Sivakasi is India’s printing hub. 60% of India’s offset printing solutions is produced in Sivakasi. Sivakasi houses largest number of printing machines in the world next only to Guthenburg in Germany.
All kinds of printing jobs are undertaken in Sivakasi including security jobs like printing bank Cheque books, flight tickets and lottery tickets. Most of the leading presses are exporting children's books, notebooks, magazines, greeting cards, calendars, trade labels and cartons through out the world.
More than 50,000 workers are engaged in printing and allied industries. The town has a school of printing technology.
The printing industry in Sivakasi is worth about 1000 crores. The market for printing is growing at the rate of 10% per annum.