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How To Set Up a Print Shop

If you’re starting a print shop, there are a few things you need to think about. From the equipment you need to the layout of your shop, here are some tips to help you get started…

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Your Shop’s Materials

To start a print shop, you’ll need some supplies and equipment. This is especially the case if you’re starting from scratch and don’t have a printer already. Here are some tips to help you choose the right materials:

  • Make sure the printer is able to handle large prints. A large print is one that exceeds two inches by two inches.
  • Choose a printer that is easy to set up and use. You don’t want to have to struggle to get everything set up when you first start out.
  • Make sure the inks you’re using are clear and bright.
  • Choose a paper that is high quality and will give your prints a good look. You don’t want your prints to come out looking like they were printed on cheap paper.
  • Experiment with different blades to see what works best for your prints. Metal blades are a viable option for some people, while composite or plastic blades are better for others.

Your Shop’s Layout

When you first start printing, you should consider the layout of your shop so that everything’s easy to find and use. Your shop should have enough space to accommodate your printer, supplies, and any other necessary equipment. You should also keep everything neat and tidy, especially if your clients will be entering your shop.

With a printing business, you can get paid to do what you love and network with like-minded people. Just make sure that you’re organized and have a solid plan from the get-go. Once you have momentum, there’s no telling what you can achieve with your new shop.