lebone News

A Workers' Day Salute to the Printing Industry - blog | lebonelitho.co.za
Lebone News

A Workers’ Day Salute to the Printing Industry

South Africans have celebrated Workers’ Day on the 1st of May since 1995. This day holds deep significance for the printing industry and our business, Lebone Litho. 

As leading printers in Gauteng & South Africa, we pay homage to the hardworking individuals in printing and branding services who contribute to this dynamic sector’s past, present and future legacy.

The History of Workers’ Day

Workers’ Day commemorates the historic struggle of workers and their trade unions globally. In South Africa, Workers’ Day has its roots in the fight for workers’ rights during the apartheid era and the day was initially seen as a day to rally around resistance to the apartheid government. In 1995, this day was reformulated to act as an important reminder of the brave sacrifices made by workers in pursuit of fair labour practices and social justice.

The Printing Industry’s Role

Within South Africa’s vibrant economy, the printing and branding services industry plays a vital role in communication, marketing and education. From newspapers and magazines to packaging and promotional materials, print media remains an essential medium for disseminating information and shaping public opinion.

Honouring Print Workers

On this special occasion, we extend our gratitude to the dedicated professionals who form the backbone of the printing industry. From skilled artisans operating printing presses and full-colour commercial litho printing equipment to creative designers shaping visual narratives, each individual contributes to our diverse print production market.  

The Evolution of Printing Technology

Over the years, the printing industry has undergone remarkable transformations, driven by technological advancements. From traditional lithography to digital printing, innovation has enhanced efficiency, quality and sustainability in print production. 

Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion

As a proudly South African company, Lebone Litho values diversity and inclusion within the printing industry. We recognise the contributions of workers from diverse backgrounds and are committed to fostering a workplace that celebrates equality and empowerment.

We recently hosted a youth upliftment event with the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities. This event highlighted the printing industry’s role in job creation for the young individuals in attendance.

Looking Towards The Future

As we commemorate Workers’ Day, we reflect on the achievements of those who have gone before us and look towards a future of continued progress and prosperity for South Africa’s printing industry. 

With dedication, innovation and collaboration, we aim to overcome challenges and seize commercial litho sheet-fed printing, web-fed printing and digital printing opportunities in an ever-evolving industry.

Join with us and all printers in Gauteng in celebrating the industry’s contributions to South Africa’s economy and upliftment. Let’s honour the hardworking individuals who bring printing and branding services to life daily! For more information about our printing services, contact us

Recent Posts
Follow Us