OUR STORY - COMPRINT
A family-owned business, we have been turning ideas into ink for more than three decades. We are slightly obsessed with ink and beautiful paper.
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our
story

Back in 1973, Edgar Ortelee gathered his young family and left the Netherlands for an African adventure. They happily settled in South Africa, where a decade later, Edgar became the first authorised Xerox dealer in the country. The company, Cape Office Machines (COM) operated from Stellenbosch, and opened Comprint, a printing business, in 1983.

Edgar’s brother, Jac Ortelee, took over the reigns in 1993 and changed the trading name to Econoprint.

More than three decades later, and now called Comprint, we remain a proudly-owned family business. Run by Saskia, Edgar’s daughter, the legacy of innovation and exceptional customer care continues.

meet
our team

SASKIA ORTELEE
Director

At Comprint since 2015.

Best thing about Comprint? It’s difficult to pin down one thing, but my team rock! Not only are they incredibly passionate and good at what they do, they are just lovely human beings. I love the history – love the fact that we have walked a road with our long-standing clients. So, our team rocks! Our clients rock!

Three things on your bucket list: In no particular order – hug an orang-utan, buy a fixer-upper in the Karoo (in the middle of nowhere!) and have breakfast at Tiffany’s in NY, with my daughter.

What do you think is the greatest invention/discovery ever made? Tea! And, spectacles. Otherwise I wouldn’t be able to see! And aeroplanes, so that I can see/experience all the places I still want to visit on my bucket list.

JUSTIN PRINS
Estimator

At Comprint since 2018.

Best thing about Comprint? The staff! It’s a great family environment. I also enjoy the hustle bustle — no two days are the same.

Things on your bucket list: Visit England to watch Manchester United play and road trip all around South Africa (N7, N1, N2)

What do you think is the greatest invention/discovery ever made? Engine (internal combustion) and the TV remote!

CLAYTON SIMS
Front House, Design & Production

At Comprint since 2016.

Best thing about Comprint? Nice, friendly home-feel environment. Print quality is awesome.

Three things on your bucket list: Travel the world to see places, build my own show car, watch every Formula 1 race.

What do you think is the greatest invention/discovery ever made? Machines that create machines.

What would you like to be called? Sims

ROSEMARY PAULSE
Front House & Production

At Comprint since 1995.

Best thing about Comprint? You feel you belong to a happy family.

Three things on your bucket list: To win a trip to Venice, go to a spa every month, to feel free and just enjoy life.

What do you think is the greatest invention/discovery ever made? I hope my salary will allow me to get myself a new 4×4 Jeep!

What would you like to be called? Rosy

LIAN-ROBERT JACK
Front House, Design & Production

At Comprint since 2018.

Best thing about Comprint? The drive and passion implemented in the company. It is seen in the work ethic of each outcome.

Three things on your bucket list: Being a greater success in my work and life; running one of South Africa’s biggest personal brands; to be known as a great designing influence and inspiration.

What do you think is the greatest invention/discovery ever made? The idea and discovery of visual invention to communicate different messages. For visual invention has transformed communication and understanding to levels of inspiration.

What would you like to be called? Lian

BONGI ORTELEE
Administration

At Comprint since 2017.

Best thing about Comprint? It’s a team! Everyone works like a well-oiled machine.

Three things on your bucket list: Only two: visit Brazil and watch a musical on Broadway!

What do you think is the greatest invention/discovery ever made? Old-Fashioned record player

ALIE FANIE
Litho & Offset Print

At Comprint since 1997… I think.

Best thing about Comprint? Fresh, new ideas and moving ahead with the times.

Three things on your bucket list: More acting part in the business from my part, assuring survival of Comprint. Travel the world, own my own house (most important) and to live comfortably.

What do you think is the greatest invention/discovery ever made? The printing press of course…

What would you like to be called? Alie (or “the man”) LOL

JULIET SHONHIWA
Finishing

At Comprint since 2016.

Best thing about Comprint? We always give the best quality!

Three things on your bucket list: Watch more movies and sleep more! Also spending more time with my daughter watching cartoons (her favourite).

What do you think is the greatest invention/discovery ever made? Not sure — I just like to be happy with my family!

JESSICA KEMPTON-JONES
Online Content Management

At Comprint since 2015.

Best thing about Comprint? The people (clients and staff) and the amazing creativity in the air everyday. I also love that the business has been in my family in some way or another for the past three decades. I think that’s pretty cool.

Three things on your bucket list: Live in Amsterdam, visit Japan and write a book.

What do you think is the greatest invention/discovery ever made? There are too many! Electricity, DNA profiling, emailing and the iPhone!

What would you like to be called? Jess

TAKUDZWA PRIDE MAWIRE
Postgrad US Student / Part-time Deliveries & Collections

At Comprint since 2018.

Best thing about Comprint? The culture of giving attention to detail when it comes to quality control; we treat the customer like royalty; I also enjoy the background music at the office!

Things on your bucket list: Watch a match at Old Trafford, Manchester (“Man U vs. Chelsea” preferably!); travel all around SADC region and East Africa to compare differences in entertainment cultures.

What do you think is the greatest invention/discovery ever made? The pulley, electricity, the engine, and, BEER!

What would you like to be called? Taku or Mawaya

connect
with us

We would love to help make your vision visible.
Give us a call or stop by our shop!

021 887 3883

021 886 4595

info@comprintgroup.com

Shop 5, De Watergracht Building,
C/o Merriman and Andringa Streets, Stellenbosch

We’re open: Mon-Fri, 8:30 – 17:00