Overview of the Printing Industry in Colombia and How to Buy Printers and Ink

Flag of Columbia

An Overview of Colombia

  • Colombia has a population of 50.37 million people.
  • Capital: Bogotá
  • Official Language: Spanish
  • Total Area: 1, 141, 748 km2
  • Currency: Colombian peso (COP)

Economic Statistics of Colombia

  • Colombia had a GDP of 343.177 billion USD as of 2020. Its primary industries are;
    1. Textiles
    2. Food processing
    3. Clothing and footwear
    4. Oil
    5. Beverage
  • The breakdown of Colombia's GDP Composition was as follows in 2019;
    1. Agriculture 6.74%
    2. Industry 26.27%
    3. Service 57.53%
  • The leading importers of Colombia's goods in 2019 were;
    1. United States 30.7%
    2. China 11.3%
    3. Panama 5.8%%
    4. Ecuador 4.8%
    5. Brazil 3.6%
  • While the top exporters to Colombia were;
    1. United State 26.8%
    2. China 19.9 %
    3. Brazil 6.2%
    4. Germany 3.9%
    5. France 2.6%

The Printing Industry in Colombia

  • As Colombia's economy grows, there is an increased need to buy printers, consumables such as inks, make-ups, and chemical solutions.
  • In 2019, the country's printing industry products exported to other nations were worth $51 million. It mainly exported these printing products to Peru, the USA, Ecuador, Panama, and Mexico.
  • Some of the leading printing companies in Colombia in terms of revenue in 2018 included Pnanmericana Formas e Impresos S.A.S with an income of 171.16 billion COL, followed by Idemia Colombia SAS with 155.85 billion COL.
  • Also, the country expects to host the Printing Industry Trade Shows in August 2021, which will influence the industry's growth.
  • As a result, most people in Colombia continue to search for printers for sale, whether from domestic sellers or via imports.

CIJ printers for sale

Industrial printer: CIJ Printer

The Manufacturing Industry in Colombia

  • The main sectors for the manufacturing industry in Colombia include fashion, food and beverage, printing and publishing, chemical, and pharmaceutical.
  • The Colombian manufacturing industry represented about 10 % of the total GDP in 2019. Besides, the sector expects to continue growing due to increased demand for manufactured products.
  • Hence, Colombia's expanding manufacturing sector has increased the demand for printing and industrial ink such as Videojet ink, Inkjet refills, and Hitachi parts.

Sea Ports and Trading Hubs of Colombia

  • The port of Barranquilla
  • The port of Cartagena
  • The port of Santa Marta
  • The port of Tumaco
  • The port of Buenaventura

How to buy Inkjet printers

Camainks uses the port of Barranquilla when exporting printing products to Colombia

To import Inkjet and Citronix printers, Videojet inks, and other spare parts to our clients in Colombia, Camainks uses the largest port of Barranquilla. We have exported items such as Inkjet printers, CIJ printers, laser printers, and specialized brands for printer consumables, including;

  • Videojet inks
  • Domino inks
  • Markem-Imaje inks
  • and other printer spare parts.

where to buy Squid SI printer ink?

Squid SI 256 Inkfor bulk purchases

What Printers and Ink Do Colombia Import?

Although Colombia has local manufacturers for printers and ink like Risograph ink and Domino Inkjet printers, Colombia still needs to import from countries like China, the USA, and Brazil. This demand for importing printers and ink in Colombia is due to its fast-growing economy. Some of the printers, ink and related consumables that Colombia imports from these countries include,

  • Printers
    1. Inkjet Printer
    2. Continuous Inkjet Printer
    3. Citronix Printers
    4. Domino Printer
    5. Videojet Printer
  • Consumables:
    1. Hitachi Parts
    2. Linx 1512 Solvent
    3. Risograph Ink 
    4. Laser Marking Machine

continuous Make-up supply for Willet printing technologies

Compatible Willett 201 0001 730 Make Up for industrial printers

What Regulations Are There on Importing Printers and Ink to Colombia?

  • Fill the Import Registration form and file the document with the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism.
  • You also need to fill the Andean Custom Value Declaration form if the goods are equal to or more than the US $5,000 FOB or the Import Declaration Form if the value of the imported goods is equal to or more than the US $1,000.
  • Pay the VAT and import duties to the necessary Colombian authorities.
  • Also, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism need to approve your Import Registration Form.
  • Present all the documents such as the invoice to the customs for your goods to be released.
  • When importing chemicals/ hazardous materials to Columbia, you require import permits from the Ministry that deals with chemicals.
  • Because inks contain hazardous chemicals, it is vital to follow Colombia's import regulations.

the best Laser Marking Machine for sale

How to buy 10W Fly UV Laser Marking Machine

Why Should Colombia Import Printers and Ink?

  1. Availability: The local industry has limited capacity, and some clients in Colombia require printers and ink promptly.
  2. High Product Cost - Given the domestic competition in Colombia, printers and the continuous ink supply are more expensive to buy domestically than on the world market.
  3. Product Quality - While most international suppliers have a good brand reputation and quality, some smaller domestic manufacturers in Colombia can have variant product quality.

Hitachi industrial ink for bulk ink purchases

Hitachi JP K 72 Ink supply

Where Can I Buy Printers and Ink for Colombia?

If you are looking for individual use printers and inks, many domestic manufacturers and distributors are available in Colombia. However, if you are looking for large quantities of inks, make-ups, and cleaning solutions, Camainks has been exporting print products such as Videojet ink, Linx printing technologies, and markem imaje 2200 to clients in Colombia. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +86-131-2037-9271 for a FREE quotation

We also ship worldwide; for other countries, check out our experience here.