Established in 1989, Renform’s achievements, featured on its website (www.renform.co.za), simply speak for themselves. For a company that started life with one press, it now boasts an impressive line-up of 16 presses, as well as various finishing machines for collating, drilling, binding, die-cutting, folding, stitching and varnishing.
The Kodak Prosper S10, supplied through Antalis, offers high-speed, high-resolution hybrid digital printing of the highest quality, with speeds matching those of a web offset press and web finishing lines. The system features pigment-based ink with excellent permanence, and is suitable for a variety of commercial substrates, providing scratch, fade and water resistance. In addition, pigment-based inks produce rich, dark blacks on standard coated stock.
‘We always invest in the best technology and the Kodak Prosper, which surpasses our Versamark technology, offers us a multitude of benefits,’ explains CEO, Tommy du Sart.
The Kodak Prosper’s easy integration into Renform’s existing production processes has expanded its web offset and web finishing capabilities and helped to boost bottom line with higher-value digital capabilities. It combines high-quality offset printing with partial page 100% variable data in one easy step and the system can include up to 24 print heads.
‘The Kodak Prosper has increased productivity by 100%, it’s reliable and very versatile. Additionally, we can increase the length of information that can be printed on a product,’ Tommy continues. ‘We’re currently working with black and white, but we’ll be ready to switch to colour variable printing for high-volume orders very easily.’
In addition to direct mail solicitations, transactional printing, and forms replacement, the Kodak Prosper offers high-resolution four-point type for niche documents, such as legal requirements to state terms and conditions.
Although the new Kodak technology offers printing advancements, Tommy has retained his earlier Versamark system to provide versatility.
With a customer list in excess of 1 000 that reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of South African and African business sectors, Renform provides global-standard products and service. ‘We have numerous customers across Africa and we’re competing directly with European suppliers. If we didn’t continue to invest in state-of-the-art equipment and technology, we wouldn’t be able to excel in these markets. It’s very important to have the right tools and, of course, the right people.’
Renform produces a host of printed products and forms including security printing, continuous business forms, corporate stationery, pay envelopes, snap sets, laser forms, tickets and tags (including baggage tags, magnetic-stripe and RFID), barcoding, variable and personalised data printing, posters, pamphlets, leaflets, brochures, magazines, manuals, calendars, desk pads and diaries, and annual reports.
An exciting new business venture for Renform is also in the offing and Tommy is confident that the company is poised to make a huge impression in the local market.
Ed’s note: Don’t miss the May issue of PACKAGiNG & PRINT MEDIA when we reveal the details of Renform’s much-anticipated new business venture.
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