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WFH with a ‘Business in a Box’ from YPS

WFH with a ‘Business in a Box’ from YPS

With working from home fast becoming the new normal, Your Print Specialists (YPS) has launched the ‘Business in a Box’ to help people set up a complete business that they can operate from their homes.

‘Business in a Box’ comprises an Epson SureColour SC-F500 digital inkjet printer, a PixMax heatpress, a Singer heavy duty sewing machine and a starter kit of thread, transfer paper and inks.

Georgia Brown, Sales Director for YPS, explained: “For creatives and entrepreneurs, getting products and ideas to market can be restricted by costs, space, skills and, sometimes, financial barriers. This is before they even think about getting their self-employment dream off the ground. Our ‘Business in a Box’ provides the opportunity to bring for users to realise their ideas affordably, with a small footprint and without the need for any specialist skills.”

She added: “We were going to launch the ‘Business in a Box’ bundles launched alongside the Your Print Institute hubs that were due to open initially in Newcastle, Manchester and London, but while these openings are on hold until COVID-19 is under control, the concept of a cost-effective complete solution for a home printing business is potentially a source of hope and inspiration for people looking to develop a new source of income.”

Anthony Devine from the Ministry of Upholstery, and one of the Your Print Institute’s Ambassadors commented: “Machines such as the Epson SC-F500 simply did not exist when I first started my career over 25 years ago. Having technology with this level of quality and capability in your home is amazing. It offers unprecedented opportunities to run a successful start-up business from your kitchen table, spare bedroom or garage and rivals any professional printer in quality. It is incredibly easy to use and beats other printers on delivery lead times and above all, on costs.”

Alison Murray has recently purchased an Epson SureColour SC-F500 from YPS in order to support an interest that is fast becoming a home-based business. Based in Central Scotland, where she has a dog-boarding company, Alison Murray took up photography as a hobby and her passion for it has flourished. More recently, she has focused on perfecting a more unusual form of her art.

She revealed: “I am now taking photographs of smoke and then using Photoshop to create unique, colourful images based on the patterns. It is something that I really enjoyed doing and it seems that many others love the images it creates.”

To turn this into a potential on-line giftware business, Alison investigated her options for printing onto various products, from canvas and metal, to cushions, mugs and coasters.

She continued: “I received a lot of excellent help, advice and encouragement from YPS and I have to say the Epson printer is perfect for me. It is very easy to use and the colours are incredible. I am still honing and refining my printing skills, but I am really looking forward to taking advantage of all the options it gives me.”

Georgia Brown observed: “The ‘Business in a Box’ is a complete solution that enables people to run a business at home with no added overheads or unnecessary outsourcing, especially at a time when the demand for printed textiles is enjoying fast growth, especially for personalised products, including home décor, clothing, promotional goods, crafting and giftware to name a few. We also encourage people to join a range of training courses and receive industry-standard business advice from experienced professionals.”

She concluded: “Although our Print Institute Hubs are not yet available, our Ambassadors and other experts are on hand to help with all aspects of setting up and running a new print business. Anyone interested should visit our web site at or contact us by telephone on 0191 256 6889 to further discuss their options.”

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