News and Updates

Sappi honours printers and their pursuit of print excellence

By Media Centre

The 2010 Sappi African Printers of the Year gala event held in Sun City on 12 August 2010 was a celebration of print excellence where printers and their winning entries shared the spotlight. At the glittering event hosted by Master of ceremonies Jo-Anne Strauss and entertained by the group NUBIA, this year’s theme of Future Imprint was emphasized by Executive Director Marketing: Sappi Paper and Paper Packaging South Africa, Dinga Mncube: “This year, Sappi not only wants to honour the craft of printing and the legacy of the industry, but…

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Stephen van der Walt awarded the Hubert Coetzee Award for Management Excellence

By Media Centre

On Tuesday, 27 July, Stephen van der Walt, was awarded the Hubert Coetzee Award for Management Excellence at the Media24 Conference. The Hubert Coetzee Award was introduced as an instrument equal to the Piet Cillié Award. While the latter laurels creativity in journalism, the Hubert Coetzee Award honours exemplary management. Applicable criteria are initiative, drive, perseverance, leadership, integrity, strategic approach, expertise, self-development, loyalty towards Naspers and entrepreneurship without sacrificing sound judgement. Congratulations Stephen!  Paarl Media is proud of you!

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Paarl Media Business Lounge at the 2010 Cape Town Book Fair

By Media Centre

At this year’s Cape Town Book Fair, Paarl Media is focusing on bringing their payoff line, “Where printing is personal” alive, through offering a strong personal service to business people. Many of their publishing clients will be busy exhibiting at the Fair as an opportunity to connect with their customers. Paarl Media is providing them with a facility to keep in touch with their work and world during the event in an elegant, comfortable business lounge environment. Visitors to the Paarl Media business lounge can enjoy an excellent cup of…

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Paarl Media invests in KwaZulu-Natal

By Media Centre

In recognition of the importance of KwaZulu-Natal as a South African economic hub and in response to clients’ requirements, Paarl Media has established a new web offset printing plant in Durban. In addition to employment creation and skills upliftment, this substantial investment will deliver a new standard of print service to businesses in the region. “Geographic positioning is becoming increasingly important for differentiation and lower transportation costs, “explains Stephen van der Walt, CEO of the Paarl Media Group. “Our KZN operation will extend Paarl Media’s national footprint so that clients…

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Paarl Coldset wins at Mondi Shanduka Awards

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Paarl Coldset is proud to be the printers of high quality, award winning newspapers. At this year’s Mondi Shanduka Awards, which was held on 5 May, 2010 at Soccer City in Johannesburg, Die Burger, Volksblad and Naweek Beeld, came out as clear winners. Paarl Coldset’s investment in the latest press and mail room technology has established them as leaders in press technology, fully automated mail rooms and workflow and colour optimization systems. Paarl Coldset has also shifted the quality benchmark in South Africa to a level where coldset printing is…

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Covering all bases in Labelling

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According to MD Callie de Wet, the stronger Rand is blurring the profit scenario for most wine exporters and therefore the wine label converters are seeing a clear division between finding cost-effective solutions for the high-volume/low price producers and the technologically advanced innovations to enhance the wines in the premium and super premium price ranges. “Without the drive to develop new ideas for both sides of the price wall, the label printer may well find himself empty-handed in the market place, except for the old suicidal price-cutting trick.” Since becoming…

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