5 Digital Printing Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: January 18th, 2023
Start A Digital Printing Business

Digital printing is a more flexible and cost-effective option than offset print. It is popular for its quality and ease of use. You don’t need to take the mechanical steps that are essential in offset printing, which makes it much more popular.

Digital printing is a fast-growing industry that allows you to print high-quality images, text, and symbols on your own products. It also allows you to customize printed products with various materials, such as different inks and paper, or you can use pre-made pages and print them using a digital printer.

A Digital printing business is a simple and easy way to start a small business. It requires less investment as compared to other types of printing business ideas.

The average hourly wage for a Digital Print Operator in the United States is $17, but salaries can range from $16 to $19 per hour.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a Digital Printing Business:

1. DesignNBuy INC ($12M/year)

Abhishek Agarwal (from Irving) started DesignNBuy INC over 14 years ago.

$1M / month
2 founders / 60 employees

Case Study

Hello. I am Abhishek Agarwal the CMO of two successful IT business ventures - Design’N’Buy & DesignRiver.co.

Our hard work and struggle helped us earn a turnover of 1.5 million dollars and 1000+ clients across 60+ countries currently and now we are expecting a growth of 50% in 2021-22 financial year.


2. Sttark ($12M/year)

Dan Frist (from Greenville, SC, USA) started Sttark about 19 years ago.

$1M / month
1 founders / 13 employees

Case Study

I’m Dan Frist and I own Frontier Label. Frontier Label is a full e-commerce digital label printing company in Greenville, SC. We print labels for companies of all sizes in countless industries.


Learn more about starting a Digital Printing Business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a Digital Printing Business?
-> Pros and cons of a Digital Printing Business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established Digital Printing Business
-> Marketing ideas for a Digital Printing Business

Other resources

-> Digital printing business tips

4. MOO ($75M/year)

The startup podcast with more than 500 episodes to help you launch and grow. 10 million+ downloads. 500+ five-star reviews.

Richard Moross (from London, UK) started MOO over 17 years ago.

$6.25M / month
1 founders / 559 employees

Case Study

Richard Moross started MOO, an online printing & designing business that manufactures and sells premium print and branded stuff for corporate customers worldwide.

MOO was founded in 2006 to disrupt the trillion-dollar global print business by merging the ideals of professional design with the web’s affordability and reach.

The company started as a business card printer, and its product range has expanded to include, postcards, greeting cards, stationery, drinkware, accessories, and other custom products.

This technology-focused manufacturing company has become one of the world’s fastest-growing print firms, with over 400 workers in the UK and US, including London, Boston, Lincoln, RI, and Denver, CO.

The founder has been working in the design industry for an extended period and wanted to have something of his own where he can make the design more accessible for people by integrating design with technology. This led to him starting his company.

MOO acquired big-level investors in their institutional Series A round to expand the business. Index and Atlas are the investors who saw potential in the business and decided to join with MOO to take it to the next level.

The founder was named to the Times Newspaper’s '40 Under 40’ list, the Telegraph Newspaper’s '100 Most Influential People in Technology, and the 1,000 ‘Most Powerful People in British Business.’

In addition to his daily work, he has served as an FTSE 250 NED, a board member of the Young President’s Organization, and an active mentor to early-stage entrepreneurs and firms in the UK startup ecosystem.

Today, MOO has hundreds of thousands of customers in more than 190 countries.


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