The GAPP Awards Sponsors



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.

Kalideck offers Integrated Business Solutions for a sustainable future. Kalideck supplies the paper you use. The paper you print your documents on, your paper reams, reels and flat sheets. In fact, Kalideck, 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. Through our highly qualified specialist, we offer outstanding consulting advice and unmatched service for both the Printing, Packaging and Digital Media and Display Industries. As the leading suppliers to the Graphics Industry our solutions include software and technology, digital printing and finishing equipment, prepress litho and flexographic equipment and complementary consumables and media, as well as the widest range of papers and boards. Today our fully South African owned company is a broad-based black empowered company of 51% and 30% female ownership. Kalideck operates through 7 sales and warehousing facilities throughout Southern Africa and combines an export arm that services the rest of the African continent. This broad-based coverage ensures optimum, top class service with the shortest response times possible. For any and all your print, office and graphic requirements or for more information please go to “

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leading suppliers of quality vinyl materials and speciality products to the signage and graphics industry. Intamarket offers the quickest door to door delivery service and turnaround time nationwide.
Brands: 3m, Avery Dennison Arlon, Kenica, Miller – Weldmaster Poli – Tape, Roland inks and resins.


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.

Fujifilm is known as the world’s largest photographic and imaging company. We are also innovating in medicine, highly functional materials, and many other high-tech areas. Fujifilm has earned the trust of graphics professionals worldwide by taking the lead in providing reliable and convenient solutions that raise productivity and quality.


Over the past 24 years, Midcomp (PTY) Ltd has strived to offer not only the best digital printing and finishing equipment, from brands such as Hewlett Packard, Gerber, Zünd, Summa, Kala, Barbieri, Fotoba, SwissQprint, Direct Color Systems, Océ, PLASTGrommet, GMG, Polygon, Caldera, Wasatch, Onyx and Anajet, but also to offer the best service and backup support possible. Midcomp is not only an equipment supplier, we are experts in our field and our extensive service offering and support is testimony to the high levels of expertise within the organization. We have one simple philosophy… We like to nurture our customers successes, a partnership of co-operation, willingness and empathy, one of mutual trust and development. We are here for the long haul. We stand apart from our competitors in our ethos of honesty and integrity and in our ability to walk our customers through their stages of success with our systems and services. We are proud of the customers we boast.

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.

A global leader in dissolving wood pulp and paper-based solutions, Sappi Limited (listed on the JSE – SAP), is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa; has over 12,000 employees; manufacturing facilities on three continents, in nine countries (ten operations in Europe, three operations in America and five operations in South Africa) and customers in over 150 countries worldwide. Sappi works closely with customers to provide relevant and sustainable dissolving wood pulp, paper (speciality, packaging and graphic), paper pulp, and biomaterial products and related services and innovations. Our market-leading range of paper products includes: flexible packaging, label, release liner, containerboard and fluting, coated fine papers, casting release papers and in our Southern African region newsprint, uncoated graphic and business papers. These products serve the fashion, FMCG and industrial sectors. Our dissolving wood pulp products are used worldwide by converters to produce viscose fibre, pharmaceutical products as well as a wide range of household and consumer products. We continue to grow into a profitable and cash-generative diversified business with an exciting future in woodfibre, a renewable resource.

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.

Manroland is a leading producer of offset printing presses and related technologies for commercial, packaging and publishing applications.Built on the finest traditions of German engineering excellence since its founding in 1871, the company is a global watchword for innovation, quality and supreme reliability.

We are one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of Digital Print Media, Signage Materials, Aluminium Sign Systems and Point of Purchase components in the Signage Industry at the most competitive prices. Each product of ours is of supreme quality and prices are unequalled. Assuring you of our best services and prompt response at all times, we look forward to having long-term business relations with you.

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.

Rotunda is a privately owned and managed paper converting and priting company specialising in bond and thermal solutions. Rotunda offers excellence in service, thermal quality and delivery reliability across Sub Saharan Africa. Rotunda has a level 3 scorecard giving 110% procument recognition.

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>