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Colourtech becomes the first in Africa to get Screen Jet520 HD

Bapsfontein-based Colourtech Design & Print is the first company in Africa to purchase the latest technology in inkjet web printing with the installation of the Screen Jet520 HD. The company uses the press in combination with an Ibis book-on-demand machine and Hunkeler cut-sheet line, all purchased from Ipex Machinery, to process a range of educational and publishing materials.
Sonja Groenewald, Colourtech CEO, first saw the Screen Jet520 HD at drupa in 2016, and made a site visit to Silhouet Digital Print in Belgium, where she saw the press in action. “We looked at a range of machines, but Screen stood out from the rest. I did a year’s worth of research on suitable presses, but took a day to decide on the Screen. What attracted me was

Xerox opened branch in Zambia

DIGIprint, the exclusive Xerox distributor in Zambia, has opened the first Xerox Showroom and Service Centre in Zambia. The initiative is supported by Bytes Document Solutions (BDS), the authorised Xerox   distributor in 26 sub-Saharan      countries and apart of the Telecommunications, Multi-Media and Information Technology (TMT) organisation of Altron, the parent holding company. The new centre, officially presented by Yese Bwalya, director of communications, further positions Xerox as the

Organisers join hands in Iran

Organiser of leading international trade fairs for the printing and packaging industries,  Messe Düsseldorf  will extend its portfolio to include a promising event in the Middle East: IPAP Tehran powered by drupa will be held for the first time from 12-15th October 2017 at Iran Shahr-e-Aftab (Exhibiran International).
Staged in cooperation with the Iranian organiser BRP, the trade fair targets all suppliers along the entire value chain for printing technologies from the segments of

SE Litho expands digital service with Xerox Versant 2100

SE Litho has expanded its digital printing services with the purchase of a new Xerox Versant 2100 digital press from Digilogix and Bytes Document Solutions.
 SE Litho’s Andrew Armstrong says the printing market has evolved to the point where designers are no longer interested in the limitations of litho printing and expect equal or better printed products from their digital suppliers.
 “When we first entered the digital printing market a few years ago – also with a Xerox machine – litho printing

Konica Minolta SA moves into label and packaging market

Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office, has announced that it is breaking into the local label and packaging industry.
“The world of labels is one of the most rapidly growing and fastest changing sectors in the entire printing industry, returning above GDP growth year-on-year for at least the past 30 years,” states Leon Minnie, manager: production print solutions at Konica Minolta South Africa.
“We’ve found that most of this growth has come from self-adhesive (or