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SOUTH AFRICA

Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants
Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants

There's a growing opportunity for South African digital businesses to harness the power of print to build their credibility, says Vaughan Patterson...

By Vaughan Patterson 4 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The cost of impersonalisation is the new disruptive
The cost of impersonalisation is the new disruptive

Our appetite for tailored, customised, and personalised service is bigger now than ever before, largely due to the ability to gather and crunch data from online sources. The result is that businesses like Amazon can automatically suggest other products that actually do suit our tastes or, at the very least, perusal and buying patterns...

By Vaughan Patterson 7 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Interactive print is crucial to direct marketing, says white paper
Interactive print is crucial to direct marketing, says white paper

Mobile elements in marketing campaigns are becoming an industry standard, which is not surprising considering that PwC predicts 88% of South Africans have mobile Internet access...

By Jacques van Wyk 12 Oct 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[TrendTalk] Print needs to be 'sold' differently
[TrendTalk] Print needs to be 'sold' differently

If brands prize reaching consumers across all touch points wherever they are, why do media still have to justify using print to do the same?...

By Louise Marsland 11 Sep 2015

UNITED STATES

Really common mistakes made when creating flyers
Really common mistakes made when creating flyers

In business we tend to learn a lot from the mistakes that we make. This is something everyone should understand. You cannot solely focus on learning what to do in order to succeed...

By Boris Dzhingarov 8 Sep 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Caron de Fortier
Centralising print services for more effective printer fleet management

Despite a move towards printing less, the reality is that with growing volumes of information, organisations are actually printing more than ever...

By Caron de Fortier 9 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Andrew Griffith
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...

By Andrew Griffith 1 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[NewsMaker] Tandi Potgieter
[NewsMaker] Tandi Potgieter

Tandi Potgieter, the new MD of Printstagram, a personalised photographic printing company, hopes to transition the business from a purely web-based enterprise to have a bricks-and-mortar retail footprint in partnership with photographic outlets nationwide...

By Louise Marsland 12 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Leon Minnie
Enhancing your printing solution to work smarter, easier and more profitably

The printing industry has changed, with many established printer providers, as well as new companies, adopting digital printing solutions to meet the demands of the print market.

By Leon Minnie 13 Jun 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Craig Green
What it takes to transform your print business

Organisations of all sizes are looking at every part of their IT infrastructure in an effort to find additional cost savings. Believe it or not, the print infrastructure is still one place most haven't looked - and it's a huge opportunity for resellers.

By Craig Green 9 Jul 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Anthony Swart
Marketers should make the most of their resources

While the digital sphere explodes with both content and marketing options, print is still a major component of the marketer's arsenal. In fact, it is estimated that print comprises approximately 40% of a company's marketing budget.

By Anthony Swart 7 Jun 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Print partnerships assist in a shifting landscape
Print partnerships assist in a shifting landscape

The print industry is in a state of evolution, sometimes putting pressure on companies, printers and all those involved in the sector.

By Gary Davies 19 Mar 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Impact of outsourcing print management
Impact of outsourcing print management

Responding to media claims that outsourcing print management will have a beneficial effect in beating the recession for print buyers, the Printing Industries Federation of Southern Africa has responded that the long-term effects will result in dire consequences.

By Patrick Lacy 7 Mar 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Anthony Swart
Print management in 2013

I believe that this year will prove to be positive for the both the print and print management sector as I see a number of beneficial trends emerging.

By Anthony Swart 22 Feb 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Heinrich Pretorius
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

SOUTH AFRICA

Ernest Leong
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

KENYA

The pain of being a printer in Kenya

Anyone reading the Kenyan dailies would think the country will be holding an election in the next few weeks. Although a date for an election has not been fixed, political campaigns are already in top gear as people jostle for the increased political seats created by the new constitution. One of the main beneficiaries on an election are usually the printers. Unlike previous years where they would expect to be laughing all the way to the bank, this year, they could be crying as they run away from banks - literally.

By Carole Kimutai 24 Feb 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

Something's going on underground
Something's going on underground

The divide between the increasingly white-collar journalists and the more blue-collar production, sales and distribution departments is growing and, increasingly, people like you and me understand less and less about the nuts and bolts of the business of publishing. So mention "the presses" and I picture a gang of ink-stained men in overalls slaving away in a subterranean maze of machines and gigantic rolls of newsprint.

By Gill Moodie 2 Mar 2011

ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe's sole newsprint plant remains closed
Zimbabwe's sole newsprint plant remains closed

Zimbabwe's sole newsprint producer, Mutare Board and Paper Mills (MBPM) will remain inactive due to the low prices of paper, forcing newspaper publishers to import from South Africa.

By Dumisani Ndlela 8 Feb 2010

ZIMBABWE

Zim: Newsprint producer bounces back

Zimbabwe's sole paper producer Mutare Board and Paper Mills (MBPM), which stopped production last year, has bounced back ahead of the launch of at least three daily newspapers in the country.

By Dumisani Ndlela 14 Sep 2009

AFRICA

Gregory Gondwe
NPL scoops print media awards at 2009 NAMISA Awards

Nation Publications Limited (NPL), publishers of The Nation Daily, Weekend Nation and Nation on Sunday, scooped all the National Media Institute of Southern Africa print awards (NAMISA) at the ceremony held in Lilongwe, Malawi on 1 May, 2009 held as part of this year's World Press Freedom commemoration.

By Gregory Gondwe 6 May 2009

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