About

We're a family that's said to have ink running in our veins, our expert advice is only a phone call away. Customer service and quality affordable printing has been our focus for over 25 years & we remain committed to offering the highest standard of printing.

Our Story

The Printing Press first opened its doors in Mowbray in 1988 and now has customers from all over South Africa and even a few internationally. Situated on Durban Road, in Little Mowbray, Cape Town we offer a unique and easily accessible all in one print shop for customers in the City and the surrounding suburbs. But we couldn’t stop there; we wanted to offer our individual quality service at affordable prices not only to our local market but to the whole country!

A family that is said to have ink running in their veins, our expert advice is only a phone call away. Customer service and quality affordable printing has been our focus for over 25 years. We remain committed to offering the highest standard of printing at a very competitive price. Whether it is a simple digital print project or a large commercial printing run, The Printing Press always makes sure to provide an excellent service, which satisfies and exceeds our customers’ expectations. We provide pre-press support to help customers properly setup their own files for printing, and to receive accurate printing quotes.

THE TEAM

  • Shane

    The Big Boss

  • Joyce

    The Patient One

  • Douglas

    The Counter Smile

  • Rushdien

    The Rush Job

  • Beryl

    The Money Lady

  • Deon

    The Factory Man

  • Deon

    The Big Stuff

  • Levaunn

    The Final Cut

  • Colleen

    The Finishing Touch

  • Sibu

    The Delivery Guy

  • Claudine

    The Binding Machine

  • Christine

    The Perfect Package

Our Printing Factory

Customer service and quality affordable printing has been our focus for over 25 years. We remain committed to offering the highest standard of printing at a very competitive price. Whether it is a simple digital print project or a large commercial printing run, The Printing Press always makes sure to provide an excellent service, which satisfies and exceeds our customers’ expectations. We provide pre-press support to help customers properly setup their own files for printing, and to receive accurate printing quotes.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

A diverse premium recycled paper, available in writing, text and cover weights. Environment Premium Recycled papers offers an acid free, completely recycled communications package that suits most printing processes and will enhance any print and design for the environmentally conscious specifier.

Environment is made from partly post consumer or 100% post consumer waste. Environment is FSC certified and alternative Fiber certified made with 100% green Energy, GreenÐe and Green Seal certified and is process elemental chlorine free, ECF and Acid Free. Paper Pulp can be reused up to 5 to 7 times. That saves trees, water, energy, emissions and budgets and supports responsible use of Forest resources. With Environment papers, you’ll be amazed at what you save.

Environment Premium recycled papers are available in a selection of whites and colours as well as Tortilla a fibre-added paper, made using Bagasse (Sugarcane) fibre.

Print applications include Litho printing, Thermography, Aqueous coating as surface protector, it can be embossed, engraved, foil stamped, folding, scoring trimming die-cutting and binds beautifully.

Both 90 g/m2 (watermark) and 118 g/m2 (non watermark) are laser and inkjet compatible.

Going Green

At the Printing Press, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and we are striving for a greener tomorrow. We support WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa), a national, membership-based environmental conservation NGO that works to ensure environmental sustainability for current and future South African generations through responsive conservation action, innovative environmental educational and human capacity development that empowers people to make sustainable lifestyle and environmental management choices.

WESSA’s core mission is to promote public participation in caring for the Earth and works with communities and individuals, as well as with local, provincial and national government and partner organisations to address hands-on the issues our planet is facing such as global climate change; the destruction of natural resources (particularly through inappropriate development); the need for sustainable energy; polluted and degraded water systems; waste management; the protection of endangered flora and fauna species; and biodiversity impacts.

Through over 85 years of pro-active engagement with the challenges and opportunities presented by South Africa’s unique natural heritage and the social and economic systems that depend on it, WESSA has made an enormous contribution to conservation and environmental legislation and compliance, being a motivating force behind many of South Africa’s most significant environmental decisions. Some highlights achieved by the organisation include:

  • In 1926 WESSA played a critical role in the proclamation of the Kruger National Park
  • WESSA was a founding member of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) in 1948
  • Through WESSA, South Africa became the first country outside Europe (in 2001) to run the Blue Flag Beach Programme which works to improve the management of wetlands and coastal resources
  • The Eco-Schools programme was launched in South Africa in 2003 and is implemented through WESSA in over 1,000 participating schools across the country
  • The Mondi Wetlands programme has moved vastly improved the management of wetlands in South Africa and beyond
  • WESSA has over 50 affiliated Friends Groups throughout the country. These groups of volunteers actively conserve local habitats and ecosystems
  • In 2011 WESSA was recognised as an Institute of Sectoral or Occupational Excellence by the Local Government SETA (Skills Education Training Authority) and a range of environmental capacity building courses designed for local government have been developed and are being rolled out across South Africa.

WESSA’s vision is to achieve a South Africa which is wisely managed by all to ensure long term environmental sustainability. To learn more about WESSA visitwww.wessa.org.za