Trotec launches new-look webshop

Trotec Laser South Africa delighted to introduce our new and improved engraving supplies webshop.

The slick new webshop doesn’t just look great, it’s designed for user friendliness and has a host of brand new features, including:

  • New menu structure
  • Improved access to DIY tutorials and material usage tips
  • Cut-to-size guide for materials

New look – Same advantages

Great service and benefits:

  • Save valuable time – reorder in seconds
  • See all products in one place
  • 24/7 access to your account
  • Learn new engraving tips & tricks from industry laser experts
  • Hear first about new products and offers

Discover all of these amazing benefits and more by logging onto:

Freedom Stationery celebrates 30 years

Our History

When Freedom Stationery was started in 1987, the intention was to provide scholastic books to students in the country who – during the apartheid era – had little or no access to much-needed materials for learning.

From three staff three decades ago to 780 staff presently, Freedom Stationery has grew it’s family business into an empire of good work ethic, excellent customer service and a created an undeniable organization of success.

Our Organization

Freedom Stationery boasts a total of over one hundred thousand square meters of warehouse holding space and a vast fleet of delivery vehicles to ensure excellent service delivery.
Freedom Stationery’s core business remains the manufacturing of scholastic books with volumes in excess of 100 million books per year awarding the company the title of largest manufacturer of scholastic books in the southern hemisphere.

Growing Our Brands

Both the MARLIN and MARLIN KIDS range have been developed over the years to provide a comprehensive offering of home, office and scholastic stationery accessories. Marlin’s slogan of “Real Good Value” was embodied in its products and after consumers were attracted to the brand by the price, they continued to use it because of the quality offered.

Looking Forward

Freedom Stationery is always dedicated to achieving service excellence in all spheres of its operations. Integrity, quality and value to stakeholders govern our culture and we pride ourselves on the development of its people and the partnership we form with our customers, suppliers and members of the industry and the greater community. We want to continue providing optimum value to our customers by providing the most efficient service possible.


Stein, May 23, 2017 – The Supervisory Board of Faber-Castell AG has come to a decision concerning the successor to Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, CEO, who passed away last year. Daniel Rogger will be appointed as CEO of Faber-Castell AG with effect from June 1, 2017. Last year the Supervisory Board and the Faber-Castell family resolved, for the first time, to fill the vacancy of the family-run company with an external manager.

Daniel Rogger (49) is a native of Switzerland and studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen. He is an internationally experienced top manager in the area of branded products and the luxury goods industry, and has held various senior positions including at the Swatch Group watch manufacturer and the Richemont Group with its global operations. Most recently he was CEO for the family-owned Silhouette International Schmied AG, and responsible for the worldwide business of the Austrian branded eyewear manufacturer.

“We exercised the utmost care in searching and selecting a suitable candidate, and are certain that we have made the right decision by appointing Daniel Rogger,” said Gerhard Berssenbrügge, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. “The entire Supervisory Board, Management Board and the staff certainly too are looking forward to a collaborative, forward-looking and long-term successful cooperation with Mr. Rogger!”

Countess Mary von Faber-Castell, who acted as Speaker of the Management Board in the interim phase, is to be appointed to the Supervisory Board later this year. Until she is formally appointed, she will remain responsible for the cosmetics division on the company’s Management Board. Further Board members are Dr. Hans-Kurt von Werder (Technology) and Rolf Schifferens (Sales Europe/North America).

The owner family welcomes the Supervisory Board’s decision. “Mr. Rogger satisfies our criteria due not only to his many years of successful work in top management positions in globally operating companies, but also the valuable experience he gained particularly in the Asian region. In addition to this, with his personal integrity, he is an excellent fit to the values-driven corporate culture of our company,” stated Countess Mary von Faber-Castell and Count Charles von Faber-Castell as representatives of the shareholders. Anton-Wolfgang’s son Count Charles von Faber-Castell is responsible for the worldwide operations of the company’s strategically important premium segment.

WorkForce RIPS ink packs - reduce waste

European businesses currently using laser printers and copiers could dramatically reduce their waste, energy consumption and noise emissions by switching to Epson WorkForce Pro inkjet printers, according to new independent tests by Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) commissioned by Epson.

BLI tested several WorkForce Pro models against a selection of competing colour lasers and laser copiers and found that Epson’s printers produce up to 95% or 77 kilograms less waste when printing up to 80,000 pages. Furthermore, BLI tests against a selection of competing machines showed that Epson WorkForce Pro models use up to 82% less energy than lasers and laser copiers.1

“The outstanding eco features of our WorkForce Pro printers are made possible by Epson’s PrecisionCore inkjet printhead, which uses Epson’s proprietary Micro Piezo technology,” comments Paul Steels, Director of Business Imaging, Epson Europe.

“PrecisionCore printheads have the ability to accurately fire a wide variety of liquids in exactly the required quantities at varying media on demand, minimizing ink waste and reducing the frequency of consumables replacement, therefore producing much less waste compared to colour lasers and copiers.”

“Laser printers and copiers use a combination of heat and pressure to fuse toner to the paper. Instead of heat, Epson’s inkjet printers use subtle changes in pressure to fire ink droplets on to the paper, so they consume minimal energy when printing.”

In addition, the BLI research confirms that over a range of typical office activities for a three-minute period, WorkForce Pro models are up to 18% quieter (29.42 dBA) than competitive laser printers and copiers, making them ideal for the work environment.2

“Inkjet printers are capable of entering a sleep mode at a much faster rate compared to lasers, which reduces both energy consumption and noise emissions, helping employees focus on the task at hand,” Steels adds.

“Businesses and organizations today are constantly looking for new ways to keep distraction down and workplace efficiency up,” commented BLI Senior Editor Priya Gohil. “The clear environmental benefits, among others found in these tests, demonstrate the unique advantages inkjet printers have – making them the ones to watch in the printer space.”

The BLI test results for the WorkForce Pro range highlight Epson’s strength in developing compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies, which form a common base for all of Epson’s core technologies: Micro Piezo, sensing and microdisplay.

Rob Clark, senior vice-president for Epson Europe, adds:

“Through characteristics such as minimizing the use of resources and reducing waste, our core technologies are kind on the environment. Epson will continue to refine these technologies to increase the value we provide to our customers and further contribute to the environment.”

“On a company level, Epson is committed to achieving its ‘Environmental Vision 2050’ by restoring and preserving biodiversity as a member of the eco system, reducing CO2 emissions by 90% across the entire product life cycle and ensuring all products are included in the resource and reuse recycling loop.”

“As part of our environmental goals, we are challenging ourselves to create compelling, customer-pleasing products that have 50% lower impact across their life cycle by making them more compact, reducing their power requirements, designing them for easy recycling and extending their service life. By reducing the environmental impact across our products, services and all areas of operation, we help our customers to meet their environmental targets,” Clark concludes.

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