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#1 Booper

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 03:39 PM

8 ft by 34" banners (2 of em) photo attached, Oracal 651, Bandana Banner, how much should I charge this guy?

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:38 PM

we would be around 80.00

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:40 PM

each or for both?

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 05:03 PM

each might give a small discount

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:20 PM

I wouldn't go easy on this guy, These guys get boo koo bucks for tinting windows. The guy will make it back in simply 2 jobs.

$80 is WAY too cheap, That's only $3.33 PSF  :thumbsup:

I'd be at $180 EACH USD, don't give a discount, it's only two banners.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:22 PM

I wouldn't go easy on this guy, These guys get boo koo bucks for tinting windows. The guy will make it back in simply 2 jobs.

$80 is WAY too cheap, That's only $3.33 PSF  :thumbsup:

I'd be at $180 EACH, don't give a discount, it's only two banners.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:24 PM

I'm doing my first couple of banners, and I'm going $125 each.  4by8 foot.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:26 PM

I'm doing my first couple of banners, and I'm going $125 each.  4by8 foot.


Wow, $3.91 PSF?

I'm not sure why you guys are doing banners for next to nothing, I mean a great starter is $5 PSF at least.....

Here goes our industry once again  :-

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:59 PM

Yeah I was wondering, 80 bucks a pop seemed kinda cheap to me, I was leaning towards 125 to 150 each, and thats cuz he's a BUDDY! LOL!

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:01 PM

Wow, you guys are cheap! Maybe I should just sub it out to you  :thumbsup:

The last banner job I had, the guy originally wanted just one 4x10, I quoted him $275, he came back and wanted a 2nd one, I think I ended up doing both for $500.

And I'm working on a 2x8 right now, design work required, and I'm charging $225 for that ($150 for the banner and $75 for the design)

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:09 PM

Well there was obviously no design work on this one, he wanted that gay retro Tim Hortons font and centered layout, so it was about 10 minutes to do the computer work, and like I said he's a buddy. I did two 16 footers for another guy and hit him for 450 each but only cuz we went back and forth for a week on the design. There are a TONNE of shops up here and it seems like everyone is trying to undercut each other, im only doing this for beer money so im good but its still alot of time that I could (should) be spending with my 11 month old so I feel like I should charge accordingly.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:44 PM

man sorry for miss reading the post wrong i thought it was a 2'x8' not a  3x8 that changes everything. our base price is 4.00 psf for where we are. so we would be at 120. with it being 2 color we would charge 5.00 a sqf

man you ppl are ball busters. :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 09:16 PM


I'm doing my first couple of banners, and I'm going $125 each.  4by8 foot.


Wow, $3.91 PSF?

I'm not sure why you guys are doing banners for next to nothing, I mean a great starter is $5 PSF at least.....

Here goes our industry once again  :-


If anything is killing the industry it is OVER pricing. Why would anyone pay $180 for a banner done in VINYL when they can go just about anywhere now and get a full color printed banner the same size for $240(or less)? You need to see the handwriting on the wall. Cheap printers are gonna force us vinyl guys out of business if we don't  do something to stay in the game. Anyone who thinks they can still get the high dollars they could 10 years ago (for very long) is living in a fantasy world.
I saw cheap throw-away furniture put most of the upholstery shops in my area out of business. I was one of the last to go..so I know how it is when you can't compete with the 'low price gets the job' mentality that most people have these days.

Personally, I have no problem doing a 3x8 for $100 and turning an $80 profit for an hour's work. Nobody pays me  for sitting on my ass.

Booper..charge what you want as long as you are happy with the money you are making. You'll be buying the supplies cheap when the other guys go out of business because their prices are too high. I know I have.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 09:36 PM

Over pricing is NOT killing the industry, Yes printers can do it cheaper but most customers don't know the difference so why tell them "oh i can full color print this for cheaper"?

I commend those who have a nice strong pricing, I get plenty of customers and to be honest price is not everything. I have plenty of customers who use me because i am reliable, have a great turnaround and they like my work.

I say keep a nice strong price on your work and when the printers who are low balling everyone go out of business, look and laugh and carry on. Do NOT let low ballers determine you lowering your prices, that's the worst thing you can do. It's then a race to the bottom.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:42 AM

For banner as you showed on the picture I would charge $5.00 sqft.
That is fair price for amount work it's required and material used for the job.
I charge $4.50 sqft for printed banners , and 1 mile from me there is sign shop who sell banners as low as $2.00 sqft.
Point is  to set your price where you are comfortable and what market can take (it's pointless to sit on your ass doing nothing asking for price you can not get)
Good luck.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 05:11 AM



I'm doing my first couple of banners, and I'm going $125 each.  4by8 foot.


Wow, $3.91 PSF?

I'm not sure why you guys are doing banners for next to nothing, I mean a great starter is $5 PSF at least.....

Here goes our industry once again  :-


If anything is killing the industry it is OVER pricing. Why would anyone pay $180 for a banner done in VINYL when they can go just about anywhere now and get a full color printed banner the same size for $240(or less)? You need to see the handwriting on the wall. Cheap printers are gonna force us vinyl guys out of business if we don't  do something to stay in the game. Anyone who thinks they can still get the high dollars they could 10 years ago (for very long) is living in a fantasy world.
I saw cheap throw-away furniture put most of the upholstery shops in my area out of business. I was one of the last to go..so I know how it is when you can't compete with the 'low price gets the job' mentality that most people have these days.

Personally, I have no problem doing a 3x8 for $100 and turning an $80 profit for an hour's work. Nobody pays me  for sitting on my ass.

Booper..charge what you want as long as you are happy with the money you are making. You'll be buying the supplies cheap when the other guys go out of business because their prices are too high. I know I have.



+1

Guest using that old saying we have the best customer service and the fastest turn around is played out years ago. the masses dont care and know better. i bet everyone on here uses that statement,and is really super nice to the customer. if not they will be out of business! that is why we got into the buisness. where we live there are 2 other shops (that have been here at least 10-15 yrs) but all i here is how they over price and have crappy service. but they get the work because there is nobody else. so we have stepped in and provide better service and faster turn around times and a better price. we haven't even advertised and we get a bunch of work because of our reputation. so get used to it the prices are going to drop some and you will have to compete with your neighbor or the women across town. cutter price was the only thing that stopped alot of people from doing this years ago. now you can get a starter package is under a 1000.00 and you can make it back in a couple of weeks people are going to try it.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 06:11 AM

Over pricing is NOT killing the industry, Yes printers can do it cheaper but most customers don't know the difference so why tell them "oh i can full color print this for cheaper"?

I commend those who have a nice strong pricing, I get plenty of customers and to be honest price is not everything. I have plenty of customers who use me because i am reliable, have a great turnaround and they like my work.

I say keep a nice strong price on your work and when the printers who are low balling everyone go out of business, look and laugh and carry on. Do NOT let low ballers determine you lowering your prices, that's the worst thing you can do. It's then a race to the bottom.


I seem to recall one of your posts awhile back,complaining about how slow your business was.

I've seen 2 'high ballers' in my town alone go out of business in the last 2 years. That says it all.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 06:26 AM


Over pricing is NOT killing the industry, Yes printers can do it cheaper but most customers don't know the difference so why tell them "oh i can full color print this for cheaper"?

I commend those who have a nice strong pricing, I get plenty of customers and to be honest price is not everything. I have plenty of customers who use me because i am reliable, have a great turnaround and they like my work.

I say keep a nice strong price on your work and when the printers who are low balling everyone go out of business, look and laugh and carry on. Do NOT let low ballers determine you lowering your prices, that's the worst thing you can do. It's then a race to the bottom.


I seem to recall one of your posts awhile back,complaining about how slow your business was.

I've seen 2 'high ballers' in my town alone go out of business in the last 2 years. That says it all.


in the town by us there was a SignsNow and they closed their doors and did not tell anybody. we found out it was because of price.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 06:34 AM

Most people these days start by doing a Google search --- do a search for printed banners.

The first post that came up for me is advertising $1.75sq/ft for text and $1.95sq/ft for full color ---- how can you compete with that?

If you are still getting $5 to $10 per sq/ft good for you! I wish I could.

Around here I'm lucky if I can get $2 to $4 per sq/ft. for vinyl!

As others have stated - it depends upon your area and what the market will stand.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 06:55 AM

Most people these days start by doing a Google search --- do a search for printed banners.

The first post that came up for me is advertising $1.75sq/ft for text and $1.95sq/ft for full color ---- how can you compete with that?

If you are still getting $5 to $10 per sq/ft good for you! I wish I could.

Around here I'm lucky if I can get $2 to $4 per sq/ft. for vinyl!

As others have stated - it depends upon your area and what the market will stand.


thanks for posting some REALITY




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