasing decision.

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Novus Holdings successfully lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Novus Holdings successfully lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

Novus Holdings, formerly Paarl Media Group, has successfully listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), joining other blue chip companies on Africa’s largest stock market.

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Hunkeler visitors captivated by Ricoh production quality
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Hunkeler visitors captivated by Ricoh production quality

Representatives of local companies were impressed by the quality of the Ricoh VC60000 Ricoh showcased at Hunkeler Innovationdays (HID) 2015, and visitors were also attracted by the software solutions displayed.

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One year on and growing strong
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
One year on and growing strong

In 2013, and in line with its promise to operate in the most sustainable way – from an environmental, social and economic perspective – Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa, planted five hundred trees in the impoverished Lawley Township in Gauteng.

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Antalis appoints new HR Director
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Antalis appoints new HR Director

Simona Marchese has been appointed as Director, Human Resources, and to the Board of Antalis South Africa (Pty) Limited from 1 March 2015.

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