Start a Phone & Tablet Screen Protector Making Business

A screen protector or screen guard making business makes and sell self-adhesive screen protectors for mobile phones and tablets. Screen protectors protect the screen from scratches as well as from cracks when it falls. A R50 screen protector can save the user thousands in screen replacements costs. It also means if people put a screen protector on their phone from new and sell it after a year or two that screen will look virtually brand new when they remove it.

What you’ll need
To get started in this business you will need three components as well as a computer or laptop:
Screen protector cutting machine
Screen protector sheet (sold in roll form or in square meters)
Software with templates of various phone models (usually sold with machine), but you can also use vector graphics software like CorelDRAW with templates if you using different cutters.

How screen protectors are made:
* The sheet is placed in cutting machine connected to computer
* The various templates you want to cut is added to workspace in software
* Type of film is selected: tempered glass film, anti-scratch protector, mirror glass (for back of phone), privacy screen, diamond/glitter screen protector etc.
* The cut command is sent from computer to machine, and machine cuts the various template designs from the flat sheet.

Here is a video of the process:

Small business ideas in Mauritius Start your own small business of making screen protective film for any mobile phone such as Samsung, Apple, HTC, Huawei, Coolpad, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, Smartisan, Nubia, Blackberry…etc. DAQIN, poineer and leader of DAQIN mobile phone case machine, sell well in 135 countries since 2002.

Business Model
This is a business model with excellent margins, albeit a very competitive one as screen protectors are hardly uncommon, but there are not a lot of people in SA making it, and if you are making from sheet form you may not only be able to compete wholesale with imported prices but also sell a variety of different types of protectors and not just the common tempered glass or plastic anti scratch protector.

3D diamond and silver / glitter screen protector

The best business model for this business is wholesale to cell phone shops. Make up your own logo, brand and packaging and sell it in bulk.

Type Manufacturing
Equipment Screen protector cutting machine
Materials Screen protector sheet
Setup cost Approximately R20000 (small machine)
Sector Cellular accessories

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