The printing industry was started in Sivakasi during early 20th century. Mr. S. Kaliappa Nadar, Mr. N.R.K. Rajarathna Nadar, Mr. Arunagiri Nadar were the pioneers of printing in Sivakasi. Printing units were started mainly to cater the local needs and after further expanding their capacity the companies started to get customers from other parts of the country. The printing units and allied industries have formed a cluster in Sivakasi that contributes to the high quality cost effective printing solutions to the customers.
The printing industry in Sivakasi is worth about 1000 crores. The market for printing is growing at the rate of 10% per annum.