What about you? Hope fine! Okay, today I will discus about “printing and publication business in Bangladesh”. Bangladesh is a high populated country in the earth. We have more than 160 million of population. We are (Bangladeshi People) the ranked 1 of the jobless graduates. It’s the not place of our proud. We need to create too many source of self employment to exit from this situation.
Printing and publication business can be a best effort to increase our self employment opportunities. Because you do not need big investment for starting this business but you can earn a handsome amount per month which may be more than an average monthly job salary.
What you need to make this business.
You don’t need any own shop/office/showroom for the starting your business. You can start this in your home even in your bed (hahahahaha). And also you need a computer for designing.
You need to become a graphic designer. I have to know about proper knowledge of Adobe illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. If you not a graphic designer so you can take a “Graphic Design” training from any city of Bangladesh. There have many good institution in Dhaka and Chittagong in the country. It take 3 to 6 month to complete the course properly. May be course fee will BDT 5000/= to 10,000/=.
Our training institutions are train you properly only the designing part of the business. They will not introduce you to market palce of this business and other matter of this business. For this reason we have too many graphic designer in jobless. So you have to collect proper knowledge about the marketplace and industry of “Printing and Publication Business” . I will try to introduce you about this industry.
There have too many kinds of clients in this marketplace. Because all kinds business, services and many kinds of people needs the Printing and Publication. You can find your clients any where. But You have to know where you go to hardcopy print of your design. But also it’s not a difficult question. If your city is Dhaka than you can find many press in Arambag, Fakirapoole & Poltan area and if your city is Chittagong so you can find in Andorkilla, Jamalkhan and Chawkbazar. And other type of ingredient like paper, ink, plate or film creating shop, binder, cutter, die cutter etc. also available in these area.
How to make hard copy print from a design.
At first you have to make plates, film or tracing copy of the design. You you designed with 1 color you make a plate or film only. If you designed with 2 color you have to make 2 plates (Each color need a plat) and if you have designed with 4 color than you can make 4 Plates (Each color need a plat). 4 color design means all color design. For hard copy printing you must design with CMYK format (Vector Design).
Before creating plates or film you have to know about your printing page size. Commonly 4 kinds of size press much use in here. Mini Press- maximum 9″x 14″, Single DIM press maximum size 18″ x23″ (actual 17×22), double DIM 1- 20″x30″ (19″x29″) and double DIM2 press is 22″x35″ (more size available but these are not common). If you designed for mini press so you can use trace or film. Usually trace copy use for one color design only. So you have to appointed your design according to your press. This is the real expertise of this business. Because you can save your cost if you can create a good alignment of your design into the plates. Example your client’s ordered you 8″x5″ size memo for 10 Books (200 Page per book). So you can make it by trace if it designed by 1 color and you can print this by mini press. But you make a trace with single copy so it will not cheap. You can make a trace 8.5″x11″ (Called A4 Size). Than per impression (per printing is called per impression) you will get 2 copy of page. So you need only 1000 impression to complete this printing. And Press demand lot is 1000 impression per lot. So you can save 1 lot printing cost with this technique. I hope you will learn all the technique so quickly when you start the business.
After plat you have informed about paper. More kinds of paper and many kinds of paper size available in here but commonly use 23″x36 and 20″x30″ paper and 80GSM (Grams Per Square Meter) , 70 GSM, 100 GSM most commonly use. But you can resize your paper sheet any time in here. So you have to make a good sense to less of wastes. Example if you designed or your plate size 8.5″x11″ than you have to buy 23″x36″ size paper. 1 rim paper have 20 dista so you need 5 dista (.25 rim) paper of 23″x36″ size paper. But you need 2.5 dista 80 or 70 GSM paper and 2.5 dista some less quality paper because a memo or invoice have 2 page per unit (1 unit 1 Serial Number) and 1st page is main page and 2nd page is carbon page so you can use less quality paper for carbon page.
After the print you have to contact a binder to bind this. Binder will cut according to size and bind. But some of mater don’t need to bind like Poster, Leaflet etc. then you have to contact with cutting man to cut your matter according your design.
You must take advance minimum 50% amounts of total cost from your clients before start working. And most careful about proof. Best technique is take a printout of design and signed by clients before printing of the order.
So we can estimate now about investment to start Printing and publication Business in Bangladesh.
1. A computer = BDT 10000 to BDT 15000
2. A pendrive = BDT 300 to BDT 500
3. Running Capital = BDT 2000 to 5000
4. Training Cost= BDT 5000 to BDT 10000 (if you not a Graphic designer yet )
5. Trade License/ TIN etc.= BDT 1000 to BDT 2000 per year (you can delayed up to 6 month)
Total= 15000/= to 30000/=
Approximate monthly income BDT 8000 to 50000 (According to client response)
If you need more help to know about this business please contact with us (by this Amethyst contact page).