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I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 8:20pm On Feb 08, 2015
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Hello House,

I am planning on starting a good printing press/company very soon, with intention to incorporate graphic prints like brochures, textbooks, wedding cards, calender, diary, souvenir customization, and other categories like internet registrations (Jamb, waec, post-ume etc), computer school, typset, photostat and other services seen in a normal business centre.

I have engaged talks with my friends & relatives concerning on what it will take me to establish a decent one. I have also gone round trying to identify those factors that will make or mar a good printing press/company plan. Although all the details I have gathered so far appears scanty & brief to me, I have found out that it is capital intensive, requires good knowledge & energy-demanding to run it. I already have an elementary knowledge of printing works because I have bn running my dad's biz centre for some time now.

I have made up my mind to do one or two months Industrial training now with a good printing company around. While I am at it, I also intend to do an indepth research on the pros and cons, upsides & downsides, positives & negatives, demands & challenges, probable profits & losses, the risks and the total requirements involved in setting up a good one

Therefore, I humbly solicit for your brilliant contributions and suggestions on this business. I will also encourage sellers of computers, printing machines, graphic designers & owners of printing company to make their inputs too.

Location: Imo state

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Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Nobody: 10:34pm On Feb 08, 2015
what kind of press do u want to run. the printing press business is stratified. U need a graphic artist, lithograhic for plate making, a 201 machine for A4 PRINTING which also print colour seperation or u have the resources for a polar machine for cutting of paper, cord that can do ur job on cut 2 sizes and zord. If u say a standard printing press, u should be specfic. A 201 machine cost 750k, cord is around 3million etc

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Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by bros12345: 12:17am On Feb 09, 2015
I provide business plan and feasibility study for people wanting to go into businesses. Contact me on.

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Use the contact page. Can't drop my number here
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 6:03am On Feb 09, 2015
JudismphD:
what kind of press do u want to run. the printing press business is stratified. U need a graphic artist, lithograhic for plate making, a 201 machine for A4 PRINTING which also print colour seperation or u have the resources for a polar machine for cutting of paper, cord that can do ur job on cut 2 sizes and zord. If u say a standard printing press, u should be specfic. A 201 machine cost 750k, cord is around 3million etc

Hi Judis, thanks for your comment.

I have plans for the recruitment of graphic designers and procurement of a lithograph. I realized that the machines used in printing are actually costly. But neverthless, I will raise the funds for them, the maximum amount gotten will determine if I will go for a 201 or a Cord machine with the polar paper cutter.

Sir, the prices you listed, is it for brand new or fairly used? Do you run a similar outfit? Or do you sell such machines?
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 6:08am On Feb 09, 2015
bros12345:
I provide business plan and feasibility study for people wanting to go into businesses. Contact me on.

www.higherbase.com

Use the contact page. Can't drop my number here

Thank you sir. No, I already have a plan. I only need pratical interactive sessions with providers of similar service, or sellers of the machines used for it.
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Nobody: 9:20am On Feb 09, 2015
Ikonz:


Hi Judis, thanks for your comment.

I have plans for the recruitment of graphic designers and procurement of a lithograph. I realized that the machines used in printing are actually costly. But neverthless, I will raise the funds for them, the maximum amount gotten will determine if I will go for a 201 or a Cord machine with the polar paper cutter.

Sir, the prices you listed, is it for brand new or fairly used? Do you run a similar outfit? Or do you sell such machines?
yes, i own a printing outfit and employ all those machine when the need arises but the beautity of it is that i own none of those machine due to its cost and servicing cost(maintainance). I have the basic one which is enoght to execute any job no matter the quantity. Not that my coy can't purchase them but i just opted to cut down the cost of running it. Printing press is very lucrative but a capital intensive venture. The rest is buz secret. I can just advise u to get a cord machine if u must purchase one. The cord can do any job on all sizes of paper. The colour seperation can be as sharper as direct image if u have a skilled operator. 3million is for new one. Polar is also important cos u can't keep exposing clients job to other competitor who seem to have the polar. The polar come in sizes, u may decide to go for the small one which will still be efficient in whaterver u might want to do. Lithographic is either done manually with carefully constructed class with foam with the exposure to sunlight OR u get the heater machine. On the part of artist, do u also want to employ one and still purchase a digital machine for colour seperation? U must sit down and draw a scale of preference my guy

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Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Whobedatte(m): 12:51pm On Feb 09, 2015
Do an apprenticeship with AcademyPressPLC. Located in LAG.
They r d best&largest printing housse in africa. I'm a product

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Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 6:14pm On Feb 09, 2015
JudismphD:
yes, i own a printing outfit and employ all those machine when the need arises but the beautity of it is that i own none of those machine due to its cost and servicing cost(maintainance). I have the basic one which is enoght to execute any job no matter the quantity. Not that my coy can't purchase them but i just opted to cut down the cost of running it. Printing press is very lucrative but a capital intensive venture. The rest is buz secret. I can just advise u to get a cord machine if u must purchase one. The cord can do any job on all sizes of paper. The colour seperation can be as sharper as direct image if u have a skilled operator. 3million is for new one. Polar is also important cos u can't keep exposing clients job to other competitor who seem to have the polar. The polar come in sizes, u may decide to go for the small one which will still be efficient in whaterver u might want to do. Lithographic is either done manually with carefully constructed class with foam with the exposure to sunlight OR u get the heater machine. On the part of artist, do u also want to employ one and still purchase a digital machine for colour seperation? U must sit down and draw a scale of preference my guy

Thanks so much sir, am really grateful. I will round up my biz plan once am done with the training

Whobedatte:
Do an apprenticeship with AcademyPressPLC. Located in LAG.
They r d best&largest printing housse in africa. I'm a product

Sir, I'm staying in Imo, will be doing it here.
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by heatmeup(f): 10:51pm On Feb 09, 2015
Can Anyone recommend for me in Abuja
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 7:04am On Feb 10, 2015
heatmeup:
Can Anyone recommend for me in Abuja

Are you interested in setting up a printing press? Hope you know that as a lady, running the business will be very demanding and stressful.
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by heatmeup(f): 6:36pm On Feb 10, 2015
Ikonz:


Are you interested in setting up a printing press? Hope you know that as a lady, running the business will be very demanding and stressful.
Not actually me but a Very good friend of mine and he is a guy
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 7:40pm On Feb 10, 2015
I am also expecting sellers of computers, printing machines, graphic designers, owners and workers of printing company to make their comments too.
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 6:03am On Feb 12, 2015
Hello, any importer of printing machine out there? Lets get down talking business
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Nobody: 7:21am On Feb 12, 2015
Please you will not get a kord for brand new, those machines are outdated. What you will get is belgium or refurbished.
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 12:19pm On Feb 12, 2015
blink182:
Please you will not get a kord for brand new, those machines are outdated. What you will get is belgium or refurbished.

seriously? No newer brands of it in the market? What other machines do you know that have the same capacity and multi-functional like the Kord?
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Nobody: 12:45pm On Feb 12, 2015
Ikonz:


seriously? No newer brands of it in the market? What other machines do you know that have the same capacity and multi-functional like the Kord?
Kord is a reliable and serviceable brand of printer. Stick with it. The modern printing machine is DI, it can print from A6 to large banners but stick with the Kord if you can afford it. It is very versatile and rugged.

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Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 2:26pm On Feb 12, 2015
blink182:
Kord is a reliable and serviceable brand of printer. Stick with it. The modern printing machine is DI, it can print from A6 to large banners but stick with the Kord if you can afford it. It is very versatile and rugged.

Thanks so much sir. I Intends to go into the market soon for pricing of the machines. Can you please list the advantages of a Kord machine over D1, and vice versa.

Sorry for my disturbance, I just wanna be fully informed before going into the market.
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Nobody: 3:05pm On Feb 12, 2015
Ikonz:


Thanks so much sir. I Intends to go into the market soon for pricing of the machines. Can you please list the advantages of a Kord machine over D1, and vice versa.

Sorry for my disturbance, I just wanna be fully informed before going into the market.
DI is an expensive machine that aside, it beats the Kord hands down. With di you do not develop printing films and plates instead the printer can be hooked to a computer and you simply click print. You can print 1 copy of a job or print 20, 000 copies the di is always ready to deliver unlike Kord where you have to print at least a thousand copies for the job to make economic sense. Depending on what you can afford, the di can print and with accessories act as a guillotine or dye cutter. As in with a di, all you have to do is click print and it prints, cut and arrange.

With the Kord after designing, you save the job as bitmap to enable colour separation, then it goes for film development, where cyan, magenta, yellow and black films are developed then those films are given to lithographer to etch on plates with light, those plates are then fixed to the Kord machine starting with yellow, then magenta, then cyan and black. There is a cross on each plate with which colour lapping is tested, if your Kord operator is impatient the print will not show, in printing when a print does not show, it means the 4 colours did not lap. Some clients might overlook such shoddy jobs but some are very critical.

if money is no object, get a small di machine but even that won't cost less than N15m but the advantages over the Kord are just too much.
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 3:45pm On Feb 12, 2015
blink182:
DI is an expensive machine that aside, it beats the Kord hands down. With di you do not develop printing films and plates instead the printer can be hooked to a computer and you simply click print. You can print 1 copy of a job or print 20, 000 copies the di is always ready to deliver unlike Kord where you have to print at least a thousand copies for the job to make economic sense. Depending on what you can afford, the di can print and with accessories act as a guillotine or dye cutter. As in with a di, all you have to do is click print and it prints, cut and arrange.

With the Kord after designing, you save the job as bitmap to enable colour separation, then it goes for film development, where cyan, magenta, yellow and black films are developed then those films are given to lithographer to etch on plates with light, those plates are then fixed to the Kord machine starting with yellow, then magenta, then cyan and black. There is a cross on each plate with which colour lapping is tested, if your Kord operator is impatient the print will not show, in printing when a print does not show, it means the 4 colours did not lap. Some clients might overlook such shoddy jobs but some are very critical.

if money is no object, get a small di machine but even that won't cost less than N15m but the advantages over the Kord are just too much.

Oga blink, I was actually enjoying your post, reading along and comprehending fully, until you mentioned the cost of a D1 machine (event a small one as you said). Haa!!

Truth be told, my budget is around 2mil, what of a fairly used D1 machine?

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Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Nobody: 4:29pm On Feb 12, 2015
Ikonz:


Oga blink, I was actually enjoying your post, reading along and comprehending fully, until you mentioned the cost of a D1 machine (event a small one as you said). Haa!!

Truth be told, my budget is around 2mil, what of a fairly used D1 machine?
You did not read what I said DI does? Better soup na money kill am grin

I will not lie to you, N2m will not get you a good kord, you will end up buying scrap and try servicing it to work, most times those machines can not print properly. A good kord is like N5m, the printer is outdated but in the hands of a pro it can do wonders. I suggest you start with souvenir printing for mugs, heat transfer on t-shirts and others or you could purchase a heidelberg guillotine for cutting alone, if you are in the midst of a lot of printers you would smile to the bank. All you do is cut paper to specification and the machine is easy to operate, you could bag N5k easy everyday, when I was doing my industrial training, the press I worked had 3 one colour kord, one 4 colour speedmaster, a guillotine and dye cutter. The guillotine alone grossed at least N10k daily in day shift, the press ran 24 hours.

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Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 2:22am On Feb 13, 2015
blink182:
You did not read what I said DI does? Better soup na money kill am grin

I will not lie to you, N2m will not get you a good kord, you will end up buying scrap and try servicing it to work, most times those machines can not print properly. A good kord is like N5m, the printer is outdated but in the hands of a pro it can do wonders. I suggest you start with souvenir printing for mugs, heat transfer on t-shirts and others or you could purchase a heidelberg guillotine for cutting alone, if you are in the midst of a lot of printers you would smile to the bank. All you do is cut paper to specification and the machine is easy to operate, you could bag N5k easy everyday, when I was doing my industrial training, the press I worked had 3 one colour kord, one 4 colour speedmaster, a guillotine and dye cutter. The guillotine alone grossed at least N10k daily in day shift, the press ran 24 hours.

I sent you a p.m. Reply with your whatsapp phone number
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by badpeople: 7:16am On Feb 13, 2015
Ikonz:


I sent you a p.m. Reply with your whatsapp phone number

We are importers of printing machinery, with years of experience, we based in Lagos, getting touch with us nw

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Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 7:52am On Feb 13, 2015
badpeople:


We are importers of printing machinery, with years of experience, we based in Lagos, getting touch with us nw

Sorry, but what kind of username are you using to do business? I mean what do think someone will have in mind when he/she see bad people coming for a business deal?

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Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by badpeople: 9:14am On Feb 13, 2015
Ikonz:


Sorry, but what kind of username are you using to do business? I mean what do think someone will have in mind when he/she see bad people coming for a business deal?
Aaaaaahhh laughing in Spanish style, dta username means we are waging war against the bad people, bad leaders in our society, it's got nothing to do with bussines, you can check our profile on this forum to see our history, our companies name remained DRILLPRINTS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED(RC:689647) we are importers of used printing machinery from abroad since 2007, our website is down for now but pm us so we can relate with you

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Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 10:26am On Feb 13, 2015
badpeople:

Aaaaaahhh laughing in Spanish style, dta username means we are waging war against the bad people, bad leaders in our society, it's got nothing to do with bussines, you can check our profile on this forum to see our history, our companies name remained DRILLPRINTS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED(RC:689647) we are importers of used printing machinery from abroad since 2007, our website is down for now but pm us so we can relate with you

ok, I just checked your nairaland profile and I didnt see any thread talking about imported and fairly used printing machines

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Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by felifeli: 9:54am On Apr 17, 2015
I am looking for a small DI machine for printing up to A2/A3
can anyone suggest where to buy and price
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 4:38am On Apr 18, 2015
felifeli:
I am looking for a small DI machine for printing up to A2/A3
can anyone suggest where to buy and price

that's a good question, & I will even like to know the different types of DI printing Machine
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by Ikonz(m): 7:13am On May 06, 2015
Thanks to all that contributed to this thread, I have already started the training on this at a printing company in Owerri for over a month now. Intends to round up in 4 months time
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by walexsho(m): 11:08am On Aug 01, 2015
House, please help me out on where I can have the apprenticeship in Otta Ogun State, or Ikeja Lagos state
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Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by walexsho(m): 5:25pm On Aug 01, 2015
walexsho:
House, please help me out on where I can have the apprenticeship in Otta Ogun State, or Ikeja Lagos state
Helloooooooo
Re: I Need Ideas On Printing Press/company Start-up And Requirements by lexaydfg(m): 12:58pm On Aug 03, 2015
Hello Op, i hope you have started your busines and i wish you success.
I want to go into the printing of exercise books for a start, please how much will it cost me to start-up the biz?

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