How to Start a Printing Press Business

Do you want extra income aside from your current job? Then the best thing to do is venture into a business that you have expertise in.

You can make use of your skill and experience in printing and graphic design in this business that will surely provide you more money.

Steps to Start a Printing Press Business

Because of the fact that printing of books, fliers, envelopes, business cards, stationery and other reference materials are so in demand nowadays, no wonder that lots of printing press businesses are on the rise to. At first, you may think that it is hard to operate this business but as time goes by, you will just realize that this business is absolutely fun.

Ways on Starting a Printing Press Business

To be more specific, you need to decide on the types of services that you will provide. By doing this, you will be able to identify the kinds of printing press you need. In choosing your printing press, you must be able to examine if it is the right one for your specific service. In order for you to make sure that you will be able to provide excellent printing service, the quality of the printing machine must also be carefully checked. This can also help you in cutting replacement or repair costs. Another tip is that when you are purchasing a machine, you can try at least one classified under the general-purpose type. This has the capability to print 80% of the products.

In order for you to generate more profits, you also need to purchase specialized printers. In order for you to provide scoring and perforation, purchasing attachments is also the best thing to do. Now, if you don’t mind investing in laser printing because they are costly, your option is to purchase extra printing head for the printing press.

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Your business will also be very productive by establishing wholesale accounts for more services that are specialized. There are customers who will need printing services for stationery, shipping, packing, binding, posters, magnets and stamps. For you to successfully fulfill these requests, you need to have accounts at the local vendors. In the online world, you can find vendors that offer wholesale accounts thus, helping them to give a wide variety of services.

After that, you need to find an office location that will be very cost-effective for you. In order for you to cut costs on the renting expenses, you can choose an office in a certain industrial park. According to experts, they only cost from $4-$10.

Based on the business plan, you also need to incorporate your decision with regard to the sales requirements. By computing your financial needs every month, you will also be able to determine the number of clients you need. Well, in this case they keys are sales calls.

Then, you can already hire employees and what follows next, is advertising your business. See? Everything is just so easy if you will exert your effort and determination.

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191 Comments

  • yugal kishore goswami said on December 15, 2010
    I live in New Delhi, India and want to start this business in Delhi or NCR area with a lowest capital. I am of the view to start in a beginning stage and expand the business in the wake of experience and knowledge getting from time. thanks for your article and early thanks for suggestion. Yugal
  • embhah said on February 1, 2011
    I want to start a printing press for advertising,flex making in Shillong,Meghalaya,India Please help me with the cost and kind of machines that are needed to start a printing business. Thank you.
  • Yemi Akorede said on June 13, 2011
    I live in lagos nigeria and i want to start this printing press business in lagos with lowest capital, i am of the view to start in a beginning stage and expand the business in the wake of experience and knowledge getting from time. thanks Yemi
  • oluwaseyi odunaro said on August 10, 2011
    am a nigerian and i base in lagos, i want to write a project on printing press. pls i want you to guide me and provide tips for writing. am very grateful
  • sanjib said on January 2, 2012
    hi, I live in India,west Bangal, I want to start this business, i have no experience about printing, so that i need your guide. if u suggest me what type of courses i need & how i start this business with low capital.
  • Saurabh Das said on January 23, 2012
    Hi, I live in Jaipur, Rajasthan. I want to start this business, I don't have any experience in printing business. Can you please suggest me that how i start this business with lowest capital and what things I need to start this business. Please help me on this as soon as possible. Thanks & Regards, Saurabh Das
  • Lala said on February 9, 2012
    Hello, I'm from the Philippines. I'm currently operating a desktop publishing business. Now there's a demand for volume printing on flyers, stickers and labels, thin books, pet bottles in my place. What machines will I get for a general-purpose type? Thank you in advance for your reply.
  • Miyya said on April 15, 2012
    Hi, I'm also from Philippines and my parents own a printing press since I was a child. Since my father passed away my mom is alone in operating our company. Now that I have graduated (unrelated course) I want to help my mom operate our business. I dont know where to start. Can someone advice me what to focus on? I need every help I can get. Thank you..
  • MANISHA K. KHOT said on June 14, 2012
    hi, I'm from India,Mumbai, I want to start this business, i have no experience about printing, so that i need your guide. if u suggest me what type of courses i need & how i start this business with lowest capital and what things I need to start this business. Please help me on this as soon as possible. Thanks & Regards.
  • Christabel said on June 25, 2012
    Pls i need a feasibility for establishing a printing press including screen prints in lagos and owerri
  • sunil pant said on June 29, 2012
    thank you for this article sir i'm from lalkuan a small town in nainital district i want to start printing press with small capital please guide me how to start. regards sunil
  • Ashok said on July 13, 2012
    Hi, I stay in thane, want to start a printing press here. I have no experience in printing. Please guide me how to go about. thanks
  • Deepak mongia said on July 24, 2012
    Dear sir/mam i have done MBA with marketing and i want to start this business. I belong to a small town of haryana in India. Tell me how can i start this business with low capital and how can i get knowledge abt it and also tell me abt the financing schemes of govt regarding this business. Deepak mongia
  • UCHE said on August 16, 2012
    I WISH TO ESTABLISH A PRINTING BUSINESS IN OWERRI IMO STATE, NIGERIA. PLS HELP ME WITH ADVICE ON EQUIPMENT, PERSONNEL AND GENERAL SET-UP PROCEDURES AND COST.
  • manoj said on September 18, 2012
    coimbatore. i would like to start a printing press in coimbatore.. please guide me with the required instruments and the costs for those instruments to form a small concern at the beginning.. Thanks manoj
  • Mohammed ismail said on October 3, 2012
    Hi i am from mumbai india i want to start printing press business as i have already got a shop and industrial area plz help me to start the business thank you..
  • UDUAK IKONO said on November 7, 2012
    I WANT TO START NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION. I HAVE WORKED WITH A NEWSPAPER FOR OVER THREE YEARS NOW. I DON'T HAVE THE CAPITAL TO OWN A PRINTING MACHINE, BECAUSE WITH THIS MACHINE THE BUSINESS IS VERY EASY AND LUCRATIVE. HOW CAN I GET ONE?ALTERNATIVELY, IS THERE HOW AND WHERE I CAN HAVE IT BY HIRED PURCHASE?
  • Natnael Dinku said on December 1, 2012
    Ok my business is Printing Press service, but it is too small in size and also in type of a printing service. It is found in Ethiopia in Jimma town.
  • Dan M Abbagu said on December 2, 2012
    I wish to start a full Printing Press business in Abuja, Federal Capital of Nigeria. Please advice me on the equipment I would need, where to get them, the cost of buying them and bringing them to Nigeria. I would also be glad if you know of consultants who would be able to install all the materials needed for this. Thank you for your assistance.
  • umakant said on December 4, 2012
    want to establish printing press no experience. Location: sarai, singrauli M.P. India
  • shade Toba said on December 24, 2012
    Based in Lokoja, Kogi state in Nigeria and I need list of equipment needed to start a printing business preferably digital. Thank you
  • lokeshnb said on January 15, 2013
    hello everybody. I am lokesh from india, karnataka (davangere) I decided to start the printing press business. But i've no knowledge abt printing. And also no experience in this printing field. So plz suggest me wt type of course i learn, and wt i do wit my pc. Plz sir i'm so confusing. Suggest me.thank you.
  • prakash kumar said on February 4, 2013
    Hello i am prakash from patna i want to start printing business in patna . Please help me technical and reality. I have no experience
  • FRANCIS PERRY said on February 17, 2013
    PLEASE I AM IN THE POLYTECHNIC AND I REALLY WANT TO START THIS WORK. PLEASE I NEED ADVISE
  • Mayur said on February 18, 2013
    I am mayur from pune, I want to start printing press business & I am new in this business, Please give me Advise. Thank you...
  • Olaseinde Philip Ajibola said on February 18, 2013
    I reside in Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria. Help me in the best way to set up a printing press
  • ISAAC TAIWO said on February 20, 2013
    Pls I reside @ akure. I want to embark on printing business pls I need ur advice and materials, equipment and personnel.
  • Nikhil Gupta said on February 23, 2013
    I live in Delhi and I want to start the printing press business. Pls guide me.
  • tomnessi said on February 23, 2013
    I live in Chirala(AP) and I want to start the printing press business. i would like to print leaflets , cards, booklets etc . Pls guide me.
  • Egbeako Michael said on March 4, 2013
    I live in Accra Ghana. i don't know which machines to use to set up a modern printing press to undertake book binding, exercise book printing etc. please help me.
  • David said on March 11, 2013
    Lagos, Nigeria. I need to know how to put up a proposal on setting up a printing press for a university
  • gurpreet said on March 12, 2013
    i live in phagwara,punjab.i want to start the printing press business. i would like to print wedding cards.exercise book.plz help me with advice on equipments.
  • sundar chavan said on March 17, 2013
    i am from aurangabad(maharashtra) already i am in printing business but now i want to grow up and to start a four colour offset machine please guide me how to arrange thanks
  • engr emeka said on March 23, 2013
    I have an exercise book making factory but we do not have a printing machine for printing the covers. please I want to know how much I can get the printing machines her in nigeria. the one for printing 80 and 40 leaves cover and the one for printing high education covers. please send me reply to my email meskacpu4all@yahoo.com thanks for your article God bless u
  • ankit gupta said on April 5, 2013
    hello my self is ankit gupta, i am interested to start a printing work now i am already a graphics designer, and i want to start this business in ballia is near varanshi uttar pradesh
  • ELUMALAI said on April 11, 2013
    RESPECTED SIR, I AM ELUMALAI I AM STUDIED DIPLOMA IN PRINTING TECHNOLOGY I HAVE 7 YEARS EXPERIENCE SO I WANT START PRINTING INDUSTRY THATS MY AMBITION SO WHAT I WILL DO START UP PROCESS TO STARING PRINTING INDIA IN TAMIL NADU AND WHICH ONE OF THE PRINTING IS BEST AND LOW COST AND ALSO QUALITY WISE FOR NOWADAYS PLZ TELL ME SIR
  • Manoj Singh Rawat said on April 13, 2013
    Hi Myself manoj rawat i want to start business in printing press at haridwar uttarakhand. pls guide me about this how can i start it what is the process i want lakan loan and how can i make the project proposal pls help me. thank you, 08884283740
  • Emeka Umekwe said on April 27, 2013
    I live in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, Nigeria. I am completely a novice in this area. However, I intend to start the business in Yenagoa. Kindly advise on the equipment, personnel and general set up procedure. Thank you
  • Shak said on April 29, 2013
    Hi I am from karachi Pakistan and interested in printing press business. But I have no experience in this business .can u advice me what are the basic steps or things that I can follow to buy a printing press machine and also help me to save money .... Like where I can buy a printing press machine what kind of machine is best for good graphic and can I invest money in used machine ???? How big space we need and the main thing how much money I need for this initial step. Thanks
  • khurram iqbal said on April 29, 2013
    Hi, I live in England, Luton, Bedfordshire. I want to start my own printing business. I do have a good market and even I have my clients as well. Can you please advise me some basic steps, I want to print bus time tables, take away leaflets, and some general advertisement. Can you please recommend me what type of printing press i should buy?
  • wan said on May 10, 2013
    I want to start printing press business in my home town meghalaya district jaintia hill) . How much capital i need to invest.
  • Parbodh chand said on May 21, 2013
    I lived in dhariwal, gurdaspur, India and I want to start new business of flax board so I requested to you suggest in this regard and who many requirement money newly start the business
  • anuradha b said on June 2, 2013
    want to start printing press in virar west thane. need guidance
  • Ramawtar Puniya said on June 10, 2013
    I Want To Start A printing Press Business in my Home town Jaipur, Rajasthan ... need Guidance and best location in yhe pink city....Contact:- 77 37 82 83 84
  • mahesh said on June 13, 2013
    Hello Sir, I want to know all about of printing machine for printing tshirt ?
  • javed said on June 18, 2013
    hello sir, willing to start a paper printing press as early as possible, kindly suggest me the option of starting the business, which would be best machine according to the market demand... kindly send me a mail, so that I can make decision. thank you. javed. kolkata India
  • ola said on June 22, 2013
    I'm interested in setting up a printing press business that at least i will be able to do 80-90% of most printing Jobs in my press. I have no knowledge in this business, please advise me what to do regarding the equipments and also the operators etc. Please email ASAP and let me know what are the necessary equipments to purchase. Thanks
  • ugiagbe osato said on June 28, 2013
    I want to write an assignment on printing press stating the reasons why the business is viable and the need for product, the nature of the market, and the expected returns on investment. i live in Edo state Nigeria
  • julius akopan said on July 13, 2013
    infact i would like to get more funds to expand my biz and how can i get more information about biz funding.
  • John said on July 21, 2013
    hello sir, i will like to start a digital printing press. like to produce flex of different size. also to print on t-shirts, cap, mugs etc. make flyers and bill board printing. i will like to know what kinds of machines and equipment to get and where to get them in Nigeria Thank you. Lagos, Nigeria
  • chance said on July 23, 2013
    Hi I'm from the Philippines, my brother and I were planning to invest on Printing Press. But we don't have any idea of what machine to purchase and what are the kind of equipment we need. We plan to print books and journals, test papers and the likes
  • Esther Chuks said on July 27, 2013
    Thank you so much for this article, from school i have had this desire of owning a printing press. now am ready to start up business of my own. I need ur help on the equipments i need to start printing books, flex banners and on T shirts and their cost. Thanks
  • devkant tyagi said on July 29, 2013
    Hallo sir this is dev from agra i wants to open new printing press to print visiting cads all types of invitation cards brochures etc. give advise so that i could make my future thanks
  • P.Emmanuel said on August 3, 2013
    Hello sir this is emmanuel from Visakhapatnam i wants to open new printing press to print visiting cads all types of invitation cards brochure etc. give advise so that i could make my future thanks
  • yallappa said on August 6, 2013
    Hi. I live in india karnataka. I want to start printing press. i have no experience about printing.so that i need your guide. if u suggest how i start this business with low capital
  • hardedayo said on August 12, 2013
    am Dayo 4rm ibadan pls i want 2 learn printing press bt like hw many mth can i use and hw much can i use 2 start d bussiness pls help me out at (anotherfans@yahoo.com) thks
  • RAGHAV said on August 14, 2013
    Dear Sir, I am residing in faridabad. i want to start business of label printing . kindly guide me in terms of machine equipments and capital investment and tips to grow the label business
  • arvind said on August 19, 2013
    dear sir, I live in patna (Bihar) want to start printing press but I have no experience about printing. i start this business with low capital also. so please guide me that how to start this business.
  • Dharmvir said on September 21, 2013
    Which type of license need for open printing press
  • nizamudeen said on September 23, 2013
    Dear sir, I am from tamilnadu, I wanna details about to starting printing press business, I have no experience in this business, plz help me to know more about this business, Thanking you..
  • Achintya Bala said on October 14, 2013
    Dear sir, I am from North 24 Pgs. of West Bengal. I want to buy a multipurpose printing machine, which can print paper, plastic bag and non woven bag also. The machine must be at low cost because at the starting if I invest maximum money then I can face loss in that kind of business. I have a DTP and screen printing unit so I think it is my plus point. If you kindly suggest me what kind of machine can all these problem then I can start the business as early as possible. Thank you.
  • Hoshiyar Singh said on October 21, 2013
    Res/ Sir, I belong to Indore Madhya Pradesh and want to start a small printing business at Indore. Pls advise the investment and opportunity of printing business.
  • khane rohini said on October 24, 2013
    i want to establish small printing press just like print wedding cards or any pamphlet. so you please tell what type of courses i do ?or which type of instrument i use. and please tell me how many cost invest in that type of business. and if i want to start that type of business to take after loan of any bank so what type of activity i do? please tell me, thanks
  • ayra said on November 5, 2013
    i am interested with printing press business. how much is the estimated start up cost for this kind of business? What are the basic equipment needed that can produce products as a start up?
  • maka said on November 11, 2013
    i have an office and computer setup, need to know the best printing line and equipment to will yield profit, i live in PH Nigeria
  • MK said on November 14, 2013
    I just need a feasibility study, how much it can cost me to start an offset printing press that will cost me not more than R500,000.00 and how viable it is to do the business in south africa and am also thinking of starting with a fairly used machine for a start, so what do you think?
  • ohaneme ebele said on November 19, 2013
    I am a Nigerian from Anambra state residing at AWKA capital of Anambra state. I want to establish printing press business. I just need analyses on the cost of procuring equipment(machines), personnel and the best location for the business
  • Profit Obodo said on November 22, 2013
    hello Sir. Thanks for the inspiring post. pls i want 2 learn printing press but like how many months can i use to learn substantially and how much can i use 2 start d business pls help me out at (obaniobodo@gmail.com). I already have a plot of land. Thank you so much in anticipation of your oblige.
  • mithilesh mishra said on November 25, 2013
    Hello Sir, I am from india State Utter pradesh (Varanasi)i want to establish printing press business. i just need analyses on the cost of producing equipment. personnel and the best location for the business.
  • Cyril Nwosu said on November 26, 2013
    I Want To Start a printing Press Business in my Home town Mbaise Imo State Nigeria. need Guidance and best press to go for.
  • nitin bhalekar said on November 28, 2013
    hi i am nitin i want to start printing press business in mumbai please get me guidance and please tell me it is profitable or not. best regards, nitin
  • Chuks said on December 7, 2013
    i want to open a computer business center that will undertake the printing of Architectural works, posters, handbills and internet facilities in Umuahia, Abia State and i need a very good business plan and fund to start.
  • seun olayemi said on December 16, 2013
    i want to start a magazine/notebook printing business here in lagos nigeria but i dont have any idea for this business. i need full detail and information about publishing. i will be so grateful for your help thanks.
  • Pabitra Kumar said on December 24, 2013
    Res/ Sir, I belong to Kendrapara, Orissa and want to start a small printing business at Kendrapara. Pls advise the investment and opportunity of printing business. Like Note Book, Exercise Book, Bill Book And also supply to School. Plz suggest me the Machine Price, Raw Material Price. Thanks & Regards, Pabitra Kumar
  • Manoj said on December 31, 2013
    I want to start offset press please tell me what min. And max. Investment of this business and required material . Pls my no. Is 9713860321
  • snthakur said on January 6, 2014
    want to start printing press. Does it require registration or license. If yes, what is the process
  • Chibuzo said on January 7, 2014
    Where can we. Get printing press equipments at reasonable price
  • isaac clement isaac said on January 9, 2014
    please, i want to start a printing press business in Nigeria, port-Harcourt, rivers state. i want to start printing banners, flyers, T-shirt, handbills, obituary programmes etc. where can i buy any if this machines.
  • Aboho Manasseh said on January 10, 2014
    lease, i want to start a printing press business in Nigeria,Abuja. I want to start printing banners, flyers, T-shirt, handbills, obituary programmes etc. where can i buy any if these machines at a reasonable price. Also, what are the necessary machines and tools I would need to start? Thanks
  • Kaushlesh Giri said on January 12, 2014
    i want to start a printing press business in lucknow Uttar Pradesh. I want to start printing banners, posters and handbills etc. where can i buy any of these machines at a reasonable price. Also, what are the necessary machines and tools I would need to start? I dont know anything regarding this business,Please guide me, Thanks
  • vinod jain said on January 16, 2014
    i want to start printing business already i am having shop in main market with sufficient space to add this printing line let me know the price of the machine and also the tools required and capital required for this business to start please furnish all details regarding the matter as early as possible
  • okoli Arinze said on January 17, 2014
    Am arinze from imo state nigeria and wants to start full scale printing, but needs guideline on purchase and cost of machines, and where to get them here in nigeria.
  • Austin Hess Chiyunga Mkandwire said on January 25, 2014
    Am in Zambia lusaka city and i really interested in press printing business but i do not have resource to start it. if any one is interested we can partner and start it in Zambia Africa.
  • kishor said on February 2, 2014
    Hi, I am Kisho form Pune(Maharashtra). Sir, I have sdone Diploma + BE in Printing and has 18+ yrs exp. in Newspaper Prodn. Now I want to start up Commercial Printing business in Pune to print jobs like Bill books, Challans, Pamplets, Quality Records like that . pls guide which m/c i shall bye 1 color or 2 color or 4 color.
  • Kulbir Dhaliwal said on February 8, 2014
    I want to start printing press business in amritsar (punjab). First i start only advertisement related printing. Like brochures, visiting cards, pamphlets , flex boards etc. pls tell which type of machines i need for what type work and what will cost it. Also tell me required space for particular machine. Pls reply me in detail through email. Later i will visit your office. Thanks in advance.
  • harish said on February 17, 2014
    Hi, I am harish form haldwani uttrakhand. I want to start up Commercial Printing business in haldwani to print jobs like Bill books, Challans, Pamplets, Quality Records like that . pls guide which m/c i shall bye 1 color or 2 color or 4 color.
  • Abhimanyu Mahapatra said on February 20, 2014
    Dear Sir, one of my client is willing to start Banner Flax printing in the sate of Odisha Dist: Rayagada RAYAGADA. Pl. Suggest
  • A.P.SINGH said on February 20, 2014
    i want to start printing press business in chandigarh. i want to work for multi colour brochures, pamphlets and big company's multiple type of orders and small businessman orders. pls tell which type of machines i need for and what will be the total investment in this venture. Also tell me required space for all activities. Pls reply me in detail through email.After brief study i would like to have meeting with you.
  • Raj Enterprises offsetprinting press said on February 27, 2014
    our factory in goregaon(w) Mumbai we want by a medium pharma printer unit
  • Raju Sikdar said on March 14, 2014
    hi sir, I just want to start this T-shirt printing business in delhi but just want to know that for this business how much money I need to spend n what is the price of that Printing machine ... n is it profitable n last qus is that I do have only 60000 rs in than I can start this T-shirt printing business will I get that machine in that amount. sir plzzz suggest me plzz
  • Vikas said on March 15, 2014
    Hi, I need your help for start printing press business in Pune Maharashtra, i am blank for this business but i am interested please suggest me.
  • Niamat ullah said on March 24, 2014
    Hi !I am a student of BS Computer Science I am going to start my own print press business In KPK Pakistan. But i dont have any information about print press machine . I am going to start print poster, PVC brochure hands bill etc . So my question is which machine less costly and is better for my small business. Best regard
  • Daniel Zidon said on April 26, 2014
    I am a Nigerian, from Gombe, Gombe State, I want to start a digital printing press in the state capital that can stand the taste of time, please help me with the list of machines and their estimated prices.
  • MINTA said on April 30, 2014
    I am a Ghanaian who wants to partner with investor from Asia to establish a printing press in Ghana.
  • Prabhdeep Singh said on May 12, 2014
    I am from Jharkhand. I want to start a new business from home with less investment.. Plz Help.
  • GODWIN BASSEY said on May 13, 2014
    please i am from AKWA IBOM STATE OF NIGERIA, residing in PORTHARCOURT, RIVERS STATE. i want up a printing press business, i need a feasibility study in portharcourt city.
  • Akshay said on May 28, 2014
    I want to start PVC Cards printing and also want to put my hand in various printing area in Varanasi UP. and currently i am working in same kind of organization which is dealing i Card printing.
  • Anuj Gupta said on May 31, 2014
    Hi, I am currently working in Mumbai, Maharashtra, but want to move back to Calcutta, West Bengal, and venture into a small scale business.. Please advise how i can get into printing and what should be my focus areas..
  • Ratnadeep Kalamkar said on June 7, 2014
    last 25 years we are in printing business. But now we are suffer from labour problem. so give us what is new ideas, new digital printing technology
  • aman said on June 8, 2014
    I want to start complete t-shirt printing setup especially sublimation please help me and advise me how to start and from where to buy machinery

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