South Africa Represented In Global Wrap Like A King Challenge

South African company Sharpline Signs and Graphics were amongst the continent finalists for Avery Dennison’s ‘Wrap Like A King Challenge’. All entries were judged based on the difference between the before and after pictures, installation skill and quality, overall look and appeal, and uniqueness.  Sharpline Signs and Graphics’ Project description The Drift Vehicle wrap was Latex […]

2019-11-11T08:33:52+02:00Nov 8th, 2019|

Printing SA Calls Upon President Not To Sign Copyright Bill

Printing SA is calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa not to sign the Copyright Bill, believing it will have unintended and detrimental consequences. South Africa’s exports to the USA are at stake, triggered by the Copyright Bill. The Copyright Bill is with the President waiting to be signed into law, which will affect the intellectual property rights […]

2019-11-11T08:34:12+02:00Nov 6th, 2019|

Maintaining Sustainability In The Graphics Sector

Laurel Brunner from the Verdigris Project has emphasised that – as far as the graphics industry is concerned – not much progress has been made concerning green business practices. These days interest in sustainability and reducing environmental impact appears to be high. At least it is amongst consumers and governments, but although lots of people […]

2019-11-04T08:27:56+02:00Oct 31st, 2019|

T-Shirt Print Of The Week: Black & White T-Shirts

Black & White T-Shirts recently produced a large order of T-shirts. The material used was 160g combed cotton, with plastisol inks used through a four colour spot on 60 mesh process. 100 T-shirts were developed through the process, donning the Dermalogica brand and a message pledging a stance against gender-based violence. BLACK & WHITE T-SHIRTS (+27 […]

2019-11-04T08:28:07+02:00Oct 31st, 2019|

Enter The FESPA Awards 2020

Launched in 1991, the FESPA Awards is the longest running awards in the speciality print industry. Printing SA members can have their entry couriered free of charge from Printing SA’s national office.  Please have your projects dropped off/couriered to Printing SA’s national office by 4 November 2019. Address: 575 Lupton Drive, Halfway House Midrand, Gauteng. Enter at: PRINTING […]

2019-11-04T08:28:22+02:00Oct 31st, 2019|

Digital Signage Is First And Foremost A Communications Tool

According to Bradley Cooper, Technology Editor for Digital Signage Today, digital signage is useful for more than just simple advertising. It can also help a community become a safer place, raise awareness for community issues and help support vulnerable groups.  Safety first Outdoor displays can play a critical role for public safety by providing safety […]

2019-10-28T11:10:09+02:00Oct 25th, 2019|

Why Vinyl Is The First Choice For Users

Waldo Lonsbury Semon, a researcher, made vinyl popular back in the 1920s when he produced a PVC, through additives, that was more flexible and easily processed than its predecessor. In this article, Sytech Supplies discusses the benefits of vinyl and its origins. Semon’s development led to new products, factories and the creation of more jobs. This […]

2019-10-28T11:10:20+02:00Oct 25th, 2019|

Sign Africa Expo Team And Suppliers Step Up For Charity

Expo organisers Practical Publishing and its suppliers have donated R10,000 to Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon and R5738,62 to Dullstroom Bird of Prey Centre through their Step Up For Charity campaign. Each year, the expo team and suppliers step up for charity at the Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Johannesburg expos. Participants used their cellphones […]

2019-10-28T11:11:11+02:00Oct 18th, 2019|

Five Tips To Boost Business With Poster Printing

According to James De Waal, head of marketing business imaging group, Canon South Africa, if you have a large format print (LFP) device, posters are probably one of your most popular applications. He discusses five ways you can use posters to add impact, deliver value and boost sales. If you’re treating posters as commodity work, you […]

2019-10-28T11:11:26+02:00Oct 18th, 2019|

Making Vehicles Stand Out With 3D Printing

Ira Somers, writing for Massivit 3D, explores the elements needed to effectively capture attention with 3D printing on fleet graphics, promotional vehicles and more. Promotional vehicles with car wrapping A ‘promotional vehicle’ can include cars, trucks, SUVs or bikes that promote a brand, business, product, or service. There are many creative ways to turn an ordinary […]

2019-10-28T11:11:37+02:00Oct 18th, 2019|