Printing Companies Johannesburg in 2021
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 printing like 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 South Africa.
Typo Colour Printing Specialists was established in 1934 as a small, family-run jobbing shop in Troyeville Johannesburg. Now in its 82nd year, the company has evolved into what is arguably one of the most sophisticated and highly respected commercial printing, finishing and binding companies in the country.
Their printing operation runs 24/7 and they are the most efficient group you can deal with in the print industry!
The Bureau Print is a long established printing company in Johannesburg, South Africa and is known in the industry as a market leader with a reputation as a high quality printer. The printing, finishing and the IT infrastructures are cutting edge technology. Each project is treated with care and attention and service is always fast and friendly.
They are a one-stop shop and offer graphic design as well.
Apple Print and Packaging offer a complete range of printing products no matter how small or large. Their quality and attention to detail is superb and their service is personalised and efficient. Apple Print and Packaging’s do digital printing, print-on-demand, printing and mailing as well as offering a printing and mailing service. They are based in Johannesburg.
AtoZ Print is a printing company in Johannesburg which was established in 1995. They specialise in short to medium run litho and digital printing. They have a particularly good reputation within the printing industry for calendar production, diaries and promotional items, which they have done for the last 10 years. They print personalise diaries for corporates and schools, offer a wide range of calendar production possibilities and promotional items of all types from T-Shirts to banners to pens.
Although Monty Print specialised in financial printing products for many years, they have broadened their scope and are able to print everything from basic stationery to brochures to perfect bound books and magazines to posters and full colour newsletters. Monty Print are based in Johannesburg and have many advertising agencies on their client list.
Jetline is one of South Africa’s most trusted printing companies. It was established over 30 years ago and has evolved with the times to ensure they provide the most advanced printing and branding services. Jetline’s head office is in Johannesburg but they have franchises all over South Africa. They print offer both small and large printing services and produce everything from billboards and gazebos to stationery and brochures. They are dedicated to providing excellent service as well as a high-quality product.
Ten years ago a father and son team, Chris and Michael Templer, moved to Linden in Johannesburg where they bought a small printing company. They have grown exponentially in this time and produce high-quality work. Their digital printing offers short-run solutions for smaller and more urgent printing jobs and their lithographic printing service caters for larger runs of full colour brochures, annual reports and even books. The Templer’s attribute their loyal customer base to their ability to consistently offer excellent service, quality and price.
Specialising in print packaging. They will work with you from design of your package through manufacture of the dies, printing, varnishing, folding and glueing. They also offer the option of tube packaging, which many printers do not.
Shereno Printers is one of the leading printing companies in Johannesburg and have a client base that stretches across South Africa and even abroad. They are a dynamic and innovative printing company that offers digital printing, lithographic printing and web printing. They also offer full design and DTP services to their clients. Shereno Printers are an official South African Government Printer based in Johannesburg with an office in Pretoria. They seem to have found a sweet spot in their operational structure as they are known to deliver on time, every time. Something that they are obviously very proud of.
Boksburg is another printing company that has stood the test of time. They have been in business for over 60 years and have an outstanding reputation in the marketplace for producing quality, affordable printing and packaging. Boksburg Print is one of those printing companies that are passionate about printing. They use the latest litho and digital print technology run by highly-skilled staff who approach every job, big or small, to deliver a top-quality product. They constantly strive for improvement and, as a result, have a company culture that ensures that there is no complacency in their factory and that their work is of a consistently high standard. Boksburg Print have also had the foresight to invest in solar technology so that they can deliver despite the energy crisis currently challenging South African businesses.
Mailtronic Direct Marketing, as their name suggests, is a printing company that specialises in Direct Marketing. The offer a complete direct marketing service from pre-press, design & layout to litho printing, flat sheet, full colour printing to IT & database processing and formatting to fulfilment services. They even make envelopes! Mailtronic is based in Johannesburg and was established in 1991. It started off with completely manual direct marketing solutions and has grown into a fully automated turn-key print solution. Printing, mailing and packaging of all sizes and scopes are offered to businesses in South Africa and beyond. They have an excellent service record that they work hard to maintain and their mission is to constantly strive to improve their standards and remain the preferred supplier in the digital marketing industry.
The Lesedi 7 Group printing company in Johannesburg was established in 2009 and is one of the new kids on the block. Despite being a newbie in the South African printing industry they have already established a reputation for providing a top-notch printing service that extends beyond the printed product by offering a full creative service to their clients. They are a 100% black owned company and are proud to be a part of such an important industry. Lesedi 7 Group offers a well-priced, quality product and remarkable service. They take the time to understand the unique environments of their clients and develop tailor-made printing strategies to develop real-world solutions that deliver results.
For Litho, continuous and digital printing, this is a fine choice to go with. Renform began as a computer form supplier in 1989 but has developed into a well run wide service offering business including variable, continuous and data security.
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.