South Africa-based digital print solutions provider Nyalu Communications, has acquired Xanadu Printing and Graphics, as part of a wider plan to enhance its offerings of digital printing services and marketing communications solutions.
As a partner of Bytes Document Solutions, a Xerox distributor, Nyalu said the acquisition of Xanadu Printing and Graphics is in line with the company’s strategy to grow its highly successful and booming printing business, and is a key component of its long-term business strategy.
“Litho is used for cost-effectively producing large volumes of high-quality printed material,” said Ephraim Mashisani, CEO of Nyalu Communications. “By incorporating litho into our print business, we will be able to take advantage of both technologies so that we can pick the correct solution for each particular job, depending on weight and type of stock, turnaround time required, number of copies or run length, and the quality required.”
Xanadu Printing and Graphics, founded three decades ago by Robert Robinson, has a solid client list and a loyal and experienced staff complement.
“The business is ready for growth and I believe that Nyalu Communications will take it to the next level,” said Robinson. “Having observed Ephraim and his team at work, we could not have found a better partner to invigorate the business and to capitalise on our extensive client base.”
“Digital printing does not require set-up, as is required with litho, nor is there a need to make plates,” said Jenny Attewell, production printing executive, production solutions group, Bytes Document Solutions. “Digital is also less expensive for shorter runs, but litho is more cost-effective for long runs, and is best suited to applications like books, magazines, postcards and marketing type material.”