Obituary: Dilip Jain, Arihant Printers, Kolkata
25 November 2020: The soul of Dilip Kumar Jain, Founder of Diamond Varnish (now Arihant Printers / Parasnath Printers Pvt. Ltd.), Kolkata, left the body on 24th November 2020. He was 61 and left behind his two sons, Sunny Jain and Sandeep Jain. The editor of this magazine was happened to interview him about ten years ago and Dilip Jain had described his beginning, growth and success in the screen printing business under the name Diamond Varnish, albeit with a lot of struggle those days as there were only manual screen printing. Their focus was on spot UV and glitter printing on calendars and diaries. The legacy was then followed by his son Sunny who then ventured into the big scale and high-end speciality screen-printing by adding fully automatic screenprinting lines with inline UV and complete modern screen making set up.
He gave a new dimension to the printing business, under the guidance of his father Dilip Jain by adding six colour offset press. Diamond Varnish, the lamination and UV coating company ventured in printing by the name of Arihant Printers in 2006. The packaging printing company has specialisation in UV printing, and running successfully because of the strong foundation laid by late Dilip Jain and the efficient leadership of Sunny Jain who added a new factory in 2018 in the name of AMAZE at Panchla for manufacturing of diaries. This new factory spread over 50,000 sq.ft has the capacity to make 20,000 diaries per day.