Printing SA News - 14/01/2021

  Posted On:   Jan 14, 2021

The New Year has brought with it two new staff members at Printing SA; Ms Desdemona Arendorf and Ms Tessa Mabona.


Desdemona joins Printing SA having spent more than a decade in an Office Administration environment. She has solid experience as an administrator, focusing on customer service and has worked closely with various individuals and suppliers from different backgrounds. This gives her an added advantage and the ability to provide the best service to our member companies. Customer Centricity is one of her strong suits and she won’t settle until all clients are satisfied with their required services. The team is excited to have this energetic young woman as part of our vibrant family.

Our second new recruit, Tessa holds an Honours Degree in Public Administration from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and her previous exploits include a very successful career as a Trust Fund Administrator at a financial institution. She has also worked as a Support Administrator before being promoted to Client Centric Mode Assistant and thereafter, promoted to Program Assistant at one of South Africa’s leading medical health groups. Tessa’s previous working experience in administration within the Banking and Medical Aid fields make her an invaluable addition to Printing SA. We welcome Tessa to the Central chamber team while wishing her the best in her role as Administrative Assistant.


Like all of the Printing SA staff, both Desdemona and Tessa are committed to helping our industry and if you would like to find out more about how Printing SA does that, then visit our website.

Printing SA offers TT (Technical Theoretical) Modules in all Pre-Press, Printing, Packaging and Finishing trades.

Apprentices indentured in the existing CBMT trade training programmes; who are enrolled in Printing SA’s TT Modules, will benefit from receiving tuition based on our newly redesigned and developed learning material. Printing SA has also introduced an FP&M SETA approved continuous assessment model whereby Learners are assessed on every module to ensure total comprehension before moving on to the next level. The excellent results that we are achieving in the final examinations bears testimony to the fact that this strategy is working.

The FP&M SETA have approved Printing SA’s brand new dual TT module system which, we believe, will facilitate the integration of practical training and workplace experience with other TT modules.

Find out more about these modules and to register by visiting our website.

Are you an existing or new staff member entering the printing industry? Are you involved in sales, client liaison, estimating, production planning or advertising? If the answer is YES, then Printing SA is delighted to present to you our Introduction to Printing Course (ID2).

This course will introduce candidates to various prepress, printing and post-press processes used in the Printing and Packaging Industry.

The course provides candidates with insight into the wonderfully diverse Industry that they have entered and provides the necessary underpinning knowledge that CBMT Apprentices will need when furthering their technical theoretical studies.

Visit the Printing SA website to find out more and to register.

Are you CONFIDENT, ARTICULATE, DRIVEN, PASSIONATE and MOTIVATED? If the answer is YES, then the Printing SA Team Leader Programme is waiting for you!

Printing SA provides delegates with a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a team leader and provides them with the tools to become more effective leaders in the workplace, identifying various leadership styles and when to use the most appropriate one.

Visit our website to learn more about this exciting new programme and to register.

Printing SA invites anyone in the industry who is responsible for the measurement, control and management of colour, from concept and design to prepress and printing to register for our Colour Management eLearning Programme. This programme is being offered internationally and has received critical acclaim from those who have completed it in the previous year.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity and register now to learn more about how you can broaden your colour spectrum.

Visit the Printing SA website to register.

Become one of select print leaders chosen exclusively to attend FESPA's Global Summit between 20-21 January 2021. This online event will be hosted by FESPA on a platform that promises to both engage and connect members with industry-pioneers from around the globe.

The two half-day conference programme will offer world-class insight and inspiration in the fields of employee engagement, adding value to customer relationships and the advantages of being a leader not a follower. The Summit will also feature several networking events, offering key opportunities to form valuable connections beyond the formal business setting.

Contact Printing SA to register your interest and for your special invitation to attend the FESPA Global Summit 2021.

FESPA is kicking off 2021 with their first Coffee Break Webinar for the year. The focus of this webinar is sustainability, and how using Coveme and EPTAINKS offer more sustainable solutions to screen and digital transfer printers.

In this Coffee Break Webinar, Graeme Richardson-Locke FESPA’s Technical Support Manager is joined by Stefano Fabozzi, Product Manager at Coveme, and Daniele Uboldi, R&D, and Product Manager for Textiles at EPTAINKS. These respected Italian headquartered, international businesses supply products across a wide range of industries with Coveme focusing, in this case on their 70% recycled PET Kemafoil® KTR Transfer release films and EPTAINKS who are working hard to eliminate petrochemicals from their ink formulations in favour of BIO water-based inks. These have been developed using 82% certified materials from renewable sources. Both manufacturers are supporting the opportunity for textile printers to select more sustainable products in the production of transfers.

Carbon reduction strategies will truly take-off when the industry starts looking at how to move from the past where fossil fuel derivatives were the standard choice, to a progressive future that uses biologically sourced and circular processes to achieve groundbreaking sustainability.

The Exciting Webinar Will be Taking Place on 19 January 2021 at 11:00 London Time.



Would you like to be part of a federation that is recognised as the official mouthpiece of the South African printing, packaging, branding, creative design, advertising and communications industry?

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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