Printing news

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Press offices

Enquire about a press office

Biz Takeout's

Episode 99: Best Marketing International and a jam packed show

Date: 25 Jul 2014
Get the Flash Player to play this.

Episode 98: FastCompany SA magazine, The Lean Startup methodology and Buying Cutomers with Brad Suga

Date: 18 Jul 2014
Get the Flash Player to play this.

Episode 97: MTN Business App Awards and measurability of ad campaigns.

Date: 10 Jul 2014
Get the Flash Player to play this.
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.

Share us

Advertise with us
Advertise & RatesMy Account
Company press officeList company
Recruitment packagesSubmit job ad
Download ratecard
International incentive brand hits SA shores

Since its launch in Dubai in 2001, The Entertainer has grown exponentially. We now have 21 books across 14 destinations and 11 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Europe. This year, we are also very excited to announce our further expansion into South Africa and our launch of the new 2013 Cape Town edition.

By Donna Benton 20 Nov 2012 13:15

Printing will not die, says Colourtone Aries

There seems to be a misconception that traditional commercial printing is on the verge of extinction. Not so, says Colourtone Aries. Printing has evolved and remains a critical element in the marketing mix.

Issued by Colourtone Aries 12 Nov 2012 10:08

Evolutions in the printer industry

Printer technology has by no means remained static over the years, even though the concept of the paperless office may never have materialised, and printers still form a vital part of day-to-day business. Computers, processors and the latest gadgets often get all of the publicity, but behind the scenes the humble printer has continued to evolve.

By Heinrich Pretorius 9 Nov 2012 06:04

Loeries top 10 brands, agencies

The organisers say it has been a successful year for the Loeries, with the second largest number of entries received since 2008 - over 3,000 entry submissions from across Africa and the Middle East.

2 Nov 2012 11:34

Global agreement between Ricoh, Heidelberg includes South Africa

Following a global agreement signed between Ricoh and Heidelberg, Ricoh SA and Heidelberg Southern Africa have formalised their co-operative agreement in South Africa that gives Heidelberg's customers access to Ricoh's mid-range digital presses.

22 Oct 2012 10:36

Why solid ink is better for your business

With the huge volume of printer use in an office environment, companies are starting to reassess how to keep this reliable and make it more efficient. Traditional printing methods, such as laser printing, have dominated this space for many years, so the move to a different, more innovative solution is often seen as a slightly uncomfortable jump for any business.

By Ernest Leong 13 Oct 2012 11:14

Making technical advertising relevant

Open any technical journal and, with a few exceptions, the advertising is dire. The company logo is usually right at the top, highlighting the real problem: the advertiser thinks their ad is all about them.

By Ann Druce 11 Oct 2012 06:23

Remata now offers printing services in Cape Town

Johannesburg-based printer Remata now offers cross-media marketing, litho and digital printing, digital creative work and variable data printing (VDP) from its newly established Cape Town office.

19 Sep 2012 09:44

E-zines and digital dailies: Could apps save the publishing industry?

The most recent ABC figures have painted a picture of decline for newspapers, including a 6.7% drop in circulation figures for dailies and 4,9% for weekend papers. Although magazines are holding strong, they are becoming luxury items, able to compete because they are by nature more niched than newspapers.

By Wesley Lynch 17 Sep 2012 11:32

The Secret Race

This is the riveting, news-breaking story of former Olympic gold medalist and seven-time Tour de France rider Tyler Hamilton, who takes us deep inside the secret world of professional cycling, his years as Lance Armstrong's teammate, and what it took to win - no matter the cost.

By Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle, Issued by Random House Struik 14 Sep 2012 10:47

Globally packaging trends that are changing the way we live

In a fiercely competitive retail world, every element of product packaging counts. Marketers need to understand all influences that attract consumers to invest in their brands. Trends in packaging reflect the demands of consumers that tend to become primary factors in the success of winning brands.

Issued by Colourtone Aries 10 Sep 2012 11:36

Spanner in the Works

Spanner in the Works traces the life of Pat Fahrenfort, a remarkable woman who began her working life on a factory floor, and by sheer determination and chutzpah worked her way to Parliament.

By Pat Fahrenfort, Issued by Random House Struik 30 Aug 2012 10:55

Three Rs to manage a corporate's carbon footprint

Adopting simple strategies, especially when it comes to print procurement, can make a big difference towards going green. The three Rs (Reuse, Recycle, Recyclable) are the most important factors to focus on when it comes to managing a corporate's carbon footprint, reducing waste and paper usage.

29 Aug 2012 11:52

Nashua at Johannesburg Africa Print Expo this week

Following its involvement at the Cape Town and Durban legs of Africa Print Expo, where Nashua won awards for Best Exhibition Stand (Large Category) at both events, the company is taking part in the Johannesburg show this week from 22-24 August 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

22 Aug 2012 11:06

Retail trends in printing still draw on 50's thought

To understand current trends in printing for the retail industry, we need to get to grips with design thought. Printing and packaging powerhouse, Colourtone Aries, has noted a consistent trend from the early 50's and 60's in design thought, but with a contemporary focus and a significant investment in technology.

Issued by Colourtone Aries 20 Aug 2012 11:46

Sign Africa and Africa Print Expo set for 2012

Practical Publishing is said to be all geared up for the International Sign Africa and Africa Print Expo taking place from 22-24 August 2012 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. This expo is aimed at providing business opportunities, equipment and consumables relating to the printing and signage industries.

14 Aug 2012 13:41

Nashua becomes associate member of Printing SA

Nashua Limited has gained associate membership to the Printing Industries Federation of South Africa's (PIFSA) newly launched brand, Printing SA (PSA). Associate members are those who supply machines and services to the printing industry, while companies that produce prints are able to gain full membership.

31 Jul 2012 09:49

All set for PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference

The 14th PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference, under the theme "From Local to Global: Media Research in a Developing World", will take place from 26-29 August 2012 in Munyonyo, Lake Victoria, Uganda at the Speke Resort & Conference Centre.

27 Jul 2012 10:17

Making Money Out of Property in South Africa

More than 50 000 readers can attest to finding Making Money out of Property an indispensable guide to investing in the lucrative South African property market.

By Jason Lee, Issued by Random House Struik 23 Jul 2012 09:47

From Locker Room to Boardroom

Can rugby talent be turned into business success and, if so, how? More than 84 per cent of professional rugby players in South Africa are going to find it difficult to survive financially once they stop playing rugby. How will they find success in their new careers once their rugby jerseys have been washed for the last time?

By Ross Van Reenen, Issued by Random House Struik 20 Jul 2012 14:09

Mondi to acquire 93.4% of Nordenia

Paper and packaging group Mondi (MND) is to acquire 93.4% of the outstanding share capital of Nordenia International from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management‚ LP and certain other minority shareholders for a total cash consideration of €240m. In addition‚ Mondi will assume €398m of debt and debt-like liabilities‚ implying an enterprise value for 100% of the company of €655m.

13 Jul 2012 08:25

Nashua wins award at Africa Print Expo

Nashua Limited has won the award for Best Exhibition Stand - Large Category, at the Africa Print Expo recently held in Cape Town, South Africa. The award provides further validity of the company's recent decision to pour a substantial investment into leading its expansion into production printing.

11 Jul 2012 14:15

Secure 'follow-me printing' assists employees to work independently

Konica Minolta South Africa announces that secure 'follow-me printing' technology assists employees to work independently away from their desks and workstations. Printing straight from a mobile device, without a separate app is the benefit of its 'Everyone Print', a wireless printing solution that establishes a private hosted cloud printing environment.

10 Jul 2012 14:19

Trends in packaging that are shaping the future

A focus on a sustainable environment and functionality in design is what is shaping the future of packaging. So says printing and packaging powerhouse, Colourtone Aries. If it is not a responsible solution, both in terms of sustainability and cost effectiveness, it is not in demand.

Issued by Colourtone Aries 9 Jul 2012 13:16

Printing is here to stay says Colourtone Aries

Not long ago graphic designers, traffic managers and printers worked well into the night planning the layout and pagination of an annual report. Soon, thanks to significant strides in printing technology, these meetings became shorter and eventually unnecessary.

Issued by Colourtone Aries 2 Jul 2012 12:44

Naspers' Steve Pacak on digital, print and the future

Naspers released another set of good results for the year to the end of March 2012 - boosted by a rise in revenue from its internet businesses in emerging markets across the globe. However, the pay-TV business here in South Africa and the rest of the continent also contributed substantially to the bottom line. Naspers financial director Steve Pacak tells Bizcommunity why DStv had a good year, what the future of pay-TV looks like and why, with the Media24 print business, there's some heartening news for journalists.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 29 Jun 2012 07:15

Business advice, from the best in the business

Are you interested in setting up your own business, improving your leadership skills or simply looking for inspiration from one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time?

Issued by Random House Struik 19 Jun 2012 11:19

Nashua extends printing market through expos

Described as having the number one market share in the country for over 25 years in digital office automation equipment and document output solutions, Nashua will participate in the 2012 Africa Print Expo in Cape Town on 20-21 June to accelerate its strategic shift into the production printing market.

12 Jun 2012 10:45

Print mailers not dead just yet says Colourtone Aries

Colourtone Aries points out that, while the digital age is well and truly entrenched in the global market and gaining significant momentum in South Africa, it is dangerous to assume that traditional print direct mail or marketing campaigns are no longer effective.

Issued by Colourtone Aries 21 May 2012 12:41

Food labelling legislation - not just about compliance

The requirements of the new 'food labelling' legislation, which became effective on 1 March 2012, presents an enormous opportunity for the advertising profession.

By Odette van der Haar 15 May 2012 09:12

Show more