Making money with large format printing in Nigeria
There are tons of money to make printing with large format printer, if you know the right approach. The first thing you should know is that large format printing is the printing of banners,posters both flex and sav and also the printing of car banners. Any printing that involves large printing bigger than the traditional A4 printing. Most of these large format printer are Chinese made printers which you will see in a Nigerian market abundantly .
Now you main customers will be churches, mosques, schools,exhibition centers etc. Standard banner size is 6 feet wide,10 feet wide and unlimited feet long.Let us say a customer want to print 6 feet by 12 feet banner. Multiply 6 by 12 which gives 72. Standard cost per feet is N60 to N100. Due to the nature of the Nigerian market, the cheaper the better. So 72 multiply by 60 will give you N4320. Printing 5 of these a day gives over N20,000. Do the math for one month and see how profitable it is !
You will also need 4 bottles of ink and flex and sav roll of papers for your printing. You will need a dedicated computer running windows XP/Vista attached permanently to the large format printer. Reason for this is that softwares needed to run your large format printer works best with window XP or Windows Vista
Do not made the mistake of buying HP design-jet printers. The print out of such machines cannot withstand outdoor rain or sunshine. The printout will fade in a day or two. The business of large format printing is always outdoor.
You will also be needing a very good location if you want to make money with large format printing. Due to Nigeria factors, get your self situated in a good business district most preferable along the road where people will see you outdoor adverts. You must clad your large format printing location with adverts done with your large format printer so people can see what you do. You should use the flex paper to clad the front of your office/shop with large format printing advert.
Also try and get a good support staff who will be cleaning the print head for you everytime