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71 S T A R T H E R E 2 0 1 8 A Lamborghini Murcielago gets a satin black finish with a 3M 1080 Satin Black wrap installed by Carbon Wraps. What does it take to enter the wrap industry to offer wraps for vehicles, buildings and other surfaces? Estimated cost of entry: Expect to spend $20,000 on a full range of new equipment, plus the costs of leasing or buying a shop space, dependent on locale and location, hiring staff and covering other overhead expenses. Basic equipment needs: Expect to spend $9,000 to $60,000 on a printer, $6,000 to $10,000 on a laminator, and a few hundred dollars on a plotter, though prices can range. Additional tools that will be needed include knives, tape or magnets, a squeegee and a heat gun. Shop space required: Opt for 800 square feet for a production room to house the equipment and another 200 square feet for office space. But as little as 300 square feet can be sufficient for produc- tion, sales and staff. Time needed to turn a profit: Aim for 1-3 years, though the exact timeframe for profitability is hard to predict. EASILY Restore Customer Logos in Minutes and SAVE MONEY with RESTORE BAD LOGOS IN MINUTES with the powers of automatic font ID and replacement, the shape fixer and effects re-generator! WWW.GRAPHICPOWERS.COM

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