Printing Business In Nigeria: How To Get Started

In the past, printing business was not very easy to start as it was mainly handled by those who were trained as printers, or by those who have a bulk ammount of Personalized Die Cut Sticker with trained workers.

But in these days of computer technology, the business has become easier for more people, including those with very little income, to engage in.

With a small amount of money say, between Five Thousand Naira (N5,000.00) and Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.00) a serious-minded person can start a printing business without owning an office. The address of one’s home or the address of a friend/relative’s office could be printed on one’s complementary card as a contact/business address.

Let us now discuss how to go about the business. A flatbed printer is popular across a variety of printing niches including signage, graphics, photo shops, and others. Choosing the right uv flatbed printer is critical to future production and operation with the machine. It will help ensure client satisfaction by producing the best possible results. There are a variety of factors to consider when making a significant investment into a business; however a few key variables stand out when selecting a printer. One of the most important characteristics to consider is the resolution. There are two different ways to measure the resolution of a flatbed printer. The first is to print with the highest resolution of the machine while simultaneously printing the smallest letters. The second is to not move the printed materials after they are completed. Instead, leave them in the printer and print one more time to see whether multiple prints will actually match. This will help measure the printer’s resolution in terms of gears and slide ways. Most people who purchase a flatbed printer will use it on an on going basis. This makes it essential to purchase a continuous working machine to generate maximum profit. For continuous work, the printer must not only be durable but have the features and functionality to operate continuously for at least eight hours per day. Depending upon the setup of the printer, there are a number of factors which will contribute to whether or not continuous operation is feasible.

Background Knowledge and Arrangement

According to the expert business card printing dublin services, one needs the services of a graphic artist and a printing press operator.  The graphic artist will be needed to do the graphic designs on whatever printing jobs are secured, while the printing press operator will be needed to run the sample-impressions as well as to do the final printing.

Starting Off on the Business

As a beginner without an office, one needs to make some self-advertisement by moving round various offices and firms to seek for printing business .

The search for printing business can be extended to schools (where some proprietors may give contract on the production of school-printed books, diaries, and calendars), to private hospitals/clinics, to restaurants/hotels, to fast-food joints and recreation centres, and many other business outfits.

Another way of self-advertisement as well as publicity, is to put classified adverts (costing little amount of money) into newspapers.

One good thing about a print company nyc (from experience) is that the operator will give quicker service-delivery, and that is desirous to many clients than the delayed services of bigger printing companies. Thus, a beginner who is time-conscious will easily succeed in the printing business.

Knowledge of Current Prices of Materials

To succeed in this kind of business, the printer should do a very good market survey to know the sizes and current prices of the different materials commonly used for printing, and keep the information handy when going for contract-hunting.

Usually, any client giving out printing job would want the printer to submit a quotation.  Once such opportunity is given, the printer should quickly look at the information at his disposal to see if such could give him enough guidance to make on-the-spot quotation.

But if more information is needed, or consultation with experienced people is required, he should go about it quickly and turn in the quotation as soon as possible, bearing in mind that there could be competitors.

Charging for Jobs / Submitting Quotations

Having known the total cost of any job enquired of — the paper, the graphic design, running of sample-impression and final printing — the printer should add his profit, transportation and other contingencies, before summing up the quotation for submission.

Some clients may require a sample of the job before giving approval; and if such happens, the printer should take it as a challenge and make all efforts to provide the sample.

If the quotation is approved, it would be advisable at this stage, to ask for an advance payment which would be used to execute the job and also serve as a bond for the contract. 

As a guide, if a job would cost about Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000.00) it is advisable to charge or quote about Thirty Thousand (N30,000.00) so that the difference will take care of public relation for pertinent staff, contingencies and net profit.

Execution of the Job

With advance payment or a soft loan on hand, the printer should scout for papers or cards or other needed printing materials to buy at the cheapest prices (without compromising quality) and take to the printing press to run the impression. This has lead to many innovations, now you can even print your photos online at home.

After that, the items would be cut/trim to size and neatly packed into desired quantities for delivery.


Collection of Payment or Balance Payment

After delivering the job satisfactorily, the next and final stage is collection of payment or balance payment (if advance had been given).  The printer should be pleasant to all the staff connected with the job so that his payment would be easily processed.  And after collecting the payment, he should remember to gratify the staff as such will make it easier for him to get more jobs later.



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