Caption: Immensely proud of their new HP 5500 Indigo press (to be installed immediately following the open house) are the Colourtone Press team of David Bywater (shaking hands with Kemtek’s Pierre Driver), Ryan Bywater, Paul Booth, Shaun Bywater, Mercia Clarke, Virginia Booysen, Marc Bywater and Sharon Parker.
‘We needed finishing equipment to complete our portfolio. And we’re delighted to represent Duplo – a Japanese company – as we already work closely with other Japanese enterprises such as Komori, Screen and Brother,’ he commented. ‘We cannot afford to compromise on quality and reliability; and Japanese reliability is legendary,’ Gavin added.
Caption: Digital printing was a hot topic … discussed avidly by Wendy McLoughlin (Kemtek), Frans du Bois (Kemtek), George Katsouras (Kemtek), Per Nielsen (Rotolabel), Bill Honey (Kemtek) and Mercia Clarke (Colourtone Press).
Duplo’s finishing equipment also complements products from HP Indigo digital presses and Pierre Driver, who manages HP Indigo sales in South Africa, gave visitors an overview of the digital printing market, with specific reference to HP Indigo’s leading market position worldwide and in South Africa.
Caption: Gavin van Rensburg and Susi Moore at the Jo’burg open house.
‘Kemtek has a dominant share of the digital printing market in South Africa,’ he revealed.
Exciting news was the sale of two HP Indigo presses as a direct result of the ‘open house’ events – an HP 5500 to Colourtone Press and an HP 3500 to Hansa Print, both in Cape Town. In congratulating these firms on their purchases, Pierre remarked: ‘These companies are sure to be very profitable, thanks to their investments in HP Indigo presses!’
Caption: Shaun Bywater of Colourtone Press with Gavin van Rensburg, Kemtek’s CEO, and Laszlo Kellner, Duplo’s international sales manager.
Then it was the turn of Laszlo Kellner, Duplo’s international sales manager, to introduce his company’s range of finishing systems – from booklet-makers to UV coaters, and much more in between.
For digital printers, Duplo offers sheet folding and booklet-making equipment. The flagship solution is the System 5000 which incorporates the DBM-500 booklet-maker, high-speed collators and feeders, and an optional three-knife trimmer, all of which can be configured to meet a customer’s precise capacity requirements in terms of production speed and output size.
Caption: Showing off the Duplo UV coating machine were Duplo’s Durban-based regional manager for
sub-Saharan Africa, Rob Reid, and international sales manager, Laszlo Kellner. Impressed were Bernard Hendricks C2 Digital Print and Keith Kleinveldt (Formset).
For perfect binding, Duplo offers a range of hot-melt and PUR systems.
One of the newest additions to Duplo’s product range is the Ultra 205A UV, a B2 format document coater specifically aimed at the conventional and digital print market, which attracted considerable attention at the open house event.
Caption: Among the guests at the Cape Town event were Nedbank Business Bank’s Mike Clarke (regional manager – Special Asset Finance) and Dudley Flügel (business manager – Special Asset Finance) with Pyrotec’s Joseph Beattie (centre).
And at Ipex in Birmingham, visitors will witness the international launch of Duplo’s new automatic saddle-stitcher for both offset and digital markets (read more on this, in this month’s Ipex preview, page 77).
‘We’re very happy to work with Kemtek,’ Laszlo confirmed. ‘We’re looking forward to a long and happy relationship.’
Caption: Kemtek’s Jacques Pienaar demonstrates Duplo’s System 5000.