Profitable Design Print & Signage Business

21 days ago

Regional QLD > Queensland

Investment level:
$135,000 (Negotiable) + SAV


Commercial Services > Business services

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This business has been trading profitably for 20 years and now it's time for somebody to take over. Enjoy the many repeat jobs and/or grow the business even further. Includes all equipment and stock.


$250,000 pa


$25,000 pa


$140,000 pa

Net Profit

$85,000 pa

Location Details

Southern Downs & Granite Belt
Leasehold business in the main street of Stanthorpe, Qld. Good shop frontage and passing trade. Well established business clientele in a popular tourism destination.


All the print and print finishing equipment is in good working condition and in place to make this a easily scalable business. Figures shown have included 3 part time workers (one being the owner who works on average 4 days a week). Price includes Roland VS540i solvent ink printer for signage, banners, canvas prints, vinyl stickers and t-shirts etc. Also a Riso printer just for NCR docket books and envelopes, and Versant80 Digital Press for all other printing. There's all the finishing equipment to make production easy and not labour intensive.


Ideally, this business would be perfect for someone in the print or graphic design industry BUT someone with good computer skills, attention to detail and some retail experience would also be suitable. The owner will stay on for a length of time to be negotiated to ensure a smooth hand over and the continued success of the business.


The business opens Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and most Saturdays. There is the opportunity to open later Thursday.


The business has been in it's present location for over 5 years and enjoys a good relationship with the landlord.


As well as the owner who works 4 days a week, there is a casual graphic designer who works 2 and a have days and qualified compositor who works 3-4 days a week. The graphic designer is happy to stay but the compositor is looking to move to Brisbane.

Reason for Sale

The only reason this business is for sale is because the owner is approaching retirement age. It is a profitable, well regarded business that has been a big part of the community for 20 years. The owner will stay on if required in a casual capacity for training and support.

About the Business

1. The business offers a wide and varied range of goods and services.
There is a retail shop front offering the biggest range of papers, cards, envelopes, paper craft accessories and photo frames and gift lines in town. It provides photocopying, binding, faxing, emailing and typing services to the general public.
2. The business has many repeat jobs and provides design and print services to many sporting clubs, associations and businesses in town and further afield to Tenterfield, Armidale, Warwick, Toowoomba, Goomburra and even Brisbane.
3. There are many wineries and homebased cottage industries in the district for which the business provides product labels, business cards, NCR docket books, flyers, brochures, invitations and all maner of signage.
4. Many jobs are repeat business and easy to do.
5. In the almost 20 years of operation, the business has retained many loyal clients.
6. There is a full list of services and products on the website.


Stanthorpe Print 'n' Copy started out as a simple photocopying and secretarial services businesses but grown over the years to include graphic design, digital printing, signage and personalised gifts like mugs, stubby coolers, t-shirts and mousemats.
It's success lies in the creation of a streamlined system of processes, keeping on top of digital print technology and current trends. The recent addition of an automated business card and DL flyer cutter means faster turn around times and less labour intensive work for the owner and staff.

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