In many small businesses, one of the finite resources you have is cash. If you’re a screen printing business, one of the best solutions when starting up is buying used screen printing hardware. The primary reason why some businesses tend to not buy used screen printing equipment is due to the fear of buying malfunctioning or overly used equipment. However there are ways of finding good used screen printing equipment, even if you don’t have enough experience in the industry.
Screen printing equipment is manufactured to last due to the heat used on the machinery itself hence why screen printing machinery is so costly. However screen printing equipment is often sold off at decreased prices due to businesses going out of business, shops relocating or simply business owners deciding to close their shops and retiring from the business.
Businesses often relocate to meet their needs and printing shops are no exception. Often these printing shops want to part with some of their printing equipment to minimize the cost of transporting to the new location. Other times, when businesses are relocating, it gives them the opportunity to sell some of the screen printing equipment to shift their focus into other forms of media or to simply upgrade their current equipment.
Another method of obtaining used screen printing equipment is online shops. Online sites such as CraigsList, Facebook Marketplace and eBay, provide numerous listings of used screen printing equipment in your area. Make sure to visit these sites often and use the filters provided by the sites to give you more control over what you’re looking for.