|Krishnappa lists the milestones in his success story:|
Phase-1: Krishnappa worked as a screen printing helper pulling the black squeegee rubber on a manual table with a salary of Rs 90 per month in 1987.
Phase-2: Started a screen printing business confined to an 80 sq/ft gala. His job was to produce visiting cards – which fetched him Rs 40; and worked solo for 3-4 months until he earned sufficient money to employ a helper in 1991.
Phase-3: An entry into offset printing with single colour offset. Krishnappa says an ambitious printer can initially invest in a single colour offset before moving into next phase. This was in 2001.
Phase-4: A re-entry into screen printing with Grafica’s Nano-Print plus the Nano-UV, Nano-Screen Maker 5-in-1 to offer undertake value addition in commercial print and print packaging in 2014.
Phase-5: Emerged as a multi-million printing company with full fledged facility housed on own three storey building (10000 sq/ft). Today PentaPlus has a four-colur offset press and a pre-owned four-colour press, CTP system, complete design, pre-press and post-press facilities in 2015.