The show, as they say, must go on.

Closer home, after Ramadan and Eid celebrations, printers are now reporting serious enquiries and bigger share of orders. Many are drawing up expansion plans, investing in larger premises and machines. Manufacturers too are focusing their attention on the Middle East. President of Seiko Epson Corporation, Minoru Usui made his first ever trip to the UAE, to gauge the pulse of the regional markets and expressing that 'this region is an important growth destination for Epson'. All good omens of an industry that is turning the corner.

What is required is professionalism over short term gains, insistence on service and quality - a must, for the long term future of any industry.