The Print Division – Synergising the Processes of Print

With an innate understanding of the complete print process, from prepress to pressroom to finishing services, the Print Division of Kensta Group, which includes Transpaper, Zenith, KenNat and Vivid, serves the diverse needs of the print industry with a synergy that brings together the processes of print into one seamless solution. As a group, Kensta is able to deliver tailored answers to the individual needs of each of our clients by pulling from the broad range of services offered:

  • Distribution of a broad variety of paper, board and graphic art printing mediums to the print and packaging industry.
  • Supply of new, refurbished and rerubberised rubber rollers used in offset, flexographic and gravure printing.
  • Development of inks designed to meet the needs of each client’s business.
  • Provision of high-end ink products including security ink used in money and VIP documents.
  • Sourcing of the full range of printing and finishing equipment for all sizes of businesses – from the graphics design office to the large scale printer.
  • Fabrication of materials required for print expression, including banners, billboards, posters and vinyls.

Our teams of highly skilled professionals, well versed in the technical know-how of print, consult with clients and offer the highest level of support throughout the printing process.

Print Solutions from Transpaper, Zenith, KenNat and Vivid:

Working together to find the right solutions for clients, Transpaper, Zenith, KenNat and Vivid make Kensta a true partner for businesses across the broad spectrum of the print industry and across the entire print process, from prepress, to pressroom to finishing services. End-to-End.

Kensta is continuously developing new products and technologies with leading partners around the world to enhance the capabilities available in East Africa. And with an ethos that puts the client’s needs and budget as the primary consideration.



Transpaper – The right print medium
Effective communication is achieved by printing on the right medium – the medium best suited in style, quality and make-up for the job in hand.

Transpaper provides any raw material required for all print processes in both analogue and digital, a one-stop-shop for all printing materials. Be it watermarked paper for corporate stationary, durable material for banners and signage, high quality paper for brochures or promotional materials, heavy duty boarding, Transpaper has the partnerships in place with global suppliers to ensure the right material is available. By seeking out environmentally sound products and supplying and distributing only the finest mediums available, our clients, be they the small office or the large print house, are provided with the means to produce the highest quality finished product possible.



Zenith – Understanding Rollers:

Manufacturing industry standard rubber rollers used in offset, flexographic and gravure printing, Zenith goes beyond the area of pure print and provides rubber rollers for paper folding machines, perforating machines, cold glue application machines and varnishing machines as well as for a complete range of other support functions for the printing industry. Understanding our client’s constraints, Zenith provides refurbished as well as new rubber rollers.

Outside the traditional printing industry, we extend our expertise to the plastic and metal decorating industries. Within the plastics arena Zenith refurbishes rollers for film extruders and re-winders. Services for the metal decorating industry include the production of rollers for printing and varnishing machines.



KenNat – Inks by Design

Developing inks specifically designed to meet the needs of each client’s business, KenNat delivers inks based on SICPA and Siegwerk technology for the broad range of printing processes as well as high tech specialty inks for UV protection, acrylic varnishing and many others. Designed to minimise environmental impact, KenNat inks comply with latest health, safety and environmental standards. High end products include security ink used in cheques and VIP documents.



Vivid – The Right Equipment

Every print job is best achieved on a machine expressly designed for that individual task and the team at Vivid has the knowledge to provide clients with the right equipment for their needs. The ethos is to look at our clients requirements and budgets, be it on digital or analogue platforms and create a tailor-made solution. The benefit of being an independent distributor means the clients can choose from a variety of brands, the best suited to their needs. Adding value, sharing industry knowledge and providing the highest level of technical support, Vivid supplies the full range of equipment required by our clients for their Offset, Screen printing and Signage development businesses.

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