COST METHODOLOGY

It is well known that our industry’s pricing is driven by three main elements:

units quantity, amount of colours the design involves & size of the design.

There are some basic guidelines worth keeping in mind:

(1) Whether you need to print 1 (one) unit or 100.000 units, set up costs are always the same and applicable in the same manner. Different methods of printing call for different kinds of set up costs.

(2) The unit price (cost of print) increases with every colour you add in the pad & screen printing process.

(3) Items requiring special handling may carry additional cost (for example: a soccer ball needs to be inflated, printed and then de-flated).

(4) Quantities over 10.000 units tend to call for extremely good unit pricing.

(5) Total cost of print over a very small run (excluding set up costs) falls under a minimum print charge bracket. In other words, if the total print cost of a job is less that the “minimum charge” in force, then the minimum amount is applicable.

(6) Dealing with us, pricing is always NET (we do not charge VAT).

(7) Dealing with us, all deals are crystal clear, set up costs (when applicable) are kept separately from printing costs and there are absolutely NO ADDITIONAL OR HIDDEN costs.

(8) When the customer pays for his job’s printing plates or screens, these items automatically become his property and he can demand them at any given time. We will never refuse giving these plates / screens to the customer, unless there is moneys owed to us.

(9) Artwork changes (after the screens or plates are made or for a future re-run) always result to new plates or screens and charged accordingly.

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