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HP Labelling Cape donates paper to local initiative "learn2live" in Wallacedene  Kraaifontein.
Learn2live manages and supports local Crèche’s and uplifts local community.

Seen here are local ladies making Christmas decorations for Tyger Valley Shopping Centre

Frank Lakay unloading Bakkie Salome Langmann of learn2live shows off Puzzle Library
that is being built up with puzzle’s donated
Two tired guys, Angus and Frank after unloading
bakkie full of paper

For more information visit

JULY 2013

At an age where other couples with grown-up children of their own would be putting up their feet and taking life easy, Aletta and Gerrie Herbst have opened their hearts and their home to children in need.

House of Grace is a place of safety for abandoned and abused children who are sent to them by the police and Tygerberg Hospital.

Aletta and Gerrie have a special compassion for children in this type of crisis.   Aletta herself was abandoned as a child, and lived for two years on the streets of Cape Town, sleeping at night in the toilets on Cape Town Station.

She was taken care of by a cleaner who worked on the station, who would bring her food and clothing.  This lady was eventually able to get Social Services to send the young girl to school and Aletta was moved to a boarding school in Wolmeransstad.

“When you have endured something like this”, Aletta explains, “you can empathise so much with these children.  I know how they feel, and what they are going through.”

At present they are home to 22 children who range in age from 7 months to 11 years.

Some of the children are siblings.  Some are totally alone in the world. All of them are loved and valued by this special couple.

House of Grace is on a farm outside Fisantekraal, where Gerrie works as a farm manager.

The 7 boys who are between the ages of 5 and 11 years, wait for Dad Gerrie to come home from work each evening.  Then they all get on their bicycles and ride around the farm with him, helping him to bring in the cattle and attend to the evening chores.  It is the highlight of their day.

Aletta and Gerrie do not receive a government subsidy or grant for the work they do.  They have been able to survive only by the grace of God, through the assistance of caring churches, businesses and individuals.

Aletta acknowledges with gratitude the farm that has given them the use of a vandalised house, and the many who have helped restore it into the home in which the large family now lives.  Others have helped with donations of food, goods and finances.

Celebrating 50 years as South Africa’s leading independent expert in labels and labelling ...


Congratulations for Loyalty and Long Service ...

Joy Johnson (nee Wilsnagh) and Sheila McClean are commended for their loyalty and long Service. Joy started with the company over TEN years ago and is a key machine operator in the finishing department where she goes about her duties in a quiet and unassuming way.

Sheila started with the company over TWENTY years ago and has proved herself as a key member of the Sales team, being respected by colleague and client alike.

The Directors and management thank each one for their commitment, dedication and loyalty and wish them many more years of service to come.

Pictured are Joy (left): 10yrs service and Sheila (Right): 20yrs service

HP Contributes writing material (paper) to schools ...

Apart from the Children’s Charity which HP Labelling donate to, the Cape Town Division make the effort to deliver Paper and writing stock out to local farm schools.

In the past couple of years the following schools have been the recipients of writing /drawing papers and labels delivered personally by the Divisional Director ...


UPM Raflatac Wine Label Awards 2010 - Naughty Girl Sparkling Rose ...

HP Labelling are proud to take the award for Printing the "Naughty Girl Label" which won the Creative Branding award inn the Wine Labels Category at the UPM Raflatac awards held at Cape Town September 2010.

The product is one from "Alvi’s Drift International" and the designer was "Naomi Theron Designs"

Staff involved in the manufacture of the label are pictured from left to right: Edwin, Penny, Marlon, Danny, Denzil and Lindsay.

Some information about the product from the wine-makers ...
The sparkling market in South Africa is dominated by a single brand. Research has shown us that the majority of these consumers prefer a sweet and fruity flavour profile and that the majority of these consumers are female. It is also well documented that the majority of wine in supermarkets is purchased by women. With a larger and larger proportion of wine sales being driven by the supermarket groups, we identified that there was a gap in the market for a product specifically aimed at the female sparkling wine consumer.


HP Labelling – Cape Town’s First Female Roll Label Machine Minder ...
JULY 2010

July 2010 Cape Town: Moeneba Loff is welcomed to the team at HP Labelling as the first Female Roll Label Machine Minder in the group.

Here pictured with Danny (16 years of Service), Moeneba impressed management at her job interview to win the sought after position in a difficult time for job hunters. Her “passion for printing” is the element that impressed the job selection committee stated Lindsay Beukes the Production Manager. Moeneba was fourth out of all candidates in the Western Cape in her Trade Certificate examinations for which she gained distinctions. She is grateful to Mr Makepeace (snr) of Bar Cape who introduced her to printing. Management at HP Labelling – Cape Town believe Moeneba will shut up the chauvinists who believe Narrow web printing is a “man’s world”.

HP Labelling (Pty) is an established Narrow Web converter with manufacturing operations in the Western Cape and at its head office in Boksburg. The company recently added Hot Foiling to its portfolio of processes which targets the prestige label designs, mainly Wine and cosmetics. Further need for quality operators brought about the recruitment of printers and other operators. Service & Quality is at the forefront in gaining momentum in the companies order winning strategy where the company is a leading converter in the narrow web label / tag manufacturer.

First Part of HP Labelling’s Investment Program is brought on line with Hot Stamp Foiling ...
MARCH 2010

HP Labelling (Pty) Ltd., commenced with it’s investment program into 2010 with the installation of the Newfoil 5500 Hot Stamp Foiling, Embossing and Die-cutting Machine.

Although the Cape Town manufacturing facility was one of the pioneers into Cold Foiling in South Africa, it is recognised that there is still a need for Hot Foiling in Prestige products, particularly when dressing Wine, Spirits and Cosmetics. Furthermore the equipment opens up further market opportunities in the Automotive Industry, Security Products as well as Wine & Cosmetics with Tamper Evident, Peel & Stick etc.

NewFoil4.pngAlthough the Machine delivery was delayed through the normal delays associated with importing equipment, the company was able to supply, in record time, it’s first delivery to Rijk's Private Cellar beautifully foiled and embossed labels to meet their bottling needs.

Two or more foils may be applied to the label and with re-registration employed Special Holographic foils may be applied. The machine is also capable of embossing, die-cutting (those intricate shapes) laminating and matrix removal.

This equipment will play a significant role in penetrating the prestige label market where the team in the Cape are well versed in the needs of the market sector. For information Telephone 021 949 1762, email or complete an on-line RFQ.

HP Labelling expands with new equipment ...

To expand the portfolio of prestige labels to the Wine and Cosmetic manufacturers, HP Labelling (Cape) have invested in the Newfoil 5500.

Since the establishment of the HP Labelling brand, it has been the objective of the organization to differentiate the company in the South African Label Printing community. Recognizing the need to provide Hot stamp foiling/embossing to customers, HP Labelling have invested in the latest Newfoil 5500 machine.

For the past 40 years, HP Labelling (formerly H&P) have supplied labels to the steel and timber industries, since 1994 focus changed to include the Narrow Web and Label Printing / Converting industry. As a result, Paul Frey & Son was acquired in the Cape 2004 and after restructuring operations has prepared the branch to meet the needs of manufacturers nationally as well as internationally. From gaining ISO accreditation in 2007 to pharmaceutical accreditation in 2009 the company and its expert team are prepared to provide the image desired for their client’s products.

The machine will arrive in South Africa by the end of January and one of the best Operators in the industry will be joining the company in February. It is expected that the service will be fully operational by mid February.

About HP Labelling

HP Labelling is an industry leader providing more than 40 years experience in label manufacture, from steel, Aluminium, Plastics, as well as pressure sensitive narrow web labels. Headquartered in Boksburg with Manufacturing sites in Boksburg and Cape Town and satellite Sales / Service offices in Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth, HP Labelling is the VFR printer in the narrow-web industry of South Africa.

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