Setting Up A Printing Press


Business Overview

The printing industry has evolved over time resulting in modern printing technologies. The primary aim of the printing is to convey a client’s (businesses, organizations, government, individual etc.) message to its target audience on some form of published material, whether it is a business card, magazine, book, fliers, brochure, directory, or product packaging. Businesses in the printing industry take the client’s message, design, lay it out, and print the end product. Hence printing products are found virtually in all aspect of our lives.


Market Prospects

Nigeria has population of more than 200 million comprising of over 37 million SME’s, numerous corporate businesses, churches and organizations which spends on printed materials for advertisement, branding etc. This translates into a huge market size for the print industry.


The print marketing has only continued to grow and evolve alongside the upsurge of new technology; over 76% of businesses have recorded success in employing a strategy that encompasses a combination of both print and digital communication.


Raw Materials

The major raw materials required in printing are paper and ink for the production of different print materials.


Equipment Needed

The HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press machine can print on over 3,000 different substrates. Applications include: Security Packaging, Photobooks, Canvas, metalized paper, Plastics, Corporate Communications e.t.c.


The sequence for the printing is stated below:

Graphic Design: The graphic design stage includes concepting, page layout, typography, illustration, photography selection, color decisions, and producing final computer files.


Prepress and the proofing process: Prepress refers to all the print production functions that take place from the moment the files are sent to the printer to the actual printing.

Printing (offset/digital): Printing is the mechanical process of applying ink to paper using an offset or digital press.


Bindery/Finishing: After a job is printed, the next stage includes one or many steps depending on the end product: cutting/trimming, folding, laminating, scoring, perforating, stitching, and binding. The last step in the bindery stage includes packaging for delivery.



The use of marketing officers is imperative to reach out to organisations about the printing services. Furthermore advertising will play a major role in creating awareness for the printing press. The printing press will offer pick up services from the factory as well as delivery to client’s doorstep.

Promoter’s Qualifications              

The promoter(s)/ Manager should be experienced in business management and have supervisory skills.

Manpower Requirement

A total of 10 staff is required in the short-term operations of the printing press. They are Skilled Worker -5, factory workers-4 and Security Operative – 1

Estimated Start-Up Cost: –   N800,000,000              for the machine listed here.   

Potential Net Profit:-                        N 100,000,000  – N150,000,000. per annum


Source of Funding: Bank of Industry Loan


This profile, or any similar one, can be developed into a bankable proposal for any interested investor. For further clarification, do contact our offices in the address stated below.


Michael Stevens Consulting (An accredited Bank of Industry’s BDSP)

22B Rafiu Shittu Street, Alaka Estate


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