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The SAPPI International Printer of the Year Elephant Trophy is one of the most covetted awards in the global print industry

Won by Atlas Printers

Company Perspective

  • Atlas Printers is a large B-BBEE level 3 printing and packaging company based in Durban, South Africa, focused on manufacturing and supplying quality printed goods to both the local and international markets.
  • At Atlas Printers, the management and staff strive to build and foster positive relationships with both their clients and suppliers. This philosophy coupled with state of the art machinery and world-class equipment enables the company to offer their clients a vast array of printed and packaging products, with finishes that best suit their clients needs. Atlas Printers’ history of award winning print and packaging is testimony to this.
  • With well developed digital and litho print technologies, Atlas Printers is in a strong position to meet most of their client’s printing requirements.

Our Journey

  • Atlas Printers has been in the printing industry for 65 years. From humble beginnings, its tenure has been an exercise in print quality and service, and has seen the company grow into one of the industry’s leading printing companies. Decades of dedication and pursuit of perfection has resulted in Atlas Printers winning a number of awards along the way. The company’s printing quality has also contributed to some of its clients winning awards for products printed by Atlas Prinetrs.
  • Atlas Printers has won numerous Sappi African Printers of the Year awards culminating in winning Gold as best Printer in Africa in Packaging and Labels. On the international stage, Atlas Printers was chosen as the best in the world for packaging and labels at the Sappi International Printers of the Year competition. During 2018 the company took part in the GAPP Awards & won awards for:
    Litho Sheetfed - Brochures - The Bronze Award
    Large Format - Point of sale - The Bronze Award
    Fusion of Techniques - The Silver Award
    Special Techniques and Finishes - The Acheiver Award
    Innovation - The Bronze Award & The Achiever Award
Vinesh Gokool receiving the Elephant Trophy in Boston, Massachusettes 2007


Amazing Products



  • Atlas Printers believes in acquiring quality equipment from highly acclaimed international manufacturers to produce high quality prints and maximise their production time whilst leaving a small carbon footprint. This combination of equipment as well as highly skilled individuals enables Atlas Printers to offer low to high volume print services at the best possible price without compromising on quality.

Pre-Press department
  • Conceptualising and design
  • Desktop publishing
  • Client supplied files
  • Scanning
  • EFI colour proofing
  • Computer to plate
Digital department
  • Printing on almost any substrate up to 40mm thick
  • Printing with white toner
  • High quality Large format
  • Variable data printing
  • Printing one to eight colours in one pass
  • Press configurations in one pass perfecting mode
  • Variable data printing
  • Digital on demand presses
  • Digital Die-cutters
  • Folding, collating and gathering
  • Binding: saddle stitch, perfect binding, section sewing, gluing and padding
  • Calendar rimming
  • Twin wire binding
  • Laminating
  • Encapsulating
  • Gloss varnishing
  • Spot and UV varnishing
  • Die cutting, creasing and embossing
  • Foiling and box making
  • Numbering and perforating
  • Packaging and distribution


  • In order to provide the best possible service to its clients, Atlas Printers is committed towards implementing the latest technology available to the industry.
  • Its most recent acquisition has been in the post-production department by acquiring finishing equipment from the Bobst Group of companies. This high performance die cutting, foiling and embossing machinery coupled with carton making machinery puts the company in a strong position to offer a comprehensive service to the industry.
  • State of the art digital printing and finishing machinery complements this acquisition by enabling Atlas Printers to design and manufacture pre-production samples which closely represent the finished product, resulting in high quality, efficiently designed and manufactured packaging and product-launch gift boxes.
  • This, coupled with the company’s existing Heidelberg presses enables Atlas Printers to manufacture up to 2 000 000 A4 colour prints and glue up to 500 000 boxes per 8 hour shift.
  • The company’s presses are ably supported by a world-class pre-press department, which incorporates a Screen digital work-flow solution and computer to plate system. An automated bindery and large warehousing facility puts the company in a position to handle a wide variety of small to large jobs.

The Atlas Printers Ethos

Bringing Print To Life


A dedicated commitment towards providing high quality, printed and packaging products to our clients that best suit their needs with the purpose of boosting our client’s brand.
We endeavour to minimise our waste and recycle as many materials as possible in order to reduce our carbon footprint and conserve the environment.
We strive towards implementing the latest cutting edge print technology in order to maximise efficiency and expand our product range.
We pride ourselves in producing high quality, vibrant prints and strive towards increasing this level of quality.
At Atlas Printers, we understand the importance of social responsibility and seek to up-skill our country’s workforce by providing learnerships and bursaries to students.

The Learnership Programme

Atlas Printers is committed to the continued learning and growth of its workforce and offers opportunities to its staff members to develop and maintain their professional knowledge, skills and expertise by offering fully paid learnership programmes at accredited and world renowned colleges. As part of its social responsibility programme, similar study programmes are offered to school leaving learners.

Empowering Ethical Supply Chains

Atlas Printers engages in an ongoing process with a global non-profit association that is focused on good practice and governance. Audits have taken place and key goals introduced in the company so that it can achieve international compliance.


The Green Initiative - Carbon Footprint

Atlas Printers is committed to reducing their carbon footprint. In 2018 Atlas Printers embarked on a drive to flush chemical waste and reduce water consumption. Some of the initiatives in place are as follows:

Paper purchased is sourced only from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accredited companies. These companies have specifically been chosen because they source their wood from sustainable forests. Waste paper and cardboard generated through the manufacturing process is recycled.

Process-less, chemical free plates have now been implemented. As a result of this, water consumption dropped by 50 000 litres per month and chemical waste has been reduced by over 60%. All aluminium plates used in the printing process are recycled.

Spare pallets are recycled into furniture that can be used within the company’s canteens. They are also given out to florists who wish to make use of them in their designs.

Carbon Footprint

Contact Us

71 Marseilles Crescent
Briardene, Durban 4001

+27 31 570 8600

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