Novelty Printers & Publishers Pvt. Ltd. was found in 1965 by Mr. Ali Hussain as a home business using a hand operated cyclostyling machine for printing, shaving razor blades for cutting paper and a sewing machine for perforation. From manual stencil to letterpress to offset printing, the company today is the nation's largest and leading provider of printing, publishing and related services.

Since its inception in 1987, Novelty  bookshop has been providing a wide variety of books and stationery for both  the education and office market, as the second oldest bookshop in the country,  with two strategically located branches, we play a leading role in the  retailing and distribution of affordable and quality products in the market.

On the 2nd of September 2000, Fujifilm Digital Imaging Station was launched. The first digital photo processing lab in Maldives, this state of the art imaging facility provides photography, digital printing and photo finishing services, as the sole distributor in Maldives, a comprehensive range of Fujifilm products from professional films, chemicals and paper to the latest digital cameras are distributed.

As the leading importer of paper and paper products in the Maldives, Paperworld was established to increase our efficiency in wholesaling,  distributing and marketing of paper products in the country exclusively representing mills from South Africa, Norway and India, we stock paper with wide variety of designs, colors and sizes.

Novel investment Pvt. Ltd.
was established in 1997 to explore innovative ideas and services. Novel colors is the sole distributor of SKK paints and Forbo Novilon flooring. Novelty investment also operates a carpentry and a painting division.

Novelty Overseas Pvt Ltd
, established in 2004 is a Sri Lankan  board of investment (BOI) approved company. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Novelty Printers and Publishers Pvt. Ltd. The Company’s primary area of business is paper conversation and printing for export. The company’s facilities are housed in its own building with a 50,000 square feet factory space. Located in a very quiet and beautiful environment, production was started using basic machinery and equipment. The factory now boasts fully automated machinery.The majority of the paper that is imported into Maldives is supplied by Novelty Overseas Pvt. Ltd.


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