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Welcome to our Malmesbury Info Page. The Swartland town of Malmesbury is dear to us at West Coast Office National as we have many clients that have supported us for many years. Although we are not exactly around the corner we take pride in offering Free Deliveries to Malmesbury as this town is part of our greater West Coast Family.

On this page you will find important contact information, weather and links to Malmesbury Businesses on our West Coast Business Listing website. We hope you find the information on this page useful.

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Malmesbury Contacts

Malmesbury: The Heart of the Swartland

Malmesbury is the largest town in the Swartland District of the West Coast. Malmesbury has a population of around 36000 people and is home to many businesses that make up the core of the Swartland Business district.

Swartland got its name from the indigenous Renosterbos that turn dark in the dry summer months. The swartland is still mostly farmland with grains, canola and wine production being the largest industries.

78% of Malmesbury speak Afrikaans as their first language. Malmesbury is famous for a unique rolling R dialect of Afrikaans called “Malmesbury Brei”.

Malmesbury History

- First Europeans settled with allocated farms in 1703
- The nearby sulphur chloride mineral spring was a natural healing site and drew attention to the area
- The town was established in 1745
- Malmesbury was named after the Earl of Malmesbury in England
- In 925AD, King Athelstan of Wessex, the son of Alfred, made Malmesbury (in England) the capital of England
- Malmesbury is the oldest land still owned by one last descendant of Grebe Family (R.Grebe born in April 1992 descendant of I.R.Grebe and G.R.Grebe) recorded in history books.

Free Delivery to Malmesbury

West Coast Office National is situated is Vredenburg - a little way away from Malmesbury. But the entire swartland is considered part of the West Coast and is therefore on our weekly Delivery Route.

Existing Clients already receive their Stationary & Printing needs on a weekly basis. Call us about setting up an account and have your office supplies delivered for free.

Free Delivery to Malmesbury

What is Ergonomics

Maintain a good posture with
Ergonomic Office Chairs

Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency in their working environment.

Change your seat, change your life, improve your health.

Sitting for extend periods of time has become the norm for most office bound employees and employers.

Through the ages, technological advances in business mean that many adults are now employed in sedentary occupations and South Africans have one of the highest rates of inactivity in the world.

Sitting in a chair without proper support can cause poor circulation, back discomfort and over all fatigue.

With the new ergonomic chairs, you can improve your posture, overall health and wellbeing. 

What is the correct posture?

Correct posture involves training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on your supporting muscles.

This is also important to remember during weight-bearing activities.

Correct lumbar and pelvic support promotes better posture, better breathing, and less fatigue.


Ergonomic principles state that the chair should first fit the user, then fit the task, and then allow for posture change.

Office Chair Selection

We have a wide range of Ergonomic Office Chairs available in store.

Check out our online showroom to get more info.


The correct posture will ...

  • Keep your bones and joints aligned so that muscles are being used properly.
  • Decrease the stress on your ligaments.
  • Prevent the spine from being fixed in an abnormal position.
  • Prevent fatigue, because muscles are being used more efficiently,
           allowing the body to use less energy.
  • Prevent strain on your muscles, backache and muscle pain
  • Got Back Tension?

    You need proper back support.
    Sitting in a chair without proper support can cause poor circulation, back discomfort, and overall fatigue. See some examples of chairs below.

    Ergonomic Office Chairs Made in South Africa

    The Oxygen Chair is locally produced with 90% of the parts created & moulded right here in SA.
    The great thing is it still carries a very competitive price compared to the imported office chairs. 
    Support local is always good for the growth of the South African economy.

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    Business Cards

    Are Business Cards Still Needed?

    Why you must have a business card in the digital age and how it can further your career?

    Modern technology plays a major role in the way we interact nowadays. At the touch of a button, you can contact people from all social circles or work fields even if they are on the other side of the globe.

    You can tweet a major corporation, comment on your favourite actor’s Instagram post and even write on the President’s Facebook wall.

    With communication made so easy, do we still need to pass business cards around? And are they worth the time and money you invest in their design?

    The answer is an emphatic YES!

    Contrary to the general misconception, business cards still represent a standard of elegance and professionalism that the digital age cannot wash away into in-existence.

    Whether you are part of a large company or an entry-level entrepreneur, investing in high-quality business cards is one of the best moves you can make to further a career.

    Let’s look at some of the main reasons why you need business cards!

    Straightforward communication

    In the world of business, you get to interact with many individuals on a daily basis.

    These people may be your clients, your collaborators or potential investors.

    They may come from different backgrounds, speak other languages than your own, have various personality traits and talents, and they may have a diverse cultural view on communication.

    print business cards with free design

    A business card is a simple means of dialogue that breaks down all these barriers and establishes the first contact in a clear and appropriate fashion.

    Handing out your business card does not require additional explanations. That small piece of paper contains all the personal, professional and contact details that your discussion partner needs to know about you.

    Got an existing card you want printed?

    Choose a method to talk to us. Just send us the artwork and we'll print your business cards in a jiffy.

    Chat to us on Whatsapp

    Chat to us on Whatsapp and even send your artwork. Just click on the link to get started.

    Chat to us on Facebook

    Chat to us on Facebook Messenger Just click on the link to get started.

    Or just use the conventional ...

    Pop in at 7 Plein street Vredenburg or call us at: 022 713 11 11

    Contact Michelle at:
    print@pencil.co.za


    A brief look back into the history of business cards

    Business cards first appeared in the 17th century when European merchants and aristocrats used them to announce their impending arrival in a city. Just like now, back then it was one of the best and simplest ways of letting someone know that you mean business.


    Not everyone is tech savvy

    Now, you might think that business cards are redundant nowadays. You could argue that you can always email or text someone your business details without having to print out anything.

    That is perfectly true!

    However, you might miss the fact that not everyone is as tech savvy as you are.

    Not everyone has a smartphone, and not everybody is so keen on using digital technology to establish a dialogue.

    There are still plenty of successful entrepreneurs and investors out there who were doing business long before the Internet was even a real thing.

    Handing out a stylish business card shows that you are ready to advance the business relationship with someone past their understanding or use of modern technology.

    Furthermore, it prevents reluctant businesspersons from using “I did not get your email / I do not have your contact details” as excuses for not wanting to collaborate with you.


    A brief look back into the history of business cards

    In the 18th century, today's equivalent of not being tech savvy was illiteracy. There was no point of giving someone a detailed, printed account on who you are and what you do if that person could not read. So, many people of that time would draw small symbols of their trade on the business cards that they would hand around. Through tiny drawings of fruit, paint brushes or teeth you could find out if you were dealing with a merchant, an artist or a dentist.


    Distinction and legitimacy

    When you establish your first business contact with someone it is natural for both you and your future collaborator to experience trust issues.

    Business cards have the essential role of dispersing the fog of doubt and the fear of unknown.

    They show that you put your reputation on the line by advancing this business relationship from dialogue to action.

    A business card is also a sign of sophistication, elegance and it pays homage to the classic way of doing business.

    It says “Here are my contact details. Please feel free to use them for the betterment of our business collaboration.” It is simply more personal and profound than a formal text message or a self-completing email template that you send.


    A brief look back into the history of business cards

    By the 19th century, business cards had become a staple of high-society. While lounging in their quarters, aristocrats would receive tens of such cards every day. They were each presented on a silver tray by their servants while the senders would patiently wait for an audience in the parlor. The lucky ones who would get to see the master of the household were those whose business cards had the best or most appealing design.


    A Timeless Networking Tool

    We know that you took extra time and care to set up an attractive LinkedIn profile.

    That’s an excellent career move for marketing your business or your profile online.

    However, there is still a big, wide world out there that rarely uses virtual tools to engage in business collaborations. 

    Without a business card, you will be missing a lot of great opportunities to further your career.

    When you have a set of premium quality business cards with you, you can hand them around to all the potential clients and investors that you meet.

    They work as excellent networking tools at conventions, workshops, and conferences. Giving them to the other participants at these events enables you to reach a wider audience and maybe get the attention of people you would never have the opportunity to meet online.


    A brief look back into the history of business cards

    In the 20th century, the advent of print technology made business cards available for everyone. They soon became a must-have marketing tool for everyone that was involved in any sort of business. From company directors to car salespersons to exterminators every work category required them. As a result, there was an explosion in design features, colours, and presentation. Even a difference in font could spell success or failure depending on the client's perception of your sense of aesthetics.


    How to raise eyebrows with your business card

    Now that you have discovered the undeniable benefits of having a business card it is time to create some of your own.

    Unless you dispose of a remarkable talent in graphic design, you should always approach the services of professionals.

    An experienced graphic designer will use your indications and provide you with a high-quality product that matches your expectations.

    A professional business card should make you stand out from your competition.

    In this regard, it should include essential details such as:

    • ID and contact information
    • An eye-catching image/symbol of your services
    •  A location map of your business
    • An appealing font
    • A call to action

    Additionally, you can spend an extra buck to have the card cut in a certain shape that differs from the classic rectangular format.

     Let’s say you sell bar accessories and tools. You could opt for a business card that comes in the form of a bottle opener.

    To create an even bigger impact when you hand out business cards, you can opt for striking features like:

    • Textured effects
    • Bright colours
    • Minimalist design
    • Engraved fonts

    All of these details are available during the creation process, and you can access them only when working with a skilful graphic designer that has a solid experience in this field.

    Remember that business cards reflect your professional side, your attention to details and your commitment to high standards of quality.

    Therefore, you must always ensure that you get the best possible products that will impress your potential collaborators, clients or employers.

    Our expert graphic designers will provide you with top-notch quality for your business cards. Making great use of their creativity and hard-earned skills they can provide you with eye-catching designs that will make everyone who receives them raise their eyebrows with awe and admiration.

    Whether you are looking for business cards with a simple, straightforward look or a unique, stunning design we have what you need!

    We offer premium quality business cards that match your profession and give you a competitive advantage over your peers.

    We provide eye-catching designs in full accordance with your requirements and guaranteed to act as elegant presentations of your high level of professionalism and approach to business.

    Contact us TODAY and give us the opportunity to help you further your professional career with high-quality business cards and premium promotional solutions!

    Business cards print and Design.

    Fast, affordable quality design and printing services, for your business cards.

    Get your Business Cards Printed

    Send us your Cards - We'll print them in a flash.

    You can Email, Whatsapp or Drop Off your design or request with Michelle in our Print Department to get the ball rolling without even leaving your Office.  Then come and collect your Business Cards in store or let us deliver it to you. 

    Regardless of the printing needs you have, we will find an affordable solution for you.

    FREE Catalogue

    Get your own FREE Office National Catalogue delivered to you. Just fill in the form on the next page.

    A1 Printing Now available in Vredenburg

    A1 Colour Printing
    The best all-in-one Poster Printing Solution

    Printing anything bigger than an A4 page starts to become tricky. Most people only have a regular document printer at home or in the office, which is fine most of the time. But what if you need A1 colour printing - and you need it now?

    When that odd project comes along and you need print a poster sized colour image or document, you usually have to drive off to some far away print shop right? Then get sent home to get a higher resolution image and then back again. STOP RIGHT THERE!!!

    Send us your docs to us via EMAIL or Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp or whatever you want.

    Let us have a look and advise you if we need anything else. We can let you know when it's done or even send it to you. We deliver to various locations all across the west coast daily. (including Malmesbury)

    A1 Printing cuts the cost

    A1 paper is the second largest  size in the selection of available printing options. We recently acquired a brand new A1 Colour printer.

    Ordering A1 sheets is more cost effective than buying pre-cut paper. We can now either print your full A1s or even cut your A2 & A3 posters  for more cost effective results.

    If you only going to use the printer a couple of times a month rather talk to us about setting up a regular print run and cut your costs. 

             Standard paper sizes A series from A0 to A10

    Seed up the Printing Process

    Two things are important here. How much does it cost and when can i have it!!!

    Rather than printing one colour page at a time we can now process loads of your final product in one go. No Colour print is too big, small or difficult. We want to get it done now.

    Our goal is to be efficient as possible and that means we must implement a printing system that works for you. Choose any method to communicate with us:

    The Bigger the Poster - The Stronger the Message - Choose A1

    Chat to us on Whatsapp

    Chat to us on Whatsapp and even send your artwork. Just click on the link to get started.

    Chat to us on Facebook

    Chat to us on Facebook Messenger Just click on the link to get started.

    Or just use the conventional ...

    Pop in at 7 Plein street Vredenburg or call us at: 022 713 11 11

    Contact Michelle at:
    print@pencil.co.za


    What type of A1 Colour Printing do you need?

    We can think of a number of reasons to get it done. Is it on this list? If not let us know anyway....

    Event Posters

    Are you hosting an event? Perhaps it's in the arts like a band playing down the road in Langebaan or a school theatre show right here in Vredenburg.

    Create Colour Birthday Banners Or Year End Function Notifications.

    Let people know you want their attention. We can help protect your colour poster from the elements by either laminating it putting it on hardboard for you.

    Plan Drawing

    It's actually quite important to have a massive print of the building plans on site.

    Builders and Architects rely heavily on these to keep your building on schedule and up to standards.

    Colour Plans are useful for quickly identifying which sections and systems are where. 

    Make sure you don't mix those plumbing lines with electrical ones.

    Extra Tip - Place your A1 Colour Prints in an open area so that when contractors have discussions and meetings they are not standing in a tight passage way.

    Product Promotion

    Ever noticed how often your local Spar or Pick-n-Pay changes the posters on their walls?

    That is because prices and products keep changing.

    Keep your customers up to date with your latest offerings, products, services & specials with regular new colour posters. 

    Health & Safety Notices

    We'd like to say this is an absolute must for any business to have mounted on the walls. Keep the guidelines of the health and safety rules BIG and VISIBLE to avoid disputes when things go wrong.

    It's unfortunate but one must protect oneself, but at the end of the day you also want to protect your employees so make the rules speak out loud and clear.

    Restaurant Menu

    An alternative to the chalk board option is to print your Menu on A1 Colour sheets. 

    Naturally the design is very important to prevent your menu from looking cheap.

    Our high quality Printers will do the trick.

    Let us know if you need help with your designs.

    Classroom Posters

    Visual Educational posters are vital to a child's development.

    We all remember those ABC and 1+1 posters in our first class room.

    With thousands of templates available online you can pick and choose the educational posters that best suit your classroom.

    FREE Catalogue

    See a selection of Poster Frames, Printing Products and more, get your own FREE Office National Catalogue delivered to you.

    Get your ​A1 Colour Prints
    It really is quick & easy.

    Send us your Work - We'll print it quick sticks.

    You can Email, Whatsapp or Drop Off your documents with Michelle in our Print Department to get the ball rolling without even leaving your Office.  Then come and collect your A1 Colour Prints in store or let us deliver it to you. 

    Regardless of the printing needs you have, we will find an affordable solution for you.

    Binding your Reports add that Professional Touch

    Binding your Reports
    Add that Professional Touch

    It  can really be embarrassing when you arrive for a presentation and you find you’ve misplaced a page.

    Maybe you were about to show someone your portfolio and that pesky South Easter wind blows your work off down the Langebaan Lagoon.

    Or perhaps your children simply keep messing up the page-order on that school project you helped them with.

    Keeping it together
    West Coast Document Binding

    The simple solution is to buy a stapler and keep those darn things together. But there are drawbacks to stapling together a carefully laid out Report.

    The kink in the corner will eventually look like a chewed off ear and it’s just missing that touch of professionalism.

    Don’t get us wrong a stapler is really useful for binding all sorts of documents. It’s quick, easy and cheap, and guess what so is binding.

    What are the benefits of binding?

    There are many benefits of binding your papers . This will not only make your work look quite impressive, but it also enhances its shelf-life. Here are the benefits of putting a ring on it:

    Professional look

    Binding provides a professional look to your work.

    Imagine your annual report, training material or CV is neatly bound on presentation day, it will surely leave a good impression on your teachers, colleagues & superiors.

    Nowadays there are plenty of amazing pre-made binding covers you can use to seal the work off with a touch of class.

    You can also talk to us about designing a unique cover to match your business identity.

    I bound by CV with a custom cover and look at me now!

    Durability

    Binding enhances the shelf life of your work and documents.

    Unbound papers don’t stay intact forever, easily getting separated and lost over time.

    Accounts, contracts and reports are documents you will need in the future and keeping them locked together will ensure their integrity.

    Filing Boxes are a great way to keep all your bound documents packed away. 

    Bind it.  Box it.  Store it. 

    What type of binding do you need?

    Like with lamination, there are many different types of binding options are available. Let’s quickly look at the most efficient types so you can have an idea of which type is the right for what you need:

    Plastic comb binding

    This process is a pretty easy and cheap way to bind your important documents.

    It is commonly used for regular daily office documents.

    Because it only takes a few minutes to do, Moms often pop in to quickly bind their children's school assignments. 

    Wire Binding

    This option is similar to the above, but a much better way to bind documents to provide a more professional look & feel.

    It is a bit more expensive, but is less likely to wear out over time.

    Its shows a commitment to long term dedication and is great for binding a CV. Show them you are here to stay!

    Slide binders

    Side binders are a pretty easy and quick way for getting non-punched documents together in a logical order.

    It's very popular amongst college & university students. Thesis Binding is really important to Universities.

    The quick access enables for easy adding & removing of pages, which is great if you want to update your work on a regular basis.

    This a way to Do-It-Yourself, saving you the time and hassle of having to run back and forth to the print shop.

    Thermal binding

    Thermal binding uses heat to glue the backs of pages together.

    It gives a great polished look to your work. This is most often used for books.

    Create your own log book, invoice books or even come and bind your Novel.

    We use thermal binding to put together our very own Office National Stationery Catalogue. 

    Looking for a FREE Binding Sample?

    If you would like a great example of a finished Thermal Binding Product, then get your own FREE Office National Catalogue delivered to you.

    Get your Work bound.
    It really is quick & easy.

    Send us your Work - We'll bind it quick sticks.

    You can Email, Whatsapp or Drop Off your documents with Michelle in our Print Department to get the ball rolling without even leaving your Office.  Then come and collect your bound work in store or let us deliver it to you. 

    Binding is a quick job that happens while you wait. Pop into our store, drop your papers or a flash-drive and get your documents bound while you wait. Or kill two birds with one stone and do your shopping at Pick n Pay right next door. 


    Regardless of your binding needs you have we will find an affordable solution for you.

    Lisa Login Office National

    LISA LOGIN Office Products & Furniture Catalogue

    Have you got a LISA LOGIN?

    A Lisa Login makes Ordering fast, easy and efficient. REGISTER NOW!

    We will deliver a Business Equipment & Stationery and Office Furniture Catalogue to your door for FREE anywhere.

    Enter your details in the form below to get your Lisa Login.

    Your Lisa Login will give you the ability to order your office products and stationery from anywhere in South Africa using our online ordering system.
    This intelligent ordering system remembers all our orders.
    You can even create your very own regular order lists, and save them to save you time online all this from Office Nationals LISA Login.

    Our Driver will deliver a Catalogue to your Office or Home.

    All Office Furniture is delivered Free anywhere on the in South Africa.

    you came to the right place...... Andre
    Our job at Office National is to make your life easier.
    That doesn't mean making you complete the registration process, for Lisa Login so we will do it for you.
    We just need a few pieces of information and we will do the rest for you.

    Pen Secrets

    Pen Secrets

    What distinguishes a gel pen from others is the ink, which consists of pigment suspended in a water– based gel. Since pigments are opaque, gel pens are available in bright colours that stand out on darker paper. By contrast, ball-point pens use a paste ink based on a solution of a dye and alcohol solvent, and fountain pens use ink made from dye in a water-based solvent. 

    Another trait of gel pens is that they resist common laboratory analysis. The American Secret Service has maintained the International Ink Library for many decades. Because manufacturers change their ink formulas slightly from year to year, thin-layer chromatography (TLC) can be used on ink to trace the manufacturer and date of manufacture of most inks. The pigments in gel ink do not dissolve, and therefore cannot be analysed with TLC.

    Pens in Space

    An urban legend in circulation since the 1970s (and told on a 2002 episode of the West Wing) tells of NASA spending large sums of money, typically in the millions of dollars, to develop an instrument that would write in space (a space pen). The typical punch line is that either someone supposedly should have sent NASA a pencil, or that the Soviets used pencils. While considered humorous, the story is not true. In fact, lead pencils were used on all Mercury and Gemini space flights, and were replaced by pressurised “space pens” (independently developed without NASA funding) after the Apollo 1 fire. Pencils are, in fact, still used in space, for example aboard the International Space Station.

    Identity theft – A thief stole my life

    Did You Know - The Paper Shredder

    Criminals steal your personal details and use them to open bank accounts, get credit cards, take out loans, claim government benefits, even to obtain documents such as passports and driving licenses in your name. You may be liable for the actions they take, which can ruin your credit rating and seriously damage your reputation. Many victims of identity fraud do not discover their identity has been stolen until over a year later. Identity fraudsters are able to obtain your information in a number of different ways. Being aware of how thieves gather your personal information can help you to protect yourself.

    - ‘Bin Raiding’ – Rummaging through your rubbish

    - Stealing personal items from your home e.g. passports.

    - Stealing your personal mail, e.g. bank statements and credit card information.

    - Computer hacking.

    - Completing a change or address form to redirect your post to a different address.

    Recommendation: Shred your unneeded personal documents!!!!

    Free Office Supplies Catalogue

    Call our store on 022 713 1111 and request a full colour furniture and office supplies catalog. We can also drop a catalogue at your office or home.
    Simply complete the online form GET MY CATALOGUE

    Did you know Sellotape

    Did you know - Sellotape (aka Sticky Tape)

    Sellotape is a brand name that has become synonymous with sticky tape in South Africa and elsewhere. It is transparent, cellulose-based, pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, and is the leading brand of clear sticky tape in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. The name “Sellotape” was coined in 1937 when its inventors made the product by applying rubber resin to cellophane film. Hence it is also referred to as cellophane tape. The Sellotape brand now covers a variety of tape products, and is frequently used in place of the word ‘tape’ in many countries due to its market exposure.

    Free Office Supplies Furniture Catalogue

    Call our store on 022 713 1111 and request a full colour furniture and office supplies catalog. We can also drop a catalogue at your office or home.
    Simply complete the online form GET MY CATALOGUE

    Did You Know Stationery

    The term “stationery” is a shortening, recorded since 1727 of shortening wares, itself derived from Medieval Latin stationarius “stationery seller” or “seller of books and paper” (1311). Originally “stationery” referred to all products sold by a stationer, whose name indicates that his book shop was on a fixed spot, usually near a university and permanent, while medieval trading was mainly ambulant, by pedlars. Stationery is a general name given to paper and office supplies such as envelopes, notepads, pens, pencils, erasers, paper clips, staples etc. The term is frequently used to refer more specifically to paper used for written correspondence, usually decorated or personalised with matching envelopes.

    Free Office Supplies Furniture Catalogue

    Call our store on 022 713 1111 and request a full colour furniture and office supplies catalog. We can also drop a catalogue at your office or home.
    Simply complete the online form GET MY CATALOGUE

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