2020-2022 International Color Quality Club registration is open

Registration for the 2020-2022 International Color Quality Club is open. The global print quality contest for newspapers and magazines operates across five different categories for the various print production process and product types. The objective of this contest is to prove and improve the...

28 Aug 2019

World Printers Forum releases 2018 Print Innovation Awards report

The World Printers Forum released its report on the 2018 Print Innovation Awards. You may download it here - employees of Wan-Ifra member organisations may download the report free of charge. You may still submit entries for the 2019 Print Innovation Awards here. The winners will be announced at...

30 Apr 2019

Novus Holdings take home 11 Gapp Awards

Novus Holdings collected a total of 11 awards at the Gapp Awards. The company's eight national printing companies respectively received one gold, two silver, and three bronze awards as well as five runner-up honours entitled Winning Achievers.

17 Oct 2018

Print Innovation Awards to be held at IFRA World Publishing Expo

The World Printers Forum will present the Print Innovation Awards on the first exhibition day of the IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin, Germany on 9 October 2018. The awards aim to recognise innovative print ads as well as print products worldwide and is open to newspaper and magazine publishers...

24 May 2018

New printer at Graffiti is greener, more effective

Graffiti has acquired the first EFI Vutek GS525OLXr printer in South Africa. The inherent environmental benefits of the printer will also improve the carbon footprint, as the company strives to run a cleaner, greener operation. The new printer has 10 colours, including white channels. They are...

18 Aug 2015

South African company wins international printing award

At the 2014 European Rotogravure Association Publication Gravure Awards, held in Salzburg Austria, Paarl Media Cape received the international printing award for the Clicks Health and Baby catalogue and commendation for the HomeChoice. The awards are organised by the European Rotogravure Association...

2 Dec 2014

White Paper - Paper characteristics for digital printing

New technological developments in electrophotographic printing are placing stringent demands on paper performance. With higher run speeds and higher image quality expectations, paper manufacturers are challenged to produce papers with the appropriate characteristics at acceptable price points....

11 Jul 2014

Arno Lindemann appointed to Loeries jury

The Chief Creative Officer of Hamburg based Lukas Lindemann Rosinski, Lindemann has been appointed jury chairman for Print, Outdoor and Collateral Media for the 2014 Loeries. In the first year that Arno Lindemann opened his new agency - Lukas Lindemann Rosinski - the agency brought home an...

18 Jun 2014

Print not dead - Sunday Times receives marketing award

The Sunday Times scooped first place in the 'Best Idea to grow Subscription Sales' category at the International News Media Association (INMA) Awards in San Francisco earlier this week for its strong and highly relevant incentive created by the development of the Sunday Times FoodWeekly Cookbook,...

23 May 2014

Mail & Guardian lunch with editor Chris Roper

A reminder about the lunch with Chris Roper, editor-in-chief of The Mail & Guardian on Tuesday, May 20 at Sappi in Braamfontein as he talks about Print vs Online. Please click here for more information about the event and to buy tickets....

13 May 2014

PR Net: Chris Roper, M&G editor on online vs print

Chris Roper made the shift from online editor of Mail & Guardian to editor in chief. He will speak to PR-Net about how news gathering and editing has changed and, in particular, if and how his thinking has morphed in this new position. Our venue for this lunch session is Sappi's Braamfontein...

3 Apr 2014

Live 3-D printing demo today in Cape Town

A seminar and live 3-D printing demo takes place today, 5 March 2014, at the Guild, The Lookout V&A Waterfront, Cape Town from 11am to 5:40pm. Dr Michaella Janse van Vuuren, founder of the Agents of the 3D Revolution, says she founded the organisation to make sure that no one is left behind in what...

5 Mar 2014

New learners join Point 2014 Learnership Programme

Tshepo Sensosi, Tshego Mmahlatji and Siphokazi Vice have been selected as the three new interns to join the Point Learnership Programme for 2014. The learnership programme was launched in 2013 as a platform to teach learners the intricacies of printing, the print management process and how to best...

3 Mar 2014

Ads24 replaces printed rate cards with InfoLab

Ads24 has introduced a new tool, InfoLab, to replace the old printed rate cards that are no longer available. It is a browser based widget solution, accessed directly in browser windows from PCs, laptops or tablets. It offers a number of benefits to registered users, who can search by publication or...

5 Dec 2013

New ad campaign for StarSat

A new ad campaign is being rolled out now on TV, print, radio, online and OOH is a result of a collaborative brainstorming session between StarSat and ad agency Shift Joe Public. The hot air balloon ad, 'Change your View', features the townspeople of Clarens, taking to the skies, to promote the new...

4 Dec 2013

20 years of DIY celebrated at Home Handyman

Celebrating 20 years of publishing DIY, Home Handyman has an array of prizes for new subscribers to mark the occasion. Launched in November 1993 by the Platinum Publications/Primedia Magazines' stable, it has been published by the independent Home Handyman Publishing company for the past 13 years....

22 Nov 2013

Ricoh leads in 2013 Magic Quadrant

For the fourth year in succession, Gartner has made Ricoh a leader in its 2013 Magic Quadrant report for Managed Print Services. The company was also recently named a leader in Worldwide Managed Print Services (MPS), according to the new IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Document...

8 Nov 2013

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

11 Feb 2013

ISO Certification for Paarl Media

The SABS has awarded Paarl Media KwaZulu-Natal ISO 9001:2008 accreditation - the international standard for quality management systems (QMS). The audit was based on its site, functions, products, services and processes. The QMS requirements are underpinned by eight management principles: a customer...

4 Sep 2012

Point wins Unilever's Enterprise Service Excellence Award

At an awards evening, held late last week, Point, an African print procurement company, received the Enterprise Service Excellence award from Unilever. Through the partnership and exposure to the print company, Unilever have realised the considerable benefits of a print management system across many...

6 Aug 2012

This week's lineup on Media@SAfm show
This week's lineup on Media@SAfm show

This Sunday, 22 July 2012, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include: A discussion on the Future of Media Conference as it moves to the airwaves. We get feedback on the 'Future of TV' with Chris Botha, the 'Future of Radio' with Gordon...

20 Jul 2012

Point moves to Sandton landmark

Point, a print management solutions company, has moved to the 8th floor of the revamped Fredman Towers, a landmark building in Fredman Drive in the Sandton CBD. With the increase in staff numbers, it became inefficient to work from a virtual office and the decision was made to find head office...

14 Nov 2011

[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows
[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows

In case you're wondering what's been happening with the Bizcommunity/Chai FM Media & Marketing radio show this month of October 2011, since Chai FM is a Jewish community radio station and this is the month of various Jewish high holy days (Rosh Hashanah/New Year, Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement and...

5 Oct 2011

Loerie entries close at month end
Loerie entries close at month end

Entries for all categories of the Loerie Awards close on Tuesday 31 May 2011. Entries from Africa and the Middle East are eligible in the categories television, radio and print, communication design, architecture, interior design, direct marketing, PR communication, non-broadcast video, live events,...

27 May 2011

Order online, have printing delivered anywhere in SA
Order online, have printing delivered anywhere in SA

South Africa has been chosen to pilot HP Online Print Service offering globally. This design and print service is available to any business, regardless of where it is situated, as an online service. The concept enables a user either to brief a design or print job or upload print-ready files; choose...

26 May 2011

Print outsourcing goes international
Print outsourcing goes international

Print Outsource International (Point SA), a print management company that opened in 2005, has proved so successful at Unilever that it is now expanding its services to include the Unilever offices in Dubai and Turkey, with a view to possibly expanding to Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and Egypt. The...

16 May 2011

Sugar paper encourages sustainability

Sappi's newly launched Masuga paper comprises 90% sugar cane waste and 10% wood fibre, sourced from a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified plantation. It was developed in response to Woolworths' need to use a paper that supports its Good Business Journey goals of protecting the environment and...

18 Feb 2011

Paarl Media Cape's new address
Paarl Media Cape's new address

Following its September 2010 merger, Paarl Media Cape has a new address; 10 Freedom Way, Milnerton, 7440 or PO Box 37014, Chempet, 7442. Contact numbers are tel +27 (0)21 550 2500, fax +27 (0)21 870 3800 and email az.oc.aidemlraap@ofnibRev('brev-b2e87b53-1b74-42cd-84a1-07ae81d6321c',...

17 Jan 2011

TB Media awards open for entry

Entries for the second annual Red Cross/Lilly MDR-TB Partnership TB Media Award have opened for print and online journalism that has provided responsible, accurate and timely information on tuberculosis prevention, research, development and treatment in general circulation media between 1 January...

17 Jan 2011

Eco-friendly 2-sided printing

Océ South Africa has introduced a new line of printing technology to the local market with its Océ VarioPrint 6000 range, which uses one engine to drive two imaging belts simultaneously to print two-sided jobs faster and more reliably, as each sheet only passes through the engine once....

11 Jan 2011

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