Since opening our doors in 2006, we’ve emerged as the premier choice for clients navigating the retail markets, seeking unparalleled quality, competitive pricing, and exceptional turnaround times.
Having collaborated with numerous esteemed luxury brands worldwide and earning certifications from top-tier global companies, we’ve cultivated extensive expertise across various disciplines.
Our breadth of services spans expert guidance on large format digital printing, lithography, silk-screening processes, timber craftsmanship, event management, fabrication, shop-fitting, and much more.
Proudly holding a level 2 BEEE Company status, we boast over 6000sqm of well-ventilated workshop space, cutting-edge equipment, and a highly skilled workforce.
A prominent aspect of our offering is the ability to provide comprehensive turnkey solutions, with 95% of our work completed entirely in-house.
At Writing on the Wall, we stand prepared to tackle any challenge, leveraging our extensive capabilities and industry positioning.
Our digital print expertise spans a broad spectrum. With a dedicated emphasis on adopting eco-friendly practices, we prioritize the use of green materials, particularly in our inks and materials. Continuously exploring alternative environmentally-conscious options is a constant endeavor for us. Our cutting-edge printing facilities boast:
Large flatbed printers adept at printing on an extensive array of materials, including Xanita board, cardboard, glass, foam core board, wood, dibond, plexiglass, and more.
Dye Sublimation technology catering to all our fabric printing needs. Latex printing that excels in handling backlit prints, vinyl, and paper with exceptional quality.
Duratran Printing for producing world-class Lambda Photographic prints, ensuring top-notch visual outcomes.
Thanks to our exceptional equipment, we possess the capability to create an astonishing array of printed materials. Our versatility spans across a diverse range of substrates, allowing us to push the boundaries of creativity with virtually limitless possibilities limited only by our imagination!
• Point-of-sale • Backlit • Tent Cards • Vinyl • Canvass • Cereal Boxes • Paper • PVC • Standees • Contravision • Fabric • Banners of all varieties • Lambda backlit • Lambda paper • Boxes and cartons • Posters • Billboards • Merchandising collateral • Flyers • Catalogues • Training books • Business cards • Magazines
Our studio specialises in a wide array of design services including 3D rendering, CAD design, layout, and graphic design. Equipped with the latest design software from Autodesk and Adobe, supported by cutting-edge computers, our adept design team can handle projects of any magnitude.
In addition to our core design offerings, we excel in retail digital, video editing, and photography, backed by an extensive industry knowledge.
This comprehensive skill set enables us to comprehensively interpret and execute diverse project briefs efficiently.
By closely adhering to brand guidelines and fostering collaborations with brands, we possess the capability to conceive and execute various display and shopfitting solutions tailored to specific needs.
Equipped with cutting-edge precision manufacturing tools and dedicated finishing equipment, our Laser-works division specializes in crafting a diverse range of products, from plexi risers to illuminated displays and various point-of-sale elements.
This department synergizes seamlessly with our Fabrication Works, offering a comprehensive array of offerings, including:
• Tester Units
• Vac formed elements
• Counter top point-of-sale
• Shelf animation
• Signage • Shelf Strips
• Injection Moulding
• Blister Packs
• And an extensive selection of other specialized products.
Our in-house fabrication capabilities enable us to meticulously craft an array of items such as counters, plinths, furniture, centerpieces, and eye-catching display and exhibition stands, paying meticulous attention to every detail.
We possess the versatility to work with a vast spectrum of materials, ranging from fabric and corrugated steel to opulent materials like gold and marble, showcasing our adaptability and expertise.
With comprehensive shop-fitting facilities, our dedicated installation team ensures a seamless transition from fabrication to installation. They handle on-site snags, guaranteeing that the installed products meet our exacting standards.
Our expertise extends to crafting:
• Permanent Merchandising Units
• In-store fixtures
• Event Kits
• Office Renovation
With our national footprint we are perfectly positioned to execute all manner of events, and brand activations.
Our multi-disciplined teams are able to handle:
• Electrical repairs
• Retail Activations
• Window Activations
• Counter Installations
• Visual Installations
• In-store merchandising
• On-site repair work, and snagging
• Event activations • Store databasing
• Full reporting on work executed
Initiating a project involves numerous essential steps. Each project is unique, often commencing with thorough site surveys and detailed briefing sessions to define the scope of work. We prioritize adherence to mall and retailer regulations to chart the optimal path forward. Concept renderings and drawings are meticulously crafted, refining the project details before the production phase commences.
The project undergoes meticulous management, including the creation and tracking of schedules, handling permits, and arranging Certificates of Compliance (COC) behind the scenes. As projects progress, every detail is carefully managed to ensure precision and timeliness.
At the culmination of each project, storage becomes essential, and we are fully equipped to accommodate this need.
Home to some of the leading experts in their fields, our team is made up of a diverse group of people
We ARE the Champions! In 2022, we made our debut in the prestigious GAPP Awards. This competition stands as the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, and we were elated to secure victories in all the categories we participated in. Our triumph included two gold awards, two silvers, and an achiever trophy, placing us among the top achievers overall at the awards. Quite an impressive feat, if we do say so ourselves!
Internationally accredited by esteemed names such as PUIG, LVMH, Coty, Estée Lauder Companies, and others, we cater to an extensive array of luxury brands across Southern Africa.
Our deep understanding of both retailers and brands enables us to offer insightful guidance on retail strategies and implement tailor-made solutions that perfectly align with their needs.
Having maintained longstanding partnerships with the majority of our brands for over a decade, we continually expand our portfolio by welcoming new brands into our fold. This sustained relationship speaks volumes about our commitment to fostering enduring and fruitful collaborations.
YEARS SINCE WE OPENED OUR DOORS
COFFEE A MONTH
It’s our moment to showcase our true capabilities! Witness a glimpse of our recent completed projects. This is where our work speaks for itself.
In our commitment to reducing our environmental impact, we actively seek sustainable sourcing for our materials and collaborate with our suppliers to offer greener solutions. Traceability of material origins is a priority for us.
The use of ECO FRIENDLY inks is a significant factor guiding our choices in procuring new printers. We prioritize FSC certified media and prioritize the use of recycled and recyclable materials whenever feasible, promoting our dedication to environmental awareness.
Energy efficiency holds a central position in our operations, with many of our systems adapted to ensure optimal energy usage. For our timber work, we exclusively use formaldehyde-free ECO MDF and prioritize reusing and refurbishing existing timber elements over new construction whenever possible.
Certified by Ecovadis, we continually strive to enhance our environmental performance and have recently joined UNEP to further underscore our commitment to environmental stewardship.
In 2023, our aim is to attain an ISO 9001 rating, showcasing our dedication to maintaining high-quality standards in our operations while aligning with sustainable practices.
JOHANNESBURG HEAD OFFICE
phone: 011 462 2533
address: unit 414b,
northlands business park
olympic dual avenue
082 556 8029 – sheldon, director
011 462 2543 – sue, accounts
011 462 2533 – stef, creative director
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