Pricing is probably one of the most соmmоn ԛuеѕtіоnѕ you get, next to mаrkеtіng. You can рrіnt shirts all dау long, but if уоu don’t know how much уоu ѕhоuld ѕеll your shirts to make a рrоfіt, уоu саn рrіnt уоurѕеlf right out of business.
Let's start with the obvious question: Why are you doing all this work?
To make money. If you are not making money, no matter what business model you have, it won’t last long. There are several factors in figuring out your printing cost. You can only charge your customer a certain amount of items to redeem your entire process. You have to factor the cost of the print to entitle labor, rent, utility, equipment cost, miscellaneous cost, everything, even the scotch tape that used to sick your proof to the film folder. If your cost is not higher than the actual print charge, you just did a job at a loss.
The silk screen pricing is your one shot to pay all your bills and cost. That should include your cost of living, your own personal rent and life daily cost. Someone has to pay for the Netflix bill.
Even if you got your price list tweaked enough to do all that, the human factor of adding something wrong or not passing a 1 over, or missing a line item, can cost you to lose an order. And to go back to your customer and ask them for more money due to your mistakes usually doesn’t end well or at minimum makes you look unprofessional.
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