Diligence and Thriftiness In Commercial Printing

August 25, 2011 by  Filed under: Advertising 

The thriftiest people are also the wealthiest. This does not only apply on a personal level but also in business. This is what made one local commercial printer very successful not only in business but also in life.

While many will think that printing is just small business, it is not so, especially if you combine good contacts, hard work, dedication to quality, as well as diligence and thriftiness into the picture. While commercial printing may look like a complicated business for some people, for those in the business, it is as simple as 1-2-3. Just like any other business, you can also start small and just build it up with rolling capital. However, unlike other businesses, the initial investment here is quite big because of the machineries and equipment involved. These can entail big capital.

The four major initial expenditures would be office equipment, printing machineries, office space rental, and the operational costs for probably the first six months of business. The office equipment needed will include computers, printers, fax machine, internet, phones, mobile phones, and the like. In the printing department, you will need a color separation machine, plating machine, the offset or digital printer, cutter, and the like. For the office space rental, you can start small, depending on the number of printing equipment you have. These take up so much floor space because these can be huge. Then you have to consider your personnel as well as the stock room for supplies.

You do not have to start with a flashy and classy office for your business. All you need is a commercial space so that you can have a front office for your transactions. If the floor area in the commercial district is too expensive, do not put your printing there. If you want, you can only put your front office and creative area there and then put your print production area somewhere in the suburbs. You can rent a warehouse type of space because after all, you do not need much air-conditioning and beautification of the area. This will save you a lot in terms of rent and electricity because rates for both are higher in a commercial district than in the suburbs.

While it is nice to have a nice, brand new delivery van for your orders, you can start with a good as new second hand vehicle. This way, you get it cheaper and you are protected from initial depreciation of new vehicles. Initially, you can just even rent a vehicle if it is necessary that you have to make deliveries. After all, in the initial stages, your delivery will not be every day as you still try to build up your business. Some clients will opt to just pick up their jobs when done.

There are so many ways that you can save as a printer. You can start small in your operations and just continue to add equipment and expand as the money becomes available and if there is a demand. You can create the demand. Just be diligence and do not spend your income in flashy operational stuff that is not necessary in commercial printing operations. Just remember that the money you do not spend is savings, income, and then profit for your company and eventually for you.

Kaye Z. Marks is an avid writer and follower of the developments in commercial printing technologies by a commercial printing company that help businesses in their marketing and advertising campaigns.

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