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sticker making business idea

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by soulflow, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. soulflow

    soulflow New Member

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    i was thinking of starting a sticker making business. what kind of equuipment would i need to make any kind of sticker someone might want?
     
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  2. jdb

    jdb Active Member

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    If you are just going to be making stickers get set up in screen printing. If on the other hand you want to make signs you'd better be prepared to invest a lot of time and about $5000. minimum to get started...is it stickers or signs you where interested in getting into?
     
  3. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    This is a basic question to ask here that is talked about every day. Please start your quest by looking through archives here. There are many answers and not all people will have the same answer for you....
     
  4. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    screen printing is the best
    but mostly for the larger quantities
    then you need some sort of cutter and maybe a die cutter
    best bet is to go digital w/ a plotter (gerber edge and or roland)
    alot of things involved here
    what equipment do you have now
     
  5. Jon Aston

    Jon Aston Very Active Member

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    What kind of "stickers", for what market?
     
  6. stickerguynyc

    stickerguynyc Member

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    sticker

    i start selling sticker for car too and you will need like $4G to start pm me I help you start it...
     
  7. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    you "stick" to stickers.....

    I'll make signs and do vinyl application.
     
  8. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    To me, making "stickers" is a commodity market and not a custom market like vehicle graphics and signs. In this regard, you'll be competing with the lowest price for any given application, someplace I care to never go with my business. In the 4+ years I've been at this, there's only been a handful of jobs I've done for a large qty of decals/stickers. This just isn't the market I care to be in, but if that's your thing, go for it. If you really want to be able to compete, it will likely be with screen printing as has been expressed already. Sure, you can do it with a digital printer, but they really aren't going to be able to compete price-wise with a good screen printer.
     
  9. dswanson

    dswanson Member

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    thank you Shovelhead I agree 100% but if you want to be able to make "any kind of STICKER" I cringe just typing that word, as you asked. Prepare to spend a nice chunk of money on a very large variety of equipment and supplies
     
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