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How to make PMS a Custom Mix

 

Posted: 23 Dec 2005 12:14 pm

 

Hi Hal

I was working on verifying the prices on envelopes with color ink and noticed that the inks that are listed by you do not charge a custom mix charge. We do not stock that many PMS colors and we custom mix ourselves. I tried to enter 185 as a separate ink but the program will not accept it because it will not let duplicate inks. Is there a work arround for this because we charge a custom mix for 95% of the PMS colors.
. . . . . Daryl
Joined: 20 Dec 2005  Posts: 23  Location: Saskatchewan, Canada

 

Hi Daryl,

Did you set up your ink pricing in My Shop? We mix a lot of our PMS colors as well. I have found that I just increase the washup charge to compensate. The other thing you could do is go to My Prepress and add a PMS charge there, you just have to remember to click on it when you are quoting it. Hope this helps!
. . . . . Craig Hofer
Loris Printing  Joined: 05 May 2005  Posts: 79  Location: Sandusky, Ohio

 

Hi Daryl,

There's no work-around - yet! But take a look at the new prototype ink screen:

 

NewInk

 

In addition to the "No Charge" colors that Craig had asked for earlier, you will now be able to designate any ink color as a custom mix, with a corresponding price increase. As you would expect, base mixing colors such as Reflex or Process Blue are exempted. The revised MF should be available for downloading in a couple of days.

Craig, the new screen will also take care of your Reflex Blue situation. While the "No Charge" weekdays won't come into play for estimating, they will in the Gold Edition where the ink charge is linked to the day the order is entered. But even in the Silver and Free editions, if you put a check mark into all days, the charge for ink will be waived there as well.

Step by step, we should reach a point where you won't have to compensate for anything. Not in Morning Flight, anyway. Thanks for helping me get there, guys.
. . . . .  Hal Heindel

 

Nice Ink Screen, Hal! This has come a long way since July!
. . . . . Craig Hofer

 

Hi Hal, I noticed in the Time sheet, Price sheet and Quote sheet the custom Ink charges don't show up properly and even changes the total price. Can you look into this for me? Thanks.
. . . . . Daryl

 

Hi Daryl,

Thanks for the catch. The new MFSetupS.exe and MFSetupF.exe files were uploaded this morning. In the Help -> About screen, you should see version 2006.3 after upgrading.

As you may have discovered, the problem was isolated to custom (not in-house) inks when viewing and printing internal Price/Time/Quote sheets. Quotes and Estimates were priced accurately.
. . . . .  Hal Heindel