Who we are and what we stand for…
BusinessPrint is a state-of-the-art printing company founded on honest hard work, excellence and love for print. Situated in Silverton Pretoria, we specialize in the printing and finishing of packaging products and commercial materials.
Our vision is “Meeting Expectations”. We strive to meet this by understanding your expectations and then following through by providing premium solutions and services.
We stand behind the quality of our products and services. Our team is driven by growth and keeping up to pace with the advancing industry ensuring that you get world standard products.
A brief history of where our brilliance has come from
1983March 1, 1983
Dr Wessel Smuts launch Plandruk Dienste (Pty) Ltd. The business has standard office printing equipment used mainly for photocopying and reproducing building plans.
1996March 1, 1996
We invest in a new Heidelberg full-colour Speedmaster press – the first of its kind in Pretoria.
2006March 31, 2006
We acquire a digital printing press to keep pace with the rapidly growing digital market – another first in Pretoria.
2010March 31, 2010
A management buyout takes place due to Dr Smuts’ impending retirement. Bringing about a new and exciting era, we also move to our current location in Silverton.
2018March 1, 2018
We add paper cartons to our ever-growing list of services by adding an A1 Die Cutting machine and an SBL Folder Gluer to our factory.
2019March 31, 2019
We purchase our latest printing press – Heidelberg XL106 5-Colour Press with Coater. This press has a printing speed of up to 18,000 impressions per hour.
BusinessPrint uses the Kodak Software Platform.
An essential benefit of this system is that clients can submit their artwork to us in an array of user-friendly methods such as Kodak Insite and e-mail. Kodak Insite is a customised internet-based website linked to our Prinergy Workflow System that is essentially a Virtual Proofing System. PDF print-ready files are uploaded directly to the Prinergy Workflow Server, upon which the files are automatically impositioned, refined and readily available for online approval within minutes. This online proof is an accurate screen rendering of what the artwork will look like as the final product.
We also use Adobe Master Suite, Microsoft Office, Pitstop and other applications as connectors to prepare files for print.
You can choose to see a printed proof for content and imposition checking. Alternatively, you can request a Sherpa proof – a high-quality proof equal to the colour standards of our printing presses.
The final approval lies in the hands of the client. Approval triggers predetermined actions and rules in Prinergy’s Automation folder, which will process the artwork for either Digital or Litho Press.