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What markets do you serve?
We produce custom-made cartons for the cosmetic, fragrance, personal care, pharmaceutical, health care, food and confectionery, beverage, household and consumer products market segments.

Exceptionally realistic 3D images are digitally created before going to print

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Are you public or privately owned?

Printafoil is a privately-held, family-owned enterprise. We are thus focussed on long term customer relationships, and feel no pressures associated with external shareholder issues. We are also therefore free to follow new opportunities to carry the best of Printafoil’s traditions forward in the future: including highest quality, imaginative innovation and true passion.

What kind of folding cartons do you manufacture?

We produce paperboard folding cartons, counter displays, all board-based box types (double-walled, rigid, covered), labels, leaflets, point-of-sale. The folding cartons we produce are custom made to your specifications and fold flat for shipping.


No, we produce custom folding cartons and printed folding cartons on folding box board.What we offer is packaging that is custom made to market your products exclusively.


What is your minimum order quantity?

Please contact us for more information on minimum order quantities. In theory we do not have minimum quantities, but in practice there may be affordability issues with very small quantities of certain items. We will be glad to advise you as to whether there are better options available.

How long does it take for a quote? Samples? To produce and order? To ship?

A quote takes from 1-3 days, depending on the complexity of the item. Samples can be made in approximately 3 days, depending on complexity. New orders typically take about 4-6 weeks and repeat orders about 2 weeks, although we can turn around rush orders more quickly, as our schedule permits. Depending on where you are located and the carrier chosen, it will take approximately 1 to 4 days to deliver product to you.

Is there a sales rep in my area?

Our experienced Account Managers are located at our head office in Cape Town, but we have Customers situated throughout South Africa. As a result, we have members of our Sales team regularly travelling around the country. Our Customers supply their distributors across the globe, so international shipping is a regular part of our business day.

Do you have your own delivery vehicles?

Yes, we have vehicles for local deliveries. For long distance shipments we use a number of contracted carriers whom we have worked with for many years.


How do you measure the length, width, and depth of a carton?

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What is CTP and do you offer it?

Yes, we offer computer-to-plate technology. CTP is a total digital workflow from the point of design to proofing to printing plate output. We have had CTP as part of our process now for a number of years.

How do you accept graphic files?

We accept electronic files using various methods: File Transfer Protocol (FTP), ISDN line, compact disk (CD), and email.

What software do you support in your electronic prepress department?

We have a Mac-based workflow supporting various software programs, which include: Illustrator, InDesign, Freehand, and Photoshop.

What proofing capabilities do you provide?

We provide highest quality digital proofs. [for details see "Sevices/Prepress"]

Do you have windowing capabilities?