Just curious what anyone else would charge for 25 4/4 booklets with 68 pages self cover on 80# gloss text. Full bleeds heavy coverage and 24-hour production time. Saddle stitched. We bid about $450.
I think we left money on the table. The run size was 12x18 with a finished book size of 8.75x11.25. I noticed several online sites with online pricing were charging closer to a thousand dollars and that was for 2-day production.Assuming 8.5x11, I came up with $314.25 for 25 and $445.30 for 50. My pricing includes a $55 "rush" fee. Did you lose a bid or did the customer balk at the quote? Or am I too low? Pippip's price coverts to $285.54.
My paper and click cost is about $100.00.I'm a fan of value-based pricing and I have seen discrepancies on small quantity booklets like this before. I just looked up the price of a large corporate copy shop nearby and they were at $750. And I know it wouldn't look nearly as good as what anyone on this forum good do. I think most of the differences come from two reasons - how they are finished, and perceived value. Most of us are probably paying about the same for clicks and paper (about $60) but some of us have inline finishing which would keep the labor costs down and some of us would be stitching each book by hand. Of course, how we all calculate hour hourly rate makes a difference. A job like this should only take two to three hours to do for one person, even if they had to stitch them by hand. I think $500+ is too high for 25 books. If I was a buyer, I would think that was ridiculous. But at my price of $315, I guess that's why I drive a minivan instead of a Charger SRT. Lol!
Guess I need to re-evaluate my estimating program does booklets. That quote I gave above is what it spit out. Normally, I do search around to see what other places are charging. But it would also depend upon who I was giving that price too. I have some customers that would think $315 was stupid and I have some customers that would think $750 was great. After twelve years of estimating, you get a little tired of guessing games. I wonder if other manufacturing industries have this problem?
Veritiv brand. Used to be U-Digital. They switched branding but same paper. 12x18 sheets run $40/m. Can usually get it a little less when buying bulk. Also Midland paper has a Korean paper that usually runs $50/m.Can you tell me what type of paper you are using and how much it is per m?
Quite normal in our business.Hmmm...a price range of $285 - $700.00 for the same job? Seems a bit of an extreme range or is that typical for digital?
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