Calculating a quotation for printing and installing a sign board.
The user's business has a large format printer to do full colour printing. The user needs to quote a client for the supply of a full colour sign board, printed, laminated with clear vinyl, applied onto chromadek, size 3000 x 1225 mm and installed on poles concreted into the ground in front of his office.
We have entered the following parameters in the
- Our Hourly Rate is R300.00
- We are a small business with two employees and the owner is also part of production.
- We have a profit mark-up of 33%.
- Our handling expenses are 10%.
- The average ink cost per square metre for our single large format printer is R45.00.
- We are not registered for VAT.
Run the SignQuote SA program. Click on
Artwork: R150.00 (a once off cost which is used "as is". No profit or handling charges are added)
We also need to work out a price for laminating the vinyl. We do not have a laminator and, because of the rather large area that must be laminated, we outsource the work at a print shop who charges us R80.00 per square metre for laminating. The total for the laminating comes to R294.00 and we add this into the
We are going to use the average default ink cost per square metre and we therefore do not have to change the ink cost per square metre.
We need the price of the vinyl so in the
We chose to print on a three year vinyl because this is best suited for outside use when laminated. It will be cost effective in the long run because it should last for about 5 years before fading. We then click on
We also need the price of the chromadek. Open the
We also need the price of the frame, poles and concrete for installation. Open the
In the database we look for
We also need concrete mix to plant the poles as well as connect-its for the manufacturing of the frame. Because the price works on percentages we must enter the percentage and not the quantity we are going to use. We therefore enter 100 as a percentage in each case. (Fig.13.10 and 13.10a)
We now have all the factors in place to calculate the estimated price of the sign board. Click on
By selecting the
By selecting the
If we now click back to the
On the left side there is nothing in the text boxes and this needs to be filled in before a quotation can be printed or saved to PDF.
We would however, like to round the total amount to the nearest R10.00. We can change it on the
We now fill in the client's details for his quotation. (Fig.13.15)
Save the quotation under a new name which we call Hardy Sign, plus we can add the date. (Fig.13.16)
By clicking on the
We exit the print preview and on the
This ends the tutorial on calculating an estimate price for printing, applying and installing a sign board. This was the last tutorial and if the user did all four tutorials, calculating a new estimate should now be a piece of cake.