What to reckon in with Pricing per/m

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What to reckon in with Pricing per/m

Post by Marrak » Thu May 11, 2017 2:33 pm

Good day Roland forum community,

I am busy revising my pricing per square meter,
What are the main factors I need to keep in mind?

• Material (vinyl)
• Ink consumption
• Machine running time?
• Handling cost?

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Re: What to reckon in with Pricing per/m

Post by Kai Perry » Thu May 11, 2017 3:17 pm

First off divide the price you pay for the ink by the size of the cartridge you use, this will give you the cost per cc of the ink, then design a 1m box with 100% of all colours and add to VersaWorks and rip the file, then under the view menu choose view job log, the job will then be listed with the amount of cc's used.

This will then give a 100% usuage of the ink and you should be able to see a worst case scenario and work down from that.

Next add the cost of the media and if you charge for application/print finishing/weeding etc.
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Re: What to reckon in with Pricing per/m

Post by Marrak » Fri May 12, 2017 6:51 am

Thank you for your feedback,
So it's ok just to charge for Ink and Media?
We charge for labour separate

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Re: What to reckon in with Pricing per/m

Post by Marrak » Fri May 12, 2017 9:39 am

Ok so I took 1m x 1m coverage with C:100 M: 100 Y:100 K: 100 on standard and high-quality print and then I got the estimate of both and did the same with 0.5m x 0.5 m and 0.25 m x 0.25 m. I did the same with different material settings and got an average on it so I am going to use it for ink consumption per square meter, Looking at my history it's still a bit of an overkill but I will say it is handling costs, now just to take the print time into account.

I really don't the company to run at a loss or overcharge my clients.

Sorry if my writing is a bit confusing I am a 90% visual person and English is my second languages.
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Re: What to reckon in with Pricing per/m

Post by PhillyDee » Fri May 12, 2017 11:59 am

I do the same with lasercutting.
It is material plus time. The time is charged at a standard hourly rate with quantity discounts.
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Re: What to reckon in with Pricing per/m

Post by Marrak » Fri May 12, 2017 12:12 pm

thank everyone, it helps a lot knowing I am on the right track with my pricing.
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