Ink Color Price Question


Posted: 15 Dec 2005 11:06 am


Hal, is there a way to adjust individual ink color pricing? We print Reflex and Black several times a week and usually never charge extra for Reflex. If not, I don't feel it is worth tinkering with it. I can just lower my dark color price.
. . . . . Craig Hofer
Loris Printing  Joined: 05 May 2005  Posts: 79  Location: Sandusky, Ohio


Craig, no, there isn't. You've raised a good point, though. I know that some printers have "color days" (if it's Tuesday, it must be free PMS 185). That usually doesn't affect estimating, because at the point of quoting, you don't know when the order will come in. But it would be a useful feature in Order Entry.

The color day approach is probably the one we'll go with in MF Gold. In other words, have a calendar with free ink colors for specific days. In your situation, you would simply make Reflex Blue the free color for every day, in which case even MF Silver could waive the washup charge. I'll put it on my list of things to do.

At the moment, I'm just finishing up the paper revisions. Selecting paper is now at the point where it not only feels right, but comes with a pre-loaded XPEDX Paper Shop file, something we had planned to include from the very beginning.
. . . . .  Hal Heindel


Sounds like I will be changing paper prices in the future.
. . . . . Craig Hofer


You won't have to change them because of the revisions. The old file structures will remain as is, only the names will be different. That, and making paper easier to enter. One of our objectives was to make the distinction between the different paper categories self-evident. The old "Vendor Paper" needed explaining from the start, and "One-Price Paper" and "Multi-Price Paper" didn't exactly turn on a string of lights either.

So, for better or worse, the old "My Paper" will in the future be known as "My in-Stock Paper." What used to be "One-Price Paper" will become "My Buy-as-Needed Paper." Both will be under the heading of My Paper and will be joined by a new category, "PaperShop Paper" (pre-loaded with XPEDX cut-size paper and envelopes).

Because all three can now be selected from a common browse box, we can (a) dispense with the third entry button on the quote form, and (b) forget about having to add a fourth button for the new PaperShop paper. I wasn't thrilled about having three buttons for paper, and that fourth one just wasn't going to happen. More on this in a few days.
. . . . .  Hal Heindel


Ed. Note: Enhanced Ink Pricing now standard in all Editions.