With over 25 years of experience,
Colour Magic is the expert you can trust!
We earn your trust on every job and will not stop working
until we’ve exceeded our commitment to you.
Conveniently situated a few minutes from the N1 Highway in Robertville, bordering the City of Johannesburg. Colour Magic has revolutionized its offering from a primarily traditional offset lithography print house to a full service print and trade finishing force.
We are a passionate, family-owned, one-stop print shop for everything from business cards, calendars and posters, to large format banners, canvas printing, box packaging and more. No matter what quantity of printed materials you need, from large commercial to smaller creative clients, we’ve got you covered. Colour Magic will provide you all the flexibility and convenience you need, with the quality and fine finish you have come to expect from us, earning us your stamp of approval.
Our devotion to quality ensures that our approaches, techniques and processes result in only the most superior quality products and services for our clients
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We are proud Level 2 BBEEE contributors and will continuously
strive to remain current and
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Not only do we pride ourselves on the quality of our work, but also our ability to meet agreed upon deadlines, allowing you to rest assured, knowing your job is in good hands
Our story has a humble beginning. In August of 1995, Peter Meyer and his wife Joan bought a 50% shareholding in Panapple Graphics with a staff complement of about 20 people. Before long Peter bought out the shareholder and acquired the remainder of the shares. Consequently Colour Magic Printing, their family business was established.
Peter, with his years of experience in lithography, soon made positive changes, pioneering the trade in Africa along the way. The company underwent an enormous growth phase between 1995 and 2000, whereby it procured 3 brand new, state of the art, Komori 4 colour presses, with quality as a central focus behind the acquisitions. These were the first of their kind in Africa and were welcome additions to the existing equipment, which encompassed an array of 2 colour and single colour presses, as well as, binding and finishing equipment.
The phenomenal growth phase continued. In July 2000, Colour Magic moved into its own custom-designed and purpose-built premises of 3000m2 in Robertville, Florida, West of Johannesburg.
In 2002 the company shifted from a CC to a PTY. In that year Colour Magic purchased a Komori L828P, an 8 colour A2 perfecting press, the 2nd of its kind in the world. The business also upgraded its presses with Print Density Control Spectrophotometers (PDCS), also a first in Africa, and went digital with the purchase of its first computer-to-plate machine. Another first of its kind in Africa was the introduction of our A1 Komori LS540, a 5 colour + coater press, equipping the company for a whole new world of opportunity, specifically for larger print and packaging solutions, which enabled the company to contend with some of the biggest players in the South African print industry.
In 2003 Colour Magic acquired the business of Print Dynamix, doubling the size and capacity of the company. It was decided to have both businesses under one roof. Subsequently, an adjacent vacant erf was purchased to accommodate the necessary expansion. Construction ensued and the workspace increased to 7000m2. This expansion opened a new avenue of opportunity in corporate calendar production. In 2004 their daughter, Nina, joined the ranks as a DTP apprentice in the repro department. Soon after, in 2005, Thayne, their elder son, also started his apprenticeship as a machine minder.
Colour Magic experienced another growth spurt in 2012. The company obtained an A1 die-cutting machine as well as a folder and box-glueing machine to further facilitate box-packaging production. In the same year Nicholas, their youngest son, became a part of the team and started his apprenticeship as a machine minder.
November 2015 marked a significant time of loss and mourning for Colour Magic and the printing industry. Peter and Joan tragically passed away, leaving behind their 3 children, Nina Scott-Dawkins, Thayne and Nicholas Meyer, as their successors to take over the day-to-day running of the business and continue the proud legacy.
In 2016 the company purchased an HP Indigo 5500 digital press, and some smaller additions to the range of finishing equipment were made. In 2018, Thayne decided to pursue another adventure in KwaZulu Natal.
Colour Magic currently employs about 50 people on a full-time basis, which increases to approximately 70 with casual and part-time labour during seasonal peaks. Colour Magic still grows from strength to strength by continually teaching our staff new skills and often bringing in new candidates to learn the trade. The company also constantly strives to keep the business technologically relevant in today's ever-changing industry thereby keeping Colour Magic at the forefront of being able to deliver the best quality and service while improving the quality of the trade for all.
By applying lessons learned from the founders in their business strategy, Colour Magic is evolving but will stay true to the strong core values instilled by Peter and Joan that are the foundation of our success and reputation which has seen the business hold steady footing and continued growth in the industry ever since.
August 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Colour Magic’s success in business. We can only celebrate this success by honouring Peter and Joan, and all our loyal employees who have helped make this feat possible.