Graphix - Volume 8, Issue 10, 2009
Volume 8, Issue 10, 2009
Author Gavin SmithSource: Graphix 8 (2009)More Less
The best news I heard this month, from a number of people, is that the spending taps are finally being opened. We have all, over the last eight months, been bewailing the state of the economy and no one could predict when things would come right. Although not at full speed yet, there are tangible signs of recovery and this is being driven by a surge of optimism running through the print industry. If we can all keep this up things bode well for 2010 and beyond.
Author Sigongile GuraSource: Graphix 8, pp 5 –6 (2009)More Less
Atlas Printers is a family owned, private company, that has been in business for over 45 years. They specialise in providing high quality printing services to both individuals and large multi-national corporates by using the most reliable, sophisticated technology available.
Source: Graphix 8, pp 8 –10 (2009)More Less
A few months ago Wynand Boshoff, CEO of Syncrom, enthusiastically told Graphix about the redesign of their vorTEX machine. This said, it is basically a cosmetic change, and Boshoff does not want to create the impression that they are making a better machine. The principles of the product, designed over a three year period, have remained the same, and the inner workings of the new machine are practically identical.
Author Don YatesSource: Graphix 8 (2009)More Less
Value added print applications in lamination are a growing sector of the print industry. Traditional lamination is already a well known technology and, over the past 10 years, the technique of thermal lamination has gained significant acceptance. Because of decreasing run lengths and shortening production turnaround times, the market share of thermal lamination is growing. The development of digital printing, with short run lengths and specific toners and inks, is also driving this phenomenon.
Source: Graphix 8, pp 17 –18 (2009)More Less
If you require a machine to meet your punching and binding needs, Renz has a model that will suit your needs and your budget. Managing director Robert Vos of W. Vos & Co, distributors of Renz products in South Africa, says that, coupled to their innovation and attention to detail, Renz subscribes to the German manufacturing ethos of producing equipment that is both functional and has a reputation for lasting durability. 'Whether you require a binding line that automatically produces hundreds of books per hour or a versatile punching machine with interchangeable dies, you cannot go wrong with Renz.'
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Source: Graphix 8, pp 24 –25 (2009)More Less
It's no secret that, in years gone by, printers have regarded digital machines as glorified photocopy machines. This came about when they tried to use the standard office photocopier as a production machine, and had their fingers burnt when the machine broke down and print quality was not up to scratch. This had led to a continued belief that digital printers are unreliable, and maintenance is an ongoing and expensive exercise.
Source: Graphix 8, pp 28 –29 (2009)More Less
Keeping your machines in running order is the first rule of business. Without them you cannot produce your product, and your company folds. According to Mark Burn, managing director of Air and Vacuum, a proper maintenance schedule can ensure a sustainable and profitable business.
Source: Graphix 8, pp 29 –32 (2009)More Less
Ask anyone, preventative maintenance is a dirty phrase within the print industry. Granted, a machine that is not running is not making money, but the result of not doing regular repairs could cost a company far more in the long run. This said there are companies, a small percentage of printers, that take their maintenance regime seriously, and are subsequently far more productive and successful.
Source: Graphix 8, pp 34 –35 (2009)More Less
Jim Nicol, technical sales manager at Eco Pressroom, says that there is definite aversion to maintenance, in any form, within the print industry. There is always time to reprint the job but never enough time to maintain the blankets. This is mystifying as merely doing the basics prolongs the life of the machine, increases productivity, and boosts profitability.
Source: Graphix 8, pp 40 –41 (2009)More Less
Exibit Print, a family owned business, started in 1995 with a small one colour press, a guillotine and some analogue pre-press equipment. In 2001 the double garage they were operating in became too small, so the company was moved to an old house in Kuils River which was revamped and turned it into a factory. Eight years later this growth continues and the future looks good for Exibit.
Source: Graphix 8, pp 42 –43 (2009)More Less
Bytes Document Solutions has sold the first iGen4 cut-sheet digital press in South Africa. Ince, a leading integrated communications agency, believe the iGen4 will bolster their 1:1 relationship marketing division as an integral component of its strategy to assist clients with delivering integrated campaigns to market. The iGen4 compliments their acquisition of XMPIE which enables the delivery of cross media campaigns.