How to Start a Printing Business from Home

One of the hippest trends today when it comes to venturing into business is a home-business because of its practical benefits to entrepreneurs.

If you are looking for ways to secure your family’s future, the business which is very ideal for you is the printing business from home.

The major advantage of this kind of business is the ability to cut a large amount of cost when it comes to renting an office or operation space. In order for you to finally get started in this business venture, you need to get the following: toner, paper cutter, paper, digital printer, checking account for business, doing business as and business filings. Of course the first thing which you need to prepare is the business plan which discusses all the issues and details concerning your business. After that, you can already precede to filing for the entity of your business by going to the website of Secretary of State.

How you can Start a Home Based Printing Business

The business structure that you must have is limited liability company (LLC) or sole proprietorship. But for you to makes sire which one is better for your business; you need to seek the assistance of a lawyer.

After making a decision on what is best for you, you can already file your Doing Business As. Since certain rules and regulations for your business are different in every state, you must know on how to do this. Actually, there are two ways in filing the Doing Business As: first is in the county level and the second one is just in the website of the Secretary of State.

Then, you have to open your business checking account. In doing this, you have to bear in mind to set apart the purchases and receipts from your own checking account. This is very important especially in tax matters because you can be unfortunately fined for combining the business and personal accounts. So, it is still much better for you to keep every transaction separate.

To get started in the operation, you have to purchase the printing equipments first. Having reliable software for printing is very important because this will help get the job done well. Today, one of the most famous software packages in the industry of print is Adobe Software Suite.

Since you are operating your business at home, you need to find a printer which ranges from $2500 to $15000 only. But still, you have to make sure that it will be able to produce a professional printing.
The toner is also very important. The common colors it has are black, yellow, magenta and cyan. You also need to stock it up on for preparation of emergency projects. In purchasing paper, makes sure that you also have stocks so that you don’t need to rush to stores even at wee hour of night.

The last part of your business process is of course marketing because you need to get the attention of more potential clients that need your printing service.


  • GLENN AGCANAS said on May 27, 2011
    hi am glenn agcanas from Philippines, graduated as computer technician and graphic editor, i have a knowledge in adobe product like adobe Photoshop, pagemaker and other designing software for publishing I just want to know how much the capital for a small business like this how much it cost and how and sure my capital will grow.
  • Sanjay Gaikwad said on October 22, 2011
    Hi am Sanjay Gaikwad, I have 13 years of experience as a Graphic Designer and i want to start my own printing business in pune. Kindly suggest me. Thanks and regards. Sanjay Gaikwad
  • Devendra Sonawane said on June 20, 2012
    sir myself Devendra ,form nasik. i want to start my own printing business give me suggestion to start my business
  • vikash said on September 24, 2012
    I want to start Raw and ready tea business in south Bangalore ( Kormangala, Sarjapur, HSR Layout). How mach Finance and area require to operate
  • SUBHASH said on October 1, 2012
    i want to start my printing business in yamunanagar, haryana, India, give me proper guideline
  • Navit Pandit said on October 6, 2012
    i want to start new small scale business in ujjain, madhya pradesh, india. please give some low capital ideas. Thanks & Regards, Navit Pandit
  • Archana Nemade said on January 16, 2013
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  • itumeleng pule said on February 5, 2013
    Hi my name is Itumeleng Pule from south africa and I would love to start a business in printing please help.
  • Suresh said on February 12, 2013
    Hi! I'm Suresh. i'm running my own business of spiritual lockets & key-chain lamination. Please let me know any ideas in such printing business
  • Malika said on February 15, 2013
    Hi, I am Malika. I have experience in quilt designing & making small babies & large quilts. Kindly guide me how to start a business in this field from home. Thanks
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  • Godwyn said on June 16, 2013
    I have no experience of the printing industries but plan to start one as a small business for now from home what are the things I need to purchase and what are the best equipment to start with. I live in Toronto Canada
  • vikas nangal said on January 12, 2014
    hi, i am vikas from delhi & i want to start non woven bag printing work.can i start this business from my home. have any problem in this please tell me about that full explanation.........
  • vikash kumar said on June 13, 2014
    I want to start a home based printing business in Babadham jharkhand in india, please give me suggestion to start my printing home business
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    how to start my own small printing business in nasik
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  • Mmakgabo said on April 23, 2016
    I am in Pretoria city south Africa jus purchased my printing equipment can someone help with a proper guideline from here further i am but determined to succeed i am also interested in telemarketing and promotion jobs for good commission.
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