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about us…

Ribbon Writer was developed in the UK in 1993 using traditional manual hot foiling, a labor intensive and time comsuming process.  With the onset of the digital era the more laborious and time consuming method of ribbon printing was replaced by the small desktop printer fed by PC generated software & Ribbon Writer was born.

Ribbon Writer has been brought to South Africa by Paper Packaging Place, which was established in 1991.  In January 2018, Samantha Selesnick, Managing Director of Paper Packaging Place, attended the annual Paper World Exhibiton in Frankfurt, Germany.  One of the products she was most excited to see was the Ribbon Writer, as in our industry, we get a lot of enquiries for short runs of personalised ribbon.  Due to various printing/setup technicalities, printing less than 500 to 1000 metres of ribbon is just not viable, which means that we are unable to assist with smaller runs.  The Ribbon Writer fills that gap in the market perfectly. 

Paper Packaging Place is now the sole agent & distributer of the Ribbon Writer printers & consumables in South Africa.  We are a well established & trusted name in the South African packaging industry & is the market leader in boutique packaging.  Ribbon Writer customers will be looked after from our offices in Olivedale, Johannesburg, offering the same excellent customer service we are known for, nation-wide.

We are on hand to help you with stock & delivery information.  Ribbon Writer is designed for small print runs, however, Paper Packaging Place can assist you with printing of larger orders (1000m +) as well as full colour printing on ribbon & printing on woven tape.