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Subject:How much to charge to handling printing? From:Barb Philbrick <caslonsvcs -at- IBM -dot- NET> Date:Thu, 23 Oct 1997 14:52:50 GMT
One of my clients has asked me to handle printing of the manuals for
them. We'll be doing 10 to 20 manuals at a time to a high-speed laser
printer through a print shop.
Normally, I produce final copy and my client handles the printing.
Therefore, I've never had to set prices for the final printing.
My main questions are:
1. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to charge for this service?
Should I go straight hourly plus the price of the printing? Or do some
kind of flat-rate per page, basing a markup on a percentage of the
printing cost? (I'm expecting to get more work from this client, so I
would look to incorporating initial startup costs --- getting a
printer, working through the headaches of the first print run --- into
2. I've done file-to-print from Ventura, Frame, and Interleaf, but
never from Word 7, which this manual is done in. Anyone have any
suggestions or warnings? I was planning to send the files to a
Postscript print file.
Any other suggestions are welcome!
Barbara Philbrick, Caslon Services Inc.