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Pricing install

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by graphix45, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. graphix45

    graphix45 Member

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    I have a State Farm agent that had his truck wrap printed by a company that does the graphics for State Farm and now he's wanting it installed. I've done a few partial wraps which I sub out the printing, but never done a full wrap install. I think I can handle it, but I know it will take me longer than it would you guys. I need help with pricing the install. It's a 2010 or 2011 full size extended cab Chevy truck. The paint color is a champaigne/light gold and the wrap is red & white. Should I price it based on square foot of vinyl? or is there just a set price for certain vehicles? or both.
    Thanks in advance for any advise.
     
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  2. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    So how many hours do you think it's gonna take you ??

    Take that times your hourly rate and I think you just need to make sure of what your local market will bear.
     
  3. graphix45

    graphix45 Member

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    I'm guessing 10 hours with no interruptions. (like that will ever happen):ROFLMAO: It's only me and my wife & she really can only help me hold the vinyl while I install. I have to do all the trim work and detailed stuff around the bumpers, lights and grille. I will also have to remove the taillights and anything else that's easier to remove than work around. So with all that said maybe more like 12 hour give or take. So at $60 per hour it would be $600-$720 and will likely tie up a good part of 2 days. I'm just not sure if that's enough seeing how that's the only work that will go out those 2 days. Is $300-$360 per day good income??? If so maybe I should leave the full wraps to someone faster than me.
     
  4. demandattention

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    I would price it by the sq/ft
     
  5. graphix45

    graphix45 Member

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    How much per sq.ft. is average for install only?
     
  6. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    if you've never done a full wrap before, I wouldn't want to attempt it with customer supplied graphics, what happens if you mess up a panel?
     
  7. graphix45

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    Since I don't have a printer I always work without a net when doing something printed. But that is a very good point I will consider.
     
  8. demandattention

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    I would charge $4 sq/ft for install of customer supplied graphics
     
  9. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    My nephew will do it for $2.75 :ROFLMAO:
     
  10. demandattention

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    that's great we get $4sq/ft all day long and we're crazy busy
     
  11. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    You can get a certitfied installer for 2.00 sq. ft.
     
  12. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    Don't forget to cut the doors and fuel door out. Actually it's fun to leave the fuel door and pull into a gas station and ague with the attendant that it was there last time I came in! What did you do with it?
     
  13. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    Sounds cheap. Throw in a bowl of soup.
     
  14. WCSign

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    lol
     
  15. dolce05

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    2.00 sq ft is what the market dictates here. We can wrap a van in 6 hours. . For wholesale i think thats fair. You didnt have to sell the job, purchase material, print | laminate, or design. Plus shops need to mark up your service. In this case your working directly for the customer, if your doing it at your shop, at your speed, add another 1.50 sq for overhead. Remember just because it takes you 3 days (just saying) doesnt mean you can get 3 days pay. My in house installer makes 20 hr thats 160 a day, we factor in 3.50 if we wrap under our roof so thats over 750 for a van install. So my advise is 2.00 wholesale and 3.50 retail.
     
  16. MichaelAlmand

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    Really good point:goodpost:
     
  17. JOE1

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    "2.00 sq ft is what the market dictates here. We can wrap a van in 6 hours. . For wholesale i think thats fair. You didnt have to sell the job, purchase material, print | laminate, or design. Plus shops need to mark up your service. In this case your working directly for the customer, if your doing it at your shop, at your speed, add another 1.50 sq for overhead. Remember just because it takes you 3 days (just saying) doesnt mean you can get 3 days pay. My in house installer makes 20 hr thats 160 a day, we factor in 3.50 if we wrap under our roof so thats over 750 for a van install. So my advise is 2.00 wholesale and 3.50 retail."
     
  18. Kentucky Wraps

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    $2 a sft is only for flat surface installs for me. I bump it up depending on the year/make/model of the vehicle. Some pickups are easier than others of different years...contours and bumper styles etc. But Cargo Vans I pretty much have a standard price on due to simplicity and market pricing around me. I could technically do vans all day long for way less and I'd be fine with it...IF it guaranteed that's all I'd be doing...but it's not.
    My wife hated working with me when I first started...I would take out all my inexperienced frustrations out on her. LOL I'm fine now.
     
  19. Mosh

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    DON'T DO IT, one mess up and you LOSE MONEY!!!
     
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