Price Calculator

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Price Calculator

Post by Muts » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:22 pm

A Simple Price Calculator for Summa Printers -

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I plan on adding spot color pricing sometime in the future.

It doesn't account for contour cuts, I would be interested in what other people are charging and will modify this to reflect some sort of average.

~Muts

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Re: Price Calculator

Post by cyberdine » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:50 am

Hi Muts,

Is this right? I imput a job of 34"X12 which is a logo plus some letters.
it gave me total job output of 2'.83, so its almost 3'sq. The job is printed on CMYK on premium vinyl.
It gave me the cost to print of $7.358 and Retail of $10.30, that's less than $3 profit.
I had in my mind of charging at least $20 for a sq.ft of printed job.
At the job above 34x12 I intend of charging it at least $90 :)
I know that you probably haven't calculate the time to set up the artwork, weeding etc...
The calculator is looking good.
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Re: Price Calculator

Post by Muts » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:58 am

It gave me the cost to print of $7.358 and Retail of $10.30, that's less than $3 profit.
I had in my mind of charging at least $20 for a sq.ft of printed job.

at $20 a square your mark up is around 700% ( not a bad profit ), yes you have to adjust the mark up. The number that's in there (40%) is by no means an "end all".

As you stated it doesn't account for certain things...labor, design, shipping, pita factor...
I do plan on adding a section that will price on a curve... so that you can indeed
punch in $20.00 a square and it will price accordingly to quantity/size.

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Re: Price Calculator

Post by cyberdine » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:08 pm

Hi Muts,

It does look and I know that the calculator isn't done just yet as you'll be adding some more features to it.
Good work Muts
Thanks,
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Re: Price Calculator

Post by TogaTony » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:21 pm

Nice calculator.
I charge $2/sqft per color plus $2/sqft for media.
It's easy. Covers all costs plus overhead.

3-sqft job in CMY = $8/sqft retail.
If I add Scratchguard, we charge $10/sqft retail.
I add $2/sqft for spot colors too.

Keep it simple.
Oh -- one more thing.
DON'T FORGET TO CHARGE FOR SETUPS!!
Our shop charge is $60/hour. Very reasonable.
Min charge for a sticker is $30. (1/2 hr.) plus materials.
If I have to design more complex art, we charge $120 (2 hours), then add the product to that charge.

So, a 1x3ft sticker is $24 + $30 = $54. retail.
It takes under an hour.
Easy.

If customer wants more stickers, it's just time and material.
We always tell the customer all stickers list for $15/sqft.
So, I give them a break down to like, $10 or $12 and add the setups.

It all comes out in the wash.... as they say.

Have fun!

Tony in Saratoga NY
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Re: Price Calculator

Post by Sabretooth » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:30 pm

Hey Toga Tony: That is probably the simplest method I've seen yet and I love it, thanks for taking the time to share your experiences.
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Re: Price Calculator

Post by vital » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:05 pm

Would love to hear other shop's pricing per sq. foot for full color on white intermeditate & full color on clear vinyl. We have a Summa DC4.

Thank you,
Crystal

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Re: Price Calculator

Post by mtfpd2000 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:52 am

Hello Muts, have you up dated this calculator at all.

The one George created seems to calculate real high.

Let me know.

Thanks,

Allenb

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