ITL South Africa Awarded Prestigious ISO-12647 Printing Quality Certification

ITL SA is the first South African printer to be awarded ISO-12647 certification following a Print Quality Management project in conjunction with Global Print Quality Standards Specialists, Mellow Colour Ltd.

Cape Town, South Africa, November 25, 2016 --( ITL SA wins IS0 12647-2 Certification.

As part of an ongoing Global Offset Print Excellence Initiative, ITL announced today that they have attained IS012647-2 certification for their Cape Town litho production facilities.

Working in partnership with Mellow Colour, a global leader in providing print quality management solutions, the accreditation for ITL’s largest South African factory adds to their list of globally certified factories which have already completed the process over the last two years.

ISO 12647-2 is the recognised global standard of certification and as such, only printers who are able to demonstrate complete and sustained management of all print related processes, including pre-press and consumables, are awarded this coveted status. ITL is the first printer to achieve this certification in South Africa.

Speaking at the group’s Cape Town headquarters, ITL’s CEO, Fred Christopher, commented, “We are delighted to have added our Cape Town factory to the list of ITL certified facilities. We have always recognised the role that ISO-12647 plays in achieving the highest level of continuous print quality and a more efficient and environmentally sustainable manufacturing platform.”

Alan Dresch, Managing Director for Mellow Colour added, “The most impressive element of the ITL Quality Management System is not actually measured in the audit document itself. That element is teamwork, and this is where the ITL group excels. I am sure the Company will now start to see measurable gains in customer satisfaction and a generally more standardised and efficient way of working.”

ITL ( is a worldwide supplier of branded label and variable data solutions to the apparel industry. Globally located in all major sourcing regions, the company has over thirty years experience of supporting some of the world’s best known brands and retailers with a comprehensive range of labelling and ticketing solutions including branded swing tickets, heat transfers, woven labels, printed fabric labels, RFID and data management programs.
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