PC600 printing costs
I’ve just been working out the total printing costs using a PC600 so I thought that I’d better share this with you.
The PC600 prints every band about 12mm in width and when using this to the maximum size of vinyl (570mm). The cartridges I use from Thermal Products come in 90m lengths. Therefore this will give you approximately 157.8947368 bands on maximum length 😎 . Multiply this number by 12mm (band width) giving a total length coverage of 1.894736842 metres per cartridge.
Rounding that figure to 1.89 metres per cartridge. This is a crap number so to find the cost per metre divide £5.50 by 1.89 to give the cost per metre – £2.91/metre
Therefor the cost for a CMYK process is 4 x £2.91 = £11.64
Cost of 3 colour process ie CMY is 3 x £2.91 = £8.73
This is based on the area 570mm x 1000mm
If Roland’s genuine cartridges were used at £10.95 each the cost for the above would be doubled.
So the question I ask is, what does everyone charge for a print say 500mm x 500mm.