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Thread: Screen charges

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    Default Screen charges

    For those who charge...WHY?

    Just need some inside info here. For the most part, is the amount charged actually used for supplies and/or labor?

    Basically if you use your screens for your own use, do you save yourself any money over outsourcing them?

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    Cause the screens have got to be coated, burned and reclaimed...all things which take time and require that someone gets paid to do it.

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    What Goodtimes said.. I also charge for art, films, colour changes, flash, etc.. nothing is free.

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    $20 small (up to 24x24)
    $40 lg (41x53)

    and if anyone thinks that is a lot for clean ink/remove stencil/haze/degrease/dry/coat/dry/burn/washout/tape/wear and tear they should try doing it themselves.

    It ain't like washing out a pop bottle.

    That people don't charge enough is one reason most all screenprinters are broke most of the time. Except Andydiesel
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    equipment www.tmiscreenprinting.com

    Todo es empezar.

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    I am not arguing to fact to add the charges, I guess I am wondering if bobby's project goes through I would have to print up a number of designs with a low run and was wondering if that would suck up all the money I would be investing. Seems with all the different colors for the different designs the screen charges would cost way more than the shirts themselves...

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    Sampling ain't cheap. It's a lot of work and shop time. Yeah...the setup is gonna be more than your printing cost.

    It's all about time.

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    pympin aint easy

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    emulsion, chemicals and films also cost money

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    But...not as much as labor in a high volume shop.

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    true
    screen prep and reclaiming takes a fair amount of time

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