SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF PRINTING

The SAIP's categories and designations of membership include:

  • No designation: Student
  • Designation: SAIP (PO) - Print Operator
  • Designation: SAIP (PT) - Print Technician
  • Designation: SAIP (PM) - Print Manager
  • Designation: SAIP (PD) - Print Director
  • Designation: SAIP (PDT) - Print Director Technical

Student member (no designation)

An individual who is registered either as an employed or unemployed learner studying towards a recognised qualification or part qualification in printing and packaging.

Printing Operator (designation PO)

An individual who has the ability to set up, operate, run, maintain and trouble-shoot a specific item of printing or packaging-related equipment.

Printing Technician (designation PT)

An individual who has the ability to set up, operate, run, maintain and trouble-shoot all of the equipment used in one of the four fields (pre-press, printing, print finshing or packaging trades) and who ovesees a team in one of these four areas.

Print Manager (designation PM)

An individual who has the ability to set up, operate, run, maintain and trouble-shoot all of the equipment used in one of the four fields (pre-press, printing, print finshing or packaging trades) and who manages (plans, organises, oversees, directs and controls) within one of these four areas.

Print Director (designation PD)

An individual who has a proven track-record of directing a printing or packaging company and who has acquired a full understanding of all of the four fields (pre-press, printing, print finshing or packaging trades).

Print Director Technical (designation PDT)

An individual who directs technical and non-technical aspects in multiple fields in printing and/or packaging.