Calculating cost per print?

When designing new jobs or printing orders it is important to understand the cost of printing so you can set a fair price and ensure your profit margins are covered. We have a built in function that will indicate the cost of printing before you actually print the job. The way this works is the RIP software calculates the cost by the graphic settings you’ve supplied and the cost you enter under the preferences tab indicated below in the picture.

ink_cost

If you purchased XL cartridges, click extended cartridge. Now that you’ve input the cost of your ink cartridges, go ahead and process the job through the print queue. The cost is indicated on the far right of the Queue. If you right click this area you will also be able to view the breakdown of ink consumed for each color used in this print job.

This is a good way to determine if you have enough ink to complete larger jobs. For example, if you are printing 100 black shirts, this would indicate the amount of white ink for each shirt. You can now buy your supplies in advance to ensure no shortage. Understanding ICC profiles, how to use our preset profiles and how to update your own profiles within our AnaRIP software. If you do not completely understand how to make or manipulate ICC profiles, we suggest you use your preset profiles. If you open the AnaRIP software under the preferences tab seen below, this is where you enable or disable our preset profiles.

Ink cost input

When designing new jobs or printing orders it is important to understand the cost of printing so you can set a fair price and ensure your profit margins are covered. We have a built-in function that will indicate the cost of printing before you actually print the job. The way this works is the RIP software calculates the cost by the graphic settings you’ve supplied and the cost you enter under the preferences tab indicated below in the picture. If you purchased XL cartridges, click extended cartridge.

Now that you’ve input the cost of your ink cartridges, go ahead and process the job through the print queue. Once the job is completed you will see the screen below.

ink_cost_queue

The cost is indicated on the far right of the Queue screenshot above. If you right click this area you will also be able to view the breakdown of ink consumed for each color used in this print job. This is a good way to determine if you have enough ink to complete larger jobs. For example, if you are printing 100 black shirts, this would indicate the amount of white ink for each shirt. You can now buy your supplies in advance to ensure no shortage. Please see example below:

cost_breakup_color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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