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Got a customer that wants two large decals/signs.

Will be red  and black, red ontop of black, oracal 651.

 

First one is 96" x 32"

Second one is 16" x 40".

 

Be basic wording with a box around it. Customer is supplying all artwork.

I only have a 24" cutter so i will have to do the 96x32 in sections.

Thanks 

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I would be $5 per SF for two color vinyl plus the substrate. On the substrate I go cost plus 30%. With the SF on the vinyl I always round up to the next foot increment of larger size so like the 16" x 40" would be 2FT x 4FT and the other 8FT x 3FT. You'll have two whole sheets of signboard or Diabond or water you are using so the total cost of those two sheets including any running around you may have plus 30%. That's my method. Some probably go higher for the vinyl SF price but that works about right in my area. 

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Is my math right? 96x32= 3072" ×12 = 256.

So 256sq ft x $5 = $1280

 

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No, divide not multiply by 12. On vehicles and other applications I charge an install fee based on what I think it will take to do the install. Incidentally I don't use 651 on vehicels or things like that. I use it for wood signboard and coroplast sometimes for diabond. 751 or higher for vehicles. My price is higher per SF for premium vinyl. More like $7 per sq ft for two color. 

Don't take everything I say as the way YOU should do it. This is just my system and to tell the truth the printer guys often beat my prices. There are a couple sign shops local that run flat bed printers and will knock out a 4'x8' sign for $190 regardless of the color coverage. I don't even try and compete with that. 

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Ok so 96x32=3072 / 12 =256

I had the math right i just used the wrong symbol typing it out.

 

so 256 sq ft x $5 is $1280. But thats still one layer, that seems way too high..1280x2layers = $2560.

this is roughly 3 feet by 8 feet, 2 layers.

 

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There are 144 square inches (not 12) in a square foot so;

96x32=3072/144 = 21.33 x $5foot = $106.66 (not $1280).

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Ah i knew i was goofing up somewhere on my math .

Thanks 

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On 8/11/2017 at 3:29 PM, skarekrow said:

There are 144 square inches (not 12) in a square foot so;

96x32=3072/144 = 21.33 x $5foot = $106.66 (not $1280).

I never have done square inch/foot pricing just by the job and install

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