30+ Business Ideas You Can Start Using A Sublimation Printer [2022]

30+ Business Ideas You Can Start Using A Sublimation Printer [2022]

Interested in starting a sublimation printer business in 2022?

We put together 30 of the best sublimation printer businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other sublimation printer businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a 3d printing business ($3.96M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$42,000 — $330,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$407,500
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills

Roy Kirchner from Odesa, Odesa Oblast, Ukraine started Ultimate 3D Printing Store about 7 years ago, a 3d printing business.

  • Revenue: $330,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Odesa, Odesa Oblast, Ukraine

Case Study

In 2014, I was one-half of a partnership working primarily in advertising and marketing. At that time, my partner and I were successful and wanted to explore other verticals. We began working with a client who had a product that we believed was singular and unique throughout the world, and we put forward a significant amount of capital out of our own pockets to try and develop that product, only to reach a point where the deal went south and litigation ensued.

Make plans to do things as a family, and do your best not to let work interfere with those moments, but know that there are going to be times when you will have to sacrifice an outing, a dinner date, a holiday weekend.

In trying to think outside the box and figure out a way to create a similar product, I found myself for the first time in an innovation lab in Tampa, Florida, where I saw a 3D printer in operation for the first time. I couldn’t look away. I realized immediately that 3D printing had the potential to change the world as it became more integrated into daily business activities such as manufacturing. That’s when I decided to leap of faith.

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2. Start a mouse mats making business

Examples of a successful mouse mats making business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mouse mats making business:

Learn more about starting a mouse mats making business ➜

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3. Start an ATM printing slip manufacturing business ($6M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$500,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful ATM printing slip manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an ATM printing slip manufacturing business ➜

Case Study

Greetings, I am Frank Ouyang, the sales director of Panda Paper Roll Company. I run Panda Paper Roll, a company that aims to provide paper roll products and solutions to businesses worldwide.

The flagship product of our company is the thermal paper roll product, but our label rolls have become increasingly popular as well. Our annual sales range between $10M/year. We are extremely proud of how far we have come.

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4. Start a niche greeting cards business

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $100,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful niche greeting cards business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a niche greeting cards business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a niche greeting cards business ➜

Case Study

I am Travis Peterson and started Joker Greeting. We make original prank gifts and prank non-gifts for friends, family, and offices. It all started with a non-stop musical greeting card that looped for 3-6 hours.

For 2.5 years, I have been working on making musical greeting cards interesting again. To be clear, I never intended on making a greeting card or joke company, but we launched on Kickstarter and raised $92,073 in 30 days with no marketing, so I decided to give it a shot.

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5. Start a laser cut coasters business

Examples of a successful laser cut coasters business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a laser cut coasters business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a laser cut coasters business ➜

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6. Start a sign holders business

Examples of a successful sign holders business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sign holders business:

Learn more about starting a sign holders business ➜

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7. Start a cardboard box printing business

Examples of a successful cardboard box printing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cardboard box printing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cardboard box printing business ➜

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8. Start a mugs printing business

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful mugs printing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mugs printing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mugs printing business ➜

Case Study

My name is Olawale Awani, I started an online printing business to help small businesses have access to professional design and print services using a technology platform (website and social media accounts). The primary products and services are customized printed products, marketing materials, and promotional items.

We currently service about 5,000 active customers with an average $25,000 monthly revenue and a net profit of 20% margin. We have a monthly order fulfillment of about 500 orders monthly with 10 employees and about two dedicated to phone support.

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9. Start a children's designer clothing business

Examples of a successful children's designer clothing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a children's designer clothing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a children's designer clothing business ➜

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10. Start a flex printing business

Examples of a successful flex printing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a flex printing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a flex printing business ➜

11. Start a brochures printing business

Examples of a successful brochures printing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a brochures printing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a brochures printing business ➜

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12. Start a textile printing business

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful textile printing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a textile printing business:

Learn more about starting a textile printing business ➜

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.

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13. Start a promotional sticker printing business

How Much Can You Make?
$83,333 — $275,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful promotional sticker printing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a promotional sticker printing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a promotional sticker printing business ➜

Case Study

My name is Vladimir Gendelman, and I am the Founder and CEO of Company Folders, Inc. We are the ultimate boutique presentation folder company. I founded the company in 2003, and since then, we have won multiple awards, including making Inc.’s list of 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America for three consecutive years. We have the largest selection of folders available anywhere, and we serve everyone from the travel agent working at home to schools and universities, government organizations, and large companies such as Google, Chick-fil-A, Sony, MGM, and the NFL.

Our main product lines are presentation folders, 3-ring bindersand envelopes. And our flagship product is a two-pocket presentation folder. We have printed over 20 million products for over 5,000 loyal clients. Our blog and design gallery have seen more than 5.5 million readers. We have hundreds of Google reviews with an average rating of 5 stars, and we’ve been featured in over 500 publications, including Forbes and Time.

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14. Start an ornament making business

Examples of a successful ornament making business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a ornament making business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an ornament making business ➜

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15. Start a puzzle and game books business

Examples of a successful puzzle and game books business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a puzzle and game books business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a puzzle and game books business ➜

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16. Start an invitation business

Examples of a successful invitation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a invitation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an invitation business ➜

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17. Start a customizable accessory business

Examples of a successful customizable accessory business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a customizable accessory business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a customizable accessory business ➜

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18. Start a printable sales business

Examples of a successful printable sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a printable sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a printable sales business ➜

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19. Start a carbon offsetting business

Average Initial Investment
$5,000,000
Skills

Examples of a successful carbon offsetting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a carbon offsetting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a carbon offsetting business ➜

Case Study

My Co-Founders built and monitored the carbon offsetting module for an international airline and discovered four things:

  • There was no “off the shelf” solution. It cost half a million to custom build the offsetting software, took a long time, and cost about $150k per annum to continue running the program and software updates. The idea was formed to build a better platform that included full transparency & traceability of each offset, and in turn, provide better ability to highlight the more expensive but much higher impact projects we need to be funding. The fact that airlines could save money at the same time by making it a plug-in to their e-commerce solutions was compelling. The founders of CarbonClick got together as we all had a shared purpose and passion for sustainability and bettering our planet. We all knew of each other through the Aviation sector and this led us to come together to offer a solution that is more accessible, trustworthy, meaningful, and most of all, simple.

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20. Start a package design business

How Much Can You Make?
$16,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$200,000
Skills

Examples of a successful package design business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a package design business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a package design business ➜

Case Study

Hello, my name is Yuki Lee. I'm the co-founder of Bagitan Packaging Company - a company that produces paper packaging products in China. Our primary products are paper bags, food packaging, foil packaging, and other disposable packaging products used in restaurants and takeout meals.

Since our inception in 2008, we have expanded into a company with annual net revenue of $200,000 and over 50 employees. It has been an incredible experience working with my partner - Frank Ouyang, he created the company Panda Paper Roll (see the story here), and we have learned many lessons along the way. I hope our experiences will be helpful to other entrepreneurs who are looking to start their own business in China.

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21. Start a wallpaper business

Examples of a successful wallpaper business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wallpaper business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a wallpaper business ➜

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22. Start an art headboards business

Examples of a successful art headboards business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a art headboards business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an art headboards business ➜

23. Start a guitar picks business

Examples of a successful guitar picks business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a guitar picks business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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24. Become a t-shirt designer business

How Much Can You Make?
$6,600 — $101,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful t-shirt designer business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a t-shirt designer business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a t-shirt designer business ➜

Case Study

Hi, I am Alex Dumitru and I am a co-founder at Designious. Designious is a graphic design library that provides extra tools like an online designer app and an API that helps both graphic designers and print-on-demand entrepreneurs. At the moment we make around $12-13k per month.

My background is in IT and business development, but I’ve worn many hats along the way, from sales to customer support.

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25. Start a marketing kits business

Examples of a successful marketing kits business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a marketing kits business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a marketing kits business ➜

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26. Start a digital printing press business

Examples of a successful digital printing press business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a digital printing press business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a digital printing press business ➜

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27. Start a pizza boxes business

Examples of a successful pizza boxes business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a pizza boxes business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pizza boxes business ➜

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28. Start a xerox shop

Examples of a successful xerox shop:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a xerox shop:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a xerox shop ➜

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29. Start a pet tags production business

How Much Can You Make?
$50,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful pet tags production business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a pet tags production business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pet tags production business ➜

Case Study

We are Rob Williams and Tom Lovelace, Directors and Founders of Hawthorn, clothing manufacturers, based in the UK. Hawthorn was founded in 2014, however, we have personally been in the fashion industry for around 9 years now, having started clothing brands before starting Hawthorn.

Hawthorn has come a very long way from the first iteration. We initially set out to be an “all things to all people” business, offering every conceivable thing imaginable that a clothing brand might eventually want, including eyewear, footwear, and leather goods. We quickly realized that although we had the capability to produce these items, our time was best spent honing the service that is central to our business; men’s casual clothing. Our website has been through around 8 versions, and we’ve learned a lot during our entrepreneurial journey.

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30. Start a phone case designing business

How Much Can You Make?
$120,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful phone case designing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a phone case designing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a phone case designing business ➜

Case Study

Hi, I’m Andrew Moore, the founder, and designer at Felony Case, a Toronto based company designing unique iPhone cases. I founded Felony Case in 2012, and since then we’ve created several flagship iPhone case designs.

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