Remata, the Johannesburg-based printer that offers traditional and innovative services, has expanded with a new office in Cape Town.
The response from creative agencies has been exceptionally positive, according to regional manager, Braam Ekermans, based on the fact that Remata offers the full gamut of innovative print services under one roof at highly competitive rates.
Weve established a model for remote offices with all of the digital and print work being conducted from Johannesburg, said Esmé Bense, director at Remata. It has allowed us to extend our full range of services into the Cape Town market and we look forward to further expansions in the near future.
The Cape Town creative agencies have been particularly interested in the opportunities presented by variable data printing (VDP), said Ekermans. VDP has progressed beyond printing a clients name on the cover of a magazine to now personalising and customising the entire contents of documents.
The full range of Rematas services to the Cape Town market includes cross-media marketing, litho and digital printing, and digital creative work in addition to the VDP.
Cross-media marketing is a new service gaining traction in South Africa. It is a consolidation of personalisation, SMS, e-mail, print, mobile, Web and all digital communications, in a concerted marketing effort for interacting with audiences. Implementing some of the most powerful cross-media systems and platforms globally available Remata has built a reputation of partnering with customers to provide creative and pioneering solutions for marketing that change the way people communicate bringing customer retention to an all time high.
Ekermans says Remata has flexible and scalable systems and presses at its Johannesburg facility to support the growing demand for services from the Cape Town market. Printed jobs are shipped for arrival within three to five days and can be shipped overnight if necessary.
Remata has extensive industry experience and has been operating in the pre-press and print industry since the early 70s. It was home to the first desktop publishing bureau in the country in 1987 and launched numerous innovations thereafter. It employs Heidelberg equipment, HP Indigos, an Oce black and white high speed document printer, and equipment to offer a full range of finishing options all based in-house to ensure oversight and excellence.
Remata’s strength lies in its ability to see future trends and to empower its people and customers to bring the future into the now, said Bense.