Printing Business Guide - Business Ideas, Skills, Equipment & Materials

Canvas printing is the digital printing directly onto canvas fabric, this can be as a service but can also be used to start a product business or a hybrid of the two. A canvas printing business prints, stretches and mounts images printed onto canvas. Equipment The equipment needed to run this business is a large […]

Cap printing is the process of printing images, logos etc. onto caps (peak/baseball caps, trucker hats and even beanies). Start your own business offering this service. Introduction It is often hard to enter the market as a small business with little capital, but focusing on a smaller subset of the larger market will allow you […]

Hydrographic printing (also known as Hydrographics, immersion printing, water transfer printing, water transfer imaging, hydro dipping or cubic printing) is a printing technique that allows you to apply printed designs to three-dimensional surfaces. A video is probably a better illustration as it’s not a widely known technique: The business Hydrographic printing can print or dip […]

The litho printing industry is hyper-competitive but there is a way to get in with minimal cost by using a one colour machine and focusing on invoice books. The business Usually, if you have a one colour litho machine you would be forced into producing cheap flyers, but by focusing on the custom invoice book […]

T-shirt printing is a popular business but what is the best one to start if you are only one person with limited skills? If you are looking to start your own t-shirt printing business here is an idea for you. There are various t-shirt printing techniques out there, screen-printing probably the best and cheapest but […]

Custom edible sheets make an otherwise bland cake look attractive without a lot of costs. Start your own business printing and selling edible sheets to people who make cakes. Introduction Edible sheets are added to the top of the cake (and cupcakes) to give the cake a full-colour image and even photo finish. This is […]

A screen printing business can be started with little capital as the majority of equipment can be easily made for much cheaper than the commercial equivalent. Start your own screen printing company that you can run from almost anywhere. What is screen-printing Screen-printing or silk-screen printing is a print technique whereby a mesh is used […]

Labels are everywhere as barcodes, delivery addresses, on sweet packets and on countless other things. Start your own business printing labels for people. Label printing is a great business, modern label printers are able to print large volumes of labels, cheap and fast, and to keep up with this labels are disposable meaning repeat business. […]

Personalised coffee and beer mugs make great novelty gifts as well as promotional items. This is not a difficult business to get into if you are familiar with printing. How to get started The easiest way to get started in mug printing is to use the sublimation printing method. Where you will buy specialised mugs […]

Having greeting or thank you cards personalised adds a nice touch to the timeless classic but transparent cards are even nicer and you can make them at home! Process A transparent greeting card is made by printing a design onto an OHP transparency (see below for suppliers) using a normal inkjet printer. The transparency is […]