How long does it take to invest in UV flatbed printers to payback?

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With the maturity of UV flatbed printer technology, the scope of its application has become more and more extensive. Coupled with the country’s strict environmental protection inspections, many screen printing manufacturers have begun to transform into the UV industry. For investment in UV flatbed printers, everyone is most concerned about How long will it take to pay back? This is indeed a question that must be considered. It concerns whether most people dare to invest in this area. Today, the Micolorprint editor makes the following analysis on how long it takes to pay back for different industries.

        Because different industries have different profit ratios, different speeds of cost recovery, different amounts of investment, different types and quantities of equipment, and different sizes, models, and configurations of UV printers required!

        UV printers are suitable for decoration, decoration industry, glass industry, building materials and furniture sliding door industry, advertising sign industry, exhibition industry, packaging industry, leather textile industry, etc. UV printers have a wide range of printing materials, and flexible media such as timely stickers, PVC, reflective film , Canvas, carpet, leather, etc.; rigid media such as glass, ceramic tiles, metal, ceilings, aluminum panels, wood panels, door panels, acrylic panels, plexiglass panels, foam panels, corrugated cardboard, etc.

One. UV flatbed printers are used in the home improvement industry

UV printers have always been the new darling of the home improvement industry. Since the emergence of UV printers, the home improvement industry has been smooth! So many people began to buy UV printers to engage in the home improvement industry. The home improvement industry is divided into home decoration paintings, TV background walls, integrated wall panels, porches, etc.

Analysis of equipment needed in the home improvement industry:

1) UV printer: 

It can only print flat effect or 3D relief effect, and the investment cost is low 30,000-60,000 RMB, basically, according to the current market conditions, the cost of a square background wall is 60-80 yuan/square, and the price is 180-300 yuan/square, based on this calculation, basically pay back within 8-12 months.

2) UV printer + engraving machine + sandblasting machine: 

Do some carved ceramic tile background walls, 3D reliefs, plane paintings, etc. The investment cost is between RMB 30,000 and 80,000. Now the cost of carved ceramic tile background walls is 60- 90 yuan/square, and the price is 200-400 yuan/square, if you calculate by this, basically, you can pay back within 8-12 months

3) UV printer + high temperature laminating furnace + edging machine: 

Make some microcrystalline composite technology background wall, the investment cost is 30,000-80,000 RMB, the cost per square meter is 80 yuan, and the price is 200-300 yuan/square calculation, with basic Payback within 8-15 months

4) UV printer + varnish coating machine or roller coating machine: 

Make some ceramic tile varnish gloss effects, or integrated wall panels, the investment cost is between 30,000 and 60,000 RMB, and the cost per square meter is between 40 and 70 yuan. The price is 180-280 yuan/square. This type of background wall is more popular and the sales volume is relatively large. Basically, the cost will be paid back within 6-12 months.


Two. UV printers are used in the advertising industry

At present, nearly 30% of customers who buy UV printers are in the advertising industry, such as logo signs, acrylic, metal signs, PVC signs, cultural walls, advertising processing, etc.

Analysis of the equipment required by the advertising industry:

1) UV printer: 

Invest 30,000-80,000 RMB, simply engage in processing, processing with supplied materials, how much is one square meter, depending on the region, the industry charging standard is 50-120 yuan/square, and the printing cost is 6-12 Yuan/square, this kind of quantity is okay, but it’s more cumbersome. The products you are exposed to are all kinds of products, but this kind of quantity basically pays back in 6 months, such as last year’s teaching top, which is available for one month. For the quantity of 100,000-1 million, there will be an order of 500,000 yuan in half a year.

2. UV printer + engraving machine (with cutting):

Invest 40,000-80,000 RMB, in advertising types, such as cultural walls, PVC advertising, acrylic metal signs, etc., and own materials, some advertising companies are suitable, and others will place an order for you , And then do, the charging standard between 80-150 yuan, depending on the quantity, you can also package the installation, plus earn a little labor cost 150-200 yuan, in general, you can earn 500,000-1 million a year, basically 3-6 months Payback within.

3. UV printer + engraving machine (including cutting) + coil printing machine (UV coil + photo printing): 

Investment of 40,000-100,000 RMB, advertising flat type, soft film type, advertising printing type, large advertising type, etc., Basically covers all businesses in the advertising industry. The charging standard is divided into UV soft film + flat UV + photo category. This category belongs to a large advertising company. The annual sales volume is between 1-10 million RMB. As for the return, it will definitely only need 3 -6 months.


Three. The universal flatbed printer is used for printing on trolley cases and schoolbags

The main consumers of trolley cases and school bags are teenagers. Teenagers often have a soft spot for new things. A shoe with a 3D pattern can attract people to a large extent and promote the desire to buy, so there are many bags made The manufacturers have seized this market demand and began to study how to create a novel trolley case and school bag to create a trend. In addition to bags, handbags, wallets, shoes, belts, etc., followed by leather products are processed with UV printers, so the machine’s return time is about half a year.


Four. UV printers are used in wardrobes, cabinets, and children’s customized furniture

The investment is RMB 40,000-80,000. This type is generally a factory type and has its own products. For example, traditional wardrobes and cabinets have various shapes, but printed wardrobes are rare. If you print on these wardrobes Will beautiful and atmospheric patterns be more popular with consumers in the city? The answer is obvious. In the past two years, a boss has proved this conjecture very well. He has been making clothes and cabinets for several years and has a unique strategy in management, so what he did is smooth and smooth, but with the fierce competition The more the cake, the less, he began to want to open up an unconventional way. Once the printed clothes cabinets produced by UV machines were on the market, they were loved by a large number of consumers. The cost recovery cycle is generally 1-6 months!


The above is just a rough analysis. After all, each place is different, each investor has different resources, different capabilities, different circles, different return benefits, and other factors, so the cost recovery cycle is also different!

The prerequisite for the return cycle mentioned today is to purchase stable machines, after-sales, and R&D strength manufacturers, if it is a small manufacturer or a bad manufacturer, it will basically not be able to return the original or even post it upside down. Don’t listen to those manufacturers exaggerating and exaggerating, you must proceed according to your own actual situation, and it is best to take the time to conduct field investigations.


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