Kemtek Inspires Innovation at Africa Print


Kemtek’s digital technologies have attracted significant interest from specialists at this year’s FESPA Africa expo. During the three-day show, visitors were delighted to discover a colourful and interactive stand featuring advanced printing, cutting and finishing technologies from Durst, Aristo, Duplo, and film laminating machine specialist, Foliant, as well as some rather unusual 3D creatures made from Xanita board. These were printed on the all-new Durst P10/160 industrial flatbed wide-format UV digital press and cut on the Aristo TL1625.

‘Inspiring innovation is one of our goals and we’re delighted to have received enquiries from a broad range of sectors during the show,’ said Kemtek Group MD, Gavin van Rensburg. ‘It’s evident that business owners are looking to diversify their offering, and digital printing and finishing is becoming recognised as the perfect platform for promoting commercial creativity.

‘With the quality and versatility of the machines, especially our featured Durst P10/160 industrial flatbed wide-format UV digital printer and Aristo TL1625 cutting table, we provide technologies that have the flexibility to serve a range of industries, from traditional wide-format printing and cutting to POS, promotional furniture, packaging prototypes, display items, promotional gifts and more.’

Besides witnessing these ‘powerhouse’ printing and finishing systems in motion, visitors were invited to meet the team from Build Volume and Rapid 3D, Kemtek’s newest business partners, who presented a range of 3D printing technologies for the commercial and retail sectors, including the Mcor IRIS paper printer, Ultimaker 2 and the worldwide best-selling consumer machine, the Zortrax desktop printer.

‘3D printing is already being ear marked as the next ‘big thing’ and Rapid 3D and Build Volume are local leaders in this field, providing leading-edge systems for the government, plus the education, automotive, jewellery, packaging, retail sectors and more,’ added van Rensburg. ‘It’s a print medium that has been gradually evolving over the last 20 years, attracting consumer and industrial vendors alike, especially in Europe and the USA. And, despite its relative infancy in the local packaging and printing industry, it’s set to make a lasting impression on the African continent.’

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