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

Buy inks in Jamaica

An Overview of Jamaica

  • Jamaica has a population of 2.97 million.
  • Capital: Kingston
  • Official Language: English
  • Total Area: 10,991 km²
  • Currency: Jamaican Dollar

Economic Statistics of Jamaica

  • Jamaica has reached a GDP of 27.092 billion USD. Its largest industries are
  1. Tourism
  2. Bauxite & Alumina
  3. Food Processing
  4. Light Manufacturing
  5. Rum
  • The breakdown of Jamaica’ GDP Composition includes
  1. Services (71.2%)
  2. Industry (21.3%)
  3. Agriculture (7.5%)
  • The main importers of Jamaica’s goods are
  1. United States (41.06%)
  2. Netherlands (12.0%)
  3. Canada (9.59%)
  4. UK (3.93%)
  5. Iceland (3.88%)
  • While the main exporters to Jamaica are
  1. United States (42.41%)
  2. Japan (6.29%)
  3. China (6.27%)
  4. Trinidad and Tobago (5.14%)
  5. Colombia (4.86%)

The Printing Industry in Jamaica

  • As the economy in Jamaica has grown, there is an increased need to buy printers, consumables such as inks and makeups and cleaning solutions.
  • Their range of packaging and labels include tea and other product boxes, glass bottle sleeves up to 22pt weight board, as well as crack & peel and machine-applied labels with the added die cutting process.
  • The business of packaging and labelling products can be seen as a natural progression and a reason to expand, which will surely make good use of the more than 20,000-square-foot plant; a quality facility that can be described as dynamic, multilayered, high-powered and service-centric.
  • Jamaica‘s print industry provides fullservice commercial printing and expanded allied publishing services with a strong focus on packaging and label supplies for various products.
  • As a result, more people in Jamaica are looking for printers for sale whether from domestic sources or via imports.

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The Packaging Industry in Jamaica

  • Imports dominate most of the machinery and supplies needed for the food processing and packaging industry. Market growth is largely tied to investment in technology and the expansion strategies of companies.
  • Jamaica Food Processing and Packaging Equipment market is expected to witness a strong growth rate in the medium to long term future.
  • The industry constantly streamlines its process, upgrades to state-of-the-art machinery and software to make packaging easy, convenient and affordable.
  • This boosting economy in Jamaica will continue to drive demand for industrial inkjet printer, printing equipment, printing parts, printing consumables such as inks, make ups and cleaning solutions.

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The Manufacturing Industry in Jamaica

  • Key sectors in Jamaica's manufacturing industry include agro processing, light manufactures, rum, cement, metal, paper and chemical products.
  • Some of the main companies operational in Jamaica include Jamaica Fibreglass, Millwood Industries Ltd, Caldoors, Jamaica Producers Group LTD and Red Stripe Beer.
  • Jamaica's manufacturing sector plays a key role in Jamaica's economic and social development. The sector currently accounts for 19% of total employment, US$ 723 million in exports and contributes 8.3% of GDP. The country boasts a competitive and diverse array of manufacturing enterprises.
  • Hence, Jamaica’s expanding manufacturing sector has increased demand for printing and industrial ink such as Videojet ink, Inkjet refills, and Hitachi parts.

Sea Ports and Trading Hubs of Jamaica

  1. Kingston
  2. Antonio
  3. Falmouth
  4. Ocho Rios
  5. Montego Bay

How to Buy Citronix Printers

Camainks uses the Port of Kingston when exporting printing products to Jamaica

For importing Inkjet printers, Citronix printers, Videojet inks, and other spare parts, Camainks uses the largest port of Kingston when exporting to our clients in Jamaica. 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
  • and other printer spare parts

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What Printers and Ink Do Jamaica Import?

Although Jamaica does have some manufacturers for printers and ink like Risograph ink and Domino Inkjet printer, Jamaica still needs to import from countries such as US, Japan, China, Trinidad and Tobago, and Colombia. This demand for importing printers and ink in Jamaica is due to its fast-growing economy. Some printers, ink, and related consumables that Jamaica imports from these countries include,

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

  • Most imported items, in commercial quantity, are also subject to a 21.5 percent General Consumption Tax (GCT). There is a Standards Compliance Fee (SCF) of 0.3 percent, collected by Jamaica Customs on behalf of the Jamaica Bureau of Standards.
  • Jamaica has enjoyed preferential tariff arrangements with: the United States under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA); the European Union under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA); with Canada under CARIBCAN (negotiations for a successor agreement has stalled); and with other English-speaking Caribbean states under CARICOM.
  • CBERA, commonly referred to as the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI), provides duty-free entry to the United States to qualifying products of Jamaican origin (except textiles, footwear, handbags, luggage, work gloves, leather apparel, tuna fish, petroleum and petroleum products, and watches and watch parts from countries that do not enjoy Most Favored Nation status).
  • The Trade Board, the Vetinerary Services Division, and the Plant Quarantine Division, all of which fall under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries (MICAF), and the Ministry of Health are responsible for granting licenses and permits, which must be obtained before an item can be imported and sold.
  • Jamaica regulates the import, manufacture and import of chemical products for their proper use and handling of chemical substances with the modification of chemical products that are quality products and that do not represent any risk to the health of the population.
  • Because inks contain hazardous chemicals, it is important to follow Jamaica’s import regulations.

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Why Should Jamaica Import Printers and Ink?

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

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Where Can I Buy Printers and Ink for Jamaica?

If you are looking for individual use printers and inks, there are many domestic manufacturers and distributors available in Jamaica. 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 Jamaica. 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.