Tarpaulin Printing, Manila Philippines – It is necessary to research and choose the printing process that best meets your objectives and desire. Printing can be an interesting and rewarding career, but it requires training and experience to produce quality results. Depending on the type of operation you choose, the investment can start from around P50,000 for a basic screen printing or heat transfer setup, to well over P500,000 for a used commercial digital laser or offset printing press plus blank printing stock, supplies and printing facility.
Step 1 Create a business plan that details all aspects of your printing business startup. Free business plan and other small business information is available in entrepreneur website.
Step 2 Obtain all necessary business permits and tax certificates from your local government unit and in Department Trade & Industry for sole proprietorship or Security Exchange Commission for partnership and corporation. The type of local permits, inspections and approvals necessary will depend on the type of printing operation and facility type.
Step 3 Contact printing equipment and supply distributors and purchase the necessary items. Consider buying used printing equipment from an equipment broker to save startup capital. Equipment brokers can be found online, or contact us and that stock used equipment or refer you to listing owners in your area. Suppliers can be found online or through printing industry trade magazines.
Step 4 Set up your print shop. Some equipment and processes will require special ventilation and electricity needs, so be certain that your facility is equipped accordingly. If you are operating large printing presses, you will need to hire a press rigger and mechanic to move and set up your presses.
Step 5 Perform several practice production runs to ensure that all equipment is operational. Take advantage of practice runs to produce your own printed items for marketing and advertising purposes.
Step 6 Purchase a print estimating software program. Estimating programs are available for most major printing processes, and will save time and money when estimating jobs.
Tips Research different printing processes to find one that interest you. Processes include screen printing, digital ink jet and laser, offset lithography, pad printing, foil stamp, gravure, flexography, letterpress, dye sublimation, heat transfer. You will need to compare each process and identify quality characteristics to aid in advising and servicing your future customer needs.
Intern or work at a print shop of your choice, as most traditional printing processes require years of training and experience. You may also take printing classes in the process of your choice at community or graphic arts colleges.
Warnings Printing equipment, inks and chemicals can be dangerous. Follow all published industry best-practices and manufacturer health and safety recommendations to avoid illness and injury.
Contact your local Environmental Protection Agency or DENR for environmental, health and safety recommendations. Donâ€™t take chances with environmental, health and safety issues, and endeavor to always be compliant. If a work-related injury, illness or environmental mishap occurs that could have been prevented, fines and penalties can be severe.
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