Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No
The most common use for silk-screen printingis with clothing, especially T-shirts. However, silk-screen printingequipment can be used for printing logos and images on a variety ofproducts such as mouse pads, bumper stickers, heat transfers, showercurtains, binder covers, furniture and sports items, just to mention afew.
Still, it’s often better to stick with what traditionally willgenerate revenue for a business, and in this case that meanssilk-screening T-shirts, hats, jackets and sweatshirts for corporatepromotional wear, gifts, sports uniforms and special events. The profitpotential is great for a silk-screening business as T-shirts can bepurchased wholesale for less than $5 each and the ink used to print theimage adds up to only a few cents per printed item. Simply securingorders for 500 printed T-shirts a week and charging only $10 each forthe shirt and the printing can generate a gross profit in excess of$100,000 per year–a compelling reason to start your own home basedsilk-screening business today.