The GAPP Awards Sponsors


  • Konica_Minolta

  • SA Print Directory
  • SunChemical

  • redhotmedia
  • Intamarket
  • xerox

  • merpak
  • Digital View
  • merpak

  • papersmith
  • eco
  • kemtek
  • Rotunda
  • antalis

  • gapp
  • Nex



Avery Dennison is a global leader in labeling, graphic and packaging materials and solutions. With operations in more than 50 countries and 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a Fortune 500® company with sales of $6.3 billion from continuing operations in 2014. We are based in Glendale, California. Today, we manufacture and distribute labeling and packaging materials in over 50 countries and employ more than 25,000 people.

Konica Minolta South Africa supports the optimisation of printing operations by offering a variety of printing systems and solutions that hold the top share of the South African market. We offer a wide product range of digital monochrome and colour presses to provide optimum digital printing solutions to meet customers’ varying needs and goals, taking into account their requirements in terms of quality, productivity, paper type, and post-processing functions. It also meets the commercial printing market’s need for variable data printing, web-to-print, transactional printing and direct mail marketing solutions. Both the bizhub PRESS colour and black & white digital presses have garnered numerous awards from independent testing laboratories, BLi, BERTL and EDP. These products combine speed, reliability, robust design and versatility to deliver exactly what is required for digital high-volume production environments. In addition, Konica Minolta South Africa’s staff complement includes a number of internationally qualified colour experts and dedicated production service teams around the country.

The SA Print Directory is a list of leading print professionals that make up the foundation of the printing, packaging and signage industries. It is your one stop resource for businesses looking for suppliers, news and trends in the printing industry. It is your link to the best SA printing companies who can produce what you want and are situated close to you! It is the most comprehensive directory of printers in the country, categorised to make finding the right supplier for your company’s needs as simple as ABC.

Sun Chemical South Africa (previously Coates) supplies inks, coatings, consumables and services to the printing industry across Africa; and is a subsidiary of the Sun Chemical DIC group – the world’s foremost supplier of inks and pigments.

We are leading suppliers of signage materials, medias and accessories to the signage manufacturing industry. We can offer the expertise and advice to get your sign making project right the first time! Red Hot Media supplies some of the most recognised and elite sign making brands at great prices, these include Ritrama, Oracal and Avery Dennison signage material ranges. Whether you need a good high quality self adhesive vinyl for a vehicle application, premium grade digital vinyl, a 10 year cast vinyl, digital PVC or budget signage materials for more temporary applications – we have the right signage materials for you. A friendly Red Hot Media service consultant is only a phone call away!

Papercor Holdings is an independently owned paper merchant as well as a converter of board and paper that offers a complete range of merchant products and services to the South African printing industry. The company offers competitively priced products with a ‘just-in-time’ delivery service to a dynamic and demanding printing industry. Our family type work ethic creates a caring business environment with a strong team committed to satisfying the needs of our customers.


Xerox is a leading global enterprise for business process and document management. Through its broad portfolio of technology, services and outsourcing offerings, Xerox provides the essential back-office support that clears the way for clients to focus on what they do best: their real business. Xerox provides leading-edge document technology, services, software and supplies for production and office environments of any size. We support 27 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and operate through an extensive network of distributors, dealers, concessionaires and channel partners.

High quality ink solutions for flexographic and gravure printing is a language Hi-Tech Inks speaks and understands well. We are the ultimate supplier of smart ink requirements linked to exceptional value and delivery from our friendly and service-skilled staff.

DigitalView is a supplier of colour quality management systems to the printing and packaging industry. Besides offering best in class products from X-Rite, CGS, Mellow Colour, Epson and more, DigitalView adds many years of experience to its customers – making sure that the solutions offered are well implemented and maintained

Established in 1968, Merpak is a specialised envelope manufacturing and printing company. We manufacture, print and convert the widest range of envelopes with a complete selection of windows, flap gums and paper stocks.

Eco is a proudly South African family business manufacturing and distributing consumables for the offset printing industry. We are the only provider of these products to the printing industry in South Africa to have been accredited with both ISO 9001 and the environmental ISO 1400. We have exclusive distributor agreements with major worldwide manufacturers of printing supplies for The South African market. These include the Flint Group of companies which encumbers the Day Range of offset printing blankets and Varn range of chemicals for the printing industry. We also have an exclusive agreement with Policrom to distribute their range of wash up cloths within South Africa. Our products cover a wide range of applications including sheetfed, heat set web and coldset web.

Kemtek is a leading supplier to the sub-Saharan printing, barcoding and labelling industries, and operates from its head office in Johannesburg with full service branches in Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Export sales to southern Africa and the Indian ocean are managed through Kemtek’s Johannesburg and Pretoria branches, and subsidiaries in various African countries.

In the beginning there was paper! Plain sheets of paper. As always, Antalis supplies the paper you use. The paper you print your documents on, and your paper reams, reels and flat sheets. In fact Antalis as one of the largest paper distributors of traditional and digital printing papers offers so much more. Our ‘Easy to use… Easy to choose’ range of office papers and our range of environmentally friendly packaging boards and specialty papers make us your partner of choice. However Antalis does more! Through our highly qualified specialist, we offer outstanding consulting advice and unmatched service as the leading suppliers of technology, equipment and consumables. Today Antalis South Africa (Pty) Ltd offers a comprehensive range of papers and board for every need as well as solutions for Viscom and Graphics.

Antalis operates through sales and warehousing facilities throughout Southern Africa and combines an export arm that services the whole of Africa. This broad-based coverage ensures optimum, top class service with the shortest possible response times. For any and all your print, office and graphic requirements “Just ask Antalis “

The GAPP Magazine is published by Sentient Publishing, which has been creating high quality, targeted, business-to-business publications for over 14 years. We provide our clients with the most appropriate targeted media solution, incorporating print and digital media technology.Our cutting edge print and interactive electronic media solutions offer an accountable, professional service that delivers sustainable return on investment for our clients. Our publication designs are chic and modern, incorporating current trends that are both visually appealing and impactful. Sentient Publishing also owns and manages a unique opt-in database. Simply put, this means your client wants to hear from us. A 100% black owned and managed, BEE Company, Sentient Publishing has BEE Level 3 certification.

Nex Media is published by Sentient Publishing, which has been creating high-quality, targeted, business-to-business publications for over 14 years. Providing our clients with the most appropriate, targeted media solution, incorporating print and digital media technology. Our cutting-edge print and interactive electronic media solution offers an accountable, professional service that delivers sustainable return on investment for our clients. Our publication designs are chic and modern, incorporating current trends that are both visually appealing and impactful. Sentient Publishing also owns and manages a unique opt-in database. Simply put, this means your client wants to hear from us. 100% black-owned and managed, Sentient Publishing has BEE Level 3 certification.M/p>


The official Trade Federation representing Printers and Suppliers to the industry, covering all printing processes from gravure to digital. Provides training; representation on various Industry and Statutory Bodies; provides commercial, technical and legal advice, as well as labour relations and secretariat services for the sustainability of the industry.