News and Updates

Paarl Coldset’s clients stand out in quality awards

By Media Centre

Paarl Coldset’s clients took home the majority of accolades at The 2012 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards. This event, formerly known as the Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards, recognises newspaper excellence in advertising, printing and production, layout and typography, as well as the balanced use of pictures and graphics. For the category of urban dailies with a circulation above 50 000, Die Burger was announced as the winner of the Frewin award, with Beeld and Daily Sun taking second and third place respectively. Die Volksblad was acknowledged as the best urban…

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Paarl Media Cape Steams Ahead

By Media Centre

Paarl Media Cape consumes approximately 28 000 tonnes of steam per year. The steam is utilised by the gravure printing presses, and also for the recovery of the ink solvents. It has been provided by one large electric boiler, which was installed seven years ago, with three paraffin fired boilers as backup in the event of a power outage. Recently, the business invested in a new boiler that is not only more cost effective to run, but will generate steam with zero carbon footprint. The escalating price of electricity, which…

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Paarl Media invests in new Cerutti Rotogravure Publication Aurora Press

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Paarl Media is pleased to announce their purchase of a new Cerutti Rotogravure Publication Aurora Press in September 2011. This press will be installed in their Paarl Media Cape plant in Montague Gardens, with planned start up scheduled for September 2012. Stephen van der Walt, CEO of Paarl Media, explains the motivation behind the decision. “In servicing our retail clients, better run and waste efficiencies with uncompromised colour quality consistency on low grammage and uncoated papers is critical to delivering a value driven product. The “Aurora concept” represents a new…

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Paarl Media Apprenticeship programmes receive international accreditation

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The Paarl Media Academy of Print has now acquired City & Guilds of London Institute accreditation for the apprenticeship programmes in the following designated trades: Bookbinding Mechanised/Cutting, Gravure Machine Minding, Lithography (Paper Section), Roll Label Machine Minding, Rotary Offset Machine Minding and Photo-Gravure Cylinder Processing. “The Academy, as a training entity, received accreditation from the City & Guilds on its launch in 2010”, explains Nico Grobbelaar, HR Director of Paarl Media. “However, the further accreditation of our individual trade apprenticeship programmes, which were developed in house by our Academy team,…

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Christmas Shoebox Project

By Media Centre

Christmas: a holiday synonymous with family, food, gifts and fun.  We look forward to Christmas and some even start celebrating the festive season weeks in advance; planning Christmas lunch, buying presents for those close to us, shopping for the perfect Christmas outfit and planning holidays with family. However, many children come from homes that can’t afford to feed them, let alone buy them a Christmas gift, so we at Paarl Media, with the encouragement of Sonet Anema, decided to make a difference by taking part in the Christmas Shoebox Project….

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The season of giving

By Media Centre

Traditionally, Paarl Media helps spread a little festive season cheer by assisting selected charities at the end of each year. This year is no exception.  For some children, just to receive a good meal is the best gift they can get so we have made donations to some feeding projects across the country. In the Cape… In Cape Town, the Peninsula School Feeding Association provides school feeding to hungry children in primary, secondary and special-needs schools across the Western Cape. They involves 325 200 children in 743 schools, which is a…

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