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The list below provides a brief description about each of our Website Sponsors with hyperlinked headlines and logos which lead you to their Websites. We do hope you find it informative and useful...
Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics is a world leader in prepress solutions for the printing and publishing industries. Agfa Graphics provides commercial, newspaper and packaging printers with the most extensive range of workflow automation, project management, computer-to-film, computer-to-plate and proofing solutions.

As the world’s largest plate supplier, Agfa Graphics produces analogue plates as well as thermal, visible light, and chemistry-free digital plates to offer advanced solutions for different printing applications.

Agfa also serves the indoor and outdoor display market with wide-format inkjet printing systems, and the short-run printing market with its :Dotrix industrial inkjet printing systems. Seeing the potential for inkjet printing, the company is investing heavily in the development of innovative technologies to fill market needs.
Antalis South Africa
Antalis is the largest distributor of communications support materials in Southern Africa.

PRINT: A wide array of coated, carbonless and creative papers and envelopes for printers, graphic artists, designers, publishers and communication agencies

OFFICE: A selection of paper for retailers, resellers, businesses and public sector organisations

GRAPHICS: Products and services backed by a great support team

Antalis Graphics’ success has been enhanced by its close ties with a number of leading global manufacturers. Long established partnerships with many of its key international suppliers such as Kodak (the complete Graphics portfolio), Du Pont, Trelleborg (Reeves), Epson and Glunz + Jensen have played a vital role in the technological superiority of Antalis Graphics. It also represents EFI Vutek, Apple Computer, Barenschee, Billows Protocol, Duplo International, ECRM, Farrukh Systems, Folex, Hahnemuehle, Just, Praxair, SAI, Tal, Tera, Theimer, and X-Rite.
Canon South Africa
Canon offers a full range of production printers and software for in-house printing and commercial printers. Whether you are in graphic arts, publishing, transaction printing or a corporate reprographic department, with our printing and software solutions you can turn around jobs faster and offer your customer the quality they demand.

Scalable, modular digital presses providing superb quality and speeds for a wide range of page volumes. Outstanding colour printing technology combined with easy-to-use workflow to deliver image quality that looks and feels like offset.

Copy, print, scan, manage and electronically distribute both colour or black-and-white large-format documents for technical and graphic arts applications with our complete portfolio of large-format printers, plotters, copiers, finishing equipment and software.
Drupa 2020
The world’s biggest and most important trade fair for print and crossmedia solutions will stick to its proven four-year cycle and will be held again in Düsseldorf from Tuesday, 16 - 26 June, 2020.

The atmosphere at drupa 2016, could hardly be topped: the investment climate was extremely good and far exceeded all expectations. As the 11-day trade fair drew to a close the 1,837 exhibitors from 54 countries unanimously reported excellent business deals, extremely promising contacts and a positive spirit for the global print industry.

The re-positioning of drupa and its focus on future themes with strong growth potential – such as 3D printing, functional printing or packaging printing – proves to be a real asset. Be it publication, commercial, packaging or industrial printing – printing technology offers matching solutions for all of these applications while opening up new lines of business and business models at the same time.
EFI is a world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for the commercial printing and enterprise markets. EFI’s portfolio of integrated solutions span production printing, superwide printing, graphic arts, advanced professional printing software, industrial inkjet systems and corporate products.

EFI’s award-winning technologies increase productivity by automating print and business processes, streamlining workflow, adding value-added services, and producing accurate digital output across the gamut of digital printing from office to high end production to superwide digital inkjet printing.

EFI’s robust product portfolio includes Fiery digital colour print servers; VUTEk superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions.
Driven by considerable investment into micro-piezo and ink technology, Epson develops quality industrial digital printers for a wide range of professional applications within the prepress, signage, label, photo, CAD and textile markets. These include the market-leading range of 610 x 1626mm (24 - 64-inch) width inkjet Epson Stylus Pro printers for photo, display and proofing; the SureColor range of 1626mm wide-format printers for POS/signage; the SurePress L-4033A label printer and the Epson SureLab SL-D3000 digital dry lab for high quality photo prints and cards.

Epson’s printers all offer: Performance - highly productive products with key features to help print businesses become more efficient; Economy - products that are economical in their use of paper, energy and consumables; Ecology - environmentally-conscious products; and Choice - a wide variety of products, consumables and services, engineered specifically for print businesses.
Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing. Its products and services help raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business.

Esko is the worldwide market leader with software for artwork creation, pre-production, automation, quality assurance and collaboration targeted at brand owners, retailers, designers and packaging manufacturers. Its CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers, Kongsberg short-run converting and signage finishing systems complete its portfolio for the packaging, label, signage and display industries. It also provides a range of workflow, automation and quality assurance solutions for commercial printing and publishing. There’s also the Enfocus suite of PDF tools.

Esko is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India.
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions Southern Africa
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions forms part of Ferrostaal GMBH in Essen, Germany with its 50 years’ experience in the Graphic Solutions market. Ferrostaal imports and sells some of the highest quality equipment to the South African market.

The products supplied, serviced and maintained vary from Offset Litho solutions - Fujifilm Litho plates, Ryobi, Recmi Industrie to extrusion – Reifenhauser-Kiefel.

Ferrostaal caters for the narrow web flexographic printing market - Edale Ltd from the UK, Daco Solutions – Slitting and Die-Cutting machines to wide web flexographic printing machines, and from Flexotecnica to Cerutti Gravure printing machines.

Sales and service is the main concern and its overseas trained product managers, sales representatives and technicians in its three branches situated in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, offer excellent service and product knowledge.
FESPA is a federation of trade associations and an organiser of exhibitions and conferences for the screen and digital printing industry. Formerly, the name FESPA stood for 'The Federation of European Screen Printers Associations'. Now, FESPA is known by its acronym, which has worldwide recognition. FESPA's objective is the promotion of screen printing and digital imaging through each of the 28 separate National Associations in Europe who are its members, together with its six Associate members associations in Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and Thailand.

FESPA plans and promotes exhibitions and conferences for screen and digital printing and helps its National Associations by supporting projects and activities organised by them, and also provides a regular forum for information exchange. FESPA also monitors new developments in screen printing and digital technology and communicates the results to members through seminars and the trade press.
Goss International
Goss delivers unique opportunities for printers and publishers to advance the print medium to new levels of impact and value. Worldwide development and support resources are anchored by world-class manufacturing sites throughout the United States, Europe and Asia , enabling Goss web offset presses, packaging presses and finishing systems to set the standards for innovation, productivity and value.

Goss’ industry leadership position is built on intensive collaboration with customers and a proven ability to innovate and execute, making web offset a more effective way to communicate. In-depth process knowledge and expansive R&D efforts continue to deliver differentiating breakthroughs like gapless Sunday press, Autoplate, Flexible Printing System, Automatic Transfer, DigiRail and Ecocool technologies, as well as advanced workflow and finishing systems.

The Goss Lifetime Support programme extends this level of innovation and execution throughout the life of every Goss system.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
With a global market share for sheetfed offset of more than 40 per cent, Heidelberg is the world's leading solution provider in the print media industry. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the company focuses on the entire process and value chain for popular format classes in sheetfed offset and flexographic printing.

Apart from printing presses, the product portfolio includes plate imaging and finishing equipment, as well as software to integrate all print manufacturing processes. In addition, Heidelberg offers a wide range of spare parts, consumables, used equipment and services, along with extensive training programmes provided by the Print Media Academy. The company also assists its customers' investment plans by offering financing concepts.

With development and production sites in six countries and some 250 sales offices worldwide, the company offers services to more than 200,000 customers around the globe.
HP Graphic Arts
HP provides the industry's most comprehensive, high-end digital printing portfolio - producing everything from postage stamps to building wraps - to deliver profitable growth for customers, while backed by HP's leadership, commitment to customer success and dedication to global responsibility.

Spanning virtually every form of printed output, HP's Graphics Solutions Business serves the needs of the diverse creative and printing communities with consistently outstanding output, complete workflow solutions, dependable partner solutions and a broad selection of ink and media options.

With HP Designjet, HP Indigo, HP Inkjet High-speed Production Solutions, HP Scitex and HP Speciality Printing Systems, HP offers customers new revenue-generating opportunities and strategies to differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market.
Kemtek Imaging Systems
Kemtek Print Solutions is one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of prepress, press, post press equipment and consumables to the printing, packaging and allied industries.

Its principals include Agfa Graphics, Flint (BASF), Duplo, Rogers, Biesse, Technova, proofing materials and chemistries from a range of suppliers and its own manufacturing plants.

Kemtek Print Solutions is the exclusive distributor for Screen’s range of Computer to Plate, Workflow Systems and Digital Printing solutions. It also represents the Epson range, in conjunction with EFI, for proofing, as well as EskoArtwork’s complete portfolio of CDI imaging and Kongsberg Cutting Tables, and complete range of Workflow and Software solutions.

Its press ranges includes Komori sheetfed and web offset, HP Indigo digital presses, and Screen Truepress digital offset and inkjet solutions, as well as Scodix Digital Embossing machines. Principals in post press include: Duplo International and Perfecta cutting systems.
Koenig & Bauer AG
The Koenig & Bauer Group is one of the largest press manufacturers worldwide and has the broadest press range in the industry. The parent company is Koenig & Bauer AG with facilities in Würzburg, Radebeul, Frankenthal and Trennfeld in Germany.

The other core members of the group are Maschinenfabrik KBA-Mödling AG in Mödling, near Vienna, Austria, KBA-Grafitec s.r.o. in Dobruška, Czech Republic, KBA-Metroprint AG and KBA-Metronic in Veitshöchheim, near Würzburg, Germany, KBA-MetalPrint GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany, and KBA-NotaSys S.A. in Lausanne, Switzerland. KBA North America Inc. in Dallas, Texas, USA, is the sales and service subsidiary for the United States and Canada. In addition KBA has sales and service outlets in the UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Brazil, Russia, Poland, Australia, China, Malaysia and Singapore, plus a global network of dealers. The core companies in the group currently employ more than 7,400 people.
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging, graphic communications and functional printing industries.

Kodak offers the industry’s widest range of products and solutions – from intelligent business scanning, prepress and workflow to high-quality digital and offset output – to help expand your business and improve your productivity.

Kodak Marketmover Business Development Services provide innovative tools, services and support for graphic communications providers. Its unique Marketmover services combine expert teams of professionals with extensive, regularly updated online resources, plus a vast suite of personalised services that include on-site training and educational seminars.
Manroland Web Systems
Manroland Web Systems Augsburg, is part of the Lübeck-based Possehl Group since February 2012. Its clear strategy – stability, investment security, groundbreaking technology, and a strong focus on service – also guides Manroland Web Systems. With this spectrum of services and a 100% customer focus, the world market leader in web offset printing provides the added value that helps ensure its customers’ success. Today, one out of every three newspapers worldwide is printed on a printing system from Manroland Web Systems.

Web offset presses from Augsburg provide tailor-made solutions for newspaper, publishing, and commercial printing. A worldwide sales and service network also markets ancillary printing equipment and pressroom products, software and workflow management systems. Its strategic partnership with Océ Printing Systems also plays an important role. The company operates with about 1,500 employees worldwide in the new presses business, service and spare parts.
Quality builds Trust is the principle of our success.

Since 1855 Krause has served the graphic arts industry. Embedded in the Horstmann Group with approx. 2000 employees and a yearly turnover of Euro 350 million.

With innovative solutions and high quality products we always support our partners. Our team spirit with highly qualified and dedicated staff and the personal customer contact let us identify their needs and problems on time, develop ideas and find solutions leading to success. For us, a trustful and lasting partnership is important in which new perspectives are developed together.

Since 1989, Krause has provided Computer-to-Plate systems for Newspaper and Commercial applications - supported by Software solutions for imposition and workflow with comprehensive Service Modules.

We are technology leader in Newspaper CTP systems with a unique bundle of platesetters and processors in one system for every segment.
Leonhard Kurz
Kurz is a major international supplier of hot stamping technology and has nine production facilities located in Europe, Asia and the United States. It also has 22 international branch offices and 70 distributors.

Kurz hot stamping foils are utilised on a wide assortment of products. These include packaging, greetings cards, electronic devices, household appliances, cosmetics, textiles, furniture, automotive parts, and numerous other items. Kurz's state-of-the-art application technology, magnetic foils, and holograms provide effective and attractive brand name protection, as well as increased security for businesses everywhere.

In addition to foils, Kurz offers a wide range of other products such as stamping tools and machines. It also has the expertise and logistical support to satisfy all the demands of effective, high-volume foil production. In addition, its customer support team is on standby at all times to respond to the needs of customers worldwide.
Muller Martini
Muller Martini constantly strives to meet changing market and customer requirements with creative and cost-efficient solutions. Our comprehensive and diverse product range extends from narrow web offset presses for printing intricate business forms, commercial jobs and labels... to wire stitching, buffering, trimming, perfect binding and thread sewing... to sophisticated mailroom solutions for the newspaper market. Invariably, it puts integrated system ideas and value-added total solutions first.

Through innovative business ideas, as well as products and services that meet changing market demands, today’s graphics industry can take advantage of new opportunities.

Muller Martini set an important milestone at Drupa 2008 with the presentation of its new generation of machines. On the one hand, the new systems feature ultra modern ergonomic design. On the other, new functionality, together with innovative workflow-enabled improved user-friendliness brings new impetus for growth.
The Company Adolf Mohr, Maschinenfabrik was founded in 1906. The product line is marketed worldwide under the brand name POLAR. The main products are High-Speed Cutters for the graphic and paper converting industry, peripheral equipment for all operations around cutting, LabelSystems and Pile Turners. POLAR is world leader and trendsetter.

The beginning of the cooperation with HEIDELBERG goes back to the year 1949. Since that time, our worldwide mutual Sales- and Service organisation has systematically expanded.

POLAR regards its customers as partners and supports them in making sure, that all processes in the post press area remain always in motion. Therefore our new motto: ‘…closer to you’. Closer to the customers, closer to the trends and... closer to the important topics.
Print Process Champions
Evolution from Web Offset to Print Process Champions to collect, share and promote best practices for all printing processes, the Group was formed in 1998 to ‘champion’ best practice in the web offset printing industry as a tool to improve productivity, quality and safety. It now embodies all printing processes. The Group is a joint project of international suppliers working with other industry specialists, printers and associations throughout the world to publish best practice guides. GATF is a principal content contributor and is also the exclusive distributor in North America.

Focus on total production process: The group’s objective is to improve productivity. This requires a cross-industry and cross-process approach because no single company can provide answers to all the variables of the press line and its consumables. Best practices are a tool to improve overall performance before making any capital investment.
QuadTech, Inc. is a worldwide leader and innovator of performance proven press control technology. QuadTech offers an extensive array of auxiliary controls, including best-selling Register Guidance Systems, the award-winning Color Control System, a 100 per cent Inspection System for Packaging, and the widely known Autotron line. The JDF enabled Data Central® provides data collection and web-based reporting on all QuadTech ICON™ based control systems.

Founded in 1979, QuadTech sells its automated control systems in more than 100 countries to the web offset newspaper and commercial markets, packaging market and publication gravure market. Headquartered in Sussex, WI, USA, QuadTech maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, including facilities strategically located throughout Europe, and in Japan, China, Singapore, India, and North and South America. QuadTech is a subsidiary of Quad/Graphics, the largest privately held printer in the Western Hemisphere.
Quark began operations in Europe and the Far East in 1988. Quark now maintains development offices in India and the United States; customer support centres in India, Japan, Switzerland and the United States; with sales and marketing operations across the globe. Customers in more than 100 countries rely on Quark products to create, design, and manage their publications - from newspapers, magazines, and books to advertising, catalogues, brochures, online material, and more.

Today, QuarkXPress continues to innovate. With Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution, we are helping customers meet changing requirements and develop new revenue streams by extending the benefits of advanced technologies across the publishing process. Our dynamic publishing solution is setting a new standard in automated multi-channel publishing by combining the power of flexible layout and design with automated workflows for customised communications across print, the Web, and electronic media
Ricoh Europe
Ricoh is a global leader in production printing. Since its debut colour cut sheet press was launched at drupa 2008, Ricoh's presence in production printing has expanded considerably. The portfolio has grown to include an ever-widening range of integrated hardware and software solutions - in both toner-based cut sheet, and, through the acquisition of InfoPrint Solutions, continuous feed inkjet technology.

The global reseller agreement with Heidelberg has further extended Ricoh's reach and enabled more professional print businesses to take advantage of Ricoh technology. It is the consultancy and partnership approach that Ricoh has pioneered in production printing that has convinced a fast growing band of print service providers to invest with Ricoh. This is exemplified by the Ricoh Business Driver Programme, a blend of services, tools and tailored support for Ricoh clients that is helping them develop and grow their businesses in a direction and at a pace that is right for them.
Sappi is the world's leading producer of coated fine paper used in the production of premium magazines, catalogues, books and high-end print advertising, which represents approximately two-thirds of Sappi's total sales. The company also has significant businesses in pulp, coated speciality paper, packaging grades and uncoated fine paper.

Sappi Forest Products, the forests, pulp, packaging and newsprint business in South Africa, is also the world's largest producer of chemical cellulose. Sappi is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 15,000 employees and production facilities in ten countries, on four continents and customers in over 100 countries.

Sappi papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification and EMAS registration for its mills in the EU. Its European mills hold chain-of-custody certification under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and / or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes.
Thunderbolt, founded in 1999, has grown from five staff up to almost 50 through organic growth and acquisitions and the addition of world-leading agencies in specialist fields.

Its national coverage with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban gives it the ability to offer world-class service levels. The company philosophy is to supply the industry with a limited number of superior-quality products and to support them with highly-trained, customer-driven, technically-competent service people, supported by a comprehensive range of spares.

Its list of overseas principals are based on the philosophy of giving our customers the very best technology available. While Muller Martini was its first agency, it has subsequently added the Koenig & Bauer Group in Germany; Delphax, Betz Technologies, basysPrint, Horauf, Bottcher, ContiTech, Weilburger, Xeikon and Conflandey.
Screen Europe is part of Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd, Kyoto, Japan, one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of system components for the prepress and printing industries. Its large range of equipment includes workflow systems, RIPs, proofing systems, computer-to-plate platesetters, digital offset and digital inkjet printing presses. The company is also a well-known manufacturer of equipment for the semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing industries.

Media and Precision Technology Company is the graphic arts equipment business and manufacturing division of Dainippon Screen. From the origin of this company in 1943 the Media and Precision Technology group companies have revolutionised the printing sector by developing innovative technology and continue to contribute to the progression of the worldwide graphic arts industries.
UPM is one of the world's leading forest industry groups. Its vision is to be the front-runner in the new forest industry and to create value by offering competitive products and services to customers worldwide. UPM's products are manufactured from renewable and recyclable materials.

UPM consists of three Business Groups: Energy and Pulp, Paper, and Engineered Materials. It has production facilities in 14 countries and employs some 24,000 people worldwide.

Whether you are printing magazines, catalogues, supplements, brochures or advertising material, paper is an important factor influencing the print quality. You want the best printing result for your customers and so do we. UPM has a complete portfolio and wide range of papers for all printing methods including digital, and end uses for your specific needs.
EFI VUTEk Printing Solutions
Market-leading EFI Vutek superwide digital inkjet printers and inks cater to mid-to-high-end speciality print shops. The award-winning printers have a reputation for speed, high productivity and exceptional colour quality. Its extensive line of high-quality solvent and UV-inks also are known for their purity, consistency and durability.

• Delivers all the benefits of digital printing. Businesses can customise messaging, lower costs with short print runs and dramatically reduce production times for greater profit potential.

• Vutek printers deliver high-quality, colour-rich output on a wide range of flexible and rigid substrates quickly and easily.

• Its premium inks are custom formulated for each digital printer to provide the highest colour quality, durability, performance, reliability and printer-to-printer consistency.

• EFI BioVu inks are made from renewable resources, primarily corn, so they are good for the environment and for business anywhere in the world.

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