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Posted on Mon, 28 Jun 2004 at 11:47



Hello I 'm starting a home-based screenprinting business and I need help in explaining this in my business plan. Can some-one explain how do you determine your cost of a screen. If for example it cost $30 for a gallon of paint, how many screens can you get from that gallon and how much do you charge the customer. And is that price per screen?

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Brian

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Anonymous says: You've asked the 64,000 dollar question....Basicially, like anything in a business you have to look at it on a time and material basis, this will take practice and documentation. Someone can give you ...

You've asked the 64,000 dollar question....Basicially, like anything in a business you have to look at it on a time and material basis, this will take practice and documentation. Someone can give you some guidelines, but you still need to find out for yourself: how long does it take you to stretch a screen, coat a screen, what type of coating technique and consumption of emulsion,etc., etc. You have to figure out your costs and apply the markup that you feel you can live with and still be competitive in your local market, if you are not making a profit, you won't be in business very long. As you are doing each specific task in the screenprinting process, document the time it takes and a rough estimate of the materials used, that will give you a starting point that you can tweak as you go, good luck-Doug

posted on: Tue, 07/13/2004 - 10:57pm

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