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

An Overview of Georgia               

  • Georgia has a population of10.62 million 
  • Capital:Tbilisi
  • Official Language:Georgian
  • Total Area:69,700 km2
  • Currency:Georgian lari

Economic Statistics of Georgia

  • Georgia has reached a GDP of17.48 billion USD. Its largest industries are
    • Steel
    • Machine tools
    • Electrical appliances
    • Mining (manganese, copper, gold)
    • Chemicals
    • Wood products
  • The breakdown of Georgia GDP Composition includes
    • Services (67.9%)
    • Industry (23.7%)
    • Agriculture (8.2%)
  • The main importers of Georgia’s goods are
    • Azerbaijan (13.3%)
    • Russia (13%)
    • Armenia (11.3%)
    • Bulgaria (7.47%)
    • Ukraine (6.6%)
  • While the main exporters to Georgia are
    • Turkey (16.9%)
    • Russia (10.2%)
    • China (9.02%)
    • USA (7.13%)
    • Azerbaijan (5.87%)

The Printing Industry in Georgia

  • The companies holding the largest market share in the Printing in Georgia industry include Quad/Graphics Inc., Allied Label Printing Systems Inc., RR Donnelley, and Brown Industries Inc.
  • Companies in this industry, with the exception of fabric, print on paper, cloth goods, metal, plastic, glass, as well as other materials. Printing processes used by industry operators include lithographic, gravure, screen, flexographic, optical, and letterpress printing.
  • Publishers that also print are not included in this sector, nor are companies that provide prepress or postpress services without conventional printing. The print press helps to set the agenda in media by targeting affluent readers and feeding news to national and local broadcasters.
  • As a result, more people in Georgia are looking for printers for sale whether from domestic sources or via imports.

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The Packaging Industry in Georgia

  • Economic factors, the availability or access to packaging materials, facilities, distribution networks, climatic conditions, and customer preferences all influence packaging solutions in Georgia.
  • It is commonly assumed that most packaging is done in the neighboring country of Turkey (or elsewhere) due to economies of scale, or that ready-made packaging materials are imported into Georgia.
  • This is however not the case as there are companies in Georgia that focus on packaging printing. Eco-friendly packaging should be prioritized, but it is typically more costly than PVC packaging. Georgia's government is attempting to strengthen the situation by prohibiting the use of PVC product bags. The result is increasing demand for alternative packaging solutions such as paper.
  • This boosting economy in Georgia will continue to drive demand forindustrial inkjet printer, printing equipment, printing parts, printing consumables such as inks, make ups and cleaning solutions.

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The Manufacturing Industry in Georgia

  • Georgia is strategically situated at the crossroads of East-West trade and commerce, allowing it to enter markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
  • Georgia's manufacturing sector has benefited from business-friendly laws, a favorable tax and customs system, and a relatively low-cost work climate.
  • At the moment, Georgia's largest industries are food, metals, and non-metallic mineral products, while the fastest growing industries are automotive and aerospace, electronics, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. As a result, the manufacturing sector in the country is brimming with opportunities.
  • Hence, Georgia’s expanding manufacturing sector has increased demand forprinting and industrial ink such as Videojet ink, Inkjet refills, and Hitachi parts.

Sea Ports and Trading Hubs of Georgia

  1. Poti
  2. Batumi
  3. Kulevi
  4. Supsa

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Camainks uses Port of Poti when exporting printing products to Georgia

For importing Inkjet printers, Citronix printers, Videojet inks, and other spare parts, Camainks uses the largest port of Poti when exporting to our clients in Georgia. We have exported items such as inkjet printers, CIJ printers, laser printers, and specialized brands of printer consumables including:

  • Videojet inks
  • Domino inks
  • Citronix cij inks
  • Other printer spare parts

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What Printers and Ink Do Georgia Import?

Although Georgia does have some manufacturers for printers and ink like Risograph ink and Domino Inkjet printer, Georgia still needs to import from countries such as Turkey, Russia, China, USA, and Azerbaijan. This demand for importing printers and ink in Georgia is due to its fast-growing economy. Some printers, ink, and related consumables that Georgia imports from these countries include,

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

  • Imports require a declaration, an invoice, and transportation paperwork at the very least. Except for the seasonal entry of goods, Georgia's Customs Code does not require financial assurances from importers prior to customs clearance.
  • Tax rates on imported products are divided into three categories: 0%, 5%, and 12%. A duty-free status is granted to nearly 90% of products.
  • Agriculture, food, clothing, building materials, wood and wood products, plastics, wire and cable, iron, steel, soap, organic surface active agents, and washing preparations, all of which are manufactured in Georgia in whole or in part, are among the major categories of goods subject to higher tariffs.
  • Georgia forbids the importation of products that endanger Georgia's or its citizens' health and safety, such as drugs, pornography, or nuclear materials.
  • When importing, all hazardous chemicals, cosmetics, medicinal, chemical, processed food, and utility products must be labeled in Georgian. Excise stamps are required for alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.
  • Because inks contain hazardous chemicals, it is important to follow Georgia’s import regulations.

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Why Should Georgia Import Printers and Ink?

  1. Availability - The local industry has limited capacity and some clients in Georgia require printers and ink promptly.
  2. High Product Cost - Given the domestic competition in Georgia, 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 Georgia can have variant product quality.

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Where Can I Buy Printers and Ink for Georgia?

If you are looking for individual use printers and inks, there are many domestic manufacturers and distributors available in Georgia. However, if you 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 Georgia. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +86-131-2037-9271 for a FREE quotation.

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