How to Start a Paper Envelope Making Business

Paper envelopes are a daily necessity of life. The market is huge and ever-growing. Automatic paper envelope making is considered a very profitable small business manufacturing project.

The return on investment also is high. With a low start-up capital investment, any entrepreneur may set up a small paper envelope making business.

Short Business Plan Guide to Start Paper Envelope Making Business

You can establish a paper envelope making unit in two ways. One by fully automatic machines and the other one is by manual or offline setup.

One machine can perform several or all of these operations on-line (in one continuous process), or a different machine can be used for each step (this is called off-line production).

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A simple and economical way in which to initiate a paper envelope making business would be to invest in a machine designed for short runs of open side envelopes which will cut, fold, punch and patch a window, and gum the closing flap.

Machinery for Envelope Making

At first, you have to buy a roll of paper. You need to buy this from the local market.

You need to put the paper sheet in the indicated place of the machine. You may use dies of different sizes to make envelopes of different sizes.

Now start the paper envelope making machine and the envelopes will be made automatically. With this machine, you can make 40 to 50 envelopes in a minute.

The machine normally needs 2 horsepower motor and 220 volts to operate.

Envelope Making Process

The process of making an envelope is simple. The basic process is the following:

  • Die Cutting which cuts paper into blanks,
  • Printing, which allows you to print on the inside and/or the outside of the envelope,
  • WindowPunching and Patching, which cuts and patches the window film,
  • Gumming and Sealing, which applies the glue on the edges of the blanks,
  • Folding, to fold the blanks into envelopes.

Price of the Automatic Paper Envelope Making Machine:

The price of the Automatic Envelope Making Machine ranges from $10,000 to $20,000. However, the price of a semi-automatic or manual envelope making machine will be much lower