The printing business is still arguably one of the flourishing businesses in Nigeria as of date, and it will continue to be for a long time especially with the new awakening for more designs and packaging in Nigeria.
In the introduction of the series, we talked about how the printing business is viable in Nigeria, and some important things that you also need to know about the industry, you can check that out here https://mobizone.ng/introduction-ultimate-guide-starting-printing-press-business-nigeria/
The machines that you use is very important in the printing business, therefore, before you go into the printing press business, you need to know what machines you need to use and how they work.
This might look so basic, but believe me, without it, you have no design. Apart from designing with computers, most of the machines that are available for the type of printing works that are relevant these days need a computer for it to work, therefore when you are planning to buy any machine for your printing business make sure the computer is top on your list.
Kord Impression Machine
This machine can print at a maximum speed of 6,000 sheets per hour with accurate registration gauge, maximum paper A2 size.
Speed Master, Perfecto
This is a 2-colour heavy duty off-set printing machine with the maximum speed of 22,000 sheets per hour (it can print two colours simultaneously and print both front and back (perfecting) on maximum A1 (24/2” x 36”) paper size.
Sord-Z Two-colour heavy-duty printing machine
This machine has the maximum speed of 12,000 sheets per hour (it can print two colour instantaneously) on maximum paper size A1 (24/2” x 36”);
M.O.VP-S 4-colour heavy duty off-set Printing Machine
This machine can print at a maximum speed of 8,000 sheets per hour with accurate registration gauge, maximum paper A2 size. It is good for process colour printing.
GTO; One colour off-set Printing Machine
It can print at a maximum speed of 6,000 sheets per hour with accurate registration gauge, maximum paper A3 size. It is good for perforation, numbering, scoring etc.
Heideiberg Platen Letter Press Machine:
it is very fast, for numbering, with a capacity of 5,000 sheets per hour, also does perforating, scoring etc.
Polar 82 Guiloting Machine
This cutting machine makes it easy to trimmed and parcel the printed job.
These are some other machines that are needed to get a finished job
- Wohlenberg 115 Guillotine (Cutting) Machine;
- Folding Machine(2nos.);
- Sewing Machine, Stitching Machine (2nos.), 1no.
- Automatic s-head stitcher; Gluing Machine,
- Numbering machine (6nos.); Electrified Perforating machine,
- Nipping Press machine, A1 size Laminating and Rimming machines.
In our Ultimate printing press business guide, you will get to see how to print basic materials like handbills and flyers