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pricing anyone?

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by steriltech, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. steriltech

    steriltech Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    Hi All,
    I got asked to do some decals for a motorcycle dealer ship..I take it he wants his name on his bikes or soming like that. I will meet with him tomorrow If he want a 5" by 3" of his dealer ship name how much should I price one. I say $1.50 each dose this seem fair to you guys?

    He is going to want a bundle at a time? He also wants banners and what ever comes up along the way. Could anyone help with info on how much you would charge?

    Thanks all:U Rock:
  2. signguy95

    signguy95 Active Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    I used to do alot of car dealership decals for the trunks of the cars. They were 2" x 3" and all cut vinyl we did minimum of 100 and we charged $1.50 each for them...NOW, I wouldn't do them for $2.00. It would take about 3 hrs to run & weed them, not to mention the vinyl cost (which was probably $5-10), but I hated weeding 1/4" to 1/2" letters for that long! Luckily they have been ordering them from someone else!!!!

  3. onesource

    onesource Very Active Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    If your meeting with him find out what he wants but be ready to price it at full price and know your margin of profit on bulk vs a few. If he gives you a lot of work give him a little break but not too much, 10-15% at most.
    $1.50ea on a minmum order maybe, just make sure your making profit.
  4. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

    Feb 7, 2005
    5 x 3 inch seems large for a motorcycle. Let's say business card size -would still be the same price. Are you printing or cut vinyl? Cut vinyl at that small size would be..challenging. $1.50 for a printed, spray lam decal, min 100 pcs. Suggest to the dealer that for a dollar-fifty, his name is out there. Very reasonable for the cost per view.
    With good to go artwork. If you have to design it...k-ching!
  5. TLG

    TLG Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Contact Stouse after you meet with him to find out exactly what he wants. Dealer name, city and sometimes phone is the norm. Don't quote him on the spot. Insted tell him you will work on his layout and come back to him with a realistic price after you know how big the text is and can figure materials/time. Anything about 5/16" tall is a PITA. Stouse can quote the layout when they see the file and you'll end up making more on the job.

    I do a fair amount of these things for a marina and they always cause a migraine cause they're white and too small for Stouse ( I also a rep for an ASI company, but specs are specs). I charge the marina $2.75 ea (white), and $3.50 for Ultra Metallic.

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