The Print Affair specialise in Litho Printing and have been operating Nationally since 2001. Our print conforms to the highest standards.
The Print Affair uses state of the art equipment enabling us to deliver world class quality.
We offer a wide range of services to businesses.
These include: Graphic Design, Web Design, Litho and Digital Print.
As a qualified graphic designer and having a sound knowledge of print I have the expertise to provide clients with affordable, yet impressive solutions for their printing and design requirements. Each client is different and individual, I always keep this at the forefront before advising them.
I work with a creatively driven team who are passionate about new ideas and how these can be developed to drive more business for our clients. We love what we do and take the time to listen and understand your objectives before delivering our recommendation. It’s through our down to earth approach that our clients come to see us as ‘part of the team’.
We believe in producing high quality print and design work that fuels the engagement between brands and their audiences. Our Passion is Print and Design. We Print and create perfect brands, vibrant identities.
The Print Affair are able to print up to A1, additionally we have a Web Press for larger print runs (Booklets/Magazines etc.) This means our clients get top quality print with fast turnaround times.
We also specialize in the printing and finishing of all kinds of Business Cards. We offer competitive pricing on full colour business Cards and spot u.v. matt laminated business cards and flyers.
We have an in house finishing department and are able to offer our clients folding, die-cutting, perfect binding, saddle stitching, matt/gloss lamination, soft touch/peach skin lamination, embossing, spot u.v. varnishing, foiling, promotional booklets, NCR duplicate booklets, note pads, banners, posters, vinyl stickers, etc.
Print that really grabs your attention and never lets go!
If you’ve got a project in mind, please feel free to contact us. We can help you get on the right path to get started.
In partnership with top web developers and designers, our combined graphic design and website development expertise means you can expect a modern, professional and good looking site to be developed for your brand.
We offer not only web design services, but also web development and online marketing. In terms of web design, we believe that your online presence involves more than just design, so a lot of work is put into not only the design of the site itself, but also the optimisation of that site for maximum online presence.
Additional services such as search engine optimisation, social media marketing (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN), website hosting, domain registration and of course custom online software platforms are also available, to name a few.
Want to get your business noticed?
Let us help you design your next print project. We offer solutions to suit all your printing and design requirements. Whether you need, business cards, brochures, logo design etc, we can assist you. Our quality is exceptional and pricing competitive. We offer affordable, Premium Quality Print and Graphic Design Solutions to suit your individual business.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
All Litho Print, Corporate Stationery, Corporate Identities, Business Cards, Brochures, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Presentation Folders, Business Card Design, Note Pads, Flyers, Bookmarks, NCR Duplicate Books, Booklets, Postcards, Foiling, Embossing, Die Cutting, Spot U.V. Varnishing, Gloss / Matt Lamination, Gloss U.V., Digital Printing, Posters, Banners, Boxed Canvasses, Redrawing of Logos, Retouching, Web Design, Responsive Websites, E-commerce Websites.
Why choose us?
There are many print and design companies to choose from, so why choose us? We can think of a few good reasons: We pay very close attention to detail and put the client’s needs and desires at the forefront of their design concepts. There’s constant communication along the way, which is the key to any successful relationship. We offer a dedicated service to our clients.
LEIGH ANN DE GOUVEIA
I have worked in many of Cape Town’s top advertising agencies and developed the expertise to market your business effectively and professionally.
I saw the need or my clients to have everything under one roof and invested in a print franchise in 2001. That is the year Print Affair was born.
My primary focus is delivering a professional service at the highest standard of work. I am customer driven and believe in building lasting relationships and growing together with my clients.
I look forward to the opportunity of being of service to you.
VARIOUS PRINTING METHODS
LITHO PRINTING VS DIGITAL PRINTING
Compared to other printing methods, litho printing is the best method if you are wanting consistent quality, it is also the most cost-effective for larger print volumes of high quality print. Litho printing produces sharp and clean images and type, you can print metallic and fluorescent inks. It is, however, a longer process than digital printing.
Pantone is a standardized color matching system. Pantone are premixed colours, thus ensuring accurate colour matching. Printing can be costly when using multiple pantone colours or adding then to CMYK printing. You can achieve metallic ink prints and choose specific colours, these are premixed and guarantee colour consistency.
Debossing and embossing are two techniques used to imprint images. Embossing, is when an image is pressed into the paper substrate so that the image raises from the surface. Debossing is the opposite of embossing; the area around the image is inverted. It is very impressive and gives a superior finish. There is a one off charge for your embossing block and a make ready. It is a more costly finishing technique, but the end result is very impressive.
Foiling is the application of pigment or metallic foil, often gold or silver to paper where a heated die is stamped onto the foil. Foil stamping can be combined with embossing to create a more striking 3D image.
In the Printing industry, die cutting is a manufacturing process used to cut shapes out of paper etc. Die cutting is impressionable and a creative to make you stand out in the crowd. This process is popular with business cards, letterheads, packaging etc. You can be very creative when it comes to die cutting. A once off die cost applies. It is a more costly finish, but worth it as your end product is unique and will leave a lasting impression.
Is a method to reproduce full-color photographic images, whereby 4 colors of ink are used. The four inks are printed on the paper in layers of dots that combine to create the illusion of many more colors. CMYK refers to the 4 ink colors used by the printing press.
There are two types of lamination: Gloss Lamination and Matt Lamination.
A popular option for many printed pieces, especially those that will experience frequent handling or be exposed to dirty, greasy or damp environments. Thermal laminating film is the ultimate way to finish printed materials for beautiful and long-lasting results.
Laminations crisply and clearly communicate a feeling of substance, a sense that “this is something of quality” Matt Lamination has a lovely luxury smooth silky finish, gloss lamination has a glossy finish and enhances colours.
Spot varnishing is a special effect that puts varnish only on specific areas of a printed surface. It is an eye catching finish that will draw your client’s attention to finished areas of the card when applied on the Matt Laminated background. It adds interest and will make your card stand out from the rest!
Please feel free to contact us for a quotation or to discuss your next project. Keep in mind, we operate Nationally, your print is delivered directly to you. We work by appointment only.
T. +27 087 149 0903
M. +27 083 626 4828