Notebooks Making Business Plan

Guide to Start a Note Books Making Business

“A copy” is the most important item in the study area. Without this, it is not possible to study. Different types of copy are produced according to the requirements of different subjects, which are sold at different prices in the market.

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

How to Start a Copy Making and Notebook Manufacturing Business( Raw Material Price, Machine Price, Profit and etc)

Chapter 2
Chapter 2

Exercise Book Manufacturing Process ( Required Machines and Raw materials).

Chapter 3
Chapter 3

Copy Marketing, Copying Process, Notebook wholesale, Packaging for Copy

Chapter 4
Chapter 4

Note Book Making Business Registration

Chapter 5
Chapter 5

Financial Arrangement

Chapter 6
Chapter 6

Total expenses for notebook making business


You can also start a notebook business with very little money and make a big profit by selling them with your branding.

All the necessary information related to this business will be given here. Similarly, you can start the business of bookbinding at less cost.

If you want to do Note Book Manufacturing, then you can start this business by investing in Rs.2 lakhs.

Investment in machines and other equipment is very less in this and it is possible to start production with a small training program. You can also start it in a rental space of at least 75 square meters, Note Book and Book Binding are in demand in the students and business in the market.

Production Capacity – 65,000 books can be produced annually for binding and notebooks. However, it mostly depends upon the market demands and your customers.

Machinery and equipment require cardboard and paper cutting machine – power operated (01 HP), ruling machine (1/2 HP) hand press – screw type, wire stitching machine – hand operated item.

Working capital – raw material (cloth binding cardboard, paper, glue, brown kraft paper thread/sewing wire ink, etc. The average profit can be up to about 85,000 rupees per year.

How to start a copy making and Notebook manufacturing business

Notebook and various types of exercise bookmaking business are profitable and it involves simple machinery. Stationery items like notebooks, exercise books, logbooks, etc are always in demand for students.

Different types of registers are also essential in every office, institution, organization, etc. Generally, they are available in different sizes according to the local market demand.

Raw materials required for making notebooks

The subject of the raw material required to make the notebook is given below. For this, various coated or uncoated paper, ie paper, and cardboard are required.

Remember the good quality notebook is sold hand to hand if it is priced normally.

Price of raw materials:

Dista paper: The cost of Dista paper is Rs 62 per kg.

Cardboard: The cardboard used for the cover is 1 rupee per piece.

Where to buy raw materials (Place to buy raw materials):

You can buy online from or from Indiamart

Notebook manufacturing business profit

About 6 to 7 notebooks can be made in one kg of paper. If you sell it in retail, then 14 to 15 rupees per piece is sold.

The total cost to make a notebook is Rs 11. The price of such a notebook in Whole-cell is 12 to 13 rupees. In this way, a profit of Rs 2 can be made in each notebook in wholesale.

Therefore profit depends on the scale. The average profit per notebook by selling to the wholesale market is Rs 2. If you sell 3 lakh notes per year you get net profit 6 lakhs annually.

These machines take 4 kW of electricity and can also be run with domestic electricity.

Price of machinery for making notebooks

(Price of Notebook making machine):
The total cost of these machines is between 5.5 lakh to 6 lakh. However, a small machine is fit for less number of copy/notebook making could be purchased under 1 lakh₹ also.

Where to buy: It can be purchased online through different websites like amazon or you may try offline markets. Copy notebook making machinery

Mainly there are three types of machines are used to make copies.  Which are:-

Pinup machine
Edge square machine
Cutting machine

They cost between 2 to 4 lakhs. Although these machines are automatic, manual versions of these machines can also be found, but this will reduce the production of goods greatly, so for more production, you should buy automatic machines only.

Exercise Book Making Manufacturing Process

The manufacturing process of notebooks, registers, etc is quite simple. In this process, first of all, white papers are ruled with the help of the ruling machine as per the local requirement.

Then, the ruled paper sheets are folded into the required size of the notebook (92/192 pages) and then after binding it with grey boards, labels and covers and pasted on it.

These labels can also be printed by the entrepreneur in his own unit and various multi-color attractive covers can be purchased from the market. After pasting the covers, cut them to give the finishing touch. The same procedure is followed for making the registers also.

In the entire exercise bookmaking process, you will need to employ 3 to 4 machine operators.

Notebook making process

The process of making notebooks is very simple, once its machinery is understood, notebooks can be made very easily. The complete procedure is given below.

First of all, fold the sheet (which serves as the cover for the copy) in such a way that it comes in the shape of the cover according to the copy.

After this, as many pages of copies are to be made in it, fold as much paper and put it in it. After this, the process of pinning begins.

In this process, one has to pin these covers and the paper inserted in them. For this, the folded squad has to be pinned with the help of a pinning machine. This work is done easily with the help of the pinning machine.

After that, it has to be finished by taking it to the edge square machine. Finishing means sorting of extra pages etc. coming out of the cover. After finishing, the notebook is completely square.

In the edge square machine, first, its pinning position comes in good shape. After this, it comes to cuttings. Cut the first copy from the front and after that, if necessary, cut it from the middle and divide it into two parts. In addition to the pinned area, the front three parts have to be cut. In this way, the notebook becomes ready for sale in no time.

Exercise Book Making Machine & Raw Materials

A semi-automatic plant is a perfect proposition for starting a small scale exercise bookmaking business. You will need to establish the machines in interconnected manners. Required machines are as follows:

Disc ruling machine: It rules on both sides of the paper in one direction, either Straight-Graph or Stop, in one or two colors at a time. The operating system is manual feeding.

Semi-automatic paper cutting machine: It can cut 28 to 30 pieces per minute.

Book stitching machine: The machine speed is generally 180 Staples / Minute

Book pressing machine:

Three Knife Trimming (Three Edge Trimming) Machine: It is an automatic pre-clamping of a pile of books with automatic pile slide into the cutting station

Perforating machine

In the exercise book manufacturing business, the major raw material is a 40-50 gsm white sheet. You will also need to procure a greyboard sheet, printing ink, cover sheet, gum, stitching wire, and other consumables.

A kilo of paper costs Rs 62. Which can make 5 to 7 copies. Including all expenses, the cost of a copy will be around 11 to 13 rupees, so in the market, one copy will be sold easily for 15 rupees and one copy can be earned for 3 rupees. According to this, you can estimate the earnings by 3 times the number of copies you sell per day.

Within 15 to 20 minutes, at least 6 to 8 copies are ready.

Copy marketing

For marketing, first, you have to target the general store, stationery, or book depot, in addition to this, you can also advertise your notebook in a newspaper, etc.

Copying process
  1. First, the cardboard which is the cover of the copy should be folded in such a way that it should come in the shape of the copy
  2. Now add as many pages as you want to copy
  3. Now inserted pages have to be pinned which is done by machine.
  4. Now finishing it in a square machine. Pages coming out of cardboard have to be trimmed and the place of pinning is brought in good shape.

So this is how copying is done
This process takes about 3 minutes, so you can easily make 5 to 7 copies in 15 to 20 minutes.

Notebook retailing/wholesale

Once the copy is ready, it has to be packed as per the requirement, if it is talked about packing, it can be packed as Wholesale or Retail. Large packets can be made to pack in wholesale, big bags can be packed as per dealer’s requirement. If you want to bring your brand directly in retail, then for this, make a pack of 6 copies per packet and deliver it to various stationery shops.

Packaging for copy

Copies or notebooks are not packed in a box, rather they are bundled together into a dozen or half dozen ie 6-6 and 12-12 copies and this is done by hand.  There is an increasing demand for notebooks as stationery items in view of rapid growth in institutions and offices of government and commercial establishments. Any individual can start exercise bookmaking business on a small and medium scale basis. The requirement of the area for the unit establishment is also very less compared to other similar manufacturing operations.

Notebook Making Business Registration

In starting an exercise bookmaking business, you will need to obtain different types of registrations and licenses from different authorities. Register your business first with ROC. According to the size and management holding pattern choose the right form of business organization.

Apply for Trade License from local Municipal authority. Obtain Udyog Aadhar MSME registration. This will help you in accessing different schemes from the Government.

Apply for ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the state Pollution Control Board. Obtain VAT registration. Protect your brand by having a Trademark Registration.

Arrange Finance For Exercise Book Manufacturing Business

Alike any manufacturing operation, exercise bookmaking business also has two types of investment required. It is recommended to apply for a complete project loan from your nearby banks or financial institution.

If you are starting the business from a rental space then the cost of land and building will be eliminated. You can also avail of only working capital assistance by applying for a cash credit or overdraft facility.

Total expenses for notebook making business (Notebook manufacturing business cost)

The total expenditure for setting up this business is Rs 3 lakh. In this money, you can buy this machine as well and you can also get raw material. Apart from this, electricity wiring, etc. will also be done in this money.

The business of copying doesn’t require very little cost, due to which any entrepreneur who can invest will easily do this business and earn good money.

However, those who don’t want to invest this much can manage to buy second-hand machines also in less than half of the prices. The second-hand machines should go through overhauling before putting it for work.

In this way, by starting this business with a cost of less than 3 to 6 lakhs, you can easily launch your notebook brand in the market and make a profit.

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