Printing Companies Cape Town
There are over 1,500 printing companies in South Africa which collectively employ well over 50,000 people. These companies range in size from large companies like Novus Holdings and CTP Print who prints books, diaries, magazines and a range of other commercial products including catalogues, magazine inserts and annual reports.
Over 1,000 printing companies are small to medium sized businesses (SMME’s) who generally specialise in a particular type of printed pruduct such as office stationery, brochures, packaging, corporate gifts, banners and flags. Some specialise in short runs and others in long runs. Some only offer litho printing services, others only digital printing services and some a combination of the two.
Complete Print works with many different printing companies because we specialise in finding the best print company for your printing job and for your budget. Below are some of the printing companies in Cape Town.
These two great printing companies have now merged to form a big player in the market. Some really serious rolling power with a reputation for quality and speed to market. Their quoting speed is one of the best in the market!
Good for: Quality 4 colour sheetfed and digital book work.
Great set up and very well run. This is the place to go if you want promotional products produced! They can from clothing (+caps and headbands) through to coffee mugs and printed stationery. Very nice people and very helpful.
Based in Bellville, this small but well run company will do anything from business cards, through to doming and work wear.
Owned and run by Brenda Cronk known for her previous print shop “Cronkie’s”. This well run print shop offers a wide range of smaller run products. From Annual reports to fridge magnets. It is well run and delivery times are strictly adhered to.
Good for: Agency type work that does not require standard sheetfed printing
Novus Print is a division of Novus Holdings and is a giant in the South African printing industry. They have a national network of specialised plants equipped with state-of-the-art technology that enables them to deliver almost any form of printing service.
They are constantly investing in technology and, as such, are industry leaders. Established about 100 years ago they are also one of the oldest printing companies in South Africa. Nova Print has the fastest gravure printing press in Africa which can print 2,5 million A4 pages per hour and their web offset printers can push out a 65,000 magazine print run in an hour.
They pride themselves on offering a printing service that caters for all the possible printing requirements of their customers so they are also able to produce smaller “print-on-demand” runs with their digital printing service. Nova Print’s turnkey services also include post-print services like inserting and collating and even distribution and logistics. Their head office is in Cape Town but they do have branches in most major cities in South Africa.
CTP Printers is part of the Caxton Group which was founded in 1902 and is best known for producing weekly community newspapers across South Africa. They are a highly professional printing company who use the latest printing technology to deliver publications of the highest quality.
They consider their investment into digital pre-press systems, collaborative on-line web enabled proofing solutions, printing and bindery equipment is a pre-requisite to offer their clients the most competitive and cost-effective solutions.
They are the first printer in Africa to have achieved the Fogra Press Standard Offset (PSO) certification. Their continual investment into the latest print production facilities in all their branches has put them in the position of being one of the largest and most advanced printing companies not only in South Africa, but in the world.
They are quite possibly the most technologically advanced, privately owned print company in South Africa.
Their use of top level presses, finishing and folding equipment and packaging machinery as well as having systems in place to ensure efficient work flow and quality management helps them to deliver the exceptional quality standards that they have become known for. Tandym make a point of staying up to speed with the world’s newest technology printing trends.
Tandym Print is a strong family business. Established over 20 years ago by the late Basil Morkel, his wife Cecelia and their son Jerome it has built up a good history of dedication and success.
A great little set up that provides on the spot results for your printing requirements.
Mostly small print work, but they can do a lot of amazing stuff. Only moan is that they are not open on a Saturday. They can be found in Claremont and Tokai.
Since 1992, Wizardz has established a reputation for fast, efficient digital printing solutions and super naturally friendly service.
They have invested in the latest digital printing technology to ensure that we can continually provide the quality of product and service our cool customers have come to expect. The advancements in high-speed high definition printers has resulted in stunning print quality, with their equipment supplier claiming “lithographic quality at digital turnaround times”.
Advances in Digital Printing allow for Print on Demand solutions!
Print exactly what you need, quantities ranging from just 1 to 1,000s !
Cadar started in Port Elizabeth in 1959. It is still being run by the same family.
Apart from being a standard commercial printing company they also offer digital printing, desktop publishing and silk-screening.
Good for: Medical package inserts
Who does not love Wellington?? Just North of Paarl.
This Great company was founded in 1966 and is now part of the CTP conglomerate (which is not a bad thing)They have a great range of packaging specific equipment and supply the whole Boland region.
A fit, clean set up and if you need packaging and are in the Western Cape, give them a call!
From Banners to Flyers, from Menu’s to bookwork this setup is geared to help a wide range of print requests.
Quick turnaround, they have been around for a long time and have a good reputation in the market!
Orms is well known in Cape Town for doing a wide variety of pre-spress work. Situated on Roland street they will help you with anything from scanning to photo-books and frame mounting. So if you need any digital work done on a very small scale they will be able to help. Also known for very high quality.
For small, wide and large format digital print. Their products include Business cards, booklets, wallpaper and pull up banners. They print a massive range of products. Check out their website to see this amazing range of print.
Frequently Asked Questions
A6 product – 148mm(height) x 105mm(width)
A5 product – 210mm(height) x 148mm(width)
A4 product – 297mm(height) x 210mm(width)
A3 product – 420mm(height) x 297mm(width)
You can go any size you would like but print sheets come in set sizes and the printer will bill you for excess paper that they trim away
The basic choices you have are the thickness of paper, coated or uncoated and type of coating. The thicker you go the pricier it is and coated is generally more expensive. It depends on your type of work. Speak to your Strategist.
The standard validity period is 30 days. If you require longer validity, speak to your Strategist and they will negotiate a longer period (up to 12 month
Depending on the size of your job and if you want to see the job on the press.
Bigger jobs should be placed with the best factory irrespective of where it is based. All decent printers deliver throughout South Africa.
South Africa has a number of world-class printing companies. The big two groups are Novus and CTP and they have a presence in all major centres.
Speak to your Complete Print Strategist and they will find the right company for your needs.