Digital Printing & Imaging (DPI) was founded by Barry Heasley in Cape Town in 1996.

Barry, at the time the GM of Claude Neon, Brilliant Signs and Mc Cullum & Stevens had decided that corporate life was way to stressful for the rewards and had been looking around for opportunities in the signage field with a view to resigning and relocating back to Port Elizabeth.

Recognising that large format full colour printing was the new future for signage manufacturers, Barry bought the latest Novapro 50 inch wide format printer and began production of posters outside of normal working hours. three months later, after much agonizing and deliberation, Barry decided to pack up corporate life and, with a heavy heart, resigned form Claude Neon and relocated back to PE.

The arrival of the first large format full colour printer in the Eastern Cape was greeted with much fanfare as most people had never seen such a machine not witnessed it's workings ! Barry's first few months in PE was mainly involved in educating a brand new market of potential customers and basically exposing this emerging market to brand new technology never before witnessed in the Eastern Cape - DPI made headlines in the business section of the Weekend Post in September 1996 with an in depth article accompanied by a large photograph of the DPI team posing with the new Novapro large format printer.

Life was obviously not a bed of roses in a brand new market and 3 years of endless marketing combined with guts and perseverance followed before and semblance of a thriving business was apparent.

Today some 11 years later, DPI has grown from strength to strength and remains the leading large format printer in the Eastern Cape with a number of the latest large format printers producing superb quality at competitive prices.

In addition, DPI have expanded to a full blown signage manufacturing business and have recently acquired and installed a CNC Router Cutting Machine which produces components from Perspex, wood and aluminum.

DPI Sign Industries is a well established force in the Eastern Cape with a track record of high profiles clients and projects.

We are situated at 203 Walmer Boulevard, South End, Port Elizabeth and have also expanded to a brand new premises at 43 Webber Street directly behind the Walmer Boulevard premises.     





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