Calculates labor costs, material usage, and output time on digital printer
Graphic shops that rely on Cyrious Software's Control estimating and business-management software can speed up the delivery of price quotes with Cyrious' Ready-Made-Database for digital print pricing.
The new digital database will automatically calculate a job price after automatically estimating the amount of labor, machine time, and material (including scrap) that the proposed job will entail. As shown in the template for grand-format printing below, the database takes into account such factors as printer resolution, media, and material width as well as the fact that setting up the job may actually take more time than actually running the job through the printer.
Cyrious has developed three separate pricing databases: one for use in screen-printing shops, one for use in sign businesses that specialize in vinyl, dimensional and other shops, and one for use in shops specializing in digital graphics. Each shop that uses the database can easily tweak it to accommodate their own materials, labor costs, and pricing policies. (Cyrious: 800-552-1418; www.cyrious.net).