It’s a rather known thing that starting a company requires us to invest quite a bit of money. However, what most people are not aware of is the fact that anyone can easily start a printing business without having to invest that many funds. Of course, it all depends on the type of printing company that we want to start. By this, I mean that it’s easier to start a printing company that offers a limited amount of services, like copying or scanning and printing that doesn’t require us to print a high number of pages.
For this, we will need at least one multifunctional digital printing machine, which will be able to copy and print a fair amount of pages. The downside of digital printing machines or multifunctional machines is that we will have a limited printing paper size, usually A4. If we need to print on larger paper sizes, then we will have to use a different type of printing.
What we can be certain of is that offset printing machines are the ideal choice if we need to print on large paper sizes. There are other advantages that offset printing brings besides paper size, and the main benefit comes when we need to print a large number of pages. If we were to print many copies of a book or a magazine, for example, then our best bet would be in using offset technology.
This is due to the fact that the most expensive part of this type of printing seems to be that of creating the printing films. On the other side, the fact that we need to create custom films for every printing project that we have means that, the smaller the project, the lower the income.
What we need to consider, if we want to offer printing services, is that we don’t necessarily need to have the equipment to provide them. Nowadays, we can simply hire the services of a printing giant and still come off with a nice profit. There are many databases available for purchase, and, with their help, we can make our job as a service provider much easier. The fact is that such databases are pure gold not only for printing companies, but for any company worldwide. Since the costs for transportation aren’t that big anymore, it’s no wonder that it’s cheaper to order from across the world than to hire the services of a small printing company that charges what it need to keep alive.
What we should always keep in mind is that transportation is an issue. While we may be able to find many great offers for used printing equipment online, the fact is that not all of them are the deal that we need. Transporting printing equipment over long distances can not only cost us a lot, but also cause damage to the equipment itself. If the equipment gets damaged during transport, this can render it useless.
Overall, buying used printing equipment can save us a lot of money, and give our company a kick start on the market. All we have to do is make sure that we’ve taken everything into consideration.