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A Textile Printer's Guide to Estimating Production Time

(January 1999) posted on Sun Jan 23, 2000

Combs presents good estimations for good business.


By Terry Combs

 

Fig. 4 Setup and Breakdown Times
Manual Press
Times shown in minutes 1 color 2 color 3 color 4 color 5 color 6 color
Setup 7 16 25 34 43 52
Breakdown 5 8 11 14 17 20
Automatic Press
Times shown in minutes 1 color 2 color 3 color 4 color 5 color 6 color
Setup 7 17 27 37 48 60
Breakdown 5 8 13 17 22 27
Average setup and breakdown times are calculated for typical jobs as shown in these tables. These values are combined for each number of colors printed, and the total times are used in the actual production-time estimate chart (Figures 1 and 2).

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