Print Estimating

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Print Estimating is a complex process, involving numerous calculations. To be effective in print estimating the process needs to be fast and accurate using a print estimating program like ROBO Print Job Manager. This can be achieved without spending huge amounts of money.


The aim of this website is to shed light on the various areas of print estimating, and look at the different factors which help estimate print jobs.



Estimating For Printing Companies

Estimating a job can be extremely difficult to get an accurate result without a print estimating program, due to complex factors and logical processes. Most of the costs are determined from specific costs e.g. the cost of stock, hourly rate of press & guillotining cut cost. Other factors which can effect the cost are factors like no. of printed copies out of a stock sheet, height of guillotine etc.

ROBO Print Job Manager can estimate a job both quickly and accurately and with a one off cost of $US499.00 represents excellent value and is far more reasonably priced than most competitors.

The processes can be broken up into the following categories for both Offset & Digital Printing. To find out out more about a paricularly estimating process with information on how each process is calculated, please click on a link below:

CategoryOffset PrintingDigital Printing
Pre-Press
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Film
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Plates
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Paper
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Guillotining
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Press Setup
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Printing
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Ink
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Numbering
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Perforation
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Creasing
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Die-Cut
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Embossing
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Wash Up
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Folding
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Collating
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Drilling
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Binding
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Lamination
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Packaging
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The dialog box above shows a complete display of how the different estimating costs can be be totalled to provide an accurate estimate. The costs are totalled for up to 3 different runs, and are calculated instantaneously after all the data is entered. Please note the example above is for an offset job only, for a digital printer job the dialog box is slightly different.

Home | Offset Print Estimating | Digital Print Estimating
ROBO Print Job Manager Software | Pre-Press | Film | Plates | Paper
Guillotining | Press Setup | Printing | Ink | Numbering | Perforation
Creasing | Die-Cut | Embossing | Wash Up | Folding | Collating
Drilling | Binding | Lamination | Packaging | Contact | Links