Starting a Screen-Printing Business

You need to have these things in line before opening up shop

Before you open a shop, it’s important to create a business plan that sets you apart from the rest. Ask yourself who your key customers are, how you are different from the others, and what the budget may be. There’s nothing more importantant than clear communication with your team and your customers. You have to take the time to decide what the ultimate goals are. There are many things to consider before starting a screen-printing business. You have to balance financial budgets with business goals and provide numerous supporting skills to be functional. Hard work, dedication, and perserverance are all a must. Like any business, this one will not become successful overnight. 

By knowing what your goals are and what you want to accomplish, both in business and physical production, you will be better able to purchase the equipment without wasting money. The equipment needed for screen printing requires space and may even need special mechanical, electrical, plumbing, pneumatics, gas, HVAC, and waste disposal and ventilation adaptations. Screen printing is a manufacturing and industrial business. It is important to know zoning and environmental regulations for the physical location of the shop. 

Allee Bruce

Allee Bruce

Allee Bruce is the managing editor for GRAPHICS PRO magazine, aiding with the publication's digital and print efforts.

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