Personalised mug printing is a high margin business but because it is a novelty business where you located is important, you need a place where lots of people will see your shop or stall. As for the business itself it’s simple. People will bring you photos, via email, memory card, flash drive or even to scan. All you must do is create a template on your computer with the right dimensions and drop the photo in. People can decide whether to have a photo on one side of the mug, on both sides or a full wraparound (usually used for a group photo).
Target market: People looking for personlised gifts
Marketing ideas: Best suited for a high volume area where there is lots of foot traffic. You can sublet space if necessary as you don’t need a large footprint to operate from.
Equipment needed: Computer or laptop with scanner, sublimation printer
Materials needed: Blank mugs, heat transfer paper, sublimation ink
Startup cost: < R5000
More details: Print and Sell Personalised Mugs
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Industry: Gift, Sublimation printing, Novelty printing
Type of business: Manufacturing