How to Start a Printing Business

If you are planning to start a Printing Business you must take several basic steps. Printing Business is not the type of business where success can be achieved overnight, nor can you start on a whim. Anyone can start a Printing Business if this is the industry that they are seriously interested in. Dedication and right decision making is needed if you plan to achieve utmost success in this line of business.

It is always important to start with an excellent business plan that will guide you to success. Having a business plan may not be like a big deal to anyone but in the competitive and nearly saturated world of printing business it is a must.

Here are some basic and most important steps in starting your printing business.

  • Study and learn the ins and outs of Printing Industry before to jump in. If you have experienced working in a printing business or a printing company, you have the plus factor to start your won. And if you are starting with zero knowledge about printing business, you need to learn a lot. The more knowledge you have in printing business the better off you will be.
  • Make a detailed list of services or products that you are going to offer to your target customers. There are two reasons why this is so important. First, it will help you to identify and decide what equipment you will need to buy. Second, your service lists will assist you in putting together your marketing plan. Obviously, your products and services will do a lot with the target clients.
  • Where are you going to base your printing business? This is one of the biggest concerns that need your wisest decision. Do you have building or at least a room in mind? There will be many options ranging from expensive downtown stall to more affordable places in suburbs. Make sure that the space is suited for this type of business before you decide to lease or buy your workspace. Additionally, always plan for growth, thus, a spacious area in populated place is highly suggested if your pocket can afford an average lease.
  • Does printing business make money? If you know what you are doing and offer competitive, cost-effective, and high quality products and services, plus excellent customer service, then the answer is big YES. You might suffer difficulties in the start while competing with established and stable companies but as you go along you might be able to join them on top and could even surpass them in the future. If your business plan includes beating competitors then you are in the right track of long-term business opportunity.
  • Overall, the above idea is applicable to all who wanted to start business with the said line of service. As you go along and become more experienced and doing some innovations, you might discover and open more doors to a good business plan that could maintain your business in the long run, and could might even expand to a bigger company.


  • richard akiode said on May 13, 2010
    I want to go into printing firm, starting with small money.
  • vijay palsamkar said on December 13, 2010
    Dear Sir, I want to start screen printing, but how i can get customer. please help me. MObile no. 9867976613, Regards - vijay
  • kweku ayi bizness said on May 11, 2011
    please, i want a sponsor or a partner to assist me venture into printing business. my company is located in central region of ghana-west africa
  • saraswathi said on August 22, 2012
    Respected sir, I am s.saraswathi. I am willing to start a book manufacturing unit. So I am kindly requesting to inform me the details of investment, machinery, labour requirement, demand in the market. Thanking you,
  • Shalini said on September 25, 2012
    Hello Sir, I live in Kanpur.I want to start a business in Kanpur with screen Printing..I have some
    1. Where Can i learn it?
    2. man power required?
    3. Finance required?
    4. Machines required?
    Please help me by answering these questions.....


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