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  Posted On:   Oct 01, 2020

Printing SA, in partnership with the FP&M (Fibre Processing and Manufacturing) SETA and the QCTO (Quality Council For Trades & Occupations) will be hosting a FREE Qualification Scoping webinar on 14 Oct 2020 from 09:00.

The webinar is aimed at leaders and staff within the Printing, Packaging, Signage and Visual Communication industries who are passionate about training and development!

The purpose of this Webinar is:

  • To identify and discuss the parameters of the occupational qualifications to be developed.
  • To confirm the scope of qualifications:
  • Confirmation of the need for these qualifications.
  • Confirmation of the Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO Codes) and titles of the qualifications.

The nomination of the DQP and AQP:

  • FP&M SETA to the Development Quality Planner as the QCTO proposed arrangements.

  • NAMB to be the Assessment Quality Partner for Trades.

  • FP&M SETA to the Assessment Quality Partner for Occupational Qualifications.

  • Confirmation of stakeholder participation: Identify any critical stakeholders and constituencies

  • The nomination of a Community of Expert Practitioners (CEP)

  • Agree on the draft project schedule

Find out more and how to register and complete the Training Needs Analysis survey by visiting our website.


Printing SA is proud to announce that Johannesburg-based Screenline has won a Gold Award for its Budweiser fridge door display in the ‘Display and POP on Plastic’ category at the recent FESPA 2020 Virtual Awards.

This vacuum-formed and selectively lit fridge door cover has been created by screen printing multiple layers of red, metallic silver and opaque black. It has subsequently been vacuum formed and fitted with clear laser-cut raised LED-backlit lettering. According to the FESPA Awards judges, it is a great example of how the combination of printing, forming and integral lighting can stimulate brand presence at the point of sale.

‘Our client required a solution to enhance the look and feel of the fridge door as a point of purchase display and to draw customers’ attention to the brand,’ said Nico de Greef, Screenline marketing director. ‘The final outcome was striking and eye-catching with this new cladding. It was imperative to use the right substrate that could handle the vacuum forming depth and strength for use on a daily basis. The layers of ink were key to a successful outcome as we had to ensure that the light should not seep through internally from the fridge and only where required. This was not as simple as initially thought, especially when vacuum forming and your ink getting stretched. So this was only achievable with the use of a screen printing method and multiple ink layers.’

‘I’d like to thank everyone involved with this project. Without their experience and support, we could not have achieved such great success. Especially during Covid-19, this achievement was a morale booster and something for our company and staff to be proud of. The success has motivated us and given us all a push forward to fight these difficult economic times. My advice is to stay focused as tomorrow is another beautiful day,’ added de Greef.

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Printing SA’s Kwa-Zulu Natal Chamber’s Regional Executive Committee (REC) currently has five (5) vacancies that they are hoping to fill.

This presents a key opportunity for new members and/or long-standing members to serve voluntarily, and become actively involved in all activities of the Regional Executive Committee for the period 2020 - 2021.

Elected members will serve on the Regional Executive Committee, which meets from 15h00 – 16h30 (now held through virtual conferencing mediums), for a minimum of six (6) times per year.

Should you wish to serve on this committee, please complete the Nomination Form and submit it to Jermaine Naicker –

Africa Print recently hosted a webinar titled; “How The Air Quality Act Impacts the Printing Industry”

The webinar was well received by stakeholders and allowed them to raise their concerns regarding how the Act would impact our industry. As the industry representative body; Printing SA has compiled a response to the department concerning Section 23 and it can be viewed by following this link.

Members who wish to respond or would like more information are welcome to contact Printing SA for any clarity on the Act.

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PIFSA is a federation that is consulted by government and all other important national bodies. Membership grants you access to information, advice, advocacy and a forum for the exchange of views

Join Printing SA! Follow this link for the membership form, and feel free to contact us for any more information you may require.

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